Did you see it tonight in the sky?
I have just been standing out on the verge of a busy road in a city I am doing some work in for a few days, watching this Moon/Sun/Earth convergence. Silently asking, and getting some answers regarding the last few weeks of a ride I've had..
I have been a little quiet of late in the world of social media, because I feel I have been part of my own revolution. Moving to the country, away from the energy of a city. A lot of unknowns, and a lot of letting go of dead wood that had become comfortable and complacent. I have been exploring, opening, falling forward, arriving to my new world. And quietly, I have been enjoying looking back to grin at all the beautiful things that have caused me to arrive to where I am right here right now...
Sometimes (try last weekend), I have woken up for days in that uncomfortable, scratchy transitioning state. When you know that what is happening is for the greater good, but it feels so damn weird and sad and happy and ugh all at once. All the women around me have felt similarly.. A nice feeling to know it isn't just me, as well as a sense of relief knowing that all these beautiful, brave, warrior women are connected by that beautiful orb in the night sky..
So what is the meaning of tonight? And why am I writing this all of a sudden when for weeks, I haven't had the energy, the space or the desire to write at all?
This eclipse happens to be in Aries, in astrology speak the ballsiest, courageous, go-where-no-man-has-gone-before kinda fire sign there ever was. Uranus has also come to the party. He's a change-agent, the rebel, throwing curve balls out of the blue. To quote Chani Nicholas, "With the full moon/eclipse conjunct Uranus in Aries there is a feeling of breaking through and into the unknown, boldly."
Sound familiar? You're not the only one.
To quote Chani again:
"It’s. Wild. Child. If there are things in your life that you are hanging onto merely for comfort, security and/or to numb the pain you’ll want to use this moon to reconsider how the cost might outweigh the benefit.
This eclipse asks us, Where have you become lazy? Complacent? Resentful? Where have you given up hope? Where have you given your power away and have you forsaken your dreams? What actions need to be taken to change the things that must be changed? Don’t let your life be eclipsed by your fears."
I couldn't have expressed it better myself (which is why I have quoted Chani's beautiful article so much here. Please see below for a link to it in its entirety and her amazing blog)
If these words and circumstances have resonated with you, I hope as you are reading this, you may feel a sense of connectedness with all the other people on this planet that are experiencing the effects of it in their own unique way.
An event like this may be a call to action, a punch in the guts, a method to all the madness of late. But it is also an extraordinary thing to realise that in the magnitude of what is happening overhead, we really are all in this together.
This crazy, beautiful, strange world, spinning with all the energy of a fiery ball and a watery moon..
My dear yoga teacher and friend Ganga White shared the most pertinent poem this evening:
"The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don't go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want
Don't go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
Across the doorsill where the two doors touch
The door is round and open
Don't go back to sleep!"
I would love for you to share your insights, thoughts and comments below.
Take care, be safe (or not), and love what you love with all that you have...