By Jill Brooke
A rare blue supermoon will rise Wednesday night which should stir up all types of emotions.
The most important one, says yoga expert Lesley Levenson, is shedding ideas, thoughts, and people that no longer serve you.
“Each. month the moon represents new beginnings,” says Levenson, who runs “Body-Breathe-Believe” in New York. “But this is a moon that happens twice in the month. The symbolism represents a time to look at your life and think of what needs to be shed. It is a moment to strive for clarity.”
This could be ideas that are no longer serving you or people who are not your cheerleaders or worthy of friendship or love.
Just like the moon is connected to flowers and growth, these environmental occurrences are important to contemplate. After all, according to NASA, the next blue moon like this won’t be seen until January of 2037.
During a supermoon, the moon appears brighter and around %14 larger when it’s farther from Earth.
The blue moon term doesn’t apply to color but to it being rare, like a blue flower in nature. It is used to describe a second full moon in a calendar month which only usually has one full moon.
Levenson notes that the rare blue moon and blue flowers share common connections. “In a way, this blue moon is like a flower which sheds petals to regrow,” she says.
The term “supermoon” was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full moon that occurs within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. Under this definition, in a typical year, there can be three or four full supermoons in a row.
As Gordon Johnston wrote for NASA Science, “For a strip running through parts of the Americas, if you are lucky enough to have clear skies and a clear view of the horizon for both the rising Sun and the setting Moon, you can get a real sense of your place in this alignment. You can see the sunrise, then turn 180 degrees to see the curved shadow of the round Earth starting to fall across the edge of the Moon as the Moon sets.”
One detail worth noting. Only 3% of full moons are blue moons. So look at some blue flowers and think about possibilities and what you can do to move forward in your life. Cultivate positivity and you do grow happiness. Maybe also consider what you haven’t done in a blue moon – and do it.
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