Every month of the year will see a Full Moon. But Blue Moons, when there’s a 2nd full moon in the same month, do not happen all that often. Maybe once a year, or if you’re lucky twice a year. Our last Blue Moon was on Friday December 13th, 2019. Another auspicious event.
For 2020, we’ll only see one Blue Moon on the calendar. But what a night for it to show up! According to the Farmer’s Almanac Moon Calendar, October will see it’s first full moon on October 1st. And another on Saturday, October 31st, at 10:49am eastern U.S. time.
In the world of Pagan Metaphysics, we call the observance of the Moon, Esbat days, or Ritual days. These phases are where we combine the energy of the Divine Goddess, in this case in the form of Grandmother Moon, with your own energy, for magikal working.Continue reading →
The January 21 total lunar eclipse will be the last one until May 2021, and the last one visible from the United States until 2022. But this full moon is also a “Super Blood Moon” and a lunar eclipse, which makes this month’s full moon so special.
The partial stage of the lunar eclipse begins at 10:34 p.m. EST Sunday night (0334 GMT Monday morning) with the total eclipse beginning at 11:41 p.m. EST (0441 GMT Monday morning). Totality lasts for about an hour, and then the moon will exit. – Read more at Space.com
We’ve covered Full moons, blood moons and even lunar eclipses here on Reflections. So at the risk to not be redundant, here’s a few links that you might like to peruse as you search for information about this special moon.
Before you can begin your spiritual journey; what ever that journey is, you have to know where you’re starting from. What do you believe and how does it relate to your spiritual path? Are you looking for a spiritual path, but don’t know which one fits your current beliefs? How are you going to assess where you are today with where you want to be, or where you’ve come from, if you don’t know what you believe today.
It’s easy to sit down and answer questions off the top of your head when talking with someone about what you believe. You jump from topic to topic and you may not even realize how the subjects are interconnected. You can give one description today and two weeks from now, you’ll have a slightly different description. And you won’t even realize you’ve altered your view or perception.
If you take on this assignment, you’ll see how much that ‘easy to answer’ scenario changes. When you’re writing those answers down, putting thought to paper you are forcing yourself to really think about what you believe. You’ll begin writing an answer to a question you were sure you knew, only to discover that you may not be so sure about it after all. It also forces you to connect the dots. You’ll find that as you’re writing an answer to one question, that might contradict your response to another previous question. And suddenly you have to re-think an entire subject. Continue reading →
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Spend time mending fences instead of holding onto your anger. Not everyone is to blame for the event you’re mad about. But it sure seems like you’re taking it out on everyone around you. Take a deep breath and allow your inner kindness to show. You’re not the only one who is worried or concerned. So stop pushing others away, when all they really want to do is help.
Whither it’s a build up of all the little things, or one big event that has you on pins and needles, you’re not alone. Your actions impact others around you and all they want to do is show you support. They’re not part of the problem, and their not out to get you. So stop taking your anger out on them.
You’re better off keeping to yourself and offering a fake smile, than saying something you shouldn’t or uttering something you wish you hadn’t said. You need to breathe and show some patience. Eight days from now, things are going to be totally different and the decisions that have been made will show their hand. Those making the decisions will see the error of their ways and make necessary, and beneficial changes. But you must wait for them to get to that point on their own.
Just do what you need to do, follow the direction you’ve been given and keep your nose to the grind stone. The work you do now will be noticed, especially if you show the quality in your efforts that benefit everyone. Use your newly discovered spare time to fill out paperwork, submit requests and follow-up on issues that are more personal in nature. This is your opportunity to complete the tasks that benefit you most. The Divine Universe is providing you this opportunity to improve your situation while you wait. Take advantage of it. You’ll be glad you did.
Ride it out, don’t go in looking for a fight and just watch the drama work itself out. The game isn’t over, but you still have no part to play. Decisions are being made in the shadows that have to face the light of day. There’s no agreements being made, just knee jerk reactions. That alone, will have consequences and you don’t want to be in the way.
