Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Important Portents

You probably are not shocked to find out that I place a lot of stock in astrological events. And given the events of last week, even more so.

You see, tonight is a full eclipse of a full moon. (cue witchy music). Here's what one site had to say about the implications about tonight's event:

A lunar eclipse is a time of beginnings, endings, exposure and major changes. It always has something to do with "relationships". The changes are tied to how we relate and will have a lasting impression. Emotions run high, causing upsets and feelings of disorientation. Actions taken often do not have the expected results, but they do bring awareness and enlightenment. The energy of an eclipse is at its strongest during the two days before and three days after its occurrence.

At lunar eclipses we: merge, unite, announce, contact, present ourselves, bring something out into the open, make decisions, engage, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, get a new perspective, join with others, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, and experience excitement and crisis.

Oy vay. That's a lot of intense .... intensity.

And yet, tonight as I walked down to the beach after yoga (it was crazy low tide - I had to walk far and no socks!) I felt nothing but peaceful. It was quiet and serene, the stars shining above, the moon lighting the water for miles and miles. It felt almost mystical.

Who knows what tonight - or the rest of the year holds. But I'm pretty darn sure that there will be some magick in it.