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I was checking out what moon phase my girl (sage..we decided..) is due in and discovered that June is a rare blue moon month. This means that there are two full moons that take place in June.<br><br>
The first one occuring on the 1st and 2nd( full moon energy can be felt for two to three days,but is only really "full" very briefly) and the secound on the 29th and 30th.<br><br>
What effect will this have on our babies ?? I am curious. At the very least we can make "once in a blue moon" jokes..<br><br><br>
~ Pixie
 

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My mw sent me an email saying that I should "try" to have the babe on June 30 for the blue moon. I am going to give it a shot, its worth going 5 days over for it.
 

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Oh no!<br><br>
If we go with the "more babes born on the full moon" theory, then my babe will either be a few weeks early, or a few weeks late. And since I went 42+ weeks last time....argh!<br><br>
I'm sooooooo hoping for a babe whose done on the "sooner" side this time.<br><br>
Then again, a blue moon babe would be much fun...my first was almost an april fools babe (she was due on the "Ides of March"...another amusing date!) and I was a bit disappointed when she hung on till the 5th. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Two full moons in a single calendar month...the second moon is "blue".<br><br>
I've always loved blue moons...my nana used to tell me stories about the Blue Moon talking to herself in the night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
(<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon</a>)
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Note that the May 31 date applies to most of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States. In the Eastern Hemisphere, the full moon in question will occur on June 1. For that half of the world, the blue moon will be on June 30, 2007.</td>
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Maybe this is the answer to the riddle?
 

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we have known about the blue moon for months, b/c our close friends are getting married on it (unfortunately for us, in maine, so we can't go). i think a blue moon baby would be cool. we might even go for a moon-y first name like luna (since we just found out she's a girl) if she does turn up on the blue moon...
 

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oops...Your absolutely right..in America the blue moon occurs on May 31<br><br><a href="http://www.obliquity.com/astro/blue2007.html" target="_blank">http://www.obliquity.com/astro/blue2007.html</a><br><br>
This is god news for me because my baby is due on June 1st (by one calculation) to June 5..that means we have a shot at having a blue moon baby !!<br><br>
~ Pixie
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Two full moons in a single calendar month...the second moon is "blue".<br><br>
(<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon</a>)</div>
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If you go on to read the definition of Blue Moon the "two full moons in a single calender month" is actually an error anyway. It's something like the third full moon of the quarter if you read on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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workinmama- it depends on the definition...the phrase actually has three or four valid definitions. So two full moons in one calendar month is valid, but so is and "extra" moon in a seasonal quarter. And long ago the term actually meant "never" (like saying "we'll go when pigs fly").<br><br>
I love the ways in which words change and grow and can even come to mean entirely different things over time...if you're ever bored (or just a word junkie like me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) check out the OED and wordspy. There's some really nifty stuff out there...
 

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Actually..there are two types of blue moons. One ( a more recent definition)is any two full moons occuring within a month, the secound type of blue moon is older and defined as<br><br>
"the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons."<br><br>
Regardless of when the phenomenah was named ,I think it is quite special, as two full moons in a month is rare. Being one who travels a pagan path I honour and respect the power and energy of the moon and the effects she has on us. I can't help but think the subtle effect on a child born under a blue moon would be magikal....
 

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Under your link that you posted, under the heading <i>calender blue moons</i>, it goes on to state that the definition was an error printed in an article back in the 1960's but actually caught on as common knowledge when the error was published in Trivial Pursuit. So through time the layman has made it the definition.
 

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Gotta love the power of the people!<br><br>
Wordspy is a great site for this sort of thing (<a href="http://www.wordspy.com/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.wordspy.com/index.asp</a>) since they look at "modern" words and figure out when they were first used and in what context, and how they've grown. Sort of like the OED, but more up to date. Some have lasted ("fuzzy math", "blobject", "SARS", "flash mob", "phishing") while others have sort of faded away.<br><br>
Anyway, it's a very fun site! And I guess what I wanted to share is that a word/phrase "means" what people agree it means. So if you enjoy the idea of the second full moon in a month being a "blue" moon there's no reason not to use it that way! It's not what the original meaning was, and it may have begun as an accident, but it's what the word means now (well, for many people anyway). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Regardless of when the phenomenah was named ,I think it is quite special, as two full moons in a month is rare. Being one who travels a pagan path I honour and respect the power and energy of the moon and the effects she has on us. I can't help but think the subtle effect on a child born under a blue moon would be magikal....</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> FIRST thing I did when I got preggo was have my father-in-law check the farmers almanac for the full moon of June... he looked at May and said... Oh, blue moon, just forget about June all together!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">oops...Your absolutely right..in America the blue moon occurs on May 31<br><br><a href="http://www.obliquity.com/astro/blue2007.html" target="_blank">http://www.obliquity.com/astro/blue2007.html</a><br><br>
This is god news for me because my baby is due on June 1st (by one calculation) to June 5..that means we have a shot at having a blue moon baby !!<br><br>
~ Pixie</div>
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okay checked this so i am the group with the moons being 1 and 30th. Gosh not sure i want to wait from the 15 to the 30!
 
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