I love the moon. She’s my best friend, always listening to me, comforting me in the darkest hours of the night. If you were on any form of social media yesterday then you probably heard all about the Blood Moon that’s happening, but what exactly is this Blood Moon? The Blood Moon is just a name for a total lunar eclipse. The thing about yesterday’s Blood Moon, however, is that it was the first of four Blood Moons that will be visible throughout North America.
The moon is associated with the feminine, with goddess, intuition and dreams. The full moon is the perfect apex to manifest something that you want more of. Meditate on what it is that you want and draw it to you. As the moon wanes ( or gets smaller moving from a gibbous to a crescent), set your intention to rid yourself of whatever it is that doesn’t serve you, whether it’s self-hate or gossiping about others. This sort of sympathetic magick is simple yet powerful. Correspondences linked to the moon are silver, sandalwood, willow and white roses, among many. The goddess Selene is also linked to the Moon.
Astrologically, a lunar eclipse means accelerated change, with family, home and emotional needs, especially 6 months to a year after the eclipse takes place. The next three Blood Moons are on October 8 2014, April 4 2015 and September 27 2015. These eclipses are said to create a path that is uniquely yours, aiding you in manifesting your own way in the world.
If you’re anything like me and you can feel energies pretty well (or have a strong intuition), then this last week has been crazy and the last few months have been even crazier. According to astrologers, since February, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto have been forming a “T Square”; where two planets are opposite one another and the third planet wedges into a 90 degree angle between them both.
From December 27 2013 to May 14 2014, four planets are within 90 degrees of one another, causing a push pull sort of feeling. Each planet has certain properties, ie Jupiter ruling over luck and abundance, so these properties are the sort of tension we’ve been feeling. By mid February, Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter were all close together, like three overly crowded people in an elevator. In mid- April, Mars entered the mix, forming a grand cross, which is when two planets are 180 degrees from one another, and all four are at 90 degree angles from one another. On April 23rd, all four planets will be 12 degrees from one another.
Here’s what these planets represent:
Jupiter: Jupiter rules over knowledge, self growth and answers. Jupiter is also the planet that rules over luck and prosperity. Jupiter is the spiritual seeker, finding answers for itself. Jupiter is “the thinking persons planet.”
Uranus: Uranus rules over change in perspective and expansion in consciousness. Uranus is said to represent generational change rather than individual change. In the Grand Cardinal Cross, Uranus ”incites radical change and rails against anything that feels like suppression”
Pluto: Pluto rules of rebirth, transformation and total change. In this Cardinal Cross, it represents the need to break away from any sort of corruption, whether it be with family or work.
Mars: Mars is the planet of passion, of getting things accomplished and manifestation. Mars was the god of war, so although this passion can serve us as times, it can also be destructive. In the Grand Cardinal Cross, Mars is in “peacemaker Libra”, which means conflict may be “around negotiations, interpersonal dynamics, and perhaps having to stand up to a bully or two.”
[Read more about these planets and how the cross will affect you via THE NUMINOUS ]
Next Wednesday will be a breaking point; it will force you to deal with things that you’ve put on the back burner and left for later. It will bring up the old and shove it in your face until you take it and deal with it. Have you been feeling overwhelmed or energetically drained? These energies have all been working towards this apex and although it seems scary, this Grand Cardinal Cross is going to be a fresh start as much as it will be anything else.
The Numinous also pointed out something very interesting. All these planets will be aligned at thirteen degrees of one another during the Grand Cardinal Cross. Death is the 13th card in the tarot deck. What does death rule over? Transformation and one thing ending so another can begin, What’s a better reminder of transformation during such a highly energetic, and stressful, time? Breathe, connect to your intuition and remember things work out as they should.