The Novice Niche: Once in a blue moon

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Story by Ashleigh Fields, News Correspondent

I’m not really someone who is interested in astronomy or an active researcher of all that surrounds us in our galaxy, but I am someone who appreciates random spurts of beauty that nature likes to give us humans every once in a while. I remember traveling to Columbia, South Carolina to be in totality for the solar eclipse last year and being in awe of viewing night and day at the same time. So, when my mom told me that on January 31st there would be a super blue blood moon for the first time in 150 years I was in complete shell-shock. Partially because I hadn’t discovered that this would occur before her but also because it was happening on my birthday. Now I’ve heard the crazy things that happen when there is a full moon, but I was not sure what would happen if there was a super blue blood moon. Of course, I was wondering what would happen to me or the others around me. And it was the fear of what could happen that sparked my research.


I found that a blue moon is merely when two full moons occur in the same calendar month.  Boring, right? However, a supermoon occurs when the moon is as close as it can get to the Earth. And I saved the best for last, the blood moon. Now it’s name already gives off that creepy vibe but what you’ll discover is that it’s not all that scary. A blood moon is simply when the moon turns a reddish color because it’s being eclipsed by the sun. If that’s not amazing, then I don’t know what is.


It makes me feel extremely special to know that this happened for the first time in exactly 152 years on my birthday. I was a little surprised that I didn’t turn into a werewolf or forcibly howl at the moon.


Because I didn’t feel strange, it made me want to do a little bit more digging. I decide to look at my horoscope and see what it had to say about just what a super blue blood moon meant for me. Below, you will find out what it meant for your horoscope and mine. Don’t worry if you don’t know what your sign is. Next to the sign name is the dates for each of the signs.


Aries (March 21-April 19)- Strong feelings between you and someone else are likely to be revealed. Either on your behalf or theirs, someone will be sharing secrets.


Taurus (April 20-May 20)- Now is the time to make changes in your home life. Change the decor, or the furniture in your home. It’s time to gain a new outlook on your place of residence.


Gemini (May 21-June 20)– Focus on communication and change. Your relationship with your family members and friends will soon take a turn.


Cancer (June 21- July 22)– It is time to improve. Look at the areas in which you could work harder or perform better. It may be at school, at home, or even at work.


Leo (July 23- August 22)– Your physical appearance is beginning to change. You a being pushed into a spotlight, it’s your time to shine.


Virgo (August 23- September 22)– It’s time for a rebirth. You should be reawakened spiritually at the time of this eclipse.


Libra (September 23- October 22)– A friendship that you have no longer serves you anymore. It’s time to move on and be firm in your decision.


Scorpio (October 23- November 21)– You might feel the need to let go. It’s your time to let go of how others view and stop focusing on the security found in your image.


Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)– You have new ideas, thoughts, a new outlook on life. Take your ideas, your philosophies and share them, don’t wait!


Capricorn (December 22- January 19)- Your approach on finances is changing. Your views are firm, do what you think is right. Stick with your gut.


Aquarius (January 20- February 18)– There will be a huge change in your relationships. It’s time to make a decision. Either make the relationship official or leave.


Pisces (February 19- March 20)– Stop settling. You are about to start valuing your self worth.



Nelson, January. “How The Super Blue Blood Moon Will Affect Your Relationship And Life Based On Your Zodiac.” Thought Catalog, Thought Catalog, 31 Jan. 2018,