Intensity, A Total Lunar Eclipse, and Creating Community
An Online Celebration, Attunement, and Community Healing Session on November 6
Whoa! Did you think these times could get even more intense? You’re probably feeling it, a lot. And feeling it most likely means fear, anger, and overwhelm, all coming up around politics, inflation, economic volatility, war, and more.
It may seem as if everything is “going to hell in a handbasket.” You may know that what appears on the surface is all part of a greater transformation, but it’s still tough to hold on to that hope when so much seems to be unraveling.
And, in all of this, you want to do more than just get by. You want to show up powerfully, the opposite of how you may be feeling right now.
This is why I’m offering this celebration, attunement, and healing session.
Date: November 6,2022
Time: 8-9:30pm Eastern
We will be on zoom.
Do you resonate with one of these situations?
If you’re sensitive to the global energies, you may have felt pressure building around any or all of these issues.
What you’ve been feeling is the ongoing conflict between Saturn and Uranus, as well as the lead-up to two very powerful eclipses on October 25 and November 8.
In this pivotal year in the shift from top-down power to shared power and unity consciousness, each eclipse is a pivot point in and of itself. Whatever you let go of now will help you step into your power, manifest your dreams, and more.
These two eclipses mirror the ones in May. The solar eclipse on October 25 is in Scorpio, and the 2nd total lunar eclipse of the year is in Taurus. This is doubly important because they are occurring at the current south and north nodes respectively.
It’s also very rare to have two total lunar eclipses in a year. That the eclipse on November 8 occurs in Taurus is even more important. The north node of Taurus represents where we are all moving toward collectively. It is the place of the biggest personal and spiritual growth, as it will move you out of your comfort zone, and ask you to develop new skills. It will also help you either find your life path, or move more fully into it. For more on the meaning of the south and north nodes, as well as what it means for them to be moving through Scorpio and Taurus respectively, please see this blog post.
I will attune you to both eclipses. I will also attune you to the final Saturn-Uranus face-off (square) that is still very active, and more.
This attunement will help you step into expansion and your own inner authority and power. It will also help you come back to center, and to get grounded in the earth and the earth’s cycles. That grounding and rest will fuel new projects and vision.
Being attuned to these events will also help you find and/or connect more deeply with like-hearted people to forge a strong community. Now is the time to find an oasis in the midst of the eruptions, turmoil, volatility, and unraveling. Get help moving through these intense times!
This session is for everyone!
I have been guided to offer a series of celebration, attunement, and healing sessions throughout the year to support you in continuing to move forward into the light and expansion that may be hard to see right now.
These sessions are for all! Anyone on our planet who is experiencing or has experienced both the contraction and the push toward transformation that we’ve been undergoing will experience the benefits of this session.
On November 6 we will also gather to celebrate, and you will be attuned to, the fourth of the cross-quarter light festivals, Samhain.
One of the four most important festivals of the Celtic year, Samhain is the Celtic New Year. It marks the halfway point between the Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere. It also marks the beginning of winter.
It is the last of the three Celtic harvest festivals, and the time when the veil between our world of the living and the world of the dead was at its thinnest. It is therefore a time to honor our ancestors and mentors, those who came before us, as well as those who have passed in the last year. Samhain is the origin of Halloween.
This festival allows you to release the old so that you can go inward to do your inner transformational work, and find renewal. At the same time, it is a fire festival, which celebrates both the darkness and the light.
This celebration will help you move through these challenging times. Along with the attunements to these powerfully transformative energies, this session will encourage you to stand in the center of your being so you can radiate love, connection, and transformation out into the world. This is an opportunity to find rest and renewal, and to awaken your consciousness even more.
This session will help you:
It will support you even more specifically in:
Note: If you have been afraid to step into your power,
or afraid to allow yourself to truly shine with all your gifts,
you will find this session especially helpful.
There are three components to these sessions.
The first is celebration.
We will celebrate the cross-quarter and quarter holidays of light and fire. The cross-quarter holidays are the true beginnings of each season. They are even more potent than the more well-known quarter holidays of Equinox and Solstice. Celebrating them together – yes, even together online — will give you a sense of grounding, connectedness, and community with each other and the earth.
