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Blue Moon
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:21:43 am »
What does the upcoming blue moon mean to you? Do you believe that it holds any more meaning than a full moon?

I cannot find much information on pagan ritual or observance, other than for weather omens and calendar markings.

It appears to be a contemporary observance.

It feels very important to me, so I am going to observe it with a bonfire, a poem of thanks and a wish.

I am still not at the point where I feel comfortable with spells or anything complex. I do feel that I now have some connection, but I am still most comfortable expressing gratitude, letting elements of my alter come to me, and wish candle spells for very important things.

Is anyone else planning anything special for the blue moon?

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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 09:03:41 am »
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What does the upcoming blue moon mean to you?

 
It means that the secular calendar lined up so that there were two full moons in the month of August.
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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 09:14:41 am »
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It means that the secular calendar lined up so that there were two full moons in the month of August.

 
This. A coincidence based on the difference between moon cycles and secular calenders.
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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 12:17:35 pm »
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What does the upcoming blue moon mean to you? Do you believe that it holds any more meaning than a full moon?

I cannot find much information on pagan ritual or observance, other than for weather omens and calendar markings.

It appears to be a contemporary observance.

It feels very important to me, so I am going to observe it with a bonfire, a poem of thanks and a wish.

I am still not at the point where I feel comfortable with spells or anything complex. I do feel that I now have some connection, but I am still most comfortable expressing gratitude, letting elements of my alter come to me, and wish candle spells for very important things.

Is anyone else planning anything special for the blue moon?

 
I don't do any moon observance as I still can't get the bad taste of "the moon is feminine [because it reflects light instead of producing its own]" out of my mouth from my Wiccish years. I'm also a reconstructionist, so paying attention to the phase of the moon would only mean something to me if I were a calendar priest or a follower of a lunar deity.

Doesn't the extra moon have some significance to some neowiccans/neopagans, though?

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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 12:27:14 pm »
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Doesn't the extra moon have some significance to some neowiccans/neopagans, though?

 
Anything has some significance to some neowiccans/neopagans, probably including toe lint.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 01:09:01 pm »
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Anything has some significance to some neowiccans/neopagans, probably including toe lint.

:giggle: I'm still trying to figure out the meaning of the Sacred Lost-Kitty-Whisker I found on the floor! :ange:
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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 01:12:14 pm »
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Anything has some significance to some neowiccans/neopagans, probably including toe lint.

 
Well I wasn't going to say THAT, but...

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 01:36:44 pm »
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:giggle: I'm still trying to figure out the meaning of the Sacred Lost-Kitty-Whisker I found on the floor! :ange:

Please let me know if you figure it out.

I have absolutely no idea why, but my entire family picks up discarded cat whiskers and save them. And, with 21 cats in the house, believe me, there are a LOT of discarded whiskers.  We actually have a pretty, painted wooden box that we store them in.  Not a clue why we do this.

It would be really cool if you discover a way to turn them into riches, or something like that.  :cool:

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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 01:41:11 pm »
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I have absolutely no idea why, but my entire family picks up discarded cat whiskers and save them. And, with 21 cats in the house, believe me, there are a LOT of discarded whiskers.  We actually have a pretty, painted wooden box that we store them in.  Not a clue why we do this.

 
My family does that too. The ones I had in a spot in my room even got put into a ziplock bag for the move. :whis:

I'm thinking about making charms with them- something to induce feelings of comfort and safety and home, but I haven't gotten any firm ideas yet.
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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 01:45:10 pm »
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It would be really cool if you discover a way to turn them into riches, or something like that.  :cool:

 
To do that you must bathe them under the light of the new moon while praying to the Atlantean Dolphin Masters.


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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2012, 01:54:33 pm »
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What does the upcoming blue moon mean to you? Do you believe that it holds any more meaning than a full moon?

I cannot find much information on pagan ritual or observance, other than for weather omens and calendar markings.

It appears to be a contemporary observance.

It feels very important to me, so I am going to observe it with a bonfire, a poem of thanks and a wish.

I am still not at the point where I feel comfortable with spells or anything complex. I do feel that I now have some connection, but I am still most comfortable expressing gratitude, letting elements of my alter come to me, and wish candle spells for very important things.

Is anyone else planning anything special for the blue moon?


came across this but as a Newbie myself i'm not aware of any special Blue Moon meanings. . .
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 01:59:27 pm »
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To do that you must bathe them under the light of the new moon while praying to the Atlantean Dolphin Masters.

I hate Atlantean Dolphin Masters.  Why does it always have to be Atlantean Dolphin Masters??
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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012, 02:05:05 pm »
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I hate Atlantean Dolphin Masters.  Why does it always have to be Atlantean Dolphin Masters??

 
Because they deserve mocking?


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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2012, 02:38:44 pm »
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It would be really cool if you discover a way to turn them into riches, or something like that.  :cool:

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I could think of using them in a magic powder to enhance psychic abilities.
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Re: Blue Moon
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2012, 03:54:42 pm »
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What does the upcoming blue moon mean to you? Do you believe that it holds any more meaning than a full moon?

I cannot find much information on pagan ritual or observance, other than for weather omens and calendar markings.

 
Well, there is no one single Pagan practice, so you need to look at specific paths or sources. In general, though, as others have pointed out, it's a fairly modern thing.

For my own practice (religious witchcraft), I tend to consider all full moons as overflowing with particular kinds of fullness and possibility for fruition, and blue moons a bit more so. (Even though they're basically a trick of the secular calendar, I still *live* under that secular calendar, so while it's not A Huge Deal, it's still relevant.)

Blue moons where both moons fall in the same zodiac sign are far more rare, and much more of a big deal for me.

Either way, I tend to do magical work on them. If I were not doing spell work, I'd consider it a good time for long-term divination work, long-term goal-related ritual work that would benefit from thinking outside the box or a different perspective, or something else of that kind.
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