This full moon is referred to as a Blue Moon, a term that can represent one of two things: Either the third full moon in a season that has four full moons; or, more commonly, the second of two full moons that fall in a calendar month. And just like the previous full moon on Aug. 1, this Blue Moon will also be a “supermoon,” a popular term for a full moon that occurs when our natural satellite is closer to Earth, making it appear just slightly larger in the sky. Many spiritual practitioners believe the intentions you set during this time are so powerful and intense; they can continue until the next Blue Moon!
Blue Moons are a time of clear-headedness and a great connection to Nature and the self or soul. Since Blue Moons are a more modern term, there are no strict traditions, but many still embrace it as a magical and unique time. A Blue Moon is a chance to connect with your feelings, spread kindness, and make the world a bit more luminous, just like the moon in the night sky. When I talk about the spiritual side of the blue moon, I’m referencing our feelings, thoughts, and ideas that go beyond what we see. The blue moon is like a magical mirror and it reflects the dreams we have in our hearts.
Blue Moon ritual ideas
Love is a big spiritual intention during a Blue Moon. Find a way to connect with your partner right now. Especially something that gets you outdoors in Nature or gets your creative juices flowing! Maybe take a pottery class together, get a massage, take a cooking class, or try something you’ve always wanted to learn. My hubby and I enjoy going on hikes or drives together and taking photos. We also love to snuggle and stargaze! The choice is completely up to you!
Spend some time in the bath or shower. I know this is recommended frequently, but this can truly be a wonderful way to connect spiritually. It’s a time where you can be left alone (hopefully) and can focus on your own thoughts, intentions, and breathwork. Make a whole ritual out of the process!
Depending on what you’d like to focus on, Runes would be a wonderful ritual to incorporate during a Blue Moon. Feel free to create your own set, create a unique bind rune, utilize them for divination work, or add protection runes (around your home).
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