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.
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.