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Solar Eclipse-Opportunity or Chaos?

SOLAR ECLIPSE AUGUST 2017 PORTAL TO A NEW WORLD REALITYI did a three card spread to gain some insight into what energies may be present during this solar eclipse which falls on the 21st of August 2017 in the Northern hemisphere (which will be the 22nd of August in the Southern hemisphere). Many people are in fear as to what it could mean for us. Many think great upheavals and calamities willl occur. I am not so sure about this-in fact I don’t think anything will happen to be honest, but one thing is for sure, it is a rare event and I do feel that the events that happen in our solar system and our universe affect our minds and emotions, because we are intimtaely connected to nature. But, I will agree with the possibility the guy in the video below is warning about: there may be some traffic jams as people come from all over to witness this rare eclipse:

I like to read Tarot cards like they are a form of energy and so I approached the cards enquiring  as to what opportunities and challenges might this eclipse offer us in both our personal lives and collective lives on planet earth. Here are the questions I asked and what showed up:

Card one: What are our greatest fears to let go of?

3 of Swords

Three of swords in TarotThe Three of Swords is one of the most painful cards in the Tarot deck. It represents heartbreak, betrayal and mental confusion where we are pulled in more than one direction and feel inner conflict as to which way we should go. Humanity is at a point of one of our greatest mental confusions right now and the fear is that if we live from our hearts we are going to get hurt or betrayed in some way.

It can also represent feeling as if we are never going to get through this ‘rainy’ season of our life where life seems dull or full of sorrows and where we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. You only have to watch five minutes of the news to feel feel as if the world has not much good in it. However, it is important to remember that these feelings are not actually our true reality-it is coming from our own mental constructs and distracts us from our true inner light. When we are present in our mind and body to the joys and blessings around us, we are able to release this inner fear and struggle and flow with life with more ease.

Be honest about what hurts

This card can also represent a fear of facing our inner hurts and being honest about how we really feel. We might be afraid to get in touch with our feelings because if we do, we may come to the realisation that we need to make some changes that feel uncomfortable in the short term. However, what ever pain we may be feeling about anything is just a reminder that we are somehow not listening to our most true authentic self. Listening to our true authentic self can be scary sometimes because sometimes the guidance we get from our inner self is promtping us to take a different direction than the path we are currently on.

Life scenarios the 3 of swords represent:

Unfulfilling relationships; heartbreak from a failed relationship; feeling as if you have to protect your heart from something or someone and as a result you may be living in a certain kind of misery; confuson over which direction to go in a certain situation or love triangles that feel miserable.

Actionable steps:

Do some meditation. Do things that will help you let go of your mind. Exercise and move your body. Practice energy medicine. Do deep breathing, EFT,  and focus on what is wanted rather than what is not wanted. Forgiveness, moving on from things that feel broken in your life or finding ways to deal with the things that are causing you the greatest amount of stress.

Card two: What strengths can we draw on?

The Empress

The Empress in TarotThe Empress tells us that reconnecting with our earthy feminine side will give us the most amount of strength and confidence to face the future. Spending time in nature or spending time doing creative things which can tap into the right side of our brains will allow us to access our intution and gut feelings rather than being stuck in our head. The more we try and ‘figure things out’ from a logical left side of the brain, the more pain we are going to feel pain and sorrow from the energy of the 3 of Swords.

The Empress sits amongst nature and appears to be pregnant. She represents fertility of not just the physical body, but also fertility of our mind. Our mind and bodies are ripe for nourishing activities that feed our soul. This is where we will find our power and resilience moving forward in this great time of change in history.

Actionable steps: Spend time in nature. Practice Qigong. Switch off your laptop, phone, TV and all forms of media (including social media)  and get away for a time to be still and appreciate natural surroundings. Act on inspirations you have to do something-this is your higher self prompting you. The way you will know your higher self is talking to you is by how you feel. If you think of a new idea and you feel a certain kind of elation or inspiration or joy, you will know that this is right for you. If however you feel fear or the thing you are thinking of feels heavy or like it will be a lot of work that you won’t enjoy, you will know this is not your higher self talking.

Check out this page for some further ideas on feeling grounded and centred within.

Card three: What are the opportunities as a result of drawing on this strength?

Knight Of Wands Reversed.

knight of wands in tarotThe Knight of Wands reversed can relate to taking unwise risks or acting in haste and having scattered energy. Therefore, if we draw on the opportunity the Empress presents us from the previous card where we take time to be present in our body and tapping into the right side of our brain, the scattered energy of the Knight of Wands reversed will disspipate. There has never been a greater time in history that we are so fragmented and pulled in so many directions. Gone are the days where you would casually call up a friend to just have a chat-we send a text to them or a message on Facebook instead because we feel it is less time consuming. We are addicted to technology and probably the most discconected from each other and our inner self than we ever have been due to the fast pace of modern life and the pace of change.

