The Wisdom of a Blue Moon Cycle October 26, 2001

blue moon

We will be having a “Blue Moon” next Wednesday October 31st, in the Astrological sign of Taurus at 9:41 pm. Oh yes, that is on Halloween.

What is a Blue Moon you ask?

Well, according to my research the term is actually quite old, about 400 years old. Over time the meaning has shifted. There are about 6 different meanings I have listed them below.

1. Obvious Absurdity. Four hundred years ago if a person said, “He would argue the moon was blue” a 16th century person would understand this the way we understand, “He’d argue black was white.”
2. That of Never. The above first meaning led to this second one. To say that something would happen when the “moon was blue” was saying that it would obviously never happen.
3. The Moon Visually Looking Blue. Environmental activity, such as volcanoes, fires, and monsoons visually turned the moon blue. Although rare, this did happen from time to time.

4. An Infrequent Event. Coming out of the above description came the phrase “once in a blue moon.” Today this is one of the most frequent and main descriptions.
5. Sadness & Loneliness. Many songs use blue moon as a symbol of heartbreak and sadness.
6. Two Full Moons Occurring in a Month. The most recent, actually New Folklore with history back to the 1980’s, 2 Full Moons occurring in one month, the second one is the Blue Moon. This is infrequent but does happen, on average there will be one Blue Moon every 2.5 years.

What Wisdom comes from this Cycle?

I’d like to believe that this is a cycle of Expecting the Un-Expected. This is actually a Great Mystery Teaching. Be open to the possibilities this coming week. I’d like to think this is “kind of like” the expression, “Never say never, because you never know!” Have a fun week!

“Song For The Week”

If you would like to sing along to the song of the week  “Blue Moon”

click on the Marcels website:

Blue Moon

by The Marcels

Blue Moon……

you saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own

Blue moon,

you knew just what I was there for

You heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me

The only one my arms will ever hold

I heard somebody whisper “please adore me”

And when I looked the moon had turned to gold

Blue moon,

now I’m no longer alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own