What Tonight's Super Blood Moon Means for Your New Year's Intentions

Astronomy and astrology enthusiasts alike are gearing up for a major celestial event tonight, as a super blood wolf moon lights up the sky around 9:30 p.m. Witchy connotations aside, the name actually denotes a lunar eclipse that coincides with the first full moon of the year, coloring it red. Since it's a supermoon—which means that the moon is orbiting particularly close to Earth—we'll get a particularly high-def display. For all of these events to align on a single night is a pretty rare event—one that we won't see for another 18 years.

Aside from the sheer wow factor (especially if your local weather forecast calls for clear skies), astrologists (and psychologists) view this event as the perfect opportunity to check in with yourself and reassess the goals you set for yourself at the start of 2019.

"Eclipses are incredible for removing emotional clutter from our lives," says astrologist Rose Theodora. "Use this as an opportunity to let go of the areas in your life which are no longer working." Since New Year's tends to push us into a highly transitional mindset, tonight's eclipse might feel like a continuation of that mindset and an invitation to lean into the intentions that are really working for you thus far (even if we're only three weeks into 2019).