Full Blood Moon and Libra Lunar Eclipse


By: Gaia Staff  |  April 4, 2015

Full Moons like April 4, 2015 are a time of letting go. According to expert Jordan Danae Macbeth of Be Yoga World, “This Full Moon is known as the third of four “Blood Moons.” Also known as “The Four Horsemen” and a “Tetrad,” this is an extraordinary event that takes place every 500 years or so. According to history, every time this has occurred has been a time of HUGE change and tragedy followed by a HUGE triumph.

In addition, today is also a Lunar Eclipse. This eclipse is a powerful time to wipe our slates clean. Think of this as the ultimate cleanse!

You may want to fight and cling to what is leaving you. But the only way out is through letting go. If we want to be healthier, then we have to let go of unhealthy habits.

Being on the mat in meditation or yoga reveals what is necessary for us to evolve. We get to see where we are resistant to change, or where we doubt ourselves and hesitate, which are forms of resistance. Even when we know what we want, if we replay old patterns, we will hold ourselves back. This eclipse knows how to push our buttons, forcing us to face our insecurities and fears. While this is challenging, there is no better time than now to eliminate people and situations that are working against you.

Today, begin by saying I AM READY FOR CHANGE. Use the transformational energies of the full moon and lunar eclipse as a motivational turning point to move through your fear. Think of this as a mental and emotional cleanse to bring positive changes in your life.

Meet Your Resistance

Joseph Campbell found that there was one crucial moment in every Hero’s Journey and that is the “Call to Adventure.” This is the moment when the hero is living his or her normal life and something changes. At this moment, there is an opportunity to go on a journey.

The question is, does the hero say yes or no?

Every hero says no at first.

Why? It is simple: fear. The hero knows that if she says yes, her life will never be the same. The hero is afraid of change, afraid of risk, afraid of greatness. But being a hero means having courage and moving forward even though you are afraid.

So, consider today a call to one of the greatest adventures of your life! Love yourself, love your day, love your life! ~ Silvia

Journaling Exercises

Use the following writing prompts for your journal to get yourself thinking deeply about what it means to let go and cleanse.

  • Out of all my intentions for this year I am realizing that I need to let go of ____.
  • My fear looks like/ feel like/ acts like/reminds me of____.
  • I am afraid of____.
  • If I wasn’t afraid of what others thought, I would____.

 

Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini, Writer, Happiness Coach, Teacher, Healer
Spiritual Vinyasa * Inspired * Playful * Mystical
Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! Born in Ecuador, raised traveling the globe, she is an adventure junkie, writer, and happiness coach. After a car ran over her, she used yoga to recover physically and emotionally, then owned a Chicagoland yoga studio for 12 years.
Silvia has taught for 20 years, with over12,000 hours of experience. She founded the 10 year old internationally recognized RYT200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Alchemy of Yoga and co-founded Alchemy Tours, through which she leads Yoga Retreats and spiritual adventures worldwide. Silvia firmly believes the Alchemy of Yoga sparks the fire of transformation in everyone!
Silvia has devoted her life to inspiring others to be themselves through kick-ass spirituality. She empowers you to believe that the way you do your yoga becomes the way you live your life. Through peaceful movement on the mat, ordinary spiritual practice supports extraordinary happiness off the mat. Her playful, creative alignment-based Vinyasa Flow teaching style reminds you of your joyful birthright to love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Look for her upcoming book “Happiness Prescriptions” and her weekly The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com. Find her published articles as a Wellness Expert for yoga sites such as GaiamTV, MindBodyGreen, Yoganonymous, and Daily Cup of Yoga. Silvia lives in Seattle near the water and the mountains. She loves making Aperol Spritz while entertaining friends at home, and often helps others redecorate their homes with Soul. She dreams of one day living on a beach “almost” full-time and simplifying her closet by 50%.
Silvia can be reached at:
Websites: www.alchemytours.com or www.silviamordini.com 
Twitter: @alchemytours or  @inspiredyogagal
Facebook: Silvia Mordini
YouTube: Loving Your Day
Instagram: alchemytours


 

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