Shine On: Total Solar Eclipse in Leo

http://www.kosmicmind.com/kosmicmind/2017/8/17/shine-on-total-solar-eclipse-in-leo-2017

“For thousands of years, eclipses were viewed by many cultures as negative omens, often feared and revered by those who witnessed them, and for obvious reasons. Especially with a total solar eclipse, the experience is mesmerizing, visceral, and eerie. In a little over an hour, the Moon passes over the Sun, creating a darkening of the sky, a drastic drop in temperature, and during the few minutes of totality, spectators witness spectacular visual effects such as the appearance of the solar corona, the emergence of stars and planets typically hidden, and sometimes, in rare cases, shadow bands…

It’s no wonder that our ancestors viewed eclipses with terror and came up with various superstitions about them. Science has done much to dispel this superstition, and has given us a more precise technical understanding of why eclipses happen, but science has also stripped the magic and archetypal reality away from the modern mind. Those who witness a total solar eclipse cannot deny their own experience which is profound and unforgettable…

This solar eclipse seeks to awaken within us a renewed desire for life, vitality, and self-expression which serves to liberate and free us from limitations and past constraints… [P]revious barriers and obstacles are suddenly and unexpectedly cleared, making way for new avenues of experience and opportunities to express individuality…

With the south nodal lunar eclipse in Aquarius just two weeks ago, we crossed a threshold of accelerated release and dissipation of past patterns, attitudes, and behaviors that have been limiting the flow of life force, creativity, passion, and vitality in our lives. This north nodal solar eclipse in Leo is like a great awakening of excitement and zeal.

Remember, that the greatest of all revolutions are within. Uranus’ close trine to this eclipse encourages us to liberate ourselves and gain more autonomy and independence to be who we are.”

New Moon / Solar Eclipse Update

https://thepowerpath.com/moon-updates/new-moonsolar-eclipse-update/

“[T]his is definitely a time to honor a marker of huge change and the agent of a massive reset… Be aware, through a list or a mental awareness, of what you are resetting. Do something that symbolizes coming into a still point, an unplugging, a dropping into the void…

Acknowledge the absence of the sun and solar energy as it is eclipsed from the earth for those few moments as symbolizing the absence of what has been feeding old patterns and beliefs for you these past years and maybe your whole lifetime.

As the eclipse recedes and the sun comes back, imagine that it is feeding and nourishing and energizing a new you, one that has been reset to a new vibration, a new consciousness, a new frequency.

http://www.mysticmamma.com/total-solar-eclipse-new-moon-in-leo-august-21st-2017/

Smudging 101

http://the-numinous.com/smudging-101/

“Our homes, objects and bodies do not consist of purely physical matter; they also vibrate with subtle, invisible energy. Cleansing a space or our bodies with techniques such as smudging clears away all the emotional and psychic “garbage” that may have gathered, perhaps over hundreds of years. It’s like spiritual spring-cleaning…

Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and put you back into a state of balance, peace and harmony.  It is the psychic equivalent of washing your hands before eating… [W]hen burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.”

Neil Kramer : This Voluptuous Province

http://neilkramer.com/roamcast-22-this-voluptuous-province/

“Most people enter into spirituality as a lifestyle choice… People pretending to live spiritually, even to themselves, but who really are just adopting a fashion, going through the motions, however diligently, however long or short.  No inferno, no phoenix, no dark cavern, no harnessing, no cultivation,  no transformation.

So, it is with each passing year, I feel more and more, through meeting thousands of people across the world, that the true spiritual impulse embodied as a daily transmutational method is incredibly rare

People choose falsehood because it is easier

Are we to worry about judgment, discrimination, prejudice…?  No…  We are merely observing demonstrated behavior.  We ignore the words, we focus only on action. Being. The established evolutionary path of one person; how they have changed, how they have grown, matured, deepened. How they have attained equilibrium in their moment by moment being, and how they have attained alignment in their home, work, and fellowship.  These things can be judged very simply because they are impossible to conceal – very visible and prominent in a person’s life.  Only takes a few hours, maybe a few days, or at longest, a few weeks, to fairly establish the actuality of where someone is at. How they choose to live, how they evolve, or how they stay the same

Total quality judgment necessary… A conscious act of astute discrimination, essential to the spiritual human.  A crystal clear lens through which we may magnify all that is good and bad, and then make a decision. And we ought to use this magnificent instrumentation on ourselves a thousand times more than we ever turn it toward anyone else. The more we hone the seeing of our own internal state, the more we can comprehend what is outside, what is in the hearts of others

We are seeking to discern the authenticity of someone’s actions.  We want to know who is doing it for real; who has learned that, in transforming oneself in devotion to spirit, the secrets of the world are revealed – one by one.  In such a person, the wisdom is in their footsteps, not words.” ~Neil Kramer (Roamcast 22)

Stepping into the Light – Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius

http://www.kosmicmind.com/kosmicmind/2017/8/3/stepping-into-the-light-lunar-eclipse-in-aquarius-2017

“Eclipses have the power to poke holes in our ego/identity, revealing things deep within us that we’ve been avoiding or totally unaware of. Syncing up with Mercury’s retrograde cycle, this eclipse season is powerful and dynamic in terms of changing our focus, direction, priorities, and perceptions.

