I am seeing the huge value in the reminder the eclipse offered that we are absolutely part of a bigger picture. That there are systems at play that are bigger than the concerns of our own individual lives.
How sad. An eclipse is a special thing; it's a moment to celebrate the great celestial coincidence that the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon and it's 400 times further away, creating the necessary conditions for the great blazing light to be eclipsed by a candle.
The full moon is a great time to have a clear out and get rid of what you don't need in your life whereas the new moon can bring you feelings of excitement and hope. It's a time for setting new goals and thinking about what you'd like to accomplish over the next month.