In the wee hours of Tuesday morning... I was up, restless and wanting to make plans for a cleanse? I was not sure why, but the feeling came over me in a flash. I was aware that the full moon would be here soon, and I would feel her affects, as I usually do each month.
A few hours later my Vedic astrologer, Eve James had sent me a text saying, the Full Moon which is also a Lunar Eclipse, fiercely named the Blood Moon is in Revati?!
Aaah, now it was making sense... My moon sign in Vedic and to westerners means it is a Pisces Moon. and while most will hear of this one being an Aries Moon, in Vedic the calculations are slightly different... Bringing forth a difference in thought and reasoning to what this Full Moon means, and what it means to me.
To honor my moon star Revati, this is a special Full Moon post. Eve shares her insight on Revati and the Moon.
Written by Eve James
The full moon eclipse will be taking place early tomorrow morning in the lunar sign of Revati, associated with Pushan, “ The Shepard” (protector of travelers, crossroads & domesticated animals). In Chinese astrology this sign is called “Keishuku” in the Lunar Mansion of the white tiger associated with the wealth of inner contentment and in Tibet, this portion of the sky is referred to as Sowe LhaMo, “She who heals.”
Times of Viewing:
Pacific Daylight Time (October 8, 2014) Partial umbral eclipse begins: 2:15 a.m. PDT on October 8 Total eclipse begins: 3:25 a.m. PDT Greatest eclipse: 3:55 a.m. PDT Total eclipse ends: 4:24 a.m. PDT Partial eclipse ends: 5:34 a.m. PDT
The moon will be large with a reddish-tint & if you stay up until sunrise you may also get to see a rare event termed “Selenelion” (The sun will be rising while the total eclipse of the moon is still visible). According to celestial geometry this is impossible yet it is supposed to happen!
During this eclipse and the week following, the time is right for animal rescue, protection of innocence, sheltering those who come to us seeking refuge and supporting compassionate causes. It is an excellent time for forgiveness and release of blame, leaving the crossroads of confusion and the shadow of uncertainties within our hearts. This eclipse could be very intense for those of us dealing with romantic upheaval, delusions, emotional confusion or lack of direction. If you find yourself feeling unusually confused or emotionally heavy, connect with a trusted supportive friend or find comfort in music, art or film. The intensity of Revati eclipses can often be lightened by harmless escape into the dream-world. If you have Revati aspected positively in your horoscope, you may feel very energized, inspired and imaginative so use this energy to begin something new!
Revati reminds us to put both feet firmly on the ground so that the creative self can breath it’s dreams into existence. Revati encourages us to follow our chosen path without fear and listen to the secrets around us hidden within nature. It’s a time to reflect, examine cruelty or lack of harmony within and connect with the elemental world. It reminds us to offer the shelter of our knowledge to others who are seeking. Nurturing purity of motive in our personal relationships and holding a flame for friends who might need the light are excellent exercises this week.
Revati is connected with pathways, crossroads, travel, animals (specifically pets and domesticated animals), the “drum” or rhythm of time and nature in her purest element. It is considered a late-blooming sign and hears the song of nature much clearer than the ticking of the clock. Revati is a nourishing, supportive sign said to bless those born under it with deep compassion and a natural gift of leading others through important life transitions. Revati is also connected with the Hermit, armed with innate silent wisdom as opposed to philosophical theories. Those born under Revati may be slow to learn but never forget what they learn and are sensitive to being rushed or forced into anything they don’t feel motivated by.
Esoterically, Revati is connected with fantasy, dreams and visions. Revati people have intuitive, romantic & fantasy oriented minds with vivid imaginations. They are often visionaries, creative inventors, artists, writers (story-tellers), counselors, psychics or healers. They are internally reflective and perceive much more about the hidden inclinations of others than they let on. They generally seek to inspire and encourage those around them when they see weakness as opposed to confront or accuse.
For those of you who have the sign Revati emphasized in your horoscope, you will definitely feel this eclipse! Eclipses are traditionally feared however this is mostly due to superstition. If Revati is aspected poorly in your chart, you may have more of an “intense” time during this eclipse. This may be because the "spiritual-muscle” in your consciousness represented by Revati needs to be strengthened. Intensity does increase during an eclipse and energy is sometimes overly charged, scattered or heavy due to the absence of light. This makes eclipses great times to start a cleanse, fast or sadhana (spiritual practice).
May I be protector for those without one, A guide for all travellers on the way; May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship For all who wish to cross (the water).” — Shanti Deva