Flaunt's Guide to Surviving Friday's Blood Moon
The longest lunar eclipse of the century is creeping up on us this Friday and with it comes all of the superstitious omens that everyone and their mother ever told you about-- doomsday, complete apocalyptic destruction, you name it. So, considering the care and appreciation we have for our readers, we think it’s only appropriate to suggest you prepare for the worst by locking yourself in a basement. Before you go running downstairs, we first want to give you some extra background knowledge. The term “blood moon” comes from the rusty-colored glow the moon emits during certain lunar eclipses. According to a very specific prophecy explained by a group of Christians, if this glow is present for four consecutive lunar eclipses that happen to also fall on Jewish Holidays with six full moons in between, it means that the end of the world is approaching. Well guess what? The prophecy has been fulfilled before and although we have survived the potential destruction of the human race before, an apocalypse is not something we joke about here at Flaunt, ever.
In all seriousness, because the eclipse is a full moon as well as an eclipse, it’s potential powers will be heightened. Astrologically speaking, lunar eclipses are meant to shed light on events going on each person’s life. This can differ in the sense that for some, things that need to fall apart will fall apart and things that need to come together will come together. This lunar eclipse is in Aquarius so pay close attention to how your perspectives may change over the upcoming week and remember to be aware of the fact that the eclipse may be able to wipe your emotional slate clean, resetting all emotional baggage from the past six months.
Regardless of what you want to believe, the eclipse will be happening this Friday over a period of an hour and 43 minutes. To aid in the experience, we suggest you grab your closest friends, head to that basement, sip on some refreshing beverages (Bloody Mary’s if you want to be especially thematic) and jam to our carefully curated playlist that happens to be exactly an hour and 43 minutes. Get ready to set the mood for the beginning of the end of time. Or just a really cool natural phenomena.
Find our Blood Moon Playlist below!
Witchy Woman- The Eagles
Time of the Season- The Zombies
Gimme Shelter- The Rolling Stones
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper- Blue Öyster Cult
Spirit In The Sky- Norman Greenbaum
Moondance- Van Morrison
Walk On the Wild Side- Lou Reed
The Sounds of Silence- Simon & Garfunkel
Pink Moon- Nick Drake
People Are Strange- The Doors
Graveyard’s Full- The Growlers
Tonight, Tonight - The Smashing Pumpkins
The Element of Surprise- The Last Shadow Puppets
Let It Happen- Tame Impala
I Don’t Know You- The Marias
Black Car- Beach House
Lovesong- The Cure
Where’d All the Time Go?- Dr. Dog
Shadowboxer- Fiona Apple
Marwa Blues- George Harrison
Vertigo- Mini Mansions
Telephone Line- Electric Light Orchestra
House of the Rising Sun- The Animals
Goodbye Stranger- Supertramp
Written by Lotus Kaufman and Louisa Solarz