Just before dawn this Saturday, 4-4-15,
the April Full Moon (sometimes called the
Fish Moon, signifying the spawning shad of
many varieties) passes into the Earth’s
shadow, becoming the third Blood Moon
of the last twelve months (the most recent
prior Blood Moon fell on October 2014’s
This date also marks the beginning of Judaic
Passover, which deals with a plague of death
upon first-born sons; also Easter Vigil of the
Christian tradition – for Lutherans,
representative of Christ’s descent into, and
suffering within, Hell. Both of these religious
connotations are rather dark in nature,
adding depth to the Blood reference of the
The totality of this eclipse lasts just a few
minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of
this century. Once that veil brushes past this
Moon’s face, her position within the
constellation of Libra (seeker of eternal
balance) immediately shifts the pendulum
toward a laser focus on anything blocking
forward motion and progress. Expect
to ruminate through a feeling of
suspended animation during the 24 hours
immediately after the eclipse runs its course,
followed by extreme action or surprising insight.
Prepare to feel a surge of creative energy to
slay demons you hadn’t even yet noticed.
Embrace the change. Enjoy the unexpected.
Bask in the renewal; find gratitude that
the Blood was shed for you . . . not by you.
That’s what this season is all about.