New Umbra, Who Dis: Vibes & Reads for the Eclipse


Good afternoon, #ScribeTribe! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’re either super excited for (or if you’re like me, probably wanting to go hide under one due to) today’s total solar eclipse. A celestial happening sure to send loads of tourists stumbling into your way and possibly cause a little frenzy finding branded sunglasses, today’s eclipse signifies a special transformative energy that we writers (and other creatives) can definitely use to our benefit.

A rare total solar eclipse set to have all heads turned towards this grand showcase of the cosmos, eclipses (for the metaphysical and holistic scribes in the room) are written to signify major transformational energies and a readily available power to help make the changes that you’ve been wanting to happen actually manifest. Today, we want to help you accept the changes that you’re working through with some inspirational vibes. Whether you’re working on a new manuscript, reviewing notes for your next essay, adjusting to the impending changing of the seasons, or needing something to help refigure your work and downtime schedules, embrace the shift coming. Who knows? You might wind up feeling like a brand new writer because of it. Without further ado, the newest additions to our rock collection The Quarry, here are three new vibes (with book pairings) for the eclipse: Blue Lace Agate, Mookaite, and Bismuth.


Syncing your thoughts to a spiritual vibration, Blue Lace Agate is a throat chakra crystal encouraging verbal expression. Helping bring clarity and peace of mind to whomever so holds it, this affirming playlist is curated by none other than FTS’s own AsiahMae.

Suggested Reading for Blue Lace Agate:

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan


An Australian jasper said to aid with versatility, Mookaite balances one’s internal and external experiences, helping one to accept change. A stabilizer of health and emotions helping in decision-making and bringing out one’s full potential, Ashanti Marshall curates this encouraging playlist.

Suggested Reading for Mookaite:

  • Meridian by Alice Walker
  • Yabo by Alexis de Veaux
  • The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid


A crystalline metal used for focus, visualization, and accomplishing goals as teams, Bismuth embodies transformation and helps to adapt to change, calmly assured. Also said to help travel between the physical and spiritual planes, this iridescent playlist is curated by yours truly.

Suggested Reading for Bismuth:

  • The January Children by Safia Elhillo
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

For more of the gems in our rock collection, see our full list of vibes here.

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