It’s time for a solar eclipse and this one comes to us in the sign of Leo.
Leo is a time for working on success, power, vitality and taking action on things that matter most. It’s a time for looking at situations through the lens of power, pride, and success. It is a time to focus on you! For those of you that have a people pleaser tendency, this is a time that you really should sit back and take care of you.
A solar eclipse happens when there is a new moon. It happens when the moon moves between the sun and earth and blocks out the sun’s light for a short period of time. It gives us a bit of a “micro-cycle” of the sun too, which is part of what lends to the magickal power of this astro event.
A solar eclipse is a time for going inward, for letting your Shadow Self step up and take center stage with your Ego allowing for room to see what it has to reveal. Think of this as a time when you can safely take off the mask you wear to the world so you can reflect on your true self.
It creates a catalyst for making big changes and initiating endings and beginnings that can be really challenging. If you have something that you’ve been dragging your feet on this energy can be the kick in the ass you really need to just do it.
It’s also great for divination as a time to reveal the things from your shadow that have been hidden and have the realizations and ah-ha’s you need to finally see exactly what areas need healing so you can step up your evolution and bring in serious change.
Solar Eclipse in Leo Reading
This is a tarot (or oracle) spread for you to take a look at some things that could use a little light on the shadow. We’re specifically going to focus on things that connect to the energy of Leo, making this perfect for working on your confidence and personal power.
The cards are divided into two sections The Light and The Shadow. You’ll lay down a card in the Shadow and then a subsequent card in the Light to shed that eclipse light onto those shadows.
Card 1 – The Shadow of your Courage
Card 2 – The Light for your Courage
Card 3 – The Shadow of your Power
Card 4 – The Light for your Power
Card 5 – The Shadow of your Ambition
Card 6 – The Light for your Ambition
Card 7 – Leave Behind
Card 8 – Embrace Ahead
The Shadow cards show the hidden problems or lessons that you haven’t been learning around this particular area of your life. The Light card for each of the Shadow cards sheds “light” on how you can learn and grow in order to change this area.
We always want to work on creating balance, so we’re not trying to eradicate our Shadow (that isn’t even possible) but instead we want to learn the lessons it has for us now so we aren’t overpowered as new things build in the Shadow.
Leave Behind shows you what you absolutely need to let go of and leave in the past so you can see some big changes happen. Remember, if you aren’t growing and evolving you’re going to eventually get to a point of stagnation and death. And we don’t want that.
Embrace Ahead shows you actions, lessons, and ways of thinking and being that you should embrace to bring balance to the Shadow and Light within as well as create positive movement outside of yourself. This is what can help you make real changes in your life if you’d only be open to receiving it.
Don’t forget, we are headed into the dark season, so this is a great time to clear out shadow issues if you can. Mercury is also still retrograde until the 18th, so be gentle with yourself if you find things in your reading that initially hits you a little harshly.