A lunar eclipse is a powerful event that occurs when the moon is covered by the shadow of the Earth. It is often called a Blood Moon because it appears to turn a magnificent, ethereal red color.
During a lunar eclipse, the moon goes through every part of its cycle at once. This is because in a single night you can watch the Earth’s shadow turn our satellite from a Full Moon into a Waning Moon, a New Moon (or dark moon) and finally a Waxing Moon to become full again. Remember that lunar eclipses only happen when the moon is full.
Some consider a lunar eclipse to be the time when the doorway between worlds becomes momentarily opened, which is great for divinations and spiritual communications.
What to do during the Blood Moon? Cast a spell to contact the spirit of an ancestor. You can pick a specific ancestor or make a generalized call instead and connect to your bloodline.
Ancestor Incense Blends
Incense carries our wishes to the deities and spirits through the sweet, airborne smoke. Some of the best herbs to burn for communication with ancestors and other spirits are: Dragon’s blood, Rosemary, Valerian, and Mugwort.
Make your own loose incense blends following the recipes on this site:
Triple Goddess Incense
This Incense inspired by Hecate and the Triple Goddess will fill your space with a subtle sensual and spicy scent, bringing out your own powers.
Diana of the Moon Incense
Diana, in Roman religion, goddess of wild animals and the hunt, identified with the Moon and Greek goddess Artemis. She rules over unspoiled nature, and the boundaries separating wild from civilized, living from dead.
Full Blood Moon Ideas 🔴
A Blood Moon is when the full moon enters a total Lunar Eclipse. Approximately once every 1.5 years, the sun, Earth, and moon come into perfect alignment, causing Earth’s shadow to tint the moon a beautiful red color.
What to do during a Blood Moon? This lunar event is an opportunity to experiment with intuitive magic and enhance our psychic abilities.
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Do Shadow Work: Engage in meditations, and rituals that force you to confront the darker, hidden parts of yourself. Journaling, Tarot exercises and self-reflection are encouraged. Get more ideas in the Infinite Roots Coven.
Clean your spaces: Putting your living spaces in order will clear any negative energy and make room for what will manifest soon. Declutter your altar, open the windows to allow fresh air to enter, perform cleansing rituals, clean all surfaces and water your plants.
Write a letter and burn it: Write down your deepest thoughts and then release all that wasted energy as you watch the sheet burn. Don’t forget to do it safely.
See also: Farewell Ritual for a Loved One
Release an intention: Consider what you want to manifest. Set a monthly intention or a wish for the season that begins. One common way to elevate that intent into the Universe is by writing it down and then burning it in a bay leaf. 🌿
Give thanks: Acknowledging what we have has a huge effect on our self-care. Gratitude can be amplified during a Full Moon and this develops positive effects that help us express our emotions.
Spiritual Meaning of the Blood Moon
Let’s start by remembering that the moon is the ruler of emotions, and just as the moon is in constant transformation, the same happens with our feelings.
The Mayans, for example, believed that the red moon symbolized a war between the gods, while the Aztecs thought that it was a battle between day and night, a fearsome event, since they could not know if they would see the light of the sun again.
A total lunar eclipse, just like a Full Moon can be exhausting, represents an energetic expansion that we rarely witness, so it is very important to be prepared for this unique phenomenon.
Once the eclipse has passed, you need to prepare for the next day. The energy will continue to flow in all directions and your emotions may still be very agitated. You can perform a grounding ritual or meditation. It’s important to ground and center your energies.
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