The Pink Moon

Technically the Full Moon began early this morning (EDT) and the Eclipse is past us, but I thought this info was good to share too. 

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April’s Full Moon would usually be known as The Pink Moon, The Sprouting Grass Moon, The Egg Moon, the Fish Moon and the Seed Moon. But because this Full Moon falls on a total lunar eclipse, which many will have seen early this morning. it is what we call a Blood Moon. As the Moon gets caught in Earths shadow during the eclipse it turns red. If you missed the eclipse this morning here are some images of it:.http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/04/15/under-a-blood-red-sky/?tid=hp_mm

A lunar eclipse is a time when the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth are all in perfect alignment. Our planet sits between these two great bodies, and we feel the pull of the Moon on one side, with the warmth of the Sun on the other. It is a time when things just fall into place, our minds become clear and we can see what it is we need to see. We will get a moment of pure clarity.

This Full Moon symbolizes ‘powerful endings, closure, clearing out, completion .’ It heralds a time of major transitions. It represents letting go, purging and releasing especially on an emotional and psychological level. Be brave and face death. A new birth is upon us, a collective yearning for something better to arise in our world.

During the Full Moon phase in astrology, emotions tend to be like high tide in the Ocean. Surge of emotional intensity is now possible. There may be a lot more flowing out through tears, sorrow, pain and even joy. Consider the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Libra a time to restore the harmony and balance on many levels but especially the emotional. Relationship to your emotional self and emotional intimacy with others may be helpful now.

When we experience an eclipse, it is an opportunity for reset. A portal of alignment is created where new influence can take precedence over the old. This is the time to put your gratitude forth for all the many blessings in your life and to clearly speak aloud your intentions and desires to be heard by the universe as we step across this edge to the other side.

We are in a powerful time where we are asked to look at what is no longer working in our lives- where is the old skin stuck and inhibiting our further growth. Where are we surrounded by things, people, situations, attitudes that are actually toxic and need to be burned in the fire, so we can rebirth ourselves like the phoenix does.

This eclipse kicks off a series of Blood Moons called a tetrad, there will be 4 blood moons between now and next year which are spaced out at exactly 6 month periods, which many religious groups have heralded this as an end of days as there 666 months between each one and a verse from The King James Bible predicts: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes,” [Joel 2:31] This is not a Wiccan belief however and the world is not going to end.

Have a blessed Full Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.

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*Full Credit goes to Wicca Teachings*

Willow Full Blood Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse

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Dust off your binoculars, or for you serious astronomy enthusiasts, get ready to show off your telescopes – it’s about to be the first eclipse of the year! A total eclipse is when the earth passes exactly between the full moon and the sun. This one will be a bit more rare, as it will be one of a series of four total eclipses without a partial eclipse in between, also known as a lunar tetrad, and lately, what people are calling a Blood Moon. 
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The Blood Moon will be visible to the naked eye on at around 9:55 p.m. on April 14th, and continue overnight into April 15th. (If the latter date rings a faint bell, it’s because it also happens to be tax day.) The total eclipse doesn’t begin until 12:08 a.m. on the 15th, moving into maximum eclipse at 12:46 a.m. The whole event will last for about 3 hrs and 35 minutes.

Besides lunar eclipses being a celestial phenomenon in and of themselves, Blood Moon earns its special name due the red color created when sunlight filtered around the earth’s atmosphere hits the moon. The moon will look like your favorite sunrise or sunset, appearing dusty red/orange. It also has a spiritual meaning to some.

The remaining three eclipses in the tetrad will happen October 8th, April 8th, 2015, and September 28th, 2015. All will be visible in all parts of the United States, but the upcoming “ring of fire” solar eclipse, happening on April 29th, is limited to a small part of Antarctica.

*Partial written credit goes to White Magick Alchemy, as does full credit for the above Total Lunar Eclipse photo.*
In Chinese mythology, lunar eclipses occur because the Dragon, a masculine solar energy, is attempting to eat the moon. To counteract this effect, it was traditional in ancient China to make loud noises (e.g., bang drums) to frighten the Dragon away. As recently as the nineteenth century, the Chinese Navy fired its cannons during a lunar eclipse because of this belief.
In 1503 Columbus’ ships ran aground in Jamaica. During the year that Columbus and his crew waited for rescue, the natives took care of them. Eventually, however, the islanders tired of feeding them. Columbus had an almanac and knew of an upcoming lunar eclipse. Just before the eclipse, he told them that his God was angry and would show them that evening. When the moon was eclipsed that night, the islanders promised to continue providing for them, if Columbus’ God would restore the moon.
Various traditions credit lunar and solar eclipses with affecting human and natural events. Tibetan Buddhists say that during a lunar eclipse, our actions, whether good or bad, are multiplied one thousand fold. Astrologers say the occurrence of an eclipse can trigger wars, political events, and natural phenomenon (e.g., earthquakes).
The Christian Bible points to a possible lunar eclipse as an omen of the end of days.
*Full Written Credit to Everything Under The Moon*
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Blessed Be!