Eschatology is a fancy English word. It roughly means something like “the study of beliefs concerning the final events in the history of the world or of humankind”. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word appeared in “1834, from Latinized form of Greek eskhatos “last, furthest, uttermost, extreme, most remote” in time, space, degree”. The ending -ology indicates “branch of knowledge, science”.
You will wonder, what the occasion is for making a reference to a possible doomsday today…
Super Blue Blood Moon
The rare Super Blue Blood Moon that will appear in the skies tomorrow is a unique phenomenon. As a matter of fact, it pertains to a trifecta concurrence, or three simultaneously occurring phenomena, which we described in our article Trifecta Concurrence – What is it?
Hence, tomorrow there will be a spectacular lunar show up to the firmament. And if you will be under a cloudless sky at night, you should not miss the chance to observe and enjoy the Blood Moon. This will be brightly illuminating during the dark hours. It is something that hasn’t been seen in the US since 1866 (thus for 152 years). A blood moon combined with an eclipse will occur again in 2033.
The influential power of this eclipse, and every eclipse was explained in our article Magic of Lunar and Solar Eclipses. For all astrological signs a magic vortex will open on January 31 and you can read the impact of this Eclipse on our predictions here. At the same time, the ancient Celtic (in particular Gaelic) Inbolck festivity takes place tomorrow and it is high time we cast an appropriate spell in order to spread the bless. (For more information on Inbolck, check also our article Imbolc Candlemas Spells : How to improve your artistic skills and Druid’s Herbal for Imbolc). Just dare to imagine the tremendous amount of bright magical energy we can acquire tomorrow!
A sign of an ensuing Apocalypse?
While all our witches and mages are preparing themselves for tomorrow’s flow of lunar energy, the moon drives some people a bit lunatic! According to articles, like this one the Christian preacher David Meade predicts that the blood moon signalizes the wrath of god and the beginning of the end for our world. According to this eschatological prophecy, the doomsday approaches because of the interference of major powers in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The overall global circumstances could cause the 3rd World War. Another self-styled doom prophet, Paul Begley, posted a video. In this, he claims that Russian weapon tests may ignite the Armageddon on our planet.
The sixth seal and a moon like blood
The trigger for these conspiracy theories are excerpts from Bible. As we read in this article:
In the book of Revelations, it reads: “When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake. And the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood. And the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale.
“The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up. And every mountain and island was removed from its place.”
The “sixth seal” refers to the seals of the apocalyptic documents which contain secret information only for God and his chosen “Lamb”.
Opening of the seventh seal is said to trigger the chorus of the angels trumpets. This is a signal of “the wrath of God upon the earth”.
And then in the book of Acts, it reads the following. “The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes. The great and magnificent day.”
Christian prophets have long predicted blood moons heralding the end of the world before based on these prophecies.
Should we believe then in these doomssayers and their “signs”? In fact, no! The Super Blue Blood Moon is an inspiration for us and our witches and mages will grow even more stronger!