Monday, August 3, 2009

Triple eclipse between the old and new



From Op Ed News

Normally, eclipses come in pairs - a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. But this year, amidst all the other strong planetary influences, we have an unusual three eclipses in a row.

This second lunar eclipse within a month opens the door to release any left-over illusions we still harbor that life will go on as usual. Lunar eclipses energize us to shed old habits and let go of the past so that the doorways to the future can open.

But if we let go of something, we need something to replace it. We need a new story.


Well said. This is what I was talking about yesterday. Who knew that Brother Sun and Sister Moon were in on the energy I've been experiencing? Very cool. Reading these thoughts about the third eclipse of this busy eclipse season, my head kept nodding Yes, yes. I don't know anyone who hasn't let go of something this summer. Pets, jobs, people (deaths), relationships, homes, but especially illusions/delusions. It has been a sober-up summer. That's not a bad thing, but it hasn't been blissful either. C'mon, you know what I'm talking about.

Who I was and how I lived during the Jake era is over, but the next era has not yet launched. Just hanging out this week, twiddling my thumbs. Breathing. Wondering, feeling bored and antsy. And sober, with eyes wide open. Whew!!

20 comments:

Cyndy said...

Wow I had no idea this rather strange and not particularly joyful summer was eclipse related. I usually love summer! I've definitely let go of a lot of illusions recently. And I feel like I'm on the brink of my future starting - in another month or two. Thanks for the info!

willow said...

It's been a weird, but not bad summer here, too. Intriguing stuff.

"I'm always blown away by the intelligence and thoughtfulness of the people who comment on my blog." Oh, so am I!! It does make blogging so worthwhile. Thanks for being one of my regular, thoughtful bloggy friends, Reya.

glnroz said...

Intricate thoughts as wells as photos. Respectfully, not to try and unravel the thoughts, but I seem to be looking for "reflections" more now 'adays. lol I hope I am not intruding..

tam said...

I feel like a snake that is rapidly shedding too many skins... sometimes its pure relief to be rid of that itchy scaly old dead thing, sometimes I feel naked raw vulnerable, pendant.
And with regard to yr previous post - no, I don't think truth is always sombre. At all. Sometimes we're in denial about stuff that is actually quite delicious, when you wake up to it.

Tessa said...

Yes, yes, yes. Doof! A thud in the solar plexus. Now I understand all this wriggling itchiness, this feeling of imminent explosion in my heart and brain, the reason I shut my eyes really tight and scrunch up my face trying to.....think. I'm eclipsing, right?

You're a genius, Reya. Seriously.

Dan Gurney said...

There's a pause between every exhalation and an inhalation. Life's energies on a bigger scale resemble breathing. You're in that in-between space, but new breath will come.

Nancy said...

You have such a wonderful way of expressing your feelings and ours as well. It has been a time of letting go, without knowing what will be next. I can't wait to sit and visit with you, getting more of what you think is happening on a planetary scale.

debra said...

I is good to affirm that we are part of a community living on this planet--that we share the same water and air and that the celestial events that occur touch us all. Interesting summer indeed. Important to keep centered in this time of change.

Tom said...

nothing wrong with taking a break...your break gives the saddle and the horse a break as well. lol.

k-brow said...

Oh this makes such perfect sense. All the moving on, letting go, rude awakening, reality checks of this summer... nice to consider that there are larger forces at work than "I'm moving, my dogs need training, my body is whacked out, no pattern here, no sirree."

I read in Tricycle's Daily Dharma the other day something about "don't run from it when it approaches, don't cling to it, as it leaves." referring to the challenges of these days. Hmmmm. Maybe there's something there.

Michelle said...

I have been following this as well and also have felt pulled in many different directions by the universe.

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

I love this post...today you and I seem to be on the same page, different journey. :)

I found my way over here from Bug's Eye View, I'm glad I followed the trail!

Barbara Martin said...

To find out what was in store for me in my 'next era' I did an I-Ching reading resulting in receiving a hexagram: Patience. So I wait longer continuing with the things I've been doing the last couple of months in combination with my new found soul healing techniques.

Here's to the next era, Reya! May we find it loving, stimulating, peaceful and rewarding.

steven said...

hi reya, last night i lay awake from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. during the 2 - 3 stretch i watched an almost full moon move across the space framed by the window- it was like looking down the top of a lampshade it was that bright. when i woke this morning, i looked at the moon calendar and i see that august 6th is the full moon and that's the day of the next eclipse and i was putting it all together . . . all that energy pulling and tugging and reshaping. light and shadows. and all summer i've been waiting for something. many times when i've tried to put words to what i'm waiting for i hear my voice say "it's an angel" /or "a straight up piece of inside info from my guides". other times i feel like i'm waiting for all the pieces that have emerged over the last two years to braid together and create a narrative that truly describes this emerging moment and gives me a sense of direction to match my unfocussed sense of purpose. so i have been really intrigued when i read yours and the many comments that seem to echo that same sense. thanks for throwing this high up in the air reya. have a peaceful evening. steven

moonshin said...

wow, never thought of it that way... you got a very unique perspective, Reya.

i've always look at the eclipse as a time for me to stop. to stop and to reflect and simply marvel at the beauty occurence of the nature. so, i don't what to make of 3 eclipses in a row. so nice of you to put them in perspective =)

karen said...

Thanks for putting it all into words so perfectly - although for me it's been the opposite season in another hemisphere, still a letting go in so many ways...

hele said...

i suspect the plants in your photo absorbs the light then some internal magic happens and the light which dances above them are transformed into something mystical.

to me it appears that they are standing still but who knows what magical journeys they travel throufg in their own time?

Ronda Laveen said...

But isn't it also exhilirating standing on the edge of a new era? YEEEEEEEEEE, I always yell as I step off the edge of the cliff.

Even my client/friend, Kristin the Astrologer, is amazed by the three eclipses. I see her on Wed. the day of the eclipse I believe.

I love the side bar picture of darling Jake in his "higher-color-purple" collar.

rothko said...

A new story. Yes.

Steve said...

Love your photos, as usual. :)

I had no idea we had so many eclipses this summer. And worse, I wonder why I had no idea! How can I be so unplugged from the earth and the universe and what's going on around me? I need to pay closer attention.