The Full Moon alone has a significant influence on our emotional lives and awakening to our Soul story, but what about when there is a Lunar Eclipse?
On the 26th May 2021, we will experience our second Super Moon for the year, which is when the Full Moon occurs at the moment the Moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. Simultaneously, this Super Moon energy will be accentuated by the Blood Moon Eclipse.
A Full Lunar Eclipse is a precursor for change that guides us towards leaps in evolution. As the shadow of Earth falls across the face of the Moon, our unconscious feelings rise to the surface to become grounded in reality and as this is the conclusion of the Lunar and emotional cycle, we are being encouraged to let go of emotional attachments that are no longer serving us and that we do not want to bring down to Earth.
In total, 2021 is a busy energetic year with 4 eclipses, 2 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses beginning with this Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse on May 26th. Blood Moons are named because they often exhibit a reddish-orange glow during the time of the eclipse.
This lunar event will be an amazing time for clearing our emotional waters and setting intentions for deep renewal and rejuvenation to come in the coming months, because the energetic cycles of a lunar eclipse always tend to extend throughout the following three months.
During a lunar eclipse, the illumination is momentarily blocked essentially resetting the current emotional cycle and allowing the shadow moments to reveal to us what is hidden in our subconscious or keeping us from seeing things clearly. The Moon is like our Spiritual Grandmother who cares immensely about our Souls journey and teaches us by allowing us space and reflective wisdom into the deep waters of our emotional ebb and flow that arises from our personal and collective history. These tides have the power to both flood and wash away and is most intense during the Full Moon. So, when the shadow passes over the moon, our emotions will be at their peak and then temporarily shut off from the illumination of our emotional being. In this moment there is an opportunity to reveal and transform our current emotional state.
Astrologically, Lunar Eclipses are viewed as bringing forward deeply transformative energy that can cause sudden changes and exciting new beginnings. While this is true, there is another aspect to these events that is important to the collective Humanity here on Earth.
Eclipses are like beautiful, cosmic nudges from the Universe.
Picture an eclipse like a Universal hand that reaches down from above and puts you exactly where you need to be… meaning that sometimes you have to leave behind what is safe and comfortable in order to grow more fully into yourself and you can full trust this guidance as it is energetically arising from the cosmic plan and therefore reminding you that you are an integral part of that plan.
These moments of reflection can show us where we need to strengthen, whom we need to forgive, what we need to move on from and where we may need to sacrifice.
It is a moment to honour the life you live and embrace the cycles of change that pushes all of life forward.
Endings are just another part of the cycle that we need to embrace and so in order to make way for all things new, a Lunar Eclipse acts as the final purge or cleansing of a deeply transformational emotional cycle. If something needs to come to an end within your life, an eclipse can support your intention to completion in the physical world.
Every single full moon brings us an opportunity to let go, embrace change, and cultivate greater connection with the Divine and we can experience this connection by simply taking a moment to slow down and be mindful of the cycles of nature, the seasons, and the celestial turning of events above us.
By developing self-love and self-care practices that are both spiritual and founded in earth-based wisdom, we honour the cycles of the moon and seasonal cycles of change and growth so that we can experience and embody a deeper peace and harmony in our daily lives.
Doing a simple ritual during the time of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, like lighting a candle or writing and reciting an intention, and burning it, can help you to evoke the energies of release and empower the direction of new changes.
We talk about growth, change and letting go of the things that no longer serve us as if it were easy. But the reality is, that change is uncomfortable and can bring up a lot of fear and doubt around the unknown.
Most of us feel better when things are comfortable and familiar, even if that is in as unhealthy, self-sabotaging place and pattern of our own worst conditions and habits. When we feel a payoff like comfort and simple, we have no urge to transcend.
Any change, requires us to be conscious of our thoughts, emotions and feelings and to love, honour and respect our place in flow with the natural rhythms of life. So, as this month lead us into the unfolding of some great shifts on a cosmic level, take a moment to loving pause and trust that whatever is unfolding for you at this time holds the challenges and transformations of your Soul… for a Higher purpose!
We are each here to learn something about ourselves as spiritual beings having this human experience and as we progress in our journey, the old ways of perceiving and achieving balance and happiness are no longer valid. As these two realms come together, we too, must merge our inner being to flourish with a sense of purpose and fulfilment.
Working with these cycles and embracing the power of the Lunar Eclipse can awaken you to your power and presence.
Find ways to practice self-love and validation and intentionally release all that no longer serves you and be willing to go wherever it is you are energetically required to go at this time.
Together, we create changes within our own selves that will ripple out into the Universe for eons to come.