How Are Blue Moons Different

Why are there 2
Full Moons this month

There are two types of Blue Moons one is called a seasonal blue moon and the other is a monthly blue moon. We are most familiar with a monthly blue moon.

Monthly blue moons happen when there is a second full moon in the same calendar month and 2 full moons on 1 calendar month. A full lunation or a moon cycle happens every 29.5 days with some calendar months lasting 30-31 days it’s bound to happen sooner or later. This type of full moon happens about every 2.5-2.7 years or every 30 months. August 30th will give us our Monthly Blue Moon. This type of blue moon, a monthly blue moon will take on the month’s full moon names.

Seasonal Blue Moons are the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. This happens every two to three years (in the Metonic cycle it happens seven times in the 19-year cycle). These types of blue moons are less frequent than monthly blue moons, happening for about 2.5 years. The next Seasonal Blue Moon will be on August 19, 2024, it will not be a Sturgeon (name of August’s Full Moon) Blue Moon as it’s not a Monthly Blue Moon.

 

Once In A Blue Moon

Blue Moons still have a strong hold over humanity, just like Full Moons. It’s believed humans show a more romantic side on a Full Moon and use a Blue Moon as an example of how unique their relationships are. It’s believed that any spiritual practice or ritual you perform on a Blue Moon will be much stronger as the rarity of the blue moon’s energy is more concentrated and potent than a normal Full Moon. Charging crystals and other tools during this moon can give them stronger properties. Gathering herbs during this Full Moon also increases their magical purposes and gives them greater efficacy.

Some cultures have believed that dreams and intuition are much stronger during a Blue Moon. Prophetic Dreams are particularly potent. Spiritual connections are said to be easier to create and moving between realms is easier during a Blue Moon.

These celestial events continue to captivate human hearts, they remind us of the profound energies that course through the universe and that we are a part of something much bigger. They invite us to infuse our daily lives rituals, dreams, and connections with an intensified potency, embracing the extraordinary essence of the Blue Moon’s radiant presence.

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