This total lunar eclipse is quite special as it enables and supports us to leap forward in terms of our own personal transformation. The key to harnessing these energies is a willingness to let go and release. This might mean releasing behaviors or psychological patterns that no longer serve, it might also mean releasing relationships or connections to places and things. Surrender to spirit is penultimate right now.
I share below a ritual you can consider to practice and/or adapt to your needs.
What you will need:
- a white or golden candle
- moonstone, bloodstone, jasper or agate that calls to you
- pen and paper
- bowl of water
Light your candle and if you choose call in the four directions. Otherwise simply call in the energy of mother earth from below and spirit from above.
Begin by sitting in a contemplative state, allow yourself to disconnect from the external 3d physical world. Direct that energy into your own internal awareness.
Spend some time simply breathing, feeling your own life force energy pouring through your physical and energetic body.
With your intuitive gaze turned inward, scan your field (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) for any places or spaces where you feel heavy or blocked. For now simply observe.
Return to your breath, and feel your heartbeat in your chest. Encourage and allow the breath and the energy from your heart to flow to the areas where you felt blocked.
Write down using pen and paper any intentions for release during this eclipse.
Bring your bowl of water close to the candle and one by one tear the intentions for release up and bring them to the candle fire. IMPORTANT to be aware of the strength of the flame and keep your fingers safe. drop the paper into the bowl of water when the flame gets close.
Spend some time gazing at the bowl of water, ash and paper. Feel the process of transformation happening within you and send it out into the world around you.
When you are ready declare to yourself and aloud to the universe: "And so it is."
Take you moonstone or other stone between both hands and imagine that you are infusing with with these newly cleansed energies.
Pour the ash filled water to nourish you favorite tree nearby.
Gaze up at the moon and allow her to fill you with fresh light and revitalized energy.
Lisa Marie Haley