WITH the first eclipse of the season and ballsy blood moon happening today,it's fair to say this month is full on.
Coinciding with the country's return to indoor socialising and drinking Aperol with our sandals on, we're excited to see what it brings.
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Feeling all the feels
We really need to talk about the eclipse. The first one of the year happens today (May 26) and it's lunar, total and falls under the sign of Sagittarius.
Over several hours, the Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, causing it to darken and usually become reddish in colour.
An eclipse occurs when the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow, with Earth being located between the moon and the sun.
The last total lunar eclipse seen in the UK took place on January 21, 2019.
It was referred to as a Super Wolf Blood Moon – because it was a supermoon, a total eclipse and a full moon, with the given name Wolf.
The red colour comes from sunlight filtering through Earth’s atmosphere – a ring of light created by all the sunrises and sunsets happening around our planet at that time.
The UK hasn’t experienced a total lunar eclipse since two years ago, and unfortunately it won't see this one.
We'll have to wait until next year for that – it's claimed the next total lunar eclipse visible from the UK will be on 16 May, 2022 and will last for 41 minutes.
The best places to see the celestial phenomenon this year include Australia, parts of the western US, western South America and Southeast Asia .
Not only is this a spectacular event to witness, it's also extremely important astrologically whether you can see it or not.
We'll all be up in our feelings so let's take a look at how each sign will be affected.
List of 12 star signs
The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below.
- Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
- Aquarius: January 21 – February 18
- Pisces: February 19 – March 20
- Aries: March 21 – April 20
- Taurus: April 21 – May 21
- Gemini: May 22 – June 21
- Cancer: June 22 – July 22
- Leo: July 23 – August 23
- Virgo: August 24 – September 22
- Libra: September 23 – October 23
- Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
- Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21
Eclipses serve up a strange type of commotion, so don’t be surprised if there's changes to your friend or love group this month.
These adjustments can sometimes feel a bit raw, but they're always for the best in the long run.
Lady luck could be smiling on you during this eclipse, Taurus.
If you've been thinking about a more high profile job, now's the time to get yourself out there.
People want to help you out now, so make sure you help yourself and present yourself in the best light.
Polish that profile, know how amazing you are and the rest will follow.
This eclipse is all aboutyour health zone. You know you feel better about yourself when you exercise, Cancer.
If your lockdown leggings have become a little snug, download that fitness app and work it girl.
Your ambitions increase, and you feel more determined than ever to reach your goals, Leo.
You need to lose the sight of the shore though. Say goodbye to the past, thank it for it's given you and move on up.
Your living situation may change during this period, Virgo.
Perhaps you need to relocate for work or finally realise that city living isn't for you. Whatever you decide, your MI5-level attention to detail will stand you in good stead.
This is a seriouslypowerful time to tell your truth, Libra.
All we would say is do it with tact and care and chances are you'll feel a lot freer for having done so.
This eclipse could signal a change of position in your career.
Maybe you bag that promotion or realise that deep down you just want to work in a cake shop. We don't blame you!
This eclipse is in your sign Sagittarius so be prepared for travel, study and living life on the edge.
You may feel drained by all the possibilities life is giving you but that's just excitement in disguise!
Is it time to let go of what no longer serves you, Capricorn.
You’ll reach a turning point this eclipse and never look back on anything that was bit meh.
Ask the universe for what you want now, Aquarius.
Someone you meet nowcould turn out to be an important part of your life.
Some important reward or recognition may come your way, Pisces.
Remember to pace yourself though, because this eclipse is going to be powerful!
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