An Eclipse is a cosmic event where the the moon falls directly into Earth's dark shadow. This happens because the Earth blocks the light from the Sun so that the Earth’s shadow falls on the moon. Lunar eclipses happen at least twice a year, and can last for a few hours. The next one is coming up on May 26th at 7:11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The event enhances the flow of celestial energy in and around the earth. The earth is already heavily affected by the magnetic energy of the moon influencing the ebb and flow of all the waters across the planet as well as the waters within our bodies. Our spirits are also akin to an energy that is fluid-- an energetic version of water so to speak. The moon energy has a strong effect on us. The moon governs emotions, deep unseen mysteries, and ancient spiritual principles. Within the shadow can be found secrets, the unseen/hidden, as well as give us comfort with the dark, for us to rest and withdraw from it all. A Lunar Eclipse brings all of those elements together to form an energetic event that is perfect for contacting the non-physical realm where the high spirits reside. More importantly, the lunar eclipse allows us to profoundly and deeply look within our own selves to reach the essence of who we are as Divine beings to experience the ever constant presence of "I AM." That part of us that is eternal and unaffected by any of the experiences we have had in this incarnation and previous ones. During the eclipse we can spiritually move beyond space and time and REMEMBER who we are. We can ask our guides the deeper questions and intuit their responses which most often comes in the forms of energy, feelings and "knowing." Verbal words and visual appearances aren't necessary at this level. We are here to experience and remember who we are beyond all of this that we've co-created with the Divine and each other that have incarnated at this point on the planet.
Powerful Energy for Necessary Changes
Eclipse energy is powerful enough to alter the direction of your life and propel you into a whole new phase. If you take the time to slowdown and take advantage of this opportunity. During this May Lunar Eclipse we should be planting seeds for all the changes and plans we dreamed about over winter. The eclipse energy is an opportunity to make huge leaps in our spiritual endeavors. A time of really intense growth and evolution.
Lunar Eclipses are powerful teachers. If changes need to be made in your life, this eclipse is going to set that in motion. The spiritual aspects of the moon represent our deep emotional tides, and so when the shadow passes over the moon, temporarily ceasing the illumination of our emotional being, there is an opportunity to reveal and transform our current emotional state. It will push things along that could cause abrupt changes and endings. Be ready. Be real. Be honest. But, also be loving and gentle with yourself. Whatever comes up for you trust that you are exactly on your path. Even if you don’t understand it, or can’t see why something is happening. It's time to step up on multiple levels, and just keep in mind that Eclipses are also known to trigger necessary life changes. Feel into what your most radiant high vibrational life would be like. With this eclipse comes an ability to purge what should be purged to bring our lives into more alignment with our divine purpose and plan. Getting us ready to enter fully into our next season of fruition–which is coming with the arrival of summer. Trust that the Universe has your back and you are exactly where you should be.
Spirals - Energy Gateways
Eclipses act like energetic gateways, allowing a heightened frequency to reach us and impact us in many ways. This makes eclipse cycles a powerful time to focus on what you really want and to consciously manifest! Things often feel accelerated around Eclipses, and whatever needs to be dealt with will surely appear. Stay grounded open and willing…Knowing that the energy of Eclipses may feel intense, its ultimately supporting you through massive transformation to help you align with your highest self and most vibrant life! What do you really want to manifest, experience, and create in your life? Dream big! Know that this is the perfect time to plant seeds of intention, and really get in sync with the spiral of creation. Using symbols of spirals--drawing them, wearing them, jewelry, etc. are ways to connect with the energy of creative flow and manifestation. Visualize the swirling energy pulling things through towards you to give birth to your dreams and desires. Visualize it coming up from beneath you from Mother Earth (who has all the materials needed within her) as well as coming down from the heavens from the womb of celestial creation (which has all of the energetic codes.) Or even envision the spiral swirling and pulsing all around you bringing through what it is you want to manifest. Creation is a powerful energy that can be tapped into energetically at this time. Our mental landscape is the place to make it happen.
