Every day brings something new,
Urgency of change.
Split between possible and impossible,
tangled up with exuberance and caution.
Which way to turn?
Toward radiant love without shame.
The Sun is inclusive and shines on us all;
the illusion of the shadow divides us
as if some were less worthy and small.
A Solar Eclipse changes the way we perceive the order of our lives. We see darkness where we depend on seeing light. The shadow is more obscure. The light is more brilliant. The grand display of contrast can accentuate a sharp focus of clarity.
A shadow is created by the Moon, voice of instinct and mystery of the unconscious. The seed of this new moon incorporates the shadow. Can we own the Leo courage to admit to denial as it is revealed? Are we willing to be awake to generous, creative and playful emergence? Full spectrum of Leo pride and personal power. As we release the denial we open to new life force and vitality.
This post is getting long and there is more I’d like to say about this series of eclipses (the Saros Cycle). Update: Read here for Part 2 … and the current Mercury Retrograde! Sign up on my mailing list if you’re not already on it.
Solar Eclipse Leo August 21, 2017 11:30 am PDT
Doors close and doors open.
Leave behind the past.
Step forward into dimensions
of mystery, synchronicity and surprise.
Explore the liminal edges where shadows meet the light,
where twilight melts into dreams
and dawn awakens denial.
Examine the questions,
decipher the drama.
Eclipses illuminate shadows,
look into what is unmasked.
The pressure is on.
Righteous attitudes fan the flames of hatred.
Dare to incite joy and kindness.
Kindle the innate kinship in our hearts.
The presence, power and passion of love is strengthened.
Leo Heart Fire.
Courage to face our fears,
give birth to new expressions,
and the courage to shine!
Each moment contains the essence of Life,
it is our challenge to be fully present.
The past, present and future is in
the root, the flower and the seed of each moment.
Take pause to integrate the changes
within you and around you.
Know the wisdom of your heart fire and
affirm it’s place as center in your body and life.
yet our petty desires keep it hidden.” Rumi
☽ Leo New Moon Contemplations ☼
What stands in the way of my own radiant self-love?
How may I allow my radiant, courageous and tender heart
to face my obstacles?
In what ways do I act out of integrity?
How may I act with full alignment of my truth?
Art: Lion Mountain River Moon by Isabel Bryna – check out her art!
“Giant Redwood” by IH is licensed under CC BY 2.0 and modified by Jacqueline Lasahn