Full moons are typically a time for releasing, and when an eclipse comes into the picture, it definitely amps up that theme.
This Eclipse season begins with a Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, marking the beginning of a cycle that will affect each and every one of us over the next two years!
By paying attention to what's going on in our lives, we can notice our personal theme going forward into 2023.
So what do Lunar Eclipses mean?
- Massive shifts
- Sudden endings
- Embracing new chapters
- Culmination points
As you can see, there's a lot that happens with these cosmic events, which is why we mentioned in our November Ritual Report that during the eclipse portals it's best to engage in releasing, reflecting, resting, and fine-tuning ourselves and relationships rather than doing manifestation work.
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Embracing the Full Moon Eclipse In Taurus
With the moon in Taurus opposing the Sun in Scorpio, we will be asked to find a balance between our desires, indulgences, relationship to the outer world, sensuality (Taurus energy), and inner world shadow realms, and uncomfortable truths (Scorpio).
Since the moon is situated in an earth sign, we can make the most of this eclipse by engaging in an embodiment practice to move through these opposing forces gracefully and consciously.
Prepare a cup of favorite Ora ceremonial cacao. For this practice, we suggest Vibrant Vitality or Connected Colombia. Bring yourself to a space where you can move freely without worrying about any judgement.
With your cup of cacao in hand, begin by opening your circle with a prayer of gratitude, calling in your allies, and setting your intention to allow the cacao and the energy of this full moon to reveal what needs to be released to enter into this next cycle through your movement, as well as to ground yourself into your body to trust in the changes that this energy may create in your life.
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Take about 10 minutes to sip on your cacao, breathe deeply into your belly, and invite in the intentions you've just set with each sip.
Once you're ready, set a timed container where you can leave any distractions at the door (such as your phone) and move with your entire presence. You can dance for as long as feels good to you; our suggested timed container is 20-30minutes.
Move with intention, focus on your breath, and observe what comes up to be released and revealed through each movement.
To close the ritual, you may wish to reflect on the following prompts:
- What is your heart asking you to release during this full moon?
- Has there been any deeper emotional or spiritual work you need to tend to that you've avoided for specific reasons? If so, how can you commit to yourself to give yourself the time and space to do it?
We are wishing you all a beautiful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!
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