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SOLAR ECLIPSE – New Moon – August 21/22, 2017

New Moon:  August 21/22, 2017

New Moon – Moon & Sun in Leo
(2.470 Leo)

Moon – past, Intuition, unconscious, emotions, nurturing, feelings
Sun – now, Identity, consciousness, self-esteem, expression
Leo (Fire) – Leader, affectionate, generous, outgoing, stubborn, authoritative

Monday, August 21, 2017 – 11:30 am PDT (USA/Canada)
Monday, August 21, 2017 – 2:30 pm EDT (USA/Canada)
Monday, August 21, 2017 – 6:30 pm UTC
Monday, August 21, 2017 – 7:30 pm BST
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – 4:30 am AEST (Australia)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – 6:30 am NZST (New Zealand)
View times in your City/Country>

Read more about the General Energy of New Moons >

Total Solar Eclipse

As our August 2017 New Moon transits the Sun, we also experience a TOTAL Solar Eclipse this New Moon. The Eclipse (either partial or total) will be visible from Western Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

This is the first total eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.   View the Eclipse Map to see all the cities where the partial & total Solar Eclipse is visible.

View the visibility and times of the Lunar Eclipse in your city of the world

Lunar Eclipse UTC Time
Partial Eclipse Begins 21 August at 3:46 PM 22 August at 1:46 AM
Full Eclipse Begins 21 August at 4:48 PM 22 August at 2:48 AM
Maximum Eclipse 21 August at 6:25 PM 22 August at 4:25 AM
Full Eclipse Ends 21 August at 8:02 PM 22 August at 6:02 AM
Partial Eclipse Ends 21 August at 9:04 PM 22 August at 7:04 AM

The times above indicate when the eclipse begins, is at its maximum, and ends, somewhere else on Earth. Theses times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam or tune into the energy from your own city/country.

To understand in more detail how Eclipses occur & their energetic potentials, please read my article on Lunar & Solar Eclipses >

ENERGY: New Moon + Solar Eclipse

During our August Eclipse window, it is time to reflect on the themes of what was coming up for you in February 2017 and finally, gracefully and with FULL HEART let go, surrender and take that step into the soft yet powerful expanse of your HEART.   It is TIME to LOVE the cracks and let go of the boundaries that limit your experience of infinite LOVE.

Our August 8/9 Lunar Eclipse was a powerful exploration of Relationships – ALL our RELATIONSHIPS such as friends, family, lovers, community and our societal systems (such as our relationship to/with Governments, Business leaders etc). And of course the most important relationship, your RELATIONSHIP with SELF.  We were called to take REVOLUTIONARY steps into a deeper place within our Hearts and through kindness, compassion and reverence for one another come together in heart-space to be the change.

And now, during our August 21/22 Solar Eclipse we are being called to experience the world through eyes of LOVE.  But before I explain the energy of our August New Moon + Solar Eclipse, let me first explain the energetics of Solar Eclipses in general.

A Solar Eclipse occurs on the New Moon, whereby the Moon moves between the Earth and Sun, obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun.  The energy of a Solar Eclipse ‘obscures’ our vision forward, such that we can take time to reflect on the present and truthfully see how this relates to our past. The insights gained are not about dragging up old energy, or reliving painful events or experiences, but rather to positively reassess where you have been and use this knowledge to make quantum leaps on your path moving forward.

A Solar Eclipse feels like a mega-amplified New Moon and particularly as our August Solar Eclipse is a TOTAL Solar Eclipse the energy building has been VERY intense, but (and there is always a but) also has the potential to be wildly transformational… should we choose to surrender to the eclipses greater potential.  Well to be honest, Eclipses have the effect of pushing you to transform… and the choice comes into being as to whether you choose to do this with grace & ease !

As I mentioned above, the theme of our August 21/22 Solar Eclipse (whereby our Moon & Sun are in Leo) is calling us to experience the world through eyes of LOVE.   Remember back to a time (or maybe you are experiencing this right in this moment) when you first fell head over heals in crazy delish LOVE.   Remember how you felt, how you viewed life… how the world took on a different meaning during this ‘honeymoon’ period of intense emotion & blissful joy.    The world per se didn’t change in the instant that you fell with full heart in love, however your EXPERIENCE of the world took on a whole different hue.  It reminds me of the following quote by the late Wayne Dyer:

When you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change!

