Friday, 15 August 2008

Lunar eclipse and full moon

On August 16, a partial lunar eclipse will be visible from the UK between 8.30pm and 11.45pm British Summer Time. Although it is only a partial eclipse, most of the moon will pass inside the Earth's Umbral shadow.

This is the second lunar eclipse this year, the first being a total lunar eclipse in the early hours of February 21.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun and the moon are on opposite sides of the Earth. The Earth casts a shadow over the moon, making it turn red and giving it the name Blood Moon. A eclipse only happens when the moon is full.

The full moon is always a time when emotions run high, but the lunar eclipse changes the normal lunar energy. It can make things a bit more unstable and anything in your life that is causing you stress or grief may come to a head. This can be a good thing in the long run, but it may cause feelings of turbulence while it is happening.

In general, the lunar eclipse is a time for change, and is therefore a good time for magic and for personal growth. During the eclipse, spend some time contemplating your dreams and desires as well as those things that you feel are wrong with your life. It is possible that something will happen during the eclipse that causes some dramatic alteration to the way your life is heading although, for most people, insight may take longer to become apparent.

For more information, follow these links:
http://pagancalendar.co.uk/
http://www.hermit.org/Eclipse/2008-08-16/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2008_lunar_eclipse
http://www.eclipse.org.uk/eclipse/1422008/
http://www.solutionastrology.com/eventsdetails.asp?eventsid=337
http://shadowandsubstance.com/
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=19101075
http://www.keen.com/CommunityServer/UserBlogPosts/SunGoddess78/Lunar-Eclipse-August-16--2008/372397.aspxhttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article4411901.ece
www.astro-sphere.co.uk/EclipseChronology.htm
www.astralaspects.biz/shopscr705.htmlwww.mysticminds.co.uk/magickMoon.phpwww.astrology.co.uk/news/LunarEclipse.htm
www.flamesfirepit.org/CelebRituals/harvest_moon_eclipse.html

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2 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi!

I am new to reading your blog and new to Pagenism.

I am commited to becoming a Pagen and was just wondering if you thought that the partial lunar eclipse would be a possitive sign towards this?

badwitch said...

I expect you will find it that it is.