The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is less than two weeks away! The total phase of the "blood moon" eclipse of July 27 will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth's natural satellite (the moon) will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown color. From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last nearly 4 hours! The eclipse will only be visible in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean regions of the planet, but just like any other full moon, the energies will be felt by all! No matter where you might be on the planet, these cosmic energies will have an effect on you (regardless of your awareness to it or not).
July's total lunar eclipse occurs on the same day the planet Mars reaches its opposition, when it will shine at its best in the night sky. With the strong influence from Mars, this make this full moon/eclipse an emotionally challenging time. Anger and frustration could easily turn to reckless actions because of a harsh aspect to Uranus. A more gentle influence from Saturn will make it a little easier to calm down, and some fixed stars give patience and decisiveness in a crisis. Remaining calm, will be the defining test during this emotional Full Blood Moon - Total Lunar Eclipse.
Spiritual Meaning of the Lunar Eclipse
Much like a regular full moon, only much stronger, a lunar eclipse focuses your attention on your emotions, intimate relationships, and your home and family. The longest total lunar eclipse this century is going to have an incredibly powerful influence on your private life due to qualities of emotions and instincts that will reach their peak. With a total lunar eclipse in particular, the blotting out of the Moon represents a resetting of your emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months.
Total Lunar Eclipse - July 27th, 2018
The total lunar eclipse in Aquarius is conjunct Mars. The fiery red planet makes this an emotionally challenging eclipse. A challenging square aspect to Uranus makes the heated emotions more impulsive but they are moderated somewhat by a gentle semi-sextile aspect to Saturn. The lunar eclipse and Mars are located in the head of the Capricornus Constellation. A number of fixed stars in this region give patience and trust, but also emotional problems which will create even more unbalance with the unstable emotions that come up during this time. Awareness of your thought patterns and your ways of communication (with yourself or others) will be important.
Mars has the strongest influence on the lunar eclipse and will make you feel strong, sexy and brave. Your quick instincts and fighting spirit can be used to defend your home and family. However, it will be difficult to control your strong emotions during this time. If you start to feel irritable, impatient, bossy or mean, it is a signal that you need to back off and try to relax. You are likely to lose your temper or act irrationally if you stay in an agitated state.
Mars influence on the lunar eclipse is the biggest reason you should make a conscious effort to stay grounded over the next few weeks. Grounding is always important (I host grounding events multiple times a month), but at a time when emotions can take control and become extremely challenging, it is important to acknowledge those emotions and peacefully release them.
Awaken One Love hosts a Full Moon Meditation & Release each month in order to create a space for individuals to ground, center, and release all that no longer serves them. With this full moon being a Blood Moon and Mars playing a large role in out emotions, we have decided to incorporate a fire release to our event as well! Join us the evening of the Full Blood Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse for an amazing experience. Click the link to Learn More about our Full Moon event! If you want to know how these energies will be effecting you personally and what you can do to prepare yourself or even use these cosmic energies to your advantage, then schedule an Angel Reading and we can invite your guides and other energies into the reading to get the information you are looking for! Readings can be done in person or over the phone so if you are not in the Phoenix, AZ area then no worries!
July 2018 - Lunar Eclipse Path