Three Rare Celestial Events
Super Moon • Solar Eclipse • Spring Equinox
This Friday, March 20 we will experience a Super Moon, a Solar Eclipse and Spring Equinox, three rare celestial events all happening at the same time. But the Super Moon won't look like the one above. Why? Because it's a Black or Dark Super Moon which means it will appear in the sky only as a dark spot. But it's for this very reason that the Solar Eclipse could happen.
Here’s a brief, unscientific explanation followed by some questions you can ponder.
Super Moon is a term used to describe the moon when it passes closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit. It can be either a full moon or a dark moon. When it’s full it gives the appearance of being much bigger than usual. But the super moon on March 20 is a dark moon, so it won’t be visible. But we will still feel its powerful presence by the way it affects all water on the earth, the ocean’s tides as well as our bodies.
A Solar Eclipse can only happen when the moon is dark. The moon will pass between the earth and the sun completely blocking the sun from view.
Spring Equinox marks the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice. It’s a tipping point when day is equal to night and once it’s reached in spring, the days begin to grow longer.
What happens in the heavens does affect what happens here on earth and what happens here on earth affects each and every one of us. Some things are easy to notice and pay attention to. Others are not.
What’s happening for you at this time when the Super Moon causes a Solar Eclipse at Spring Equinox?
How can you experience living a life that is more connected to nature, to the seasons, to the cycles and rhythms of the earth?
Spring Equinox has always been a time of celebration of new life and the joyful coming of spring.
Eclipses in ancient times were commonly feared and considered bad omens. Extreme tides could often be dangerous.
How might these things be reflected in the life you’re living right now?
What in your life feels like it’s reached a halfway point?
What is being eclipsed and can you find some respite in that moment?
What is pulling on you like a super moon, perhaps resulting in emotions that feel tidal?
I'm an author, teacher and elder in the spiritual community, known internationally for my work with the Runes. I've devoted my life to reclaiming the spiritual heritage of my pre-Christian Northern European ancestors. I'm available for private readings, spiritual counseling and creative direction, either in person or by phone. IngridKincaid.com / Ingrid@IngridKincaid.com