Next week, the Moon will “extinguish” our Sun for a brief time. A small strip of the North American continent will be aligned just so, and when the Moon moves between our Earth and Sun, it will cover the entire Sun, turning morning into night.
I have fantasized about seeing a total solar eclipse ever since I read Annie Dillard’s description of one many years ago:
“The second before the sun went out we saw a wall of dark shadow come speeding at us. We no sooner saw it than it was upon us, like thunder. It roared up the valley. It slammed our hill and knocked us out. It was the monstrous swift shadow cone of the moon. I have since read that this wave of shadow moves 1,800 miles an hour. Language can give no sense of this sort of speed—1,800 miles an hour. It was 195 miles wide. No end was in sight—you saw only the edge. It rolled at you across the land at 1,800 miles an hour, hauling darkness like plague behind it.
…Less than two minutes later, when the sun emerged, the trailing edge of the shadow cone sped away. It coursed down our hill and raced eastward over the plain, faster than the eye could believe; it swept over the plain and dropped over the planet’s rim in a twinkling. It had clobbered us, and now it roared away. We blinked in the light. It was as though an enormous, loping god in the sky had reached down and slapped the Earth’s face.”
The Sky Gods will perform a bit of celestial magic overhead on Monday August 21. I will be heading north tomorrow to experience the totality first hand. I’m looking forward to the show.
How might this magnificent sky show affect us physically, mentally, emotionally?
An annular solar eclipse happens Sunday Feb. 26 as the moon begins anew in watery Pisces. Radical change and chaos is happening all around us — and no place is that more apparent than in the political arena. Fire is stirring up our inner emotional waters much like molten lava roiling up the sea. Now is the time to slow down and breathe!
Change is coming. Pisces, the powerful dreamer, can help us now. Dream often and dream big. Dream of how you want the world to be. Hold your dream for a beautiful new world close and love it into being.
This Leo Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse moves us into a fiery expansive energy. Listen to your heart. Follow its guidance. Get creative. Commit to a cause.
Take action and stoke your inner fire.
Unleash the passion that feeds your Soul.
New Moon in earthy Virgo, sacred keeper of earth cycles, patterns & rhythms.
The energy of this new moon is amplified by a partial solar eclipse.
Perfect time to clear, organize & bring order to your life.
Want to Go Deep into Virgo Mysteries?
Meditate or journey to the Virgin Priestess
Ask her for guidance, insight, healing.
How can you make space for more Soul in your life?
Istanbul bombing, Brussels bombing…
The entire world seems to be stirred up and on edge.
What we need right now is calm and peace.
Turn off your phone and computer.
Find a quiet place and sit.
Breathe in the quiet.
Reconnect with the stillness within you.
Breathe out prayers for peace
And visions of a loving world.