Full Moon Lunar Eclipse September 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm PDT
This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at Aries 5 degrees speaks to me of a crucible. The definition of a crucible is: “1) a pot in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted; 2) a difficult test or challenge; and 3) a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions.” We are being cooked in many ways, emotionally, spiritually and physically. It is a time when we are being challenged to face our fears, walk through the fires of transformation and surrender to the Mystery.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is total lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon. This will make four Blood Moons in a row over the last 2 years, so it is an energy that has been building. This eclipse is also a supermoon which means that the moon will be at its brightest and darkest in 2015 and will be the “closest full moon of the year.” The energy and effects of this eclipse last until the next lunar eclipse in six months.
As energy of the eclipse escalates, it can put us into emotional chaos. Lunar eclipses bring unconscious material to the surface and takes time to process it. This material needs to be released as it is often underlying many of our disempowering and self-destructive thoughts, behaviors and attitudes. A lot of this material is from our past and we need to make peace with our past. Let go that old stuff, it serves no one to hold onto it. And as we release the old pain, we heal our hearts. As Confucius said, “To put the world in order…, we must first set our hearts right.”
The Moon in Aries requires emotional honesty, being able to speak truthfully about how we feel and what we want. The Sun in Libra, which opposes this Full Moon, is seeking balance and harmony. Old unresolved conflicts may arise seeking the resolution which will actually bring us back into balance. There may be eruptions of intense emotions that have been buried or hidden. If these emotions arise, allow the tears to fall for it is those tears that will heal us.
Aries is the warrior spirit within each of each and asks for courage. Courage is not the lack of fear, it is being afraid but doing it anyway. We are being asked to follow what we know in our hearts to be true which can take courage and strength to align our will with our hearts. There is great strength in a person of heart. It takes courage to feel not only our own pain but that of others, to shed tears and make the necessary difficult decisions and actions that bring about change. But most of all, we are challenged to have the courage to let our hearts be our guide.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and activates our right to be who we are and the will to live in integrity with our own truth. But the Sun in Libra brings with it collaboration, co-operation and empathy. So the challenge is staying true to ourselves while being engaged in collaborative efforts. We each have our own unique gifts, so how to do our own dance while dancing with others is a powerful teaching of this lunar eclipse.
Mercury retrograde is in Libra and interacting with Pluto, challenging us to speak to issues of injustice, inequality and disempowerment. It is interesting that Pope Francis is here in United States right now, speaking of these very issues. It is time to speak truth to power regarding social, economic and environmental justice. Have the courage to let your voice be heard regarding injustice.
The Divine Feminine is very active in this eclipse, with asteroid Vesta, the Priestess archetype, tightly conjunct the Moon. She brings in the concept of sacred work. The Sabian Symbol for this Moon is “A White Triangle is seen; it has Golden Wings.” This symbol aligned with Vesta and the eclipse is asking what our sacred work is, our own personal mission.
Another aspect is in play during this eclipse regarding our work in the world, a Saturn/ Mars square. Saturn has just moved into Sagittarius, requiring focus, hard work and commitment to our mission, while Mars in Virgo asks for competency. So work hard, stay focused and plan carefully and methodically. This aspect is not about acting impulsively. If you are able to do this, your mission will come into manifestation.
As we are being “cooked” in this crucible of powerful energy, releasing the old fears and ways of disempowerment, we are giving birth to a new paradigm. When we have purified our hearts and surrendered to the mystery, the Blue Flame of awareness arises, sending us into more expanded states of consciousness and remembrance of the Unconditional Love of the Universe. That is when a new world is born!
“The present convergence of crises––in money, energy, education, health, water, soil, climate, politics, the environment, and more––is a birth crisis, expelling us from the old world into the new.” Charles Eisenstein