Sep 26, 2009

How Blue Is The Moon.....


In our modern times, a blue moon is the second full moon of a month...but why call it blue? It doesn't look blue....So where did this term really come from? I did a little research and found that the term "blue moon" started appearing around the very early 1900's as a phrase "Once in a blue moon" meaning something rare or seldom occurring.  The moon has actually appeared blue in the case of major volcanic eruptions and when the ash rose high into the atmosphere, the ash clouds made it appear as blue.

I found out these blue moons occur, on average, about every thirty two or three months and in 1999 there were double blue moons as one appeared in January and because February only had 28 days, the second blue moon occured in March. Just in case you missed them the first time, this double delight happens about every nineteen solar years....so in 2018 and 2037  the  twin blue moons can be seen again.

Blue Moon Spell For Wisdom And Intuition:

Items Needed

* One blue candle (any size or shape)
* One white candle (again, any shape or size)
* Two matching candleholders
* A small representation of the four elements (Air, Fire, Water, Earth)
* A fresh white flower in a vase
* Matches
* A safe flat surface

Directions:

Set out these items in a way that is pleasing to you. Light the blue candle that represents the blue moon and the white candle next (which represents the moon goddess Selene.) Ground and center yourself and begin drawing down the moon. When you are finished, tip your face up towards the blue moon and request wisdom and protection by repeating these words...


"On this night of Selene's magical blue moon,
Lady, hear my request and grant me boon.
Bless me with intuition and wisdom both day and night.
Work your loving magick in each aspect of my life."


Close this spell with these words:

"I thank the goddess Selene for her time and care,
as this blue moon gently hovers in the night air."

Ground and center yourself and allow the candles to burn until they burn themselves out, keep the flower until it begins to fade and then dispose of it in a compost pile or bury it in your garden.

Bright Blessings!



8 comments:

clairedulalune said...

Liz, thank you so much for these info! You are my fountain of knowledge! I saw the moon set last night ad it was a glowing beautiful amber red. It doesnt get any better than that for me!

Sloan said...

I Can actually do this! I actually have everything i would need. x_x this makes me very happy.

jaz said...

thanks for all the info! cool post!!

Alba said...

Ah Liz...you are a Breath of Fresh Air, thank you for sharing/teaching; you inspire me =o) Lizzie's Logic is wonderful.

Bridgett said...

I learned something new today.
Thank you!

)O(
boo

Eliza said...

Thanks for the info - I love your blog btw :-)

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Ooops had the year wrong so I deleted my last comment, lol...my brother and his wife were married on the Blue Moon July 31, 2004! :-)