The total solar eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 and spanned across the entirety of the United States has the power to make positive change in your life for years to come. While the energy at the exact moment of the total eclipse was most potent, the vibrations of that event will be palpably felt for the coming six months.
Eclipses are about both shadow and light. Consciousness and unconsciousness. Lumination and mystery.
The significance of the moon blocking out the sun has been feared for millennia. Ancient cultures saw this event as an omen of doom, change, and chaos. But in our modern times, we see this as a spectacle to be respected and honored as divine. The moon was in the astrological sign of Leo as is passed across the sun, and that is symbolic of power, light, reign, and royalty.
Solar eclipses are also thought to uncover the depths of emotions that we store in our physical and energetic bodies. Emotions are energy and we are really good at hiding from emotional energy that is uncomfortable, painful, or threatening. To avoid dealing with this sticky energy, we store emotions, memories, and events within so that we don’t have to bring them into the light and face them.
The beautiful things about a solar eclipse, however, is that we are forced to face that which we’ve been hiding from. The proverbial rug is pulled out from under us and we are left with a bare floor and mounds of emotions on it. While this may seem like a harsh thing for the universe to throw at you when we're comfortably hiding from what’s under the rug, we are forced to face our shadows and darkness to ascend and change our energy.
When we hold on to baggage, we don’t have a hand to grab an opportunity that aligns with our purpose and truth. But with a clear consciousness and a light heart, we are not only able to take advantage of opportunities, but we are also more likely to create our reality through visualization and manifestation.
So how can you work with this energy to eradicate your demons from the darkness and move back into the light?
How to Change Your Energy with the Solar Eclipse
Every single person will feel the effects of this solar eclipse, whether you are conscious of it or not. In order to amplify the potential this event provides, there are some simple things you can do to change your energy with the power of the solar eclipse:
Be a lone wolf: Spend time alone over the next couple days and weeks and reflect on memories, emotions, and thoughts you have that hold you back or keep you living in fear. Addressing things hiding in the darkness will bring them to the light. All you have to do is start with awareness of their existence and they immediately lose a significant amount of power. This is your superpower. Just be aware.
Jot it down: Words are power and energy. They have the potential to bring things to light that have been hiding and they have have the capability of healing you. Writing is a transformative practice that creates a bridge between the heart and the head when you need clarity. If you don’t have a journaling practice, this is a good time to give it a shot. Even just 10 minutes a day can help. Not sure what to write? Just sit down, put the pen to the paper and let it all come out. No one is going to read this but you so open yourself up to the magic of your own words.
Think before you speak: This is a time of potential conflict in communication as there is a lot coursing through us and around us. And as you uncover emotions within yourself, you may also witness the messy uncovering of things in those around you. This is a good time to pause and take a breath before you speak. Be gentle with yourself and others. Don’t jump to conclusions and keep your head cool by breathing deeply through your nose. Think about what you want to say and speak with intention.
The energy of the total solar eclipse will span through the end of 2017 and into 2018, so this is a major time to get clear on what you want your life to look like and move towards that with intentional action. You may need to remove yourself from some situations, relationships, and prior commitments if they are not inline with your purpose and direction. And that’s ok. Stay true to yourself and your intentions and you’ll begin to see that you’re exactly where you need to be. This is changing your energy. This is intentional living.