Can a Blue Moon’ really affect our behaviour and emotions?

SAM_1235I personally just love Blue Moon’s. I was excited by the Blue Moon that occurred on July 31st this year, the moon’s vibrancy, mystical movement and amazingly strong energy, apparently and according to the astrologers this year’s Blue Moon was in Aquarius which explains a lot about my excitement, but exactly what is a Blue Moon and how does it affect us in everything we do?

Whether you believe astrology, it has guided life for 5,000 years. I say guiding because the ancient Babylonians, and later the Greeks used the star filled Mediterranean sky to navigate and bring their ships safely home. Over time the ancients began to notice patterns on earth that corresponded to heavenly patterns and planetary movement. Eclipses were particularly significant. Imagine the effect of seeing the sun darken mid-day (solar eclipse) or the Moon’s beams dimmed (lunar eclipse).This was surely a message.

So this brings us to the Blue Moon. This occurs when there are two full moons in a single month.

There was a full moon July 1 and there was one on July 31. This calendar occurrence does not happen every year. There were blue moons in 2011 and 2014; the next series will be in 2017. When the lunar energies are so concentrated we can expect heightened emotions, agitation and dramatic actions. It is true. The full Moon brings out all of our emotions. We howl. Ancient doctors avoided surgery at the full Moon because they observed an increased chance of haemorrhage. On the other hand, it is said that those wanting to start a family can use the power of the moon; it is supposed to be a very good time to conceive.

Experts say, 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.

Apparently and according to experts, 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 haunted us face-to-face and rather than being fearful, we should see this as an excellent chance for growth and transformation.

So with all this extra energy, we will deal with all our current issues, not fear the unknown, progress with confidence and our dreams and intentions will become reality– amazing!

SAM_1219Can something so powerful as the Blue Moon, really be the catalyst for so much change, transformation and success?

There is a famous quote:

“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

The legend of the full moon’s effects on human behaviour has existed for centuries, popularised by the myth of the werewolf. The words “lunacy” and “lunatic” are derived from the same Latin root that gives us the word “lunar,” as people often attributed intermittent insanity to the phases of the moon. While many people believe the full moon influences behaviour, scientific studies have found very little evidence supporting the “Lunar Effect.”

So with all the world’s scientific research, what makes the full moon lunacy theory still so popular?

Perhaps it’s the media, who know people are more likely to read a good story, as one of my colleagues said we can always blame it on the moon?. Or maybe people just want to hold onto an ancient legend that’s been around for hundreds of years?

A more scientific answer may be selective memory. If some bizarre change in behaviour across emotions, work or family caused a confidence occurrence, people are probably more likely to remember it if it happened during the night of a full moon.

What are your stories around the Blue Moon, I would love to hear if something miraculous happened on Friday July 31st?