Contact Higher Beings
During eclipses the veil between the physical plane and the multiple levels of spiritual planes is even thinner than most other times. What's special about this is that you can more readily connect with higher level ancient ancestors and guides and other celestial beings during this time. The ancestors from ancient times such as Nubia, Kemet (Egypt), Indus Kush, Sumeria, Atlantis, The Yellow River Dynasty (Ancient China) and those long forgotten. Contacting the Ancient Ancestral Mothers is another spirit group you may want to include in your spiritual endeavors. Give this a try if you are interested. If you plan to give space to this during the eclipse, you would have to begin to work on your personal frequency and prepare yourself mentally to go into very deep meditation and trance. Prayers, chants, affirmations, music should be focused on achieving this. Disengaging from external influences (people, phone calls, social media, etc.) will support your efforts. You should physically prepare by taking a spiritual bath and anointing yourself with oils such as frankincense, myrrh, lotus, elemi (letting go, surrender), neroli, Angelica, galbanum, holy basil, marigold, myrrh, ravensara (healing wounds), spikenard, silver fir, sandalwood... any high vibrational essential oils. Crystals: Scolecite, Clear Quartz (easy to program), Euphoralite, Rutile Quartz, Tiffany Stone, Trolleite, Super Seven/Melody Stone, Kunzite, Angelite, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Cerussite, Moldavite, Stellar Beam Calcite, Selenite... to name some. Research them and see what ones seem to call to you. Herbs to help elevate your vibration and personal power: basil, clary sage, dandelion, elderberry, lavender, lemon balm, mugwort, nutmeg, palo Santo, sage, white sage, rue, verbena, tea tree, wormwood, and hyssop. Use any combination of the dried herbs to make a spiritual bath to take the night before. Combine at least three to five or more. Let your intuition guide you on which ones. Research with a good resource to find out other herbs. Your desire for contact, purity of heart and intention are central to making this connection happen. This is where your intuition and your ability to surrender to your higher self and your guides is important.
In this year of 2021 it has 4 eclipses, 2 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses. The upcoming eclipse season begins on May 26, 2021, beginning with a Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse. Total lunar eclipses are sometimes called Blood Moons because of the reddish-orange glow the moon takes on during the eclipse. On the day of the eclipse, the Full Moon will be closest to the Earth, so it may look a larger in the sky, making it a Blood Super Moon eclipse.
The next eclipse will be a partial solar eclipse on June 10, 2021, then a penumbral lunar eclipse on November 18-19, 2021, and a total solar eclipse on December 4, 2021. Plan ahead for each one.
Eclipse Ritual to Help Connect with Your Inner Guidance:
– 2 candles (Specifically an orange candle to represent change & green to represent new beginnings, if you have them. Or one two white candles and carve one with "change" and the other with "new beginnings" pray these intentions into the candles)
– Paper & pen
– Oracle deck (tarot if you prefer)
1. Sit comfortably at your altar, or somewhere you can safely light your candles.
2. Take a few deep breaths. Spend several minutes grounding yourself, before you begin.
My favorite way of grounding is to take several deep breaths to calm my mind. When I’m ready I begin to envision a root extending slowly from my base, deep down through all the layers of the Earth. When its reaches the center of the Earth I anchor my root to a large, glorious crystal. Continue to take several deep breaths drawing that rich, Earth energy slowly back up your root until it fills your entire body. Feel that root energy continuing to reach up & out of your crown chakra, extending all the way up to the heavens. Then feel Divine white light energy coming back down through this beautiful connection. Take several more deep breaths feeling yourself anchored firmly to the Earth & the heavens.
3. When you are ready get your pen & paper and ask yourself the first question: What needs to shift in my life? Begin writing right away. Don’t pause to think, or especially to evaluate what you are writing. Simple write whatever comes through you. Try to write for at least 5 minutes. (I like to set a timer for myself on my phone.)
4. Shuffle your Tarot cards and ask the same question: What needs to shift in my life? Spend some time reflecting on the meaning of this card.
5. Light your orange candle. As you do say*:
Dear Universe/Higher Self/God – I am ready for this shift in my life. I surrender to you the things that no longer serve me for healing, cleansing & purification. Help align my vision so that I may see things from an enlightened perspective & move forward with wisdom, grace & strength.
*Feel free to use these, or your own words.
6. Take several deep breaths & meditate on the flame of the orange candle. Envision all those things you wrote in step 3, and the wisdom given to you by the Tarot, being released & purified by the flame of the candle.
7. When you are ready get your pen & paper & ask yourself the 2nd question: What is newly beginning in my life? Again, begin writing right away. For at least 5 minutes.
8. Shuffle your Tarot cards & ask the same question: What is newly beginning in my life? Reflect on the meaning of this card & how it relates to your life.
9. Light your green candle. As you do say*:
Dear Universe/Higher Self/God – I open myself to the greatest possibilities the coming summer holds for me. I trust that I am on my path & exactly where I am meant to be. I am open to all the blessings you wish for me to experience & co-create with you.
10. Take several deep breaths & meditate on the flame of the green candle. Envision the new beginnings already unfolding in your life.
11. When you are ready, thank the Universe/your Higher Self/God for being with you & sharing this Divine wisdom. You can either snuff our your candles, or let them burn all the way down.
Happy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!
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