Penumbral Lunar Eclipse March 23, 2016

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse March 23,2016!

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse March 23, 2016

“A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon align in an almost straight line.

When this happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface, and covers a small part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.

The rest receives direct sunlight and can be as bright as a full Moon. Because of this, it is often hard to differentiate between a normal full Moon and a penumbral eclipse of the Moon.”

“I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self.”~Audre Lorde

Eclipses fascinate me. They are significant energy release boosters when, with awareness, we allow them to eclipse out that which no longer serves. What’s so very interesting about this full moon eclipse is that although it will be visible from most parts of Asia, Australia, North America and South America it will be so subtle, it may be difficult to observe.

For us to use this cosmic event it is important to be aware of what’s going on the day of, and the days around it. Allow the energies of the earth, moon and the Sun to point you in the right direction. While the energy of a full moon illuminates those parts of ourselves which live in darkness, the energy of an eclipse, even a partial one, eclipses out that which no longer serves. It is best to use these astrological ‘events’ as reminders to help us grow and expand.

What parts of you are difficult to see? Which parts do you not want to see? What parts do you deny? Which parts do you “hide” out of shame or feeling you’re not good enough? What if those parts you’ve denied about yourself are insignificant but you’ve been so focused on them they grew out of proportion? What if those are the very parts that make you whole?

We don’t always want to see the parts of us that aren’t perfect. We don’t always want to share when we are in pain and going through tough times. Isn’t it true that during challenging moments just as the moon looks full during a penumbral eclipse we tend to show others the light and deny or hide what is simply passing through a dark phase for a few days?

“We should always endeavor to wonder at the permanent thing, not at the mere exception. We should be startled by the sun, and not by the eclipse. We should wonder less at the earthquake, and wonder more at the earth.”~G.K. Chesterton

Enjoy the eclipse even if you can’t see it. Know there is a subtle alignment happening as you gaze at the seemingly full moon then, with wonder, look within and align yourself just as the Sun, moon and earth align.

See the light and marvel at its beauty. See the beauty in the darkness too. We are light and we are shadow and when we accept both parts we begin to heal and become whole. It is simply resistance that keeps us from the light.~Shine Your Light Debbie

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Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

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Lunar Eclipse“A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). 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.”~Wikipedia

According to the Farmer’ Almanac “What is unusual about this month’s lunar eclipse is that it is the first of a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row. Called a “tetrad,” such a series of four total eclipses in a row is not an overly rare event. The last such series happened in the years 2003 and 2004, and it will occur seven more times in the current century.”

What does this mean for you? Eclipses magnify and greatly amplify whatever we are empowering in our lives. This includes our creations, thoughts, feelings, words, actions, beliefs, and memories. Eclipses are wonderful opportunities for growth and transformation. Think back to 2003/2004 when the last tetrad occurred. What grew and manifested? What changed?

Eclipses are powerful energy boosters. Whether we are bringing our creations to light or eclipsing out what no longer serves us, we all have an opportunity for profound growth during this powerful time. This is a great time to let go of old patterns and to focus, empower and strengthen our spiritual selves. As we bring in more of who we are we,  in essence, re-invent ourselves and change our human actions and experience.

The Sun, Earth and Moon will be exactly aligned and so too must we align with ourselves and our personal, spiritual, and creative goals. During this powerful planetary alignment, take time to align with who you are, your place on this beautiful earth and all you wish to give to the world. We are all here to make a difference and the eclipse marks yet another profound transformation in the world and within ourselves.

Full Moons allow us to reap the benefits or consequences of earlier actions and this one is no different. If you’re reaping the benefits, enjoy! If you’re experiencing the consequences in a not so positive way, make sure to bring in lots of forgiveness so you don’t get stuck in it for any length of time. Acknowledge, forgive, let go and move on. With the powerful eclipses at work, things will shift in the blink of an eye.

OH SHIFT! Things are a changin….

Yes things are changing rapidly as they have in the past couple of years. Everything is cyclical and these tetra of eclipses simply give us a chance to enrich our lives. They give us another time for transformation within. They present us with another opportunity to be more of who we are as we put our dreams, passions and creations into motion.

Take time to enjoy the eclipse and your own energy. Be aware of what you give power to. If it doesn’t serve you, let it go and “power up” not only what serves you but what brings you joy as it comes alive and manifests in your life. POWER UP!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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