Monday, August 21, 2017

Some Thoughts on the Eclipse

     If you live in North America, did you skip your normal obligations and sneak a peek at the solar eclipse?  It was something, wasn't it?  Other than the fact that this is a relatively rare event, I think it was important for other reasons.

     Remember that the sun represents the male principle and the moon represents the female.  Having the moon cover the sun, even for a short while, represents to me the idea that the female principle is on the ascendancy.  It comes at a good time.

     Second, tonight is also the start of the new moon cycle, where the moon will gradually gain strength in the night sky.  To me, that underscores the resurgence of the female principle.

     And third, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer as we head toward fall and winter.  Again, the female principle is gaining power.

     What does this mean for us?  Well, for too long, the male principle has been dominant.  It is shown in tribalism, exclusionary actions, rankism, predatory behavior, greed, and detachment from our Earth Mother and her creatures.  Perhaps you can think of at least one national leader who fits this description.  But before you point fingers too much, look at yourself.  Do any of your (or my) actions betray that attitude, even a little?

     It's time for all of us -- all of us -- to open our hearts and lives to the sacred feminine.  Welcome her in.  Let's achieve balance.  Our world needs it.

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