Hello & Welcome to our second rendition of the Moon-Lunar series! Last month in April we had the spring Pink Moon and now we are moving into more fun facts and tips with the Flower Moon (Blood Moon Total Eclipse) that is happening on 16th May! This total Lunar Eclipse, where the full “Flower Moon” will turn a spectacular reddish colour for 84 minutes.
We will be covering off exactly what that means and everything you need to know! So as usual, it is all about what these Full Moons mean for you and how you can harness the best energy from them to manifest and attract, whilst also releasing and cord cutting! We’re so excited to bring you Round 2 of the Lunar Series and talk all things Flower Moon!
Flower Moon (Blood Moon total Lunar Eclipse)
May’s Full Moon is known as the Full Flower Moon because flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Now the Blood Moon total Lunar Eclipse which occurs at the same time is when a full Moon passes through Earth’s 870,000 miles/1.4 million km long shadow in space. That can only occur at full Moon.
It can take anywhere from 105 minutes (like in 2018) to just five minutes (like in 2015). However, this lunar eclipse is expected to last for 84 minutes (November 2022). Canada, the U.S. and South America get a great view, with Europe and Africa also getting a glimpse of a lunar eclipse at moonset.
We are in the UK!
The optimal viewing time if you’re based in the UK is to see the eclipse is between 4.29am and 5.06am. This is the period of totality in London, where the Moon lies entirely in the Earth’s full shadow appearing red. The whole of the Moon will still be visible.
You don’t want to miss these two because the following total lunar eclipses aren’t until 2025. You will be able to see this with the naked eye, but a pair of binoculars would definitely enhance the experience!
Full Moon – Lets roll over some of the key facts from last time!
The Moon appears as different shapes in the sky depending on its ‘phase’, from new Moon to full Moon via ‘waxing’ (growing) and ‘waning’ (shrinking) moons. These phases are determined by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon.
If the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun in its orbit, then the back side of the Moon is lit up and the side facing the Earth is in darkness. This is called a New Moon.
If the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun, then the near side of the Moon will be fully lit up: a Full Moon.
A full Moon happens roughly every 29.5 days. This is the length of time it takes for the Moon to go through one whole lunar phase cycle.
So, for the Flower Moon lets deep dive into what we can do to really harness the energy of the moon!
Initially, I always find it so beneficial to go back and review what I journaled in the previous lunar cycle. My intentions, gratitude and what I wanted to manifest. It can often be the case that it takes us to go back and review these things to acknowledge how far we have come. Areas we may have forgot we mentioned, things we asked for guidance on, you realise may have manifested or been provided that guidance, until you reflect. 29.5 days is a long time after all and a lot can change in that time.
So then lets move into a combination of Journal Prompts that will help you generate how you’re feeling and take you on that journey for whatever you want to achieve this month. Feel free to add some of your own but these will help guide you. Write as much or as little as you feel you need to.
From my reflections, what has changed for me in past few weeks?
Check In – how am I feeling going into this new Full Moon?
What positive change would I like to bring into my life?
What areas do I ask the universe for guidance?
How can I support my journey over the next few weeks?
What dream/goal am I working towards right now?
What would it feel like to achieve this goal/dream?
What would this mean for my life?
What action can I take this month to support making this come true?
What energy or behaviours are holding me back?
What do I need to release or let go of? i.e. relationships, thought patterns
How can I support letting go of this energy?
Affirmation – Say this out loud and feel the words, the energy as you say them.
I surrender to the power of the universe and trust that I am always being listened to and am always being guided. I know that I have the power within me to manifest my wildest dreams and that I AM capable of attracting and bringing this into existence. What is meant for me is already here. I am brave, courageous, confident and strong. I am in full alignment with my purpose and with the universe. I am patient.
Spend some time laying or sitting with your eyes clothes and in your mind visualise what you are wanting to attract and allow your brain to visualise the reality that you are going to live, feeling the emotions that you will have living this dream, every detail, as much as you can, transport yourself away in your minds eye for 5-10 minutes and allow yourself to revel in your upcoming reality.
Reminder! Why do we complete Full Moon Rituals?
Connecting and harnessing the power of the Moon is so powerful and it is interlinked with nature, earth, energy and by aligning it helps us connect with the universe and our own inner energy and emotions. It supports us in connecting with ourselves on a deeper level, increasing confidence, higher vibrations and manifestation.
As we have said before, rituals aren’t something new, harnessing the Moon’s power has been an ancient tradition across cultures for millennia, originating in places like Egypt and Babylonia.
For more details on Full Moon rituals and tips on what you can do, click here for our Pink Moon Blog!
So in summary, this Full Moon is going to be a spectacular one! So set your alarms and get those binoculars ordered as these are really rare occasions and not to be missed! As humans we are connected to the moon just as we are connected to nature and a great way to feel connected to yourself, is to align with the lunar cycles and use it as an opportunity to release what is no longer serving you. Buut also to reflect no what you are grateful for and manifest what you want to bring into your life.
Each month we will bring you new information on the Moon for that month, new ideas and suggestions for your rituals including adding in crystals, charging them and how-to’s for Moon Water, smudging sticks etc.
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Love and Light
☾ The Spiritual Mamas x