How to Work with the Energy of the the Solar Eclipse

Hibiscus Moon astronomy, moon 31 Comments


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 Sol), 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”?

Image credit: NASA

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:

  1. 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

Comments 31

  1. Definitely sharing this to my Facebook page and my website! Thanks for this information. I’m in North Ga, near Ellijay where we will be experiencing about 99% totality. Looking forward to it. The major shift has been the core of the messages from my guides for close to a year now.

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  2. Thank you for this information, have studied crystals for the last 40 years. Its been my hobby and helped me alot in my life. Still reading what you said guides me a little more, especially at this time.

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  3. First of all, I want a Crystal Babe Cave!! Secondly, thanks for this great info. I need to redo some of my grids, but wasn’t quite sure where to go with them. Now I know!

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  4. I will definitely be using these tips in my eclipse working. I’ve had a labradorite piece for years now and haven’t really worked with it so I’m excited to give it a go. Thanks again for all that you do and the info you share with all of us ❤️✨

  5. Hello Hibiscus Moon Crystal Hotties, Love the idea of a mojo kit. Will prepare, bless, and carry. Will save up for your course at some future juncture. Angel blessings to your move and your 2017 class. Thank you for all you do in healing the world!

  6. I live in Wyoming and get to see 100% total eclipse. This is one event that I will forever remember. The information you have provided us will really help. Thank you and good luck with your new move.

  7. Thank you for all the awesome information! I remember distinctly that eclipse in 1979 as I was 11 years old and watched from my classroom window as the world turned darker and it was an amazingly energetic feeling. Way before I understood what I was feeling and sensing.

    I live in Lincoln, Nebraska – and I took the 21st off to travel to Beatrice to see the eclipse in totality. I am so grateful for being right here, right now!

    So many things in my life are lining up and coming to fruition that’s pretty overwhelming at times. I am putting together my eclipse mojo bag to include moonstone, dark and light, my huge piece of Labradorite, sunstone and of course, lots of clear quartz. I am so excited to experience this event a second time in my life!

    Thank you again for all your wisdom and education on this truly stellar event!

  8. Hi
    Thank-you for the informative post! I am looking forward to experiencing the energy of the eclipse and working with my labradorite!

  9. We live on the Front Range of eastern Colorado, near Boulder, and will be traveling north into Wyoming to experience Totality. Right in the Totality Path. In our trailer! Everything has been booked up there for over a year but some of the RV parks are mowing down and opening up property around their parks for dry camping. I’m anticipating a type of Woodstock atmosphere. I can’t wait and feel so lucky to be so close to the Path of Totality. I will be making a mojo bag to bring with me. I will sit on the ground with my chosen quartz crystal in the ground in front of me. Of course, I travel with most of my collection anyway, lol.

    Thank you for this write-up and the suggestions. I’ve always had a special relationship with the moon that I didn’t understand when I was younger. I’m very sensitive to its pull. I expect to experience something awesome on August 21st 🙂

    Good luck with your move!

  10. Everyone in Northern America enjoy this beautiful experience. It was 2012 when we where able to view a total eclipse here on the East coast of Australia. It was so beautiful watching the Sun come up that morning over the ocean and then the total eclipse. It was magical.

  11. I find it interesting that the Eclipse is on the Leo-Virgo cusp. So I definitely have some ideas for intentions and goals, especially since I have a Saturn in Leo placement and a Virgo midheaven.

    Plus, all this is happening during Mercury Retrograde, so I’m definitely perceiving a lot of re-commitment, re-newal, etc for myself. I don’t have a lot of crystals, due to lack of space. This said, I do have one crystal cluster, plus, I’ve got a necklace idea in mind with a certain labradorite pendant as the focal point. It’s a matter of deciding which stone/gem beads will go with it.

    Onyx and/or obsidian is/are definitely a shoo-in, because for me, they’re both grounding and protective, allowing me to sort through any overwhelming feelings that come with new changes, even the ones I choose for myself. Plus I love that obsidian has that connection to powerful creation energy (volcanoes, etc), and both stones give me the feeling of being able to own and use my creative power in a controlled, emotionally stable way.

    It’s doubtful I’ll try and purchase anything just to look at the eclipse, though.

  12. does anyone know the time that this solar eclipse is suppose to be?
    I also thank all the people above putting in their ideas and impute on what they are doing for and with the solar eclipse.

    Thank you, Stephanie for your wonderful blog post.


  13. Hello Mrs. Moon😄😇💎I have gotten a fantastic invitation from my dear friend William Henry to see the Eclipse from the Parthenon in Nashville TN. I am so excited💫😇💫. Did you know the Earths Windwill actually turn around? Thank you Teacher for your generosity 🙏😇🙏💎💎💎💎😇

  14. Alas & a lack, we will be traveling the day of the eclipse! I did bring some stones with me on this trip, but not the ones I would choose to work with. Having said that, could I work with the energies the following day, instead?

  15. wow. i have been working on opening my own business (but get stuck on the procrastination couch). the company where i am currently employed has given me a last day date of 25 aug. (it’s all good). after listening to the webinar today, i also decided to click on the link for the above blog and read that too.
    holey moley! the seeds of change have been planted and the universe has conspired to push me out “of the nest”.
    i am scared, relieved, exhilarated, and nervous all at once; but absolutely know this is the right and perfect path for me! whee-ha.

  16. I’m going to Beatrice Ne. To see the eclipse 100%.
    I’m making gem water for room sprays .
    I’m taking stones Will be working with the energy

  17. i will be on the beach with a few favorite crystals to view the eclipse Carolina Beach, NC & expecting 95 % totality Love learning more every day watching your videos

  18. I will be in an area that experiences totality. I am also 36 weeks pregnant. I’ve read different superstitions especially Hindu that says pregnant women should stay indoors and meditate or repeat mantras. I love working with my crystals so I will be using those for sure. What are your thoughts on the eclipse and pregnancy?

  19. Should I or should I not set outside during solar eclipse with my crystals as to recharge them. Do i need to wait for a lunar eclipse? New to this so a little confused.

  20. I am experiencing the eclipse right now! Will have totality in over an hour. Is today a good time to bury protective crystals and stones on y property?

  21. my body hair is still on its tippy toes! i was 27, and just back from 11/2 years first time away from or., am 7th generation oregonion. this one had much more energy. world peace and unity can be ours! light as well, loving forgiveness around our earth we will to be this!

  22. Thank you for this great information. The eclipse prompted me to make an abundance grid for husband, he is starting a new business venture. I created a fairly large crystal grid that called for 32 clear quartz, 8 each of green aventurine, citrine, tigers eye, rose quartz, pyrite, sunstone and 4 malachite. I painted 4 infinity symbols overlapping to look like an eight flower petal on a canvas painted light green. Use a large citrine cluster for the centre and a smoky quartz wand to activate it. He was so moved by it.
    Also, I really connected with my new 4 month old baby on a much deeper level (whom I’ve been told is a crystal child). It’s been so profound the way she looks into my soul it feels like.
    Thank you again and I will totally like to share this blog on my website with your permission. You are a wealth of knowledge. Much blessings and regards.

  23. Hello and thank you so much for all the information & guidance that you provide. You asked how I was feeling/doing since the eclipse. Well I feel great. It was before the eclipse and during the eclipse and maybe a day after the eclipse that I was feeling the energym very strongly. I had a weird pressure in my head for almost two weeks prior. the pressure is gone now and I feel energized and lighter.

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