A winter solstice lunar eclipse……..

Tomorrow there will be something  in the heavens that has not occurred for 372 years, and we are all here to be a part of it….a total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice! ( 12:32 -5:03 EST….NASA will be streaming it live, and taping it too, if you miss it)……..

The Ancients believed that a dragon in the devoured the moon during an eclipse…. there  were  also many legends explaining why it reappeared. But really, the solstice, for me, marks the shift from light ( summer) to dark ( winter)…a time for slumber and rejuvenation. Such passages can mark the end of something…and every ending means a new beginning. Winter is a great time for self reflection, and seeking out or observing patterns of emotion and behaviors.  According to astrologers, a total lunar eclipse, amplifies opportunities for transformation. Some believe the electromagnetic fields between the sun and the moon are weakened, thus allowing easier shifts of consciousness in our hearts and minds….I don’t know if this is true, but I do know that if we allow ourselves to travel deep inside to our darkest corners, that is where we can really hear the voices of our animal instincts. What do your instincts tell you about yourself?..listen, really listen……are you a scientist, artist, warrior, peacemaker, inventor, farmer, spiritual visionary? Our work is to hear those instincts and follow them, as these are the gifts you bring with you to this life. Hear them, claim them, own them, and walk them out into the light. Wear them on your sleeve, if that is what you can muster.

namaste….and enjoy a moondance!

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  1. ah but you know me so well. i *am* a moondancer on winter solstice nights. my body is already swaying to music which only my spirit can receive from the heavenlies. these are the days. and the nights. and i am blessed to call you my friend during historic moments such are these….

    i bow to you.

  2. What a thought provoking post…thank you Kerin! I am afraid I will not see much of anything besides rain clouds and I thank NASA and all modern technology for letting me experience this in non-real time. I love the winter solstice because it marks the beginning of longer days, certainly a significant festival to the ancient persians who were zoroastrians. Enjoy the show! xoxo

  3. Tis going to be overcast here in northern Missouri , I doubt that the moon’s transformation will be visible but I plan on awakening early to search the sky. Big Fly’s whispers will be magnified and I shall listen. Thank you for writing this post, Kerin. Lovely meditation for the beginning of winter.

  4. OMG. OMG.
    our view is perfect. clear skies. +5 F. am at work right now [2300 AKST] and [yes] hollered over the radios to the rest of the staff—-OMGyouvegottocomeseethis! fortunately my hollering was done while in the courtyard so i did not awaken any pioneers or veterans.
    our view is much like the lower image on your posted photo, kerin. pinkish. full. magical. mystical. i am so glad to be alive and able to give thanks for this night.

    and, so, i sent up thoughts to my cyber gal pals….

    LOVE to you all.

  5. Marie- you SAW it in real time?!!!!!!!! It was so overcast here, there was not a chance! They said the red colour would be redder than usual!….oh, hugs to you!

    Mona- you are my favourite almost-Persian….I love you!

    Kelly- thank you for coming to visit in the new space here!….oh yes, Big Fly! I would love to hear what he says to you….

    and Mike- you are the one who turned me on to “Van the Man” in the first place….he still remains one of my favourite musical artists…so thank you for that, always….

    I woke up this morning having slept so very, very well…they say this moon is in ‘Cancer’, which is my sun sign…there has been so much ‘path clearing’ the past year….so I said a little meditation for my own transformation!…

    namaste, love , light and carmelized onions to you all! xo

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