A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes. The most recent total lunar eclipse occurred on June 15, 2011; it was a central eclipse, visible over Europe and south America after sunset, over Africa and most of Asia, and Australia before sunrise. The previous total lunar eclipse occurred on December 21. 2010, at 08:17 http://www.answers.com/topic/lunar-eclipse-2

In my opinion a lunar eclipse is a super charged full moon. If you are feeling the effects of the recent lunar eclipse, then you are not alone. Everyone and their dog is feeling differences within themselves at this time and emotions are running high. Times like this can be an opportunity for new beginnings and if one does not get too caught up on the different emotions that they are feeling every 3 minutes, they can use this experience as a cleansing. So it is important to be good to yourself at this time and in the week that follows this eclipse. These effects will last til 3 days following the eclipse. Allowing yourself and others space at this time is important.

Open your heart. This is a great time to experience a heart opening. After all, eclipses often and always have something to do with relationships. Instead of feeling disoriented and upset with the world, one can actually feel stronger at this time by doing something productive towards oneself and ones goals and from there will help build goodness towards their future and towards relationships. When emotions are affecting you, it is always best to take a step back and explain to friends, family and partners that you need your space. This will save a whole lot of misunderstandings. Keep in mind, if you are feeling this way, so are they, so honour them in the same way.

During the full moon eclipse, the sun and the moon are in opposition. In the dark, we usually look for the moon to light our path, but being left in the dark, we are forced to go within and find the light within the darkness. Our perspective is very important at this time, as illusions can take over and imagination can run wild and so this can often be the cause of the disorientation that one may be feeling.

We are made up of 70% water, so the tides within us are shifting at ever increasing waves at this time. It is important then to not make any rash decisions, though studies would show that this is the time when many decisions do end up being made, new perspectives are formed, communications are resolved, sexual frustration is released, proclamations are verbalized, action is taken, vulnerabilities are shown, pressure and build-ups are erupted, crisis is revealed and art is born. Hmmm? Wonder how many babies are conceived during these times?

Emotional times are healing times.

Remember to be kind, rewind if you say something you do not mean and stay in the now.

Open your heart and let the healing begin.

Things to do to help you ground at this time:

1.Take a bath. Water is a great healer and conductor of energy. It will aid in your own healing and with crystals in the water will amplify the energy of the crystal and its properties.

2. Art. Imagine when emotions are flowing so is your muse within you. You can create unimaginable things at this time, whatever your art form is. For example, my friend decided to use her emotions and healing at this time as an opportunity to create her own new art form as shown in the photo attached. Look for more healing mandala art work coming soon!!!

3. Music. Play a musical instrument, do sound healing on yourself or listen to inspiring and soft music with sounds that uplift you.

4. Make an effort or take on a challenge: Everyone has a closet to be cleaned out, a garage to be sorted through or a basement to get ready for a yard sale.

5. Write! Let it flow!

6. Meditate.

7. Connect with nature.

8. Take time out!

9. Finish up an old project.

10. Read. Catch up on an old book that you put down for are while.