A Total Lunar Eclipse is a state which happens when the shadow of the planet Earth falls directly over the Full Moon. For a short period, the Moon disappears and the night turns completely dark.
In ancient times, people believed that this darkness was a sign of significant change and a bad omen for what was about to come. They also thought that a Lunar Eclipse would bring a rise of darkness and that evil would flourish.
Such beliefs have created superstitions around Lunar Eclipses, some of which are still observed today.
A lot of cultures in the world believe that a pregnant woman should not go outside on an Eclipse, fearing a miscarriage. Some people also think that eating during an Eclipse will bring ill health and bad luck.
There are numerous superstitions and beliefs which surround Eclipses.
Most of them seem to stem from the fact that the night and shadow on the Moon brings an ominous feeling.
For a long time, the Moon has been associated with the feminine and if we take a look at the Moon as a symbol for femininity – energy which goes beyond gender, having this moment of shadow is almost like a rebirth. It is a rebirth of feminine power.
Such feminine energy is about connecting with our emotions, as well as our body and connecting with our intuition.
It is also about going within and allowing ourselves to reflect in the dark, as well as shadowy waters of our own heart, mind, and soul. It is about going to the darkest depths of the ocean, as well as clearing through all that no longer helps us so that we can be reborn.
During that short moment of the Eclipse, every one of us on a deeper, as well as the energy level will be asked to delve into the pit of ourselves to see what the truth is.
But, what is our truth which permits us to step up, rise and become the best version of ourselves?
This year brings us two Total Lunar Eclipses which will be shaping, as well as inspiring and guiding us throughout the year.
Even though we have Lunar Eclipses every year, having two Total Lunar Eclipses is quite a rare thing, and it indicates a bigger shift is stirring in the cosmos.
This cosmic shift is likely to affect every person differently, depending on where we are at in our lives, as well as where we are heading.
However, one thing is for sure – Eclipses are not bad omens.
They are instead a gift from the cosmos, and they always help us to get where we have to be.
Even though each Lunar Eclipse can have its energetic impact and astrological meaning, they also can stir things up on a physical, as well as emotional and soul level.
One reason why the Moon is a symbol of the feminine is that it works in tandem with the menstrual cycle. It is also believed that the Moon affects hormones, which is why some people feel extra emotional or sensitive during a Full Moon period.
Also, the Moon has been linked to creativity and the gift of intuition. Whenever there is a strong lunar activity, it always creates the right vibration, as well as an environment for working on some creative projects and strengthening your intuitive or psychic gifts.
When the creative energy is not used or if your body has been under stress, a Lunar Eclipse will create feelings of agitation, frustration, tiredness, anxiety or just a general feeling of “offness.”
Lunar Eclipses can mess with your sleep cycle too, so it will make it difficult to fall asleep.
What is important to do to counteract these physical symptoms is to understand what signs the cosmos is trying to show you in the period of the Eclipse.
Tuning in, as well as expressing your creativity, doing some releasing work, exercising, and getting plenty of rest, can also help you to bring balance to your body. Practicing lots of self-love, as well as self-care and visualize healing white light around you can be helpful too.
Working with crystals will also be a great way to help temper any sensitive or frustrated energy that the Eclipse may bring.
Any white, blue, pink or purple crystals tend to work well for lunar energy, but trusting and following your intuition when picking the perfect crystal to work with.
Everyone will feel the effects differently.
Everyone is going to be called to walk in slightly different directions under this energy.
Lunar Eclipses are turning points. Such points are points of rebirth, points of highly concentrated feminine energy, and all of this will permit us to go within and work out our highest truth.
Lunar Eclipses always put you where you have to be. They always guide you in the right direction for you, and they always reveal to you what exactly you will have to know where you are heading.
You should embrace the energy of the Lunar Eclipse, as well as use the power to clear, to release and to reflect in the waters of your own heart and soul.
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