"Look up to see!"
On May 26, 2021, the full moon will sweep through the Earth’s dark umbral shadow, creating a total eclipse of the moon. This May full moon is 2021’s closest (and therefore biggest and brightest) full moon of the year: a supermoon. The eclipse will take place happen in the early morning hours, before sunrise, for those in western North America and at other times for people elsewhere on the globe. This particular eclipse is also special because the totality, or total phase, is so short-lived, lasting less than 15 minutes.
HOW TO SEE LUNAR ECLIPSE?
As always, you have to be in the right place to see this eclipse. The May 26 eclipse is visible from western North America, southern and far-western South America, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, Australia and southeast Asia.
The best locations to see the “Super Flower Blood Moon” will be Hawaii. Australia and New Zealand, who will see totality high in the sky later at night. To the east, the west coast of the U.S. get to see totality low in the southwestern sky just before the full Moon sets. To the west, the east coast of Asia will get to see totality low in the eastern sky just after the full Moon rises.
If you live in the western part of Canada, as I do, we are lucky enough to have opportunity to see this cosmic event.
Pacific Daylight Time (May 26, 2021)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 2:45 a.m. PDT
Total eclipse begins: 4:11 a.m. PDT
Greatest eclipse: 4:19 a.m. PDT
Total eclipse ends: 4:26 a.m. PDT
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 5:52 a.m. PDT
SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FULL MOON AND LUNAR ECLIPSE
The energy of a Full Moon is always that of the cycle coming to a crescendo or completion of its influence and essence. The full moon is an opportunity to let go of an aspect of your emotional experience that you have outgrown and a time for anchoring in a new maturity or wisdom that was gained in the previous cycle; it is a perfect time for releasing something that no longer serves you.
Endings are necessary in order to make way for the new and a Lunar Eclipse is like the final purge or cleansing of an emotional cycle. If something needs to be gone from your life, if something needs to come to an end, an eclipse can help you to set the intention of completion in concrete in the external world.
Every single full moon brings a chance to embrace changes, let go, and cultivate greater connection with the Divine. I believe we can experience connection with the Divine by simply being mindful and present to the cycles of nature, the seasons, and life all around us.
By developing a spiritual practice that is founded in earth based wisdom and honoring the cycles of the moon and seasonal cycles of change and growth we can live in greater peace and harmony in our daily lives.
Doing a small personal ritual on the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, like practicing yoga or lighting a candle, writing an intention down on paper and burning it, can help you to engage the energies of release and usher in new changes. Yoga allows you to physically grow you well, set a strong foundation for this event to enjoy.
“Look up to see! We are all one under the Mother Moon Light. “