This special Halloweem editiom is all about black cats, because whem you thimk of Halloweem you picture ravem-furred beasties, right? Right?!? Well, I’m here to tell you there’s more to us tham ridimg om broomsticks or crossimg your path. There’s mo truth to the rumor that we cause bad luck AMD we take meow-velous selfies (Ramses and I are still working on this. He just cannot sit still long enough for me to capture a shot of us together. – M).
But first, let’s hear what SHE has to say about today’s Full “Blue” Moom.
The second Full moon in a calendar month is called a Blue Moon. The Full Moon on October 31, 2020 is also a Hunter’s Moon – which is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon – AND is conjunct Lilith. Damn.
Rare Halloween ‘Blue Moon’ is a spooky treat for us all
“The moon will be full this Halloween night across the entire United States. This is a truly special confluence of spookiness; a Halloween full moon visible for all time zones on Earth hasn’t happened since 1944… [and] It won’t happen again until 2039.”
Full Moon October 31, 2020 – Rebellion
“The October 31 blue moon is extremely close to Uranus [in Taurus], the planet of change and revolution. So unexpected change and uncertainty may cause anxiety, impatience, and an inability to relax…Civil unrest, violence, and rebellion are possible. […] The October 31 full moon in the Sign of Taurus aligns with the brightest star in the Constellation of Aries.”
The Spiritual Meaning of the Halloween Blue Full Moon 2020 is Surprising
“…Samhain was celebrated from Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 as a way of welcoming in the harvest, and the darker half of the year. The Celtics believe it’s the only day in the year where the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world can be dissolved…Full moons are powerful on their own, so when you integrate the rarity of it also being a blue moon, on the eeriest night of the year, it means something.”
Astrologically, Full Moons sit directly opposite the Sun. Today’s Full Moon is in Taurus (the Earth) while the Sun resides in Scorpio (the Underworld). As above, so below. The lunar properties of the moon will shine a light on that which is hidden. It will bring the mysterious out into the open. This is a moon of change and transformation.
Indeed. There is electricity in the air and you can feel the power of its magickal energies. Spooky. The perfect time to cast a spell or two.
Now, let’s get on with this post! (Take it away, Ramses!)
A black cat crossing your path
signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
– Groucho Marx
Black cats were considered good luck on ships – this despite the fact that ALL cats are great hunters and kept rodents at bay during long voyages. The wives of English mariners kept black cats as TALISMANS to ensure their husbands’ safe return. In Britain, Japan, and Ireland having a black cat cross your path is a sign of GOOD luck. Single women in Japan who own black cats are said to attract more suitors; and in parts of the U.K., a black cat is the ideal wedding gift.
Black Cats Matter.
Because there are more “cats of color” than any other
– with one all-black purebred breed: the Bombay.
Hey, this cat looks just like me! – Ramses
Because of superstitious ignorance, black cats are the least-adoptable among their shelter-mates; and because they are the target of cruel and sometimes fatal attacks during Halloween, shelters will no longer adopt them out during the month of October.
Why you should adopt a Black Cat.
- We tend to be healthier than cats of other colors. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered that the genetic mutations that cause cats to have black coats may offer them some protection from diseases.
- If you wear a lot of black (Like SHE does.) you don’t have to worry about cat hair on your clothes.
- Like the proverbial little black dress, we go with EVERYTHING – and holding us will make you look slimmer.
- We are RARE (the black color of our coats is associated with the X chromosome, which often skips a generation).
- Having a black cat is like living with a miniature-size panther.
Black cats were created to give everyone
the opportunity to be owned by a mini-panther.
Famous Black Cats
For ways on how you (and your kitty) can fully celebrate Samhain,
check out “The Magic of Cats“.
Oh no! Here comes Ramses-O!
Go, Go, Mouse-zilla!!!!