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What is a Blue Moon?

Updated: Aug 29, 2023


blue moon in astrology


Since the solar calendar consists of 12 months and the lunar calendar of 13 months, we experience an extra Full Moon from time to time. This is referred to as a blue moon.


Typically there are 3 full moons in one season. With a blue moon, this makes it 4. It is like a bonus Full Moon, meaning the Universe is asking us connect with the energies of that specific moon and its corresponding astrological sign even further.


By the way, the moon does not really turn blue. It turns rather yellow-golden in hue. It was formally known as a "betrayer" moon. However over the years it eventually began to be referred to as a blue moon, which is widely more accepted. This is also from where the phrase comes: "once in a blue moon".


Typically a Blue Moon happens every 2 years. Knowing that this occurrence is super rare, a Blue Moon is highly charged with energy that you will want to amplify on and create ritual. Use this energy to align with your intentions of where you would like to see yourself in the next Blue Moon.



Ask yourself: What would I like to see manifest the next time the Moon turns blue?


Write down your intentions, desires, wishes and manifestations with a blue pen.




Listen to my podcast episode on the blue moon. La Luna Eres Tu (the moon is you) is my podcast about the moon, seasonal cycles, astrological insights, and more.


Thank you for reading my article. Do share below - what are you manifesting for the next Blue Moon? Claim it!


Make a wish and happy manifesting, Moon Lovers.







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About the writer


Lover of all things cycles: moon, menstrual, astrology, ritual.


Anything cyclical that allows ourselves to flow at our own pace and time is medicine to me.


In ceremony or through 1:1 sessions, I guide you to reconnect with yourself. I offer you shamanic guidance, astrological insights, journeying and energy cleansing.


Ritual is a powerful tool to have. Let ritual empower you and become the focus you would like to ignite change from.




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