The Magic of a Blue Moon: July 31st.

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Full moons are always energetically powerful, deeply creative and also intensely magical times.

The moon is always partly lit by the sun, however, a full moon depends upon the position of the sun, earth and moon as to how much of the moon will be illuminated when looking from earth. It is also a time when the lunar energy is at its most intense.

Therefore, when we have a blue moon, which happens when two full moons occur in the same month, we are empowered more than ever.

All full moons bring us in touch with our emotions, our sensitivities and our inner-selves.

When we are in tune with the natural energetic currents of nature, we can combine our own energy forces so that we have an extra surge, which helps to push us in the right direction.

This blue moon is a powerful one and it is signalling that it is time for us to take control and take the power back from areas of our lives that have been roaming free and taking us down a road that lead to nowhere.

Everything from our past is about to be illuminated and areas that desperately need focusing on will be brought to our attention and during this blue moon, there will be no looking away.

We will meet with certain issues that have been haunting us face-to-face and rather than being fearful, we should see this as an excellent chance for growth and transformation.

We will be seeing ourselves in a new light and this will mean we will question everything around us.

As we acknowledge and take ownership for all that we are being shown, we will also begin to realise that everything that is in our lives is our own responsibility and that other people have their own paths to follow. We cannot blame other people for influencing ours, neither can we try to influence or alter anyone else’s.

As the truth becomes more apparent, we will also start to see behaviours of ours that have fallen out of character with who we are at our core self. We get too caught up in what other people are doing or what we think they should be doing and this not only holds us back, it prevents others from learning their own lessons and discovering what they need to too.

We are all given this one unique life and by bringing in a little more unconditional love and acceptance of others, we can also practice letting go of expectations at the same time.

This is an extremely challenging and testing time as we begin to see ourselves, and others, in a brand new light. However, through seeing things with more clarity, we are also awakened to what it is we truly want from life and also, who and what we want surrounding us.

We are being given a window to look through so that we can revolutionise our lives and in doing so we will see that we have been making excuses for certain people that we are connected to and these particular people have been limiting us from pushing forward and making alterations that have prevented us from shining.

It is not just people that have been holding us back, we have become stuck in a rut in many areas of our lives, and the blue moon’s energy will give us that extra surge to pull ourselves out and shake the dust from the attachments once and for all.

If we take a deep breath and head off on this once in a blue moon journey, we will soon find that the people and situations that do not offer mutual love, support and acceptance will gently drop by the wayside and this will leave an abundance of space for new, interesting and exciting people or opportunities to take their place.

The people who do stay beside us on our paths will be there because they have chosen us, and we have chosen them to walk side-by-side with, and they are not there through convenience, laziness, or because we are afraid to see the truth. These types of people are also “once in a blue moon” connections and, therefore, we should fully appreciate their places in our lives and show gratitude.

This blue moon is our time where we can all take the opportunity to be illuminated as brightly as the moon so that we can be energised, radiate and glow.

We will begin to see that world as quite literally one huge playground of love, fun and adventure and we do not need to remain captured any longer with our wings firmly clipped.

We can start fluttering our wings in preparation for take-off, as if we are willing to take the leap, we will discover that we have the ability to fly high and also to venture out to explore the paths that have been ready and patiently waiting for us.

The only thing that has been stopping us from reaching our goals and dreams is our self!

No more days should be wasted waiting for things to magically change. We are the ones that can create those changes as we have all the magic and creativity within. We just need to believe in ourselves, to be brave and rise like the phoenix from the ashes and we are capable of soaring. We can achieve everything our hearts desire with a little hard work, determination and—more than anything—self-belief.

All we need to do is to listen to our intuition, pay very close attention, hear every word that it is saying to us and with every ounce of strength we can gather we must put everything we have into making these dreams a reality.

We must let go of old stories we tell ourselves about how impossible it is to achieve what it is that our hearts and souls desire. We must break through old patterns and behaviours that have kept us stuck, remaining in the darkness and waiting for someone else to turn on the light.

We have to pull the switch—no one else can do it for us. It is up to us.

Not tomorrow, or the next day. We must take the first small step right now and just place the first foot down and embark on the journey we have been waiting to begin.

Once we do, our passion, determination and the momentum will kick in to carry us along.

This blue moon is the wind beneath our wings that we have long been waiting for.

We just have to close our eyes, sit under the moon glow, listen to our inner selves, make the wish that has been repeating in our minds and the rest, quite simply, will be magic.

Positivity, trusting our intuition and self-belief is key.

We can do this!

A blue moon only occurs approximately every 2.7 years and its energy is 12 times more powerful than a regular full moon. It is a rare phenomenon that should not be missed.

This is a once in a blue moon opportunity with maximum energetic effect that has the capacity to heighten the powerful outcome of anything we ask of it, if our intentions for the outcome are right.

This is one magical and mystical opportunity most definitely worth taking!

