A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will occur on Friday, October 18th bringing an opportunity to regain a sense of clarity and direction amidst the chaos and confusion we have all been experiencing. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth stands between the Moon and the Sun, cutting off the light of the Sun from the moon. A lunar eclipse is always a full moon and usually marks endings or culmination points. It makes the energy of a full moon super enhanced with possibilities. This particular full moon is also the Alchemical Moon so a time to transform fears and doubts into courage and movement forward. Eclipses are dramatic “wild cards” in our lives that can shake us up so that we can move from one level of evolution and maturity to another rapidly.
I begin to recognize a theme as I work with clients and experience my own personal journey. I have received many emails from individuals who are moving through some intense challenges in their life. You are not alone I can assure you. As we continue to grow spiritually and our light becomes brighter we will attract situations in that test us. We become even more interesting to darker energies who will attempt to throw us off balance and distract us from moving forward. Like moths drawn to the light. As we open up more intuitively we also open up to the fears, emotions and thought forms of others. If we are not aware and do not make a conscious effort each day to find our balance, we can easily become part of this congested energy and will find our thoughts drifting into a negative place. It is important to come together with spiritually like-minded individuals as often as possible to reinforce truth, as there is even greater strength in numbers.
In Australia there are the fairy penguins. These adorable sea creatures make a journey each day as they swim out to sea in search of food. At dusk they return in large masses to their homes close to the shoreline. They always send a few scouts first to see if it is safe. It is the most wondrous thing to watch as the scouts come out of the water and then head back to the sea. They may make several journeys testing the area until they feel it is safe. Then they report back to the community and all at once these amazing beings walk out of the ocean together knowing that there is safety in numbers. Nature is always a reminder of what we as humans need to do. So find your spiritual community and take advantage of the strength that comes when we unite with one another.
With the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse that will be occurring on the 18th we have an opportunity to go within and do some spiritual housecleaning. I will share with you a powerful ritual to assist you in working with these energies. Remember each moment we choose how we are going to experience our life. If you focus on what is not working and what you are lacking, you are going to create more of this in your reality. WE ALL are moving through something. Spirit is not intentionally picking on you. Spirit does recognize there is a divine light inside of you and if it is covered with old pains, hurts, disappointments, fear, lack of confidence, and anger, spirit will push you to move through it. This eclipse energy can actually support you, but you must choose that you truly wish to make change. This requires letting go of what is not working and choosing to see your current situation as an opportunity to grow. Let me reiterate what has been shared with me. NO ONE is coming to save you. You have the power to save yourself if you use the tools that are available. You must take the time each day to go within and connect to your divine self. This can only happen when we enter into the heart and come from a place of love.
I certainly don’t make light of anyone’s current life challenges but I also recognize that we will continue to be hit on the head with a spiritual club until we make the changes we need to make. Believe me I have a head full of lumps from that same spiritual club and I know how uncomfortable that feeling is. I also know we have to find the strength to keep moving forward as we have already come so far. Some days will be easier than others. Don’t give up now. Regroup and clear your energy field. There is something so wonderful that we are creating together. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
With the lunar eclipse, we can use the power of the Full Moon to look deep inside. The Goddess has gone into the phase of the wise woman. We trust that as we move through our own personal cycles, she will return once again as the maiden. The natural cycle of life… birth, death and rebirth. A reminder to remember the wheel of the year is turning from the cycle of life to death in the northern hemisphere and from death to life in the southern hemisphere. The veil between the worlds is thin.
Prepare your altar with a circle of white rose petals, 12 tea candles and one larger candle placed in the middle. The middle candle is symbolic of your soul light. You will have 13 candles in total on your altar. 13 is a magickal number, associated with alchemy, even though the church has tried to convince their followers that this number is associated with the devil and many believe it is a number of bad luck. It is an oddly recurring number found in many places. In the Christian faith there were 12 disciples and Jesus, 12 Knights of the Round Table and King Arthur. 13 was a number central to certain traditions of sacred geometry, because it reflected a pattern, which could be seen to exist in man, nature, and the heavens. For instance, there are 13 major joints in your body. There are 13 lunar cycles in a solar year, and the moon travels 13 degrees across the sky every day and finally ancient prophecy speaks of thirteen crystal skulls.
On this night quietly reflect in a room lit only by candles, you can access the unseen world and allow the ancestors and animal spirits to show you the next part of your journey. Place the intention that these be lit to show you the right path through times of uncertainty. Welcome the dark, as it is a place for great reflection and stillness. Many answers can be given this night when one sits in stillness and embraces the darkness. Light the 13 candles, turn all the lights off and see what is revealed to you as you seek guidance.
If you are reading these words you are connected to a spiritual family woven together through the golden web and connected to a source of love and strength.
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Wishing you light to illuminate your path.
Love and rainbows, Robbyne