Once again we come into the flow of dynamic energy at our Full Moon.  A Lunar Eclipse occurs and the Moon is covered by the shadow of the earth for a while.   This is the time when the Earth’s shadow is strong enough to block light from the Sun to the Moon.   During  an Appulse Eclipse (also called a Penumbral Eclipse), the shadow does not create a blackout of the moon, therefore the moon is still seen, to some degree.

The moon is the vibration that stirs our emotions.  It is the internal movement of our being and the energy we use to nurture our selves, harmonize our discontent,  and utilize our intuition for sacred guidance.  It is our “connection” to the Divine Feminine that encourages, reassures, and calms our human nature.  During a lunar eclipse, we experience a temporary loss of this quality.   We experience the “I’m on my own,” message and may feel lost from the internal compass that guides us through our life experiences.

During this eclipse, we are in the complete balance of Self and Others as the Moon resides in Aries and the Sun Resides in Libra.  We can experience the “I’m on my own” or the dependent need of another to give us guidance while we feel emotionally and intuitively lost.  We can also experience the greater guidance of the Infinite Partnership of Aries (Alder) and Libra (Ivy) as we continue to explore Contemplation and Rebuilding, Harmony and Action, and Relating and Self Alignment, as noted in the letter of the new moon, lunar cycle.  http://facesofwomanspirit.brownrice.com/pdf/Ivy%20-%202013website.pdf

The cosmic influence of the Full Moon – Lunar Eclipse provides us further insight of energy we are able to use, even if we have to dip in a bit deeper within ourselves to discover it as the eclipse takes over.  When utilizing the vibration of an eclipse, it is good to remember it is an opportunity for inner changes, particularly the challenges of our personal subconscious.   When releasing the challenges of our personal subconscious, we can open to the Higher Levels of our Supernal Consciousness.   In fact the Sabian Message of the Moon is, “A Man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.”  Using this state of wisdom, we can realize that the eclipse can help us feel the need for change and further our ability to dip into the Higher Heart-Mind consciousness and release the gifts that the Divine has stored within us.  The Solar Message of the Sabian wisdom reveals, “An Eagle and a Large White Dove turning one into the Other.”  When we dip into the inner levels, we will see the Solar Light of Source.  Our Eagle state that is soaring to the highest levels of Spirit will form a Union with the Holy Spirit (Dove) and increase our Living in the awareness of Oneness.

Mercury is helping us dip into the deeper levels of the psyche as it crosses the patterns of Scorpio and prepares to move into its retrograde travels on October 21st.  It is already moving slower and in its shadow.  It is calling out: “Warning, Warning, Warning.  Time to go inward and review the stages of change you are now being called to take on.”  As a messenger, Mercury is calling on you to listen from within the depths of your being and use your Intelligence (right use of logic and intuition) to direct the change.  As Mercury goes through its three weeks of retrograde, you will hear more calls to change.  Will you listen.  If you do, you will take charge of the change.  If you don’t, the change will appear to take charge of you and you will move through its transitions of: No longer a warning, but your awareness of the need and your rejection to change because it is a bit scary to face the problem.  You hope it will just go away.  Ignoring it will only bring on the next stage of prompting the change: Help I have a Major Problem, Now What?  You will feel like you have to change or die.  You may possess the power of anger, the deluge of illness, the uncontrollable reality of others, losses you didn’t expect.  If you still refuse to take charge of the change, you will go into crisis and everything will fall apart.  Your excuses and “waiting for” something or someone else to take charge will not work.  You will change and you will know that you created order out of chaos.  Leap into Faith In fact, take the Quantum Leap by realizing you are the Perfect Being to take charge of your reality because you are the Divine Living in Matter and can Live in a state of a Master Consciousness.

At Full Moon there is the Sacred Symbol of the Star of David as one grand trine forms from the Moon and Earth at 25 degrees Aries, arching light to Mars at 2 degrees Virgo, and all joining in a beam of light to the Mid-Heaven revealing Sagittarius.  The other grand trine that mixes with the first and creating the design of the Start of David (Heaven and Earth in Oneness) is instigated by Mercury in Scorpio arching light to Jupiter in Cancer and both sending rays of light to the Ascendent revealing Pisces.  This energy Full of Grace, calls on our inner guidance to release the Strength from within to move forward in the intention to purify, heal and harvest our whole being awareness and reveal to the world the Light of the Divine in Living Matter.  We will receive the guidance to expand our foundation so our potentials can be activated sacredly through our personalities.

The Sun, Moon/Earth and Jupiter form a T-Square…a challenging energy.  The challenge is to call us to move beyond old authority memories, discontinue the belief that we are alone in what we are doing, and join in the power of being the authority of our reactions and live the power of our resurgence of harmony with all.  These frequencies call us to regenerate relationships as true partnerships of Oneness.  The power to regenerate our understanding of interdependency and the knowing that together we form one holy and wholesome community of humanity that are the performers of the work of the Divine Creation.

As is always noted, an eclipse provides us with energy to be utilized for at least a month and up to six months.  Shall we create a new creed of relationships?  If so, what shall it be?  Shall we vow to believe in the power of our relationship to the Holy Spirit as a Union of Love?  Shall we vow to believe that the power of relating to others is the sacred attitude of love, care and nurturing of each other?  Shall we set a standard of Living Out Loud the Power of Caring, the Encouragement of Nurturing, and the Harmony of Equality?  Let’s Live Life Out Loud–the Life of Love for All.  What a beautiful relationship we will experience world-wide.

Blessings during this Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde…May they serve you well.

Rev. Katherine Bell, Ph.D., D.D.

President, SPICA – Way of Light