You’ve likely heard that today heralds not only the New Moon but an annular solar eclipse as well. What does this mean? Let’s talk scientifically first then symbolically.
What exactly is an annular solar eclipse? A solar eclipse is when all three major celestial bodies line up like this: Earth – MOON – Sun. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the centre of the Sun, but not its edges, leaving a ring (or annulus) of the Sun visible around its edges. Often referred to as a ring of fire.
NOW here’s where I get excited. The symbolism part. A New Moon (also referred to as a Dark Moon) is generally about endings and beginnings as well as sourcing your intuition. Fire is all about transmutation and eclipses tend to reveal what has been hidden.
That may sound strange being as this annular solar eclipse is covering the centre of the Sun; however, think of the Sun as Yang energy. This energy is all about transformation. It is the active part of ourselves that gets things done. When this energy is healthy within us we feel energized, confident, focused, and engaged. When this energy is off kilter we tend toward living a stressful, overly ambitious, frantically busy life.
In this solar eclipse, the Moon acts to soften the blistering end of summer Sun. Think of the Moon as Yin energy. The quiet part of ourselves that whispers our dreams. When we slow down, we can better hear the calling of our soul.
During this solar eclipse, the moon (our yin energy) covers the metaphorically blinding centre of the Sun (yang energy intensified). The ring of fire it creates brings our attention to the subtler aspects of Life that may have been pushed aside, looked over, or are causing us to trip over ourselves because they have been hidden.
This is an opportunity to embrace the purifying nature of healing fire to turn up the volume on our inner knowing which will burn the path toward a new energetic cycle.
This new moon offers an opportunity to embrace a period of recalibration based on following your gut instincts, clearing up any of your blind spots and anything from the past to align yourself with the present, and making wiser decisions.
Opening up to intuitive messages means instead of thinking about a solution or answer, to feel into it. When you listen more deeply, ask yourself where you are resisting your truth and not honoring your needs. You can then turn towards breaking out of behaviours and patterns that hold you back. This my dear soul sista will open doorways into the new that you might not have considered before.
Allow yourself to eliminate what does not work, what no longer fits, and open to possibilities for something new to become clear and begin to emerge.
This is a great time to go within and to make some inner decisions and personal commitments for the remainder of the year. It is a time to realign your intentions to match your heart’s desires, make a plan, and get the support you need to see it through.
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