by Maya White
The Full Moon lunar eclipse that ripens on Monday night is being referred to as the 'Blood Moon". Technically, it's one of four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, also known as a lunar tetrad.
This Lunar eclipse joins the Fixed Star Spica, a star of talent and honor. Don't buy into drama around this Full Moon; with the Cardinal cross of April coming into play, think of it as a karmic unwinding, one that will reveal a fresh new world. Remember that blood is a part of the fluids released at the moment of birth.
Mars, now retrograde in Libra, is the activator of this event - the 'trigger man' so to speak. However, Mars is in his detriment in Libra, and even his retrograde status now endows thoughtfulness and concern, joined with a mandate to bow to the laws of Universal Justice.
You now have a calling to create balance relationships (Mars in Libra); address issues around power, (Pluto in Capricorn); be willing to consider new solutions to old problems (Uranus in Aries) and honor the authority or your heart (Jupiter in Cancer).
The Blood Moon
The full moon nearly always appears coppery red during a total lunar eclipse. That's because the dispersed light from all the Earth's sunrises and sunsets falls on the face of the moon at mid-eclipse. Traditionally, the full moon of autumn, the Harvest Moon, is also called the 'Blood Moon' because it often appears redder because of the season.
There is a unique story about the correspondences of this Full Moon eclipses with religious holidays which is discussed more in my blog 'the Blood Moon and a New World Order'.
Read more HERE.
I earnestly invite you to look beyond pop media, and enjoy the uniqueness of this astrological and astronomical event; it's even more exciting and makes for a better story than predictions of suffering.
The Divine Feminine is calming, gently transformative and nurturing.
The right conversation to have is about the benefits of a Lunar (emotional) eclipse (re-set) in Libra (justice). Next week, April 20th - 23rd, four planets, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and Uranus, activate the 13th degree of its respective sign; Mars at 13 Libra, Uranus at 13 Aries, Jupiter at 13 Cancer, and Pluto at 13 Capricorn.
The Blood Moon is a Woman's Moon
There are several 'reasons' that 13 is considered a remarkable number, one of them being that there are, in the natural order of the cosmos, 13 natural lunar cycles in one year.
The world is giving birth, but it's not going to end. And, women can and will be the midwives to our new foundation. If anything, the Blood Moons of 2014/2015 will nurture a new way of being on this earth, and it's up to you to affirm your reality as one of commitment, responsibility, and birthing a new world of love.
With blessings and love -