How to Work with the Energy of the the Solar Eclipse

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On Aug. 21, 2017, we’ll all be under the rare spell of a Total Solar Eclipse. This is an INTENSE event; both on a cosmic as well as an energetic level.

Our Sun is also currently going through some extreme changes and so, I feel from here on out it’s more important than ever to pay attention to these cosmic events that involve our Sun (Sol) in any way.

Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I love to ride our local cosmic energies. Now, I used to avoid giving out advice on how to work with the energy of a solar eclipse because I was still experimenting with it myself, but I’ve since worked it out and done it enough that I feel confident in sharing this info out with you.

On Aug. 21, people all across North America will get to see our sun obscured by our moon.

SIDENOTE: I remember the last time we had a total solar eclipse… where it was visible for us here in North America; it was 1979. I was a wee one in the 5th grade and there was a whole lot of upheaval, chaos and change happening in my life at that time. Eclipses can do that, especially if you’re not aware of what’s happening on a cosmic level. I certainly was not.

Daylight will seem like twilight and our temps will noticeably cool off. There may be some wind too and an eery feeling in the air… no wonder the ancients used to be terrified by this event!

If you’re in the right place, you’ll even be able to see huge glittering streams of light magically beaming around our Moon.  And there are tons of cool eclipse resources for you to geek out on here.

Everyone in N. America will be able to experience this eclipse in some form, ranging from 50-75% of our Sun eclipsed. Using proper eye protection, you’ll be able to already see an apparent “bite” taken out of the Sun up to an hour before Totality. What’s happening is our moon will move into perfect alignment between us and our local star, Sun (aka Solaris), effectively blocking the Sun (except for its outer Corona) from our view.

This is mega-powerful energy here! Think of it…

the Sun, the Moon & the Earth are in perfect alignment and these various types of cosmic energies are STACKED, magnifying and amplifying them.
In physics we call this the Principle of Superposition; when various energies of a similar sort come into alignment and add up, amplifying each other. Very powerful stuff indeed. (Click here for NASA map)

Breaking Down the Energies
Will you be on the “Path of Totality”? (click to check)

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What’s that?

That’s the precise path on our planet where the Sun will be totally eclipsed. For others outside the path, it may be partially eclipsed. For example, I know that here in my spot in Florida, the Sun will be between 85-75% eclipsed. Still pretty rad!

Don’t fret if you’re not going to be in the Path of Totality. You don’t need to be able to visibly see an eclipse for its energy to be able to affect you. And that’s a good thing too b/c it’s very difficult to catch a total eclipse, especially a solar one! You can be anywhere on planet and you will be affected by its energies, like it or not. You can also work with the energies, should you choose to.

Just as I teach with crystals if an energy is High Amplitude (meaning it carries a whopping lot of energy) it can mess with the base frequency of an object. Yeah, I classify an eclipse as a high amp event which leaves an imprint on Mother Earth’s grid (all over planet) which, in turn,  influences us. Make sense? And yes, the effects of its energy on us has been tested by many a scientist.

Many people are quite sensitive to these energetic shifts and can easily feel them. Those who are empaths or work closely with high-frequency energies like crystals or do energy work are even more sensitive to these sort of cosmic energetic shifts. If you’re not feeling it… that may be a signal to you to get out there, barefoot on the Earth & get grounded and connected.

This eclipse is the “bookend partner” eclipse to the August 7 Partial Lunar Eclipse we just had. As I’ve been teaching for decades, eclipses usually occur in pairs of solar + lunar; a balancing of energies. During this “in-between window”, we enter a time of energy-in-flux where things get a bit crazy for us. A total solar eclipse is also a time of activations (both cosmic and biological) and leveling-up, but with this August solar eclipse, that in-flux time ends a few days after the actual eclipse is over; the energetic “window” closes. Although the portal for this time of change closes, the integration period can last up to one year, so you may continue to feel the effects of it. By the way, this will be the last eclipse of any sort for 2017… but it’s a DOOZIE! So hold on.

At this time, the Moon’s energy will be very strong because it’s gonna be closer to the Earth than usual. The Sun’s energy, on the other hand, is somewhat diminished during the eclipse. So, this makes for a more intense than usual New Moon energy; essentially, a New Moon on steroids.

This is a time for:

  • planting seeds for your BIG PLANS, MAJOR CHANGES
  • setting important new intentions
  • greatly enhanced and amplified intuition/divination
  • major yin energy (feminine, intuitive, right-brained)
  • planetary activations
  • DNA activations

Since the solar eclipse seems to intensify our focus on the Sun while amplifying our connection to the Moon, I feel it’s important to actually connect with both solar & lunar energy at this time.