“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate
art.” ~ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


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Alex Myles is a qualified yoga and Tibetan meditation teacher, Reiki Master, spiritual coach and also the author of An Empath, a newly published book that explains various aspects of existing as a highly sensitive person. The book focuses on managing emotions, energy and relationships, particularly the toxic ones that many empaths are drawn into. Her greatest loves are books, poetry, writing and philosophy. She is a curious, inquisitive, deep thinking, intensely feeling, otherworldly intuitive being who lives for signs, synchronicities and serendipities. Inspired and influenced by Carl Jung, Nikola Tesla, Anaïs Nin and Paulo Coelho, she has a deep yearning to discover many of the answers that seem to have been hidden or forgotten in today’s world. Alex’s bestselling book, An Empath, is on sale now for only $1.99! Connect with her on Facebook and join Alex’s Facebook group for empaths and highly sensitive people.

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anonymous Aug 2, 2015 4:01pm

A baby boy born last night, August 1 in New York City at 8:28 PM under a blue moon means what? Some articles say good, others say bad. I'm confused!!

anonymous Aug 1, 2015 10:38am

This doesn’t make sense. From observing my senses and emotions, I know that the moon (particularly when full or black) has an effect on me. I have seen others reacting to the full moon with manic behaviour, hope, confusion…

But this bit about the “blue moon” is unfounded. It only means that there are two full moons during a month of the Gregorian calendar. The moon didn’t just complete its cycle in half the time, it is still a full moon after a full cycle. Any effects are solely because it is a full moon, or because of any independent factors which may effect individuals. Any supposed additional effect from there being two moons in a calendar month would be a placebo effect, and may signify some amount of disconnection from the experience of the lunar cycle due to the author being strongly engaged with the day to day Gregorian calendar living.

anonymous Aug 1, 2015 8:19am

You know what, I am not big on astrology, but I so believe in The Most High who is the creator of all. His word says the moon would give us signs. As far as what you are saying a lot of it is dead on. I have been going through finding myself this year and finding my identity, but yesterday I could hear the holy spirit whisper to me, you are NATALIA! You are your own woman! Then after that I did come face to face with the relationship that was holding me back, and decided to move forward In life and let everyone take their own paths. Things are spiritual and we have to be intune with that. This is the age of awakening and getting free of strongholds. Praise Yah!

anonymous Aug 1, 2015 2:38am

d Zolbert ….

I write in response to your comment. I just found out before going to bed last night that there was a blue moon, I went outside & unfortunately due to a lot of cloudy overcast was unable to see it. Disappointed I went to bed. Having slept on the knowledge of this blue moon, when I woke this morning I reflected on the things that have been going on in my life for the past 3-4 days, I have broken up with my BF of three years, made huge strides in an MA dissertation I’ve been struggling with for way too long, got back into a good strict healthy diet & fitness regime, and completely cleaned & rearranged the furniture in my entire home. I think it is safe to say that I have had a huge surge of positive energy! I’ve also been feeling quite reflective, emotional & able to see that I’ve perhaps been moving in the wrong direction in my life & relationship lately.

As a result of all of this I goggled ‘can a full moon influence our behaviour?’ & that is when I stumbled upon this article. It is as you can imagine very safe to say that it has resonated with me & my experience.

I am no expert in this area & the knowledge I have is only that of my own experience, therefore, however, I want to point out that there is a possibility that some of us are more closely connected to nature & the universe than others, & that we all have different experiences & beliefs, which we are all equally entitled to. To suggest that those who don’t agree with yours or have similar experiences & beliefs as you should be ‘ashamed’ is in my opinion extremely arrogant & short sighted! I think you could learn a lot by being more accepting & tolerant of others.

anonymous Jul 31, 2015 7:30pm

Her first paragraph also has a huge mistake and misunderstanding on basic orbital mechanics. Unless there's a lunar eclipse, the sun is always shining directly on the moon (half of the moon is always lit). The moon's cycles don't come from the earth casting a shadow on it. That's called a lunar eclipse. They come about due to our viewing angle of the moon's lit surface.

anonymous Jul 31, 2015 10:18am

Wow! I love this piece! It strucked me that I have been feeling enormously empowered since 27th , it feels like I am on the verge of a new start and there has been sleepless nights as well 🙂

Thank you for your excellent article!

anonymous Jul 30, 2015 11:17am

I think this is a just magic legend .I don't think it really brings lunar energy.Actually, I think it is only a kind of rare dust flowing in our atmosphere.

anonymous Jul 30, 2015 9:08am

There is nothing magical about a blue moon. The moon and earth haven’t changed their relationship one bit. The only thing is that our human created calendar set up on a revolution around the sun, gets out of sink with the phases of the moon. It is happenstance of the calendar and not some special astral event.

anonymous Jul 30, 2015 7:27am

This is kinda strange My life is in total turmoil….. This Blue moon lands on my Birthday not only that it’s at its fullest an hour and 4 minutes after my birth time does that have any significant??? Thank you

    anonymous Jul 31, 2015 5:26am

    Nothing is happening accidentally and everything has a purpose. The Moon has a strong effect on me and now is time to go out and just watch deeply in the Moon or decide to open yourself to yourself, to know yourself better and wash out all the anger and frustrations we have in us… Just enjoy. I will for sure 😉 I can not wait! 🙂

anonymous Jul 30, 2015 3:41am

Honestly a Blue moon these days isn't a real Blue moon in the natural world sense. Truth is since the Gregorian calendar used is a purely mathematical calendar with months randomly having 30 or 31 or 28 days

anonymous Jul 29, 2015 8:42pm

Self doubt and apathy are good thing to shed right now, feel the layers falling away!