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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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Good Luck Bugs

good luck bugs
Bugs might not seem like good luck, but a closer look reveals a different view.

Good Luck Bugs – Finding Fortune in the Fields

I realize bugs aren’t everybody’s best friend.  That’s okay.  You don’t have to get all cuddly-wuddly with bugs to gain good luck from them.

A lot of symbolic meaning of good luck bugs comes from cultural perception.  For example, the spider might not seem a likely candidate for luck. In fact, they are villainized in some cultures. But spider’s were high-fortune bearers in Greco-Roman, Native American, African and other cultures.

Even if we leave cultural opinion out of the lucky mix, most bugs provide good luck simply by existing.  Bugs like butterflies and bees pollinate thousands of flowers. Dung beetles help cattle by removing feces, making things more hygienic. Earthworms aerate the soil, making it more viable for good things to grow.

You get my drift. Whether good luck bugs get their rap by nature, superstition or culture – they are indeed capable of being very lucky for humans.  The following are six examples of good luck bugs…



good luck bug butterfly
Butterflies spread luck by pollinating tons of flowers every season.

Butterfly:
These babies are so pretty, you can feel lucky just seeing one! As a matter of fact, in Christian lore, the butterfly is considered a blessing because it represents freedom of the flesh and opening to the spirit. This is symbolically demonstrated by the butterfly emerging from its cocoon.

In Japanese culture, the butterfly is considered lucky in love.  Butterflies are embroidered on matrimonial garments as a benediction for a long and happy marriage.

The Native American Hopi considered the butterfly to be one of the beings who created the world. I suppose this is very lucky, because without a world, none of us would be here!

The Maori of New Zealand believe the butterfly is good luck for a healthy, long life…even immortality.  It was also considered a symbol of freedom and lucky for advancing ourselves into better places in life.

Get More on Symbolic Meaning of the Butterfly Here


good luck bug crickets
Crickets are good luck in China, and often kept for pets for good blessings

Crickets:
You wouldn’t think this little guy would be among the good luck bugs, but you might be surprised. Case in point, both Chinese and Mediterranean cultures believed the cricket to be extremely lucky. It was thought their chirping was a song of blessing upon good crops, and protection of the home.

In early Europe, crickets were considered good omens, and protectors or hearth and home. It was considered bad luck to kill one when found in the home or garden.  In England there is a belief that crickets are a kind of guardian and watched over the family within the home, protecting them from evil spirits.

Some Native American legends honor the cricket because they are mostly nocturnal.  As such, their chirping is a loving song that protects the people of the tribe against bad dreams.

Learn More About Symbolic Meaning of Crickets Here.






good luck bug ladybug
Ladybugs are commonly considered lucky in love

Ladybugs:
By far, the ladybug is the luckiest in the garden.  Not only do they pollinate, they also gobble up 100’s of aphids a day and those suckers can be disastrous to plants and crops.

In America, the common cultural consensus about the ladybug is lucky. If one lands on you, it’s considered very fortuitous, and killing one is considered bad luck.  Making a wish on a ladybug in your hand will come true when the ladybug flies away.  According to lucky superstition, counting the spots on a ladybug indicates your lucky month. For example, if ladybug has four spots, in four months, expect a windfall of good luck (according to superstition that is).

There is an ancient Chinese legend that links the ladybug with luck in love. The story goes that when a ladybug comes to call, it is a sign that true love will also pay us a visit. Further renditions of the legend state the number of spots on the ladybug indicate the amount of months that will pass until we are united with our true love.

Learn More About Ladybug Meanings and Symbolism Here.


good luck bugs praying mantis
Praying mantis is lucky in achieving goals.

Praying Mantis:
These guys can win any bug-eating competition hands-down. That makes them very good luck bugs in the garden.

Shaolin monks in Asia closely observed the mantis, and revered it for its elegant movements.  From this intense observation, the monks created a meditative form of martial arts similar to Tai Chi.  This makes the mantis lucky in balancing peace with defense. Kung Fu is also based on the mantis movements.  The Chinese believed the mantis was lucky in achieving peace and resolving problems without violence, which is ironic, for sure.  But these fighting styles were created more for reverence and inner development than defense.

In Africa the mantis is lucky in dreams.  When we dream of a mantis, it is almost always followed with a solution to a problem we are struggling with.  It is believed the praying mantis whispers an answer to a conflict while we sleep. Upon waking up we must remember the message and that will help us through our troubles.

Learn More About Praying Mantis Meaning and Symbolism Here.


good luck bugs caterpillar
Caterpillars are considered good luck bugs in terms of rebirth and renewal

Caterpillar:
The caterpillar is good luck in old England if one pitter patters across your garden.  In this case, it’s tradition to gently take the caterpillar and toss it over your shoulder to solidify that good luck. I’m not sure how lucky it is for the caterpillar to be flung about, but there you go. Another English tradition is to take a caterpillar, put it in a bag, and if worn around the neck it can prevent respiratory ailments like whooping cough. Again, maybe not so lucky for the caterpillar.  Oh, and consult your physician before tying caterpillars around your neck.

The Indian Upanishads indicate the caterpillar among good luck bugs because of the way they progress through life. There is philosophical appreciation for the way the caterpillar gracefully moves from leaf to leaf – this is considered lucky in travel and moving forward in life.  Then, due to it’s transition from larva, chrysalis to butterfly it is thought to be lucky in transitions.  Whether changing jobs or moving into a new home, the caterpillar is believed to be an omen for luck in any change in life.

In Native American tradition, the caterpillar is believed to be lucky in love.  This is especially true with sex.  Yep, you read that right.  The caterpillar is considered a lucky charm for good sex and also successful conception of a child.

Learn More About Symbolic Caterpillar Meaning Here.


good luck bugs bee
Bees are good luck bugs due to their sweet gifts of honey

Bees:
In nature, bees are obviously top on the good luck bugs list.  They pollinate at mind-blowing rates.  They insure the continuation of countless plants and flowers.  Then there is their byproduct – honey. If you ask me and Pooh bear, we’re lucky just to have a pot of honey!

In ancient Egypt, the bee was a lucky emblem because it was believed to be the giver of life.  It represented life, birth, death and resurrection.  It was also a lucky symbol of strength and power. Apparently the Egyptians associated the bee with lightning and the sun. Bees were said to be born from the tears of the sun god Ra. This made encounters with bees a lucky sign of gaining strength and winning battles.

In Greek and Roman myth the bee is lucky in business.  You’ve heard the term ‘busy as a bee.’  Well, the Greco-Roman’s observed their industriousness and considered the bee as a symbol of success when hard work is applied to any endeavor.

Get More Information on Symbolic Meaning of Bees Here.


I hope you enjoyed this article on good luck bugs.  I further hope these insights might help bring about more acceptance of bugs for those of you who might be creeped out by them.

These are certainly not all the good luck bugs in the world.  There are tons of bugs, so there are tons of them that are considered highly fortuitous.  I’d encourage you to do further research on this topic, and embrace the lucky potential of the insect world.  Get buggy!

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