|Today we will be experiencing a Full Super Blue Moon, a Lunar Eclipse AND its a Wishing Moon! (phew!) Earlier this month we experienced a supermoon on New Year’s Day. A supermoon is so called as it appears around 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.
In 2018, there are two Full Moons in both January and March in most time zones, which is sometimes called a double Blue Moon.
For this January 31st full moon we are blessed with multiple energies of positive influence and potential abundance.
As well as being a supermoon, we will be experiencing a lunar eclipse, when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its umbra (shadow). This occurs only when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned. It makes the moon look a reddish-orange, which is why it is often called a blood moon, and also why it was a little scary for our ancient ancestors to see it happening!
The lunar eclipse reaches its peak at 1.30pm UK time – you can find out if its visible where you are here. Sadly its not visible in western Europe – however – thanks to the interwebs and NASA you can watch it online here live: – right now – hurrah!
The lunar eclipse is at 11 degrees Leo. The astrology centers on an extremely close alignment of the Moon and Ceres.
The moon rules women and traditional motherhood, while Ceres rules independent women most of all. So it’s no coincidence at all that we are experiencing a surge of empowering energy for womankind and a long overdue strengthened stance that will continue onward now.
The Moon represents your emotions, subconscious, habits, memories, moods, mother, maternal instincts, nurturing, home and your need for security.
Ceres (technically a dwarf planet in our solar system) rules motherly love, female reproductive issues, family bonds and relationships. As a virgin goddess, Ceres represents independent single women and sole parents. Ancients worshipped her as a grain goddess, overseeing the growth of plants and food crops, the harvest, blessing natural resources, our home and community environment.
Any lunar eclipse focuses your awareness into your closest relationships at home and you’ll be very focused on your family, especially if there’s usually drama. A total lunar eclipse has a very strong influence on your private life.
Your emotions and instincts take over in an empowering way, giving you the opportunity to take an objective and balanced look at your close relationships.You will clearly see any imbalance and there’s no better time to hit that re-set button on whatever changes you see to be non negotiable.
The overshadowing of the Moon represents an emotional cleansing and clearing away of recent months of emotional challenges or baggage, so it’s a perfect time to cleanse your chakras – the throat (seat of communication) and heart chakras will be especially in need!
After the great cleansing opportunity, it is also a Wishing Moon!
Perfect combination of letting go, feeling freedoms previously denied, taking back your power (especially the ladies!) and fully embracing and standing in your own power to manifest and attract some great opportunities, abundance, new experiences and even setting intention that unmet members of your soul tribe will find it so much easier to truly see you for who you truly are and effortlessly seek and connect on a meaningful level. Great time to make new friends and have an open heart for more to be found in the days ahead.
How to make ALL of this unique occasion’s energy work in a potent and magical way for you:
First step is to RELEASE
If you’re not a fan of ritual and like to keep things mega simple, a Chakra Cleanse and Balance or listening to my Chakra Awareness downloadable meditation (also included on my Cards of Courage app) will work well.
If you DO fancy a bit of simple ritual – this is for you:
Best to do this on January 31st but any time in the 3 days after is fine too.
You will need:
- Two White Candles (unused tea lights will do)
- Sage, palo santo, jasmine incense (or your go-to smudge)
- A piece of amethyst, citrine, clear quartz, black tourmaline, jade, bloodstone or obsidian.
- Some loose paper to write on
- Something to write with
- An open fire (or somewhere to burn a sheet of paper safely)
Smudge your aura and the room. Get the sage/incense smoke into all corners. Use Reiki too if you are attuned, as you cleanse your energy and space, state your intention clearly along these lines to whatever you consider to be your higher power:
“Universe/Creator/Source/Great Spirit – Hear me. I am open to you and all that you hold for me. I actively welcome and expect new blessings, great opportunities, abundance, new experiences and kind people into my life”
Light your candles.
Hold your crystal in the hand you don’t write with.
On your paper, begin to write about what you wish to release and banish. Starting with the words “I release…” write about all the things that you wish to release from your life. Fears, stuff, even toxic people. Don’t limit yourself or edit yourself at all. Let it flow! If you get stuck, breathe, doodle on the paper and let your thoughts flow even if they seem random, you’ll come around to something to write.
Read your words. Are there any recurring themes? Anything that jumps out at you?
“I release (insert whatever you want to release here). I will break destructive patterns in my life. I have the strength to attract to me all I need to serve the greatest and highest good for me and those I love.”
Once you have stated your intent to release, burn the paper you wrote on, (safely in a fireproof vessel or in an open fireplace or firepit outside)
Now blow out one of your candles.
You can either go straight into a Wishing Moon ceremony (manual available to download here) or sit in quiet meditation for a few minutes as you visualise how you want your life to look in the days, weeks, months ahead. Think about what you can do to take the first steps of action, no matter how small.
If you have oracle cards draw one at random for inspiration.
Thank your guides when you feel you are done, and blow out the remaining candle.
Write in your diary or journal about the positive things you thought about manifesting, and check back over the coming year to see if you need to tweak your actions in manifesting the changes and opportunities you desire.
I for one will be drumming and journeying tonight in meditation and manifesting all good things. Enjoy this powerful time!