What does the Full Blood Moon Mean? How will it affect you?
This July’s Full Blood Moon is unique in that is also falls on a full lunar eclipse. It will also be the longest Lunar Eclipse this century!
All about the July Full Blood Moon
The July Full Moon is known to Farmers as “The Buck Moon” and also “The Blessing Moon”.
It is the time when young Bucks start to grow their antlers.
The July full moon is also known to those working on the land as The Blessings Moon because they are starting to reap the blessings of harvest.
The grain is being brought in and fruit and vegetables are starting to ripen.
The July Eclipse of the Full Moon
This is currently a very busy phase for eclipses right now – three in less than a month.
The first was on Friday 13 July 2018. This eclipse was only visible in a small area of the southern hemisphere, in Australia, Tasmania and parts of Antarctica.
The next eclipse occurs on Friday 27 July 2018, when the Full Blood Moon, will be fully eclipsed by the Sun.
The final eclipse during this period is on August 11 2018, when there will be a partial eclipse of the sun.
This will be visible to those living in northern Europe and a large area of central and eastern Asia. Parts of far northern and eastern Canada will also get a brief glimpse of the eclipse during their sunrise.
At a length of 1 hour and 43 minutes, the total eclipse of the Full Blood Moon on Friday 27 July will be the longest total Lunar Eclipse of this century!
What does an Eclipse of the Full Blood Moon mean to us?
Although, compared to Solar eclipses, eclipses of the moon raise an increased consciousness with regard to relationships, the focus is not necessarily on intimate partnerships.
Lunar eclipses can raise awareness in other areas of our lives and highlight what is needed from them.
This could be a sharper awareness of:
- relationships at work
- our health and bodies
- relationships with our friends
- relationships with our family
In the period leading up to this very special Lunar Eclipse, feelings and emotions will have been bubbling under the surface. Now they will come to light.
Be prepared for surprises and shocks!
What does the Full Blood Moon mean to the Zodiac Signs?
A full moon taking place during a total lunar eclipse is pretty rare at the best of times.
Add in the fact that it will be the longest lunar eclipse of this century and it’s no surprise to learn that things could get pretty intense in the Zodiac!
This is because the Fixed Signs enjoy stability and structure in their lives,
In Astrology, the Moon rules over our emotions and intuition. This July’s Total Eclipse of the Blood Moon is going to be one of the most potent we will ever experience in our lifetime!
To add to the mix, Aquarius is conjunct with Mars during the eclipse, which can make life more emotionally challenging.
Everyone is going to be pushed to cleanse that which no longer serves a purpose.
There will be a need to let go of anything that is weighing us down.
The influence of Mars and Mercury
Mars is currently retrograde, as is Mercury, which went retrograde the day before the Full Moon.
This is going to also have an influence, potentially in a negative way.
Aquarius, Capricorn and Leo especially will feel the brunt of the effects of this blood moon.
Aquarians may find that they are very edgy, confused and feeling unusual inner tension during this period. They need to take time for themselves.
Using meditation will help bring inner calm to Aquarius during this period.
Together with Capricorn, Aquarius will feel a compulsion to try to make a difference. Capricorns, who are creatures of habit, will find this a difficult challenge!
During the Full Blood Moon normally confident and vibrant Leo can expect to feel off balance. However, on the plus side they may also experience some positive energy.
What does the Full Blood Moon mean to all of us?
Because the Moon and Mars are conjunct in Aquarius, this will stir up inner passions and the warrior in all of us. We will feel strong and brave and will feel compelled to defend our home and family.
However, this could lead us to experience very strong emotions that can get out of control. This means that we need to try to relax if we find ourselves becoming bossy, unkind or impatient.
This Full Blood Moon urges us to strike a balance between romance and friendship and between expressing ourselves in personal (Aquarius) and impersonal ways (Leo).
Leo is a proud and intense individual. He is not exactly a Team Player. However, Aquarius, while being a unique individual, recognises and appreciates the value of the Team.
This Full Blood Moon will cause conflict!
Due to the conflict between Leo (individual) and Aquarius (team player), it’s no wonder that this Full Moon will highlight an inner conflict, possibly in the form of a crisis of consciousness.
This Full Moon in Aquarius provides a brilliant opportunity to explore our emotional needs. What is normally accepted in relationships may be overturned, challenged or even broken.
This may not necessarily be a bad thing. Remember that this is a time of letting go if needed!
However, on the plus side there is also the possibility that these relationships can be incredibly strengthened.
This can also be a time of emotional and dramatic discoveries. “Light-bulb moments” will occur as awareness of what is lacking in life develops.
This means that we can be driven to take positive action.
This July Full Blood Moon will cause unrest!
The Moon aligning with retrograde Mars can encourage unrest and we may see resentment and protests from large groups of people as buried frustrations come to the surface.
There could be surprises for national leaders as people take to the streets to protest about what is happening in their countries.
For example, here in the UK we are becoming increasingly angry and frustrated at our Leader’s inability to inspire confidence.
She is failing to convince many that she knows what she is doing as far as negotiating our exit from the European Union is concerned.
Many people in the the US are also becoming increasingly angry at the way things are going.
The influence of a retrograde Mars on this full blood moon could be very interesting!
What influence has the July 2018 Full Blood Moon had on you or those close to you?