The Eclipse ━●━ (18 Jun - 17 July)

Published by Caitlin Burns
June 18, 2024
The Eclipse ━●━ (18 Jun - 17 July)
The Eclipse ━●━ (18 Jun - 17 July)


A new season begins in Palm Garden, ushering in a moment of shadows and revelation. 


The Eclipse ━●━ (18 Jun - 17 July) 

Oblique - Exciting - Connecters

Once each year, the orbiting moon obscures the light directed at Palm Garden, this casts echoing shadows across the surface of the world. While the eclipse itself lasts only for a few minutes, the season anticipating it is one for celebration and reflection. Feasts and revels bringing the year to the close invite each Inkling to share their new ideas and creations from the year. 

Inklings that emerge under the sign of The Eclipse are masters of tension, anticipation and getting others excited. Understanding intuitively how to connect with others and invite them into projects or inspire them with ideas, they often look outside of themselves so much they forget that they too can be a worthy center of attention. 


As the end of Palm Garden’s year draws close, the final season is a time of anticipation and excitement. Darkness grows long during this season, as in the past two seasons, Inklings are drawn to the cool of the night. With The Field’s creatures less surprising, and The Rings’ feast of sharing behind them, Inklings turn their attentions inward as the season takes hold. For many, this time is one of revelation, processing and integrating the insights of the Rings. For others, the long shadows bring personal work not yet accomplished to their attention - whether they think they’re ready or not. The Eclipse itself occurs for a single day, creating strange effects of light and triggering prophecy. But like each year, the wheels of the heavens turn and no moment lasts forever. 

It’s a good time to: Take stock of yourself It’s a bad time to: Ignore your inner voice



  • What you avoid will find you eventually. 

  • Every weakness contains a potential strength. 

  • The universe will show you what you need when you stop looking for it. 


What do the stars have in store for your Inkling during The Eclipse? 

The Eclipse ━●━ (18 Jun - 17 July) Oblique, Exciting, Connecters

Happy Season, Eclipses! You might find yourself with extra swagger as the season of shadows begins. You revel in the unseen and revealing secrets beneath the surface. While you’re a competent guide, don’t expect everyone to move at the same pace. 

The Convergence ˚•♦•˚(18 July -  17 Aug)  Balanced, Harmonious, Observant

As the Eclipse heralds the end of Palm Garden’s year and the stars begin their dance toward alignment - you may find yourself distracted by what’s yet to come. It’s easy to trip when you’re running towards something, and if you don’t keep your eyes on the steps in front of you, you might find yourself flat on your face. 

The Binary 。:●൦:* (18 Aug - 17 Sep)  Supportive, Social, Collaborative

A feeling of something just out of sight will tease at your senses in the season of the Eclipse. If you're in the wilds, beware, something may be hunting in the shadows. But sometimes, the answer is an unseen feeling, memory or instinct you’ll need to hunt out in your own feelings. What could it mean?


The Nova  ━ ⋇ ━ (18 Sep - 17 Oct) Expansive, Esoteric, Visionary

This season of prophecy, of different perspectives and shifting light is potent and can drive Inklings a little crazy. These overwhelming natural forces can guide you into new creative and imaginative spaces, or frustrate and overwhelm you if you fight the flow. 


The Galaxy ・○o。. (18 Oct - 17 Nov) Grounded, Insightful, Complex

The dynamic tension that fills Palm Garden as it waits for the Eclipse is thick. You may find yourself jumpy with the energy and pull of expectation. What’s driving your mood may be the pull and push of the season - no matter how much you want it to be in your control. 


The Comet ⋆ˊˎ- (18 Nov - 17 Dec) Impulsive, Brilliant, Shrewd

You’ll be inspired to push deeply into dark places this season, Comets. There are mysteries to unlock and secrets to uncover. While you’ll want to go it alone, be cautious about the scale of your ambition. You will have greater success with partners and a team - especially those who can add to your perspective on the complex mysteries of Palm Garden. 


The Nebula ◦∘  ൦∘ ◦ (18 Dec - 17 Jan) Broad-minded, Resourceful, Dreamy

While many Inklings have their eyes on the sky as the Eclipse begins, you’ll be inspired to look inward. Sorting through your feelings, instincts and unresolved experiences - it’s a great time for you to explore the dark corners of your soul. 

The Moon 。˚☽˚。 (18 Jan - 17 Feb) Reflective, Magnetic, Instinctual

Your reflective nature is strong during this season, and you’ll enjoy exploring the mysterious and deep corners of your personal shadows. Remember that the shadows can feel dangerous and exciting - inspiring challenging and mischievous moods - but they aren’t an excuse to be mean to others or yourself. 

The Seven Sisters ・゚゚・。∘ ゚(18 Feb - 17 Mar) Celebrative, Warm, Poetic

This season of introspection may be difficult for you, Seven Sisters. Diving into the heart of your passions and opening up to yourself is challenging. Don’t let your anxiety make you cranky and brittle to others – but that doesn’t mean your reactions are invalid. Be honest with yourself and take accountability if you snap at others while you’re focused on yourself. 


The North Star -: ✧ :- (18 Mar - 17 Apr)  Focused, Strategic, Perceptive

This mysterious season of the Eclipse is full of potential adventures. An opportunity for discovery that is unparalleled, you will be drawn to big adventures this season. What clues have you gathered? What will you unlock? Reach out with your insights and you might find the key to something amazing. 


The Field .・:*:・゚(18 Apr - 17 May) Adventurous, Dynamic, Curious

Your curiosity will be on overdrive as the shadows of the Eclipse lengthen. Are you looking for a secret in the labyrinth? In your understanding of yourself? When so many potential mysteries are teasing you in the darkness, keep your eye on the prize. If you try to unlock all of them you may find yourself spread too thin. 


The Rings : ・ ┉ ൦┉。 (18 May - 17 Jun) Melodious, Captivating, Refined

Your season draws to a close and you’ll be inspired to explore new songs, moods and tones. You’ll want to try new flavors and stretch your creative muscles. As you push yourself, don’t be surprised if you have a period of discord and struggle when encountering new challenges, but keep practicing and eventually your new skills will ring true. 

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