October 31st is a potent and magical day that brings a Blue Moon and the observed celebration of Samhain, which is where Halloween gets its roots. Across many cultures, this time of year is also believed to be when the veil between dimensions is at its thinnest.
A Blue Moon occurs when we have two Full Moons in a calendar month. Thefirst Full Moon we had in October was on the first day of the month in the sign of Aries. The second Full Moon or Blue Moon of October falls on the last day of the month in the sign of Taurus.
Having two Full Moons within the same calendar month indicates an overall theme of release, and it seems there is a lot unraveling under the power of this Blue Moon.
The October 31st Blue Moon also happens to be a Micromoon, which means it is further away from Earth than usual. The Moon may appear smaller in the night sky and be less bright.
Micromoons are steeped in superstition and are believed to bring bad weather and natural disasters. Even though the Moon is further away from Earth, Micromoons are believed to have a greater influence on our moods.
Full Moons are always powerful points of completion and letting go, but we may find that this Full Blue Moon doesn’t bring the release we are looking for.
While it may stir things and notify us of what needs to be released in our lives, it may lack the strength to help us go the distance.
Even though we may want to be done with something, it looks like we may find ourselves hanging on a little longer than we would have liked.
It may take until the next Full Moon in November, which just so happens to be an Eclipse, for us to take the plunge and finally say goodbye to whatever it is that we wish to release.
Uranus the planet of awakening and surprising news is conjunct this Blue Moon, which means its energy will be very active.
Whenever the Moon and Uranus come together, there is always the chance that some shocking information could come to the surface. We may also experience heightened emotions, making it easier to fall victim to our triggers.
While we may feel pulled in many directions under this energy, we can also connect to the earthy, grounded stability that Taurus can offer to us.
By rooting and grounding ourselves in whatever the present moment brings, step by step we can make our way through.
As mentioned, this Blue Moon falls on an auspicious night, where the veil between dimensions is considered to be at its thinnest. This is connected to the rising of the Pleiades at this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere.
October 31st is also linked to the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, which is commonly celebrated in Mexico and Central America, and originated from the time of the Aztecs.
Similarly to the pagan traditions of Samhain, it is believed that on this night, the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest. With the veil between dimensions thin, it is easier for our loved ones to return to Earth and make contact with them.
Having a Full Moon on this night can amplify the thinning of the veil, helping us connect with our intuition and higher realms with greater ease.
Even the planetary influence of Uranus can help us to access these higher dimensions, as Uranus also rules over the awakening of our life force or kundalini energy.
Under the dim light of the Blue Moon, visualize your chakras awakening one by one. See them shining like bright balls of rainbow light. See them opening and connecting you to your higher self and to the realms above.
If you have a loved one that has crossed over, on this night say a special prayer, or do something to remind you of them. Eat their favorite food, or light a candle in their name.
And beyond reaching out to passed loved ones, make time to acknowledge the “deaths” both great and small in your life.
There are so many things that have “died” this year, so honor the ones that matter most to you, even if they are a little painful.
Look to nature for guidance, as it is always showing us how it dies and rebirths itself again and again.
So, while this Blue Moon carries some volatility, it also reminds us to get grounded and rooted in our being, so we can reach into the realms unknown.
Death is the greatest unknown for us as we walk this life, but we need not be afraid.
Honor the deaths you have faced, and know that all things lost eventually come around again. It is the law of the Universe that nothing is ever destroyed, only reborn.