Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Blue Moon

The "Blue Moon:" occurs when two full moon's occur during the same calendar month.  We usually only have one full moon a month because the phase period of the moon averages to 29.5 days; however, each month it occurs a little bit earlier than the previous month.  This means that about every 2.5 years we can expect to get two full moon's in a calendar month, and to distinguish the two, the ancients called the second moon the "Blue Moon".  There is no physical difference in appearance.

The first known use of the term "Blue Moon" occurred about 400 years ago and was intended as an example of something which seemed almost improbable or something that most likely would never happen; hence, the expression "Once in a Blue Moon."   Although the origins of the meaning of the "Blue Moon" cannot be substantiated in pagan communities, some believe that the second full moon holds the knowledge of the Goddess, and, therefore, contains a three-fold energy.

Still others hold the view that the "Blue Moon" represents a time of heightened or clearer communication between our physical being and the Great Grand Mother Goddess or the Crone Goddess.   With that in mind, I would like to say that there is not only a "Blue Moon" occurring on the 31st, but also a partial lunar eclipse...meaning that this is a VERY powerful time for wishing magic and making goals.  Enjoy the energies.


  1. I could not agree with you more mary... I am praying for a clear sky tomorrow.... as I want so to see her high in the sky.... Such tremendous energy seems to be emerging for the coming year.... enjoy your new year... many blessings.

  2. ~beautiful picture...i am anxiously awaiting her in full bloom...wishing you a beautiful & magical night tomorrow! brightest blessings~

  3. Oh, I do hope our sky is clear too! So far it's cloud-covered and snowing. But I put my tray of crystals in front of the window last night anyway, as the sky was glowing through the cloud cover and I knew I'd get some moon energy regardless!

  4. It will be a night of pure Goddess power!

  5. Thank you for the background. And the magnificent illustration.

    Wishing you and yours, a Happy and Healthy New Year! And hope you wake up to see the Ball drop. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    Aunt Amelia

  6. On another note, dare I tell you that your blog is loading very slowwwwwwwwwwly? Even when I try to scroll down through comments, to make a comment, it goes slow and *jerky-like.*

    And I say this, because such slowness can drive away some perspective new readers.

    My thoughts... You have too many cute Gadgets installed on your Sidebar. This fact, coupled with the cute Background installed... All those Gadgets [and Background] have to load, every time one comes here.

    It's your blog, and I'm not trying to change it. Just telling you about the increase in load time, I am finding. I don't want any new readers to come, and be turned away by load time. [We never know, who came and did not stay. -sigh-]

    Slow loading time is an issue in Blog Land, but not one which is talked about much.

    But don't let me be the only voice you listen to!!!!!! Do a question. Ask your readers [both commenters and 'lurkers'] to tell you if they are bothered by load time here!!!!! Don't go by just me!!!

  7. Thank you. I appreciate that. Time to clear out some of the gadgets. I didn't realize it was so slow.