First Mercury goes retrograde on August 12th, then, on August 21st, the sun is almost totally eclipsed by the moon across much of the United States in one of the rarest astronomical events of our lifetime.
What does it all mean? What will happen? What should we expect? There’s no way to know for sure.
Astrologically, however, it does appear that the moment of the eclipse will give us an uncommon opportunity to break old chains, step out of old patterns, and fly free into beautiful new paradigms.
That is, if we can assess what isn’t currently working in our life, and then bravely stare it down.
Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start with renewed ambition and adventure. Big bold, confident changes will lead to long-term success. Determined and sustained effort will bring the growth and happiness you desire.
If we bravely open our hearts and choose love, our past has the chance to heal and the universe kindly rewards us by offering us more opportunities to give and receive love.
Total Solar Eclipse Ritual
– Mekabre Loa Voodoo Doll
– Black Linen Bag
– One Black Candle (with holder)
– One White Candle
– A clock (preferably not the one on your phone, but if you must use your phone, use airplane mode)
– Lighter or matches
A few minutes before the eclipse, sit comfortably and center yourself. Light the dark candle. Place your Loa Voodoo Doll in to the linen bag.
Light the black candle. Feel that it represents old heaviness and darkness in your life, such as unhealed emotional pain, unhealthy habits, low self esteem, recurring life challenges, etc.
At the moment of the eclipse, blow the candle out. Feel and sense that all power and momentum has been removed from these things in your life. Just for this moment, release all worries and fears. Release the sense that any of this old stuff has any power over you. Feel a deep sense of inner stillness, quiet, and calm.
After about 2-3 minutes (the duration of the eclipse), remove the Loa Voodoo Doll from the linen bag and place it next to you.
Remove the dark candle from the holder and replace it with the white one.
Light the white candle. Feel that it represents personal freedom and new beginnings. Feel the euphoria of experiencing your most beautiful vision for your life. Trust that this is possible. Trust that you are a divine child, beloved and deserving of every wonderful thing.
Allow this candle to continue to burn for as long as you can keep an eye on it for the purpose of fire safety (it’s OK to take it with you from room to room). As it burns, engage in self-loving activities such as dancing, baking, taking a bath, relaxing with a book, journaling, painting, or anything else you really love to do.
(Of course, when you’re sure it’s safe to do so, throw the black candle away.)
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Peace, Love, and Light,