The Full Moon in Pisces occurs Friday, August 31 at 9:58 am Eastern (1:58 pm, GMT) at 6 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the August 17 New Moon in Leo, which found us focusing on the hobbies, interests, and ambitions we have in our lives). This is also a "Blue Moon," (meaning that it is the second full moon within a single month), so it is extra special.
The Pisces Full Moon opposes the Sun in Virgo; we are reminded to check ourselves in the progress we made towards our goals set during the Leo New Moon. Have we reviewed what brought us happiness and success in the past? Do we need to be more attentive to the
This year, we’ll enjoy a rather rare occurrence – a blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month) falling on New Year’s Eve.* Technically any full moon on the 31st of a month (such as on Samhain) will be a blue moon, since the moon’s cycle is 29.5 days – but a blue moon falling on New Year’s Eve only happens every 19 years. Last time this happened was 1990, and next time it happens it will be 2028.
However, to add to the exciting mix, this full moon will come complete with a lunar eclipse (which those of us in the Americas will not be able to see, as it happens in the daytime for us) as the moon is aligned with both Earth and Sun, and will occur when the moon reaches
The phrase "once in a blue moon" is used to denote the happening of a very rare event. Blue moons, by definition, are when there are two full moons in a single month (the term "blue moon" applies to the second full moon). Since the moon has a cycle of 29.5 days and our calendar months are generally 30-31 days in length, the cycle only catches up about once every three years, and we have a "blue moon."
This year, however, our blue moon (a full moon in Cancer) happens to fall on New Year's Eve, which hasn't happened since 1971 (and only four times since 1900); there will not be another blue moon on New Year's Eve until the year 2028.
In addition to our New Year's blue Moon, we also
So, I'm reading Ann Moura's amazing new manuscript. Yes, it's been a while since this Green Witch author wrote a new book for us, but it's turned out to have been well worth the wait. This is the most serious book on all types of Esbat magick that I've read since working here. (And sorry, you probably won't see it on shelves until Fall 2010!)
However, it's brought up a concern of mine, which we'll talk about at the Vision meeting next week. Basically there are several lengthy rituals included in the first half of the book - one for the waxing crescent moon, one for the full moon, for the new moon, for the waning crescent, the Blue moon, the Sidhe moon, the lunar eclipse and the solar