There has been a fair amount of fear-mongering and freak-outs re the total Solar Eclipse of August 21-22 this year. At 28 degrees of Leo, it’s being called the “American Eclipse” as it tracks right across America. The last time there was a total coast to coast Eclipse like this in America was 1918.
See the NASA map below for the areas most affected by this lunar spectacular. So yes, parts of the U.S.A will be in total darkness for a few minutes (Nashville, for example) and places like New York, Houston and Miami will experience 75 % darkness.
It sounds spooky but i also think some the astrological speculation around this is a bit over the top. So here is my take on it. It’s true that total Eclipses generate an ominous atmosphere – the Sun seems to disappear and birds stop singing. The very magnetism of the globe we live on feels different.
Astrologically, it’s really easy to let one’s politics interfere with a rational assessment. It’s America, the super power of the world; what if they do something, you know, heavy handed? Or something unprecedented happens? The Eclipse is BANG on the degree of Donald Trump’s Mars in Leo and Ascendant – this is when bias or (okay, logical) concerns for the stability of the current POTUS set in and cause Eclipse nerves. It is also right on the fixed star Regulus, one of the four so-called Noble Stars, and connected with rulers.
Solar Eclipses are like super-heated over the top New Moons, that often come with forced growth and drastic decisions. But if you look (at the bottom) of the actual chart of the Eclipse, it is not that full on. The big one of April 2014 or even the one most similar to the American Eclipse in August – that of August 1999 – they were wilder. This one – you can see below – is a line up of Leo vibe that is actually supported by Saturn and Uranus. It is part of a Grand Fire Trine, which is GOOD.
So obviously we can’t afford to be super lala about developing geopolitical tensions and the ongoing Pluto in Capricorn reshape of our economy – the coming Globalist Versus Localist fun themes of Uranus in Taurus etc. And i claim no expertise in political predictions. But my feeling about this American Eclipse is not nearly so dire as many of those you will see. I think that there is a possibility that the current president of the USA will spit the dummy and stalk off the job, citing various shadowy forces of political correctness or whatever blocking him from carrying out his will.
Three months before the Eclipse – aka late May – is always a good little “tell” of likely Solar Eclipse themes so watch the media/news flow vibe around then, if you are interested. And of course, I will be featuring it more in your Horoscopes closer to the date.
If you are an Astro-School student, there are some really good lessons/posts in there about Eclipses so this might be a good opportunity to put some of your tips and techniques into practice – share in the comments!
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