Eclipses also reverberate through time. They connect us to the past and future in deep, encompassing ways. Whatever we’re currently dealing with has its origins long before this moment and will have consequences for months in the future. Eclipses are not isolated events, but a long process of change and reversal of circumstances.

Since this is a south nodal, lunar eclipse in tropical Aquarius, we are working on releasing, moving on, and then stepping more fully into the future after the solar eclipse on Aug 21. That means that the themes you’ll be dealing with during this lunar eclipse will be issues from the past: moving beyond stagnant attitudes, habits, and perceptions that are no longer useful. In the two weeks between this lunar eclipse and the following Aug 21 solar eclipse, we’re in a deep process of archetypal death.”

Full Moon with a Partial Lunar Eclipse – Monday, August 7

https://thepowerpath.com/moon-updates/full-moonlunar-eclipse-update-8-7-17/

“This is the first of the 2 eclipses bookending a time of intensity and major opportunity for growth. The Full Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions based on what you have been able to evaluate and re-evaluate about your life, where you have been and where you wish to go…

Also honor this Full Moon as a gateway or a portal, like opening the door to this great potential of a powerful RESET for the areas that need it in your life. This portal stays open until the full solar eclipse on August 21. The time between the 2 eclipses is very powerful and could be intense and chaotic with lots of movement and action, some difficult and unwelcome, and some, a welcome breakthrough.

Best if you really work this time to your advantage and use it well. Don’t get distracted by other peoples chaotic process. Stay to your own focus, intentions and reevaluation. The next eclipse will be a marker for a huge reset.” ~Lena Stevens

http://www.mysticmamma.com/full-moon-partial-lunar-eclipse-in-aquarius-august-7th-2017/

Guide to the August 2017 Eclipse Season

https://the-numinous.com/august-2017-eclipse-season/

August 7 :: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse :: 15 degrees Aquarius 
August 21 :: New Moon Solar Eclipse :: 28 degrees Leo 
August 25 :: Saturn stations direct 
August 12 – September 5 :: Mercury Retrograde 

“With all the fire in the sky this month, it’s important to consider the two extreme expressions of Leo energy: as symbolized by the Thoth Tarot card “Lust,” and the Rider-Waite Tarot card, “Strength.”

Both rule Leo, but one card has our passions so inflamed that we are naked with lustriding a lion, not paying attention to where we are going. The strength card has us taming the same lion, and he’s calm and cool but ready to strike if needed.

To help contain the fire, we need the rich mineral soil of earth; Saturn direct helps us learn that we only have so much time and energy. The August 2017 eclipse season helps us harness this energy to break our own hearts open, burn off what’s no longer useful, and create space to feel deeper layers of authenticity and true innovation—using the rational, Aquarian energy that balances Leo season.

Working with both Saturn and Uranus during the August 2017 eclipse season time allows us to tap into a more holistic and effortlessly creative existence, so we can truly write our own story—and transform from selfish savage to selfless hero.”

FORECAST – AUGUST 2017 : RESET

https://thepowerpath.com/monthly-forecast/august-2017-monthly-forecast/

“This is a month providing a huge opportunity for re-evaluating what you are doing in your life, clearing out what doesn’t work, and going for massive change. It is an intense month of emotional ups and downs, confusion about what is right and dealing with hard truths…

What drives the energy this month are the 2 eclipses, a partial Lunar one at the Full Moon on August 7, and a rare total Solar Eclipse on the New Moon on August 21, visible across parts of the United States. This is a major event that will be witnessed by many and marks a huge RESET, the ramifications of which we will probably not see until later this fall. In addition to the eclipses, the planet Mercury goes retrograde on August 12, which is always a support for going within and deep re-evaluation…

This month is about having the courage to go deep within, telling the truth, doing some hard re-evaluating, and taking action either in letting go and releasing something or moving forward and showing up in a new way…

There is a great opportunity to clear karma and sweep the cobwebs of uncertainty aside to see clearly what is finished and what is not. If the karma is complete, this will be part of what you release. If it is not, patterns can be reset this month to reflect a higher vibration so that unfinished business and karma can be completed or continued in a way that comes from a place of more love, compassion and forgiveness. This includes self-karma, those deep hard lessons we all came in with this lifetime whether they are physical conditions, emotional or intellectual challenges, or just simply difficult personality traits.

Whatever has been anchored through your childhood wounds and imprinting has become part of your patterning. That energetic patterning is your belief system that informs the quantum field around you to manifest certain aspects of your life. Much of this becomes automatic and unconscious until you have an opportunity like we do this month to go within, dig it up, re-evaluate its relevance, and make a change.

So, the bottom line is that this is a great month to reset and recreate who you are, what you want to manifest, and how you want to show up in the world. It is going to take work, commitment, discipline and a true willingness to change.”

Integrity (What is Integrity & How to Build Integrity)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-md4oF8Ydo

“Teal Swan’s video on Integrity explores Integrity and how to communicate with your own conscience to stay in alignment with your own morals and principles. Teal shows us examples of how to recognize incongruences in our own integrity and morality, which include recognizing lies, lying, and why people act the way they do in a crisis.”

“The standard definition [of integrity] is to adhere to moral or ethical standards which creates a soundness of character. Another definition is a state of being whole and undivided. Now really, these two definitions go hand in hand because if your’e living in perfect alignment with your own conscience, obviously, you are whole and undivided.” ~Teal Swan