Lessons from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse (Image: NASA)
2017 Solar Eclipse (Image: NASA)

What a week thus far, right?  With the solar eclipse kicking things off on Monday, and all the excitement that ensued, kind of feels like we’ve already had a pretty full week, don’t you think?

Well, whether or not you got caught up in #eclipsemania, I think that it is always good practice to take a moment to reflect on what is playing out…

And whether or not you believe in, or acknowledge, the significance of these astrological events, why not take a moment to reflect anyway, right?  Certainly no harm comes of it… 😉

So let’s start with these remarks shared by Susan Miller of Astrology Zone…

“Eclipses are dramatic “wild cards” in our horoscopes. They are some of the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to get us to pay attention to areas in our life that need to change. They uproot us, surprise us, and get us moving. They shake us out of our feelings of compliancy so that we can move from one level of maturity to another, to a higher plane, and they work very rapidly. Eclipses want us to change, and change we do!”

WOW.  A pretty loaded statement, right?

I mean…

Dramatic wild cards.

Pay attention to areas in our life that need to change.

Uproot us, surprise us, get us moving.

Shake us out of feelings of compliancy.

Eclipses want us to change, and change we do!

What do these statement conjure up for you?

And like I said, whether or not you believe in the power of these events, shouldn’t we all be taking an opportunity to look at our lives and ask: What needs to CHANGE?

Sure, things may be humming along smoothly for you right now, and I certainly hope that they are, but isn’t there always SOMETHING in our lives that needs our attention?

The proverbial squeaky wheel?

Come on, we all have one… or four… 😉

It can be so easy to fall into a state of complacency, goodness knows that I’ve spent my fair share of time there, but it is events like the eclipse, or whatever else in our culture that is deemed significant, that gives us the chance to pause and ask:

“What more do I want from this life?”

It’s fear that keeps us from asking.

It’s fear that keeps us skipping along believing that everything is just peachy, when we know that we are worthy and deserving of more.

All of this to say, I am not at all suggesting that we shouldn’t feel a deep sense of satisfaction and joy in our lives, because we should.  But…

In many cases, mine included, there is usually some area where we could give ourselves more.  And frankly, for so many of us, this is as simple as believing that we deserve joy and to be happy.

Is that the case for you?

Ask yourself, and take pause to listen for the answer…