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Today, August 21, a Solar Eclipse will travel across the country—and the lights go out in the sign of Leo. Here’s how an eclipse works: astrologically speaking, our Sun sign’s light encodes information. So when our moon crosses over the path of our Sun in a Solar Eclipse like today, everything goes dark for a while. Never again will we be able to access that same energy as before. New light-encoded information is being processed during an eclipse.

By the time the moon travels across and clears the other side of our Sun, a brand new post-eclipse light will begin to shine from our Sun. After an Eclipse, we can no longer dance to the same old music anymore—whether it be a job, a thought, a relationship, a home, or a habit.

Consider this your cosmic upgrade in the heavens and lean in to the new challenge that may very well be outside your comfort zone. Trust the Eclipse path and let it work with you. Eclipses are here to help us to evolve.

This particular one is an invitation to turn off the power in one area of your life, and in fact if you don’t, the cosmic forces may just pull the plug for you. The good news is that this is a friendly Eclipse in Leo conjunct the North Node, so you will feel a strong gush of wind behind you pushing you much faster than you could run on your own. It angles to Saturn and Uranus in the sky, showing me that the journey will be full of synchronicity and a secure landing is very possible when you make this leap into a bright unknown.

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However, it will be most important that you stay in your radiant light (despite the fear and shadow-self that can also creep up during this time). A good daily practice in Eclipse Season is to imagine that there is an actual sun beaming out from your heart and shining in all directions around you. Also, Citrine is a stone ruled by the Sun so wearing it, can also help you to repel the darkness and help you to stay in your light, opening up to your infinite potential.

This Eclipse will point to where we are in the way of our soul potential by shining a glaring light on the shadows— things that you need to see will be suddenly exposed and you may be pulled from a deep rut that you did not even realize was a rut to begin with. An old version of self will begin to easily fall away as you embrace the new courageous and authentic quality of light that now radiates from your heart.


Let Go: Draining relationships and social circles that do not make you feel amazing

Dive In: Love, romance, fellow fire signs will light up the sky for you


Let Go: An old career objective that you’re not 100% passionate about any longer.

Dive In: New home, paint colors, essential updates to make your home match your state of mind.


Let Go: An old way of sharing your message. It can be much more fun

Dive In: Writing a book, a blog, learning a new language

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Let Go: The money story passed down to you from your parents

Dive In: The ability to hone your craft, know your worth and make a great living doing what you love. Increase.


Let Go: Your story about relationships, an old approach to partnering, archaic expectations

Dive In: Express yourself in a big way, creatively, unapologetically, and be generous.


Let Go: An old routine that simply will not fly any longer for your new lifestyle demands

Dive In: More time for spiritual practice, meditation, baths, quality sleep, and gratitude.


Let Go: Unbalanced love affairs, an old way of not valuing yourself in relationships.

Dive In: A high-vibe community that will love you, and just get you without you having to spell it all out.


Let Go: The old home, way of keeping your home, family contracts and ways of relating

Dive In: Dream job, follow your true calling, where you find your dignity


Let Go: An agreement or contract that is long overdue. Re-imagine your responsibilities.

Dive In: Broadcasting, publishing, explore opportunities to share your message.


Let Go: That stable income that you have completely outgrown. There is a brighter future for you.

Dive In: Invest your time, money and energy in a project that truly speaks to you.


Let Go: An outdated self-image. Reimagine yourself as the eclipse appears in your own sign

Dive In: A divine union. Whether in love or in business, it is your time to partner and commit this year.

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Let Go: Escapism. Give up a habit or an emotional pattern that is keeping you a little too safe.

Dive In: A new work project and health regimen that has potential to capsize your life in a good way.

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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US