What is the Spiritual Meaning of the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse 2018?
THE super blue blood moon event on January 31 2018 is the spectacular end to a supermoon trilogy, but what is the spiritual meaning of this celestial phenomenon and does it hold particular significance?
Seeing a super blue blood moon next week has got people excited for all kinds of reasons.
It’s the combination of a total lunar eclipse with a blood moon, plus a supermoon and a blue moon.
A Blue Moon gets its name when it is the second of two full moons to appear in the same calendar month.
The first one of 2018 took place on January 1 and the second is on January 31.
Lucky stargazers will also get to witness a supermoon – when the full moon appears larger and brighter than usual – and there’s also going to be a total lunar eclipse.
All in all, it’s a pretty amazing sight, the likes of which hasn’t been seen for 150 years.
What is the super blue blood moon eclipse’s spiritual meaning?
Blood moons are thought to be part of prophecies, originally serving as an omen in the Book of Joel, where it is written “the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”
Christian Headlines has reported that Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, believes the Blue Blood Moon has special significance in light of current world events linked with Israel.
Citing US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognise it as the capital, he said: “The Talmud states that Israel is judged by our actions, by our commitment to Hashem (God), and not by astrological signs.
“In fact, the Talmud states that a lunar eclipse is a bad sign for those who hate Israel.”
Other theorists point to blue moons as being spiritually significant.
Blue moons have a romantic place in popular culture – you’ve probably heard the saying “once in a blue moon” referencing their rarity.
Astrologists believe full moons are when lunar energy is at its most powerful, being able to affect tides through the pull of the moon’s gravity.
Athena Perrakis, founder of sacred website Sage Goddess, told Refinery29.com: “A lunar eclipse reveals what’s hidden about you, kind of your internal landscape.”
Wicca, also known as Pagan Witchcraft, is also said to attribute special meaning to blue moons.