The Blood Moon in autumn is also known as the Sanguine Moon or the Hunter’s Moon. It appears redder than most full Moons because it rises soon after sunset and is seen low in the sky, shortly after rising, when the atmosphere can make it look reddish.
This year’s Full Blood Moon will occur October 8, 2014, which also happens to be a lunar eclipse. Note that a lunar eclipse always occurs on the full Moon, 2-3 times a year, two weeks before or after a solar eclipse which always occurs on a new Moon.
For this Lunar Eclipse, in order for the collective’s souls to evolve, we must address our own personal shadow sides. In a total Lunar Eclipse, the earth comes between Sun and the Moon, which causes the Moon to become an eerie blood red. The symbol of the harvesters scythe is quite apt for a moon that will cut through karmic binds. This Lunar eclipse has the capability to release those who have been forced to live in secret because their love is taboo. This eclipse can be liberating for those whose spiritual practice is personal growth.
However, if you are an Aries or a Libra, the next few years are a potent time in your life to break free of old patterns and create something new in your world, especially regarding relationships.
What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? (If the answer is “nothing”, you have some brainstorming to do.) What makes you feel most yourself? How can you get more of that into your life?
What nurtures you? How do you nurture yourself? What needs of yours are not being met? What changes could you make to feel more fulfilled?
Are your relationships satisfying? Do you feel as if there’s a fair and balanced exchange of energy? Time? Money? Sex? Emotional support? If not, what changes could you make to find more balance and harmony in your relationships?
This is the time to do a deep cleaning. Being caught up in false hope in a relationship, or not recognizing your own traits and patterns you need to change is wasting your time and happiness.
Take this time to reach deep inside and make the changes necessary to be your best self, and have a truly happy and fulfilling life. If you have reached your goals and are wanting to move up another notch, go for it!
Happy Full Moon!