Yesterday’s Lunar Eclipse

I didn’t see the lunar eclipse yesterday. It occurred around 8 am. and the sky would have been way to bright (I say “would have been” because at 8 a.m I was still sound asleep, having worked on various writing projects until 3 a.m.). But I didn’t need to see it. I could feel it, and that was quite enough.

Yesterday was just plain Ugh! My energy was so low I could barely function. Everything seemed a giant struggle. Every time the phone rang I wanted to throw it at the wall, because I just knew it would be another problem. I couldn’t write. Heck, I couldn’t even think. They say that the energy of a lunar eclipse is about leaving the past behind and looking forward, but I just felt stuck.

This came on the heels of a month of compete indecision over where to take my life next. I know Lonely Planet is seeking an editor for their Laos guidebook. Should I go off to Laos and Malaysia for a couple of months? To Scandinavia to try and see the Northern Lights? Some time prior to June 15th I need to return to North Carolina to complete my annual real estate continuing education requirement. My father wants me to come back to Illinois for a couple of weeks this summer. I’m thinking about going to a Yoga retreat somewhere, although I don’t know where. Yet with so many options, I was incapable of figuring out what to do.

This morning, even though I’d been up until nearly 4 a.m again, I virtually sprung out of bed at 9 a.m. It was immediately obvious that the energy had shifted. Before noon I had completed two contract articles due this week and (hopefully) found a resolution for the rat infestation in my Key West house. I wrote a long email to a web designer about some changes I am trying to make in my blog (just wait – it’s going to be stupendous!) and received an email informing me that I have been accepted in the advertising network (yes, I am going to be running a few ads on my blog in an attempt to earn a little money from this hobby passion of mine, but I will do everything possible to keep the blog from becoming overly commercial).

Then I got a call I’d been waiting for. I’m going to be a tease. I’m not revealing what the call was about, but if my gut is right, it’s the answer to my indecision. My Yoga teacher recently told me to do whatever felt right and if I wasn’t supposed to proceed, the Universe would not allow me to follow that path. It was good advice and I took it. Now it looks like the Universe is screaming – DO IT! Curious? Nope, I’m not gonna tell (other than to say it has to do with travel and writing and photography – but that’s really no surprise to anyone who knows me). You’re just going to have to stay tuned. More shall be revealed.

6 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Lunar Eclipse”

  1. Hi Barbara:

    I hear you about eclipses! They can be SO POWERFUL SOMETIMES, espec. when we are in some major transition.

    I’ve been busily working on my new book How to Believe in Love Again. That brought up my history with listening and following my intuition, so I then started blogging about it. If you are not honoring and constantly listening to your inner wisdom, you are letting your mind run amok.

    My intuition has literally saved my life a number of times. Turn off your smarty pants mind, trust in the universe and start listening to your inner wisdom. Mine won’t shut up now when it wants me to do something specific. And you know what, it can be trusted! I got me here, exactly where I want to be!

    Love you and your amazing productiveness!
    Laura Lee

    • Hi Midlife Crisis Queen (AKA LL): So good to hear from you! I am in Nepal really having a wonderful time and glad to hear that everything is going so well for you as well. Sending you a great big virtual hug!

  2. I’m quite a fan of lunar eclipses though it is tricky to see them (wrong time of day, cloudy, …). Hope everything works out for you and go to Sweden and see the fantastic northern lights. I’ve seen them once in northern Canada (Churchill) and they are enchanting to say the least – even if I felt stupid standing out at midnight in freezing temperatures alone.


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