What is a Total Lunar Eclipse?
If you are fortunate enough to be in Australia, parts
of the Western US, Western South America, or in South-East Asia, you will be
able to see a Super Full Moon totally eclipsed for about 14 minutes on May 26,
2021. During a total lunar eclipse, the earth lines up between the moon and the
sun, hiding the moon from the sunlight.
Sometimes, total lunar eclipses are also called Blood Moons because of the reddish-orange glow the moon takes on during the eclipse. This happens because air molecules from Earth’s atmosphere scatter out most of the blue light. The remaining light reflects onto the moon’s surface with a red glow, making the moon appear red in the night sky.
On the day of the eclipse, the Full Moon will be closest to Earth, so it will appear larger in the sky, making this a Blood Super Moon eclipse. “Supermoon” is actually a nickname for what astronomers call a perigean Full Moon – a moon that is full and at the closest point in its orbit around Earth.
The Spiritual Significance of a Lunar Eclipse of the
Eclipses are heralds of change. The shadow of the Earth falls across the face of the moon, bringing unconscious feelings to the surface, grounding them in reality. Lunar eclipses are culminations of emotional cycles that have run their course, and they encourage us to let go of emotions and attachments that no longer serve or empower us.
The lunar eclipse is an extremely powerful time for cleansing our emotional waters and setting new intentions for renewal in the coming months as the energetic cycles of a lunar eclipse tend to extend through the period of three months after its event.
Spiritually, the moon represents our deepest emotions, so when the shadow passes over the moon, a lunar eclipse provides the opportunity to release deep-seated wounds, move beyond old fears, and rise above negative patterns or traits.
Lunar Eclipses in Astrology
In astrology, we view lunar eclipses as being intensive transformative times that can bring about sudden and drastic change. This can make things feel very unsettled and can leave you wondering what you can do to steady the boat, so to speak.
Lunar eclipses are considered quite powerful as they touch two energetic nodes of the moon’s orbit, i.e. The North and South Nodes. Both of the nodes have their own importance. The North Node symbolizes energy, which is necessary for evolution. The South Node depicts our karmic past that we need to depart from.
During this time, it is as if the entire Universe is now focused on your transformation and is there to help you align with your highest self. It’s time to step up your game, just keep in mind that eclipses are also known to trigger necessary life changes. Sometimes these changes can seem overwhelming and difficult, but we can’t grow and evolve into our better selves unless we go through the process.
How to Make the Most of the Eclipse
You do not have to perform a full ritual to take advantage
of the potent energy of a total lunar eclipse. Below are a few things that you can
do on the day of the eclipse:
- Try meditating in the cool moonlight to clear any negative energy that is around you that could be holding you back or making you cling to outdated beliefs or intentions.
- Create a playlist of songs that fire you up and get you focused on a brighter, more fulfilling future.
- Likewise, you can create a playlist that helps you become more meditative to review what needs to change in your life.
- Perform an Elemental Balancing ritual to help you keep your footing. This will help you to stay centered, adaptable, and ready for the unexpected.
- Support yourself in whatever ways are needed during this time of transformation and letting go. If needed, get extra sleep, realize that your emotions might be off, and that little things might trigger an emotional reaction that is bigger than it needs to be. Be gentle with yourself.
- Try to detach yourself from the outcome and let go.
Always remember that as you are releasing what no longer serves you that you are making way for new inspiration. Be excited about what is coming next.
A Time for Positive Change
No matter how you approach the eclipse, just know that
this is the perfect time to plant the seeds of intention and define what you
really want to manifest and experience in your life.
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