Tonight is the longest lunar eclipse of the past 100 years, and on top of that, it will occur during a blood moon. Mars will also be at it’s brightest, so you will be able to see not one, but two large red objects in the sky! This phenomenon will be visible from most of the eastern hemisphere, but not everyone will be able to see it. The eclipse happens during daylight hours in North America, so, sadly, almost everyone here will miss it. However, while not visible everywhere, the blood moon eclipse can still affect us all. What changes energetically during the blood moon? Are there essential oils you should be using during the blood moon? Let’s find out!

Why is it Called a Blood Moon?

During a full eclipse, the moon is completely in the Earth’s shadow. At the same time, a little bit of light from sunrises and sunsets falls on the surface of the moon. The light waves stretch out and cause the moon’s surface to appear red. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon, making them pretty rare, so this one is extra special since it is happening during the blood moon. The moon will be in perfect alignment with the sun and Earth on Friday, with Earth blocking the sun’s beams from reflecting on the moon.

Moon Energy

The moon is thought to have a feminine, inward facing energy compared to the sun’s outward, masculine energy. We currently have five planets in retrograde and this lunar eclipse is supposed to make things much more intense. This can be a perfect time to try a new project or take on a new path, but it may also bring emotional turmoil. The moon pulls on the earth’s gravitational field which can cause dramatic changes in our hearts and minds just like the tides of the ocean.

Essential Oils for the Blood Moon

Before selecting an essential oil for the blood moon, I encourage you to first consider your emotional health and well-being. Do a quick meditation to center and relax your mind. Scan the body from head to toe and simply bring awareness to any areas that need additional attention.

If you’re feeling anxious or ungrounded, try applying patchouli essential oil to the soles of the feet or diffusing cedarwood and orange essential oils. If you are feeling the feminine pull of the moon, apply feminine oils such as ylang ylang or rose to the wrists. Feeling a bit down? Lavender essential oil can brighten the mood.

I also love the protective energy that the blend White Angelica offers during these times of stress and change. Since this blood moon falls on an air sign day (Aquarius), it is an especially good time for Aquarians to make changes and shifts to be healthier. So in order to empower this momentum, I made a roll on with the Believe essential oil blend.

Here’s a Recipe for My Blood Moon Roll On


10 drops angelica

6 drops grand fir

Fractionated coconut oil

Moonstone Roller Ball


Combine essential oils in a roller ball and fill with fractionated coconut oil. Attach moonstone roller ball. Roll on as often as needed.

My fellow Aquarians! Hop on over and check out my blog post on Aquarius personalities for some tips to get in touch with yourself and to better know how to care for yourself during this eclipse!

Want to make more DIYs? Come check out this post on how to make a Friendship Roll On.