Well here we are on the eve of the Full Lunar Eclipse of a Blood Moon. How are you feeling? I have been feeling this energy for a few weeks now and it has just been ramping up since the partial solar eclipse of the New Moon a couple of weeks ago. “This total lunar eclipse intensifies the effects of the full moon in Aquarius with infinite power. While full moons aren’t uncommon and blood moons aren’t unbelievably rare, the fact that this will also be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century should prove its importance. Lasting a whopping 103 minutes it is the harbinger of one the most intense transformations we’ve undergone in the last 18 years. Because that’s just what a total lunar eclipse does. It brings significant change to our lives.”
So let me assure you if you have been feeling slightly unbalanced, emotional, confused, vulnerable or prone to flashing anger – you are not alone. Many of us have been feeling those things. Think about it – if the Moon has the energy and the power to cause huge bodies of water (oceans) to move, and the human body is 60% water, how can you not be affected?
All full moons naturally bring your shadow self out to play. All the thoughts and feelings tucked tightly away in your subconscious float to the surface, and everyone becomes more volatile, sensitive, and emotional. When a total lunar eclipse is a full moon multiplied by a million, tensions begin swarming our world long before it even begins and the energy ebbs away long after it’s over. This lunation doesn’t simply change your mind, it changes your entire world. With so many intense metamorphoses going on, who can blame you for being over the top?
Here is an analogy that may resonate with coffee drinkers lol. If a full moon is equal to a pot of coffee in the morning, then a full lunar eclipse is as if you have had 100 pots of coffee to drink. Making a tad more sense now? Throw in the fact that 5 planets are retrograde and Mercury (that delightful little demon of communication), went retrograde TODAY and we have a glorious cauldron of change, chaos, confusion, clarity, fear and a myriad of other emotions. INTENSE is a fabulous word to describe it. So what to do? (Hiding out in the closet is not a valid option, at least not for the whole day!)
The energy is all about transformation and change (whether you are ready or not). Instead of pushing back against this energy (especially out of fear), let’s use the lessons from that old TV show “Karate Kid” and use the energy of this time to help us with massive transformation and change that we desire. Who’s with me on that one? As this is a great time for transformation, expansion and huge clearing of some old deep emotional insecurities, patterning and wounding – let’s use that energy for good and not for wallowing.
So grab a piece of paper and if you feel inclined, write the responses to these questions down.
The first question to ask yourself is – “What do you truly want?” Now you can list off a new car, bigger house, a million dollars on your doorstep, Ryan Reynolds in your shower – and those are great, but shallow. So let me ask the question again – “What do you truly want?” How do you want to feel, where do you want to live, who is your tribe?
What are the the doubts, fears, anxieties, old patterning you need to face?
Are you willing to ask for help and support for your big dream?
Are you ready for things to be different?
What are you willing to release or give up in order to create what you truly want? Now this is a tricky one for most of us, so ponder that a moment.
Have you finished jotting those down?
Now please, some of those may have been challenging to write down, but the key thing is to focus on the positive, please, please, please don’t all of a sudden grow a long tail and turn into Eeyore and fall into judgement, despair, blame or negativity. The reason I say that is your thoughts and decisions can have far reaching effects.
Change can often feel tricky and scary, especially when we we aren’t the ones “in control” of it. Albeit change isn’t always easy, there are delicious pockets of understanding through the mayhem that allow you to see a brighter, shinier more aligned path. Reflect back if you will on “things” that may have happened in the past, job loss, divorce, relationships ending. Do you remember feeling at that very instant it might be the end of the world? Yet 9 times out of 10 after the lumps and bumps it unfolded into something better than you could have imagined? Remember that when you get fearful and want to “control” everything.
Okay, so now you have your answered questions yes? Burn em! Set them alight and offer them up! Let it all go, surrender and release. One of the key ways to work with this energy of the Full Moon Eclipse is by releasing negativity and replacing it with forgiveness. This is part of being a purposeful creator. Then take a moment and just think of yourself and others and who, what, where do you need to forgive? For example, were you short with your kids the other morning? Did a friend make a comment that hurt your feelings. It doesn’t matter what it is just list them in your head, say them outloud and when you are done – say I forgive and release for my highest good.
Then fill that gorgeous void you have just created with that process with gratitude, if necessary as Pam Grout says “Thank your sheets for being soft and yummy to sleep in.” List them, write them, say them outloud. Okay?
Then get the heck outside! If you are a crystal owner, or have things that are touchstones or sacred to you, put them outside under this glorious moonlight, including your body. Put some nice music on, move your body. Fill up mason jars with water, pop lids on them and let them sit out under the moonlight (but pop them in the fridge if you aren’t going to use them immediately).
If you are someone who likes to work with chants and they make you feel good. I highly recommend either of the following:-
Om Namo Narayanaya, which literally translates into “Acknowledging the Divine in everything.”
Or my favourite as I’m a big Ganesha fan:- Om Sri Maha Ganapataye Namah, which translates into “Salutations to Ganesha and calls on his power to remove obstacles to success.”
And remember that there is something incredible waiting for you on the precipice of your destiny. It’s all there within arms reach, are you willing to be bold enough to reach for it and move through change and transformation? Happy Full Moon Eclipse!