The sky is letting us know that there is no time to waste. We're ready to step forward into heightened personal power, creation, and the next iteration of the life we want. This IS the year. As acknowledged by not only the first Full Moon and Supermoon (when the moon is closest to Earth) of the year, but also a total Lunar Eclipse - the last one until 2021. Talk about an energy wave coming right towards us! It's time to step forward with a go-getter attitude and get clear on what you want this year to bring to you. Not what people expect from you, but what you truly desire.
Deemed the Super Blood Wolf Moon, its name signals the intensity of lunar energy swirling around us over the next two weeks. Experts say that the combination of the full moon with the eclipse as well as how close the moon is to us will have a very strong pull on our emotions, much like the moon affects the tides of the ocean. You may experience heightened sensitivity right alongside an activated and charged feeling. Though it may seem in opposition to your energy level, it is important to carve out extra time to get still and calm your nervous system in order to bring about clarity and right course of action so that you do not feel frenetic or reactive.
The Native Americans in the Northern Hemisphere deemed this moon a "Wolf Moon" as it is said to be when the wolves gathered in packs to howl in peaked winter hunger. Wherever you live geographically, that hunger for more will show up in your work, relationships, and sense of self. It is the first sign of growth knocking, or howling, at your doorstep.
In terms of personal relationships, experts say this is not the time to have the hard conversations, but rather give the people you care about extra space, support, and benefit of the doubt. They too may be having their own reaction to the energy. See if you can show up with more love as you ride the wave together.
The best thing to do? Find quiet time and without expectation or pressure, use the fuel that is gifted from the sky to get clear on your personal vision, especially how you want to feel when you look back on this year.
Buckle up, moonbeams. It's going to be a beautiful ride.
As one of our astrological expert friends noted about this full moon, "things are about to get weird." We are entering into a moon cycle that is going to bring up emotion and serendipity from every direction. The strange-ness of this cycle is for our highest good ultimately, but the processes we each individually go through may be uncomfortable at times. This moon is a powerful one to remember that we are fully supported and taken care of. The random and the weird - circumstances, emotions, and thoughts - are actually there to help up expand.
As an archetype, the moon carries aspects of the feminine energy. Regardless of gender, feminine energy and lunar energy are often used synonymously and carry a more spherical or cyclical perspective. This energy leans into the ephemeral and it carries a deep trust in the unknown as well as the interconnectedness of all things. There is both elegance and patience innate to feminine energy.
However just like everything in nature, a need for balance exists. Feminine energy dances with masculine energy. The moon also has the capacity to inspire directness, action, linear thinking, and full honesty.