Thursday, January 25, 2018

Blue Moon Thoughts

One of two Blue Moons will be gracing us on January 31st of this year. The second one is at the beginning of March. Also, there is no full Moon in February...does that make anyone else feel a little weird? I don't know how I feel about that!

In the days and nights leading up to the Blue Moon, why not think of the phrase "once in a blue moon"? Think about something that you've been wanting to do, something you've been hesitant to try...and DO IT!!! 

Is there an opportunity knocking at your door that perhaps you aren't seeing? Or maybe ignoring? Don't have time for? What if you miss your chance? Why not go for it?

Some Blue Moon superstitions:

1. Ladies, please don't stare at a Blue Moon for too long, lore has it you will get pregnant and your child will be a monster! EEK! ;)

2. If you happen to look at the Blue Moon, fish a coin out of your pocket and gently turn it around in your hand for good luck.

3. If you are a gangster...yes, I'm talking to you, trust me, it's unlucky to rob a bank on the night of a Blue Moon, you will surely get caught!

One thing I've been really wanting to do is challenge myself creatively. When Michael mentioned his drawing challenge, it was the perfect time for me to seize the opportunity and I'm really enjoying the daily challenge. Is there something you've been wanting to do and lack the oomph? Is something hidden from you? I'll draw a card for you if you like, maybe it'll give you some ideas. :) Just let me know in the comments!

Something that's been on my mind for years now is adding more whimsy to my garden. I thought about putting together a "Fairy Garden" and adding some fairy lights in spots around the yard. I tried a butterfly and hummingbird garden as well as a Moon garden last year, but the weather was against me. I'm going to take a shot at planning and putting together some ideas to make my garden more magical this summer. Once in a Blue Moon is calling me! :)

2007 Blue Moon

Blue Moons have extraordinary healing energy. If you need some healing, call upon the Blue Moon for her energy. If you can be outside under the Blue Moon (even if the skies are cloudy) that's great! If not, just perch yourself by a window. Place your hand on the area where you need to heal and try to feel the pull of the Moon, it's quite powerful if you can quiet your mind and focus! If you have any kind of lavender around (candles, essential oils, flowers)...have these nearby to add to the charm.

And if you feel a little mellow, romantic or nostalgic, here is Elvis' version of Blue Moon, recorded in 1956...aah that voice! :) Of all the versions of Blue Moon out there, this is definitely my favourite! Enjoy the Blue Moon this month my friends and seize the day! :)


Toni said...

Dang, going to have to put trying robbing a bank off for another month!

Rain said...

Ha! Toni...see? I knew who I was talking to! ;)

Pam Jackson said...

No voice comes near it. So on the 31st I can sit by the window with my hand on or near in this case to my liver and that shall help....maybe if I cover myself in lavender my fibro will be better....I will take all the help I can get! Guess that bank I will looking at (hope the government is not reading this) will just have to wait.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

I cannot wait for the Blue Moon ;)

Let the magick begin!

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Oh I wish there was a magic cure for your fibro! I'm open to messages, ideas and maybe a little energy coming from a rare moon :)

Rain said...

Yes Dianna :)) But what the heck do we do in February??? Omen without a full moon? I don't know! :)

Nicolas Hall said...

We are excited for the super blue blood moon and thrilled to live n the area for perfect viewing of it. . . weather permitting of course because right now we are in the middle of a very rainy, cloudy stretch!! The "Month without a Moon" sounds like a good short story title. But yes, no February moon. Perhaps there s a way to look at that month as the alchemy stage of what you want to bring forth between the two? Like a winter within a winter. . . deep introspection and inner work. .

There is, of course, Imbolc on the 2nd of February which we like to observe as a time of magical energy related to the feminine aspect of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. That's also a very good time to focus on divination and increasing your own magical gifts and abilities!! So perhaps stretching that through to the next full moon as a period of metamorphic change?

Hoping the blue moon brings a lot of wonder and light your way!

wisps of words said...

Thank you for this Moon information! I always love to find such!

Oh yes, please draw a card for me! I am badly in need of inspiration. It feels as if I haven't "done much" with my hibernation time, yet. -sigh- Some. Not enough.

Draw a card. Please and Thank You...

Rain said...

Hi Nicolas :) I'm hoping we'll have a good view of the Moon far the skies look to be clear! :) I really like you take on the Month Without A Moon...(yes, sounds like a great story title)...I'm going to think about this, bringing a link between the two Blue Moons. I'm looking forward to Imbolc very much. I'll be doing some readings and maybe some scrying too! :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

All of us who had bank robbery plans...POOF...out they go :)

A fairy garden! Yes. What fun. I can't wait to see what you'll build. It'll be beautiful. Let's hope the weather is much nicer this years for gardening. I'm going to plant with butterflies and bees and hummingbirds and dragonflies in mind. I'd also like to put up a bat house somewhere. That'll be cool.

Yes, please, draw a card for me. I'd love to see what comes up!

Rain said...

Hi Wisps of Words :) I drew Your Card for you! I hope that it gives you some kind of inspiration or idea! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Such a beautiful post! I really enjoyed it! The moon gives off such powerful energy! I love the idea bout your fairy garden! Gorgeous blog! I see you have 3. I will be visiting all of them! Thanks so much for coming by my blog! Nice to meet you!
If you would like to draw me a card, that would be cool! Thank you!
Big Hugs!

Rain said...

I know Martha, it kind of sucks, I was planning so much with that stolen money ;) Oh that is kind of cool about the bat house! They need a spot too and they love to eat mosquitos! I planted some bee/bird pollinator flowers last summer and I'm going to do that again this year too. I hope I can make a nice magical spot in the garden for my fairy garden. I'm still hoping a moon garden will work, but I really need more hot weather for this! :)

Here is Your Card

Rain said...

Hi Magic Love Crow :) Thanks for visiting! :)) I do love your blog and your lovely crows! :) And it's so nice to meet you too. I think that we could all use a little more magic in our lives. I love the idea of a fairy garden! I think it's going to be a nice creative project! And who couldn't use some nice fairy dust in the garden right? ;)

Here is Your Card!

Rain said...

By the way, I mentioned to Magic Love Crow, you three ladies all drew from the Major Arcana of the Tarot. This means life-altering, big things to come in the future and serious decisions to be made. I thought it was very cool to draw all majors...I'm guessing this is an additional piece of advice for you to think about!! :)

baili said...

Moon is always so fascinating inspite of all the scientific revelations

i still find him a poetic object glowing gracefully with magnificence and sublimity !

beautiful post dear Rain glad to know about stuff i was unaware of

Rain said...

Thanks Baili :) I'm very fascinated by everything in the Universe, especially the Moon! Poetic is a great word to describe the Moon! :)