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Guest Post: Experiencing an Eclipse in a Yurt

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More pictures from the blood moon eclipse here!
This Mercury retrograde is important because it activates the October solar eclipse - and earlier this month, we had a blood moon eclipse. Last week, I had a call from Lynne, who is passionate about the moon and Mercury and explained some of the effects to me. It was so fascinating, I asked her to share here on our blog.

I'm a big believer that when Mercury is in retrograde (like it is now!) weird and unusual things are bound to happen. Mercury is in retrograde three or four times a year, and some astrologers will warn you not to travel, sign important contacts, buy electronics, or marry during Mercury's retrograde cycle!

What happens is that Mercury slows down in its movement, and appears to stop and move backwards (retrograde.) It's an optical illusion, like speeding by a slow moving train - and since the earth's movement stays the same, Mercury appears to move backwards! The other day, my husband and I tried to go see a movie in a brand new movie theater, but had to go home because the projector was broken and they couldn't figure out why. Because Mercury is in retrograde, that's why!

Hope you enjoy!
~Dana


I have lived in my yurt for three and a half years now. I watched the eclipse last April, and the one on October 8 (last Thursday) from inside my yurt. I had never seen an eclipse before and its rare that we have four eclipses within such a short period of time, and even more rare that they are visible in North America.

I have a loft underneath my yurt dome, and was able to watch the eclipses just lying in my bed. It was like have a front row seat! I cannot tell you what an awe inspiring event it was, and I can say that I will never miss an opportunity to watch an eclipse again.

Did you know that a circle is the most basic form of sacred geometry? It should come as no surprise that indigenous peoples lived in round structures, like igloos, tipis, domes, and (of course) yurts! There is definitely a different vibe in a yurt, and it is very powerful to me, as I am someone who hears energy.

I was fascinated watching the first eclipse I saw. I could hear the energy get louder and louder as the shadow of the earth started to cover the moon - it was almost deafening! I heard the frequency go up, the pitch change, and it seemed that all of nature is focused on the event.

I live in a forest so it is usually pretty still at night, but this was different. As the moon becomes dark, the energy slows down. A transformation has taken place. Each eclipse has been different, and I highly recommend that you make a point of watching the coming eclipse - preferably from inside your yurt!

There is a solar eclipse on Thursday, October 23rd. (Note: find out more about the time you can see it in your area here.)

If you want a bit more information, this link is very interesting: http://www.mysticmamma.com/total-lunar-eclipse-in-aries-october-8th-2014/

I will be launching my own website about what I call "creating sacred space," at the end of this month. If you are interested in high frequency environments, I hope you'll look for it! (Note from Dana: Lynne's website has launched and it is beautiful - click here to check it out! http://www.lynnelathamsustainabledesign.com/)

Enjoy the journey!

Dana Of Rainier, the Yurt Girl

Namaste~Dana, The Yurt Girl

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