Finally we’ve arrived to Eclipse season --- a potentially redemptive journey through discovering the self’s most battered path. It may feel like a death trap, driving ridiculously fast on a road full of steep cliffs without guardrails and a crazy crowd of outraged people or bureaucratic zombies attempts to threaten. Beware of 'conclusive' evidence when others try to diminish your worth via white supremacy and patriarchal culture. America’s social ambience isn't a dazzling stage on which we can tell our story. Full Moon in Aquarius gives us energy to avoid living our life according to the needs and expectations of others who face the disease to maintain dominance through various forms of psychological assault. We no longer need to hold on to these systems that never supported us. This Full Moon Eclipse sheds light on radical change, in part, because we've lived through our fears and hardships, and continue to live on. Our vitality can be transmuted into awareness.
Culmination and completion of this emotional chapter speaks to our prayer for strength, to put to rest our isolation. Now we can really step into our personal power and share it in meaningful ways, because when we hide our gifts and passion, nobody gets to witness or benefit from them. Our gift stems from our origin, we return not through learning, but by remembering our true identity. To remember that we are the remedy who take charge of our own miracles and happiness. Since all energy moves in spirals, we can plow the course, where all the places inside us that are broken are the right places to make us evolve into the wounded healer. What remains true, is, the roots go deepest where the wind blows strongest.
Perhaps this partially explains the widespread air pollution in the PNW, as wildfire builds to clog us with smoke, intensifies friction between energies, unable to air out. When it is difficult to see clearly, literally and figuratively, life becomes unpredictable. After the sun, moon, and earth align, an eclipse burns through the sky. Meaning it is a potent time to let go of the past, purify, or detox. Cleanse your body and environment, rid of any clutter. Eat lightly, always consume lots of fresh water, and food with strong life force. Whenever our energy field becomes so dingy that you can’t see the world around you clearly or have trouble hearing messages from your soul, smudging or smoke from the burning of herbs helps to symbolically wash your space. When you take the time to purify yourself and environment, not only do you feel lighter and brighter, but you’re also a clearer channel for the light. The brilliance that pours through will not even be stuck by some rock that society places to try and stop it. In order to clear this path, use the smoke of incense or sage, cup your hands into the smoke and wash it over the top of your head, saying, “firm earth uphold me, wisdom guide me, eyes look out for me.” Then cup the smoke to your eyes, closed, say “dark to light, night to day, within our minds we light our way.”
words ~ J-Na$ty
pictures ~ Kenya Ku$h