A blue moon occurs when the moon with its 28 day cycle appears twice within the same calendar month, due to that months 31 day duration. Many consider the blue moon to be a goal moon where you set specific goals for yourself. This year we have already had 2 Blue Moons Happen, which is rare! On average a blue moon happens once every 2.7yrs. We haven’t had a year with two Blue Moons since 1999 and won’t have one again until January and March, 2037.
The thirteenth full moon of the year, this occurs as the second of 2 full moons in a given calendar month. The Blue moon is a powerful time for setting long term goals, acknowledging accomplishments, prophesying, divination and past life regression therapy.
Normal full moon energy is used for banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magic and divination however the energy of the Blue moon is much more specific and powerful!
During the time of the full moon, this is considered the best time for manifesting goals, nurturing passions, full scale healing, encouraging strength, power, love, knowledge, abundance and dreams. It is the most potent time for rituals, prophecy, protection divination and any manifesting work that needs extra power.
~Megan (Available at My Tarot Advisor for your own Personalized Video Reading!)
Blue Moon Cleansing Ritual – Here is a super simple ritual, which is also amazingly powerful at all full moons, but pure magic now.
Preparation – You may want to physically cleanse yourself beforehand, however you prefer to do that. A simple bath or shower works fine. A special bath or shower makes it more special. Gather the things you need: candle (white is best, a tea light in a jar works well, especially if you’re outside as it doesn’t blow out); paper; pen (fountain with dragon’s blood ink or biro/ pencil); black thread (regular cotton is fine); matches/ lighter, any of the optional extras you are using (see optional extras below). Choose where you will do this, indoor or outdoor. I prefer to do this outside but it works well indoors too. Just make sure you’ve got a nearby window that you can open as it will get smoky, and perhaps put something down to catch any debris. Outside, you will need to be able to see well enough to write on some paper (without it blowing away) and without freaking out your housemates or neighbors.
Centering/ Creating your space – Once you have everything you need and you are happy in your chosen place spend a few moments tuning in to your breath. Let go of anything that may be bothering you so that you can focus on your ritual. It can be helpful to say “I am Jessica, I am present” (obviously inserting your own name instead of Jessica, or that would be weird). Light your candle. Take a moment to look into the flame as it flickers. If you work with spirits or deities then now would be the time to invite them in. If you don’t then don’t. Similarly with the elements/ directions.
Working Part – Take your paper and free write onto it anything that is troubling you. Pour out your heart. You don’t need to worry about spelling, grammar, legibility even. Just put it down. The paper can hold it all. If you need more sheets use more. Roll up the paper you have written on like a very tight scroll. If you are using herbs pop them in the centre of your scroll before you roll it. Use the black thread to wind it around and keep it tight. Get under the light of the moon (or darkness, if the eclipse is visible in your area). Easy if you’re outside, but poking a face, or arm out of your window also works. Take three more deep breaths and consciously feel each time you are breathing out that you are letting go of these things which no longer serve you. Set the paper alight. Watch it burn (it can sometimes take a little while to get going so take a few matches or a lighter). I like to gently blow to keep the smoke going. If you blow into the lit end the smoke pushes out through the other too which always pleases me for some odd reason. Try it. While it burns you may like to visualize something which helps with releasing, like darkness flowing out of you and back into the earth, or millions of little insects flying away. You may like to say some words, wither pre-prepared or ad lib. Move, dance, sing, play music, drum, chant. Whatever feels good. If your bundle stops burning just light it again. Try to burn it until it is all gone. (Any bits and pieces that are left can be put outside on bare soil, or gifted to a house plant).
Closing – If you invited any spirits/ deities/ ancestors then say goodbye to them now. You may want to add some closing words of your own here. Or just a simple thank you to the moon, sun and Earth is perfect. Ideally let your candle burn all the way down while you settle into what has been done. If that’s not practical snuff the candle. Clear any debris. That doesn’t sound too hard does it? Reading about it won’t have the same affect though (I know, it’s a shame right?). Doing it is where the magic is. And it works, powerfully, even if you think it’s a bit silly, things start moving in new exciting ways. Try it. Read full ritual here