new moon / solar eclipse / august


Green Corn Moon
Monday, August 21st, Leo, 11:30 am

So why is this eclipse such a big deal? Well, solar eclipses happen around every year and a half or eighteen months, the rare part is where they pass over in the world, and in the US we haven't seen a eclipse like this since 1918. So just on a historical timeline, this is a once in a lifetime event, especially if you are within the pass across the country where you will see a total eclipse of the sun. If you aren't you will still feel the energy and see a partial eclipse. Here in LA it will be about a 70% eclipse, which is still a lot. And amazing to see.

With a solar eclipse the moon moves directly between the sun and the earth. This is a big deal because energetically the female (moon) moves in front of the male (sun). And while, at least these days, so many of us are taking a stand of the female, to us this sounds amazing (and it is) - it's actually a very powerful and potent AND difficult energy to open up to. It's why so many people have been having such a hard few weeks. Pluto in retrograde has been breaking things down and bringing things in our face, while the last two weeks we have been in a portal of energy that has allowed us to have access to a ton of new energy that can help us break patterns and step into a profound new place. But part of stepping into a new place is stepping into the unknown, which is what the energy of the female is all about. And while that is super exciting, it can also bring about a lot of fear and resistance once we get down to actually having to do it.

Most of our culture is set up to favor the male - and I don't just mean socially, politically,  economically, etc... (although that is true) - but the male energy, which is the known and the mind. We all tend to favor the mind over the body, place more emphasis on the wisdom of the mind instead of the wisdom of the body, trust the known more than the unknown, etc... So as this moon moves in front of the sun and blocks us from that energy we are faced with favoring the energy of the female (the unknown) over the energy of the male (the known). Just sit with that for a bit. 

We also have six planets retrograding now. A lot! All I will say on that is that breakdowns allow space for breakthroughs. And I truly believe that so many people are doing better than they think they are. Hang in there! And enjoy the eclipse and all the new energy it will allow you to step into!

Calder sculpture


  1. Beyond grateful to have your powerful moon insight. Even on the darkest days, reading your words reminds me that we are never ever alone. Eclipse blessing to you. 🙋🏻🙏🏻

    1. Sweet Ceara,
      You are so welcome! You are right, we are never alone :) and that the earth, and the moon, and the sun and all the stars are on your side.

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