The Eclipse Cycle.
Today at 6:48 pm PDT is the first partial solar eclipse of three eclipses taking place this summer. If you live in the UK and Europe it will occur on Friday the 13th. I want to share some ideas of how to best utilize the energy of this eclipse, provide a heads up about the other eclipses and discuss the significance of the lucky Friday 13th we have the opportunity of enjoying tomorrow.
Although the eclipse is only visible in parts of southern Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica, we can feel its effects energetically anywhere in the world. Eclipses offer an opportunity to become aware of any thoughts or emotions that have been obscured by other matters attracting your attention.
As always, this solar eclipse occurs in conjunction with a new moon, so it is an opportunity for transformation and manifesting by using your highest frequency, universal divine power within to set your intentions for the next six months. However the seeds you plant with your intentions will be most powerful until August 11, the final eclipse in this cycle. As you set your personal intentions, remember to consider how these will assist you to make an impact in the world. Align your energy with other highly conscious, spiritually savvy people in our Divine U Tribe and others wanting to make a positive difference in the world.
Your emotions may be running high because of the intense energy. Can you feel the excitement of limitless potential? Be ready to tap into the solar portal and bring in the super-power of the sun to nurture and energize yourself, all your relations, your environment and the earth. Look for opportunities to begin new personal or work projects and to co-create the reality you want with your friends, family and coworkers.
The second eclipse will be Friday July 27. A total lunar eclipse, the blood moon will be the longest of the century It is called a blood moon because the gases in the earth’s atmosphere cause the red spectrum to be bent towards the moon causing us to see that reddish colour. This eclipse will be seen in the UK, Australia, Europe, South America, West Africa and Central Asia to Eastern Africa.
The final partial solar eclipse on August 11 will pass over parts of Europe and Asia. This cluster of three eclipses is somewhat unusual as eclipses usually come in pairs. But the timing is now right for the 34 day eclipse season since the first new moon occurs early enough in the cycle for a lunar and solar eclipse to follow.
So tune in and tap into the energy tonight and be aware of the powerful cycle in the few weeks.
Why is Friday the 13th LUCKY?
A long time ago when our foremothers were honoured, when the Goddess was revered, Friday and the number 13 were seen in a positive sacred light. Today in some cultures and traditions 13 is still an auspicious number
It is significant in many ways. There are 13 moons in a year. Many cultures used the lunar calendar and some religious holidays are still based on it. The Maya believe there are 13 heavens and built many of their pyramids to reflect this. Chinese women serve 13 mooncakes during their lunar New Year celebrations. The Jewish religion has 13 tenants of the faith and boys are considered to be adults when they have their bar mitzvahs at age 13. Wiccans believe that the best number for a coven is 13. Ancient Egyptians believed life has 13 stages, the last being the transition we make to eternal life.
The time when a woman is experiencing her ‘moon’ or menstrual cycle has long been seen as her very powerful time. I was at a first nation’s medicine wheel ceremony a few years ago where any woman on her moon was expected to stay in a special tent, was served food and drink and learned from the wise women about this powerful time. During the giveaway ceremony we went to a place apart from the general attendees and received extra giveaways.
Although in numerology 13 becomes the number 4, some say 13 is the number of transformation in the tarot deck, 13 has also been associated with blood, fertility and lunar power.
Fridays are based on the goddess of creation in Norse mythology Freya. Friday is Freya’s day. The French and Italian days Vendredi; Venerdi (Friday) is based on Venus’ (the goddess of love) day.
So despite the beliefs that number 13 and Friday the 13th are unlucky, I choose to look at the positive evidence that it is a sacred number associated with the lunar calendar and the day honours our Mother Earth and sacred femininity. I also believe that the time of sacred masculinity and femininity as dualistic concepts has come and gone, especially for those of us who choose to live in divine higher consciousness. We have integrated each of the sacred qualities that were held as separate for so long and can choose to use them as tools, strengths to use as the situation calls for them.
I hope you choose to celebrate the lucky higher vibeing aspects of Friday the 13th with a little meditation or celebration of the Goddess energy, knowing in the new golden age of consciousness,You are the Divine Source.
image: solar eclipse by rumpleteaser flickr creative commons