CAUTION: Even when 99% of the Sun’s surface (the photosphere) is obscured during the partial phases of a solar eclipse (before it gets to Totality), the remaining crescent Sun is still intense enough to cause a retinal burn when looking at it, so please be careful! Click here for eye safety tips during a Solar Eclipse. No, sunglasses WILL NOT BE ENOUGH!

Solar Eclipse Crystals
I used to think b/c this is a “solar” event that working with solar energies was the thing to do, but through doing this work myself over the years, I’ve found it to be much more effective to work with the lunar energies instead. I also like to layer various types of energies together of similar frequency (enter the crystals!) to attune my energies to these events. We can totally use crystals in tandem with these eclipse energies.

Here are my fav’s:

  • Labradorite – It’s actually closely related to moonstone and it has that similar flash; a blue flash that you get in certain light, that iridescent quality. Labradorite is all about tapping into magic.  Plus it’s also quite protective.  If you’re feeling like you need some protective vibrational frequencies during a certain phase of the moon, then go ahead and try working with labradorite.
  • 2. Indigo Gabbro (aka Mystic Merlinite) – Gorgeous indigo gabbro is newly discovered & only found on the island of Madagascar. It’s a black stone with large gray mottling in it that can be polished to a high shine. If you hold it out in the sunlight, you’ll notice that the grays in it have a sort of violet iridescence that’s beautifully unique. A gentle stone, I find it to be quite lovely to work with it at New Moon time & for setting intentions. It also has a very calming quality to it.

    3. Dendritic Agate (aka Merlinite)- for further entraining with that boosted intuition! It’s a rather forceful energy though, so be careful when working with it. You may want to go slowly & try it out in small doses at first.

    Things I like to do:

    • Create and work with an Eclipse Intention Setting Crystal Grid
    • Sit outside during the eclipse on the Earth with a select crystal firmly planted in the Earth in front of you to activate and attune it to the energies of the eclipse
    • Put together an Eclipse Energy crystal mojo kit including several crystals in a little pouch to carry around with you
    • Take a Solar Eclipse Energy Bath (add several drops of jasmine essential oil [carries intense New Moon frequencies] along with your chosen eclipse crystals)

    In my Certified Crystal Healer Course, I go over how to do things like this in great detail and, of course, so much more. We happen to be in the tail-end of our registration window for my 2017 LIVE term right now and tuition will be increasing to full price this Friday. Check it out if you’re interested. 

    Are you planning on working with the Solar Eclipse energies? Will you create a Crystal Grid or a Mojo Kit? I’d love to hear about your plans, Crystal Hottie. 🙂 Please share below!

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    Does Solar Activity Affect Us?

    Hibiscus Moon anxiety, astronomy, earthing, energy work, science 2 Comments

    So, this solar pole flip energy stuff has some of us really flipped out, right?

    As I discuss in this week’s featured video there’s nothing to fear because we’ve all done this before. The flip we’re in now is only the 4th observed since tracking began in 1976.
    Does Solar Activity Affect Us? & Crystal Porn!

    The Sun’s magnetic field flips regularly every 11 years at the peak of each solar activity cycle…when the Sun’s internal magnetic dynamo reorients itself. We’re not sure exactly why this occurs. Scientists predicted the flip would occur now & say it should be complete by December.

    Think back to late 2000, early 2001. Do you remember anything significant happening? That’s when we had our last flip.

    What’s happening now is that the sun’s magnetic field has weakened, eventually dying down to zero point before ramping up again with an opposite polarity. So, north is south & south is north. Flip-flop!

    It’s important that you know, Lima Bean, that this is not a disastrous event.

    BUT scientists do acknowledge the reversal will have ripple effects throughout our solar system, as it always does. So, there’s a lot of solar activity & what we call space weather headed our way during this event.
    Reflecting on what I mentioned in the video, re: solar activity & earthquake correlation…check out this email sent out by EarthSkyNews last Saturday morning:

    Does it affect us in any way?

    YES. Every electromagnetic field in our solar system, including our own, is influenced to some extent & we can feel these effects on multiple levels.
    Symptoms of the increase in space weather:

    • Feeling’ tired
    • Floaty
    • Autoimmune disease flare ups
    • Allergy symptom flare ups
    • Cranky
    • Dizzy
    • anxiety
    • Spaced out
    • Overly emotional
    • Uncoordinated
    • Lethargic

    Please note: This is how these events effect most people, but not everyone will be effected in the same way. Some people actually get highly energized…it all depends on our individual vibration.

