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Holy Super, Blue, Bloody Moon Batman! Meaning of the Moon Tonight

Super Moon Meaning

Hold onto your hats folks, we’re in for a wild ride. This full moon (January 30-31, 2018) is gonna be a humdinger!

I’m not here to talk about the astronomical techy details about this super, blood, blue, eclipsing moon.  I’m more interested in the symbolic implications of tonight’s moon.

The moon is a symbol of subtle power. It represents mystery, magic and extraordinary potential.  Compare the moon to a special secret. I mean, a BIG special secret.  The information is there, but it’s hidden.

When we have a full moon that secret is like letting the cat out of the bag.  The power of the moon is exposed, and BAM! The truth is exposed, and the magic of the full-moon moment is revealed.

A blue moon signifies a double-whammy of mystery. It’s symbolic of information that is super rare to come by. So, a super full blue moon will reveal big wisdom rolling towards us like a cannon ball of insight.

Blood Moon Meaning
Blood Moon Meaning

A blood moon holds a unique symbolic spin. The blood moon typically shows up around harvest time (autumn).  This is a time of committing to hard work in order to reap big rewards. Yet this crimson moon is bloodletting in the dead of winter. What’s up with that? It means we need to do some sacrificing in order to get what we want. This means that it’s time to reap the harvest,  even if the timing doesn’t seem logically correct at this time.

Eclipse? It means that everything I just said about the super moon, blue moon, blood moon is all up for grabs. It means the meaning of this moon is teasing us. It means this whole lunar event is a transforming, unpredictable cliffhanger in terms of symbolic meaning.

All this sounds so eerie and bizarre.  But don’t freak out! I’ve got a few suggestions on how to handle this wild lunar trip.

♦  Forget the Peach Schnapps:  If you ever watched Seinfield, you’ll know about Elaine and her ‘vault.’  Sure, she could keep a secret in her solid fortress, but all those secrets are unlocked once you get a little peach schnapps in her. Same with this full moon.  With this lunar moon, expect secrets to be revealed. Anticipate hidden stuff to magically appear. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Not all secrets are nefarious. Sometimes hidden things come to us as lovely epiphanies that help us grow and move forward.

♦  You Better Believe it Baby:  You can do magic, you can have anything that you desire. If that sounds familiar, then you know I’m quoting the pop song by the band America. This blue moon is all about dreams and wishes coming true.  This is the time to claim what you want. Set your intentions for your most intense dreams. A blue moon has a powerful magical force backing it, and it’s the perfect type of moon to make some major movements in changing your luck according to your intentions.

Super Moon Meaning
Super Moon Meaning

♦  Skin in the Game:  If you’ve got investments, be prepared to experience some shifts.  A blood moon is about sacrifice and harvest. If you’ve got skin in the game, be prepared to win the game, or lose your shirt. This moon and all its wonky weirdness means the coin can either be heads or tails when it comes to reaping what you’ve sown.

♦  Beware the Way of Henny Penny!:  You know the story. Henny Penny claimed the sky was falling and got everybody to believe her. Spoiler alert: Henny and all her followers get eaten alive by a sly fox.  What’s my point?  This eclipsing moon is going to present some funky feelings that might make you think the sky is falling. Don’t panic. The combination of the blood, blue, super and eclipse is all about fluctuation and shifting.  Stuff is going to feel topsy turvy. That’s okay. Stay the course. Hang onto your bearings and beliefs. Hold true to that which anchors you.

Yes, this moon is rare and rocking on the lunatic fringe.  Bottom line is this: Change is going to happen.

These changes are going to be potentially odd and unexpected. But the thing to remember is whatever the changes, there will be other transitions to follow that lock the puzzle pieces together. Just hang in there, you’ll be surprised at how much positive can come from this unique lunar phenomenon.

In a nutshell, there’s nothing to panic over. No need to activate the bat signal.

This is a time to embrace your power, set your intentions, expect the unexpected and appreciate this very special moment.