Today you need to mind your manners and hold your tongue. While some decisions are impacting your ride, they won’t last for very long. Allow the Divine Universe to work its magik as those around you search for answers that bring about the necessary balance. There’s nothing you can do right now, but wait and be patient.
This isn’t the time to panic or make rash decisions. The cart is moving too fast to know which way to turn. If you move too quickly, you could be giving up the security you’ve built up. Just be calm and watch the aftermath relating to the actions already taken. You have plenty of time to do your paper work and prepare for any scenario.
Take advantage of the opportunity to catch up on the things you’ve been putting aside for too long. You already know there are some items on your list that you can do, maybe even things you’ve long needed to do. Stop putting off the fine details and make time to fill out the forms and submit the requests. Even if you stay where you are, those “certifications” will give you some much needed leverage. Make it a priority of your day and get it done.
By evening, don’t count on having any more information than you did this morning. You’re not being kept out of the loop, because no one really knows what’s happening. Even though you still don’t know what all the issues are, allow yourself to relax. The pressure is off your shoulders, even if it’s just for a little while. Spend some quality time with those you love and don’t worry! It’s going to be ok. You’re not going backwards!
Be watchful, keep silent and stay out of the fray. A backlash is about to occur and you don’t want to be anywhere near it. Guard your domain, but don’t engage in the fight. It’s not yours to defend, nor is it in your best interest to rebuke. You’ll learn more by remaining silent and if possible, remain hidden.
The battle that’s raging around you, has nothing to do with you. The conflict may impact you down the road, but don’t assume that’s a bad thing. Some issues must be hammered out and put to rest in order for you to move forward with your goals. But that doesn’t mean you need to stick your nose in, where it doesn’t belong.
Just sit back and watch. Remain ready in case you need to push the fight back onto the battlefield and away from your personal domain. Don’t allow someone to pull you into the fray with the idea that you’re going to stand up for their side. You might want them to win, but whatever you do, don’t let that get out. A simple “don’t bring me into this” will be sufficient to keep you in neutral territory. Don’t even think you can be the mediator and bring peace to the situation. It’s not your place!
By evening, you’ll be able to relax and have a better understanding about what’s been going on behind closed doors. Keeping your nose to the grind stone and avoiding the drama, will be noticed by those in charge of the battle. And it will be appreciated. When the “King” comes calling, and only IF you’re asked what would you do, should you give your opinion. Just make sure you do it in private and without pointing fingers at anyone. Don’t tear anyone down, don’t build anyone up too much. And be able to justify your opinion. Otherwise, you’re just another clog in the wheel.
Decisions and actions are influx today. Much is going on and information is flying up and down the chain of command. Don’t make any decision, until all the facts are in. You’ll need to verify some of the details and ensure what’s being gathered is accurate. The worst thing you can do today is make a choice based on impulse or gut feeling. You must discover the facts and corroborate the evidence. Hear say and “trust me”, isn’t going to be good enough this time.
Important choices are at hand this week. Don’t let someone pressure you into making a decision before you have all the facts. They’re trying to swindle you and divert your attention from the hidden facts. It’s up to you to verify what you’re told, so ignore the gossip chain. Those people spreading the rumor, have no idea what’s really going on. They can’t even make a good educated guess. So either wait for the facts to come in, or walk away from the deal.
Remember things that are too good to be true, usually aren’t real. Don’t rely on the word of a friend who made the choice. All you’ll be doing today is falling into the same trap they did. Hold out and do your own research. That doesn’t mean listening to the entertainment news, or the popular conspiracy broadcast. It means calling those in authority and verifying information and credentials. Your money and livelihood could be at stake. It’s up to you to talk to people who you trust implicitly, research names, reputations and proclamations.
By this evening, you may still have some research to do, but you should feel better about your decision to hold out. You still have time to make a choice if everything checks out properly. So ignore the hard sell and the extra pressure. Don’t answer the phone, let everything go to voice mail tonight. You’re in control, don’t let anyone else make you think you’re not. By tomorrow afternoon, you should know what’s really going on and how to move forward in your best interest.
Just because things seem upside down, doesn’t mean they’re all bad and gloomy. Sometimes you need to turn things on their head to find out what they maybe hiding. Like the pocket change in the sofa, or the surprise in the bottle. It’s a good day, relax and be happy! Your cups are more filled up, than they are empty.
