I am NO expert on moon phases and how they effect us. I defer you to my personal Moon Maven or Chani Nicholas if you want an expert.

I just want to give everyone a heads up some big things are headed our way.

Tomorrow, we will experience:

(Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images)

  • a blood moon
  • a full lunar eclipse in Aquarius
  • retrograde(s) beginning…yes…that’s PLURAL

This particular eclipse will occur  when the moon is at 4-5 degrees of Aquarius, opposing the Sun at 4-5 degrees Leo and will be a total Lunar eclipse. People in Europe, South America, Australia and parts of Africa and Asia will be able to see this eclipse. Sorry North Americans, it’ a no go for us, but we WILL be able to FEEL all the energy it creates.

Cafeastrology is one of my favorite places to check out for a “Moon Info for Dummys” perspective:

“This lunar eclipse in Aquarius is bound to thrust us into a state of heightened awareness of flaws in our friendships, attitudes towards others, and group activities. The Aquarius moon is detached, impersonal, humanitarian, progressive and intellectual. Even so, decisions made now are emotionally-driven. Some of us will be irritable and won’t know exactly why. Others will be moved to make declarations or share revelations. Still others will be walking around in a kind of daze, seeing only what they want to see while their common sense or objectivity is temporarily “eclipsed.

This is a Leo-Aquarius (meaning the sun is currently in Leo) axis of the sun and moon and can be viewed as one of several cosmic pushes regarding the themes it is stimulating. This is a time to clear up past patterns that have been holding us back from personal fulfillment. The greater awareness of problems and especially lack or flaws in our relationships that have been stimulated with recent eclipses can motivate us to take action.”

Makes you look forward to the upcoming days, huh?

To best prepare yourself, it’s good for you to KNOW your natal chart. You can get a very personalized and explained chart here. If this eclipse aligns with a planet in your chart, you will probably feel its intensity more than others. This is why it is good to know your chart–and to prepare. Eclipses can trigger major changes in your life–everywhere from relationships to work and daily routines.


So, the past couple of days I have been addressing my intentions and goals and really looking deep into them. And I’m preparing myself for any upheaval that may head my way.

  • Meditate (I say all the time you need to get into good headspace)
  • Essential Oils
  • Study Your Natal Chart

Oh look. A subject I DO know!! Essential oils.

I use a roller bottle filled with the Retrograde Recipe. I highly recommend you do the same. If you need to order oils, click here.


9 drops of Frankincense

9 drops of Lemongrass

9 drops of Myrrh

9 drops of Marjoram

9 drops of Ylang Ylang

Top with carrier oil

If you can get your hands on some quartz crystals, I recommend adding them to your blend. Quartz is a master healer and can be used for any condition. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. It harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.

I don’t know about you, but I could use all the help I can get…

I found some nifty roller bottles with crystals already in them here. (You’re welcome )

So go on. Set intentions…or hell, maybe it’s time to let go of some and start over. Grab your oils and embrace stillness and silence. Learn your natal charts. And hang on for the ride.

Finally, I encourage you to go check out these horoscopes–because they are mind blowing and inspirational!

Once you’ve gotten yourself ready–comment and let me know what the planetary shifts have in store for you!


Written by Shay Rafferty
I help families shift to living live a life of wellness and abundance by using natural, plant-based products.