It's been such a BIG day energetically, I would be remiss not to mention it in some form.
Physically, our bodies are having a time of it, adjusting to this eclipse and grand cross energy. Highlights of the week include heart flutters and back pain (often just behind the heart chakra). Fluctuating between never feeling full to feeling satiated after a bite or two. Ranging from extreme sleepiness and sleeping long hours, to being sleepless (for me, just outside of Seattle). Pain in odd places (often in hips, legs and feet, our grounding tools).
Emotionally, a lot is up as well. Everything that happens carries an extra emotional charge, and anxieties (even fears) seem just barely beneath the surface, ready to make an appearance at the least provocation.
My ever-sensitive dog, Kelsey, must have been feeling it, too, since she spent a majority of the day shaking and panting, while I tried a multitude of ways to distract/heal/soothe her. Rides in the car seem to be the key to enough distraction, and then plenty of play time in the yard, once she was calm enough to pay attention to the ball. Currently, since we're just back from yet another car ride and round of play, she seems to be settling a bit, so Mom is feeling much happier than she's been for a good portion of the day.
The grand cross is certainly pushing us, from all directions. It seems to be requiring us to take concrete actions steps in a forward direction, while also exposing the emotional and mental issues that have been perhaps keeping us from taking those steps. There are messages in everything around us, if we pay attention.
In positive ways, too! Such as on this most recent ride to get Kelsey calmed down, when the digital speed monitor on the road flashed "44-44-44-44" at me while my car speedometer told me I was going 35. Only when I had slowed to 30 mph did the monitor stop flashing "44" and finally return to reflecting my speed accurately.
In my world, a sign that really Things Are OK.
Author Doreen Virtue writes on her website that 44 means that "Thousands of angels surround you at this moment, loving and supporting you. You have a very strong and clear connection with the angelic realm, and are an Earth angel yourself. You have nothing to fear — all is well."
I'll take that! And pass it on to you as well.