January 31, 2018, marks a type of full moon that we haven’t seen for over 150 years. It’s a supermoon, a blue moon, and a lunar eclipse (also called a blood moon) all rolled into one. That’s the origin of the buzzworthy description “Super Blue Blood Moon” that you may have heard lately. Plus, it’s the third full supermoon in a row and the second in January. Buzzworthy description and hype aside, what does all this mean energetically?
We’re now able to release residual heavy energy from the collective field after shedding conditioning and karma for months. Enough of the coating has been removed for us to see that the dust left can just be rinsed off – it mustn’t choke us any longer.
Earlier this month, the new moon in Capricorn begged us to attend to the practical details of life and to organize things well enough so that we could focus on creativity and maximum impact next. Now, having put things in order, the full moon and lunar eclipse in Leo shine the spotlight on possibilities – those that exist in our world if we shed the dust, share our gifts, and walk our truths. Stringent rules relax, interactions move with fluidity, and we step from our cages and stretch as we reach for our desires more than before. Judgments that terrified us no longer matter, and things that shocked us no longer deter us from our paths.
From a collective perspective, we’re able to own our gifts – and our challenges – more easily and yet with more modesty. Ego has secretly given way in many and has been replaced with love and a true desire to unify. At the same time, there’s more of a tendency to stand up for our beliefs and for what we believe to be ethical and respectable. Any dissonance between those ideas is dissolving; the energy of this moon will allow this to begin manifesting consciously and then, ultimately, physically.
How to harness the energy of the Leo full moon? Self-care and positive affirmations are two great options. Leo is king of self-care, so anything that you do for yourself will pay off in dividends, whether you take a relaxing bath, make your favorite home-cooked meal, or read that book that you’ve been eyeing. Meditation is an especially potent form of self-care this full moon, no matter what your brand of meditation is. And don’t limit self-care to affirmative actions, either – sometimes it’s just as good for us to not call someone or not go shopping as it is for us to reward ourselves with something affirmative.
Use Leo’s energy to come up with powerful affirmations that will raise your vibration and help you with your goals this year. These affirmations can be anything from “I am worthy of love” to “I have more than enough money to pay my bills and take care of my family.” Just remember to frame things in the positive – if we state something in the negative, it often causes additional issues.
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