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A Cleansing Ritual

Just read this great article in The New York Times in the Modern Love column. It was about a woman who performed a cleansing ritual after her divorce to help free her spirit and increase her happiness. 10love

A short excerpt will give you an idea of what it is about:

WHEN I returned she took me by the hand and led me into the kitchen, saying, “I was looking for an extension cord, and I saw it.” She opened the drawer and showed me. It was a playing card, the seven of hearts. Typical. Where was the rest of the deck?

“It is the end of your marriage!” she said. Well, O.K. I was already aware of that. But apparently this card made it official; it seems the seven of hearts in the tarot deck is the card of total disillusionment and disorder.

And what a tarot card. So different from the ordinary one in the drawer, her card was a blue and green image of seven weeping, melting fountains dripping futility into a sad pool.

“You must burn it,” Georgette continued. “And put the ashes in a container and bury it. During the eclipse.”

Here is the article in its entirety.

Now there are a great many things that you should NOT do during an eclipse including signing a lease of making any important big decisions like for a job. But "cleansing" is a perfect use of the eclipse energy, as you will see in this story.

And you can read more about eclipses in general on my site www.thestarryeye.com .

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