On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Earth, sun and moon will align to create a Blood Moon eclipse. Mark your calendars.
This is not just any blood moon as it is also a lunar eclipse, making it a huge transformational path in astrological and spiritual realms. This is a time when energy will reach its full peak making it most powerful for manifestations but also emotional. Destined events can lead to endings, revelations, breakthroughs and breakdowns.
Eclipses are rare because they can only take place when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are all aligned. The Year 2022 has had 4 eclipses, 2 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses. This one is also a Blood Moon; here's what that means for you.
What Makes It Special
This is the last total lunar eclipse for the next three years as the next one after November 8, 2022, won't take place until March 14, 2025. While during the time in between, we will continue to see partial and penumbral lunar eclipses, none will hold the amount of energy this one possesses.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so the Moon passes into Earth's shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, also known as the umbra. The Umbra gives the moon its signature red shade which makes it known as the "Blood Moon."
Last One For Three Years
After Nov. 9, 2022, the next full moon eclipse will occur on March 14, 2025, according to NASA. That's why it's extra important that you take the time to harness its power while you can.
To mark your calendars, the initial phase of the eclipse begins at 3:02 a.m. ET, according to NASA. The partial eclipse then begins at 4:09 a.m. ET, which will look like a part of the moon, is missing to the naked eye. Then the whole lunar eclipse will be visible at 5:17 a.m. ET and will last for about an hour and a half.
Where To See It
The Blood moon will be visible on Nov. 8 for 85 minutes from North America, parts of South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
It should be visible to the naked eye, although going to darker parts will give you a better view. City lights tend to obscure the events of the night sky.
What It Means For You: Good News
Which such great power comes great responsibility, meaning that the Blood moon comes with both good news and bad news. This moon reflects a time when you will face information that could change your life. This is because a lunar eclipse represents a radical shift, and astrologers believe that it projects those big changes in our individual lives.
For some, change is welcomed as an opportunity, while for others, change is scary. However, change is also necessary to move forward towards something meaningful and fulfilling. Keep your eyes open for what lies ahead.
Beware Of Building Energy
On the other hand, the energy of the blood has been building for weeks and it's bound to go through an explosive release. Lunar eclipses are always highly charged periods, meaning you're likely to be triggered with deep emotions.
Lunar eclipses are three times more powerful and emotional than full moons. They push you to confront whatever it is that you're repressing, causing your most internal fears, feelings and actions to surface. Astrologers say that some of the most memorable moments in our lifetimes take place near solar or lunar eclipses.
The events that take place around the blood moon may bleed into the following weeks until the energy is fully spent.
A Time Of Transformation And Manifesting
Lunar Eclipses are considered to be deeply transformative times that can bring an abrupt and sudden change in astrology. However, change can be exactly what you need if you harness it and use it to your advantage. Think of an eclipse as a cosmic helping hand that can finally manifest your vision into the universe.
As the shadow of the Earth is in the face of the moon during the eclipse, unconscious feelings will resurface. In fact, lunar eclipses are powerful times for cleansing emotional waters to release whatever is holding you back . Pay attention to what arises from your subconscious as confronting will heal you to prepare you to receive anything you ask for, and show you what you truly desire.
What Makes The Moon Red
On a scientific level, what makes the moon red is no coincidence. NASA explains it as the same phenomenon that makes our sky blue and our sunsets red, also known as Rayleigh scattering.
NASA explains: "Light travels in waves, and different colors of light have different physical properties. Blue light has a shorter wavelength and is scattered more easily by particles in Earth’s atmosphere than red light, which has a longer wavelength.
Red light, on the other hand, travels more directly through the atmosphere. When the Sun is overhead, we see blue light throughout the sky. But when the Sun is setting, sunlight must pass through more atmosphere and travel farther before reaching our eyes. The blue light from the Sun scatters away, and longer-wavelength red, orange, and yellow light pass through."
The reason the moon turns red is that the only sunlight reaching the Moon passes through Earth's atmosphere.
Moving Into The Shadow Of The Earth
When we talk of shadows and the moon moving into Earth's shadow, we are not only talking of the representation of your shadow self but the actual deep umbral shadow of the Earth. The moon moves into and receives only light first filtered by Earth's atmosphere. This is only visible from North America and parts of South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and moon align. This is why during a full lunar eclipse, the moon falls completely in the Earth's shadow.
For exact timings according to NASA, the partial lunar eclipse begins November 8 at 4:44 a.m. EST (0844 GMT).
Lunar totality also the as the Blood Moon phase begins on November 8 at 05:17 a.m EST (0917 GMT) and ends at 6:42 a.m. EST (1042 GMT).
The partial eclipse will then be visible until 8:05 a.m. EST (1205 GMT).
if you're looking for more information on how this Blood Moon Eclipse will take its toll on you specifically, then you'll need your own zodiac reading. We're each on our own unique path, and what some struggle with an energy shift might not be applicable to you too.
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