Astro-Rant

Blue Moons Are Not For Real

Blue Moons sound poetic and beautiful but they are not for real. At least, they don’t count for anything in astrology. Why so?

The definition of a Blue Moon is simply that it is the second of two Full Moons in one calendar month. A calendar month is astrologically irrelevant. Once upon a time, all months WERE the Moons.

The reason why “13” became an “unlucky” number to the Christians & Patriarchs is because there are actually 13 months in a year – 13 Moon cycles in one of the Earth’s rotations around the Sun aka a year.

Months began with the New Moon and ended with the last day of the Dark Moon before the New Moon. That this lined up with womens menstruation cycles was not lost on people. The very term comes from “Mensa” – the goddess of measurement.

Various patriarchs fiddled with the months – adding on days here, subtracting them there, naming some after Emperors (Augustus, for example) instead of deities – and so we have our contemporary calendar months. They are a conceit. If there are two Full Moons in a calendar month, so what?

What really counts with a Full Moon is how closely it is aligned with a planet like Pluto, whether it is intensified by being an Eclipse or if it is pinging off something in your personal natal birth energies.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Lisa February 14, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Born on 12/13 at 1:06p I have had chance to explore the power and fear attached to 13. I liked that you wrote this, in that tone of voice, with that picture attached. It did have a poetic effect this past month… super full blue blood moon eclipse… where would we be without you? So glad you are on this planet and doing this work.

  • Reply Laura February 15, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Thank you – the “blue moon” thing irks me no end. People think it’s magical and mysterious and I want to educate every single one of their muggle minds but I realize it is a wasted effort. Lead a horse to water, etc. Would be cool if we could start calling each month by the Moon name – Corn Moon, Wolf Moon, etc., instead of the patriarchal names.

    • Reply Betty X February 15, 2018 at 9:14 am

      That would be cool. Wolf Moon, Crow Moon a few of my favorites.

  • Reply Cat February 15, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for sharing Mystic. I love this. And I totally agree

  • Reply Betty February 15, 2018 at 9:13 am

    13 my favorite number…never understood the fear behind such a beautiful, mystical number.

  • Reply Lux Interior is my Co-Pilot February 15, 2018 at 10:13 am

    My thoughts exactly.

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