A Lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow. This type of eclipse does not occur every year. But when it does, it’s a wonderful and magikal night. It lasts for only a few hours, so you need to plan your rituals well in advance. A lunar eclipse on a full moon is perfect for all purposes. Simply plan your spells to coordinate with the passing shadow. When the moon is in full eclipse, treat those few moments as if the moon were in it’s Dark phase. Some practitioners forgo magik work all together and use this time to honor the Goddess in a special ritual. An eclipse is the time to edit out any of the cosmic lunar energies that are not serving you! Just like a stag shedding its antlers, lunar eclipses invite us to let go of what isn’t serving the soul.
While full moons are best for taking action, during a lunar eclipse it’s best to wait to take that action until the eclipse is over. Same goes for the new moons..they are best for setting intentions and new beginnings..however during a solar eclipse, it’s best to not start anything new and reflect on what the eclipse is bringing to the surface.
A Lunar Eclipse can cause restlessness and even a bit of anxiety Be sure to add in some extra relaxation and self-care with my some tlc and this shower meditation is really relaxing and help you get some good Zzzz’s!
When you take a shower, visualize washing away all of your stress and anxiety, any jittery nerves that make you restless. Concentrate on how the water feels on your skin.
Now , envision the power and energy contained in the water washing away your negative thoughts, and allow that negative energy to flow easily down your body and out the drain.
Feel sadness, regrets, anger, depression and worries, washing right off you, easily flowing away.
Let it all flow down the drain…
Start to feel the lightness return to your body.
Enjoy the feeling of clarity of mind.
Let your soul feel free of all that does not serve your highest good.
‘Thirteen silver moons in a year are, Thirteen is the coven’s array. Thirteen times at Esbat make merry, For each golden year and a day.’
A Blue Moon 🔵 refers to the second of two full moons to fall within a single calendar month. Since the phase period of the moon is 29.5 days, you usually only have one full moon each month. But each month it’s a little earlier than the previous month and eventually you’ll find 2 full moons in a single month.According to Google the frequency of a blue moon is f=1.167×10-8 hertz thus converting to years:
Once in Blue Moon 🔵 = 2.7 years.
According to folklore, the term “Blue Moon” is at least 400 years old. The earliest known references to a blue moon were spoken of as examples of things that likely could never happen. Hence the expression “Once in a Blue Moon” which is still popular today. At times, the moon does look blue, and after the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, the dust particles caused the moon to appear blue for two years. It can also be viewed as a link between the physical (masculine energy) and the spiritual (feminine energy), making communication with spirit easier and more apt to yield insightful and enlightened communications. The Blue Moon, is considered to have a rare energetic quality, even more powerful than a typical Full Moon. It is believed by many that the Blue Moon is a Moon of second chances.
The Penumbral Moon is when the moon passes into the outer shadow of the earth. This type of eclipse is hard to see unless the moon is 70% into that shadow. The Sun, Earth, and Moon must be nearly aligned, but not as closely aligned as during a partial eclipse. These type of eclipses are more common and usually occur at least once a year. When are able to actually see it, the lower part of the moon becomes distorted and fuzzy. So basically, during a waning phase , the lower half of the moon will look blurry. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the moon passes through the edges of the ‘shadow’ that our planet casts into space, in which a portion – but not all – of the Sun’s light is obscured.
This is a night for lots of gratitude and acceptance. Similar to a Full Moon, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Moon brings endings. Endings that feel almost like destiny taking it’s due course, slowly over several months. You heard the phrase…”When one door closes, another one opens”, that’s kind of what this Moon Phase is all about .