July's Full Blessing Moon and Lunar Eclipse

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 FULL BLESSING MOON

 

July 5, 2020

Moon enters Capricorn on July 4, 2020 at 12:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 

THE LUNAR ECLIPSE

 

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, July’s lunar eclipse will begin at 11:04 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), 8:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on July 4 and end at 1:56 AM EDT on July 5 (10:56 PM PDT). It will be visible from most of North America.

 

SEARCHING FOR GRATITUDE DURING THE PANDEMIC

 

July’s Full Blessing Moon celebrates abundance, a blessing that may seem as elusive as hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Add Mercury in Retrograde and a Lunar Eclipse, and the path to the Big Shift many sense is coming appears quite bumpy.

 

To live in gratitude and be able to recognize the blessings in your life may be difficult. We are experiencing a pandemic and its economic repercussions and mental and physical health challenges. Political and social upheavals fill the streets, airwaves, and social media.

 

The question, “How much worse will things get?” comes to mind.

 

We can counter the energy of fear with the energy of gratitude. What blessings did you experience today? Did you wake to a beautiful sunrise? Are you and your family and friends safe and healthy?


Many of us sheltering-in-place turned to gardening. Seeing seeds sprout gives us comfort and hope for the future. Others adopted a pet, clearing many animal shelters across the USA. Pets offer unconditional love, give us a purpose, and like tending a garden, give us a reason to get up every day. While dust gathered on our cars and planes were grounded, globally the skies and rivers cleared. Wild animals came out of hiding

 

PERFORM A BLESSING RITUAL

Many of us cleaned and de-cluttered our homes. The Blessing Moon is an excellent time to perform a ritual usually saved for New Year’s. Bless and clear your home by ritually cleaning your front door and threshold with the intent that your blessings will multiple, only those of good intent will enter, and that your home will be filled with love and healing light. Seal the door blessing by ringing tingshaws, spraying your front door with sage water, or giving your door a final wipe with wet rosemary sprigs.


 

MAKE A GRATITUDE JAR

Craft projects like decorating a gratitude jar or creating a vision board weave the magic of thankfulness and hope. Each day, write on a small slip of paper something you were grateful for that day. Place your gratitude jar where it can bathe in the bright light of the Full Blessing Moon.

 

Blessed be.

Ariella Moon

 

The pictured jars were created by 8th grade Ophelia Project girls. They used butterfly stickers because butterflies represent transformation and symbolize the Ophelia Project. 

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