Gathering together and celebrating with ritual (even as simple as lighting a candle and sharing a blessing) will also reconnect you with the light that is coming through and changing every one of us and our planet. More than that, it will be a time to drink in that light so it can continue to illuminate you and help others to experience the light.
The second is healing.
We will gather for healing – individually and collectively. Each person who is registered will receive the healing session, and we will also do some healing work for the whole planet.
The last component is attunement.
I will attune you to the current astrological energies so that you can move through with grace and ease. I will also attune you to the cross-quarter and quarter holidays themselves, so you can connect deeply with the earth and find strength and sustenance from that connection.
These attunements will also help you deal with the ongoing face-offs between Uranus and Saturn (and Uranus and some other planets as well). Uranus, the planet of eruptions, volcanoes (physical, emotional, and metaphorical), and awakening, is shaking things up. Being attuned to these energies will help you deal with the shake-ups. It can also catapult you forward in your own personal and spiritual growth.
Finally, these attunements will reconnect you with the huge shift that began with the Great Conjunction in December 2020. It will also increase your ability to access the light that is bringing awakening, change, and a global shift from power-over to power-with — the light that is literally pouring into our planet and each one of us, changing our very DNA.
What is an attunement or alignment and what is its power?
Attunement means to “bring into harmony.” It helps you to be “in tune” with the energies that are strongly affecting us. Alignment means “the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts in relation to each other.” When you are aligned with the energies, that puts you in sync with them. It also gives you a greater ability to incorporate the gifts they bring and to use these energies more effectively.
Being attuned or aligned means that you have nature’s support for these shifts. This session will connect you with the opportunities for growth that these events are bringing.
Your Guide: Mary Shields, PhD
Since 2003, I have been working with astrological energies as a healing practitioner. About a decade ago, Spirit gave me the gift of attuning and aligning people with these energies in such a way that they can use them for their greatest benefit and healing. I have been working both individually and in groups in this way ever since.
Additionally, I bring a strong background in Celtic spirituality. I lived in Scotland for two years, and also did research on Celtic spirituality as part of my sabbatical. As a minister, I know first-hand the importance of ritual and gathering. I love facilitating both and have been doing so for several decades.
One of my gifts is creating community, and I now have close to a decade of experience doing it online. For many years, I did these attunements and celebrations via teleconference. Zoom has enhanced our sense of connection and community by adding the ability to see each other as we participate together.
What happens on the call?
This is an energetic and healing session, so the process is not like a workshop or class with exercises. Celebration will begin and end each event. I will begin with opening sacred space. After some information on the festival, I will attune you to the cross-quarter or quarter holiday, and I will lead you in a celebration. I will let you know ahead of time what to bring or prepare (for example, I may ask you to have a candle ready to light together).
Next, I will give some information about the astrological event, as well as the challenges and opportunities it brings. We will then dive into the attunement(s) and session, which I will explain as they happen. There will be some short periods of silence. I may ask you to breathe deeply or tap your head, heart, and navel (the three brain centers of the body — to learn more, click here). The last part of the healing session is devoted to the healing of the planet, with all of us participating through holding space. We will end by completing our celebration together.
Generally, you are in a relaxed, receptive state throughout. I do suggest you have a notebook handy for any notes you wish to make. I also suggest that you make sure you are in a private, receptive space.
It is especially powerful if you can be on video for the first part of the call so that we can see and feel each other more directly. And not to worry if you can’t be on the call live, or need to be on audio/phone only: if you are registered for the call, you are fully connected into the entire event.
What might you experience during or after the session?
You may or may not feel anything during or after the session. That’s perfectly fine. The energy and healing will still be working in you whether you can feel it or not. Whatever you experience (or don’t experience) is just right for you. You will receive what you need.
