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The Power of Solar Eclipses
A new moon occurs when the moon is not illuminated by the sun from our perspective on Earth, meaning it's not visible to us at all. And that dark, blank sky can function almost like a vision board on which you can envision and pin your hopes, dreams, and goals. Every month - and very rarely, twice a month - the new moon presents an opportunity to get clear on long-term intentions and projects.
During a solar eclipse, not only do you get a deep, black sky as a result of the moon's position, but the moon also casts a shadow on the sun. This creates even more of a "blank slate" on which you can project your long-term wishes. And because the sun will conjunct (aka pair up with) the moon during a solar eclipse — versus opposing it, as it does during a lunar eclipse — it brings your purpose, identity, and confidence (ruled by the sun) in sync with your emotions and intuition (overseen by the moon). This can make for a powerfully motivating moment in which you could feel deeply compelled to take initiative to change course and move in a whole new direction.
New moons are often the jumping off point for a particular narrative in your life, and that's especially true for shakeup-bringing solar eclipses. Every eclipse is part of a series of eclipses happening in opposing signs, and each event in the series often serves as markers in a larger journey. You might begin to think about leaving a relationship, have a fight, separate, move, and end it for good, only to later realize all the twists and turns that eventually added up to a major life change occurred in tune with eclipses. Major themes for this eclipse : soaking up knowledge, sharing information, and checking your belief systems