i write this in a small, but efficient tent full of pockets to place things. s calls it my bubble, and i guess it is since i return here to be alone often. it has taken 10 hours and many prayers for me to make it here, but i am here, in the middle of tennessee on sacred land. there is a fire being tended to around the clock, people have stayed up all night to care for it. we are burning it to offer us light when the moon covers the sun and darkness will be complete. as i sit writing this, unsure if i will be able to get it to you, i realize a couple of things—i am blessed and highly favored, i seem to grow simultaneously more shy and more bold at the same time, and i am a child. and like most unwise children, i pretend i know more than i do and waste energy yearning to know things when tbh childhood is the shit. leo rules over children.
i wanted to send a little note to you, on this day of this eclipse. my tenderness for you grows only deeper (and it scares me), but this is my birthright, so we continue on.
wherever you are today, is right where you are supposed to be. the universe ensures it, as does your highest self, who works tirelessly on your behalf. release into that truth, accept it, and breathe. release tension in your shoulders and jaw if you are able, unclench. no need to resist because you are in the right place, experiencing what you are meant to experience. even if you are suffering, release what you can.
wherever you are, pause to think, sing, vision, write, chant, and/or share in some way what you are ready to call into your life. do not pause to wonder about what leo means or what you ‘should’ call in. whatever comes up when you ask yourself, “what am i trying to call-in for this solar eclipse?” is the right answer. offer up your answer to this eclipse, to your highest self, and to the universe. the divine will handle the rest.
if you need a bit more ceremony, write (or draw) what you are ready to leave behind, or even destroy before this eclipse occurs.
look at it, reflect on it.
then burn it.
save the ashes.
when you are ready, sometime after the eclipse, or even during the eclipse, release your ashes to the earth. you can scatter them in the wind, bury them, compost them, or something else that makes more sense to you, (be creative!). you are free to wait until you are ready, please do not rush. in the meantime place them somewhere you can see them, somewhere you can keep them safe.
you are engaged in your creative process whether you feel it or not. everyday, through the choices you make, the thoughts you think, the words your speak, the people you love, and the work you do, you are creating your life. if you are not living the life you know you deserve and deeply desire, change the creative process. try something else.
as creators it can be daunting to shift what we know is stuck, and even if we can name what is stuck it can seem impossible to shift what needs shifting. but take your time, change is an amalgamation of tiny decisions and choices that slowly build to create the alchemy we need to transform our lives and the world.
ah, the world. your inner world creates the outer world so work inside first, and work there without shame. you are doing the hard and wise work of shifting what you can control instead of agonizing over what you cannot.
i wish you the very best this eclipse, i wish you the power to speak up for yourself and to carve the space you need to keep your heart open and soft, i wish you the courage to say no when it needs saying, i wish you the wisdom to tune into your inner bitch and listen because they have so much share with you.