by Maya White
Eclipses are great mysteries of light and shadow. The Moon is always a reflective body; it generates no light of its own and when it shines, is really only reflecting the light of the Sun.
Therefore, a lunar eclipse is actually the shadow of a solid body (the earth) cast upon the surface of a reflective screen. During the lunar eclipse, the earth comes between the Sun and the Moon. Always, whether a solar or lunar eclipse - something stands in front of the other, blocking the Light.
Another way to think of an eclipse (many of you have heard me say this in person) is to imagine that you're sitting in a room, and the lights are turned out. Next, when the lights are turned on again, all the furniture has been rearranged, and you have to figure out a different way to exit the room.
The lunar eclipse is related to your feelings, thoughts and desires. So, a lunar eclipse will precipitate a time that challenges your emotional responses; a test of your growth.
October 8th 's lunar eclipse is right in the middle degrees of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, and it sets the tone for a new cycle of evolution. Tonight's full moon will also show as a red, or 'blood' moon - a highly symbolic celestial display of a deep and dear time on earth.
Shadows of Aries are going to be the issues that come up with this eclipse. Here are some keywords - go for the Light:
Light and Shadow Checklist for Aries Lunar Eclipse
Physical power Injury
Exploration Lost Cause
New Beginning Last Straw
Certainly, in ancient times eclipses were viewed in awe. Solar eclipses have often initiated a change in leadership of nations; let's set the intention that tonight's lunar eclipse is to bring about a change of heart of the world.
We all know that the world needs some good news, and with our increased awareness of how each individual person has the power to move mountains, we can all set our personal intention that this red moon is symbolic of an old world order of blood shed being eclipsed, or overcome by hope and healing.
Sending eclipse wishes for: Peaceful protest, non-violent demonstrations, negotiated solutions, and true spirituality.
Wishing you love and peace in this time of power,