It Sunday and the highlight of the week is the Sun at  the end of Cancer and getting ready to go into Leo on August 16th at 8 pm CDT.  Today the Sun is conjunct the eclipse point at 25 degrees Leo on a Sunday so there may be more of an eclipse hangover with fatigue, lower digestive energy and emotional grunge.  The Sun is in the deepest gandanta point located between 29.20-0.40 and in election astrology and Muhurtha, and that is on August 16-17 and it is considered inauspicious because the Sun is in transition and clearing out the energy of the past month and getting ready for the energy of the Sun in Leo.

The Cancer gandanta is August 14-16th (Cancer 27-30) with the max. energy point  (Cancer 29.20-29.59 on August 16th )  in the constellation of Hyrda (Ashlesha, Cancer 16.40-29.59) is a place where the toxins of the past are accumulating in a big knot that is difficult to untie.  Deep unconscious patterns and difficult problems seem to arise that seem daunting and filled with regrets.  Remember you have the power of free will in the present moment to move through into new light and do not have to live in the shadows and mistakes of the past. Let them go.  They seem tangled and difficult to deal with but you are strong enough to get through them. Not a good week to beat yourself up as it does not help the situation.  Mistakes happen and we just have to let go of them and start a new day living the present.

The exact knot of the Leo gandanta ( Leo 0.00-0.40) on late August 16 and early August 17th is   in the constellation of Regulus (Magha, Leo 0.00-13.20) is more material and the soul is troubled in its decision to move forward now into a more successful material life and begin a material journey through the more tamasic or material  constellations that dominate into Dec. 15th which are more interested in money and security.  The Sun going into Leo on Thursday night  will be exalted in the navamsha and feel new power and confidence in leadership to move forward now but can be a bit selfish. The first section of Leo (0-3 degrees) impacts us August 17-19 and will have a lot of energy and drive to suddenly move forward and get things done and increase leadership but may be too strong for people to handle as it has great deal of power.  Trump’s ascendant is very powerful at 2 degrees Leo here tends to blow people away and is out of balance.

The problems is that the Sun is still coming out of a solar eclipse and conjunct the eclipse point today Rahu today.  The Sun’s  divinity and status is eclipsed  and there is an identity crisis in not being able to see ones Divine nature.  Instead it gets confused and the ego can get distorted either to create low Self-esteem or a compensating boastful and over-powering ego that is distorted.

The darker energy of the Sun is out this week  and one may become  One may become bossy, hot-tempered, impatient, stubborn, dominant, self-centered and selfish.  Sun rules the heart and so take care not to get over-heated in arguments and moderate your exercise and not get over-heated. If you have heart problems, go easy and do what you know you need to do to take care of your heart.

This is a time to be aware of your dark side and do self-less service and not go for being at the center of attention.  You may feel like you are not being praised enough so praise yourself. Who cares what others think. If you do not look yourself in the mirror every night and tell yourself how great you are, how can you expect others to do so?  Praise starts with Self-Praise.

Leos of course will have the most difficult time with this transition but since the Sun is so innate to all of us, it is a big transition for everyone.  Eventually the Sun will get stronger by August 19th as it moves past the 3 degree point and is fully in Leo.    Can you rise up from the need for praise and let go of ego or will you get dragged down by self-aggrandizement.?   The key the next week will be to help others and not need praise or attention. You are great and you have to acknowledge yourself and then others will do so.  Look to the mirror like  our cover photo and see the great Royal soul that you are.  In Christian mythology, the Lion is the representative the Divine king. Rise up out of the shadows of the eclipse and move toward deeper spirituality and letting go of the past.  You are great in your own Divinity. Do not get lost in small ego.  Jai Guru Dev.  Victory to the Big Mind and let go of the little ego that wants to keep us chained to the material world.

Special thanks to Komilla Sutton and Prash Trivedi for their wonderful insights on the nakshatras and the gandanta.

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