It could be easy at present to feel a deep sadness and cynically ‘see’ the chaos, separation and fear within the world way as beyond the point of no return.  Many people are feeling this pain and being consumed by its darkness and deafening vibe.  But your HEART knows that what you see with your eyes is not representative of the TRUTH of who you are, of who we all are… and the greater potential that awaits an awakened Humanity.

With the Moon & Sun in Leo during this New Moon TOTAL Solar Eclipse, we are being called to see the world through our Hearts, the eyes of LOVE.   Leo, the big-hearted, wise & courageous lion is calling us to be vulnerable, open our Hearts to a world more beautiful and BE courageous enough to be a revolutionary pioneer by CHOOSING to ‘see’ a greater potential for humanity through LOVE.

I know at times this HEART-FULL presence can be hard to uphold – with the threats of North Korea, the atrocious behaviour of radical groups gathering in Charlottesville over the weekend… not to mention the sickening rhetoric of ultra-conservative politicians here in Australia igniting a flame of hate-speech directed toward our LGBTIQ+ community… just to name a few.  When does this painful behaviour, this senseless violence, all this suffering in the world ever end ?  It ends with YOU, it ends with US… it ENDS when we change the way we ‘see’ the world and choose to experience LIFE through the eyes of LOVE.

As I write this article, it is heart-warming for me to reflect that this week marks the 30 year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence.  I talk about this in detail in my Essence of Angels® eCourse – but essentially on the 16/17/18 August 1987, thousands of people came together around the planet (under the guidance of the late José Argüelles & Mayan codes), to meditate and hold a HEART vision of an awakened humanity.  Imagine, without the aid of the internet & social media… a global synchronised meditation event attended by thousands of people (physically or in meditation events around the planet) that sought to accelerate the Shift of the Ages through the awakening of our DNA via the Law of LOVE.

As I reflect back on my life in August 1987, I was studying at University and it was that same year that I first ever fell in LOVE.  That head-over-heels, can’t ever be apart, dreamy-eyed crazy LOVE.  The kind of love where the embers of your Heart are first ignited and you feel that your story of love is akin to all the great love stories throughout time (without the tragedy of course!).

I remember August 1987 fondly… how beautiful the world appeared to me as colours were much more vivid, I smiled 24/7 (I was all giggly in the LOVE vibe), holding hands with my beloved felt like an eternity within each second and NOTHING (not even Uni exams) got me down as our LOVE was much bigger than any problem that crossed my path.

Now some 30 years later, as we step into a week of reflecting on the past and being present in the NOW for what we wish to create in the future… we can see that LOVE is the only way we can truly be the BRIDGE of co-creating a new world.   We currently are sitting on a tipping point, where there is darkness before the dawn… and the LIGHT of our HEARTS are illuminating the way forward.

As we choose to experience our world through eyes of LOVE we are empowered to not see the darkness of the human condition, but to ignite the flame of the LIGHT of LOVE in the SoulFULL Hearts of Humanity.   We fall back in LOVE with each other (just like our first ever love) and we smile me, giggle, find joy in the smallest of things and most importantly KNOW in our HEARTS that we have the power to move beyond any suffering in our lives as LOVE will show us the way. LOVE is all there truly is.

Inviting you to resolutely choose during our Solar Eclipse to fall more deeply in LOVE with YOU, with NATURE, with the EARTH, with LIFE itself and with EACH OTHER.

Where will you be for the Solar Eclipse? Have you been meditating ? Self LOVE is important to achieve, raises our energy and vibration and changes PERSPECTIVES.

I have been mediating and will continue during this most impactful day. What are your thoughts? Have you written your goals, dreams wishes?



Why you attract WHO ?

Why You Are The Company You Keep

When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in reference to the way others would judge us in accordance to our friends, in addition to the influence our friends would have upon us.

We have all heard the saying that birds of a feather flock together, meaning that the company you keep reflects your personality. A smart person surrounds himself with other smart people. If you hang out with trash, you will be perceived as trash.

