How Solar Eclipses Affect Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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Solar Eclipses have fascinated people since the beginning of time. They are one of the few astrological events that capture people’s attention and remind us of the greater Universe around us.

Ancient astrologers believed that Solar Eclipses were highly karmic events that helped to balance the scales of justice in the world. They were considered portal openers, helping us to raise our consciousness and access higher frequencies. Solar Eclipses were also linked to the rise and fall of leaders.

Although NASA states that a Solar Eclipse has nothing but a psychological effect on us, many other cultures around the world and mystics believe otherwise.

During a Solar Eclipse, there is a shift in the vibration and frequency of energies on Earth. Your balance may be affected, or you may feel out of sorts, you may also feel extra sensitive to the emotions of those around you.

Animals can actually sense this change in vibration and often display erratic behaviour leading up to and during an Eclipse.

It was even observed that before a Solar Eclipse, spiders would dismantle their webs and build them up again once the Eclipse had passed.

With all of these subtle, yet noticeable effects in the world around us, it is very likely that a Solar Eclipse is affecting us on a much deeper level than we even realize.

Our circadian rhythms are dependent on the rising and setting of the Sun, and when darkness falls during the middle of the day even just for a few hours, it can definitely have an influence on our body.

Besides feeling tired and lethargic, a Solar Eclipse can also help to activate a dream-like state, making it the perfect time to meditate or retreat for some quiet time.

Our circadian rhythms are also controlled by our pineal gland, which is the gland also responsible for the opening and awakening of our third eye.

When darkness falls due to a Solar Eclipse, it can help to activate the pineal gland, which can bring about a spiritual awakening of sorts.

From an astrological point of view, a Solar Eclipse is all about new beginnings and making a fresh start in your life, so it seems only fitting that an awakening of some kind would be part of this process.

According to Native American Shamans, a Solar Eclipse represents a powerful time of healing. The alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth represents the dissolving of differences and the coming together as One.

During a Solar Eclipse, emotional wounds can be healed and stronger relationships can be forged. This can then bring about a mutual understanding and can help the world to unite in love and harmony, rather than being in opposition.

In some Indian cultures, people will not eat food during an Eclipse. It is believed that Solar Eclipses can cause digestive disturbances and crops harvested and eaten during an Eclipse can be devoid of nutrients.

In many cultures around the world, a Solar Eclipse is viewed as a negative omen and is believed to create natural disasters such as earthquakes.

When it comes to cosmic events like this a Solar Eclipse, intention is everything so follow your own instincts and see what resonates and comes up for you.

Around Solar Eclipses, you may witness people around you going through lots of changes and new beginnings. You may even notice this in your own life too.

On a physical level, Eclipses can deplete our energy, however they may also offer a burst of inspiration too. We may find ourselves getting a burst of inspiration and then needing to rest and recharge shortly thereafter.

To help balance your energy levels during a Solar Eclipse, grounding exercises, eating root vegetables, and meditation can also provide relief.

For those sensitive souls out there, you may feel the energies intensifying as the Solar Eclipse gets closer, so just be gentle with yourself and practice lots of self-love and self-care.

PS. If you plan on looking at the Eclipse be sure to use special eyewear so you don’t damage your eyes!

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.