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4 Secrets to Rock the Full Moon Eclipse in Libra

By now I'm sure you've heard the fuss. Today's full moon is a total lunar eclipse! Astrologers have a bad habit of writing gloom-and-doom horoscopes for eclipse season, but that's not how I work.

Believe it or not, I love eclipses! They're like supercharged moons, and their energy is intense. Eclipses are great for giving your magical work a boost, if you want to get witchy with it. Under this moon you'll see things in your life come fruition... perhaps suddenly. The speed at which you're able to manifest your dreams might surprise you.

Want to make the most of these powerful vibes? Here are 4 secrets to help you rock it:

 

Libra is the sign of relationships, so our interpersonal connections are the apex of this moon's message.

If a friendship or love has turned toxic, release it graciously and don't look back. Remind yourself that by saying no to one person, you are saying yes to someone new. And as a matter of fact, that someone may turn up within the next month. Eclipses don't just remove things from our lives: they can bring fresh faces too. Fire signs (Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo), this tip goes double for you!

Does all the lovey-dovey relationship talk not resonate? Don't forget that Libra is also the sign of contracts, so you may be entering into or leaving a business partnership! (Scorpio and Capricorn, I'm looking at you.)

 

This full moon is in close quarters with minor planet Vesta, named for the Roman hearth goddess.

She's pictured above with another fiery god, Apollo. At her temple, virgin priestesses tended the flame of her shrine around the clock to ensure it never faltered. Romans believed the fire represented the very soul of Rome, and to let it go out to would be to extinguish the empire itself. This eclipse reveals the part of yourself that requires your utmost devotion right now. Vesta's fire can also represent the creative spark in a horoscope, so block out some time to journal any new ideas. Be a votary to your inspiration.

 

The north node represents the path of our highest good, and it's right on top of this eclipse.

When this mystical point is activated our dreams are vivid, encounters feel karmic, and synchronicity abounds. All these things are trying to tell you something about the best course of action regarding connection and intimacy. Give yourself space to listen through meditation, or simply being present in your everyday routine. Words in a passing conversation could be as magic as the Tarot now.

 

Mars isn't close enough to this moon to make huge waves, but his presence in Libra still matters.

The god of war isn't the most comfortable in this Venus-ruled sign, AND he's now retrograde, meaning he's in stealth mode. Whatever you enact now, it's best to do it with a level of secrecy. Keep it close to the belt. Telling all your friends that you scored a dream client or a date with your dream lover could sabotage the whole ordeal. Think like the leopard: stalk your prey, then go for the throat. With grace, of course.

Finally, don't forget the 3 rules of eclipses: embrace change, release what no longer serves you, and listen to the universe.

Cosmic love! XX

 

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How to Survive an Eclipse: 3 Mantras to Help You Thrive

If you've perused a metaphysical website in the last two weeks, the odds are good you've heard about the lunar eclipse coming up tomorrow. I'm also willing to bet that what you've heard may have been a bit more gloom and doom than sunshine and rainbows. While it's true that eclipses bring major life events, that doesn't mean that the events are going to be scary or bad!

Eclipses can be very exciting when you know how to work with them. Still not sure how to brace for the impact? Here are three mantras to help you survive an eclipse:

 

“I release what no longer serves me.”

At the time of an eclipse, something or someone can literally be eclipsed out of your life. The things that leave often do so quickly, and without much advance notice. In traditional astrology, the sun symbolizes the masculine, while the moon represents the feminine. At a lunar eclipse, watch for major events involving the women in your life: your lover, mother, sister, colleague, or yourself.

When it's time for an eclipse, release your grip on the status quo. Or, take an active approach. Do some journaling and consider what's just not working for you anymore. It's a perfect time to do a ritual to help you psychologically and spiritually let go of the things in your life that have turned toxic. Write them down and burn them. Whisper them to a stone or a flower and toss it in a body of water. Do whatever it takes to release the old and invite in the new.

 

“I embrace change.”

The changes that arise under an eclipse don't always have to do with something leaving. As a matter of fact, you might be gobsmacked by something brand new and fantastic arriving in your life seemingly unannounced. At a lunar eclipse, you could meet a female business owner who offers you the opportunity of a lifetime. Or, a beautiful woman could swoop down from above and sweep you off your feet! These are just a few examples, of course, but anything could happen.

The most important thing to remember is to keep an open mind. I've seen so many people pass up on beautiful opportunities because they seemed to sudden and, therefore, scary. The lunar eclipse might be offering you a gift, but it's up to you to embrace it.

 

“I am listening to the universe.”

Eclipses are notorious for delivering messages that we need to hear in the eleventh hour. It may come in the form of a song lyric on the radio, or words spoken in passing conversation. It could manifest as a symbol, like an animal, or in a vivid dream. If you've ever asked the universe to give you a sign, this may be it. The message doesn't have to be mystical, but it will act as a catalyst for change.

The best thing you can do under an eclipse is listen as closely as you can. Pay attention to synchronicity. Meditate. Listen to what lies within the pauses of everyday life and see what the multiverse is trying to tell you. I promise it's speaking, you just have to be quiet enough to hear it.

Here's the way I see it: eclipses are the universe's way of cleaning house. They sweep out the dirt and grime, then spruce the place up with lovely flowers on the kitchen table. Sometimes it takes a little elbow grease to really get the place spotless, but by the end, it's totally worth it. During this lunar eclipse remember that the universe is doing you a favor, no matter how unexpected it may be!

 

Wishing you a happy and peaceful full moon eclipse!

 

(Image Credit: 2001, A Space Odyssey)