A Blue Moon is when two full Moons occur in one calendar month. It is an occurrence that happens about every 2.5 years. A Blue Moon on New Year’s is much rarer, only occurring once in about 19-20 years. But then, a Blue Moon eclipse on New Year’s Eve, even partial, as today’s will be, is rarer still. According to NASA data, in the next 1000 years, Blue Moons on New Year’s Eve will be eclipsed only 11 times (approximately once every 91 years).
Full Moons are always in the sign opposite where the Sun is. Since the Sun is now in Capricorn, this Moon is in the sign of Cancer.
So what does it mean? I recommend my friend Lynn Hayes’ article today, which can be found here. In addition, I offer the following interpretation. Blessings to all.
Intuitive Message for the Cancer Full Moon:
A Decade of Rebirth
by Julia Bondi
“The world will be saved by the western woman.”
This astounding statement by the enlightened patriarch of the Buddhist faith, the Dalai Lama, presages the power of this Capricorn/Cancer eclipse.
The patriarchy embraces the matriarchy as this year end eclipse marries the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto. A powerful lunar eclipse as the climatic year of 2009 draws it final breath is a harbinger of what is unfolding in the earth’s evolution as we face a future of Plutonian devastation or Cancerian rebirth.
This Moon in Cancer clearly signals the growing awareness that the reawakening of the Divine Feminine is quickening – yet at this Full Moon the Sun is in Capricorn, the sign of the fading patriarchy. The current patriarchal dance of death – as humanity continues to face war, financial greed, powerful forces, resisting any lessening of their power and an ever more unstable climate for us all – is frightening. Yet this eclipse lights the path to renewal as the Cancer gateway to consciousness, the birth canal through which we all enter, invites her Capricorn mate to embrace his wiser, openhearted authority as the protector of all life
As women reclaim their power to live, to love, to fully know what they know, to give life and to preserve life, they can end their service to a patriarchy devoid of life affirming vision. It is the Cancerian mother who births her child, who feeds her child, who teaches her child, who protects her child, who will die for her child if she must.
This is the fierce, yet loving mother awareness that enlivens the Divine Feminine as she sees the pain and suffering of her children on her earth who do not have what they need to survive and thrive. It is she who calls out to the Divine Masculine to reclaim his authority of wisdom and vision, arming them to fight together to create the world in which their children can thrive.
It is fitting that the very survival of our earth mother was at stake in Copenhagen at December’s New Moon, that the earth’s indigenous peoples gathered there to drum and sing her calling as they and the young who will inherit this earth demanded action founded on courage, wisdom and vision. The seeds planted at the New Moon are ready to be tended at this Full Moon.
2010 — a new decade, a time of urgency in every arena of life, is the year when the Divine Mother demands that her Divine Mate shed his armour of fear grounded in the past, and emerge into the future with her reborn as strong, wise, compassionate, and clear of mind and heart; to lead with her in this decade of rebirth.
[As an additional note, 2010 brings us the Tarot Year of the Empress, only one of which has been seen before in our lifetimes, and only one more of which will occur (in 2100) for a thousand years. I’ll have lots more to say about this in the coming days. — Beth]