According to NASA, the penumbral eclipse will take place at 7:43 p.m. ET (6:43 p.m. CT, 5:43 p.m. MT and 4:43 p.m. PT). It will likely be difficult to spot but you might take a look and see anyway!
According to the yogis, the body contains seven oceans, just like the earth--and, they say, just like the earth's oceans and the tides, our internal oceans are affected by the moon.
The full moon is a powerful time to let things go, and I'm excited to share an exercise with you that will help you release some things that aren't serving you. But first, I want to talk about the eclipse!
Eclipses are times of powerful heavenly energy that draw our attention to our shadow selves--the parts of us that are "dark" in energy, the parts that need healing. If you've been feeling extra hard on yourself lately, this could be a contributing factor. Lunar eclipses triple the power of the full moon, and draw up hidden emotions to the surface for processing and release. Eclipses are a time of final endings--final releases of the things that do not serve us.
Most people do not feel eclipse energy acutely unless it takes place in a way that corresponds to their Sun, moon, other planets or ascendants in their natal chart (if you don't have your chart done, this is something I occasionally do for clients--reach out for more information if you like). This penumbral eclipse is taking place in Leo, the energy of performance, leadership, inspiration, and playfulness.
For this eclipse, the moon is trine Uranus, which brings the energy of innovation and personal freedom. The Sun is sextile Uranus, which brings an energy of revolution and rebelling against the former status quo. The moon is sextile and the Sun is trine to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and justice. Uranus and Jupiter opposite can create an energy very welcoming of kundalini rise.
The comet coming our way is named Comet 45P. It will be passing through Hercules, which spans Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. This indicates a highlighting of resourcefulness, passion, generosity, idealism, responsibility and self-discipline.
Full Moon Exercise
The full moon is a time to let things go--and this, being even just a partial eclipse, is a great time to let some things go.
For this exercise, you'll just need some paper, a pen. You're going to draw a circle on your piece of paper--a representation of the moon--and then, you will fill it up with all the things you wish to release at this time. Release your fears. Your stagnant energies. Your worries. The friendships that aren't serving you or that are actively dragging you down. The things you have been beating yourself up about: write them all down in this circle.
When it feels complete--
Destroy the paper.
Burn it, scribble over it and rip it up, bury it in your backyard--destroy it as a symbol of yourself releasing these things in your life that are no longer serving you. It's just a symbol but can be very cathartic!
Then email me and let me know how the exercise went! awinegarduzett at gmail dot com.