August 19, 2017

On August 21st a total solar eclipse will traverse the entire width of the continental United States. The moon totally blocking the light of he sun. My astrologer friends say that an eclipse is a time for a re-set, a time to acknowledge old patterns and leave them behind. Time to focus on bringing forward a new vision for ourselves that comes from the heart.

For months now it seems that the light of the United States has been eclipsed. With Mr Trump’s election much that had been hidden deep within the history and psyche of the United States has come to the surface, has come up to be seen and in a big way. It is no co-incidence that those at the rally in Charlottesville did not hide behind hoods and masks but showed their faces to the world.  Some analysts are saying that to do so is a sign that these people feel emboldened enough, powerful enough, not to be afraid. I see it in symbolic terms as the removal of the mask that our country has been wearing to hide not only from the world but from ourselves the things we did not want to acknowledge.

We have a long  complicated history and a lot of it is not very pretty to look at but look at it we must in order to move forward. In a family silence and secrets create an undercurrent that affects future generations. We in the United States are a family and we are coming together to break the silence, to expose the secrets and to collectively have the necessary conversations and move toward actions that will bring us into balance, move us forward into a new paradigm that supports all life.

Perhaps we had to have an executive branch that is so dysfunctional in order for all of us to take up our power and lead this country back toward the light.

The opening paragraph of our Constitution reads: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United State of America.”

We the people are more diverse than our founding fathers could have ever imagined but in the light of day we all stand under the same sun and are nourished by this one planet.