A total lunar eclipse isn’t exactly uncommon, in fact, it is estimated that we see an average of 2 every 3-year period. However, the total lunar eclipse that we are expecting on July 27th is a little unique. Why? Experts say that this will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, and it coincides with the Full Blood Moon.
A total lunar occurs when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, creating a shadow as it blocks the sun’s rays from reflecting off the moon’s surface. At the point of total eclipse, the entire moon is covered by this shadow, leaving it completely black and void of any light. The entire process is expected to last almost 4 hours in length, which is incredibly long for this phenomenon. To put it into perspective, the last total lunar eclipse on January 31st, 2018 lasted a total of 1 hour and 16 minutes.
This length is significant due to the fact it is going to intensify the energy shift. A lunar eclipse brings about a focus on our ‘shadow self,’ or the darker side of our personality that we keep buried away from the rest of the world. These are the personality traits that we may be ashamed of or upset by, traits that we often see as a weakness. Pulling back the curtain, we will be forced to reveal our complete personality to the world. This is bound to be uncomfortable, but necessary if we are to identify places for growth in our lives.
This energy will combine with that of the Full Blood Moon, further strengthening the feelings and emotions that you will experience. The lunar cycle culminates with the full moon, a time where our thoughts, feelings, and emotions are at their strongest. It is for this reason that many associate the full moon with chaos, as many find themselves overwhelmed by these emotions, making rash and impulsive decisions.
When the intense emotions of the Full Blood Moon combine with the total lunar eclipse, we will be faced with a difficult and challenging period in our lives. Not only will we be forced to face our darkest secrets, acknowledging the side of ourselves that we have worked so hard to keep hidden away from the world, but we will have to do so during a time when our emotions are completely out of whack and over the top.
Try not to allow yourself to act rashly. When faced with intense negative feelings, take a step back and count to 10. Carefully consider your goals and the best opportunity to move forward towards achieving them. You are presented with a unique opportunity, able to address some of your darker qualities and personality traits so a to grow and evolve into a better version of yourself. You don’t want to miss out on this. By quieting your mind and making the best logical decision, you will be able to position yourself in a way that you will see the greatest possible benefit.