The universe is a benevolent place.
I used to think the opposite. I used to think that the world was against me because I wasn't always getting all the things my childish little ego wanted. But when I stepped back and examined this thought, I realized how ludicrous it was.
Now, I think differently about it all. And perspective truly is everything. The universe isn't the only Creator here. We get to co-create with it. If I believe that what created me is always supporting me, than I create more of that reality. If I believe that what created me is always out to get me and push me down, than I create more of that reality.
So, what does this have to do with the solar eclipse?
Entertain the idea that the universe you are part of is also part of you. When it moves and shifts, you will also feel that move and shift. Whether you believe in astrology and things such as Mercury Retrograde or not, you cannot dispute the fact that our days and nights are run by the sun and moon. We are always affected by these cycles, orbits, and changes in the universe.
Every month, we experience the cycles of the full moon and the new moon. The full moon is always a time of releasing things that are no longer serving us or in alignment with us. Women often experience their monthly cycles lining up with the full moon in this way - a pretty amazing thing for us to sync up with a giant orbiting object in the cosmos! Men experience this as well, although it may not be quite as obvious. The new moon is a time of creation, of manifestation. So, every month, we all naturally go through these process of creation and purging, expansion and contraction, birth and death... and that in itself is quite amazing and healthy!
So, when eclipses start happening, they super charge these already existing movements of the moon and our selves. In short, eclipses will catapult you into significant change.
I would strongly encourage you to use this energy intelligently. If you can get clear on what you want to release and what you want to call forward, the lunar and solar eclipses can be extremely powerful in a wonderfully positive way for you.
A lunar eclipse can only happen when there is a full moon. Remember that a full moon is a time of releasing. This is why many people experience lots of shifts of things 'falling apart' during a lunar eclipse. Rest assured, nothing is falling apart - things that are no longer in alignment are falling away. As you can see from the diagram, the Earth will be in between the sun and the moon during a lunar eclipse.
A solar eclipse can only happen when there is a new moon. Remember that a new moon is a time for manifestation. As you can see from the diagram, the moon is in between the sun and the Earth. Solar eclipses are much more rare and the one happening in the United States on August 21, 2017 will be one to experience, for sure! This particular eclipse will be moving diagonally across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The path it makes is called The Path of Totality as the sun will be totally blocked by the moon for several minutes.
How to Use the Energy of a Solar Eclipse to Manifest Your Greatest Desires:
Whether you find yourself in the eclipse's path or not, you will still experience this strong energy. This means that this date and time will be an incredibly super-charged time to manifest whatever you desire. The entire cosmos are with you!
Meditate for several days prior to the solar eclipse to get very clear on what you want to create. The more clear you are, the better.
Write down your intentions. It's important to write these, instead of typing them. The movement of your hands across paper anchors those intentions in your psyche in a more powerful way.
On the day of the eclipse, create some time when you are completely alone so that you can truly connect with your Higher Self.
TRUST. Trust that whatever transpires next is for your highest good.
Allow yourself and your thoughts to be EXPANSIVE.
Allow yourself to deeply love who you are on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. This is where the real gold is.
See yourself as a reflection of this magnificent universe.