The Blood Moon Apocalypse is Upon Us!
There are all sorts of apocalyptic predictions made about this astrological event, including that is a sign of the end times (if you’re of the Christian persuasion), that it heralds the coming of cataclysmic events, such as an earth shattering earthquake, an asteroid, Nibiru, and who knows what else. It’s the end of something alright, but certainly not the world. Well, perhaps the world as you currently know it.
Astrologically speaking, lunar eclipses happen all the time. Just about every year, (1.5, on average with only slightly more partial eclipses than total eclipses). This one in particular will be starting at 11:11pm central here in the Midwest. That must mean we get extra special energy. 😉
A total lunar eclipse as this one is (verses a penumbral or partial) occurs when the earth, moon and sun align, with the earth in between, casting a shadow across the face of an otherwise full moon.
What Astrology Says
The astrological significance of such and alignment is that it gives us a glimpse into our “shadow self” as Jung termed it. During this time period, we are often called to look at the ugliest parts of ourselves and find understanding within them, along with acceptance and balance. It’s also a time to bring to the forefront of our consciousness a lot of beliefs that no longer serve us, and emotional wounds that need healing.
A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit happens to be at it’s closest proximity to earth. The energy of a supermoon is often amplified, in the astrological sense, so given that the energy we have is that of a lunar eclipse, expect all of the themes included to be super intense. A full moon eclipse represents closure, culmination, and taking things to another level.
What Tarot Symbolism Says
Not coincidentally, The Moon card in the Tarot carries very similar themes.
The Moon can often refer to psychological projection of fear and the shadow-self onto those around us. It deals with repressed emotions which result in blockages that create fear and anxiety. The Moon suggests a time of becoming aware of and purging these self-limiting emotions and beliefs which have remained hidden within your psyche for so long.
What The Greek Language Says
Interestingly enough, the term apocalypse also carries a similar meaning:
It’s not exactly the doomsday scenario that hellfire and brimstone evangelicals have turn it into, eh?
The recurring theme here is that there is much about ourselves that we have been repressing and the purpose of these moons is to bring to light that which is within us. To create acceptance and healing.
What Numerology Says
Now let’s look at the numerology present here.
The eclipse takes place on 9.28.2015 (depending on where you are in the world…).
9+2+9+2+1+5=45. 4+5= 9
The Moon card pictured above has the roman numerals 18 at the top.
1+8 = 9
Clearly the number 9 is a recurrent theme numerologically as well. And guess what 9 symbolizes?
Culmination, finality, and the completion of an era, just like we talked about at the beginning of the post. And in addition to that, it’s also a worldly number – hence the global scale. The 9 as the end of a cycle is a transformation period, preparing to start over again in the 1 cycle (as the next number up is 10, and 1+0=1, you’re back at the beginning again). Often times the 1 energy and the 9 energy have some overlap.
As you can see, each of the symbols we’ve discussed here all share common characteristics and themes.
The most important aspect of all of this is that it is INTERNAL, and INDIVIDUAL, and it’s occurring within the world at large on a global scale.
I have mentioned in many previous posts that “ascension” isn’t going to change the world. It’s going to change YOU. But it’s really you who is doing the work. As you begin to do that work, the world will naturally change along with you – because you are creating it. But it isn’t going to happen over night. Evolution is a slow process.
And like I said in my guest post at Channeling Erik entitled Make Shi(f)t Happen: How To Single-Handedly Change The World:
In order to do your part and join this movement, you have to do the work from the inside, out, starting with yourself.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” – Gandhi
This is what the big deal about the end of September is. This is what we are up to, on a global scale. It doesn’t take a cataclysmic event to trigger personal growth (although that can certainly happen – look up the meaning of “The Tower” card). All it takes is a lot of people making small, internal adjustments, releasing fear-based beliefs, and changing yourselves for the better.
In case you’re interested in getting a head start, here’s every post I’ve ever written on letting go of fear and fear-based beliefs:
- Why Fear-Based Beliefs Are Distorted
- How I Let Go of Fear
- How to Get Rid of Stubborn Beliefs
- Breaking Belief: Recognizing Deep Rooted Belief Patterns
- Transpersonal Psychology: Transcending The Ego
- Discernment – or – The Top 6 Things You Should Tell to Fuck Off
- Be the Change: Emotion and Belief
- Taking Back Control of Your Life
- Seizing Your Personal Power Through Self Destruction
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina