I always love the energy of the full moon – well… almost always. Sometime it gets a bit intense, which is why I ask people that tune into moon energy to let me know, in advance…. what to be mindful of. I’m one of those types of people that would rather have awareness ahead of time… than not.. so… Here is some great info for this months FULL MOON by Melissa Corter – Enjoy – SDJ ♥
July 27th 2018 Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius
The universe is gearing up to help you focus! We have a total lunar eclipse on July 27th while Mercury is in retrograde. Although many of us tend to get tense and frustrated during a Full Moon & a retrograde period, there are potent gifts and hidden gems tucked within the resistance so many are avoiding tuning in to. July is an interesting month all around with a few planets in retrograde besides Mercury. You may internally want to move forward, yet everything outside of you will prove a challenge if you push against versus riding the universal flow. Retrograde periods bring forth opportunity for inner movement, releasing frustration and impatience and becoming present in a reflective manner. Pause, get still, and connect to your spirit. Another gift of retrograde is how it brings immediate attention to something that needs your presence to it in this very moment.
Along with retrogrades, we have a total lunar eclipse! An eclipse is always a powerful and potent time to focus attention with the excess energy available for you to utilize. These heightened times can provide you with enormous strength when you consciously direct your energy towards your desire. A lunar eclipse can support powerful release and healing.
Aquarius is an Air sign, these beautiful souls have a deep desire to be of service and help others. They tend to be highly intellectual and are fantastic problem solvers. This energy becomes expressed with the moon in this sign, revealing areas where one may feel stuck or limited in some capacity. The energy of the eclipse can powerfully release these old mental constructs, wiping the slate clean for a new purpose and passion to emerge. The shadow side of this sign is being honest about the things that scare us and cause us to shirk responsibility or hide from feeling too deeply.
The July Buck Moon gets its name because during this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during the month of July.
During this total lunar eclipse, there is rarely a coincidence with the experience and thoughts you may have at this time. Notice the inner talk, the types of themes emerging. There is a pattern available for healing, and this eclipse can help you access parts of the subconscious that may have eluded you until now. Do not fear this energy, the sweet essence of the moon is always guiding you, sometimes tugging at the mind as she does to the ocean waves. Pushing and pulling, there is balance in everything. Find your inner center, the still point, and embrace all of who you are. This is a key to change, to embrace and not reject. Releasing with respect and honor vs cutting something out because you feel uncomfortable being with it.
A total lunar eclipse represents a complete emotional cleanse and reset. A perfect time to release the past, pull all of the stuff out of your drawers… the ones within the mind, and let it go! This particular eclipse will highlight the previous six months of events. If you are present and open to the experience, there is potential to reprogram stubborn emotional and mental patterns.
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
Tips for July 27th Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius:
Connect with your breath. Use the air element to move energy, to clear the mind, and to connect to your personal truth. Be aware of patterns, and step back to ensure you are not nurturing limiting beliefs or behavior. Allow the powerful eclipse energy to assist you in cleansing and clearing consciously; be patient if things feel like they are slowly moving, this could be the retrograde energy bringing you a gift of inner movement and direction.
Ways you can allow this Full Moon to support you:
1. Find out when the moon rise is in your city by going here:
2. Gather a pen, paper or journal, then find a place where you can see or sense the energy of the full moon. Preferably a comfortable position with the moon in sight. If you can sit outside, on the earth for this exercise you may notice a larger shift.
3. Ask the moon to reveal something that needs your attention, preferably a pattern or cycle, habit, or belief that no longer serves you.
4. Imagine now holding the core to this belief in the area of your heart, balling it up between your hands and holding it at your heart center, pretending to hold this energy here.
5. Take 5 to 10 deep breaths as you imagine the roots going into the center of the Earth. See, sense, or feel them wrapping around the core of the Earth three times. Feeling anchored in take another breath.
6. Bring your awareness now up to the sky, invite the essence of the moon in…..feel the solid nature of the body connecting to the Earth while simultaneously experiencing the magnetic pull of the moon. Notice if they are in harmony…
7. Use your breath the bring these two energies together, meeting in the heart, and healing the root to your pattern, cycle, or belief. As above, so below. Stay with this experience for a few more minutes feeling the root dissolving and healing in your hands with the Earth and Moon together supporting you.
**Reminder: each full moon will impact you for up to 3 days prior to the full moon and 3 days after the full moon.
Full moons are always powerful times for releasing and letting go. Try creating your own ceremony or honoring of this time to embrace the energy that this time has to help you create space in your life for what you truly desire. As always remember, you are not alone in experiencing this phase, be mindful of this when encountering others over these next few days. Send them love as they are also shining a light on themselves and may be extra sensitive during this time. The next full moon is in the sign of Pisces on August 26th and is known as the Full Sturgeon Moon.
Melissa Kim Corter
Melissa Kim Corter is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Shamanic practitioner certified over 20 healing modalities. She helps clients release fear & clear away the emotional clutter from their life experiences. Through various modalities coupled with her heightened intuition, she connects with your spirit for expanded truth and guidance on how to shift limiting beliefs. The earth, moon, and elements have been a channel for deeper levels of healing and connection for Melissa, stirring a passion within her to teach others to embrace the natural world.
Melissa has opened the Moon Vault! Do you feel erratic, wonky, or emotional during the Full Moon? The Moon Vault is your home for monthly recordings, information, tips, and practices to find your own natural rhythm and harmony with the moon cycles. http://melissacorter.com/join-the-moon-vault