    REMEMBER…no need to worry…we’ve done this all before. And here, I’m sharing with you some tools to make these transitions that much easier.
    Prescriptions:

    • Staying in heart center…Remember, we’re all going through this together so be understanding
    • Focus in on the energy of our local stars, the Moon, and, of course, our Sun. We’re a part of this whole system. Lots of moving parts.
    • Crystal work with Black tourmaline, my go-to stone for this. Hematite is also great! In fact, I have what I call My Sacred Grounding Trio: black tourmaline, smokey quartz & hematite. Blizzard stone is another great one for balancing energies & uber-grounding.
    • Do lots of Earthing (check out that book!) Earthing is absolutely amazing! Get barefoot & go outside!!! The Ultimate in Grounding. Your feet are meant to connect with Mother Earth! That’s why animals are so well grounded & in-tune. They’re always barefoot!
    • Working on your root chakra. Many of us have an unbalanced root that needs our loving, caring attention.
    • Nourishing root-based foods (carrots, potatoes, shallots, etc.)
    • Touch therapies (massage, aroma-touch therapy, etc.)
    • Unplug & try to get away from electronic EMF’s & electro-pollution
    • There’s more on my other post here

    Resources

    • If you’re really into learning about how the Sun’s activity affects & has affected humanity & the Earth you can totally geek out with this DVD; Solar Revolution.
    • Subscribe to SuspiciousObservers YouTube Channel This guy understands the data & the hard science & encourages you to do your own research, which I love!!
    • Up to the minute spaceweather reports & media

    So, Sweet Pea…tell me: have you been feelin’ it? How’ve you been doing? Any tips to share? Please do so in the comments below.

    Stay safe, hang in…we’re in this together! Mwaaaaaah.

     

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    Crystal Q & A: (‘cept this one is about UFO’s!!)

    Hibiscus Moon astronomy

    OK, right outta the gate…we’re not going to be talking about crystals here…just a little break.

    Back in August I wrote a blog post about signs being everywhere & not believing everything you read & hear without doing our own research. In that post I went on again about my various UFO sightings.

    None of them are of the 3rd kind…don’t go beyond the 2nd kind…thank GOODNESS!

    But apparently I have a knack for sightings. Many an intuitive person has told me those over and over & my life events have proven it.

    I win contests if I enter, I see celebs that I really want to see or meet. I manifest the schist up out of just about anything. And UFO’s are no exception, I guess. I’ve been told I’m a trigger of sorts for stuffs that to happen & be seen. All in a good way.

    So anyways, that blog post generated many questions about my UFO sightings so I figured I’d go right ahead & answer that here:

    Crystal Q & A: (‘cept this one is about UFO’s!!)

    In the comments below, I’d LOVE to hear your take on UFO’s. Do you not believe in them, prefer not to talk about them, love the topic? Do you have a super-cool UFO story of your own to share?

    I’ve been totally fascinated by this stuffs all my life  & would love to know what you think about it, so please leave a comment below.

    Cosmic-Crystal Blessings!

    P.S. My HIGHLY-requested Ancestor Connection with Crystals eKit is JUST about on sale for an very limited time. I’m also giving away my own personal well-desired Ancestor Anointing Gem Elixir Oil Recipe as a bonus along with the eKit. Details coming soon in my newsletter!

    Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

    Hibiscus Moon astronomy, Gem Elixirs, protection, science, stress relief 7 Comments

    Ahhh, Mercury Retro. Its become such a popular excuse that I began hearing it from my teenage science students (while I was still teaching science in the classroom) as an excuse for not turning homework! Whaaaa?

    Seems the idea has become pretty popular.

    Heck! When you’ve found it defined in the Urban Dictionary you know it’s grabbed a hold:

    “A three week period in which the planet Mercury appears to be in backwards motion. During this time human beings experience many adverse effects, such as memory loss, loss of time, loss of items, loss of virginity, loss of common sense. As for technology many unexpected glitches occur during this time, such as software crashes and emails getting lost ”

    OK…wait…what? “loss of virginity“? *shaking head*…moving on.

    Before I get into the crystals, let’s discuss what this all means & where it comes from (except for the “loss of viriginity”…I’m not touching that 1).
    First…let’s talk retrogrades
     

    Oh…how I love to talk about space!! Science class in session!!

    Retrograde refers to a planetary orbit around the Sun is seemingly going opposite of ours here on Earth. It’s like watching someone riding a merry-go-round from 1 fixed point. If you were just watching them from very far away (& had no idea what a merry-go-round was) it would seem like the person you were watching was traveling forward then backward then forward again.

