The sun and moon are two cosmic beings in the Universal picture. The sun, our greatest source of heat and light, surrounds us with its abundant energy. The moon, which has the greatest influence on the ocean tides, brightens the night sky with its heavenly glow. But this energy doesn’t just surround us, it is infused within us. It is part of the very fibers of our being. If we can connect to that energy as we are intended to, just think of the possibilities that can unfold.
This week, a hybrid solar eclipse will be visible across Australia and parts of Southeast Asia. While it will not be visible in the Northern Hemisphere, NASA’s YouTube livestream will allow people across the world to experience this incredible event. During this hybrid eclipse, the moon will first appear as an annular solar eclipse, where the moon blocks a portion of the sun’s light, leaving only the outer rim visible. The sun will appear as a “ring of fire” in the sky. The moon will then completely block the light of the sun as it transitions to a total solar eclipse, casting a shadow on Earth. Daylight will turn into darkness for just a few minutes. The total solar eclipse will then flip back into an annular solar eclipse.
The hybrid solar eclipse will begin at 9:34 PM EST on April 19 and end at 2:59 AM on April 20. This rare event only happens a few times every century. The next two hybrid solar eclipses are expected to take place in November 2031 and March 2164.
In preparation for this celestial event, follow these tips:
- Be Peaceful: You are part of the Universe, so everything that happens in the galaxy has an affect on you. As the moon is approaching the sun, spend your time being peaceful.
- Protect Your Eyes: Your eyes are the window to your soul. If you are in a location where viewing in-person is possible, remember to wear protective glasses.
- Meditate to Receive Messages: Wherever you are during the hybrid solar eclipse, sit in quiet meditation or hold the Qigong posture, The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth. Doing so will help you connect with this infinite Universal power. You never know what messages are being sent and what information you will receive.
- Be Observant: Watch the animals. Notice how their patterns begin to change. Are birds chirping louder than usual or is Nature suddenly quiet? What happens when Earth goes dark for that short period of time. How does Nature adjust to this Universal shift? Remember, we are all energy beings—infinitely connected to the Universe. How do Universal changes affect you?
Join Us for Qi Thursday!
Every Thursday evening, our Qi community gathers virtually at 7:30PM EST for a 30-minute shared energy practice. This week’s practice will be even more powerful with the hybrid solar eclipse overhead. Be sure to join us!