As you read this, the enormous mass of the Moon is hurtling towards the path of sunlight in line with the Earth. In the early morning tomorrow, the Moon will block that pathway, giving us a solar eclipse! However, the Moon is a little farther away in it’s orbit, so it won’t be close enough to fully block the Sun, anywhere on Earth. This gives us an “annular” eclipse, and not the stunning darkness of a total eclipse (as the Great Eclipse of 2017 was). Without a total eclipse, it’s easy to not notice it, even if you are in the eclipse path (this will be nothing like the stunning experience of a total eclipse). Also, few of us are in the eclipse path. So for many us, we have an opportunity to celebrate the eclipse (and watch it on simulcast!). Some of us (including me!) are able to see it in the sky. Read More
With blinking eyes and cautious steps, somewhat like the Brood X cicadas swarming parts of the Eastern United States now, we are re-emerging as the pandemic winds down. What stays? What changes?
Which Kabbalah you know? Jewish Kabbalah is the mystical branch of Judaism, hermetic Kabbalah is the occult tradition that was inspired by Judaism and is often found today in tarot and Western esoteric systems. Here’s a secular-psychological dive into the symbols and psychological structure of these intricate and vibrant form of esotericism. Read More