Mythic Monday: Black Moon Rising

Flossie Benton Rogers

aliciamoonblurfotor Some folks call February 2014 a Black Moon month because it has no new moon. Our lovely Selene hides her face. This situation can only occur in the short month of February. However, a Black Moon also refers to the second new moon in a calendar month, and January and March are both Black Moon months by that definition. The Black Moon on January 30 was especially auspicious, since the date also ushered in the Chinese new year, the Year of the Horse.

The Moon-goddess Selene accompanied by the Dio... The Moon-goddess Selene accompanied by the Dioscuri, or Phosphoros (the Morning Star) and Hesperos (the Evening Star). Marble altar, Roman artwork, 2nd century CE. From Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just so you’ll know, Black Moon also refers to a calendar month with no full moon, another situation that can only occur in the short month of February and results in January and March having two full moons…

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One thought on “Mythic Monday: Black Moon Rising

  1. Thanks for reblogging my post about the Black Moon! I was unaware of Black Moons until recently when I started thinking, “What is the opposite of Blue Moon?” I’m delighted to discover your blog and am going now to take a look around:)

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