Total Eclipse of the Sun

Is anyone else feeling burned-out? 

I didn’t share what I wrote yesterday. I couldn’t tell if it made any sense. My head pounded. My throat hurt. I was pushing myself too hard. I closed my laptop and went dark for a day. 

Today there will be a New Moon and total solar eclipse in Leo at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Every New Moon is a chance for a mysterious new beginning. The symbol of healing, imagination and regeneration goes dark, and we go forward in trust until it gets brighter and clearer. But today’s New Moon will also block the sun. Woah. Symbolically, that could be pretty scary. 

Can it also be comforting? 

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The Aquarius Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

What’s the symbolism of full moonlight being obstructed for almost two hours? Can that be a good thing? 

I notice my mind racing this morning. I saw some aggressive and unpredictable driving during my commute. Maybe we can all benefit from a moment to chill. 

The full moon can be unsettling. We can feel separated from what we hoped for during the new moon. We can see what hasn't come to pass. We can see what's out of our control.  

What's behind all of our emotion today? The eclipse gives us an opening for shadow work. The shadow of the Leo sun includes pride, stubbornness, arrogance, hiding, or ego. In the shadow of the Aquarius moon lies rigidity, defiant isolation, mob mentality, or complete detachment: “Who cares? Whatever. I’m over it. I give up." Even the earth has a shadow: sacrificing our essence and imagination to what’s practical or day-to-day, forgetting to reach and dream. 

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