Illuminating Love: Libra Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse takes the energetic power of the moon’s energy up about a million notches.

Like a giant lightbulb illuminating your experience, this next full moon in Libra (4/4/15) will call you to make any adjustments needed around your relationships and in terms of your creative outlets. How are you letting your little light shine? Are you maximizing the creative ways in which you contribute to the world? And, can you find balance, harmony and mutual respect in your loving relationships? If you can use some readjustment in these areas, take the light of this powerful lunar eclipse and shine it on the places that have grown dark or have stopped growing at all!

The fact that this lunation also couples with the powerful Uranus-Pluto square means that whether or not we want to create it, revolutionary change is afoot. The Uranus-Pluto mix brings a shake up, so rather than resist it, take a nod from the moon and go with the flow. Use this illuminating, super-charged force to move into the change that it inspires. You will likely feel the areas of tension and resistance in your life, and that is exactly what this moon shows us…where we can create more harmony, balance and ease.

To honor this moon, take stock of your personal loving relationships. Find ways in which you can be more open-hearted and compassionate toward your beloveds. Remember, the moon’s work is your work…this isn’t about trying to force other people or our circumstances into what we think we want, but rather about softening our sharp edges so that we flow through our life with effortlessly and with more grace. Like water smoothing over rocks, the moon’s illuminating light brings us greater perspective, and at this time in particular, encourages our creative and loving endeavors.

A Full Moon ceremony for this eclipse in Libra can include some intention setting around your intimate relationships, a commitment to soften where necessary and the beginning of a creative project. Light a candle, write down your intentions and set them into the unconscious by reading them out loud. Be sure to finish this with the prayer, “so that it may serve the highest good of all.

Finish the ceremony by *safely* burning your intentions so that the transformative energy of fire can catalyze them into your reality. Close the ritual with sage and quiet meditation. Be creative here, as this moon calls you to do. Invite your loving partner into the ceremony if you wish. Use the moon’s soft light to foster the transformation and illumination it inspires!

Alanna kaivalya

Alanna Kaivalya is an artistic and inspiring teacher of yoga. Born with a hearing impairment, Alanna learned through the power of vibration at a young age, and was then naturally drawn to the harmonic practice of yoga. Listed as Yoga Journal’s top 21 Yoga Teachers Under 40 (March, 2008), and now with mor...READ MORE