Eeek! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Should I be excited? I don’t know, to be honest, but I am! I remember when I was really little and first learning about the Solar Eclipse, and I remember thinking, “Wow, not another eclipse in the US until I’m in my 20’s?! I’ll never get to see it!” LOL (Fun fact: Solar Eclipses happen every year – almost – their visibility just differs across the globe). This year is the first TOTAL Solar Eclipse in almost 100 years though, making it an extra special event. Even with less than typical amount of sleep for a Sunday night, and despite Monday’s usually being a rest day for me from the gym, I woke up FULL of energy! I literally jumped out of bed, and the next thing I knew I was in the weight room for a full blown leg-day! Had to use my energy somehow!
Anyway, whether you’re feelin’ extra froggy today like me or not, a quick few words on today’s eclipse from yours truly: I have no qualifications whatsoever that entitle me to speak about the Zodiac, Astrology, universal energies, or even science, but I have always allowed myself to be open-minded, and wildly intrigued by this side of curiosity. My birthday actually happens to be this week, on the first day of Virgo, but today’s eclipse will be rounding out the end of the Leo pathway. What does this mean, and why does it matter? Well, it may mean less or more to you than to others depending on your sign, and your relationship with the universe…but I won’t get too deep into all of that…
In general, eclipse periods coincide with endings and beginnings and in some cases can feel like starting a whole new chapter of life. The effects of this supercharged new moon can still manifest over the next several months to follow! Today’s Total Solar Eclipse is especially exciting because it’s an opportunity to accept the energies of the universe as a powerful PUSH in the direction of all our hopes and dreams!
Bear with me…As the energy of the cosmos align in a way which can bring into sharp focus any potential blockades – emotional, spiritual, physical – we are able to lean into this energy and face any fears that may stand between us and whatever it is we need to do in order to fulfill the visions we have for ourselves and our lives.
In a sense, we are being invited by the universe the go beyond what we otherwise would consider “limitations.” We are able to pursue our passions, open our minds, liberate our hearts, and ultimately discover a place within ourselves of total emotional clarity – a place which will allow us to understand our true purpose, and truly begin living.
This is truly an amazing moment in the scope of our humanity, and if you’ve never attempted before to live a mindful life, I encourage you now, more than ever to set an intention to strengthen your energy, and connect with the world around you! IT’S THE FREAKING BEST!!!
If you want to read some more good juju on today’s happenings, I’ve linked some of my favorite articles/tidbits I’ve come across over the past few weeks below, including the best places to catch it in NYC! Don’t forget your sunglasses 😎
How To Watch The Solar Eclipse – New York Times
What You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse – Well + Good
Astrology and the Solar Eclipse – Well + Good
The Eclipse and Your Horoscope – Women’s Health
What the Solar Eclipse Means for Wellness – ChalkBoardMag