It has been 150 years since we have had such a rare and powerful Full Moon. Why is it so special? Let me define this Full Moon/SuperMoon/Blue Moon/Blood Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse event:
A Supermoon happens when the Full Moon is closest to Earth, making it so close you could almost touch it.
A Blue Moon is when there are two Full Moon’s in a month, the second is referred to as a Blue Moon. This is an extremely rare occurrence and makes this Eclipse particularly significant.
A Blood Moon occurs when a Total Eclipse gives the Moon a reddish glow. Blood Moon’s are quite rare, and we haven’t had one since 2015.
An Eclipse occurs when either the new or full moon occurs close to the nodal axis. A Solar Eclipse occurs when the passage of the Moon through a node coincides with the new moon, while a Lunar Eclipse occurs when the passage coincides with the full moon.
The lunar nodes are the orbital nodes of the Moon, that is, the two points at which the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic (the circular path on the celestial sphere that the Sun appears to follow over the course of a year).
The ascending (or north) node is where the Moon moves into the northern ecliptic hemisphere, while the descending (or south) node is where the Moon enters the southern ecliptic hemisphere.
The Lunar Nodes are key points of soul-centered astrology as they tell a story of where your soul has been and where it is going in this life. Along with Pluto, they hold the key to discovering your soul purpose.
In ancient texts, the descending node (South Node/SN) is referred to as the dragon's tail and the ascending node (North Node/NN) is referred to as the dragon's head.
The South Node (dragon's tail) is sweeping up our past life into this one. This correlates to your natural talents, affinities, gifts, as well as feelings, behaviors, and struggles that you bring with you into this life. Think of it as karmic debris that needs to be swept away as you evolve towards your North Node.
The North Node (dragon's head) is where you are going in this life. It describes your soul’s purpose and evolutionary potential. It represents the potential to bring forth the true essence within, and can only do so when you are aware of your SN influence.
Astrology is all about polarities. The nodal axis works to balance out these polarities during your lifetime. Currently, the LEO/AQUARIUS axis is being worked through via a series of eclipses (spanning from August 2017 until January 2019). We will all feel this in different areas of our lives depending on what houses in your chart are activated during each cosmic event. Think back to August 2017 and what themes were emerging in your life?During this eclipse time, the Moon and Sun are conjunct the nodal axis and thus is a time of deep reflection, release, and initiation. There is an intense urge for liberation to move past our karmic SN wounds and move towards the NN soul purpose. Many of you may be asking, what is that purpose and how do I get started along my path? Those answers are within you and can be seen by examining your birth chart in depth.
It’s time to go within yourSELF and listen to your soul. Your soul is always speaking to you, it is your job to pay attention. During this Full Moon Eclipse, your emotional body (Moon) is conjunct your NN (soul purpose) and what comes up is what you must follow. You might be coming back to past experiences and relationships (Venus conjunct SN) but those are coming to light (Sun conjunct SN) in order to show you what is no longer working for you and what you must release in order to begin your soul’s journey. They are asking you to become more self-aware and to understand your role in the community in which you surround yourself (SN in Aquarius). How do you express yourself? Are you speaking your truth or are you letting past experiences dictate your life? Are you projecting old hurts or buried emotions into current relationships? What is coming to light is asking to be released. It is saying, hey I am still here and you need to see me so you can become aware of the power I have over you!
NN in Leo is asking you to stand in your truth so you may contribute to your community/relationships in a positive way without overpowering others or overcomplicating your life. No need to be dramatic (Leo) and project your struggles onto others (SN in Aquarius), but rather learn to communicate your emotions effectively and from a place of love and understanding.
To move forward along your NN path, you must resolve the SN influences. Now is the time to eclipse those out of your life and move forward along a purposeful path. Remember, timing is everything and you will always end up where you are intended. What path you take to get there depends on how in tune with the language of your soul.
Want to dive deeper and discover your soul purpose? Email me Ashley@AshleyTracey.com to find out more about my Karmic Axis astrology sessions.
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT
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