There seem to be quite a bit going on with the moon lately.... Why is this? Well first, let’s get the terminology out of the way:
Full moon – When the entire face of the moon reflects sunlight, making it visible on Earth. The moon appears as a whole circle. Full moons generally take place approximately once per month. However....
Blue moon – A second full moon within a month.
Black moon – When no full moon is visible during a month.
Supermoon – A full moon that takes place when the moon is closest to Earth during its orbit.
Lunar eclipse – When the Earth’s shadow covers the moon. This only occurs during a full moon.
Blood moon – When the moon appears to have a red color, due to the shadow of the Earth.
We had a supermoon on December 3, 2017 (the only one that year). We also had two supermoons thus far in 2018: one on January 1, 2018, and one on January 31, 2018. The supermoon on January 31 was also a blue moon, and (due to a lunar eclipse taking place at the same time) a blood moon! There will not be a full moon in February (black moon), but there will be two full moons in March (the last one is a blue moon).
So, what does all of this mean in terms of energy?
When there is a full moon, one word is key: AMPLIFICATION. Whatever you are thinking, feeling or doing will be amplified, whether good or bad. Therefore, the key is to focus on positivity at this time. Work towards your specific goals. Rituals may be especially effective during this time, which is why performing them during a full moon is so popular.
Don’t worry if you missed the three supermoons; there are many more full moons coming up this year. Take advantage….
~ Shelby Fizer
Shelby Fizer, owner of Sole Sorcery, discusses alternative and holistic health, and related topics.