So I've read that there's going to be a blue moon on December 31. Well... I wanted to know if this symbolizes anything that I should be looking forward to or if it's just a simple blue moon. I know it stands for goals and stuff, but it being at the very end of the politicial year must mean something right? Like what kind of effect does it have on magickworking?
Re: This Blue Moon
By: kts Moderator / Adept May 26, 2009
Post # 2
A blue moon is two full moons in one named modern month. Do to the months having 28 to 31 days causes more days in a calender month than a lunar cycle.
Many of the calenders before the sexagesimal type we use today were based on a thirteen month yearly calender following the moon. Each lunar cycle in one months time. Therefore there is no magical base in history for the blue moon or the black moon (two new moons) theory except for the magical power you place on it due to it being special according to the modern calender.
Once in a blue moon I feel like an old book of interesting info that most don't give a hoot about. Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
Re: This Blue Moon
By: kts Moderator / Adept May 28, 2009
Post # 4
A moon that has a red color is due to pollution or a mass amount of particles in the air. It can also happen during a lunar eclipse (when the earth is between the sun and the moon) due to the shadow that the earth casts over the moon and the light from the sun that is bent around it.
Is it magical yes it could be in many ways. It can be seen as a sign of bad things to come or are happening. There is an old saying about the sun that is the same type of thing.
Red sun at night sailor's delight
Red sun in the morn sailors take warn
So if you choose to see these things in a magical way then that is your choice. I personally do take a red moon as a bad sign that our planet is being polluted due to the amount of time I see the moon red as it rises from the horizon. If I see blood on the moon witch is a red hue to the full moon I take that as a very serious sign that trouble will come in the next moon cycle. However most times I can redirect the negativity into something else.