Expect changes, plot twists on the January 2018 supermoon, eclipse

Monch the Mystic

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Expect changes, plot twists on the January 2018 supermoon, eclipse
Here's what the stars are saying you should do on January 31

January 31 brings us a Supermoon and Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo.

A super what? The supermoon, a term coined by astrologer Richard Noelle in 1979, is “a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.” As a result, la luna’s surface appears a lot bigger when a supermoon occurs, producing – as astrologers believe – particularly higher or lower tides. The term is now widely used in the astronomical community as well as in popular culture (see: Sophie Hunger’s music video below).


Many people also call it a “blue moon” for the reason that it will be the second of two full moons in one calendar month. In addition to that, the skies will also be staging a total lunar eclipse.

Brace yourself for big changes, bold moves, and plot twists.

The word eclipse comes from the Greek word “ekleipsis” meaning “to leave behind and to abandon” and that’s exactly what can be experienced in this Lunar Eclipse.

Eclipses are heralds of change, speeding up our abilities to manifest, revealing data that’s been hidden in the shadows – particularly the true character of someone else and expediting the end of situations that we’ve outgrown. They happen 4 to 6 times a year, bringing sudden changes and turning points to our lives. The eclipse’s effects can be felt more intensely for 3 to 5 days before and after the actual event but it usually lasts months before and months after. If you’ve been delaying an issue, an eclipse forces you to make a decision, and sweeps away things that aren’t “meant to be” to help open up space for the new.

Change might sound scary, but it’s not as bad as we think. With the supermoon and eclipse coming soon, here are 3 things to keep in mind for the coming days:

1. Listen, really listen.

At this time, we are advised to expect the unexpected so instead of making big actions and acting on our impulses, it is better to listen and respond to others’ messages. Astrologer Susan Miller writes that “if you act under an eclipse, your plan would not work out quite the way you expected and it will likely not be to your advantage.” That’s why it is best to consider the ideas of others at eclipse time and and not make decisions of your own at that time. Lunar eclipses, more often than not make, us more emotional and sentimental, asking us to look back at our experiences and what has contributed to who were are at present.

2. Keep your schedule light and elastic.

During this time, urgent things may come up that will need your immediate attention – a career breakthrough, a promotion, a marriage. These are the dates we usually long remember, marking major turning points. You may see your life change so rapidly that it is advised to get extra help or hire helpers in your personal life if you’re already feeling overwhelmed.

3. Let go of the extra baggage.

During this eclipse, sift through your closet and storage spaces and pull out objects that you aren’t and probably won’t be using anymore. Rather than hoarding for the rainy day that will never come, consider giving them to a loved one or donating to a charity. It is also time to examine your relationships and release the ones that are no longer good for you. Letting go can send a powerful message to the universe that you have faith in your ability to attract abundance in ways that are right for you.

“Three things cannot be long hidden,” said the Buddha. “The Sun, the moon, and the truth.”

Whatever the eclipse unravels for you this season, remember that they are there to help project you. Always be grateful for the truth.

Check this link out to view the eclipse tomorrow at moonrise. – Rappler.com

Monica Lopez Gamboa, also known as Monch the Mystic, completed Debra Silverman’s Online Astrology Program in April 2016 and has been giving readings since. Her dream is that one day the entire country (and the world!) will be able to speak the language of the stars, not as taboo, but as an avenue for self-awareness and self-actualization. Book a reading with Monch on her website.


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