Hey All you High Vibe Humans!
Archangel Michael is supporting you and creating a wonderful August with you! His energy was strong in the first two weeks. The angels have been giving us sweet messages this month, which you can check out on my Instagram. Today, the card is Archangel Michael “YOU ARE SAFE”. He is here to reassure us that this Eclipse you will be safe from the lower energies.
This week is the Solar ECLIPSE!
Ancient cultures around the world each have their own myths to explain the visual spectacle. The sun was everything to our indigenous brothers and sisters. Before science clarified and simplified the passing of the moon in front of the sun, many myths depicted a giant deity swallowing the sun. For instance, the Vikings described a pair of wolves chasing the sun and an eclipse would happen when they finally caught the dancing orb. In Vietnam, the deity was a frog or toad that eats the sun. According to a National Geographic article, cultures around the world made noise, such as banging on drums or chanting, in order to chase away the deity attempting to steal the sun. This was how humans prevented the kidnapping of their precious sun. One African myth states that some chants are to get the sun and the moon to stop fighting. The Eclipse is seen as a day to resolve feuds and come together. This energy has had a negative connotation.
The negative connotation in all these myths, I’m assuming, stems from a lack of understanding of the event. The sun was so integral to our human survival that its disappearance would mean the end of the world. Our ancestors had no way of knowing if this change would be permanent or temporary and thus it was seen as a negative event. However, one Native American tradition states that this event is about balance. That it is a time to sit with family and reflect on the passing of time and the “cosmic order” of the universe. The Navajo state that this time should be spent singing, fasting, and spending time with family.
These connotations often lead to modern misunderstandings.
The most prevalent modern misunderstanding is that you cannot and should not look at the sun during a total eclipse because you might be possessed or your shadow self will be intensified. These ideas stem from a lack of understanding about an eclipse. Now, we know it's not demons devouring the sun, it's just the moon. Eclipse or no Eclipse, it’s common sense not to stare at the sun. I believe ancient cultures noticed that our vision was affected during an eclipse and in order to protect the people, it became a tradition to advise against looking at the eclipse.
To summarize, please use your discernment and common sense, not all superstitions are beneficial for humanity. In the past, myths and stories were used to describe events that we can now explain scientifically. Don’t let some past superstition prevent you from seeing a historic event. I also want to caution against the cultural appropriation of ancient traditions. Do not engage in an eclipse ritual if you are not fully educated on its history or cultural origins. This is especially important if you do not normally subscribe to that religion and have not been invited to participate in the practice.
Create your own eclipse rituals and traditions, or research your heritage for their eclipse folklore.
How did you spend your eclipse? Post in the comments below.
That's all for this week.
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