Big Shifts: The July Lunar Eclipse

A Lunar Eclipse is looming!

This Saturday morning around 5.30am sees a full blood moon in Aquarius in our early morning sky along with the longest total lunar eclipse of this century.

The Aquarius full moon will show what we need to learn and highlight what we need to let go of. Full moons in themselves are perfectly normal but it is the combination of the lunar eclipse and its duration that makes this one special.

As an added bonus to this upheaval, Mercury turns retrograde on Friday (joining four other primarily masculine retrograde planets), so a time of clashing energies is forecast.

In astrology, the retrograde planets represent reflection on destructive behaviour and making choices about which way to move forward. And as everyone’s spiritual path is different there is no ‘general’ next step.

So what is the impact of this lunar eclipse?

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon.

This Saturday’s eclipse is total and has the added impact of the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century! It will last for a huge 103 minutes and is predicted to bring with it the most intense planetary transformation of the last 18 years.

In the sign of Aquarius (the humanitarian) this lunar eclipse is going to push us – old wounds may open but with the overall intention of allowing us to clear, release, and find our freedom.

Unlike solar eclipses (which signify new beginnings), full lunar eclipse offers us a chance to change our perspective in preparation for receiving what we need to step into – the revelations of the next solar eclipse. They are a time to cut the dead wood.

Could the blood moon and lunar eclipse combined represent a turning point for humankind?

Big change is in the air!

Some astrologists refer to it as the ‘stirring of the soul’ – a chance to really see our karma (the sum of our actions), individual purpose and our meaning for being here. A big time for reflection.

The astrological impact of this time relates to the importance of a soul that perceives with awareness – seeing through a clean lense rather than a dirty one. Observation and change originating from the higher self – that part of which understands with perspective, depth and clarity – not from the viewpoint of the mind that can get stuck in its own cycle of ‘replayed’ information.

It is important to remember that when one door closes, another often opens.

Whether you’re ready for it or not, a blood moon will instigate change, and change never happens without letting go of something that may be necessary, however painful.

What survives the purging of this blood moon and lunar eclipse is possibly meant to remain in your life (at least for now).