Written by Priestess Hypatia
For Coven Life
“History is the script of those in power, and whoever holds the power writes the history.” – Jose Arguelles –
A Blue moon- when there is 2 full moons in one month.
In 2020 its occurrence is in October, this means that there are 13 full moons in that solar year cycle. Our last Blue Moon was back in March 2018.
Observation of the lunar calendar is not only by humans, but by nature Herself. Friday the 13th having just passed is interesting to note that the possible notion of this world wide superstition is the occurrence of the 13th moon in a solar year.
The fact is that during one solar year there is ALWAYS a 13th lunation which transits from one solar year to the next. The taboo nature of the number 13 seems to stem from the mysterious 13th moon. There is an eleven day discrepancy between the length of the solar year of 365.242199 days and twelve complete synodic lunations of 354.36706 days. The number of days in thirteen synodic lunations amounts to 383.5, a discrepancy of 18.25 days more than the solar year.
This discrepancy between the solar and lunation cycles only become a problem for civilised man, for women they have ALWAYS carried the 13 moon cycles with her. The female menstruation cycle of 28 days is the mean between the synodic lunation cycle of 29.5 days and the other lunation cycles of less than 27.5 days. Factor the mean lunation cycle of 28 days into the solar year and the result is thirteen moons, or 364 days, one day less than a mean solar year!
In ancient times a solar calendar was associated with the sun, it was the masculine energy and associated with the male, the lunar calendar was associated with the feminine and therefore the woman. A calendar based exclusively on the solar year became paramount and instrumental in bringing the masculine energy into power.
GREAT RESPECT goes to the native cultures that are still following their ancient ways around the world for they are the protagonists of the true Mother Earth Calendar. 13 moons in each calendar year is observed by numerous peoples that are connected to the rhythms of the earth.
A REMINDER THAT ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED AND THAT WE MUST LIVE IN BALANCE………..
Below is a link with the dates UTC times for the full moon.