The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Will Help You Release the Past and Make Awesome Changes
In astrology, the Moon rules our emotional body and intuition. Allows us to feel and reminds us that we are so much more than just what we see.
All full moons are powerful, but eclipses are some of the most dramatic tools the universe uses to get us to pay attention to areas of our lives that need focus or change. They’re the “wild cards” in our horoscopes. Designed to uproot, surprise, and ultimately shake things up to get us moving.
Of all the lunar activity we experience, the Blood Moon Total Eclipse happening on Friday, July 27th is going to be one of the most potent.
Wait, what's a blood moon?
A “blood moon” is a name given to the moon during a lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting the moon into shadow.
Unlike with a solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the Earth and sun, blocking the sun’s light, the moon is not “turned dark” during an eclipse, but instead appears to turn red. Super cool!
“If the Earth was a big smooth ball with no atmosphere that would be the end of the subject, it would just go dark, like with a new moon,” said Chris Tinney, professor in the physics department at the University of New South Wales. “But because there is light scattered through the atmosphere of the Earth, some of the sun’s light gets bounced around the edge of the Earth to hit the moon.”
Because blue and violet wavelengths are scattered more than red and orange ones, more of the red wavelengths reach the moon, making the moon appear red.
Why is it extra potent?
-During this eclipse, the sun is in exact opposition to Mars. Therefor Mars is conjunct the full moon.
-All three square Uranus while Mercury has just stationed retrograde.
-It is the longest Lunar Eclipse we will have this century.
-Lasting 103 minutes.
-Last one that was this long happened 120 years ago.
What's gonna happen to me?
All full moons result in some stirring, but eclipses are like full moons on steroids. Falling in the air sign of Aquarius on July 27th, this Blood Moon Total Eclipse is going to bring up all sorts of feelings in order shift and upgrade us to a new level. Aquarius energy is all about the bigger picture - less "I" and more "we". You may have already been feeling the activation of old pains... that's because you're getting ready to transform and shed the old shit that super sucks for you.
As the blood moon comes to a close, you should feel an impending sense of change. Of course change never comes without the loss of something else... out with the old to make room for the new. Whether it's a relationship, project, career, belief, etc. It was right around the time of last year's solar eclipse that I started contemplating a move to LA... which I did a few months later. After also getting a dog.
This eclipse is going to be the strongest for those with Capricorn, Aquarius, and Leo in their signs (sun, moon, rising) - but also any planets in your natal chart under Aquarius will feel effects. I'm a Capricorn, who's not far from being an Aquarius cusp, but my moon sign is Aquarius, to which I'm deeply connected. I'm a total moon goddess. Also my Jupiter is Aquarius. I've been feeling the effects of this change for weeks, if not months. I'm ready to rumble. Let's f*ckin' do this.
Are any of my signs or planets in Aquarius?
I don't know. But you can easily find out by inputting your birth info here. Warning you're going to discover all sorts of stuff about yourself and become hooked on astrology. You're welcome.
What should I do?
As the longest Lunar Eclipse we'll ever experience, this is an opportunity for us to dig deep, and reach further to clear and let go of all that we no longer want to carry. This is a time for us to purge, cleanse, and detoxify. This full moon in particular is about releasing things from the past that no longer serve us. Here's an easy ritual to take advantage of all this moon power.
Where and when can I see it?
The best view of the eclipse will be from east Africa, the Middle East, across to India and the westernmost tip of China. But there still be reasonable views for people in the rest of Africa, Europe, other parts of Asia, Australia and the eastern tip of South America.
Unfortunately North America and Greenland are the only places that will miss out on the view... but we'll still feel the effects. Like whoa!