Tomorrow morning, our moon will become full at around 8:27 a.m. EST. It is the second full moon this month, deeming it a "Blue Moon." You may have heard the phrase, "once in a blue moon" which relates to how rare blue moons are. It's also a "Super Moon" because it is much closer to Earth than normal, and tonight it will appear 17% larger.
Tonight, however, something very special will happen before the moon becomes completely full - a total lunar eclipse.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, casting a deep red shadow. That's where the term, "Blood Moon" comes from. On the East Coast of the U.S, the eclipse will begin at 5:51 a.m. EST. but the moon will set before the eclipse finishes. The best time to view on the East Coast will be at 6:45 a.m. EST.
Those on the West Coast of the U.S. and western Canada will be able to view the entire eclipse, with totality starting at 4:51 a.m. The best viewing time will be between 5 and 6 a.m.
Imagine how our ancestors felt, seeing the moon become blood red? I'm sure it was a frightening occurrence, which is why lunar eclipses typically have negative meanings in folklore. Now, we are more aware of our connection to the moon and the significance these celestial events hold.
Our moon will be in the constellation of Leo. Our moon is the feminine aspect of duality, and rules emotions, habits, instincts, our subconscious, the public (the collective consciousness), mothers, females, the physical home, memory, and psychic senses. Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is considered the masculine aspect of duality. The Sun is also the Self. Leo represents a person's identity and resonates with the ego. Leo relates to generosity, creativity, confidence, vitality, and leadership.
This powerful combination begs for your true self to shine. You may feel the urge to be the center of attention, and come out of your shell to become the shining star that you are. You know so much and have innate talents, but in order for others to really experience the essence that is you, it is crucial for you to show the world. The world is ready to see you and everything that you are made of.
Everything Becomes Clear
Full moons typically bring clarity, as they signify illumination within your subconscious. Knowing this, you must be comfortable asking for what you want. Do you need your mate to demonstrate their love for you? Are you wanting a new opportunity at work? If so, - ask. Now is the time to figure out what you want, and ask for it.
With our emotions taking the spotlight, we are finally becoming clear on what is no longer serving us so we may release it.
It's Time to Get Creative
It's also time to celebrate and express yourself. What is inside of you that has been begging to be unleashed? Creativity does not have to do with talent. Creativity is taking what is inside of your soul and bringing it into the physical reality. Now is the time to get creative. Singing, dancing, telling jokes or stories, scrapbooking, baking, rearranging your room - are all ways to be creative and release your power of creation into the universe.
The eclipse amplifies all of these energies. The collective conscious is waiting for you to fully step into who you are.
Allow yourself to step through the fear. The celestial energies are supporting you to step into the life you deserve. The freedom you deserve.
Crystals to Work With:
Sunstone - Sunstone is a masculine, solar crystal that increases vitality and removes fearfulness. It encourages you to be independent and authentic. It resonates with the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras, facilitating creativity and receptivity.
Tiger's Eye - Tiger's Eye is a very powerful, protective crystal that promotes courage and strength. It illuminates awareness on your personal needs, and can shift you from "wishing" to "having."
Honey Calcite - Honey Calcite increases your self worth, confidence, and courage. It helps to remove obstacles that are holding you back, and resonates with the Solar Plexus Chakra. If you are feeling dull in your personal power, placing Honey Calcite on your Solar Plexus (near your stomach) can help.
Tangerine Quartz - Tangerine Quartz amplifies the energies of the other crystals, supercharging them to work quickly. The tangerine element brings the frequency of that color into your energy field, resonating with your Sacral Chakra.
Moon photo credit: John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS