As you might know, there is a Full Moon coming. Except it’s not just any old Full Moon – it’s also a lunar eclipse. And a Blood Moon. And a Supermoon! All the more reason to harness its energies through list-making and meditation, says Hay House author and astrologer Yasmin Boland.
As you can probably already sense intuitively, eclipses are super powerful times. If we tune into an eclipse, we take out future into our own hands.
Here are international times for this week’s Full Moon eclipse, which is also a Blood Moon and a Supermoon! It’s the first time in 30 years the Supermoon and lunar eclipse have combined.
SYDNEY: September 28, 12.51pm AEST
LONDON: September 28, 3.51am BST
MONTREAL/NEW YORK: September 27, 10.51pm EDT
AUCKLAND: September 28, 3.51pm NZST
PARIS: September 28, 4.51am CEDT
So, what to do with this? Here are a few tips:
Let it go
This week’s eclipse is a Full Moon eclipse so it’s a Full Moon on steroids. Full Moons are the time to let go of anything, be it clutter in your home to anger you feel towards someone. In the run up to the eclipse, make a list who or what you’re releasing from your life. Then burn the paper as close to just before the Full Moon as is practical. Burning the paper is important – it releases your thoughts and feelings into the ethers.
If you live in a part of the world where the eclipse will be taking place while you’re at work and you (understandably!) don’t think it would be appropriate to burn your list at the office, burn it before leaving home in the morning (preferably over a sink). Then, at the hour of the eclipse, take yourself off quietly to an empty office or even the bathroom for three minutes either side of the eclipse.
Meditate. Just sit and breathe and see what comes to you. If you want to use a mantra, see below. Eclipses truly a wonderful time to connect with the celestial energies, even if you’re in a public bathroom!
If the eclipse will take place when you’re asleep, what you choose to do is up to you. If you’re going through a big period of transition, it may well be worth your while to get up in the wee small hours and meditate through it. Insights and peace will surely follow, perhaps in your dreams.
Use a mantra
Mantras are so powerful at time like these. They help us to connect to the Divine. I like “Om Namo Narayani” which means “I surrender to the Divine Mother”. In other words, you’re giving all your cares to the Divine Mother to help you to handle. (Traditionally, the Moon is strongly associated with the Divine Feminine.) Other mantras you could use include “Ommm…” and “So hum…” Just breathe and repeat them silently or out loud.
Listen to this…
You might like to listen to a free Full Moon eclipse meditation I recorded. It’s designed to help anyone make the most of the Full Moon energies. Ideally listen to it as you drift off to sleep on the night of the Full Moon eclipse.
And then? Move on. Trust that all will be well. There will be two weeks of quiet before the New Moon takes place on October 13. Use that time to release and relax before you launch yourself into your next big thing.
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