Hello my beautiful moon ladies (and gents)!! So excited to be re-launching my blog on the total solar eclipse, August 21, 2017.
This is the second of two back-to-back Leo new moons. The current cosmic energy can already be felt, and it is HUGE. Although there is some misconception surrounding these supercharged phenomena, the hype that they can bring unexpected change is true. But there is nothing to be scared about.
As a Leo, I could not be more excited to have this eclipse happen on a new moon in my sun sign. Leo is ruled by the sun- the center of our solar system, and rules the heart- the center organ of our bodies. This will definitely be a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART. It is the first to be visible coast-to-coast in North America since 1979.
Eclipses are just one of the many channels through which the universal collective vibration is raised at a faster pace. During eclipse times, energetic downloads push us to become more in tune with our soul’s purpose, whether you are aware of it or not. I have been feeling crazy waves of energy and they are only getting stronger. The Leo energy is asking us to connect with our heart's true desires to help us be guided by our inner compass.
A solar eclipse is a beautiful metaphor that happens when the Moon comes between the Earth and the sun blocking the sun’s light from reaching earth and casting its shadow. In astrology, the sun represents the eternal self that did not start here and does not finish here on earth. The sun is our immortal part and rules the will to be. When it is temporarily blocked, something in your life is eclipsed and changes.
Solar eclipses tend to create new beginnings and bright new opportunities. However, the changes may take up to 6 months to become obvious. Eclipse energy is most active 7-10 days before and after the date of the eclipse. But remember, the event won’t necessarily happen the day of. In general, solar eclipses symbolize the birth of something new.
It is an ideal time to get clear on what you want. This moment of shadow is also good to reflect on those things that no longer serve you. There is a vortex of energy or eclipse portal that opens up to raise the vibration of the whole world. It is such an awesome time to allow yourself to be astonished and get out of your normal thinking. Tap into this energy with some meditation and be open to receive new ideas in the form of inspiration.
The Leo new moon/solar eclipse is the second of two consecutive new moons to fall in the same sign—the first potent one occurred on July 23, 2017 (my birthday)- so I can testify to be especially feeling this energy like C R A Z Y and I am L O V I N G it.
Your dreams are asking you to bring them to life. Dare to dream in 4D and connect with yourself. Ask your heart what it truly desires, for it will lead you to GREATNESS. Be willing to let go of the old and welcome in the new. Be open to the possibility that what is on the way for you is FAR GREATER than what you could ever imagine.
The Leo energy surrounding this eclipse is all about action and adventure. Please note, you don’t have to be a Leo- this energy is meant for everyone to tap into the power of the heart. Take a bold creative risk. In your business or personal life, make sure that what you are reflecting is authentic. Be willing to put the ego aside and be unapologetically yourself, that is the coolest you will ever be. Add something that sparks passion into your life, like a new hobby. Create goals with your soul (seriously recommend Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map). Be a rebel. Be playful. Play is your way to joy. Release your inner child and remember life is all about the moments that leave us in awe.
This current wave of eclipses fall in the Leo-Aquarius axis from Feb 2017 - January 2019. Leo rules the self and ego- the need to be self-centered and praised as an individual- while Aquarius rules the collective teamwork energy. Like I said, regardless of your sign, everyone will have some work to do around these energetic themes.
- This eclipse is the perfect day to shower yourself with self-love. Go to yoga class, buy yourself some beautiful flowers or have a super relaxed bubble bath with essential oils. It is all about spending some one-on-one time with your all time favorite persona- YOURSELF.
- Meditate. Take some time to get centered. Grab some crystals like citrine or tigers eye and get clear on what you want.
- Have some friends over and host your very own new moon circle for some soul connection.
- Each lunar cycle is approximately 28 days and begins precisely with this new moon. Begin a reflective daily journal. Let it all out. See how you feel. Take some time to be organic with your emotions. At the end of the cycle- read all the entries and see what comes up.
- And last but not least, set your intentions. Become clear about what you want and write it down. As you re-read it, feel the vibes from all the good things coming your way!
*Last but not least, I leave you with this chart from the Astro Twins, because who better than them to break this down for us.
Aries: Keeping your maverick spirit alive while still being a team player
Taurus: Pursuing major goals without losing heart and soul
Gemini: Speaking your truth without drowning out other perspectives
Cancer: Keeping things straightforward and simple instead of getting lost in the complex weeds
Leo: Curbing people-pleasing and looking for win-wins instead
Virgo: Becoming curious about people who think differently, instead of judging them
Libra: Standing your ground in the face of groupthink
Scorpio: Learning to be competitive AND compassionate—love thy “enemies”
Sagittarius: Learning to enjoy the process instead of fixating on the grand goal
Capricorn: Exploring the shadows instead of judging by the surface
Aquarius: Remaining grounded in your own life, even while in relationship
Pisces: Trusting your intuition instead of giving the wrong people “one more chance”