November Full Beaver Blood Moon + Total Lunar Eclipse
This November's Full Beaver Blood Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse will begin at 12:02 a.m. PST on 11/8/2022 when the moon begins to enter the outermost region of Earth's shadow.
Even more than last year, this year’s moon cycle has extra spiritual significance given that it’s also a full lunar eclipse (last year it was a partial eclipse).
It also closes out the eclipse season of 2022. Eclipses often bring massive shifts, sudden endings, or powerful emotional surges that force us to let go of things and shift our gears.
There are moments in time you really need to shake things up—whether you’re ready to or not. This is one of those moments. Beloved, it's time to prepare yourself for a dash of much-needed change coming your way.
Ways to prepare, honor, and activate this week thru 11/22/22:
1: Release tension. Consider setting aside time for guided meditations, deep breathwork, or yoga to keep grounded and centered in your body. Letting go of the tension and control over the outcome will help YOU welcome the change.
2: Invest time outside - even if it’s a short walk. Use your senses to observe all the messages our Creator is giving you to start slowing down for Winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
Leaves changing color.
Rain cleansing the world and helping start the decay process for the leaves that are falling... and inspiring mushrooms to surface.
Fall/Winter flowers starting to bloom.
Maybe even the first snowfall - depending on where you live.
3: If you enjoy journaling, take some time to contemplate these prompts:
🔥 Was there a time when you wished for what you have now?
🔥 Have you celebrated the abundance you have and the powerful way you manifested what you already have?
🔥 What is your favorite soul-filling activity that fills you with JOY? When was the last time you did it?
🔥 Imagine you’ve suddenly become the dream version of yourself you’ve always wanted to become. Describe in detail what that looks like, feels like, and what that looks like on a daily basis. What are you prioritizing? What can you change now to become that dream version of yourself?
🔥 Which of the following words resonates the most with you? Take some time to write out why you feel this way.
4: Turn your bathing time into an intentional ritual time. Review the above journal prompts, listen to a meditation, or do some breathwork as you soak in the tub. Check out my post on how to prepare a magical bath.
When you drain the water, repeat this:
I am thankful for all of the abundance.
Tonight, I release all that no longer serves my calling
I wash it away so I may start anew
Where there is tension, I embrace peace in this process
In perfect time
In perfect alignment
And so it is.
Enjoy soaking in the energy of this month's divine lunar magic!
Curious about other names for the November Full Moon?
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac:
"November’s Moon names highlight the actions of animals preparing for winter and the onset of the colder days ahead. Digging (or Scratching) Moon, a Tlingit name, evokes the image of animals foraging for fallen nuts and shoots of green foliage, and of bears digging their winter dens. The Dakota and Lakota term Deer Rutting Moon refers to the time when deer are seeking out mates and the Algonquin Whitefish Moon describes the spawning time for this fish.
In reference to the seasonal change of November, this Moon has been called the Frost Moon by the Cree and Assiniboine peoples and the Freezing Moon by the Anishinaabe—for good reason, as winter is right around the corner!"
If we share Celtic bloodlines, you'll love that they call it the Darkest Depths Moon.
For my fellow lovers of all things Vikings (sæll, Uhtred!) - they call it Slaughter or Butcher Month.
For a list of even more Native American Moon names, check out American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association’s article here or Western Washington University’s article here.