Well here we are, drawing closer and closer to the Supermoon or blood moon on 27th / 28th September … “the” date that has got millions of people worldwide into a bit of a tizz. You only have to trawl around a bit on the internet, and you will find heaps of stuff predicting all manner of things… to name a few… he end of the world as we know it (again); the Apocalypse; the date when Mother earth will finally let rip, after all the abuses we have hurled at her, the Polar Shift, the World Economy crashing, the collapse of the energy grid, resulting in 3 days of darkness… and a lot more besides. Whew! Makes you want to hide under the duvet!
On the brighter side, the news in spiritually based circles, is that this is the first wave of Ascension, the Second Coming, that our DNA is changing to crystalline and / or that roughly a third of the population is ascending into 5th dimension consciousness.
The truth is, nobody really knows.
What we do know though, is that this is one wing dinger of a full moon. Firstly, it’s a supermoon, which is when the moon is so close to the earth that it appears about 14 times larger than a normal full moon. This isn’t all that rare on its own, but for the first time in 33 years, this super moon it will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, which is a big deal. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the full moon and the sun. The Earth’s shadow covers the moon, giving it a reddish colour. We all know that Full Moons are always powerful, but obviously this one is more so. An eclipse’s effects can be felt from anywhere up to 2 years. This is a lovely short little video showing this phenomenon.
Now, lets look at this Full moon more closely. Being in fiery, passionate, impulsive, impatient Aries, this is a time when we become more “me” centred, when we want to leap in and shift the status quo, when we become impatient with the things that aren’t working and are fired up to change them. Now here’s the rub… The ruler of Aries is Mars and Mars right now is not a very happy chap. First of all, he has just moved into Virgo, which is quite cautious and pedantic, going against the very essence of Mars, who wants to get things moving… and now! However, with this alignment, we are being cautioned to look before we leap, wait, think, rationalise and do things properly. And then there’s Saturn the father of the zodiac, who is squaring Mars. This energy is a bit like a hand-brake. For many of us, it feels like we’re taking one step forward and three back. Again, Mars wants to confront, sort things out for once and for all, but the older, wiser, more mature part of us is saying “Not yet!” .
Lastly, Mars is opposing Neptune, which can add a layer of lethargy, confusion, powerlessness, victim-hood to the already rather rocky landscape. Most South Africans will relate to the term NAAFI. … That’s what this energy is like. Just sitting down to write this newsletter has been like pulling teeth.
The area you will feel that you want change to occur; where anger might be brewing, or where you sense something from your past resurfacing, will be the house that contains 4 degrees Aries. It will be even more potent if it touches an important point in your chart, but we will all feel it.
As always though, these planetary events are not there to just give us a hard time. They are always opportunities to learn, grow, evolve, love and get even more real and authentic.
The Neptune component of this full moon can be viewed as the Spiritual Warrior. It can activate healing, help with the release of anger and elevate our spiritual connection, dream life, imagination and creativity… if we let it. Mars in Virgo can help us to see what we need to do to improve our health – on all levels, and where we can serve ourselves and others more effectively. Saturn can assist us in being more mature when faced with adversity and help us to avoid going off pop at the drop of a hat.
From my perspective, here are some ways to deal with this eclipse and this season of change that we are experiencing:
- Spend more time focussing on what’s going on inside you, than outside.
- Connect with what’s coming up emotionally, especially anger and ask what its prompting you to do
- Pay careful attention to your thoughts and where you’re sending your energy
- Ask what, in your life, really needs to change and set that as a clear intention.
- Connect with what brings you joy and do it.
- Ask what you really, really want for your life.
- Find things every day that you are grateful for and focus energy there.
- Help somebody else who is worse off than you (Mars in Virgo = service to self and others)
- See somebody else’s point of view
- Breathe, surrender
It is all exactly the way it’s supposed to be.