A lunar eclipse is when the earth’s shadow is being passed through by the full moon. The moon would become red due to the reflection if the sunlight. Some people believe that when an eclipse takes place, a certain energy from the moon will affect us. What does this energy exactly do?
The UK-based Harley Therapy Counseling Blog defines a “shadow self” as a personality that we perceive to be negative or weak – a self that shouldn’t be seen and is hidden. This can be a variety of personalities or emotions such as anger, sadness, power and more.
During this lunar eclipse we may be forced to show these sides of ourselves. The spirituality-based website Awareness Act discusses how these emotions are tied to the energy of the moon and strengthens these feelings. During this time you don’t want to act impulsively and you may want to be aware of yourself. Nonetheless, you can use it as a time of self-reflection and self-awareness.
Zodiac signs most affected
As mentioned earlier, the lunar eclipse brings in intense emotions we don’t want to feel. There are five zodiac signs that will feel certain emotions stronger than others, according to the website for the English newspaper Daily Express.
Aries: Aries will feel a high emotional charge and will be restless. Make sure any decision that is going to be made will be well thought out.
Gemini: There may be an increase in stress. If you feel your anxiety levels rise, breathe or meditate to keep yourself calm.
Cancer: This is a time where you will feel jealous. Be careful not to become overly possessive, especially if you have a partner.
Capricorn: During this time, you might become more controlling. Make sure to watch your anger and stay self-aware.
Aquarius: Aquarius has a more positive experience with the lunar eclipse. It will teach you to follow your instincts more and to listen to your gut. It’s a good time to learn to trust yourself and your instincts.
Affect on sleep
The lunar eclipse can also impact your sleep. A study completed by Christopher Cajochen and published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that during the time of a full moon, his participants’ melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep, levels were low. The participants were agitated in their sleep more than usual.
The super blood moon will leave you feeling all sorts of emotions you may not want to feel but use the time to self-reflect and use it to your advantage.