Do not fear change

The change is not a bad thing, but we have to find ways to build our resilience as the change whirls around us. The opportunity this solar eclipse offers us right now is one where humanity can make a shift into a greater level of consciousness. The big question we need to ask ourselves is ‘are we up to speed with it?’ How do we consciously slow ourselves down in order to keep up with the pace? Because if we don’t take the time to embrace the energy and wisdom of the Empress, we are left feeling like the Knight of Wands reversed-scattered, hasty, impatient to ‘make things happen’ and generally lacking the capability to be present to those around us and to our own hearts desires. We will be continually feel pulled in different directions and unable to deeply commit to anything we truly care about. We will remain in confusion and chaos and in the suffering of the 3 of Swords.

The solar eclipse is an opportunity to pause and reflect on where we have been, where we want to go and whether we are in the best headspace as well as heartspace to get us there.

What do you feel is relevant to you from this reading and card interpretation? Is there a practice you like to do each day to keep yourself grounded and in the intuitive right side of your brain? Feel free to comment below and let me know!

10 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse-Opportunity or Chaos?”

  1. Your blog is amazing and a muchly needed insight about the struggles I’m currently facing personally. I feel I needed to see this today. I love the way you’ve drawn the card, talked about life scenarios and then actionable steps to overcome some of the problems, its so helpful. Good vibes for the eclipse!

  2. I found the solar eclipse to be fascinating. However, I don’t think it had a made major impact on earth.

    I found your thoughts about it being a time for reflection as relevant. I’m not sure that the world is going to be able to change. Too many people have been taught to hate one another.

    What do you think? Is there hope for us on earth?

    1. Hi Robert, I do believe there is hope for us on earth. However, I do not watch the news and perhaps that helps me to be optimistic. By switching off from most of the media outlets it gives you a better chance of noticing what is actually good about humanity, rather than what is always wrong. We are hard wired to notice what is wrong before what is right because it is part of our survival instinct. We don’t live as hunter gatherers anymore, yet our biology and mind still operates with these instincts. It therefore becomes important to consciously retrain your mind to see the light rather than the darkness. I think those who choose light will experience more light, and those that choose darkness will experience more darkness, because I think we live in an attraction based universe where what we focus on grows stronger. We all create our own perceptions of things and this determines the quality of our life, despite there still being so many reasons where life is full of inequality, brutality and greed. We can’t so much control what happens to us, but we can control our reaction to it. Easier said than done of course, but I do believe it is a worthy thing to strive for.

  3. Liz,
    I learned a few things about taro cards from your article. I agree that it is important to be present in the moment and get outside to appreciate the miracles of nature. Today I meditated to an Abraham Hicks recording while I sat and watched the waves coming ashore. I was in a total state of bliss. Thank you for helping to keep all of us aware of our true nature!

    1. Hi Sbirkett, I love Abraham Hicks teachings. I listen to them nearly everyday on youtube. Such a simple message, yet seems to take so much repetition to really get it!

  4. Well I could tell you that the eclipse is happening over California right now and I have no castrates to report – lol.

    I wanted to comment on your reply to Robert. Bravo, very well said, I too stopped watching the local news stations because of the same reasons, You’ll never see an article about the little old my who walks the street each morning picking up trash, or about any of the good things that happen in our community. It really a waste of energy and it is true that most stories are bias in order to create better ratings. personally I don’t get it, who wants to watch a live broadcast of a car chase when all it does is cause copy cats who want attention to do the same.

    Instead I spend my evenings helping the kids with there homework, sharing dinner together, and spending quality time outside enjoying life for what it is, I have found that to be so much more enjoyable rather that sitting in front of the TV set.

    Thanks,
    tom

    1. Hey Tom, couldn’t agree more! Being present as much as possible to that which is around us is a recipe for happiness. It gives us more resilience to deal with what ever may come our way in the world. One thing is for sure, if there is something we need really to know about in relation to world events, we will find out anyway!

  5. Good day Liz! I did partially witness the solar eclipse and still without looking directly at it, looking straight on, (I live in Michigan), my eyes felt ‘fuzzy’ so I had to go back in.
    I’ve had 2 readings before, never tarot, and they made me think a little clearer about my life choices. Your video is very informative and the articles are also. Make you think twice if you should or shouldn’t have a reading.
    I may in the future but right now the unknown is better.
    Thank you for the insight!

    1. Hi Pamela, thanks for visiting! How lucky you are even to see the partial eclipse! I got onto the news this morning to see some video footage of it and it seemed that people were very moved by the experience where they experienced the total eclipse. 

      I certainly agree that for the most part, the unknown is better as it might mean you feel more free to make certain choices. On the other hand, sometimes having something to reflect on such as a tarot reading about a certain circumstance can open up possibilities you had not considered before. Each to their own!

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