Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse



On Friday, November 19, the full moon appears, and it’s also the time of a lunar eclipse. Think of an eclipse like throwing a breaker box on and off. There’s an absence of light between the seconds of closing and opening the electrical channel. It’s slightly disruptive, but it’s basically a reset at a particular point in time and space. At some point during the eclipse, the moon will turn red and become a Blood Moon. (A Red Moon simply means good, dry weather to farmers.)

The lunar eclipse begins at 1 am ET and extends to 7 am ET. It’s the longest eclipse since the 15th century.  Obviously, an eclipse of this length has an effect on consciousness, and the focus is on tuning into the Moon in Taurus, which sits in an exalted position.

The exalted Moon in Taurus can bring beauty, calm, harmony, and abundance. Sun is in Scorpio, the passionate water sign, and Moon is in Taurus, an earth sign. Water and earth are fertile in this placement and tend to supplement growth. Sun in Scorpio asks us to look beneath the surface to rewrite deep patterns and evoke change.

Perhaps, it’s about altering our limiting beliefs into more centered New Age concepts that focus on the abundance and beauty of life. Both Sun and Moon are in fixed signs, which help with alignment with a positive belief or staying in a limited patterns and not perceiving a larger truth.

With every chart, there’s a difficulty or challenge, particularly in the current cosmic shift.  In the full moon chart, there is a T-square, which exerts pressure on life, emotions, and the exaggeration that can be caused by Jupiter. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (communications) are square (tension, pressure) Jupiter (good fortune).

When planets are in tense aspects with Jupiter, we tend to move into overconfidence, optimism, and overspending. In alchemy, we balance planetary aspects with the opposite type of energy such as moderation and discipline—or by moving into our lower energy and by finding and healing its source.

Sun, Mercury (mind), and Mars (action) trine Neptune (mysticism, idealism), allowing insights into the universe while opening our hearts to higher emotion. Venus (love) trines Uranus, which may help with visualization and positive overall energy.

Mercury (mind, communications) in Scorpio asks for discovery of emotional reactions and habits that lead to limiting patterns of thought. When we uncover old beliefs, we find freedom and new methods of communication.

Venus (love, beauty, material wealth) in Capricorn, the sign representing climbing the mountain of success—whether the climb to success or spiritual elation. In this rocky scenario, love can feel cooler than usual. Venus will stay in Capricorn for four months, illuminating the importance of visualizing the reception of love, speaking empathetically, and knowing the power of the universe to overcome limited perception.

Mars (action, physical energy) in Scorpio is deep, powerful., and emotional. It squares Saturn (limitation, karma), which can cause frustration with desires and passions. (Visualize overcoming limitations!) Mars opposite Uranus can amplify anger and frustration, particularly about past events or repetitive patterns. Mars trine Neptune (mysticism, illusion) can help tremendously in applying intuition to overcome frustrations and limitations.

Mercury (communications) and Mars (action) oppose Uranus (change, quantum field). With the opposition, we’re likely to see upset or chaos in the inner and/or outer world—or we may identify sources of the upset, which leads to insight and new visions for the future.

Moon trines Pluto (transformation, underworld), and Sun (life), Mercury (mind), and Neptune (mysticism) sextile Pluto. Pluto tends to act as destroyer before acting as the phoenix, but it’s actually positive in this chart. The aspects may indicate heightened ability to transcend difficulties in life through meditation and surrender to the universe’s version of destiny.


  • The long lunar eclipse indicates the need for examination of emotions as well as inviting in positive emotions with a focus on harmony, abundance, and positive feelings.
  • Aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) invite listening to our hearts and following our intuition to find solutions and new perceptions.
  • Aspects with Mars (action), Mercury (thought), and Uranus (sudden, impulsive change or higher spiritual change) can bring upset and frustration.
  • Positive aspects with Pluto encourage transition into higher versions of the self.











Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path. If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.



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