I always love the energy of the full moon – well … almost always. Sometime it gets a bit intense, which is why I ask people that tune into moon energy to let me know, in advance … what to be mindful of. I’m one of those types of people that would rather have awareness ahead of time … than not … so… Here is some great info for this month’s FULL MOON by Melissa Corter – Enjoy – SDJ ♥
January 31st 2018 Blue Moon, Super Moon, & Total Lunar Eclipse
One of the most powerful moons energetically in all of 2018 shines upon us on January 31st. We will encounter a rare and glorious cosmic adventure: a Blue moon, Super moon, and total Lunar Eclipse, a rare event for all to occur at once!
A Blue Moon is an additional Full Moon occurring in a single month or season when there has already been one Full Moon. It is not blue or a different color, it is just the name given the “extra” moon of this time.
A Super Moon is either a Full Moon or a New Moon appearing larger because of the distance it is on its orbit in relation to the earth. A Super Moon is a new or Full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to earth in a given orbit (perigee). Basically, earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to earth.
Have you been feeling ready to cleanse or purge since before the holiday season? It could be due to the energy of the eclipse since many people intuitively are tuning in to this potent energy for up to 90 days’ prior. For some, this enhanced energy can feel wonky to the nervous system; if so, you can transmute it into creative power.
Lunar eclipses occur only during a Full Moon when the moon passes behind the earth into the earth’s shadow and the moon, sun, and earth are completely aligned. During a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. A Lunar eclipse can last for hours whereas a solar eclipse is usually completed within moments.
There are three types of eclipses, total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon.
“The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring – and all of the acts carried out – on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories. All it did was embrace the heavy past with a cool, measured detachment. On the moon there was neither air nor wind. Its vacuum was perfect for preserving memories unscathed. No one could unlock the heart of the moon.”
A total eclipse is believed to energetically have an effect on us anywhere from the next 6 months up to a full year. The type of impact you receive is determined by your personal sign in your astrology chart.
Since this is a lunar eclipse, we focus on release, letting go, and witnessing our manifestations. What are you really ready to release? It is in your favor to choose something BIG because we are dealing with BIG energy and support during this time.
Blue Moon + Total Lunar Eclipse + Super Moon = Potent Spiritual Transformation … if you are open and willing to receive it. Consider it a complete reset of the subconscious mind, a beautiful opportunity to start over in harmony with the desire of your individual soul calling.
Eclipses stir things up, and the things that surface from this are usually out of harmony with your intentions, desires, or goals. This provides an opportunity for you to shift, heal, cleanse, clear, and learn from them.
Tip for this Lunar Eclipse:
- Eclipses are not the best times for making important decisions, like Mercury retrograde, it is a time to reflect, let go, and clear out … not necessarily to start something brand new.
- Ask your spirit for guidance or assistance. There is a gift in this for you, consider asking the following: where are you ready to develop spiritually? What is ready for healing? How can you awaken to the intuitive, emotional, and deep feeling part of you?
- This is a wonderful time to discover, access, and align with your true power.
You have a magical & mystical gateway of opportunity available during this Lunar Eclipse. Harness the energy it contains to help you heal in an area of your life where you may have struggled, or even felt was a lost cause, all is possible, and this is the time to believe and watch the magic unfold.
Consider the doorway into your subconscious mind wide open; ready to be reprogrammed by you. This eclipse can provide insight into how you may respond emotionally to life for a six month to one-year period of time following the eclipse.
This mystical portal of lunar energy has enormous blessings to bestow upon you, prepare to receive them, with open arms, and open heart. It can also direct you into deep pockets of memory, ancient insights, and healing within your subconscious mind. Let yourself wander freely into the experience; you will be pleasantly surprised with the gems spirit has hidden in this cosmic pilgrimage.