Solar Eclipse in Leo. Oh yeah, it’s also a New Moon.

LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:58 am EDT/2:58 am PDT; Sun and Moon at 18.42 Leo

Solar eclipses are buzzy. Have you felt it building? Although it’s a New Moon, which is usually introspective, the Sun is the main feature, which flips the energy, and we get shaken up enough that the Shadow Self can sometimes take over. This post is a perfect example of the topsy-turvy-ness of the energy – it was supposed to be a New Moon post, and here I am talking about the Sun!

But let’s have a look at what is going on with the Shadow Self, since we’re shining lights in dark corners… Our Shadow is nothing more than the part of ourselves we haven’t made friends with yet. We’re more than a little uncomfortable with it, and we try to shove it back into hiding whenever it pops up, instead of looking for its strength, the gift that it brings. We may even be ashamed of it.

The biggest challenge most of us have with our Shadow is that, until be accept that it is, we can’t do anything about it. Accepting that something is simply means letting go of judgment and allowing it to be neutral. If I try to change something, or learn from it, while I’m in judgment, I’m not present, which means I’m stuck in illusion. So all my efforts are going to be wasted.

For example, I can be very impatient. Impatience isn’t the problem, though. Impatience is a lack of acceptance, pure and simple. Its opposite is not patience, because patience can only be brought to blossom where impatience already exists. The opposite of of impatience is acceptance. Rather than getting stuck in what I think should be, allowing what actually is gives me the opportunity to change things, if change is indicated.

The easiest way for me to get out of judgment and into acceptance is to shift my conscious operating system to my heart center. If I take a moment and gather all of my focus into my heart center, and relate to the world from that space, I am going to be present, I won’t feel the need to judge, and I will be in acceptance. The heart center, and the Now, are where the Divine is. Honestly, Now is the only moment that exists – the past is in your memory and the future is conjecture. When I stand in Divine energy, I am whole, and I’m not fighting myself.

The gift of my impatience is that it lets me know when I’m operating from a place of separation (illusion) rather than a place of connection (being here Now).

It is common, around the time of a Solar Eclipse, for the Shadow to try to take over. If you want to be proactive, you can work on being present. Grounding meditations help, as does a basic Mindfulness practice. Move deliberately, slowly. Practice operating from your heart center.

Or you go ahead and act out and make a mess. As always, it’s your choice. Free Will Universe and all…

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