Monday, April 14, 2014
First Of Four Blood Moons Tonight!
Tonight is the first of a tetrad or four blood moons that will take place over the next two years. In all cases it will be a total eclipse of the moon, when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. The moon will appear rust or dark red colored, hence the term "blood moon." It's not technically a blood moon. The blood moon is actually the full moon in October, or the next full moon after the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon on the Saturday closest to the Autumn Equinox.
You may have heard some rumors about this tetrad of lunar eclipses signalling an apocalypse or earth-shattering changes. This belief arose because each of the blood moons will occur on Jewish holidays. In the middle will be a solar eclipse. So we have the moon turning to blood and the sun turning black, all which serve to make certain people think the end of the world is nigh. Personally, I don't think we have anything to worry about, mainly because these people point to certain bible verses and claim they mean something different from what they actually read. I believe their interpretations are wrong.
If you have never seen a lunar eclipse they are weird looking. The last one I saw was around 2009 and the moon was really high in the sky and was a dark red color. Kind of spooky. It was especially spooky because everything gets darker. All total eclipses occur during a full moon. So nights with a full moon tend to be brighter than other nights. So you can see with your own eyes the night growing darker. Again, it's spooky.
As far as magic goes, the full moon is the strongest time for most spells. Add the lunar eclipse to the mix and it makes tonight an ideal time for enemy work. The total eclipse will last for one hour so anyone wanting to take advantage of this time should have plenty of time to do so. Look to the side of the moon as well and you will probably see an orange "star." That's the planet Mars.
The lunar eclipse will begin circa 12:53 CST but won't reach totality until 2 am CST, which should last over an hour.