By Nikki Harper
Staff Writer for Wake Up World
In the expansive canvas of celestial wonders, there are moments that transcend the mundane, captivating our senses and reminding us of the exquisite beauty of the universe. On August 31st, 2023, a truly enchanting event is poised to grace the night sky: the Blue Supermoon.
This cosmic alignment offers a rare opportunity for us to delve into the profound connection between our earthly experiences and the celestial dance above.
The Blue Supermoon: A Celestial Rarity
A Supermoon occurs when the Full Moon lunar phase happens during the Moon’s perigee – the point in its orbit where it is closest to the earth. The Full Moon therefore appears around 10% larger to us here on earth, giving rise to the name Supermoon.
Supermoons are not all that rare – there are typically three or four every year.
What makes this Supermoon different is that it is also a Blue Moon.
A Blue Moon occurs when there are two Full Moons in a single calendar month – as this month, when we had a Full Moon on August 1st and we will have another on August 31st; the second is known as the Blue Moon. It doesn’t look blue visually; the name comes from roots meaning an unusual or unlikely occurrence.
Blue Moons are relatively uncommon – one Full Moon in every 33 is likely to be the second in a calendar month, therefore a Blue Moon.
It is rare for a Supermoon and a Blue Moon to occur at the same time – this only happens once every 10-20 years. The last Blue Supermoon was in December 2009 and the next won’t be until 2037.
So with this Blue Supermoon we have the chance to glimpse a rare astrological occurence indeed.
Astrological Significance: A Journey into the Soul
Astrology serves as a map, guiding us through the intricate interplay of celestial energies and their impact on our lives. The full moon, heralding a culmination of intentions, is a time of revelations and realizations. The energy of the Blue Supermoon amplifies this effect, creating a potent phase for metamorphosis and renewal.
This Blue Supermoon occurs in the sign of Pisces, ruled by mystical Neptune. Pisces is the sign of the poet, the mystic, the dreamer, and the artist. This magical Blue Supermoon therefore unleashes a torrent of sensitive, psychic creativity.
As the Blue Supermoon lights up the sky from this water sign, we are invited to dive deep into our own emotions, to gain a more profound understanding of how we feel, why we feel that way, and what we can learn about ourselves.
Neptune’s energies can also be confusing, however. So sensitive souls may experience this Blue Supermoon as an emotional overwhelm, with a sense of being lost at sea. It’s important to stay grounded and to reach out for help if and when you need it.
Honoring the Blue Supermoon: Rituals, Ceremonies, and Astrological Insights
As the Blue Supermoon approaches, consider immersing yourself in rituals and ceremonies that honor your connection with the cosmos and resonate with the energies of Pisces:
Engage in a meditative practice tailored to the themes of spirituality, interconnectedness, and emotion. Visualize your intentions as shimmering moonlight, infusing your aspirations with celestial vitality.
Collective Vision Board
Craft a vision board that reflects your aspirations for positive change not only in your personal sphere but also within the global context. Allow the kindness and empathy of the Pisces energy to guide your intentions for a future imbued with love and sensitivity.
Reach out to kindred spirits who share your passion for catalyzing change. Engage in discussions, workshops, or collaborative initiatives that contribute to a more conscious and interconnected world.
Spend an evening beneath the starry expanse, basking in the moon’s glow. Reflect on the vastness of the cosmos and your role within it. Journal your musings and insights as you commune with the celestial realm.
Personal Reflection and Cosmic Connection
The August 31st Blue Supermoon represents a profound union of cosmic forces, inviting us to engage with the universe on multiple dimensions. By exploring the dance between the Moon and the earth, we deepen our comprehension of the intricate interdependence of all existence. This celestial ballet underscores that we are not passive spectators; rather, we are active participants in the grand symphony of the cosmos.
The August 31st Blue Supermoon is an event that bridges spirituality, astrology, and personal practice. It beckons us to immerse ourselves in wonder, contemplation, intention, and jubilation.
As we honor this fleeting moment, we embrace the enchantment of the cosmos and recognize the threads that weave us into the rich tapestry of existence. This rare cosmic event serves as a poignant reminder that our lives are interwoven with the pulsating rhythms of the universe – a reminder to cherish and nurture both our earthly connections and our transcendent cosmic bonds.
About the author:
Nikki Harper is a spiritualist writer, astrologer, and editor for Wake Up World. She writes about divination, astrology, mediumship and spirituality at Questionology: Astrology and Divination For the Modern World where you can a freelance astrologer and her mind-body-spirit writing and editing services. Nikki also find out more about her work as also runs a spiritualist centre in North Lincs, UK, hosting weekly mediumship demonstrations and a wide range of spiritual development courses and workshops.