Eclipse season is here. This Friday November 19th the full moon in Taurus will be bringing with it the longest eclipse we’ve seen in quite some time. This eclipse will last 6 hours and will be a partial eclipse. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are expecting this to begin just about 10 pm PT and reach its peak at 1 am. Although not quite a full lunar eclipse, we can expect that here we will see it looking quite blanketed in shadow.
Be sure to check to see what time you might be able to catch this event in your area.
Full Moons are such a powerful time. The energy of the moon is at its peak as it shines its abundant light. It is unshadowed and unbound.
This time is one that we can align our magical workings with to amplify our intentions and spells. It is also a time we can cleanse and charge our magical tools, release and even use the energy for forgiveness. When the moon is at its pinnacle it offers us higher vibrations and just a little (or a lot) “more”.
Taurus is a fixed sign and one that likes comfort and stability. An eclipse is motion and change. So if you find yourself feeling a little unsettled or uncomfortable with this week's full moon, do not be surprised.
I like to think about eclipses in the way that they bring shadow to the forefront. They invite what has been hidden to become seen. If we equate the moon to our emotional bodies, we can ask the question, “What emotions have I been pushing down or avoiding?” or “What shadow aspects of myself have I not seen or been keeping hidden?” AND “Am I ready to unveil these things now?”
Connecting with the lunar eclipse and its cyclical process might be just the thing you need to help you bring some of these aspects to the surface and shine that unveiled full moon energy into those dark corners.
Emily Morrison MA, MFT