Tonight celebrates the Blood Red Superoon! Huh? What? Blood moon? What kinda whaaat?
The Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse will be taking place tonight (Sunday 28th September 2015) – one of the most spectacular celestial nights since the tetrad series in 1982. The next series will be in 2033 and is when the Sun, Moon and Earth are perfectly aligned and the moon is absolutely covered by the Earth’s shadow, giving it a red, dusty tint. Oh. My. Gaw!
The redness will depend on how much dust is in the air but the sky is looking pretty darn clear tonight so I can’t wait for what’s in store… eeeek! I’ve seen big fat cheesy moons before and I’ve seen a blood moon before (I danced in the streets with my friend after our radio show in Leicester a few years ago) but tonight it will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than other full moons – and bloody blood red!
Why Am I So Darn Excited
I get very excited about celestial events, especially full moons and this one is particularly special because it’s also the Harvest moon! Since I can remember, my Mum and Bibi always went to the Gudwara, along with others from the Sikh community, to gather and pay respects on full moon (Puranmashi), which is a very auspicious day.
It’s said that Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on the day of a full moon and if you’re awake during the night it gives you great worldly and spiritual benefits – I definitely feel different when meditating and practicing Yoga under the full moon.
For me, it represents new beginnings. It’s when I light more candles than usual and burn my special incense to celebrate the fullness and the brightness of the full moon. I re-energise my crystals and sacred stones (will post about them soon), and set out my new objectives for the month. Choices. Transformations. Awakenings. Open myself spiritually, a little more.
I’ve always felt a connection with the moon and over the past few years have come to respect and celebrate its feminine qualities a lot more (weirdly, I’m not 100% comfortable if my blinds are closed and I can’t see the moon when I’m in my bed trying to sleep – It’s like a protective night light).
The full moon releases powerful energy both positive and negative and it’s up to the individual which type they chose to absorb. On the Supermoon – this energy is intensified. On the Blood Red Supermoon – the intensity may last for about a week. I have a feeling I might be very hormonal and erratic in the next week. But my energy is feeling positive and I always feel re-energised and in touch with my femininity – so it’ll be all good for those around me, you lucky son of a guns.
The Blood Moon Prophecy
Like all rare occurrences, the Blood Red Supermoon will invoke superstitious fear and dread amongst some and it’s even been claimed that this night will point to some sort of Armageddon or apocalypse because of links to the so called biblical tetrad (the Blood Red Supermoon will be the final one in a series of four in a row happening at six-monthly intervals on biblical feast days).
Apparently, in the Bible it says:
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes.” Joel 2:31
“’And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.’” Joel 2:30-31
I don’t believe in that, so I say just enjoy the magnificent view and absorb the amazing positive energy that will surround you this week.
Thanks for reading and if I get some good snaps tonight, I’ll make sure to post!
Sabrina (A very excited Sabrina!)