EYE ON THE SKY: SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21ST
I have waited for weeks to write about the solar eclipse because people have been in fear of it for months and why waste months being in fear? First of all, it is likely that during the actual eclipse there may not be too many significant events because eclipses have more of a post-impact. Secondly, planets going over the eclipse point will often trigger events so Mercury going over the eclipse point on Sept. 1-2 and Mars going over the eclipse point at 5 degrees Leo on Sept. 4th will be more important. Sun hits the eclipse point on August 22nd a day afterwards and Venus hits the eclipse point of Leo 5 degrees on Sept. 19th.
We have talked about meditating and fasting during the eclipse with no food 3 hours before and then not eating until 3 hours after the eclipse is over. Water is fine but there is no agni to digest anything so even fruit should be avoided but if you have blood sugar problems then take care of yourself. Some people believe that if you potential health problems in your chart in the coming months and that if you watch the eclipse, then they are more likely to manifest. Sun is a karaka or signifier for health so that makes sense.
So the positives for the Solar eclipse is that it can make you sensitive to seen unseen realms and other realities and this can be jarring for ten emotions and psychology sometimes and can bring up fears and phobias, isolation, illusion and paranoia. Definitely do not pay attention or act on thoughts during an eclipse.
Solar eclipses impact the soul level and the bright spot is that they may bestow keen psychological and philosophical or spiritual insights but examine them in common sense the next day. It is possible in rare instances that an eclipse can bring good fortune to the significations of the house being impacted. Still if you have planets within 5 degrees of the eclipse at 5 Leo, particularly the Sun, Moon, Ascendent or Midheaven (10th house cusp), there may be a major impact. Sometimes the impact can last for 6 months until the next eclipse. The impact, if you have planets in that area would be connected to their significations so if you have Venus at 5 Leo, your relationship may be impacted. Transits are always secondary to the larger cycles running so if you are in Sun period or Sun/Rahu or Sun/Ketu and you are Leo rising and there is a sensitive hit to your chart, you will be impacted more. Solar eclipse may impact your relationship with your father more so not a great time to get into a huge fight with him if you can.
Because this eclipse is happening during the daytime and is visible in the US, it will impact the US over the next 6 months. There can even be positives about it. You can read my friend Juliana Swanson’s article on the Great American Solar Eclipse at : http://astralharmony.com/blog/
I have written my own general notes on eclipses on August 5th. http://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/lunar-eclipse-on-august-7th-eclipses-and-world-impact/
Lately, I am not into predicting mundane events around the eclipse because I think we just need to stay out of fear and be in the moment and help others if world tragedy develops. Can we prevent these things? Do I need a big ego and strokes for predicting tragedy somewhere? What’s the point? React and donate if anything happens and chances are it will be weeks later anyways.
The newspaper is filled with local times. It starts 15:46 GMT and ends 21:04 GMT which is roughly about 9:45-3:05 for the Midwest of the US on Monday, August 21st.
Having watched so many fear events from Y2K to the Mayan Calendar over the years, the fear is always worse than whatever happens. Trust the Divine to take care of you. Help others who are impacted and have no awareness of the emotional and psychological impact and know that all change is good and that the Divine has a plan no matter what happens. We are hear to enjoy the world and not to live in fear and cower in the closet. Still I am not in favor of watching it. Stay away from the media hype around it as they are usually wrong and so ruled by Rahu these days that they will be the only ones empowered by it to cause more harm and create more fear. (sigh) Use the eclipse to transform deep patterns in your life and enjoy!
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