This is actually a super blood moon because the moon will also line up in its closest approach to our planet, and event called a supermoon.
Tonight’s event will be visible from Australia, East Asia, Pacific Island and the Western Americas. People on the West Coast of the United States, from Southern California up through Washington State, can expect the action to commence around 1:47 a.m. Pacific time tonight, May 26.
In the beginning, the moon will enter only the Earth’s outer shadow, called the penumbra. Any changes to the lunar surface will be subtle at first.
Over the next few hours, the moon will travel deeper into the shadow and begin to look like something took a bite out of it. During this phase, it will begin turning reddish. This will start around 2:45 a.m. Pacific time.
At 4:11 a.m., the moon will fall completely within the Earth’s inner umbral shadow and its full face will become a deep, dark red. The actual total eclipse will be relatively short, lasting approximately 14 minutes and ending by 4:25 a.m. Pacific time.
But the eclipse isn’t over and sky watchers can enjoy watching the process reverse itself as the moon passes out of Earth’s umbra and penumbra, gradually returning to its normal self until sunrise, when it will sink below the horizon for West Coasters.
If you’d like to harness the cosmic energy of this super blood moon for yourself, here is some spell working you can do during our lunar show.
Items needed for ritual:
- A stone or crystal of your choosing
- Full moon water
- A drawing of a forked path. This can be a simple sketch, as long as your drawing has a choice of two paths or more.
- A red or purple ink pen
- A place where you can view the moon’s eclipse.
During a lunar eclipse, we experience a “micro month”. Within one night, we can experience energy similar to a complete cycle of full, waning, dark, waxing and full again.
It’s the perfect time to “eclipse” something you wish to eliminate from your life, and then refill that void with more positive energy.
That’s the magic we will perform tonight: Eliminate the negative as the moon disappears, and add positives to our lives as the moon re-appears.
#1 Working – “Eclipse” and Eliminate (During Penumbra thru Full Eclipse)
Before the moon begins to be eaten away, invest in it the essence of something you want to be rid of.
Be sure you are not harming anyone else or infringing on their free will by eliminating this.
Some ideas to consider:
Negative thought track
Mountain of bills
Job or a partner you’ve outgrown
Toxic family relationships
“Mother wounds” (or father)
Effects of tribalism, nationalism or tradition
Anything that plagues you and does not serve your highest self
Use your mind to invest the problem in the moon by feeling all the dislike or hatred you have toward the problem, and then mentally project it upward toward the moon’s surface, while you say:
“O wondrous Blood Moon Light
I ask your help now, this night.
Help us release unhealthy things
To which we stubbornly cling.
Old notions and ideas,
Things we know are harmful.
Clear them all away
And fortify our lives today.”
Stop projecting when you see the first sign of the shadow of the earth falling across the moon’s surface.
Watch as the moon, and your problems, are consumed by the great wolf of the heavens. Literally feel them being eaten out of your life.
Part 2 working: “A Leap of Faith (In Yourself)”
Now is the time to ponder who you are as opposed to who you appear to be.
A leap of faith really means choosing from the soul, not from the ego. Soul choices bring us to the unknown light, where we can learn and thrive.
Ego choices keep us in the familiar shadows.
It’s time now to leap fearlessly into the light, even though we may not yet know what challenges it may hold for us.”
Get out the stone or crystal you brought with you for this spellwork. Wash the crystal in your Full Moon water and hold it up to the moon as you say:
“Stone of brightest blood eclipse moon sheen,
With your power, help me glean
The joys that change can bring to life,
In spite of its initial strife.
Help me learn to stretch and flex,
And understand how life connects.
To my growth and to my goals.
Help me accept my many roles
Help me finally to embrace
My soul’s destined highest place.
Open my heart, so I can see.
As I will it, so mote it be.”
Hold and rub the stone while you look at the picture of the road that forks in many directions, each leading to your potential future. Examine each path, and visualize where each path might end.
When you are ready, ask the Eclipse moon to help you make your selection, by saying:
“Blood Moon Mother in the sky,
Light my journey from on high.
Guide me with your strengthening glow
So the proper path I’ll know.
The path of true accomplishment;
The path for which my dreams are meant.
And with your guidance, please allow
That I may manifest it now.
And bring it to reality.
As I will it, so mote it be.”
Select a path. Write your goal along that route in red or purple pen.
As the blood moon eclipse wanes, and the moon begins to return see yourself traveling directly down the correct path to attaining your goal. Keep the map in the moonlight until the eclipse is complete.
When you leave ritual tonight, put this map on your altar in plain sight, and keep it there until the next full moon.
But first, to seal in the magic of your working, please hold your path paper up to the moon, while you chant until we feel your manifestation is firmly set:
“The proper path I’ve chosen and marked.
I manifest it now, as my new reality!
As I will it, so mote it be!
Will you be joining me for a night of magic? Drop me a message and let me know what manifests for you.