The New Moon/Solar Eclipse of August, 2017

When I think about the year 2017, I can’t help but shake my head. This has been a year of change, confusion, turmoil, chaos, upheaval and violence. The energy is pervasive, seeping into our thoughts and lives. No matter where you call home or where you WANT to call home, you cannot escape it. You can almost feel it trying to tamp down anything and everything that is uplifting or inspirational in your life. So hold on…this energy is about to ramp up. But, if you pay attention, you can harness this energy, using it as a positive, motivating force for yourself and your life.

The New Moon always ushers in a new cycle; a new 4-week cycle for new beginnings. In those hours of darkness, you have the opportunity to let go of old unhealthy, unwanted habits and replacing them with more healthful, desired life patterns. Lunar and solar eclipses usher in new cycles as well. In this case, the solar eclipse represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of new 6-month cycle, ending in January, 2018 on the lunar eclipse.

The specific aspects of this solar eclipse focuses on all the personal areas of your life, including the home, feelings, emotions and close relationships. This is especially true for women. The energetic power and force of the Sun helps to bring these areas of life into focus. Problems that have been lingering or simmering in these areas can be observed, considered and resolved in a positive way.

You will continue to feel the effects of this solar eclipse for the next 6-months, but fear not…there are many positive attributes here. This is a great time to begin, or continue, your pursuit of your own personal identity, passions, and path. Throughout our lives, we may find ourselves so focused on others or our careers that we wander away from our own true nature, interests or calling. You may have lost sight of what truly ‘makes your heart sing’, what stirs that deep craving, or when you were young, what you had always promised yourself you would do, see or accomplish.

Take this time to make those changes in your life that will lead you towards a happier, more fulfilling life here on Mother Earth. Over the next 3-7 days, you may experience a strong urge to modify or overhaul some personal aspect of your life. As a general rule, it is important to remember…

When one door closesanother opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us … Alexander Graham Bell


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