The Moon in the Month of March 2018, and how to Gain from the Moon

By Sharmini Jayawardena

Hi guyz, I’m back as I said! Not armed with info on what kind of witch you might like to be, though!

I’m here with some good old moon related talk, along with the effects the moon may have on us in the celestial sense, to improve ourselves!✨ More specifically to improve upon our financial status! Chi-Ching!💰🪙

“Once in a blue moon”!

So, this is how this idiom came about. The blue moon being the second full moon to appear in a month, being rare, therefore, referred to as a “blue moon”!*

There are two full🌝🌕 moons in the month of March 2018. The first one being on Thursday,1st March, and second on Saturday, 31st March.

(Not forgetting that 31st March marks the end of the financial year in modern times❗)

This phenomenon (two full moons in one month), occurred in January of this year, 2018 as well. The first full moon occurring on Tuesday, 2nd January and on Wednesday, 31st January, respectively!

This is thanks to the not-so-circular lunar orbit and the short month of February in 2018, with just 28 days to it.

31st January 2018 was a super blue blood moon!

Super blue blood moon is a lunar eclipse coinciding with a blue moon, (a second full moon in one month), with the moon appearing slightly bigger and brighter than usual, due to its closeness to Earth.

This is the first super blue blood moon visible in the U.S. since 1866! The next blood moon lunar eclipse will occur through 2019! This is how rare the occurrence is!

The last time our planet🌎 did not have a full moon in February, was in 1999, according to Sky & Telescope magazine! (That year being an important milestone in my own life). “Prior to that it happened in 1980. The next time this rare lunar cycle will occur is in February of 2037”‼

Traditionally, the Native Americans called the two full moons appearing in March, the “worm moon” and the “sap moon”.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac: “At the time of this moon, (worm moon), the ground begins to soften enough for earth worm🪱 casts to appear – “a true sign of spring. Roots start to push their way up through to soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber.” (In the Northern Hemisphere)

Some other Native Americans call it the “sap moon”. That’s a reference to the time of year “when maple🍁  sap, begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees🌳 begin”, the Old Farmer’s Almanac, notes.

“Even though blue moons appear an average of once every two to three years, 2018 is a very rare year, with two blue moons occurring just two months apart.”

Here are two spells that invoke the powers of the moon to bring about prosperity towards one:
These here show us how to organize our lives in tune with the moon’s cycle.
*History of the expression “once in a blue moon” –
The word blue derived from the Old English word, “belewe”, which had two separate meanings. One of them was ‘blue’. The other was ‘betrayer’. Many years ago, before the Gregorian calendar was reformed, they used to calculate the date that Easter would take place that year, on the beginning of the moon. When a ‘blue moon’ appeared in the sky, the clergy needed to warn people that this did not represent the end of Lent and therefore bring an end to fasting, but was, in fact, a ‘betrayer moon’!>lessons>idiomsHmmhmmm❗That reminds me❗ Easter is around the corner, get packing or rather, unpacking, with your décor and hot cross buns, People‼

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