Your body is already in it and has been for a couple weeks. Perhaps you’ve already addressed your extra needs for grounding. Eclipses arrive in two’s (solar and lunar). Earlier this month, the lunar eclipse jittered the atmosphere; now it finishes with the solar. Given the one-to-three-week orb of each lunation, I find it hard to tell–energetically–which is which. Solar or lunar, we’re more easily tipped off balance. It helps to go slow.
We need grounding during eclipses. The best grounding agents are the feet as these literally connect our bodies to the earth. To meet this eclipse, place your own bare feet on the altar of this Pisces New Moon. Massage them with scented oil. Dress them in colorful and cozy socks. Quietly hold them in your hands. Gently breathe. Wait for that magic moment when your hands and feet form a comforting energetic circuit.
In astrology tradition, Pisces rules the feet. The ancient wise ones sensed how the soles are intimately tied to the soul. Feet help tether this invisible grace to the body. Feet are vital centers for energy flow. Here’s an experiment. Stand barefooted on the earth. Relax into your feet. Wait until they feel soft and pudgy, as though you were standing in mud or sand. Without thinking about how to do this, let your toes plug into the earth–energetically. Make sure your knees are relaxed. Once you awaken to the the circuit, you’ll note a bright updraft of earth’s prana or chi. You’ll feel both anchored and buoyant. The steadiness and delight in your full body will grow.
Honor your feet during this eclipse by using them with mindfulness. Also treat them royally. When you massage your feet, you vitalize all the organs and energetic pathways in your body. Do this before sleep and your dreams will be clearer and more peaceful. When you take care of your feet, you nurture the whole of you.
Pisces people are typically dreamers, which means they like to walk in other worlds. But that’s a cheaper thrill than touching what’s sacred in this one, something your feet are longing to do.
Tuning into the body part ruled by each New Moon is a wonderful practice. Do this for a year and you’ll enjoy mental and physical benefits! Make 2017 your year to connect with the Moon. Get fantastic support with my monthly Moon Workshop here.