Upcoming Eclipse Covens:

According to Webster, a coven is "a collection of individuals with similar interests or activities", or "an assembly or band of usually 13 witches". I will draw from both definitions in the creation of this space for us on or near eclipse days. These gatherings on or close to each eclipse, will give us pause from the whirl of life and drama so that we might look to the shadow planets, Rahu and Ketu, and bring to light the inner transformation each of us are being called to step into.

Next Gathering Date:

Total Solar Eclipse Coven- Sunday, 12/13, 3:30 - 6pm MT

This class will happen on or near each eclipse, so 4-6 times a year.

Zoom Only: a link will be emailed on the day of class. A video will be made available if you can’t attend live.

What is an eclipse?

An eclipse is when the shadow of Rahu or Ketu (the ecliptic points) obscure the light of the sun or moon. Often we can see the event from where we stand on earth. An eclipse will have more direct effect on you and the land where you stand if it's a visible event. But regardless... and no need to sugar coat… eclipse season brings turmoil. The shadow planets are unpredictable, so each of us will experience the upheaval of an eclipse differently based on our own birth chart, but an eclipse is certainly a harbinger of change.

 

In stark contrast to the popular Western perspective, where we are enamored by looking up at an eclipse, in India eclipses are understood to be inauspicious. Eclipses are events that are less about walking outside with special glasses and more the behavior of staying inside and awaiting the oncoming storm. Typically these times are accompanied by unrest and doubt and are a good time to lay low and focus on your practice and self inquiry.

What to expect:

We will gather as “a group of individuals with similar interests”. The “witchy” part is that we will be using nature as our guide to illuminate our shadows and transmute hidden darkness. The hope is our Eclipse Coven can foster connections that enhance and promote love and compassion. Empaths will enjoy this circle. Healers hungry for connection are invited. And those who listen to Nature in one way or another as a servant. 

-We’ll open with a discussion on who Rahu and Ketu are, and the poetic interpretation of where they are positioned in the sky.

-We’ll talk about other astrological themes, especially the placement of the luminaries, the sun and the moon, and their poetic alignment as well.

-We’ll consider our own shadows obscuring the light of our mind and soul, as well as collective karmic themes that are currently needing our earnest participation

-We’ll chant and open the channel from heart to throat

-We’ll hear some stories to inspire the shadow work each of us are being called into

-Your voice will be invited into the room to share the ways you intend to direct your own energy as a consequence of this eclipse

-We’ll close with suggestions for practices traditionally done in India on eclipse days.

 

Cost:

If you're a subscriber to Follow the Moon then this is a gift to you! Message me for a coupon if you’d like to invite a friend at a discounted rate.

If you are a singular subscriber to Astrology Download, Kirtan, or the Moon Circles you can add on the Eclipse Coven for $15. Email [email protected] for a coupon.

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Allison Dennis holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Music from ECU where she studied Sanford Meisner's acting technique. She sang in jazz, funk, and folk bands, recorded and performed as a singer-songwriter, and performed supporting and leading roles in a variety of plays and musicals. 

In NYC at the turn of the millenium, she acted and sang in Off Broadway shows, and ultimately flew in the wildly popular Argentine circus De La Guarda. A back injury during a show brought her to yoga in 2001. 

A herniated disc with nerve impingement made movement quite painful for the first three years of the injury, so her entry point to yoga was the philosophy of India, not the poses. She concentrated on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras for a decade while becoming a yoga asana teacher as therapy for her own physical pain. Once mobility returned, Allison was finally permitted by her physical therapist to take on an asana practice. Within months she had signed up for her first Yoga Teacher Training in 2005.

From 2010-2018 Allison owned and operated Heart of Yoga School out of Carrboro, NC where she designed and taught three distinct yoga teacher trainings, culminating in a full 800 hour YTT program. She led nineteen long-term trainings while managing the School, guiding curious seekers to become teachers and home practitioners. 

She also spends 2-3 months a year in India, deepening her understanding of the culture and wisdom systems.

Visit www.allisondennis.com for more info and to learn about her tours and retreats in India and Indonesia.