Hi Connor,

Are you ready for the spectacular upcoming cosmic milestone? We hope so!

It's a Full Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, May 26th!

Let’s cover everything you need to know to prepare you to tap into this potent energy with your cacao ritual:

  • What cacao and rituals can align you with the Sun, Earth, & Moon? (**Make sure to check out these special ritual tips and reflection prompts at the bottom!)
  • What is a total lunar eclipse?
  • What is the deeper meaning?
  • How do I watch this cosmic spectacle?

*Friendly reminder: If you need cacao for your Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse ceremony, we recommend ordering by this Wednesday at 1pm PST. This is the best way to ensure it reaches you in time, as we are now on a summer shipping schedule (Monday to Wednesday). All orders go out with ice packs and insulation to make sure your cacao arrives to you in great condition (and doesn't sit in hot warehouses over the weekend!) Please reach out with any questions regarding your orders and delivery needs!

What’s a Total Lunar Eclipse? 

A total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and its shadow covers the Moon.

When these three bodies are aligned, this is termed “syzygy” in astronomy (Greek “for being paired together”).

Total lunar eclipses are sometimes called Blood Moons because...

...although Earth blocks sunlight from directly reaching the surface of the Moon, Earth's atmosphere bends sunlight and indirectly lights up the Moon's surface in a reddish-orange glow!

The Deeper Meaning of Eclipses

During a total Lunar Eclipse energy is at its peak, yet still very powerful during the partial or penumbral eclipses.

This amplified energy makes eclipses into harbingers of change, transformation, evolution. They represent the culmination of one cycle and the beginning of another, such as emotions and attachments that may not serve us.

As Earth shadows the face of the Moon, unconscious feelings may be brought to the surface.

This gives us a powerful opportunity to cleanse ourselves and set intentions for the new, and to ride the energy of the lunar eclipse, which is said to remain present for about three months post-eclipse.

How to Watch The Eclipse

Witnessing this Total Lunar Eclipse will require the grace of clear skis — and some commitment for viewers in the United States, as the eclipse puts on its show in the middle of the night and/or early morning, depending on where you live.

For cacao lovers in Australia, parts of the western US, western South America, or in South-East Asia, the Full Moon should appear totally eclipsed and red for ~14 minutes, weather permitting.

The eclipse will start around 1:47 pm PST/4:47 a.m. EST on Wednesday, May 26th. See the chart below with times in UTC & PST. 

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 2 minutes and is expected to be a full lunar eclipse for about 14 minutes.

Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2021-may-26

Ritual Tips & Reflection Prompts

Whether or not you can see the eclipse due to your location or weather—and whether or not you wake up to try to witness it—this remains an extraordinary opportunity for your cacao ritual. 

Trust that your intentions are carried in the power of this lunar energy while you sleep, work, or whatever else you may be up to  — even if you can't witness it with your eyes.

This Full Moon takes place in Sagittarius, which energy is associated with adaptability and flexibility.

So, here are a few tips to that can help you meaningfully engage with this cosmic event regardless of your schedule/time zone: 

  • If you won’t be able to view the Total Eclipse, try holding space for your cacao ritual during the preceding day or night on Tuesday, May 25th or on Wednesday, May 26th (the day of the Eclipse) during your normal waking hours and schedule.
  • Try a smaller microdose (1-4 discs), so that it will be easier on your digestion and sleep schedule (as you may be going to sleep after your ritual).
  • Rather than drinking your cacao (if drinking cacao in the middle of the night doesn't sound good for your body), wake up and make offerings and/or set intentions by placing your cacao discs somewhere in nature.
  • Make a separate offering/intention for each disc and/or for each celestial body involved in the Eclipse—Sun, Earth, and Moon. Gift these discs back into nature and/or into your cacao as you prepare it.
  • Remember, cacao is an energetically absorbent plant. Try charging your cacao with this cosmic energy: put your normal dosage in a jar and place it outside overnight. Then, when you wake up the next day, prepare your cacao drink with these charged discs and feel the cosmic energy flowing through your body, mind, heart, and soul!

Reflection prompts for you to consider.

  • Sagittarius is a mutable sign, meaning it is associated with adaptability, flexibility, and change. As these Sun, Earth, and Moon align, how can you align yourself with the current of change in your life?
     
  • Imagine the energy of the eclipse like a heavenly helping hand. With that feeling of safety and support behind you, where are you being called to go? How are you being called to grow?
     
  • This is a time to open to our highest gifts and bring them down into our being and this planet. In what way can you honor and show up for your inherent and unique brilliance? As the sun re-illuminates the Moon post-eclipse, may you re-illuminate your gifts.

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With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,

Jonas & The Firefly Family

P.S. - It's almost summer! All shipments will now go out with ice packs and recycled + recyclable insulation. Please be mindful if you are ordering during a heatwave, and bring your package inside as soon as you can after it is delivered! We recommend opting in for text message delivery notifications; to do this, enter your phone number at checkout and you will receive updates on your cacao!

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How can we support your cacao journey? We'd love to hear from you! Reply to this email, reach out on social media, or click on the bottom-right-hand corner of our website for help.

With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,

Jonas & The Firefly Family

P.S. - It's almost summer! All shipments will now go out with ice packs and recycled + recyclable insulation. Please be mindful if you are ordering during a heatwave, and bring your package inside as soon as you can after it is delivered! We recommend opting in for text message delivery notifications; to do this, enter your phone number at checkout and you will receive updates on your cacao!

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