Eclipse season is here. Occurring approximately every six months, this period of heightened cosmic energy is upon us. Each eclipse season lasts approximately 40 days. As the Spring Equinox approaches, we will witness the first of two equinoxes to occur this month. Believed to be a time of uneasiness and reflection followed by a period of great change, the equinox season is a very powerful time of year.
The Power of the Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, temporarily blocking the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on Earth. On April 20, 2023, people in parts of Australia, including the Northern Territory and Queensland, as well as in Indonesia, specifically on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, and in parts of Sulawesi, will experience a full solar eclipse. Observers in other parts of Australia, as well as in South and East Asia, will be able to see a partial eclipse of the sun.
A solar eclipse can only happen when there is a new moon. The new moon phase is associated with new beginnings. It is a time of rebirth and cleansing; a time when your past, present, and future all align to give you a clear picture of your path going forward.
The energy shift that is associated with the eclipse season begins ten days before the eclipse and lasts ten days after. During this time, you may notice a shift in your thinking about a difficult topic, a newfound motivation to tackle a complicated issue, or a desire to start a new chapter in your life. The power associated with the new moon and the solar eclipse provides the energy needed to make these changes.
The Mystery of the Lunar Eclipse
A solar eclipse is always followed by a lunar eclipse, typically within two weeks. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the Sun and the full Moon, blocking the Sun’s light from reflecting on the Moon. The next lunar eclipse is expected to occur on the night of March 23, 2023, and will be visible from most parts of Asia, Australia, North America, and South America.
The energy of the full moon can control our emotions. When that energy is eclipsed, we are introduced to our more hidden thoughts and feelings. The curtain is pulled back and our darkest fears are exposed. This is a perfect time for deep reflection and exploration of the unconscious barriers we unknowingly build around ourselves.
This can be a very emotional time. Delving into our suppressed emotions can be painful and exhausting. It can also be rejuvenating. Clearing your emotional body of its toxins will free you to open up space in yourself for healthy experiences and feelings.
Harnessing the Energy of the Eclipse
These eclipses occur as the sun is waxing and we head towards the spring and summer. To harness the energy of these seasons, it is a good idea to take some time to reflect on yourself and focus your intentions on your goals. Start by reviewing your choices and the people around you. Are you at peace with your life or are there some changes you would like to make? Light a Peace and Wisdom candle and contemplate the ways in which you could bring more tranquility into your life.
Next, refresh your body and mind. Fill your tub with water and add Peace Big Al Bath & Floor Wash. While in the bath, close your eyes and imagine your spirit being washed clean. Imagine all of the negative issues in your life being washed away.
Now it is time to reinvent your new self. Think about who you want to be. Place some tumbled moonstones on your altar and light some Fruit of Life incense. Write down some attributes that you are hoping to improve in yourself. Fold the paper and tuck it under the moonstones. Clear your mind and use the energy of the eclipse to help propel you forward toward your goals.
Lastly, you must reboot. Make a dedicated effort to take small, yet meaningful, steps on the path to your best self. Light an Open Road Big Al Candle each night for seven nights, starting on the day/night of the eclipse. Meditate on the symbolism that the flame gives. As it illuminates the room, let it illuminate your soul and provide you with clarity and serenity.
The solar and lunar eclipses bring with them a magic window of change. This time of heightened energy will unfold over the next Month. Breathe deeply and allow yourself to grow from the spiritual messages you receive during this eclipse season.