Cosmic Update: Total Solar Eclipse + Sekhmet
We are all burning in the hot fire of transformation this Leo season. We are scorched and inflamed by the heat of madness prevalent in each day. This build up to the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st, has been anything but comfortable. Over and over again, we have been pushed out of complacency to come fact-to-face with what we avoid looking at within ourselves, and within those around us.
Are you roaring yet? If deep, guttural noises are not reverberating out of your fierce belly, then it is time to channel your inner lion/lioness, open your throat chakra, and roar back at life! Sekhmet, the lion-headed sister of Isis, is the Egyptian goddess of passion, courage, and fire. Her name means “the Powerful One.” She exists in our fierce bellies, teaching us to honor our anger and rage as appropriate and needed. Anger is not something to get rid of, it needs to be acknowledged and heard, and it is our job now to learn to express it in a way that it can be heard. Learn to transform your anger so it empowers and energizes you. Allow that mighty energy to flow into channels that are productive and creative, rather than destructive and vengeful.
Sekhmet is depicted as a woman with the head of a lioness, with a sun disc and a serpent on her headdress. The serpent is a symbol of transformation, evolution, and enlightenment. The serpent is coiled up at the base of the spine in the human body, and when awakened, spirals its way up the spine and activates the third eye, giving it eternal sight. Expect sudden expansions in perceptions and inner knowing. Learn to rely on your body wisdom and instincts, and make sure you are doing your part in keeping them clear and sharp. Change your routine, daily habits, self-talk, exercise, and diet as needed. We are downloading new programs from the cosmos, so clear out and reboot your body temple in order to run these new upgraded programs.
Your new life is here and it is wild! This new moon solar eclipse in Leo is helping us to re-wild ourselves, so we align to the cosmic energies swirling around us. We dance with chaos and honor its mysterious element of surprise, knowing we are being guided onto the path that transforms the impossible into the possible. Transformation is a process that can take days, months, years, lifetimes, or sometimes it can happen in an instant. Although what is personally transforming within you has been brewing for quite some time, this solar eclipse is the epiphany moment when it all clicks within your heart, and you have a deeper knowing of your new truths.
We take darkness and transmute it into light. This is our magic. And we have been weaving this magic since the time of our ancestors’ ancestors. Speaking of ancestors, yours are here, standing with you, as each heart that bears light is here today as the direct result of the love of thousands. In our blood and DNA exists the wisdom and protection of grandmothers and grandfathers, and within the stardust fibers of our being echoes the high vibration of unconditional love from our soul star families. Like the prehistoric dragonfly that begins life on earth as a water nymph, we shed that form, and realize now we have wings to soar into the Aquarian age.
Solar eclipse blessings to all!
Image by Hrana Janto, from The Goddess Oracle Deck by Amy Sophia Marashinsky