Blue Moon Celebrations

A blue moon occurs about every two and a half years, making it a perfect time to do special magic and honor the Goddess. 

Full moon magic is something that people have been performing throughout history. Each month’s moon represents different energies, depending on the time of year and what is happening in nature at the time. A full moon’s energy is very potent so many people choose to do powerful monthly magic on that evening. However, there is one extra special full moon; a Blue Moon. 

Because Blue Moons happen “once in a blue moon”, it’s a good time to take advantage of their valued energy for doing special magic, ceremony and ritual. According to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft (2000, Amaranth), “The Blue Moon is also known as the Wine Moon…[it] is seen as a luxurious, divine gift.” Therefore, creating magic, ritual or ceremony for this moon involves putting some first-rate thought and intention into it. 

Magic for Specific Goals and Intentions
The energy of the Blue Moon lends itself nicely for setting goals and intentions. The goals and intentions chosen should be ones that are big, important and lofty – not the average goals. Deciding how to focus the Blue Moon energy can be made by choosing the life area or areas that seem the most significant, such as love and happiness, physical health, prosperity, protection and healing. 

Choosing Gems, Colors and Essential Oils for Magic
Once the specific goals and intentions have been chosen, decisions need to be made regarding the “tools” to use to enhance the magic. Just a few examples of these tools include gems, colors and essential oils. Below is a list of possible goals or intentions with associated gems, colors and essential oils: 

1. Love and Happiness: Gems – amethyst, jade, rose quartz; Colors – pink, red; Essential Oils – cardamom, rosemary, ylang-ylang 

2. Physical Health: Gems – agate, bloodstone, ruby; Colors – red, orange, yellow; Essential Oils -coriander, eucalyptus, lavender 

3. Prosperity: Gems – turquoise, chrysoprase, emerald, opal; Colors – green, pink; Essential Oils – lemon, patchouli, ginger 

4. Protection: Gems – turquoise, citrine, garnet; Colors – white, gold, black; Essential Oils – black pepper, clove, patchouli 

5. Healing: Gems -beryl, jasper, smoky quartz; Colors – white, pink, purple, gold; Essential Oils -coriander, eucalyptus, pine 

Creating a Blue Moon Celebration
The last step is to put all the information together into a ceremony or ritual. One way is to create and cast a spell. This can be done individually, together with someone or with a group. 

Another way to put all the information together to celebrate the Blue Moon, is to simply gather the chosen “tools”, write down the goals or intentions and find a quiet spot. The quiet spot can be within the home or better yet out in nature under the light of the full moon. By sitting quietly, meditating and thinking about the goals, energy is drawn down from the Blue Moon and into the desired goals. The paper with the written-down goals can be either burned, shredded, or even kept until they are manifested. 

Celebrating the Blue Moon is something that can only be done about every two and a half years. Taking advantage of its special energy is worth the effort to decide on specific goals, gathering the right tools and then completing the celebration. 

Trish Hoskin


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