NO, IT IS NOT A FULL BLUE BLOOD MOON!
I wish these mainstream media people would stop mixing mysticism with science. If you’re going to mix spiritual mysticism with scientific explanation, you should at least get the mysticism part right.
Early Pagans coined the phrase “Blood Moon” to signify the full moon phases of the Fall Harvest. Every full moon during the harvest season was once known as the Blood Moon and it has nothing to do with the color of the Moon.
Over time, that monthly harvest celebration evolved to become the Full Moon nearest the Autumn Equinox or the first full moon of the autumn harvest, also known as the Harvest Moon. For most Pagans, that Full Harvest Moon occurs in September or October, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere.
When the moon does fall red, at any other time during the year, it was referred to as having “Blood on the Moon”, which refers to a foreboding omen of danger. And these red moons are specific or exclusive to Pagans.
Just because modern Pagans recognize the Blood Moon as a special spiritual time, it doesn’t mean we don’t know the scientific cause of why it appears red. For us, Metaphysics is an extension of Physics. They’re two sides of the same coin.
Modern Pagans know how to combine spiritual mysticism and science, honoring both sides of that coin. They’re not in conflict with each other as they are in many other religions. They’re part of the same coin and support each other. After all Metaphysics is a term that defines the understanding of Physics beyond Physics.
Physics is the understanding of the observed world. Metaphysics is the understanding of the unseen world. We don’t see these as opposites. But rather extensions of each other. Now if we can appreciate the science, why can’t modern-day reporters appreciate the mysticism that weaves its way into scientific observances!
When you use a non-scientific term to describe a scientific observance, you should at least take the time to understand what that term means and how it’s applied by the people who created it and use still to this day. Not doing so is nothing more than lazy ignorance for the purpose of hype and/or propaganda.
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