November 2022 ~ Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse

Red Moon at Lunar EclipseThere will be a full lunar eclipse (Blood Moon) on 7-8 November 2022 which will be visible in parts of Europe, South Asia, Oceania, North and South America.

This eclipse is an Aries – Libra eclipse, mainly occurring in Bharani nakshatra, and the eclipsed Moon is conjunct Uranus, suggesting people may be shocked, startled, made to wake up and observe their ego, and become self-aware. This is somewhat in the remit of the effects of a lunar eclipse, for the Moon is the presiding deity of the mind.

It seems a father praised the accomplishments of his son and said in conclusion, “He has only two little faults. They are: (1) He does not know what his faults are and (2) He will not listen if others point them out to him.”

The goal of Uranus is universal love, agape, the Greeks called it. We are called premaswaroopalara – embodiments of divine love. So the task of Uranus at this eclipse is to disrupt, to upset, to rupture attachments: we get the wake-up call. There are more important things in this world, and one of the things we may attend is to spread love – selfless love, in thought, word and action in our everyday lives.

The lunar eclipse happens in Aries. Being the first house, Aries has affect on personality, the brain, eyes, strength of presence, initiative, and dynamism. The eclipse occurs in Bharani nakshatra, the home of the passive feminine power. Bharani is ruled by Venus, and the deva is Yama, God of Death, and brother of Lord Shani Bhagavan. During an eclipse, Bharani’s feminine power can turn to the devouring feminine, the witch, the bitch, the shrew, for, with this nakshatra we have to face both dark and light, each side of the feminine energy which is within us – and in our unconscious. Facing the unconscious involves the process of death and rebirth.

This eclipse takes place in the 12th house. Significations of the 12th house include detainment, hospitalisation, imprisonment, the sanatorium, the monastic retreat and sanctuary, loss of wealth, and loss of the wealth of connections with the external world. Think of this as a time of transformation, a time of letting go, a time of releasing that which no longer serves you, that which ties you down and prevents your personal advance. A well-known spiritual leader told, Life is change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. Personal progress and spiritual advance requires a level of self awareness, discrimination and detachment. Look to what is holding you back among your attitudes, thoughts, possessions, beliefs and above all, your habits. An eclipse in the 12th house is a time when you can look very closely at your habits and see what you can release within you.


Lunar eclipse seen at the South Pole
Lunar eclipse seen at the South Pole

At this time of eclipse we have Mars retrograde in the second house, and about to pass from Gemini to Taurus. We have Jupiter retrograde in Pisces, the 11th house, magnifying social media, peer groups and connections in the circles that you move in. Jupiter will not go direct until November 23. We have Saturn in dignity, in Dhanishta nakshatra, ruled by Mars. With 8th drishti, Mars has an aspect on Saturn during this eclipse; Sun and Mercury have equally strong aspects, so we say that while Saturn is somewhat under aspect, in Dhanishta Saturn advocates spiritual wealth. This is acquired by selfless work, letting go of ego and working with compassion.

In the 6th house, the house where we have our enemies – those who work against us, those who disrespect us, those who would complain against us and drag us down. This is the house of debts, humiliation, enemies, surgery, illness, operations and community service. During this eclipse we have four planets in Libra: Ketu, Mercury, a debilitated Sun, and Venus. A debilitated Sun means we have some weakness, some leaking of energy, some internal deprivation of our personality, our face to the world, our dynamism, our energy interacting with others. It is good during the Sun’s debilitation to chant one or another Surya mantra: Surya ashtakam, Surya gayatri or Surya mantram. This functions to nurture our inner Sun in the sky of the heart and to nurture the internal energy within.

Mercury is combust the Sun, 100% combust. Generally planets function better if located some distance from the Sun. Combustion of Mercury affects communications, learning, speech, eloquence, clear thinking, clarity of thought, and all intellectual pursuits. There are two impacts with Venus and combustion in Libra: Venus is Lord of Libra, so the affairs of Libra / Tula will be afflicted for some time, perhaps another month. This scopes to include balance, compromise, agreements, settlements, deal-making, match-making and mutual agreement. During the time of eclipse – and for a time afterwards, it is best if we do not make important decisions, sign big, significant contracts, and make important life-changing adjustments to our routine. Venus can also be depleted of graciousness at this time. We will have to make extra effort to be sweet and nice to others – all others – at a time when we feel least like it. A time of eclipse is also a time when we can take time out and take care of our own selves, our own inner graciousness. Takes effort.

The Navamsa

Eclipses affect everyone, whatever the age bracket. So here, we speak a word to those in their senior years: the eclipse – again – is in the Aries – Libra axis, affecting relationships, communications and wealth of harmony as it applies to children, grandchildren, extended family, like this. For those in their senior years, the Sun is exalted; the eclipsed Moon is aspected by Saturn and conjunct Mars who is retrograde. This may be a time of family friction, and the friction may last – perhaps – a month or so, as you understand that the effects of eclipse can destroy matters of a sign, a house, for up to six months. Exalted Sun gives strong personality, strong mind. Moon aspected by Saturn says “go slow”. The divine advice is to keep your peace, speak truthfully and follow dharma. If the truth will hurt people, then be obliging and speak in a way that does not hurt others.

