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Super Spells Cast during a Blue Moon

The week of the Blue Moon will be particularly special to take advantage of the energy of this moon to ask for protection, love, abundance, and well-being in every way. It is a strong Moon, an “extra” Moon that brings us this year that, without a doubt, has been very complex for all of us.

During this Blue Moon, physical energy is quickly renewed, although the moment can also be accompanied by greater agitation and, sometimes, insomnia, so some cultures recommend having guidance in the form of a shaman, spell caster, spiritual master, to help to manage these energies.

This full Blue Moon is also considered favorable for meditation, spell casting, and different rituals.

As always, experts shamans and spiritual masters recommend that the Blue Moon rituals are carried out by a professional who will be the most competent to deal with all the power that this moon bestows.

What is a blue moon?

Contrary to what one might think after its name, the term blue moon has no relation to the color of the satellite, that is, the Moon, which is the only natural satellite that the Earth has.

The term Blue Moon refers to the succession of two full moons within the same calendar month, or four full moons in the same season, something that happens approximately every three years. As mentioned in the specialized astronomical magazines, there may be two full moons in the same month because the full moon cycle is approximately every 29.5 days, so if the full moon occurs on the first day or the second of that month, there is a probability that a second full moon will appear in the last days, what we would call a blue moon.

But the name of the phenomenon is not related to the actual color of the natural satellite. The moon does not look blue, as a matter of fact, it still looks its usual shade. However, NASA explains that “very rarely” can occur “blue-tinted moons”, due to the presence of certain particles caused by natural disasters. “In 1883, an Indonesian volcano called Krakatoa had an eruption so large that scientists compared it to a 100-megaton nuclear bomb. Much ash from the Krakatoa explosion rose into the atmosphere.” The ash particles were about 1 micron in size, so they could scatter red light and act as a blue filter. Consequently, in the years after the Krakatoa explosion, the moon turned blue. Likewise, the BBC detailed that there were also reports of blue moons in Mexico in 1983, after the El Chichón volcano eruption, and in Washington state in 1980, after the Mount Santa Helena eruption.

How was “blue moon” coined?

But going back to the actual term, the question that arises after having established that “Blue Moon” doesn’t come from its color is about the origin of such definition. As a matter of fact, there are several theories about that name.

Some historians claim that the term Blue Moon first appeared in writing in the 16th century, according to folklore expert Phillip Hiscock, a professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland, who has traced the meaning of the phrase through the centuries. He noted that “Cardinal Wolsey writes about his intellectual enemies who ‘would make you believe the moon is blue.'”

Understanding that calling the moon blue was declaring an absurdity. “The phrase was kind of a metaphor for absurdity or impossibility,” Hiscock said. From that moment on, the term took a turn towards 19th century London, as part of the street slang that amounted to “a long time.”

The next literary reference is in 1869, when, in an autobiographical account of a shipwreck survivor, a man wrote about “that indefinite period known as the ‘blue moon'”. Seven years later, the phrase appeared again, this time without explanation. When talking about diet, a character in an 1871 book admits to eating “a fruit cake once every blue moon.”

On the other hand, the reference to the astronomical phenomenon emerged later in the 1940s, when Sky & Telescope magazine published an article in 1946 entitled “Once every Blue Moon”. The author, James Hugh Pruett (1886-1955) miscalculated according to a 1937 almanac and said: “The second (Full Moon) in a month, as I interpret it, is called the Blue Moon.” It was a mistake, but the nickname stayed forever in popular culture.

Blue moon and spell casting

Lastly, it is valid to acknowledge that this astronomical event has been linked to different astrological, esoteric, and folklore theories, which bestow said event with special and metaphysic powers. That is why during such an event, it is recommended to perform their rituals to honor and take advantage of such a powerful happening.

This blue full moon is related to the culmination and consummation, it is considered a good influence to consummate projects, in other words, make things happen.

Last but not least, this should be a moment of introspection, of meditating well on what we want, and of asking for it with the greatest concentration and strength possible.

Upcoming dates for the next blue moons:
August 21, 2021
– March 2023
– May 2026
– December 2028
– September 2031

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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The Effects of the Full Moon on Human Behavior

It is a common belief that various phases of the lunar cycle affect multiple aspects of human life, such as increased blood loss, increased violence and aggression, reproductive behavior, the body we have in our body, and much more. That proves that the effects of the full Moon on human behavior are real.

This period lasts 29.5 days.

