A Total Lunar Eclipse happens when the Earth’s shadow falls directly over the Full Moon. For a brief period, the Moon disappears and the night turns dark.
In ancient times, it was believed that this darkness was a sign of great change and a bad omen for what was to come. It was believed that a Lunar Eclipse would bring a rise of darkness and that evil would flourish.
The Moon has long been associated with the feminine and if we look at the Moon as a symbol for femininity- an energy that goes beyond gender, having this moment of shadow is almost like a rebirth.
A rebirth of feminine energy.
This feminine energy is about connecting with your emotions, connecting with your body, and connecting with your intuition.
It is about going within and allowing yourself to reflect in the dark, waters of your own heart, mind, and soul. It is about going to the darkest depths of the ocean, and clearing through all that no longer serves you, so you can be reborn.
During the hour of the Eclipse, all of us on a deeper, energetic level are being asked to delve into the pit of our own selves in order to see what is truth.
What is our truth that allows us to step up, rise up, and become the best version of ourselves?
To counteract any physical symptoms that we may experience in the weeks prior and after, it is important to understand what signs the cosmos is trying to show you during the Eclipse.
Tuning in and expressing your creativity, doing some releasing work, exercising, and getting plenty of rest can also help to bring balance to your body. Practicing lots of self-love, self-care, and visualising a healing white light around you can also help too.
Working with crystals is also a great way to help temper any sensitive or frustrated energy the Eclipse may bring. Any white (clear & milky quartz, selenite), blue(Sodalite, turquoise, chrysocolla), pink (Rose quartz, rhodonite) or purple (Amethyst) crystals tend to work really well for lunar energy, however trust and follow your own intuition when picking the perfect crystal to work with.
Everyone is going to feel the effects differently, and everyone will be called to walk in slightly different directions under this energy.
Lunar Eclipses are turning points. They are points of rebirth, they are points of highly concentrated feminine energy, and all of this allows us to go within and work out our highest truths.
Lunar Eclipses always put you where you need to be. They always guide you in the right direction and they always reveal to you exactly what you need to know for where you are heading.
Embrace the energy of the Lunar Eclipse, use its power to clear, to release, and to reflect in the waters of your own heart and soul.