Today I am going to get into the much anticipated solar eclipse that is occurring on August 21st 2017. If you are unfamiliar with the differences between a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse here is a summary (if you are familiar, scroll down):
A solar eclipse pops up when the moon stands between the Sun and earth, removing the light of the Sun.
Conversely, A lunar eclipse happens when the earth stands between the moon and the Sun, cutting off the light of the Sun from the moon. The moon has no light of her own. She simply reflects the light of the sun. A lunar eclipse just means the moon basically disappears. Lunar eclipses always occur when the moon is full.
To put it in simpler terms, a solar eclipse is basically a new moon on steroids. A lunar eclipse is a full moon on steroids. They have the strength of either three full moons or three new moons. If you follow moon phases, you know the significance of this.
So all that being said, how will these super roided out moons affect us? Generally during eclipses major life events can occur. You may be pushed to buy a house, conceive a child, get engaged….etc. etc you get my drift. Don’t feel bad if none of these monumental moments occur for you though, these are not universal results of an eclipse, it’s just more likely to occur when people are hopped up on eclipse energy.
A BEGINNING AND AN END
During an eclipse something ends and something begins. Maybe you lose a job to start a new one. Maybe one relationship ends and another begins. It may even be as subtle as you decided to end your relationship with your hair that is down to your waist and cut off 10 inches. The point is there is swirling, changing, energy in the universe during an eclipse. A solar eclipse usually brings bright and sunny new beginnings, where a lunar eclipse usually brings an ending.
PEOPLE’S TRUE COLORS COME OUT
During an eclipse people’s true character comes out. Keep your eyes wide open during this period of time. You may see a beautiful warm glow in someone, or you may notice a darkness you didn’t before.
MEN AND WOMEN
Lunar eclipses usually are female and solar eclipses are normally male. What does that even mean??? It means during a lunar eclipse your relationship with women will be impacted more so than men and vice versa during a solar eclipse. Sometimes during a solar eclipse a man will leave you, your dominant male boss may be off putting or hard to deal with, etc. You may even have a falling out with someone and never hear from them again during an eclipse period. Fingers crossed this doesn’t happen! But beware that it could.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THIS UPCOMING SOLAR ECLIPSE
A Solar Eclipse occurs on August 21, 2017, at 28 degrees and 53 minutes of Leo, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 24 to 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius), and approximately 0 to 4 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.
So Libra’s we are in the clear! But that doesn’t mean the solar eclipse won’t impact us all in some way. Lunar and Solar eclipses have a significant impact on us spiritually as you can see from reading above.
KEEP THIS IN MIND! A solar or lunar eclipse is a single act by the heaven’s in one moment, but the affects of it linger. Just like with retrograde, there is energy preceding and following the eclipse. You may experience all good things, all bad things or a combination of both. Just like with any major astronomical event you should take necessary steps to protect and guide yourself through this important period of time.
CRYSTALS AND HERBS FOR AN ECLIPSE
I believe very strongly in the use of crystals and herbs during these times. Your chakra energies may get all sorts of messed up during an eclipse, so for starters its best to have at least a chakra set of stones. If you don’t have a complete set at the very least you should have a crystal or stone for your crown and your root. My preferred crystals are clear quartz for the crown and red jasper for the root. Amethyst is a great universal stone for protection and guidance. Some herbs that can be used during an eclipse are Sage (duh…always Sage), Comfrey for protection during travels, Red Sandalwood for prosperity during an eclipse, Frankincense for cleansing and protection, Hibiscus for love protection and guidance, and Rosemary for general protection. My method of utilizing herbs is either by combining them with Pink Himalayan sea salt in a pouch and sleep with it under my pillow and carry it in my purse or a spell bottle which is more pretty to look at, but more difficult to carry around. A spell bottle can be buried in your front yard though and protect your whole household.
The universe is going to have it’s way with you during an eclipse one way or the other. All you can do is buckle up for the ride and manifest the good! Avoid negative thinking at all costs during this period of transformation. Good luck and I will see you on the other side!