A supermoon and lunar eclipse will combine for a Super Blood Moon tonight (Wednesday May 26th) and astrologer and spiritual advisor Rose Smith warns any 'emotional tension' you might be holding on to could be ready to explode.
The eclipse begins at 6.47pm on the east coast of Australia and will peak at 9.18pm, but the total lunar eclipse phase will last around 13 minutes from 9.11pm until 9.25pm.
"Full moons ordinarily can bring out the ‘crazy’ in people, but we can expect people doing crazier things than usual – and this can be attributed to pent up emotional tension," Rose says.
"People should be trying to release this tension around the Super Blood Moon in healthy ways, sitting with their feelings and endeavouring not to deny them.
"Especially women, generally speaking, traditionally we hold in emotion and make excuses for other people.”
The moon will be about 7 per cent bigger than an average full moon, which Rose says you probably won’t notice. But what you will notice is it will be about 15 per cent brighter.
It will be brighter because it’s the closest full moon to earth this year; 158 kilometres closer to earth than April’s Pink Super Moon.
Mercury retrograde is also on the way
On top of the Super Blood Moon, Rose also points out there are other astrological influences to consider moving into June, with Mercury being in retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd and a solar eclipse on June 10th.
Additionally, planets Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are also going into retrograde.
Rose warns there could be some work to do in relationships during this period.
"Star signs most effected by Mercury retrograde will be Gemini, Libra and Aquarius who will need to have a good handle on their emotions," she explains.
"Mercury retrogrades are about miscommunications and misunderstandings in relationships and problems with technology – so back up your devices for one.
"Relationships can also be testing - treat each situation anew. Don’t let the weight of previous relationships overly influence you, thinking you know what the other person is going to do or say. It’s important to give the other person room to move.
"There’s also a strong possibility of travel and scheduling issues. Signing contracts and making important decisions now can mean they have to been changed at a later date."
Rose's tips to ensure people look after themselves during the Super Blood Moon and retrogrades:
Become aware of how you are feeling: be mindful of what you are feeling, feelings are every bit as valid as what we are thinking.
Stop looking back at the past or into the future: not being present in your body or with your feelings is a problem. Be truly present and at home in your body now.
Be mindful of what you are doing one step at a time and be aware of distractions: people don’t think about feelings as they are distracted by life and thinking about what they are doing in the future rather than how they feel about certain things in the present.
Slow down: especially if living in a big city. Get out into the country into nature or have a picnic under the trees.
Write down your feelings and emotions in a diary or journal: particularly if you don’t feel like you can talk to someone trusted.
The second and last lunar eclipse of 2021 is on November 19th but will only be a partial lunar eclipse as 97% of the full moon will enter earth’s dark shadow and turn a reddish colour.
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