Once in a Blue Moon means that something is very rare. But just how rare, depends on your definition. The true Blue Moon is the odd one out, not fitting in the months of the calendar. And today, January 31st, 2018, is the day to do some star gazing.

The Astronomical Blue Moon occurs once every two to three years but seeing an actual blue moon is even rarer. The old word for this odd extra full moon is belewe, which means ‘to betray’ making it the tricky full moon. No one likes to be betrayed.


The Blue Moon is said to represent a time of heightened or clearer communication between our physical being and the higher levels of Divine knowledge or energy. Could there be some truth to that statement? Oddly enough, it has been reported that more people enter the Emergency Rooms during a full moon and mental health is said to be stimulated.

How can one truly know the affects of the universe

during the darkness of night

when a blue moon is shining down?

If you honour this very special event with great reverence, and practise Pagan Metaphysics, you might consider washing your body clean, from head to toe, removing the unwanted energy from mind and spirit. But be mindful of scents when using aromatherapy in your spiritual bath. During this winter Blue Moon soak in lavender, juniper, geranium, frankincense or rose.

This spiritual bath:

  • will cleanse your body,
  • make you feel good,
  • give you something to do and
  • might even shorten the line-ups at the ER.

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