Every so often two of the most influential planets on human existence align and cocreate an unusual moment of cosmic shadow. This month a powerful solar eclipse is occurring on August 21st in the heart of Leo season and with it comes a rare opportunity to experience the magic of the divine union between the Sun and Moon. Solar eclipses always occur during New Moons, which tend to represent the ending of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. Bringing significant change, opportunities and often a surprise or two, solar eclipses are important times to manifest spiritual shifts and awaken to a deeper level of being. Three stones to assist you through this period of transition and illumination are Sunstone, Moonstone and Labradorite.
The gem of sacral leadership, Sunstone improves will power and thus encourages one to take action and follow through on intentions. Embodying the vibrant, masculine energy of the Sun, it shines light on the areas of our lives that need attention and assists in dispelling fear, stress, and any vibrations that aren’t serving our highest good. An abundance stone that promotes joy, independence and originality, Sunstone is a vital ally in maintaining optimism and integrity when working through the shadow of an eclipse.
The feminine stone of mystery and new beginnings, Moonstone is the natural partner to Sunstone for any type of eclipse work. Its reflective quality reminds us to search for the light within during times of darkness. Nurturing spiritual development, inner wisdom and emotional wellbeing, it is a dynamic stone to use during transformative periods of cosmic influence. As Moonstone connects us to the rhythm of the Earth’s oceans and the Moon’s cycles, it instills a sense of confidence in the flow of life and our ability to carry on.
Last but not least, Labradorite is the crystal that works best to balance the polar opposite energies of the Sun and Moon stones. Often called the
“dark moonstone”, Labradorite is a stone of magic used to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It provides a protective energy shield for the aura while facilitating lucid dreaming and a stronger intuition. It aids communication with spirit guides and connects us to a higher state of consciousness, allowing the shift of the eclipse to fully integrate and propel us forward in a favorable way.
The month of August already represents an important shift in the calendar. For many it is the end of vacation and return to school, the end of Leo season and the beginning of Virgo, the end of summer and the start of fall. With the solar eclipse occurring this month as well, it is a truly grand opportunity to tune in to reflect on the lessons learned this past cycle and to carry the wisdom gained into the next. May these three stones assist you in your process of transforming through the eclipse as you illuminate the day of shadow with your own inner light. Blessed Be.