This month, we’re blessed to be able to witness again a spectacular cosmic phenomenon: a Super Blood Moon Eclipse!
Wow, what a mouthful. But what exactly is it?
A Super Moon is a full moon that sees the moon’s position on its elliptical orbit as being at the perigee - also known as its closest distance from the Earth - resulting in a seemingly larger-than-usual size of the lunar disk as viewed from the Earth. The technical or astronomical name for this is the perigee syzygy, which is even harder to pronounce... now we know why the term “Super Moon” is favoured!
As we know, the moon’s gravitational pull has significant impact on the Earth, and as children of the Earth, we would definitely feel it too, especially if the Moon is closer to us than usual. We may feel a little moonstruck, or shaken; after all, the Moon has such an impact on the tides and our geomagnetic activity. During this time, it would serve us well to do lots of grounding.
The “Blood” in Super Blood Moon may seem a little grim but it actually just refers to the Moon turning red during an eclipse. This occurs because the Moon is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere. During an eclipse, the Moon is fully in Earth’s shadow. At the same time, a little bit of light from Earth’s sunrises and sunsets falls on the surface of the moon. Because the light waves are stretched out, they look red. It’s not as scary as it sounds, although the Blood Moon has quite the reputation of being a bad omen. The Bible states,
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord.” (Joel 2:31)
Perhaps during an eclipse it is a good time to turn our thoughts inwards, to seek redemption and to humble ourselves to the Divine. The eclipse presents an opportune moment to meditate and reflect on our place in the Universe.
Join us at our first Full Moon Sleepscape this new year for a special Super Blood Moon edition. This month’s we’re having a six hour session that augments yoga, aromatherapy, and sound therapy to take you into a deep slumber. Come align your Chakras, drink organic Peruvian cacao tea, practice meditation and immerse in the sound of both ancient and modern musical instruments - Didgeridoo, Paiste Gongs, Crystal bowls and Handpans.
View the full itinerary below:
22:00 Movie Night (optional)
01:00 Cacao tea reception
01:15 Aroma Yin
01:45 Chakra cleanse
02:00 Full Moon Sleepscape
06:00 Sunrise Flow
Come experience magic! Limited spots only! Rsvp today!
PS. If you are arriving early, you are welcome to join us for movie night prior to Full Moon Sleepscape. We recommend that you bring along your silk pyjamas for this special event. We will be serving popcorn for movie night, Peruvian teas, ginger cookies and light breakfast.