Mother Moon is making a big statement this week! We officially enter “eclipse season” with a January 31 Full Moon that is also a Lunar Eclipse, a Super Moon, AND a Blue Moon. The Full Moon on 1/31 with be at 11°37′ of Leo and occurs at 8:27am eastern time.
This Lunar Eclipse is closing out a cycle that began last August during the Lunar Eclipse, although this eclipse may feel more gentle. Issues around relationships may arise quite suddenly, a trait of eclipses is sudden and unexpected energies and occurrences. While the “relationship” referenced may be an intimate one, there are many kinds of relationships and the highlight really depends on your chart and how this eclipse is affecting it. I highly recommend a reading with your favorite astrologer to check how this eclipse and the upcoming Solar Eclipse on the February New Moon may impact you. Mary Lomando does all of my astrology readings and you can contact her here.
This moon will also call you to examine the relationship between needs and wants. And there is a big difference. What is the call of your heart that needs to be expressed? How are you fulfilling your mission in this life? Where are you left wanting and dissatisfied? Look for repeating themes or closures to issues from last August in particular.
If you live in North America or the Hawaiian Islands, this lunar eclipse will be visible in your sky before sunrise on January 31. On the other hand, if you live in the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Australia or New Zealand, this lunar eclipse will happen in the evening hours after sunset on January 31. earthsky.org
For this Full Moon, we welcome the Goddess Iris as a powerful, positive omen. She is not the Goddess “of” the rainbow, she IS the rainbow. Her name means “rainbow”(iris) and “messenger” (eiris) and she brings messages directly from the Gods to all of us. She is pictured as a winged Goddess with gold wings, a herald’s rod, and a pitcher that contains water and/or the nectar of the Gods.
From an inner worlds perspective, Iris is not only the divine messenger, but the personification of the many-colored veils that are between our worlds and the other worlds, including the abodes of the Gods. Think of the part of the eye that is named for her, the iris, and the how we call eyes the windows to the soul. Iris serves a vital function as a communicator, a form of divine speech. She holds all possibilities, just as her rainbow holds all colors of the spectrum.
“We colour the world,
Not with the darkness of our pasts,
But with the rainbow of our hope.”
― Jenim Dibie
What messages does Iris bring? She offers us the opportunity to connect directly to Goddess, receive flashes of insight and AHA moments, as well as acknowledge confirmations and synchronicities. Pay attention to the big and little things, especially during the eclipse season! Goddess is always speaking to us, but we are not always listening (or trusting that what we hear is authentic). Iris removes the doubt by delivering her sacred love notes in obvious ways. Be especially be on the alert for rainbows, in the sky or references to them. Goddess has a great sense of humor and I find that Iris brings that in her missives as well. Join me in Following the Rainbow and being open to receive the good that is coming our way!
Goddess crystals to carry for Iris are rainbow hematite, opalite, and rainbow moonstone – they flash her spectrum. Scolecite reminds us of her wings and brings in a high vibration of peace and transformation.
Be open to the messages of this potent Moon (and IRIS!) and look for rainbows … eclipse seasons usually bring the unexpected!
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