Not too long ago, I read on X that eclipses are an ideal time for manifesting your desires and setting intentions. As someone who has been practicing manifestation techniques for years, I’m here to tell you that’s a bunch of baloney.
The Energies of An Eclipse Can Disrupt Manifestation
Eclipses are not magical times that will supercharge your ability to attract your dreams into reality. In fact, trying to manifest during an eclipse will likely backfire.
Manifestation requires focus, clarity, and positivity. Eclipses disrupt our energy and mental state, making it difficult to achieve the mindset required for effective manifestation. You shouldn’t manifest during an eclipse, as there is a possibility of receiving the opposite outcome of what you desire or no outcome at all.
I’ve learned this lesson the hard way. The last time there was a major eclipse, I enthusiastically set out to use its “power” to manifest a new job opportunity. Instead of landing my dream job, I found myself spiraling into self-doubt and anxiety.
Eclipses Mark Times of Major Shifts – Not For Setting New Intentions
Eclipses represent major shifts and changes in the universe. During an eclipse, the sun (representing our external life) and moon (representing our inner life) are in a state of flux. Our energy and focus are scattered, making it hard to tap into creative visualization or the law of attraction.
Visualization and affirmation work best when you can direct your attention steadily to your desires and hold a clear vision of what you want to create. During an eclipse, your mind may feel scattered, and it can be difficult to tap into creative energies or stay centered on purpose.
The ebb and flow of emotions around an eclipse also impacts manifestation. Strong emotions like fear, anxiety, or restlessness can block your ability to manifest, while positive emotions like joy, gratitude, and enthusiasm accelerate it. Eclipses often bring up a rollercoaster of emotions, making it hard to maintain an optimistic mindset.
In the days leading up to and following an eclipse, it’s best to avoid starting new manifestation practices or vision boards. Your time and energy are better spent reviewing and re-focusing on your existing goals and intentions. Once the eclipse energies settle and you’re able to reconnect with your vision, you’ll find manifestation flows easily again.
While eclipses usher in change, manifestation works best when you have clarity and stability. Save new vision boards and affirmations for another time. Stay focused on what you’ve already set in motion – the eclipse will pass, and manifestation will be back in full swing.
What To Do During An Eclipse
Rather than starting something new, eclipses are a time to release the old. Do some journaling to uncover any unhealthy thoughts or patterns holding you back. Clear your space of clutter and negative energy. Say goodbye to relationships or habits that are no longer good for you, your mind, body, and spirit.
An eclipse passage can last for six months on either side of the actual event. Use this entire period to declutter your life and mind. Tie up loose ends from the past so you have a clean slate for new beginnings when the eclipse influence fades.
Trust that any intentions you set will be far more potent and effective once the eclipse’s chaotic energy has passed. For now, embrace release, closure and stillness. Your goals and dreams will be there on the other side, waiting for you with open arms in a more supportive cosmic climate.
Skip the manifestation rituals during eclipses. Your energy and focus will be off, and you’ll likely end up frustrated or disappointed. The eclipse will pass, and you can get back to manifesting – when the timing is actually right. Learn from my mistake, and don’t get swept up in the hype about eclipses and manifestation. Your dreams will still be there to energize once the eclipse has moved on.