Tonight’s full moon is known as the "Flower Moon", because this time of year is when flowers begin to bloom in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a Super Full Moon, since the moon is closer to the earth at this time, therefore the moon appears larger than usual. Also, the moon is in Scorpio, which means you can access deeper awareness of your spiritual self and transformation.
But the real treat about tonight’s full moon is the total Lunar Eclipse which will be visible for most to view. A Lunar Eclipse takes place when the moon, earth, and sun are all in alignment, and then moon passes through the earth's shadow.
When the moon is reflecting a Lunar Eclipse, this is not an auspicious time for the typical full moon activities such as crystal charging, drawing down the moon, or preparing moon water. The Lunar energy at this time is considered too chaotic and may not be beneficial.
However, the Lunar Eclipse is a very powerful time energetically! Traditionally, a Lunar Eclipse is a time of transformation. Eclipses call us to deep change, closure, release, and shadow work. They also bring us back into alignment, reveal secrets, and illuminate truth. Coupled with this month’s Scorpio energy, which also brings about transformation and deep reflection, those who are open should expect some major shifts to take place tonight.
How should we work with this Super Flower Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio energy? I will list a few ideas below:
While it’s inadvisable to charge all of your crystals under a Lunar Eclipse, you might decide to harness the energy in just one stone. As you place the stone outside or on your windowsill, set an intention. This might be for you to use the super charged energy of this moon for releasing what no longer serves you- whether that’s a relationship, a work situation, grief, anger, worry, or even excess weight. Or you might set an intention for transformation and change. Stone suggestions include:
Grief- Apache Tear
General Release/Detox- Smoky Quartz
Weight Loss- Blue Apatite
Transformation and change- Labradorite
Releasing ties to an old or harmful relationship- Rhodonite or Kyanite
Workplace issues- Black Obsidian
Financial Issues- Smoky Quartz or Amazonite
Worry/Fear- Moonstone, Amethyst, Howlite
Bringing truth to the surface: Black Obsidian
If you would like to create a simple crystal grid to bring in the balance and alignment that this Lunar Eclipse offers, you might place a Chrysocolla in the center of the grid, then on either side, place a Selenite and a Black Obsidian. You could also choose Sunstone or Citrine in place of the Selenite, and Black Onyx, Labradorite, or Black Moonstone in place of the Obsidian. In the center, if you do not have a Chrysocolla, you could place any blue or green stone such as Tree Agate, Moss Agate, or Azurite. Set an intention on the grid, such as balance, transformation, or release, and activate it with a quartz point, touching the quartz first to the middle stone and then to each stone in the grid.
Another stone to work with during this Lunar Eclipse is Bumble Bee Jasper. Also known as the Eclipse stone, this stone helps to balance the system and brings our chakras back into alignment. It also helps with release and closure, followed by a burst of energy for new beginnings.
If you are drawn into Shadow work during the Lunar Eclipse, you may work with either Black Obsidian or Black Onyx. Using a journal, you might want to reflect upon the darker, hidden parts of oneself, daring to confront your deepest secrets. This could look like working through some difficult memories, or challenging some of your personal traits that you consider unpleasant. If this is too painful or brings up depressive thoughts, please consult a therapist before continuing.
If you are so inclined, you might consider calling upon one of the Goddesses associated with the moon at this time. These might include Selene, Luna, Artemis, Diana, Hekate, or the Morrigan.
If you are a Christian, you might take this time to consider your spiritual walk, reflecting upon releasing those parts of you which are standing in the way of your spiritual growth.
In Buddhism, the Lunar Eclipse is thought of as a time to withdraw from activity and to spend the time in meditation and chanting in order to dispel the darkness.
In Hinduism, it is considered beneficial to meditate on Goddess Lakshmi during the Lunar Eclipse.
Similarly, the Navajo people stop all activity during a Lunar Eclipse. They stay inside and neither eat nor drink during the 90-minute event. Instead, they spend this time in prayer.
Those with a more curious nature will want to watch the Lunar Eclipse as it darkens and then brightens again.
However you decide to work with this incredible lunar event, I urge you do so with great reverence, embracing the transforming energy that this moon has to offer.
~~Keasha LeClear Morse, Bashique Healing Arts
Keasha Marie is a Reiki Master and Advanced Crystal Healer who lives in SE Arizona.