Some questions under today's lunar eclipse

"A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth. Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight reaches the moon. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which causes Earth’s atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light. This makes the moon appear red to people on Earth." https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-an-eclipse-58

Today the earth will shade the full Aquarian moon for several hours, and these are some of the questions I've been pondering:

Thinking of eclipses in terms of entrances or exits, what is it I might want in my life that I've never had, or what might I be ready to end ?

We all filter the light we receive from others. How does my particular filter work? Does it protect me enough from what might overpower me? Does it protect me too much from the light and positive input of others? How comfortable am I with attention -- both giving and receiving?

Has earth energy -- patience, stability, practicality, rootedness ever bolstered me against the extremes of fire and air -- impatience and worry ? In what's truly important to me, do I have both roots and flowers? Has any attachment to earth qualities kept me back from really owning and expressing my passion and individuality, or stopped me from taking a risk? What are my usual responses to conflict or crisis?

Every full moon is a chance to become aware of the projections in our lives -- to see and heal our relationship to Other, to pull back some of the projection and see ourselves in everything. This lunar eclipse amplifies the opportunity. Who really impresses me? Who really stands out to me as a genius or a star? I'm closer to them than I think. That also goes for the other side: The people who rub me the wrong way or offend me. We're made of the same stuff, too. How can releasing some of those projections bring me closer to love, power, and right action? Where do I need defenses, and where do I just need boundaries? And when and with whom can I just be comfy and fluid, creative, and whole?

Happy Full Moon and Eclipse. Happy ruminations and happy revelations. 

The Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse: Entering the space with soul

 
" Light Source Direction ", Terry Winters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Light Source Direction", Terry Winters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Today’s full moon eclipse in Leo starts to bring the intentions we set during August’s solar eclipse into stark relief.

What can you see now that you couldn’t then?

How have you put yourself out there in trust or performance? What are the fruits? How did you honor or put forth your dignity, your creativity, your essence? What’s still worth striving for? How have you shocked yourself? Which relationships have come into or left your life suddenly or destabilized you somehow? What have they taught you?

What does your heart tell you in this moment?

Today’s lunar eclipse hearkens back not only to August but to past eclipses along the Leo/Aquarius axis. The most recent solar eclipse in Aquarius was January 2009. How have you healed since that time? How have you listened to your own original voice? How have you broken with cultural scripts or norms, either intentionally or unintentionally? Who loved you when you found yourself in those places or took those risks?

When the shadow of the earth falls on the moon today, take the time to reflect and embrace mystery. And take the time to soothe and encourage all that is in you, still unseen.