Eclipses occur when The Sun and Moon are in line with Earth. A lunar eclipse happens only at Full Moon, making the moon appear blood red at midnight. A solar eclipse happens only at New Moon when the moon gets between the Sun and the Earth. Because the moon is relatively small, solar eclipses are rarely total. Eclipses in many ancient cultures were seen as signs of bad omens that brought about death and destruction.
New Moon in Pisces: This is going to be one of the most powerful and potent moons of the year! With the Sun and New Moon In Pisces the energy we may be feeling is more introverted, our intuition is at it's height and psychic energy is powerful. We are now able to get in touch with our deepest self, but it can also be a time of vagueness. You may notice a moodiness in others and within ourselves, but this is also an opportunity to fully appreciate art and beauty and to be that compassionate friend for a sister who needs to share her troubles. For rituals of manifestation, or to release the habits that no longer serve us.
NEW MOON MANTRA: " THROUGH OUT THIS DAY I AM MINDFUL THAT I CARRY WITHIN ME THE EMOTIONAL SENSITIVITY AND IMPRESSIONABILITY OF PISCES. I HONOR MY COMPASSIONATE, INTUITIVE NATURE, MY IMAGINATION, AND MY FLUIDITY. I ASK THAT THESE QUALITIES BE USED IN SERVICE TO MY SOUL AND TO HUMANITY."
Create your own meaningful ritual by reading here: The Hoodwitch's Guide To NEW MOON rituals.
Solar energy enhances the energies of "Father", protection and external expression. A Solar Eclipse not only affects the energy of the Sun, but also the Moon. A Solar Eclipse occurs when the New Moon is between Earth and the Sun. The Moon's energy is very strong because it is extremely close to the Earth during this eclipse. The Sun energy is also very powerful as it embraces the Moon, showing only a glowing ring of bright light during the peak of the event.
During a Total Solar Eclipse, the Sun's light, associated with warmth, life force, and creation is temporarily blocked out. During these moments, feelings of lack, fatigue, anxiety and a disconnection with life/life force may occur. Again, this is only for a brief time as the New Moon totally blocks out the light of the Sun." - Kristi H of Healing Crystals
Duringthe total Solar Eclipse, if you are feeling a bit more sensitive to the energy of the Sun than usual, you can use some of these recommended crystals to keep your energy in-tune with that of the Sun during the eclipse.
Citrine is helpful in assisting with abundance and prosperity. It enhances the enjoyment of life and increased spiritual growth. Citrine energizes and invigorates, increasing motivation and physical energy. Citrine dissipates negative energies and promotes inner calm.
FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE FEELINGS OF INCREASED ANXIOUSNESS, OR ARE IN NEED OF SOME EXTRA GROUNDING AND NURTURING TRY THE FOLLOWING STONES LISTED BELOW.
Smokey Quartz: Reduces anxiety, tensions and stress. Smokey quartz can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and also assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage. Smokey Quartz will calm and soothe your emotions.
Amethyst: Amethyst Increases spiritual awareness, calms the nervous system, supports sobriety. Amethyst is a wonderful aid for insomnia, while promoting selflessness. Amethyst clusters have points that radiate energy outward in many directions, creating an energetic force that is powerful to its surroundings.
Labradorite: Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one's innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.
Black Tourmaline: Black Tourmaline is the premier stone of protection and grounding, as it possesses a psychic shield which deflects and dispels negative energies, entities or destructive forces. It is the Stone that has such power to absorb and repel negative energies from our Auric Field, meridians, and Chakra System.