A Rare Honey Moon
The Full Moon in June is called the Honey Moon by virtue of the fact that it occurs at that time of year when busy bees are doing their best to fill their hives.
AND this years Full Honey Moon is to appear on Friday 13th for the first time in almost 100 years – well actually since 1919 and the next one will not take place until 2098.
It’s pretty rare for the Full Moon to coincide with Friday the 13th anyway. The last time it happened was October 13, 2000. The next time will be August 13, 2049.
ResearchManiacs have produced the following table of Friday the 13th Full Moons …
|Friday Mar 13th 1903
Friday Oct 13th 1905
Friday Jun 13th 1919
Friday Jan 13th 1922
Friday Nov 13th 1970
Friday Jul 13th 1984
Friday Feb 13th 1987
|Friday Mar 13th 1998
Friday Oct 13th 2000
Friday Jun 13th 2014
Friday Aug 13th 2049
Friday Apr 13th 2063
Friday Nov 13th 2065
Friday Feb 13th 2082
So what’s the Astrological thinking on this event?
Maria Macario of ‘Darkstar; notes:-
The Full Moon on June 13 2014 is at 22º Sagittarius. This beast of a Full Moon falls within an otherwise quite devil-may-care and joyful month. It’s a bit like the moon that came along to rain on your parade. Hmmmmm, well you might just be so exuberant you won’t give a damn
I notice a lot of talk on social media that Friday 13th June 2014 (a date alleged to associated with bad luck) is occurring during a Mercury Retrograde (also alleged to be associated with bad luck) and on the same day as the Full Moon (associated with Witches etc). Speaking as an astrologer, I would say that the world is not going to end that day. However, the planets on that day do feature some “interesting” alignments (as in the old Chinese curse, “May you live interesting times.”
I’m more inclined to think “WOW” how amazing the mechanics of the universe are and look to enjoy the event for what each and every celestial event is – awesome.
Having said that the readings which appear in our newsletter for this Summer Solstice echo some of the themes which appear in the considerations of these astrologers if you read their full articles.
Friday 13th – A ‘Christian Fear’?
Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. When Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigga was banished in shame to a mountaintop and labeled a witch. It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches, plus the devil — a gathering of thirteen — and plotted ill turns of fate for the coming week.
Since Friday is also associated with Venus, the Roman Goddess of love, beauty and fertility and Friday is viewed by many pagans as the best day to perform any magic relating to Venus’ areas of expertise: love, fertility and beauty.
The Egyptians believed that there were twelve steps on the ladder to eternal life and knowledge and to take the thirteenth step meant going through death into everlasting life. Thirteen, for the Egyptians, was associated with immortality.
The number 13 in the Coperos religion (small culture in brazil) is like a God number. All coperos must know that this number can save the humankind. In Sikhism, the number 13 is considered a special number since 13 is tera in Punjabi, which also means “yours” (as in, “I am yours, O Lord”).
Think about 13 Moon cycles in a year, the ancient Lunar calendar had 13 months, a traditional coven has 13 members, Romans require 13 guests be present at weddings, in the Hebrew faith age 13 is considered to be an adult, there are 13 players on a rugby team and there are 13 cards of each suit in a deck of cards… so is it really an unlucky number?
On June 13, 2014 the full moon is in the sign of Sagittarius which rules fire, optimism, freedom, fun/joy and travel.
The full moon is a time of letting go of that which no longer serves or has value.
With this full moon being a week or so away from the Summer Solstice what better time to find the time to let go of past limitations and fears so that you can recommit at the Solstice to your passions, your needs, your drives….
Follow the Rare Honey Moon on-line.
The event will be broadcast live online from Slooh.com, with expert commentary from astronomer Bob Berman at 6.30pm PDT (2.30am GMT).
It will be streamed live for two hours from the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and the Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile.
During the Honey Moon, the moon appears to have a honey or champagne colour because it is low on the horizon, so light has to travel further to reach Earth. Observers are also invited to take pictures and follow updates using the hashtag #Sloohhoneymoon