The last months of 2021 continue to bring us intense planetary energy. We began November with a new moon in moody, mysterious Scorpio - and it was a supermoon at that. Next up on November 19: the full moon, complete with a partial lunar eclipse, setting the stage for the holiday season.
We need only look to world news to know that these times are marked by turmoil. An eclipse may not help much, as it magnifies astrological energy and brings in additional chaos. But never fear - there is still room to celebrate the full moon and create a blank canvas for the season ahead.
The full moon will transit through Earth sign Taurus, setting the stage for enjoying comfort and camaraderie - good news, since you may need to hold onto a loved one to keep your balance! Instead of starting or ending magical workings or other important projects, the eclipse is a great time to wipe the slate clean.
The Details: Full Moon and Eclipse
The moon reaches peak fullness at 2:59 am Central on Friday, November 19; if the wee hours don’t work for you, you’ll be able to see it full and bright starting Thursday evening.
The eclipse itself is cause for excitement, as it’s the longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years, lasting about six hours. The peak will closely coincide with the exact point of fullness - around 3:00 am Central on the 19th - so if you’re not able to watch the sky for hours, you can plan a brief sleep break to view this powerful event.
For exact details on the complete eclipse period, visit timeanddate.com’s Lunar Eclipse Map, where you can enter any location on Earth for matching information.
You can enhance your lunar eclipse experience with the right tools, starting with crystals.
What else might be useful?
Above all, do your best to relax and stay chill. We’re still adjusting to the world’s “new normal,” so take every opportunity for self-care and community care.
A Little Advice
Today, let’s pull just one oracle card to give us further insight on how to get through this chaotic moon phase. This will help us attune to the energy and stay focused. We’re using The Answer Is Simple oracle cards by Sonia Choquette.
Our question: How can we best care for ourselves and others during this new moon eclipse?
Our card: Fill the Well
These last two years have been full of labor - emotional, intellectual, and sometimes even physical. Events, safety precautions, economic issues, other anxieties have drained our tank, and sometimes even our reserves.
If this applies you or someone you care about, Fill the Well is ideal advice. This means finding a way to reach into Source to restore yourself, as well as reaching out to offer help to those you love.
For your own needs, go to the very basics. If you’ve been in “survival mode,” make an effort to shift out of traps like ego, productivity, or overcommitting. Eat a fresher meal, try a spiritual bath or shower, tidy a room. Instead of manifestation work, sit in meditation to rediscover your peace.
When it comes to others, Fill the Well can be mutual. Reach out and check in with friends. If you’ve built yourself up, offer to listen to someone who’s feeling overwhelmed. Plan a hang-out with no pressure - no events or activities, just time to sit and relax in good company.
In a group or by yourself, there’s an amazing way to pull all these efforts together: take time to observe the lunar eclipse. It’s profound for reasons both scientific and spiritual, and could help us find our balance and attune to the changes in store.
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