by Crystal Pomeroy
Do you have dreams of service, of spiritual
growth and of success? Maybe
you have written them down, thought about them, made plans, visualized
and even started working, but something seems
to hold you back from grounding them. This is the challenge of the Pisces-Virgo
axis, and the portal of the Solar Eclipse in Virgo, can wipe away whatever
obstructs your ability to work with persistence and efficacy for such
Solar Eclipses intensify the seeding impetus of New
Moons. With the grounding force of Saturn
just entering Virgo and in what Merriman
calls a “super[wo]man” trine
to Pluto, this portal comes as a major blessing
to close the gap between what we visualize
and wish for, and what we do on a daily basis
to materialize those dreams.
and analysis, the direction of my articles
often comes intuitively, accompanied by messages,
signs and occasionally experiences that seem
to illustrate the energies of a given astrological event. The metaphysical
promise of this eclipse seems played out in a theme which recurred
during my recent participation in a media blitz in Mexico, where
I live, around Dr. John Demartini, one of the authors
featured in The Secret.
It was the first of
a cycle of conferences with those authors,
each emphasizing different elements of the
Law of Attraction. The organizer of the event
had invited me to participate in television discussions as an expert
on the topic, including a debate in which Dr. John also appeared.
On others occasions, I translated his newspaper, radio and TV interviews.
From our first conversation, he mentioned a concern I had already
discussed with my friends and colleagues in Mexico, one
that also preoccupied the teachers involved
with the movie, as it turns out. They disagreed with the exaggerated
simplicity of the message, since the Law of Attraction is only one
of many elements involved in the miracle of awakening the power within.
The Mexican media also seemed particularly concerned
that people would use the book to feed their
fantasies instead of working hard.
Radio and television hosts took
a challenging stance to The Secret’s
main premise (although those of us who have
taught related principles over the years have
seen countless miracles). What does all this
have to do with the Solar Eclipse? One of Dr.
responses to the controversy emphasizes Virgo’s role in manifestation
of dreams: you must be willing to make whatever
efforts are required on a daily, pragmatic
level. Judging from his own life and results,
he walks his talk.
This lunation does more than just remind us of that
Virgo message. It also opens an energetic doorway
that allows for sudden releases of inner
and outer barriers to the process of grounding
our dreams. The tools that follow are designed
to align us with this celestial assistance.
Synchronize your prayer space
following symbols express the four elements
during this portal:
- Flowers and candles in shades of yellow, cream and earthy greens
- Sandalwood or lavender incense
- Stones such as tiger eye, amber, blood agate or smoky quartz
- A clay or earthy-looking vessel, containing an infusion made with
boiling water and anis or juniper
One you have prepared your space, begin your eclipse
prayers by lighting a candle. As you do so,
hold to the thought that its light is a symbol
of your radiant intentions of service, spiritual
development and success. Then light your
incense, knowing as you do that it is an offering for the assisting
angels. If you wish, call them by name, whether they be your guardian
Angel of Grounding Work” or “The
Angel of Pragmatic Initiatives.” Erudite author Lucy Aspra associates
Hamaliel with the New Moon in Virgo, whose
name means “God’s
Grace” and whose angelic chorus is the Virtues. Then tell the
angels you are receptive to their assistance
in expressing a new level of manifestation
Affirmations for the Solar Eclipse
- Clarify your intent by writing down the most wonderful goals you
can dream of, focusing on service, spiritual growth and success.
- Write down one type of effort you must make each and every day
in order to put feet on your dreams.
- Repeat thoughts like the following during seven minutes or more:
My intent has been seeded and the entire Universe responds,
activating whatever events and providing whatever resources are needed
for it to materialize, including the inner resources such as the
discipline, will power, understanding and strength to make whatever
daily efforts are necessary to consolidate my intent. Help appears
magically, blocks of any kind are swept away, the path to manifestation
is clear. Only for today, I will believe in myself and in my vision
enough to take whatever practical initiatives are necessary to express
my highest purpose.
For the next four to 12
weeks, establish the following habits:
- Before retiring, read your intentions and imagine they have already
- Begin your day by reading them once again, then repeat affirmations
like those above during several minutes before organizing and optimizing
your morning hours.
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