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{Ei3s} Elsewhere in 3’s: A Double Rainbow

Posted by Cecilia Walker on

Last night, I was taking a walk with my kids into town to head to our favorite ice cream place, The Juice Bar.  It’s a simple pleasure in our lives:  an early evening walk, on our favorite island (or favorite place anywhere, really — as confirmed by one of my 5-year old girls who, just yesterday, asked me, “Mom, can we live here all of the time?”), AND the best ice-cream ever! served in fresh, homemade, warm waffle cones.  What’s better?

It’s a beautiful walk along the harbor — there and back home — and last night, to top it off, we saw this on our way.

photo: Cecilia Walker

I’ve never seen a double rainbow before, and thought it was pretty awesome!  It struck me that maybe it was extra awesome, as cars pulled over (on a fairly main street) to stop and admire.  As we continued walking I texted the photo to family and friends, and never thought that there was a special meaning or symbolism behind a double rainbow, just thought, “what a cool occurrence!”  One text, I had received back, had a link to a YouTube video — which, judging by the 34+million views, is a must-see.

So, as in typical “Elsewhere in 3’s” posts, here are my 3 links to share, in search for the meaning behind a double rainbow.


#2:  You learn something new everyday.  A typical rainbow is called a Primary Rainbow, and, as I learned from Basic Feng Shui

“It is set lower in the sky than other types of rainbow and always features red on the top of the arc and violet on the inner side.”

“A double rainbow features a secondary arc above the Primary Rainbow. There is always a dark area between the two rainbows. The colors on the second rainbow is reversed from the Primary Rainbow. Instead of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, the outer edge starts with violet followed by indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. The dark area between the two rainbows is caused because the light is reflected twice through the moisture. All rainbows appear when light shines through moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere causing a spectrum of light to shine in the sky. It is a meteorological phenomenon that can not be predicted because so many differ things have to happen simultaneously.”

It’s meaning?  “Double Rainbows are considered symbolic of transformations in your life,” as believed in Feng Shui.  Read more about why, here.

#3:  I liked reading this explanation (below) from this “Double Rainbow Blessings” post, here.

“When double rainbows appear it means that whatever is coming to you has great meaning in your life and that one good thing will lead to another good thing. I really rejoice in your happiness and good fortune. The rainbows are a sign from the cosmic universe that you are about to have something great fall into your lap!” – Lillian Too of Feng Shui Malaysia

So, if some believe, “Good things happen in threes,” well then, here’s a case for a blessing that comes from “twos”.



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