new moon in leo solar eclipse

                 Strength card illustration by Kim Krans

                 Strength card illustration by Kim Krans

August 21st, 2017 // 11:30 am PDT

We are on the brink of the second eclipse of the season. As I type these words, the Moon is in Leo, traveling her final hours of this current lunar cycle. She has already crossed the path where she began her journey on July 23rd.

The last 24 hours of the lunar cycle are called the Black Moon. With the Black Moon in Leo we are reviewing and releasing that which impedes the path of authenticity and heart-centered leadership. 

But wait, I'm not a leader you might be thinking.

Truly, we are all leaders in the way that we lead our lives, lead by example, lead our own will toward our destiny/destination.

A collective defibrillation

When I feel into this energies of this eclipse, the most consistent image I see is a figure on a hospital bed with ER docs surrounding. I see the paddles of defibrillation machine hovering over the figure's chest, about to make contact in order to reboot the rhythm of their heart. This morning I decided to google defibrillation to see exactly how these paddles re-start the heart. 

Here is what I discovered:

"Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation (VF) and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (VT). A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current (often called a countershock) to the heart. This depolarizes a large amount of the heart muscle, ending the dysrhythmia. Subsequently, the body's natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial node of the heart is able to re-establish normal sinus rhythm." - Wikipedia

Medical science aside, the language of the definition is deeply symbolic. As a collective we are seeing such polarization on the planet, the "us vs them" mentality that is divisive and destructive. 

This polarization is a collective heart dis-ease and is life-threatening to the planet. In heart failure, depolarization of the heart muscle (defibrillation) ends the dysrhythmia, allowing the body's natural pacemaker to restore natural rhythm.

Where does this pacemaker reside? In the sinoatrial node of the heart. Where do eclipses happen? On the nodes of the Moon.

Ok, enough astro-foreplay. Let's dive in.