A Super Blue Blood Moon Will Grace Us in January 2018. Are You Ready?
A super blue blood moon is incredibly rare. It’s a perfect time to develop your intuition and more…
What is a Super Blue Blood Moon?
A super blue blood moon is when a moon combines three states, each of them rare in themselves – a supermoon, a blue moon, and a blood moon.
The next super blue blood moon will occur on January 31st.
What is a supermoon?
A supermoon takes place when the moon reaches its closest point to Earth – and this tends to happen once every 1-2 years.
When the Earth, moon and sun line up – and the moon is on the opposite side to the Earth from the sun, with its point of orbit closest to us – we witness a supermoon.
You can always tell a supermoon because it hangs so big and bright in the sky, as if it’s heralding the birth of a new aeon.
What is a blue moon?
Moonmooks will most likely know the answer to this one! A lunar month is around 19.5 days, whereas calendar months last between 28 and 31 days. Very occasionally, a ‘blue moon’ occurs which is the second sighting of a pure full moon within one calendar month.
What is a blood moon?
A blood moon has come to refer to a lunar eclipse when the moon is at the closest point in its orbit to the Earth.
It hangs blood-red and heavy and fat in the sky. You can still see the moon during the lunar eclipse, because it’s lit up by the sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere.
A blood moon is red because sunlight has been refracted and filtered. The green and violet shades of the spectrum have been scattered and diffused. It’s the red light that’s mainly left to reach the moon’s surface.
Magical Preparation for a Super Blue Blood Moon
The moon’s association with water and tidal pulls, as well as its cycle of waxing and waning, has helped it become associated with intuition and the watery aspects of the psyche.
Any magical work done in a blue moon can help with your intuition and spiritual growth.
Full moon and blue moon magical workings, spells and rituals
- Tarot reading
- Moonbathing (thanks to Luna Luna Magazine for this great article!)
- Communication with spirits
- Initiation rites
- Explore your psychic abilities
- Rituals to connect you closely with your chosen deities, such as Drawing Down the Moon
- Spells to develop your magical skills and intuition
- Healing spells
Blood moon magic
Conduct a meditative ritual bath. You can add sea salt to connect you closely to the moon’s tidal pull. As you drain the water, permit any negativity in your life to wash away.
Lunar eclipse magic
In the realm of astrology, solar and lunar eclipses are times of change. Prepare for a shift. You may wish to avoid major decisions and instead permit your intuition to expand and have room to flow and grow. We will not tell you how to do your magic, but on a super blue blood moon, it may suit you well to avoid materialistic results magic and focus instead on the development of subtle energies.
Finally, if you’re menstruating on the night of the super blue blood moon, go right ahead and work that period magic!