The reason they say that your thoughts, mantra, attention, intention become a thousand times more powerful during an eclipse is that the 'solar' and 'lunar' channels in our human body mirror the sun and the moon in the sky, during an eclipse they become disconnected 'unhinged' that energy is diverted up the 'middle' central Qi (Chee) Channel aka the Shushuna. This middle channel is aka the Saraswati Channel.
When there is an eclipse our subtle energetic 'pranic, qi, Chee' channels or Nadi’s going up the right and left sides of the spine. The solar Sun Channel (pingala- male- shiva- yang- right side) and lunar Moon Channel (Ida - feminine-shakti-yin-left side) become eclipsed along with the Moon and Sun in the sky. These channels run up the right side and left side of the spine, the middle channel runs right through the spine. During an eclipse there is more energy available and 'Kundalini Shakti Maa' diverts the left and right channel up through the the central (middle) channel between the right Sun and left Moon.
Rahu and Ketu are the shadow planets aka the 'nodes of the Moon' they create the eclipse, they are the Kundalini axis points of transformation, they are the serpent power that create eclipses.
Rahu and ketu are shadows because they do not own land a piece of property in the sky and it makes them insecure. Rahu and Ketu have a tendency to make us feel ungrounded giving us experiences, future 'desire' (Rahu) and taking away those experiences past 'desire' and habits (Ketu).
Rahu is the head of the serpent and he makes things expand and Ketu is the tail and he makes things contract. They are shadow planets and 'as above so below', we all have shadows within us, shadows of past desires and shadows of future desires, shadows of memories long forgotten, these shadows are released for transformation when the sun and moon are eclipsed.
By the way in case you did not know the reason that Durga is a remedy for Rahu is because Kali an aspect of Durga hold a head that head is Rahu and they say only Durga/Kali can control Rahu.
What exactly does this mean?
It means that the energetic channels that run along side of our spine the Ida and Pingala become eclipsed their energy slows down and more of their energy freely is forced up the central channel (kundalini) Shakti will automatically run up the central channel of our bodies.
The Sun and the Moon energy in our body is suddenly released, unconscious people may not understand or know what is happening and my become lunatics (lunar) and loose their minds. You do understand during a regular full Moon some people become unhinged well during a lunar eclipse many may become unhinged, to be unhinged can mean for the lunar and solar channels to become unhinged in your body and the unprepared when this is kundalini awakening happens can be traumatic.
When there is too much emotional unresolved, repressed emotional (moon) and the soul (sun) is covered over this release up the central channel can be reactive (mars). Many will be forced into looking at their shadow (Rahu and Ketu) the eclipsing forces, they may become ungrounded and unhinged.
For the ones who love transformation, who have done some work this is a great great positive time, what would take 1000 days of sadhana (practice) now is instant, transformation is quicker and that does not mean it is easier, they say it is better to die a little everyday, rather than all at once.
Kundalini is released and sent up the middle channel during an eclipse there is no forcing, it is a natural phenomenon it is automatic, that is why the ancients say meditate, be still, take it easy, stay inside. I know for myself I feel out of body, sureal and of being other worldly.
The danger is when people are not aware and especially during a Lunar eclipse they loose their mind becoming 'unhinged' they become too emotional and reactive, then we add a retrograde Mercury (the intellect and discernment) retrograde and on a rewind" and add the ingredient of a powerful Mars and depending on your level of development over the Martian energy? If you have a strong Mars you have control and if you have a weak Mars some may become emotionally angry out of control with this amazing transformative (energetic fire) called Shakti when it is released up the central channel.
If Shakti is personified she is the Universal Mother (Ma), for me she is Kali Ma and the 'MahaVidyas' Tara Ma of Tarapith one of the MahaVidya's, as many of you know my husband is a born Tantric from a long lineage of Shakti sadhaka’s. For others this Shakti Power may be Mother Mary or the Holy Spirit.
For those who are awake this is a great time to transform and enlighten themselves, to push to the next level of awareness. For those who do not understand some are pushed over the edge into a catharsis and an emotional beak down rather than a break through.
Keep an eye out for those who are shaken, those who minds are not stable if there is anybody that needs help try to help them. There are so many people walking around that have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) they may need some assistance. Be calm and be that support.
Emotions will run high and you add Mars to that and it can be a 'powerful energetic fire' out of control because Mars is super duper powerful right now, he is closest to the earth since 2003 and he is Capricorn where he is exalted but there is a shadow with him (ketu) who acts like Mars adding to this (energetic fire), it just might make it all the more difficult getting to the root. It is powerful and great for many on a path for those that are unconscious it may be a lot to handle. The Holy Spirit (the Holy Ghost) Kundalini Maa (energetic fire) will be very powerful within us. Her transformative power will flow up the centre. Jai Maa
This eclipse is very good for anybody who wants to transform, it is a boost to your practices, it is like an shot of Shakti up the middle channel, Shakti Maa is active and she is here to take us to the next level…. Jai Kali Maaa
Find out when the eclipse is in your area on Friday July 27 in North America PST is approximately between 10 am to 4.30 pm but the effects start at least 3 days before and 3 days after and yes many many months and even years after. Be quite, be still and if life does not permit that pay attention, observe, and record your day. This is how you learn Vedic Astrology or Qigong it is though observation and decades of practice. This is how one gains wisdom over decades, over lifetimes, through constant practice.
The best thing you can do is be silent and listen, listen to what is going on inside of you. What is the Universe trying to tell you, what is your shadow trying to tell you. Keep a pen and paper handy for writing down what you hear.
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