Prompt Jar: Total Eclipse of the Sun

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Hi! I'm Melissa Benjamin, Journalverse manager

Hi! I’m Melissa Benjamin, Journalverse manager

We are fast approaching one of the most important celestial events of our lifetime–a total solar eclipse that spans across the United States. On Monday, August 21, the path of totality will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina. Astrologically, this eclipse will help you shed old, stale energy, be optimistic about future plans, and catapult you towards your destiny should you heed the call.

Monday: Write about something that is beginning.

Tuesday: Write about something that is ending.

Wednesday: Make a to-do list of things that need to be started or finished. This can be as practical or fantastical as you like.

Thursday: ♪ Once upon a time I was falling in love/ Now I’m only falling apart/ Nothing I can do/ Total eclipse of the heart. ♫ Drawing inspiration from Bonnie Tyler’s timeless classic, take to your journal and discuss your own total eclipse of the heart.

Friday: Write about a time you covered someone’s sun with your moon.

Saturday: Many ancient cultures believed that in the moment of a total solar eclipse, the sun was being devoured by wolves (Vikings), a toad (Vietnam), or the mouth of heaven (Kwakiutal tribe, Canada), and they would make noise in an effort to stop it. What is trying to eat you? Make some noise with your pen to tell it to go away!

Sunday: On the eve of the eclipse, tear a page out of your journal and scribble down everything you wish to leave behind with tomorrow’s new moon. Burn it, drown it, throw it in the garbage. Dispose of it in any way you wish. Say goodbye to what you no longer need.

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2 Responses to Prompt Jar: Total Eclipse of the Sun

  1. Jennifer Wolfe August 18, 2017 at 5:25 am #

    Thanks for giving me something helpful to use for my class at the jail today!

    • Kay Adams August 21, 2017 at 7:29 am #

      Oh Jenn it makes my heart so happy when I hear from JV members that you’re (collectively) taking Prompt Jars into your circles — bless you for helping them be of use! That’s all they really want. Which prompt(s) did you use and how did it go?

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