2020 has been an unusual year in so many ways. This October offers us a chance to experience a blue moon on Halloween. Although our Halloween celebrations will look a lot different this year, you can still harness this energy of this rare event.
What Is a Blue Moon?
A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. The phrase “once a blue moon” refers to the fact that this is such a rare occurrence. It happens once every two to three years. But a blue moon on a major holiday? That’s an incredibly special event.
In 2009, a blue moon coincided with New Year’s Eve. This year, a blue moon falls on October 31st–or Samhain, the pagan new year. If ever there was a time to focus your intentions and manifest some serious mojo in your life, it’s now.
The last time Halloween and a blue moon collided was in 1944! You won’t get another chance until 2039 to experience it.
What Will You Manifest with the Halloween Blue Moon?
The full moon is always a time of powerful creative energy. Throughout the waxing period–the time when the moon grows again after the darkness of the new moon–energy builds up. You can use that momentum to further your own goals and dreams. The magic you generate will be reflected back to you, just as the moon reflects the light of the sun.
In this particular lunar cycle, the full moon falls on Samhain (pronounced sow-en), the festival of death and rebirth in many Celtic and pagan traditions. Many of our modern-day Halloween celebrations are rooted in this holiday, which marks the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter. It’s also the time with the veil between our world and the beyond is said to be the thinnest.
This full moon also occurs in Taurus, adding a strong and steady energy to ground us during this magical time. Taurus reminds us that progress is not made all at once, but in every little step along the way. Taurus also slows down and enjoys the beauties and comforts this world has to offer.
Perhaps the best way to observe the blue moon on Halloween this year is to sit outside under the stars, wrapped in your favorite blanket, with a cup of herbal tea. Let the light of this rare moon wash over you, filling you with its nourishing energy.