Today, July 1st, 2011, offers us yet another eclipse. This time it is a solar eclipse, only visible in South Africa and North Antartica. Wasn’t it only a short time since the last solar eclipse?
There are two forms of eclipse, solar and lunar. The solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, obscuring our view as well as diminishing our light. In ancient cultures the solar eclipse was a frightening event, often taken as a symbol from the gods.
Is there some meaning to the number of solar eclipse in any given time frame? This is our third this year, with a fourth happening on November 25, 2011.
What about the event itself, does the solar eclipse do anything aside from give us something to talk about? Some may feel the effects of the eclipse on an energy level. Others may feel detached or surreal. Others go about their business as though nothing has happened, but is that because of their beliefs or their attention on things outside of their own energy frequency?
The Meaning of Eclipse
The root of the word eclipse comes from the Greek word ekleip, which means “to leave out” or “forsake”. Another Greek word associated is ekleipein, “to abandon”. Certainly without some degree of understanding of this celestial event we would take notice that something we take granted is suddenly no longer it’s typical self.
Outward Events and Inward Reflection
What focus could we bring to this day for our own growth and awareness? Today is a great time to think about those things we take for granted, and as we turn the corner to the 4th of July we could give thanks to the brave souls who have worked so diligently to keep us safe and out of harms way.
Have an excellent 4th of July everyone!