The summer eclipse season is here, and that means it’s time to do some magick!
Yes–eclipse energy is chaotic and unpredictable. It’s wild and unreasonable. It doesn’t always “play nice.” However, it’s deeply transformative and incredibly powerful, and a spell or two can go a long way during this lunation.
Lunar eclipses take place during the full moon, and they tend to manifest as “full moons on steroids”—they’re more intense, more emotional, more volatile, and more powerful than their common counterparts.
When preparing to work with a lunar eclipse, it’s a good idea to pull out your grimoire, journal, or book of shadows and reflect on where you were six months ago. What’s changed? What have you learned? What have you shifted? If it resonates, you can pull some tarot or oracle cards using the following spread:
What is this eclipse cycle bringing an end to?
What is this eclipse cycle paving the way for?
What will be discovered, achieved, or concluded by next eclipse cycle?
Now that you’re aware of what’s ending, it’s time to prepare for release. The full moon is a time where our efforts and our energy merges with the universal current–it’s time to let go and let goddess. You can…
~Speak/write words of release and burn them in a sacred flame
~Ask a deity to help you integrate the shift you’ve moved through
~Create a safe, sacred space to rest and reflect in
~Say a prayer to heal the world and bring about swift and lasting change for the good of all so mote it be
Solar eclipses take place during the new moon, and the regenerative, “clean slate” energy of this phase is amplified. A solar eclipse provides a great opportunity for you to commit to a new way of being, a new way of moving through the world.
It’s good to think about the macro when it comes to solar eclipse intentions—less “please universe, give me a new car” and more “please universe, heal my money shadows so I can become a custodian of wealth and abundance.” Why? The rapid changes that happen within and without us during eclipse season cause us to question our very foundations. We know that change is happening, but we might not know how it’s going to manifest, so it’s better to invite the energy of the change than to speak a goal that we’re not certain is soul resonant.
Light some candles, cradle your favorite crystals, get into ritual mindset, and speak your shift to the universe! Let its weight and influence vibrate through your entire being and welcome transformation on a cellular level. Change begins through commitment, and words are magick–may this eclipse season transform you!
P.S. Lunar Alchemy, the 28-day e-course that helps you create and heal with the phases of the moon, is live! This course lovingly guides you through the work of each phase, engineering a powerful and lasting transformation. The best part? You can take the Lunar Alchemy journey every month for the rest of your life–the process works for every lunation, regardless of season or sign!