The Blood Moon prophecy

If you haven’t heard about the Blood Moon happening, then where have you been!? It’s basically just a lunar eclipse, but it’s happening 4 times within the next year and a half, making it a lunar tetrad.

Unfortunately the Blood Moon which will show our only moon turning a reddish or “bloody” colour will only be able to be seen from the North America (apparently), but it’s getting some biblical attention due to its descriptive origins and prophecies.

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Biblical reference

The Blood Moon has naturally been happening for millenia, and most likely freaked out a lot of ancient cultures, but the prophecies of the eclipse stems from the Bible and are considerably recent.

So the term Blood Moon became popular by two Christian pastors, Mark Blitz and John Hagee (who wrote a book called “Four Blood Moons: Something is about to change”) Uh huh. So they say that when there are four blood moons in six months succession of each other from 2014 – 2015, this will bring about the end of days and a world shaking event.

Here’s John Hagee explaining:

As it says in Joel 2:31 – “The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.”

What’s important about this year is that the eclipses take place at the same time as two Jewish holidays, Passover and Tabernacles (or Sukkot) – coincidence, I think NOT!

The Mayan ‘Blood Moon’ God

In Mayan mythology, Xquic is the goddess of the waning moon, and she is also known as the “Blood Maiden“. She was the daughter of Chuchumaquic, one of the lords of Xibalba (Mayan Underworld).

She became pregnant of somewhat otherwise conditions after the head of Hun Hunahpu (god of maize) spat on her hand. She gave birth to the two Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque.

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Eclipses to look forward to

If you want to check out the Blood Moon this year and next, here’s the schedule:

April 14-15 2014
October 8 2014

April 4 2015
September 28 2015

Check out Earth Sky for the full low down of the Blood Moon, and Goddess a Day for the full story of Xquic.

PS: I don’t own these images.

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