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Symbolic Meaning of Blue Moons


 

 

At the time of this writing a blue moon is approaching tonight, May 21, 2016.  What’s up with that?  What’s does the blue moon mean?  Plenty.

Let’s start by explaining what a blue moon is.  Basically, there are normally three moons in a season.  Every couple years an extra moon crops up.  Hence the cliché “once in a blue moon” akin to describing a rare event.

Pretty simple explanation, right?  But what’s up with the colorful moniker? Why do we call it a blue moon?  Why not “weird extra moon”?

I mean, blue moons aren’t even blue all the time They can be any color.  The hue of this moon comes into play as an effort to identify an anomaly.  Why? I’ll explain.

As par with all assignments in symbolism – it’s hard to pinpoint an exact origin.  The term “blue moon” crops up in lots of places during different eras.

It’s widely agreed blue moon is a term of the Old Ways.  It started with those savvy country folk who lived and died by the rule of Nature.  In ancient Gaelic, the word blue identified the color, but it also had dodgy connotations.  In Gaelic slang, the word blue was used to express indecency or inappropriateness. In old French, blue signified a low mood.  Hence the phrase “I’m feeling blue”.

If we pull on this blue thread, we might wonder why dub an extra oddball moon as a bad thing?  Pretty simple answer.  Country folk of the Old Ways were profoundly connected to the earth.  When I say they lived and died by the rule of Nature, that is oh-so-true.  From crops to cows, cures to ceremony – earth and sky was the source of it all.  So what’s the blue moon connection?

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An extra moon in a growing season can do some really wonky things to everything.  It affects human behavior, animal behavior, and it certainly influences growth of crops/plant-life.  Full moons pack powerful punches once a month.  But twice a month – whoa Nellie!!  Stand back for a walloping effect.  Ergo, this renegade extra moon became known as the ‘indecent moon’ or ‘inappropriate moon’.  Basically it was an unwanted moon because to ancient country folk, it wreaked unpredictable results in life.

So that’s the winding road to answer the question “why do we call it a blue moon?”  But I can’t leave it at that.  I have this compulsion to turn frowns upside down.  What if we flip this bad blue moon rap into a better perspective?

We can look to the same ancient folklore that gave the blue moon its indecent proposal from the beginning.  The Old Ways tell of amazing results when we appeal to the power of the blue moon.  Whoa?  Yeah! Instead of getting freaked out over the unknown influence of this moon – we can harness its power – purposefully and profoundly.

This rare’ish lunar event is a perfect time to get serious about our affirmations.  When we solidify our intentions during a blue moon, this moon blesses it in a big way.  Think of it like sowing super-sonic powerful seeds in our lives.  Then consider the blue moon adding magic lunar juju to our seeds – insuring the likelihood of successful sprouting of our dreams.

In short: Offer up your dreams and expectations for the future to this blue moon.  Connect with Dame Bleue Lune on a personal level.  Envision this dynamic, cerulean Lady Luna as a giver of second chances and big gifts in your life.

Blue moons have historically proven themselves to be catalysts for mind-blowing life-events.  Don’t miss the chance to utilize this thin slice of night life.  It’s time to boogie in the moon light and dare to dream for your best future.

Interestingly, the Old Ways document a domino effect with this action.  If you engage the blue moon to aid you in your future manifestations, it will set factors in motion that will last until the next blue moon – which is about three years in the future.  Considering this is a time of impressive influence, energy and potential – it behooves us to choose our wishes for the future wisely.

I hope this post on “Why do we call it a blue moon?” was illuminating.  At very least, I’d like to think this post inspires you to wander outside and simply appreciate the bountiful beauty of this blue moon (even though it likely won’t be blue).  If you do go lunar-watching, do me a favor.  Just give thanks.  Thanks for the little things, big things, and everything in between.  But especially give gratitude for this glorious universe in which we live.

As always, my thanks to YOU for reading!

Bright lunar love,

Avia

Click the links below for more symbolic meaning of moons…

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