There is something inquisitive: the terms lunacy or lunatic comes from luna, the Latin name for the Moon. 

The legend of the Full Moon’s effects on human behavior has existed for centuries, popularized by the werewolf myth. People often attribute intermittent insanity to the phases of the Moon, but the truth is that we do not have much proof about if this is real or not. The effects of the Full Moon on human behaviors are some things that still need to be studied.

Even if so many people notice the full Moon when weird things happen. It makes them wonder whether the Moon had something to do with what happened. At other times, no one considers whether the Moon has anything to do with behavior.

In our world of street lights and headlamps and blinding motion sensors, we no longer rely on the Moon, even if for centuries was so crucial for humans. We must admit that often, we don’t even remember that it’s up there.

These days, a few studies have linked human health and behavior with the full Moon. For example, lions are less likely to hunt under a full moon. But as that Moon wanes and the evenings darken, these hungrier lions might encounter not just their traditional prey but people still out in the open. An entry in the Journal of Criminal Psychology looked at incidences of crime during different lunar phases and found that incidences of homicides and aggravated assaults spiked massively during a full moon.

An entry in the Journal of Criminal Psychology looked at incidences of crime during different lunar phases and found that incidences of homicides and aggravated assaults spiked massively during a full moon. This is another proof that the effects of the full Moon on human behavior are real.

The Greek philosopher Aristotle and Roman historian Pliny, the Elder, theorized that the Moon would have a tide-like effect on us because the human brain was primarily made up of water. Since then, several studies, including some published in Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Affective Disorders, and research from UCLA, Colorado State University, have shown that not to be true. 

The effects of the Full Moon on human behavior are the gravitational pull of the Moon is far too weak to affect brain activity. Also, the tide effect only works on open bodies of water, not enclosed systems like our brain. You’ve probably heard that the Moon affects the sea and tides, as well as the old wives tale that our periods sync with the Moon. I also believe it is true because several studies say that moon phases affect our sleep quality. It says that we have less deep slow-wave sleep and lower evening melatonin levels 0–4 days around the full Moon compared to the other moon phases.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

 

 

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Full Moon and its affect on us

The effects of the full moon have always been in the news. Debates on how and why a full moon affects or does not affect human behavior have always been a hot topic. There have been many research foundations and organizations studying the effects of the full moon on humans and human behaviors. It is believed that the moon has its frequency, and so does the human brain. The frequency of the human brain and that of the moon are almost the same. The frequency in our mind is nothing but a catalyst that gives rise to our thoughts, and when there is a full moon, it gives us more thoughts because due to the higher frequency, our stimulus is working at more high speed, for which we start thinking more and more when it is a full moon.

Eventually, it has also been discovered that the moon does not generally create many effects on the human body except that due to full moonlight at night, people cannot sleep properly, which can cause a lot of other diseases related to the brain or nerves. However, it is also described that our body is made of more water and less of earth.

Similar to the earth we live in, which comprises more water, and due to the full moon, the gravitational pull increases for which tides happen, similarly due to a full moon, it is such depicted that the water content of our body also faces higher gravitational pull for which our systems inside our body might get interrupted from its daily course. Some other effects that might be on us are below.

EPILEPSY: A study in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior in 2004 found no connection between epileptic seizures and the full moon, even though some patients believe their seizures to be triggered by the full moon.

PSYCHIATRIC VISITS: A 2005 study by Mayo Clinic researchers, reported in the journal Psychiatric Services, looked at how many patients checked into a psychiatric emergency department between 6 pm. and 6 am. over several years.

EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS: Researchers examined 150,999 records of emergency room visits to a suburban hospital.

PET INJURIES: In studying 11,940 cases at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, researchers found the risk of emergency room visits to be 23 percent higher for cats and 28 percent higher for dogs on days surrounding full moons. It could be people tend to take pets out more during the full moon, raising the odds of an injury, or perhaps something else is at work — the study did not determine a cause.

And not to forget:
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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

You will witness a SUPER BLOOD MOON on January 31st, if you keep your gaze towards the night sky. This rare lunar sight is the second full moon in January that you can observe (the first was a normal full moon though).

This is the first in 150 years and you will likely not have a chance again to witness one in your lifetime. Just hope for a clear sky and you are in for a treat.

The blue blood moon is a perfect day to have materials blessed or spells cast. I would estimate the energies given on this day to be around 10x than usual, so make sure you capitalize on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

 

Blessings;
High-Priestess Doris

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