Magical things are afoot.

In case you weren’t aware (and I wasn’t until just yesterday), we’re going to have a blue moon tonight. There are actually a couple of definitions about what a blue moon really is, but the most commonly accepted refers to the rare occurrence when there are two full moons in on month. So rare that the next one won’t happen until 2018!

Full moons are, of course, already overloaded with folklore and superstition—crime rates going up, babies being born, accidents and, obviously, werewolves. But what about a blue moon? Being a vaguely superstitious kind of person, I had to do some poking around and supposedly any plans you make under a blue moon are fated to come true. Sowing the seeds of long-term goals during a blue moon are meant to be particularly fruitful, though erratic.

Regardless, there’s a reason people use the phrase “once in a blue moon,” and I think that tonight is the perfect time to set some goals for yourself, creativity and writing-wise. Even if it is all just superstition, sitting down and actually coming up with a comprehensive, achievable scenario for your book’s progress towards completion, can only help,  right? Real or imagined, use the rarity of tonight’s occurrence to make some concrete plans and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be rewarded tenfold.

3 Responses to Magical things are afoot.

  1. Tamara says:

    What a great idea, Rachel!

    (Full moons in and of themselves affect people. It’s not just superstition. Bartenders and policemen and emergency room doctors and nurses know that all too well.)

  2. Joelle says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you pointed this out. We live where it’s pretty dark and the last few nights have been aglow, but I had missed the blue moon bit (I knew what one was, though). We are going to go for a moonlight walk tonight and maybe talk about some goals! And try not to run into any deer, as they’re so friendly around here, they’re more likely to nudge you for a snack than run away. Especially under a blue moon.

  3. I was planning to do a little bit of revision work on my latest book this evening anyway, but now I’m thinking I really should work on a certain job application as well. It’s been a long week and I was considering putting it off until Sunday, but any help I can get would be nice, and starting it tonight would mean I have to do less later.

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