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  • Writer's pictureDebra Trappen

The Magical Blue Supermoon * August 2023

It’s finally here! The first Blue Moon in two years occurs today, August 30, 2023, at 6:35p PT.

A Blue Moon is when two full moons occur within a calendar month OR seasonal cycle. Check out this article on The Farmer’s Almanac website for more info.

Since they only occur about every two to three years, they’re considered a rare and magical event. The Blue Moon spiritual meaning in 2023 is extra special because it’s also a Supermoon. We won't see another one until 2037!

A Blue Moon is a chance to connect with your feelings, spread kindness, and shine your bright a bit brighter, just like our beloved Moon. This Blue Moon's spiritual side is divinely woven with our thoughts, dreams, and feelings. Those BIG dreams that we can barely even imagine and often feel unworthy of.

This month, my intuition is electric. Visions of a bright, brilliant future are becoming clearer. My focus for this Full Moon is staying open to divine inspiration and taking steps towards crafting the life I want in this next new season. There will also be an element of releasing what no longer serves this vision and a reclaiming of freedom.

All in all, this Blue Supermoon feels like a mystical, magical mirror reflecting and expanding the visions swirling in my heart, mind, and spirit… and I am HERE FOR IT!

The three steps to weave into this month's ceremony time are:

  1. Checking in with yourself and your goals.

  2. Invest time and journal your thoughts and emotions about the future and how you would like the next four months to feel and look.

  3. Finish with a gentle cleaning ritual.

Start with this short prayer/statement:

“May all that no longer supports my highest purpose and visions be released now. I let go of the limiting goals, thoughts, people, and patterns preventing my growth. I call my power back from all times and all places and refocus it for the good of all and the harm of none. I wholeheartedly and purposefully set these intentions.

Amen. Aho. And so it is."

Here are journal prompts to get you started:

  1. Which of my goals have I achieved?

  2. How did I celebrate the achievements?

  3. Which of my goals no longer fits my visions or dreams - and is calling to be released?

  4. What goals am I ready to write down and go after? Before going on, meditate on each of the goals you are taking with you into tomorrow.

  5. What resources will I need to bring these visions to life? Dream BIG here. Don’t let those limiting beliefs creep back in and keep you small.

  6. What soul-care activities will I schedule to make sure my energies are balanced and my thoughts are clear and held high?

If you are feeling moved to do more writing, don’t stop. Keep going. Freestyle journal for a bit longer.

Of course, ending quiet time by soaking in a beautiful bubble bath for the cleansing aspects is always in order. :)

This month, add in some intentional aromatherapy practices. You can add essential oils to the water, diffuse them, or choose scented candles to help clear out stress and negativity.

Want some inspiration?

Here are the ones I will use to support my desire to welcome serenity, balance, and focus into my days ahead.

  • Lavender is well known to help soothe the mind and balance the body. It also helps to clear away negative energy and create a sense of spiritual balance. It also has a sedative effect and may help with sleep troubles.

  • Eucalyptus is known for its healing properties and is often used to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and promote emotional balance. It also helps to clear away negative energy and promote feelings of calmness and clarity. This is a great option if you are not a bathlete and prefer to do your cleansing rituals in the shower.

  • Clary Sage is another favorite of mine. It helps to address stress and can have a positive effect on cortisol, the stress hormone.

  • Frankincense’s woodsy aroma leaves me feeling calm, collected, and centered. In addition to adding this to my bath water, I add a dab to my pulse points at the start of my ceremony.

Before you end your sacred soul session, pamper yourself and your skin with a self-massage using the divinely feminine Rose Oil. Not only does Rose Oil help to reduce stress and anxiety - but blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and cortisol levels are known to decrease after it is applied.

May you find time to honor yourself under this magical Blue Moon and her mystical energies!

Wrapping you in love and light,

Blue Moon Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

Essential Oil Photo by Birgith Roosipuu on Unsplash

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