You may seem to “fall asleep” during the session. Or, you may fall asleep every time you try to listen to the session for a while. This is also perfectly normal. If this happens, know that you are in a very deep, restful state where Spirit can do the deeper work inside you. Don’t resist it and don’t worry — you haven’t missed a thing! Just follow your body’s needs as you listen, and the session will work in you as it needs to.
After the session, you may feel energized and ready to take on the world, or you may feel, as my client Linda told me, “Like I was hit with a truck.” The session will affect you differently than it will other people. What you feel after one session may be completely different than what you feel after another. The energy and healing will be continuing to work in you for quite some time. Be gentle with yourself, especially the day after. Drink lots of water, rest, and give yourself time to integrate.
What is a cross-quarter holiday?
A cross-quarter holiday is mid-way between the solstices and equinoxes. In ancient Celtic tradition, these days were the most important holidays of the year. They were festivals of fire (think dancing around great bonfires) and light. Each celebrated a different phase of light in the year. They also marked the change of seasons.
Why celebrate these cross-quarter holidays?
It is more important than ever to celebrate the cross-quarter holidays. In the past couple years, there have been very few opportunities to celebrate. The eruptions and volatility – anger and fear-mongering and hate – have been strong.
Eruptions, volatility, and volcanoes – are all dramatic. The drama of unfolding events in these past months may feel overwhelming. In the midst of this, it’s been hard to see that it’s not all bad — that even in the midst of very difficult, times, there is more going on than meets the eye.
Why celebrate these cross-quarter holidays?
It is more important than ever to celebrate the cross-quarter holidays. In the midst of the pandemic, there have been very few opportunities to celebrate. The eruptions and volatility – anger and fear-mongering and hate – have been strong.
Eruptions, volatility, and volcanoes – are all dramatic. The drama of unfolding events in these past months may feel overwhelming. In the midst of this it’s been hard to see that it’s not all bad — that even in the midst of very difficult, times, there is more going on than meets the eye.
These seasonal holidays draw us back to basics.
When we attune to the cycles of the earth, we are no longer swept away by the swirling and eruptions on the surface.
We remember we are part of something much larger and greater.
When we attune to the festivals of light, we bring light back into our lives and the lives of others. We shine the light of truth onto the shenanigans of those acting out more hatred and division.
What others have said about attunements
“Powerful,” and “Incredible” are the most-used adjectives I hear from those who write to me after an attunement.
Some of the comments I regularly receive about the celebration, attunement, and healing sessions: “Amazing Session!” “Beautiful and powerful session!”
“Thank you for hosting the attunement. Somehow, I felt I needed to join in this. Over the past couple of weeks, I have experienced low back pain, affecting hips and legs, stiffness, and soreness. I felt the relief in the sacrum, which also relieved the hips and legs. It all went away when the bone balancing happened! I have been able to squat, not all the way, but something I have not been able to do for a long time. I’m hoping this lasts so that I can do more on my yoga practice.” A day later, she wrote, “So good to be able to move without the pain and stiffness!”
Vicki W, Michigan
“That session was so powerful. I literally felt the fear lift off me as soon as you mentioned…. I was carrying so much fear. And it just kept getting better from there. I couldn’t move after – had to integrate and just felt so peaceful.”
Angela S, Massachusetts
“Those in my orbit are noticeably more ‘lighter’ and joyous since the session.”
Casper B, British Columbia
“Thank you, Mary. I so enjoyed the session and the background and astrological facts that accompanied it. It was a great evening and loved being connect to 99+ people I’ve never met, but we will be connected now for sure. The healing of the planet was wonderful and so needed.”
Cindy H., North Carolina
“I joined the group only by phone last night and was blown away by the energy I felt during both the attunements and healings.” A few days later, she wrote, “My awareness seems more expansive and I sense being an integral part of the Whole.”
Becky A., Ohio
Date: November 6, 2022
Time: 8 – 9:30 pm eastern time
We will meet via Zoom.
Once you sign up, even if you cannot be on the call, you will receive the celebration, attunement, and healing session.
The event will be recorded; you will also receive the recording.
I’d love for you to join me. It’s going to be a warm, open-hearted group, and the transformation is deeply nourishing and supportive.