The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly 100 years the last one was in 1918 and also passed over the Bahamas. (Here is the 2017 Eclipse Map)
This is also the first time a Total Solar Eclipse is passing exclusively over the USA since 1257, a good 760 years ago and 519 years before the United States became a country. NASA eclipse Map of 1257.
There is a total Solar Eclipse April 08, 2024 crossing Mexico, Canada, and Central America – as well as the USA but not from Coast to Coast. Map of 2024 Eclipse HERE
January 25, 2316 is the next time a Total Solar Eclipse exclusively passes over the the USA. 299 years from now.
Totality falls along a specific line and you must be somewhere inside that line of totality to have the total Solar Eclipse experience. Otherwise, for those in the United States watching the eclipse it is only possible to see part of the Eclipse and how much you see depends on where you are.
The next eclipse window begins August 7, 2017 with a partial Lunar Eclipse and ends with the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21.
Time is an illusion that shifts with our perception. There are many possibilities for experiencing time that exist simultaneously. Here I wrote a brief piece about a time portal I experienced in 2007 in France. It wasn’t the first time I had this experience but it was profound.
As far as I know at this point (in time) navigating time is an individual journey that we each discover for ourselves. A place to begin is to have a strong desire and a strong intent. Asking time related questions about the nature of time and your own relationship with time is also helpful because when we ask questions answers always come. The challenge is in asking the right questions. In the The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean, Thoth clearly wanted to know about the mysteries of time and he questioned the Master (the divine part of himself, his higher self) by asking the questions in his heart, he found himself on the path to discovering and living the answers. More about the questions Thoth asked are at this link
Time changes not, but all things change in time.
~The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean
This is because we consider Time as the force that keeps things in their proper place, keeps them separated. We are the ones moving through time, and when we explore what Time means to us we can then find the place beyond time where we are all connected, we are all one.
Using Our Imagination
Having an active and vivid imagination is also helpful in imaging your travels through time and the timeline you want to experience. It seems to be helpful for those who desire to master the mystereis of time to practice Lucid Dreaming, Meditation, Journeying, Being In Nature, and visually connecting with the Night Sky.
When you learn the mysteries of the Night Sky you learn a tool for Time Traveling and that is helpful in consciously jumping timelines as t.s. elliot describes in the poem below.
Time past and time future
Allow but a little consciousness.
To be conscious is not to be in time
But only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,
The moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
Be remembered; involved with past and future.
Only through time – time is conquered.
Even those who don’t know an Eclipse or Eclipse window is taking place have described their experience as an odd feeling, or being out-of-body feeling. This is due in part to how both Total Solar and Lunar eclipses have the effect of accelerating our experience of time.
A surprisingly great description of a Total Solar Eclipse (especially in Leo) from literature comes from JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings:
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The Crownless again shall be king
To me this stanza describes a Total Solar Eclipse, as the Moon moves across the face of the Sun blocking the Sun’s light, the flowers close up, the birds stop singing as if it is night. Then a second day begins as the light returns from behind the black Moon, (as the light from the shadow springs) reconnecting us to our divinity or as Tolkein described it – the crownless again reclaim their true divinity, through healthy self-love.
Some years ago at the time of another Total Solar Eclipse I rewrote this stanza for the feminine.
From the Ashes a Fire Shall Be Woken,
A Light from the Shadows Shall Gleam;
Renewed shall be All that was Broken:
The Crownless Again Shall Be Queen.