And here's a post from Fr. Z that just made my antennae start quivering addressing the total solar eclipse a year from today. Is the Lord trying to get our attention?
The moon is called Our Lady's lamp. I think the moon coming between the earth and the sun can be a spiritual metaphor. Our Lady carried her Son hidden (eclipsed) in her womb for nine months. The fact that the moon will be in front of the sun on the eve of the feast of the Immaculate Heart (in the old missal) makes me think of Jesus emphasizing the centrality of His mother to the faith. "Here she is, people, pay attention to her! She will lead you straight to me." Not only that, but she will be "clothed with the sun."
Fr. Z points out that the event occurs 54 days before the 100th anniversary of the miracle of the sun at Fatima and 54-day novenas are often urged to intercede for major requests. Currently, we are in the midst of a 54-day novena for the presidential election.
Is this all just coincidence? Frankly, I don't believe in coincidence. It looks like providence to me. Our Lady, Queen of heaven and earth, intercede for us. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.