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”

You really are only as good as the company you keep. As you go through life, you begin to realize how important having true friends really is. Navigating your 20s is a difficult and confusing time and one better traveled with wholesome, close friends by your side. Unfortunately as we go through this time, we realize the people we once counted on are no longer the people we once thought they were.

The type of people you surround yourself with speaks of your values and what you stand for. We have all heard of the concept of being guilty by association, the act of people associating your behaviors and thoughts with the people you hang out with. If one of your friends acts in a negative way, you will be lumped in with him or her. Despite if this is true or not, it is all based on perception. Regardless if you believe yourself to be an altruistic person, a time may come when your bad company starts to influence your good behavior.

“It is better to be alone than in the wrong company. Tell me who your best friends are and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl but if you associate with eagles you will learn how to soar to great heights.”

People perceive you based on the actions the people closest to you display. They make the assumption that people who are similar will spend time together. While you may be better than the company you keep, it does send a signal to those who do not know you well enough to make their our judgments. If you spend time with people who treat you poorly, this gives off the impression that you lack self-respect. Whether you like it or not, you will be judged for the people you associate with.

People are quick to judge and therefore it is a warning to choose your friends and companions carefully. If a person has a bad company of bad friends, the people around him or her will avoid them because of the image that is portrayed by the bad company. Our personalities become molded by different situations and environment. Our company, whether it is our parents, friends or colleagues, all influence our minds and us. This is why your friends and associates are a reflection of you.

“A mirror reflects a man’s face but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate for the good and the bad.”

Your beliefs and goals are constantly changing in your 20s and you need people around you that will help you and not detract from your life. We must associate with others that bring out the best in us.

When you surround yourself with other people on a constant basis, you are exposed to their personal values and ideals so it should come as no surprise that you may end up taking on some of their mentality as well. This is why it is so important to remain aware of the people you surround yourself with.

Photo via WENN

Careful the company you choose as its a REFLECTION of YOU.  Its important to remember that we cannot attract what we wish if we are not equally healthy no matter how much you wish it to manifest. Others mentality very important to consider as no one wants serious detractions from ones life and to put energy on “stuff” that is ultimately negative in achieving OUR Dreams and Goals. 

LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE. WE are all energy. Do you consider wisely who you allow in your inner circle?

Look no further then yourself, reflect and search within……inside you are all the answers if you dare to look.


Meditation and its Benefits: Do you meditate? Do you use music, in a group guided by an instructor or alone? I prefer to meditate alone though have done group meditation and sometimes use music. I enjoy being alone with myself, and listening to my inner self…….

By Michelle

The long-term effects of keeping a meditation practice are:

• Incorporating the four Cs: Clarity, compassion, creativity and consciousness. The space you create in your mind through stillness will allow you to view your life with a clearer perspective. You will develop more compassion for yourself and those around you, because at the core of each person resides a world of love and warmth. As a species, we are creators. And the clearer our minds are, the more space we open up for seeing life in new ways. Our stillness expands our consciousness because we learn to live from our Being versus our thinking. And living from our Being resonates deeper on all whom we come into contact with.

• Viewing life from an expanded perspective: The more space we create in our minds through stillness, the more we are able to view the big picture of our life. We worry less about the little things that happen and see where each occurrence falls into the big picture. This produces a sense of calm and alleviates stress.

• Disconnecting from the ego: The ego is the part of the mind that is never satisfied, is competitive and makes us feel we are never enough. Ego is very different than self-confidence. Self-confidence comes from a place deep within, a place of contentment. The ego wants us to strive for more because it never feels we are enough. Self-confidence wants us to strive for more because it knows our potential and is excited to express it.

One of the most profound gifts you can give yourself is to meditate. Not only will this gift benefit you, it will benefit society. The loving energy you will carry as a meditator will resonate on all whom you come in contact with. People will feel comfortable around you. They will want to share with you. They will want to work with you.

Everything in our life is a result of who we are on the inside. If something is gnawing within you to improve, it’s pointless to go out and buy the next material possession. It’s pointless to throw yourself into a meaningless relationship. Instead, sit in meditation. Allow your stillness to pave the path for the most contented and joyful life you will experience. And once you feel joy from within, the relationship and your heart’s desires will find you like a magnet. Your light and energy will attract to you all that is in your highest good.