Many of us have become so used to bad news, struggle and strife that we’ve come to expect it at every turn. Remember when life wasn’t like that and things seemed much more simple? Waking up with dread creates your mind set for the entire day. If you expect something bad to happen, it’s going to happen. You create a self fulfilling prophecy, without even realizing it.
The Ravens are flying about today, as a reminder to us all, that things change. Nothing stays the same, it can’t. The multi-verse is constantly moving and we must move with it. No you won’t be left behind, you’ll be pushed along whither you want to or not. Don’t look upon change as some disturbing force trying to sweep you away with the trash. The Divine Universe doesn’t see us as poor, infirmed, afflicted and disenfranchised any differently than those who appear to be rich or entitled. Regardless of your status in life, you’re not being punished, you’re being pushed forward where things will be better and easier to get through the day.
It’s a good day to align your thoughts and actions with the Divine force in your life. Look at events today from a higher perspective. Look within and ask why you’re being lead, guided or yes, even pushed this direction when it’s not the way you feel you want to go. You could discover the reasons why you need to walk this path today. And it could be an amazing surprise that you never dared to dream. Take time to lift yourself up, instead of waiting for others to wave a magik wand and do it for you.
This change is good, not only for you, but for your family as well. Stop the self loathing, self pity, and look forward to the new. Today’s adventures just might turn out to be exactly what you needed AND exactly what you’ve wanted. Even if you don’t want to admit it. That’s ok. The Divine Universe knows how you really feel.
Stop waiting for someone else to ‘fix things’ for you. The responsibility is yours to manage and control your emotions and your life. No one can make you happy, pull you out of despair or lavish you with abundance. If you want these things, you’re going to have to pull yourself up and get it done. Don’t give up in total despair, you can do this. One moment at a time.
It’s up to you to control your emotions. No one can make you feel a certain way, unless YOU allow them to. Blaming someone else for your choice to be sad or feel despair, is like blaming the Sun for a glass someone dropped in a restaurant on the other side of the world. One has nothing to do with the other. You chose your emotions, and it’s time to allow the healing to happen and control your own destiny.
If you wake up in the morning only thinking about how gray and gloomy things are, you’ll never see the Sun sparkle on the morning dew. There is always a silver lining, you simply have to be willing to find it. Make the decision to be happy, to pull yourself out of the rut you’re in and get on with life. Because life isn’t going to wait for you much longer.
You don’t need someone in your life to make you happy. But you’re not going to find someone to share your life with, by sitting at home in the dark. Today and through the weekend, open the curtains to the world outside. Let the Sun shine in and warm your day. If you’re somewhere that makes that impossible, then go outside and feel the warmth on your skin, or the breeze blow across your face. Take a walk in a park, or find a nice bench to rest on as you watch the world in its hustle and bustle. Get involved with something, even if it’s simply helping someone across the street or picking up a bottle for a mother who is overwhelmed and just needs some kindness.
If this state of mind has been going on for a long time now, maybe you should find someone willing to talk to you on a professional level. This isn’t the 1800s, it’s ok to seek mental help from a professional who can give you the pep talks you need, and the tools you can use to turn your thinking around and over come the fog you’ve put yourself into.
If you’re one of the lucky people who feels happy, think about those in your life that you know are having a hard time. Reach out and offer a hand of kindness and caring. Sometimes all someone really needs to turn things around is someone to talk to. Not someone who will judge their emotions or actions, but who will listen and offer ideas or support to help. Sometimes people who have fallen, know what they need to do, but for some reason they don’t feel as though they have the ability to do it. Even if it means simply driving them to a local drug rehabilitation clinic, you maybe offering the biggest hand to save their lives.
Today and through the weekend, make it your mission to either pull yourself up by your bootstraps and turn your life around for the better. Smile and the world will smile back at you. Smile and tell yourself you can be happy and you can move through life with ease and joy. You don’t have to convince the world, you just have to convince yourself. Take one step, and you’ll be able to walk into a brighter future.