    Now, I can write about this here but really the best way to “get it” is to SEE it & since I don’t have my planetary orbit model here in hand, I’ll let StarWaders show you (works really well for visual minds):

    Now Mercury isn’t the only planet to go retrograde. The other planets do it too & affect us as well. Mercury probably is the most well-known b/c it’s so close to the Sun & has the shortest orbit to travel so it ends up zipping round so quickly (hence those little wings on the depictions of the Roman God Mercury) that we end up with about 3 Mercury Retros a year, more than any other planet. No worries…we’ll get to the crystals for Mercury Retrograde soon.

    Disclaimer here…I’m no astrologist. That is not my area of expertise at all but I do know the usual associations made with Mercury Retrograde; probably due to its speediness, Mercury is known as the messenger governing over communication of all sorts, which includes technology. This tiny planet is also known to influence travel, merchants, thieves & be a mischievous influence over all those things too.

    So when is Mercury Retrograde? I always check here & I make sure to avoid all the items mentioned below (especially when embarking on something new) unless I’ve taken the correct precautionary measures.
    There’s also a Mercury Retro  app for that! Heeee!

    • Androids
    • iPhones

    The Usual Mercury Retro Warnings to Be Aware of

  • No contracts! This is time that we’re supposed to avoid making any serious plans or agreements of any kind, no important meetings or legally binding documents.
  • Be careful to communicate extra clearly during this time & throw in some extra patience, clarity & attention to detail during this time. Choose your words carefully. If you’re a Type A personality like me, now’s the time to let your Freak Flag Fly! It will benefit you for taking the extra time & energy to check the details.
  • Be extra wary of all technology; emails & texts included. Stuffs seems to get lost, freeze up or just generally go berserk! Take the time to make sure that important stuffs did indeed get through.
  • Make sure you & your other party are interpreting everything clearly…even in face to face convo’s. If you’re reading something more complex than usual & it’s important, make sure to read it over again & then have someone else double-check it for you.
  • Flip it Around
    So all this sounds like a stressful time, doesn’t it? But it really doesn’t have to be at all. In fact, you can a flip your attitude about it onto its head!

    I prefer to take this time to s-l-o-w it down. I try not to take on something HUGE at this time & not to release or launch a brand new program or course. I find this to be a GREAT time to restructure or reorganize something, do some gentle & supportive personal work. Re-Do Time & take your time. Laid back + zen; simply  renew, revamp & redo!

    As I always try to remember to remember myself…the only thing we have control over is our own reaction to whatever may occur. I choose how to respond. My applied energy & the energy of my created environment will entrain the energy within me & that of  the energy of my current situation (& possibly that of the people involved in it too!) So what can we do?
    Crystals for Mercury Retrograde
    Here are some crystals & stones you can work with pre, during & post Mercury Retrograde:

    Emerald – will help smooth communication & organize activities & plans

    [caption id="attachment_10676" align="aligncenter" width="300"] emerald on quartz[/caption]

    Blue lace agate – helps improve clear calm communication

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    Fluorite – balances thinking, improves concentrations, organizes thoughts; any color variety will work

    [caption id="attachment_6385" align="aligncenter" width="167"] green banded fluorite[/caption]

    Amazonite – harmony in communication

    [caption id="attachment_10677" align="aligncenter" width="300"] amazonite (photo credit: Rob Levinsky of irocks.com)[/caption]

    Aquamarine – enhances clear communication

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    Mercury Let-Go Rx
    If you find yourself getting all stressed out by classic Mercury-Retro mishaps, remember to switch gears & use some of these ideas for letting go. If you have these tools ready to go when Mercury comes round to play the mischievous messenger, you’ll be able to think clearly in your zenified state & calmly resolve any possible disruptions or hiccups.

    • Letting Go meditation from MeditationOasis.com
    • Whip up a Mercury Let Go Gem Elixir Spray using an elixir from one of the above mentioned crystals (use a gem chip or 2 in the spray as well) along with a few drops of some relaxing organic essential oils such as lavender or ylang ylang.
    • Write an affirmation on a slip of paper  like “This is a time of renewal,  review & revitalization” or “I am calm, cool, clear, & focused” & tuck into a little pouch with a few of the above stones. Mercury Retro Mojo Kit to the RESCUE!!

    So, its OK. You’ve got this, Lima Bean!

    Sparkly Blessings!

     

     

    P.S. If you have a particularly funny, crazy or just interesting Mercury Retro story or a good tip for us….please share in the comments below!