Blood Moons may Look Red

In recent years, the term Blood Moon has become popular when referring to Total Lunar Eclipses. When the Earth eclipses a full Moon, the direct sunlight is blocked, but the sun’s rays still light up the moon. This light, however, has travelled through the Earth’s atmosphere first, and sometimes causes the totally eclipsed Moon to look red or brownish.




Animation of the 2015 April 4 total lunar eclipse. The moon travels eastward through the Earth’s penumbra (light outside shadow) and umbra (dark inner shadow) shadow. The yellow line depicts the ecliptic – Earth’s orbital plane. Although the moon, at least in part, spends about 3.5 hours within the umbra, it is only totally submerged in the umbra (dark shadow) for a short while, or less than 5 minutes.

Ring the Changes

It has been taught that since Lord Krishna left the Earth, more than 5000 wars have been fought on earth, in many, many lands. There are very, very few lands that have not experienced organised warfare, rapine, pillage, plunder and senseless death caused by blood-lust.

The Earth is moving into the 5th Dimension, and the Stargates are opening, and assistance is given to all who ASK for that assistance. One may ask for the highest possible Cosmic Being to come and assist – and assistance will be given.

Full Moons and eclipses are times of intense energies. While some animals may howl at the moon, this simply tells us that the energies are very, very high, and we may take advantage of this to Ring the Changes all over the Earth our Mother and provide her with assistance necessary for grounding of the new energies. We ought to do such service to the Earth our Mother, for where would we be without the Earth? Where would we live and breath, eat and rest, work and play, enjoy the beauty and weep for the suffering? The Earth our Mother gives us water, grains, foods, heat and cold, sustenance and nurturance, So it is good to pause from time to time and give to Mother Earth.

Full Moons, New Moons, Eclipses – these are the best times to pause, to meditate, to ground the energies on the Earth and give assistance to Mother Earth in these times of change, transition, ascension. Souls are experiencing confusion at the awakening energies within, and help is needed. We may give such help to the Earth, ring the changes, help the souls awakening by meditating – in groups or alone, whatever feels right for them.

The Mystery School

In the Mystery School, the light being Jalarm gave the following answer to a question about meditation and eclipses:

Jalarm: “I would encourage everybody to follow what they feel is right in their hearts. Because there are so many individuals upon this Earth: it is important for them to know what feels right for them – so it is not a good idea to say, “You must do this, or you must do that!” It is important that everybody follow, indeed in a way of uniting, that does not have to be divided by a wall, or a house, or even er, a temple or a church. It can be inside or outside. It is a choice – but it is important that the intent goes out and joins at a level of consciousness that it will achieve what everybody is aiming at, at this time. And I say Everybody because even though there are many who are conscious of what they are doing – there are many who are not readily conscious of it but they still desire Peace on Earth.

Everyone does not want to see their children destroyed – everyone has an innate feeling of wanting to protect and to live and that is born into everyone on this Earth. So I think if you concentrate upon that, you will understand that it is not important to separate this or that, but rather for the intent to go out. For even the indigenous peoples for aeons of time have lived without walls but they still are able to relate to the Source of All Creation. You understand.

Because the intent will go out and touch many other souls that live in other parts of the world at this time, but at another part of their souls … they lived in areas where there was internecine war, conflict, blood-letting and senseless slaughter – these remain in the soul memory and may be cleared, wherever there is the need. Mediation, prayer, sending love and light, intentions: these are your contributions to Ascension, to making this world a better place for all to live in Peace. We may do soul work and benefit not only the Earth our Mother – we may and will benefit souls with the memories of violence and warfare.

red moon

The Eclipse is a time of greatly raised energies which we may use to help Earth and many souls …

Coda: that which is magnified…

It is well known in astrological circles that eclipses have effect not only on the mind, but also on the fire within, the digestion, and there is a spiritual dimension to eclipses also. Prayers, mantras, rosaries, anything that is offered up is multiplied manifold during the time of the eclipse. Prayer, meditation, sending light and healing to the Earth, to all peoples in all dimensions on Earth during an eclipse is multiplied 100,000 times. Hence, it is good to take the opportunity of this full moon – eclipse and seek to clear the wall of darkness within the intellectual and spiritual domains of the human. Rules are not important; intention, and the motivation within the heart is what is important. Offer some time for the spiritual welfare of all on this planet, and allow the Higher Cosmic Beings to take this energy where it is most needed at this point in time. Multiplied 100,000 times, mankind and those who live in fear and suffering, would benefit from your effort.


the many colours of the moon
It took 10 years for the photographer Marcella Julia Pace to capture these 48 colours of the Moon



Image Credits: Aman Chokshi, Marcella Julia Pace


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