A Blue Moon only occurs when there are two (2) full moons within the same calendar month. You may have heard the saying “Once in a Blue Moon” meaning something very rare, and because this is a rare lunar occurrence, this is the perfect time to harness the moons powerful and influential energy. Like Beltane and Samhain, when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest point in the year, this is the time you can establish a stronger connection to the universe and divine energy compared to a regular full moon.
Because the Blue Moon holds this kind of power the opportunity to perform your rituals and spells are extremely beneficial for long-term results, as it sets in motion and works towards your end result until the next one happens which is around every 2.5 years. A Blue Moon is a great time for those looking to make significant long-term changes in their lives such as finance, love, and health just to name a few.
Lunar Magick can be one of the most powerful energies we have as witches to draw upon since ancient times. She is ever present to help you whether she is full, new/dark, waxing, waning or blue. The full moon is a great time for positive manifestations, abundance, good fortune and working on empowerment! Add to that when the full moon is at its strongest in a Blue Moon and the connections with deities, spirits, and that energy can be harnessed for rituals to invoke spiritual energy, raise vibrations and set new goals. I have found that Blue Moons also increase the depth of my meditation.
Blue Moons are also wonderful to use for truth-seeking, divination workings, love spells, wishes, banishing and protection spells. Some goddesses that are associated with the moon are Artemis, Selene, Hecate, Luna, Isis, Kuhu, with others found at the List of lunar deities.
One of the things I like to do during a Blue Moon is to create “Moon Water” to use in my spell working or to brew my magickal potions or teas for health and energy. I like to do this by taking a clear glass or silver container such as a large open bowl that I have washed well and magickly cleansed. One which is open to the moon’s rays of pure energy and I sit it out on my porch where the moonlight can shine upon it, fulling it with its pure energy overnight but I do NOT let the sunlight hit it the next day because I feel it will reduce the moons energy that I wish to keep to its fullest.
Another thing I like to do is sit out a case or two of bottled water to charge in the Blue Moonlight as I feel it gives the water a pure energy filled health aspect you cannot get any other way. 🙂
Following are some items to get you thinking of things you can do during the next Blue Moon.
Blue Moon Rituals
You will want to, of course, follow your standard ritual practices for your type of magick, example – casting a circle, calling quarters, etc.
As I said before your spells are stronger during a Full Moon and even more during a Blue Moon, but certain rituals are specifically designed to be performed during a full moon to maximize their effectiveness. Here is a simple but powerful money spell you can use to bring more prosperity and wealth into your life.
During the Blue/Full Moon, fill a cauldron half full of water then place a silver coin in the cauldron. You will want to place the cauldron so as to let the full moonlight shine over the water in the cauldron. As the moonlight glistens off the water chant these words:
“Lovely Lady of the Moon,
Bring to me your wealth quite soon,
Fill my hands with silver and gold,
All you can, my purse can hold.”
*chant author unknown
You will want to repeat this chant three (3) times. When you are finished, pour the water from the cauldron onto the earth keeping the silver coin to carry with you in your pocket or purse. Keeping the coin close to you will attract prosperity and wealth your way. I have found that the wealth you seek can also come in many forms, not just money so, be open to the possibilities.
I enjoy candle magick as one of my favorite forms of magick. I like using a Blue Candle but a White Candle will work well also for rituals during a Blue Moon.
Light the candle to draw down the moons lunar energy to you to increase the magick being done, and all the better if you can have moonlight to light your alter.
Recharge Your Crystals
During a Blue Moon is one of the best times to recharge your crystals energies. You will want to set your crystals so the moonlight can cover them by laying them on your outdoor alter or on an altar cloth spread on the ground or your windowsills, although I have been told that some windows like double pane gas filled glass can filter the light of the moon and lower the energy coming through the window, so best to be in direct moonlight.
With this being my first article here on the WitchDigest.com I hope it helps you and you enjoyed it, please let me know in the comments area and have a wonderful, abundant and powerful Blue Moon on Saturday, March 31st.
Blessings to all ~ Malrick
PS, for more on this subject, check out What is a Blue Moon on the timeanddate.com website.