So this week Luna prepares for the first eclipse of 2020 happening on 4th/5th June depending on where you are in the world. This is the first of 3 eclipses in a row this year!
As a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth – the penumbra – falls on Luna’s face. This third kind of lunar eclipse is much more subtle, and much more difficult to observe, than either a total or partial eclipse of the moon. There is never a dark bite taken out of Luna, as in a partial eclipse. The eclipse never progresses to reach the dramatic minutes of totality. At best, at mid-eclipse, very observant people will notice a dark shading on Luna’s face. Others will look and notice nothing at all. But despite it seeming as if nothing is happening, on an energetic level this is a powerful event. This eclipse will not be visible in the UK but we will still its effects.
This particular full Luna phase is known as the Strawberry moon Traditionally coinciding with wild strawberry season, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
This full moon lunar eclipse is happening in the mutable (time for change) sign of Sagittarius and is pushing us towards our truth. As full lunar always does, she will highlight everything that no longer serves us but this will be amplified with the penumbral eclipse beginning a new 6 month cycle. This energy will continue with the further eclipses of this year, but more about that later……
There is a strong watery element surrounding this full moon eclipse with Neptune sitting in the sign of pisces. Perhaps you are having very vivid dreams right now or strong pulls of intuition? The veil is thin and internal belief systems are changing. Neptune rules over these areas and is working with the moon in Sagittarius to help reveal your truth. Perhaps make time to write a dream journal and notice any reoccurring messages that are coming up for you. However the shadow side of Neptune may encourage the need for escapism or a feeling of fog or confusion. Particularly in the world right now we need to remain focused and notice the questions that are being revealed to us. With all this water it’s not surprising that our emotions will be running high and we must be aware of this and not let our feelings rule our actions, for this could have consequences.
The north node (lunar node representing our experience needed for growth) has recently changed signs into Gemini following its journey through cancer for the last 18months. This will encourage new ideas, new information, new thought processes and brings an opportunity of choice to this potent time. You are currently reinventing yourself through your own truth as part of the collective. You are being motivated to create! Think about how you would like to see your life and how you wish to move forwards?
The south node (lunar node representing the part of our journey that has come to fruition) having also recently moved into Sagittarius is amplifying our need to let go of old beliefs, patterns and addictions. The light of Luna will work in harmony here to illuminate things that you have perhaps ignored, been unable to admit or pushed under the carpet for far to long!
Now is a time to think about your own story. Your story of creation and focused awareness of what not only you want for the future, but how your choices may also impact the future of the collective. Stay soft in your heart, forgive and release guilt or shame. We are transcending whilst sitting in the Gemini season. In this world of duality we must see the truth in both the light and the dark.
Wishing you all well at this powerful time.
Rebecca Yoga Fae xx