Laughing Is Healthy!

Its Friday HOORAY ! Some blurbs to make  you laugh, smile or maybe smirk …Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!!!

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:


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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%

(now get this…)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:

$ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:


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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David

Hearts – Charlemagne

Clubs – Alexander, the Great

Diamonds – Julius Caesar

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, he person died of natural causes.

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2,
but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were invented

by women.

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Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

A. Honey

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In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.

When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence, the phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
Mead is a honey beer and, because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month,which we know today as the honeymoon.

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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’ . . .

It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’ o
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Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill , they used the whistle to get some service.
‘Wet your whistle’ is the phrase inspired by this practice.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three .

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they

don’t have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries…

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.


8. Leaving the house without your cell phone,which you didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic, and you turn around to go and get it .

10. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.



Comparing will only serve to make you unhappy..why do it? You know your situation inside and out and only the positive surface of theirs. Leave comparisons out of the equation.

The Coming Eclipse

we are all energy these tips raise our vibration what a better time then with a solar eclipse!



According to every astrologer everywhere, the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 is a REALLY. BIG. DEAL.

While new moons are always great days to work magic related to new beginnings, this particular new moon – which coincides with the eclipse – is extra-powerful for releasing stuff that isn’t working and setting new patterns in motion.

That’s why I assembled these 5, super-simple, super-effective ways to make the most of this magical moment. (It’s also why I wrote this ritual specifically for this upcoming eclipse!)

1. Clarify the old patterns, habits, and conditions you’re ready to release.

What is it you’re most ready to let go of? For example, maybe you’re finally done with negative self-talk about your weight, compulsive phone checking, a job you haven’t been loving for a while, and/or a stubborn relationship pattern that just keeps dragging you down. From as neutral a space as possible – i.e. without harshly judging or criticizing yourself or your life – write it all down in your journal. Keep wringing it out until you’re sure you’ve recognized and named every last little thing.

2. Clear clutter and clean.

It may not be spring, but the days leading up to the eclipse (starting now!) definitely call for some deep and serious cleaning and clearing. Creating a clear, simplified energy in your home will raise your vibration and support the release of every other thing that isn’t serving you: unhealed emotions, unhealthy habits, and general energetic blocks of every variety. If you haven’t read it yet, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up will inspire the extreme clutter clearing that will get you started in the right direction. And if you have read it, maybe read it again! (Spoiler alert: it gives ONE criteria for whether or not something is clutter: does it spark joy? If not, get rid of it!) Then, if you’re on a roll, my book, Magical Housekeeping, will get you fired up about cleaning by helping you see it as the magical act is actually is.

3. Meditate.

In addition to creating sacred space in your home environment, it’s important to create sacred space in your consciousness. The best way to do that? Meditate! Have your morning cuppa whatever-you-drink-in-the-morning, and then sit right down on your cushion and meditate. See if you can get in the habit of doing it every day – as little as 5-10 minutes can make a huge difference! Don’t worry: you can find something that’s palatable for you. Check out the free app Insight Timer for a bunch of free guided meditations to fit every preference or mood, or check out my very own free guided meditations on YouTube.

4. Get clear on your heart’s desires.

Now that you’ve gotten clear on what you don’t want – in your mind, body, home, and life – it’s time to get clear on what you do want! So grab that journal again and write out all your fondest dreams and visions for every aspect of your life experience. Let this be a fun process of discovering the desires that glitter and glow in your consciousness with the brightest and most sparkly light. Don’t hold back! Even if something seems completely off the page of possibility, if it’s in your heart, write it down. And then…

5. Know that anything is possible. 

…. you quickly realize that whatever you can conceive and believe, you can receive. And this eclipse is a portal: an open door to the full spectrum of what is possible. So in the days leading up to it, consciously open up to the infinity of possibility. As yourself: What if I could expand into even more blessings and abundance, endlessly, forever? What if I could – really and truly – manifest all the fondest desires of my heart? What would that feel like? How would it look?

What are your thoughts? Write  down ,what no longer works and get rid of that paper, the same goes for your goals and dreams write them down ! What are your thoughts? Do you meditate? where will you be observing the ECLIPSE?