A full moon on the winter solstice is interesting enough, but to have a lunar eclipse on the same night hasn’t occurred in almost 450 years
NASA reports that this is the first time an eclipse has coincided with a solstice since December 21, 1638, and the next one won’t come around again until 2094. The extravaganza in the sky doesn’t end there, however, as the Ursids meteor shower will also be taking place.
So what special significance do these astrological events hold for us spiritual beings?
’It’s a ritual οf transformation οf darkness іntο light…іt’s thе іdеа thаt whеn things seem really bleak, іt іѕ οftеn out bіggеѕt opportunity fοr personal transformation… thе іdеа thаt thе sun аnd thе moon іѕ аlmοѕt аt thеіr darkest аt thіѕ point іn time [οf thе total lunar eclipse] οnlу further goes tο hammer thаt home.’
“…Eclipses bring matters to a turning point, whether they’re matters of love, loss, financial changes – or conflict. As astrologer Simone Butler pointed out in a recent blog post, this eclipse degree is conjunct the fixed star Betelgeuse… (27 Gemini), a star associated with both war (Mars) and words (Mercury). The holidays are stressful enough with Betelgeuse putting us in a warlike frame of mind! It’s healthy to clear up long-standing conflicts, but make an extra effort to do it in a fair and healthy way, and not with blunt, caustic language and personal attacks…”
The main purpose of this years powerful energetic opening on December 21, is to assist you in fully opening your heart, mind, and physical body to successfully merge and align with the new energy. The benefit in this alignment is that it supports you in realigning with the original plan for your life, and the ability to fulfill this purpose. You are here on earth with a unique and special purpose, the astrological alignment of this year seeks to bring you back into full alignment with your unique divine path here on Earth.
Your unique purpose here on Earth is in no way created or classified by the beliefs of society as a whole, and society cannot help you find this truth. Rather, realigning with your true purpose here on Earth means realigning with the essence of who you are, a spiritual being!
What painful or challenging emotions from your past are still stored within you? In the energy this month, these feelings will come up! Anger, pain, sadness, frustration… these are great examples of what must be released from within you, so that you can fully integrate the light into your being, and stay in alignment with your true purpose. When you face these challenging emotions, give thanks for you are now able to fully release them into the light, and forever be lighter yourself!
Be aware that you may feel raw, exposed and deeply challenged this month. As new challenges come up for you, along with old emotions to release… remember that your release work now, will enable you to stay centered in love, compassion, joy, and abundance as you move forward.
This time is about clearing karmic energy that resides within you at a cellular level. Tragic events from past lives can leave old emotions stored within you, that unless cleared, you will never be able to move beyond. This lifetime is your opportunity to clear your karmic record and begin the new age, starting in December 2012 with a clean slate!
This is a time when we are in a mode of stasis, and also a position
of perpetual change, where we are honoring those aspects of us that remain hidden throughout the summer, and sun driven parts of the year. We can see this time of year as a point of hibernation, as well as a time of recuperation. The energetic half of the year has subsided, and we are able to reflect on the goals, and harvests we have created in our lives when the active, outgoing part of the year was at its strongest. Now, is a time to focus on nurturing ourselves
as we are reborn, just as the Goddess nurtures the Earth, protecting it until the growing time begins again, we also seek the Goddess in our inner beings to nurture ourselves until we return to the active Spring.
In addition to the Winter Solstice there is a Full Moon known as the ‘Oak Moon’, this brings in another facet of
this celebration as on this night the Moon phase will be in it’s Mother Goddess phase of fullness. As Donald Michael
Kraig points out “It’s perfect for doing magick to bring health and abundance. This is also a good time to release things that are no longer needed, including anger and disappointment. Forgive yourself and others”
“If you do magick…. this is the day to do it!
Use this mega energy for yours and other peoples benefit. First, release the old; last years baggage, then make your New Year affirmations and start manifesting. You will be amazed at the results. Also if you have not been looking after yourself, this is D-day. D is for, “Do it now!
This is a time for magick, for manifestation, and for an intimate reflection of how far we’ve come, as well as which direction we hope to go.
As we look to the moon and stars, feel the warmth of the faint, yet visable sun, reflect on our moods in the dark, and unite the Goddess and God within us under the full moon’s light, we can see the eclipse as being symbolic of those aspects of our lives that are sometimes eclipsed by other competing dynamics, but are always present in our psyche as we define, and redefine who we are and strive to become. This is a celebration of the cycles of nature and the cycles of being human.
Ok I have gone through then 90 day barrier and achieved some amazing experiences. This seems a fitting time to end my yoga challenge and begin a new phase in my life.
From equinox to solstice i have blogged.
It is now time to manifest the new.