You've most likely heard about the Solar Eclipse on Aug 21st. It and all its magic are headed towards us and we in America have the great privilege of witnessing it in its entirety. During a total Solar Eclipse, night becomes day, stars come out, animals get quiet and shadows refract. It’s going to be quite the event! To see the total Eclipse you must be within a 70 mile band that runs from Oregon to South Carolina, otherwise you can see a partial Eclipse from almost any where in America. Wherever you may be, the effects will ripple through the country and the world, affecting us and our more importantly our energy.
Solar Eclipses are essentially supercharged New Moons. They actually only occur on a New Moon, making them the perfect time to give your mind and energy a reset so new intentions can be created and manifested at lightning speed.
Eclipses have no timeline, changes and shifts can happen in a blink of the eye and anything is truly possibly if you just dare to dream it. Things that you thought would take weeks or months can happen overnight, while things you thought would move quickly may drag their heels.
Eclipses are all about alignment. The precise alignment of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are what cause them after all. If things are not precisely aligned in your life, Eclipses will kick them out and make room for what is aligned with your visions. If you find things “not working out” accept that they were not meant to be, move on quickly and regroup. On the other hand, you may find some things working out far beyond what you could imagine. That’s Eclipse magic. Just keep asking yourself “what’s the best that could happen?”
Eclipses are grand opportunities to realize your evolutionary potential. They can provide you with insight to the reason you were put on this planet. You may experience “hits” of inspiration around the Eclipse that give you glimpses of what your soul truly craves. You may learn things about yourself you never knew before but now completely resonate with you. Are you making the best out of your human experience. Or are you just plugging along, going through the motions of a life your soul is only half in? Eclipses create portals that allow you to shift into a life that fulfills your destiny.
The most important thing to remember during this Eclipse season, is to stay out of fear. The Eclipse itself (day to night) and the energetic shifts it causes can drum up some anxiety and fear in your psyche. Just be aware of this, acknowledge its presence but don’t let it take control of your mind. Minds tend to like familiarity, even if it’s not good for you. When your life begins to shift, the mind can freak out. Calm yourself with meditation, yoga and a gratitude practice. I like to write 3-10 things I’m grateful for every morning, especially during times of change in my life. Staying in gratitude will keep the fear at bay.
Enjoy the process. Eclipses are a magical time for us to interact with and experience the universal energy. Be open, stay out of fear and of course find love in everything you do at this time. If it’s not a resounding yes, it’s a no. Trust yourself, your intuition and trust the universe will support you in taking great leaps of faith. Know you are on the path of living a life aligned with your soul’s purpose.
Lastly, have fun and celebrate this time! It’s an extradorinaiy event that doesn’t happen everyday. It is a great reminder of our vast universe and the immense energy we are exposed to every day. Take the time to enjoy it and play within its beauty.