I was asked a question about December 31st, the eclipse, being a “Blue Moon” and how it can be honored, which helped spawn this post. I am in the process of working on my lecture for the upcoming fair and presentation for the prediction panel this year at the fair, as well as my upcoming lecture after the fair. So a little of that is present here as well. Many thanks again to Tasha for the question and push to write about this date on the blogs! I hope you all will enjoy.
As far as my viewpoint of what this time currently brings: This is from my perspective as a numerologist. You may also wish to check on it from an astrologer’s point of view or reference natural magic sources.
Most of what I write on my blogs is in reference to where numerology and other events coincide or “collide.” Numerologically, New Year’s Eve 2009 is a great day for meditation and spiritual pursuits. And certainly, with every end and beginning of a year, moon or month, it is a good time to set intentions.
There are always either 13 full moons or 13 new moons from winter solstice to winter solstice. And it is true that Dec 31st will be the 2nd full moon in December. However being a 2nd full moon in a month is not necessarily a true “Blue Moon.”
The idea that two moons within the same month a Blue Moon make, is actually only as recent as 1946 when Sky and Telescope Magazine mis-interpreted the Maine Farmer’s Almanac. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, a Blue Moon is actually the 3rd full moon within a season of four full moons. A correction was published, but not until some years down the road and the mistake has stuck ever since.
So operating from that perspective – astrologically, numerologically, or even from a natural magic standpoint – Dec 31st is in fact the 1st full moon of the winter season and can not qualify as a true Blue Moon.
That being said, being a partial lunar eclipse on New Year’s Eve when the year is shifting into something new, and during a Mercury Retrograde, does bring its impact. It doesn’t play out numerologically in the way I look for significant patterns, but it is its own rite of passage.
On top of that, as I always emphasize – what people in mass focus on does bring about a reality. If the “world” focuses on the date as significant as a “Blue Moon” then there will be some special energy to it by the sheer force of law that governs manifestation.
The beginning of this year is like a hesitant step back before it makes its actual step forward. New Year’s Eve of 2009 – numerologically the first 11 year in 99 years coming to a close – with its eclipse and under mercury retrograde – is a good time to end the year in reflection. To go back over what we have seen, heard, been through and make an accounting for it. It’s a good time for some subtle evaluation as well, but essentially, focus and honor given to each and every thing, whether perceived as positive or negative. That there be no waste. That every moment of this year was of impact and importance for this point in our evolution as a spiritual race. It is important to remember, to look back over our lives and reflect. It is important to pick up the unanswered questions and slate them for exploration. It is important to realize that every circumstance had importance this year and sets the stage for the future to come. It is important to look over our choices and evaluate their potential. As every major religion and philosophy in the world urges, we must slow down, take our time, go within and listen before we move. It is time to look back and recapture, tie puzzle pieces together and set aside those we haven’t figured out yet for future consideration. Share memories, joy and even pain; release that which needs to be released and embrace Life and its true purpose. I expect New Year’s Eve 2009 is meant to be as a moment that stands still in Time. Whether all will hear the cry remains to be seen.
For additional inspiration at this time, you might also be interested in looking into information on the 13th zodiacal constellation in the Zulu culture – that of the Whale (Umkhomo). It is considered holy and rules between December 28 and January 6. People born during this time are considered blessed and meant for sacred work in the world.
I hope this information is useful to you.
Blessings and Happy New Year!