14 Apr / The word eclipse means “to obscure,” and in many cultures, these astrological events are bad omens. What do you think…?
One noteworthy point about this month is that we are about to navigate the energy of two eclipses, the first, a total lunar eclipse in Libra taking place in the overnight hours of April 14th/15th and the second, an annular solar eclipse taking place on the cusp of April 28th/29th. Since ancient times, eclipses have been associated with omens (often negative) and have been approached with fear, reverence, awe, and caution. Although in present time we scientifically understand the occurrence, eclipses (particularly the solar eclipse, when the sun “disappears” from the sky) still hold sway over humanity in a magically captivating way. Throughout time, all sorts of inauspicious and intense phenomena have been attributed to eclipses; from birth defects, to famine and disease, chaos, the wrath of god, and natural disasters such as earthquakes. While science may provide an explanation for some phenomena (for example, take the case of earthquakes, where the change in the gravitational pull during an eclipse is sometimes followed by an earthquake), humanity has spent a large portion of our history directing a sense of unease towards these happenings, an imprint that stays with us even today.
KEEP ME ELEVATED!