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Witchy Tip of the Week: Eclipse Season Science

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Hello my babes! We are doing a post a day early because we have quite the next few days. If you pay any attention to the sky, I am sure you heard we are going to be having a Solar Eclipse & New Moon in Aries tonight/tomorrow & we are on the brink of heading into Taurus season, and this year's first Mercury Retrograde starting 4/21 . So, with all that chaotic big changing energy in the sky, I figured this week's witchy tip should be how to make the most out of the potent energy and how you can use it in your favor.


Now back in September of last year I wrote my first post on Surviving Mercury & we have learned a bit about Moon Magic through my post I wrote on how to use the moon's magic at different times in its cycle, but we haven't explored anything about eclipses and how their power is different than your average New or Full Moon. Eclipses are when the Moon & Sun pass over each other completely, one blocking out the other's light or magnifying it. The magic behind eclipses lies in their ability to disrupt the normal flow of energy and consciousness on earth, and to create a portal or gateway to the unseen realms. From an astrological perspective, eclipses occur when the earth, sun, and moon align in a specific way, creating a temporary interruption in the normal cycles of light and energy. This interruption can have a profound effect on our consciousness and energy, and can open us up to new insights, spiritual growth, and transformation. A Lunar and Solar eclipse will each deliver something different.

A Solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking out the light of the sun. In magical practice, a Solar eclipse is associated with new beginnings, transformation, and manifestation. It's a time for setting intentions and planting seeds for the future, as the energy of the eclipse is thought to amplify the power of our intentions and desires. A Solar eclipse can also be a time for releasing old patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us, in order to make room for new growth and transformation. Solar Eclipses happen when the moon is in its New phase, which aligns with the energy of newness and new beginnings! A good way to remember Solar Eclipses are about new, when the Sun rises, a new day begins. Solar Eclipse = new beginnings.


A Lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon. In magical practice, a Lunar eclipse is associated with release, purification, and letting go of what no longer serves us. It's a time for releasing emotional baggage, negative patterns, and anything that is holding us back from living our fullest potential. The energy of a Lunar eclipse is thought to be particularly potent for spiritual growth, psychic development, and connecting with the unconscious mind. The moon is Full during this type of eclipse, which as we know is the time the moon is its most powerful. A good way to remember Lunar Eclipses are about release and aligning yourself with what is best for your longevity. Lunar Eclipse = illumination on your life.

Overall, both Solar and Lunar eclipses are powerful times for magical work and spiritual practice and can offer unique opportunities for growth and transformation. By working with the energy and symbolism of each eclipse, we can harness their power to manifest our desires, release what no longer serves us, and connect with our deepest spiritual selves.



Okay but what about this Eclipse?

This Solar Eclipse is in Aries, one of the powerhouses of the astrology wheel. This eclipse is creating a potent energy for new beginnings, self-discovery, and personal growth. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is associated with initiation, leadership, and taking action. With that in mind, an Aries Solar Eclipse can be a powerful time for setting intentions, starting new projects, and taking bold steps towards our goals. It is a great time to harness the fiery energy of Aries and use it to fuel our intentions and desires. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, which is associated with courage, strength, and willpower. During an Aries Solar Eclipse, the energy of Mars is amplified, making it a powerful time for taking action and manifesting our desires. Now is the time to activate our personal power, courage, and confidence. It's a time to take risks, be bold, and trust our instincts, even if they take us outside of our comfort zone!! An Aries Solar Eclipse can also be a time for shedding old patterns and beliefs that are holding us back from living our fullest potential. As we set new intentions and take bold action, we may need to release old fears, doubts, and insecurities in order to fully step into our power.


Here are 5 ways to make the most out of this Eclipse Energy:

  1. Set Intentions: Journal, journal, journal! Write down your intentions for the coming months and year, focusing on goals related to personal growth, self-discovery, and taking bold action. Be specific, clear, and use affirmative language. Remember, you already have what you need, all you want is what you desire. I am wealthy, I am healthy, I have the car, I have the dream job. What is meant for you will be yours, go ahead and start writing it all down.

  2. Create a Vision Board: Writing not your thing? Try visuals! Collect images, words, and symbols that represent your intentions and desires, and use them to create a vision board. Display it in a prominent place in your home or workspace as a visual reminder of your goals and aspirations or do it digitally and set it as your screensaver/phone background.

  3. Perform a Solar Eclipse Ritual: Create a ritual that reflects the energy of the Aries Solar Eclipse. This can involve lighting candles, burning incense, meditating, and setting intentions. You can also incorporate crystals, such as carnelian, citrine, or garnet, which are associated with Aries and the Solar Plexus Chakra.

  4. Take Action: The energy of an Aries Solar Eclipse is about taking action and being bold. Identify one or two action steps that align with your intentions and take them within the first week of the eclipse. This can be something small or something significant, but it should push you outside of your comfort zone. A small step in the right direction ripples out.

  5. Connect with Fire Energy: Aries is a Fire sign, so connecting with the element of Fire can help you harness the energy of the Solar Eclipse. You can do this by lighting candles, spending time in nature, or practicing a Fire meditation. Personally, I am going to do a bonfire!

Overall, the magic behind an Aries Solar Eclipse lies in its ability to activate our personal power, courage, and confidence, and to provide a powerful energy for new beginnings and self-discovery. By working with the energy and symbolism of this eclipse, we can harness its power to manifest our desires, release old patterns, and step into our fullest potential.


Okay but what about Mercury Retrograde?

Now with the Mercury retrograde happening closely after the eclipse we may see some additional energy too. Mercury retrograde is a period of introspection and reflection, where communication, technology, and travel can be disrupted or delayed. This retrograde may also bring up unresolved issues from the past that need to be addressed and resolved before moving forward. I would say the retrograde is going to bring forth the side of the eclipse that is about shedding old patterns. Do not manifest, examine. See what is coming in and popping up and how it aligns with the intentions you are trying to set. Together, these astrological events can create a powerful window for transformation and growth, but it may also require you to slow down, reassess your priorities, and be patient with the process. The key to navigating this magic is to stay grounded, listen to your intuition, and stay open to unexpected opportunities and insights that may arise.


Hope this all helps you make the most of this weekend and the start to a new astrological season! If you are interested in learning more or working with me one on one, head over to my services page and sign up for a reading today!


Until next time,

xoxo

Margaux <3

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