Leo + Solar Eclipse + Lionsgate Portal
Lionsgate Portal +
Solar Eclipse (conjunct Mercury retrograde)
Leo carries the energy of the Sun, our Selves, at our brightest and most radiant. Because we're living on a polarity planet, especially with this solar eclipse conjunct Mercury retrograde, and the alignment of the Lionsgate Portal, it's also an amazing time to look at the opposite of our most radiant selves --our shadow-- in order to shine with the most intensity. We must recognize and embrace our shadow to become our most whole selves. Anything we don't acknowledge will show up again and again, trying to force us to pay attention. Any negative patterns in your life, anytime you feel animosity towards someone for no good reason, when you feel road rage or instagram rage, when you "hate-read" a blog post, anything that triggers you, these are all signs that there's something within us that we need to acknowledge and accept. Once we can see it for what it is, we heal it.
Each aspect within us needs understanding and compassion. If we are unwilling to give it to ourselves how can we expect the world to give it to us?
--Debbie Ford, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers
Debbie Ford's book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers is an amazing guide to shadow work, with case studies and exercises. I found it through Lacy Phillips, who also has excellent workshops to dig deep into your subconscious.
It's a time of intense astrological energies, so if you've been feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or even physically ill, you're not alone. These are signs that you're experiencing an upgrade, so rest and let your body receive!
And if you think this is all bullshit, that's totally fine too!! Everyone's here on Earth to have a different experience, and no incarnation is better or worse, it's all for a higher soul purpose. (I think that astrology is science that we haven't caught up with yet, like germs once were. Back in the day, germs were a super woo concept.)
Meditation for the Solar Eclipse
Here's a meditation to help balance the solar and lunar energies of the eclipse, it's simply alternate nostril breathing. Even just three minutes has a noticeable effect, and you absolutely deserve three minutes to yourself! Goes great with Eka Mai.
Being human can be hard work, so remember to celebrate all the tiny victories.