Essential Reading – Self Care For The Eclipse & Eclipse Season…
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SELF CARE FOR ECLIPSE SEASON
Eclipse Season runs from July 13th to August 11th, which means we’re in for a game changing summer.
Extra intense, and extra impactful in terms of full moon / new moon vibes, eclipses are potent portals to create a shift, but that doesn’t come without its symptoms.
From tiredness and headaches, to feeling generally run down or crazily sparky – electrically charged – Eclipses can be felt before, during and after, with increased sensitivity at this time.
Consider the past few weeks and anticipate reprecussions in the weeks ahead, too.
Time to up your self-care!
I wanted to give you the low-down, and ideas to help you up your self-love regime during the eclipse – both the Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse August 21st!
Remember, we have several eclipses in a year and this is all part of a much bigger process. You can check in with your horoscope here.
Dates And Times For 2018 Eclipse
- New Moon Solar Eclipse July 13th 2018 at 2.47 GMT / July 12th 2018 10.47 pm EST
- Full Moon Lunar Eclipse July 27th 2018 at 8.20 pm GMT / 4.20 pm EST
- New Moon Solar Eclipse August 11th 2018 at 9.58 am GMT / 5.58 am EST. This means eclipse season runs from June 29th-August 25th
On the LUNAR Eclipse we could be inclined to change our inner identity in major ways – if this means doing drastic and irreversible things to the way you look be sure you’ve thought about the consequences!
You might be following your bliss but consider repercussions.
During the SOLAR eclipse our identity will be affected on a more conscious level. We’ll see things happening in the real world: real world changes, with actual manifestations playing out for people in real life.
Keep your eyes peeled for people enjoying success and opportunities, or making sweeping changes! They’re people embodying the Eclipse Energy.
Here are some common ailments to look out for:
- Headaches (and general aches and pains)
- Tiredness and active night life – dreams, jerking in sleep (even sleep-walking)
- Flu-like symptoms, sickness and allergic reactions (including skin flare-ups)
- Sensitivity to food and water intake, including cravings and dehydration
- Sense of overwhelm and chaos
- Sensitivity to electronic devices – and note Mercury Retrograde begins August 19th!
We’re all going to need an increased level of rest and self-love over the weekend and in the weeks ahead…
My top tips for self care for the eclipse:
If you have a tub – dive in!
Indulge in a good soak and let tension slip away. Water is connected to the moon and a bath is an incredible way to mark major moon moments.
Rub yourself and others during this highly stressful time or book in for a massage.
This is totally one for me to take on board, right now. My neck is carrying an insane level of tension and I’m doing everything I can to release the knots (co-ercing bf and stretching).
Remember to get enough shut eye Stargazer. This is an important one, sleep is essential! And, it’s a scientific FACT it’s harder to rest during the peak of the lunar cycle – the full moon.
How often we beat ourselves up for our lack of productivity yet sometimes it’s essentially to recharge and give ourselves enough time in the land of nod!
Remember walking meditation is an excellent form of refocusing your mind, and time in nature taking it step by step is a beautiful way to ground yourself during Eclipse Season.
Gentle movement will feel so grounding and connecting – stretch with yoga. Dance around your room.
Breathe And Stop
You KNOW Q-Tip says it best…
Don’t forget to BREATH and STOP, use that pause, you’ve earned it.
Drink LOTS of water and flush out your system.
Full and new moons are amazing for detoxing and taking stock of your body, as we’re so much more tuned in to our physical selves. Read about fasting with the lunar cycles here.
Set Down Devices
My eyes are so sore right now – too much time on my phone and computer!
I’m super sensitive to electricity. As a kid I got major headaches – all because my bed was positioned over the refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen! My bedroom was directly above them both, and my parents had to have a reshuffle after speaking to an amazing reflexologist.
Nowadays, I feel my hand go numb if I hold my phone too long, and most recently my peepers have been SO strained. I realise there’s so much I make time for (cat videos / animals being rescued) I just can’t help myself…
But I’ll be consciously stopping – or at least backing off – during eclipse season.
Seize Your Power Too Stargazer!