The Great American Eclipse!
Monday, August 21, 2017 we will all step outside to take a look through special glasses to see the rare second new moon, solar eclipse in Leo at 28-29 degrees. What does that mean for all of us on a practical and emotional level?
I have self-taught myself astrology over the years and learned from many amazing friends and astrologers. I wanted to write this blog post because while everyone is talking about the planetary aspects of this solar eclipse, I wanted to post how it would affect us personally. I felt that although I am away to watch the eclipse at moment with my family, I had to pull out my laptop and start writing. My need to get the information out to everyone about this transformative energy lead me to jump up and start writing. Coffee in hand and thoughts spilling out onto the page on the morning before this eclipse…
In parentheses below, I have highlighted a brief meaning of what I’m referring to for those who are unsure the meaning. So without further adou..
Well lets start on a basic level of what’s going on with the plants we have in effect! Astrology wise, there are many positive aspects in the sky at this time.. A cluster of planets in fact! Mars(warrior energy), North Node (fated, who we want to develop into in this lifetime), sun (how we see ourselves) & moon (how we feel things on an emotional level) conjunt. We also have a grand fire trine (fire trine is three planets in the same element, water, air, fire, or earth; earned and special advantages occur with this configuration. Talents, gifts & blessings related to the planets involved. It’s a harmonious flow of energy) happening from Leo (fun, creativity) to Saturn (the teacher) in sagittarius (fire sign), where black moon Lilith (some form of frustration frequently in the area of desire, a powerlessness of the psyche or inhibition, it also shows where we question ourselves, lives, jobs and beliefs.) is stationed. Saturn is also trine Aries (1st zodiac sign & initiation rather than competition) in Uranus (new way of looking at things best met with an expanded consciousness) at 28 degrees. Ciron (represents our deepest wounds & efforts to heal the wound) is present in the sky in Pisces (a sign characterizing dreams and intuition) at 27 degrees. As well as Venus (beauty and love) at 24 degrees in Cancer (a horoscope sign symbolizing family roots, pleasures in the comforts of home and family) and Mercury (communication) is in retrograde (going back) at 8 degrees in Virgo (a horoscope sign noted for it’s attention to detail, critical and picky), over the point of the eclipse it will go back in Leo and start moving forward again going back into Virgo doing a dance back and forth until it goes forward again after the 5th of September. One thing to note is that with North Node is in the creative sign leo and it will be the last time it is in this sign for 18 years. It is an amazing astrological configuration happening above us!
Many movers in the sky shaking things up. With Saturn bringing his presence in to this sky, it brings a sense of longevity with lasting effects. All the major planets are in effect at this time. Saturn moves direct after the 21st.
This is the first total solar eclipse to be visible to the US mainland since 1979. It begins on the West Coast just after 10 a.m PT and ends on the East Coast a little before 3 p.m. E.T. It will last only about 2 minutes.
Looking into your astrological natal birth chart will bring you awareness into how this will be affecting you on a personal level. With everyone having different charts, how this eclipse will affect you is different for everyone. The broad package of this eclipse is transformative energy with lasting effect but to narrow down how it will affect you you will need to look at the planet placements in your birth chart. I myself have been interested and studying astrology and natal charts for a few years now. I am a researcher by nature, but how the stars and planets are aligned when you are born is a road map, so-to-speak for your life. It is also an indicator of challenges that you will have to go through in order for your soul’s development in this lifetime. There can be many positive aspects that affect your chart in which the universe “blesses your chart.” The positive configurations you can look for are conjunctions, sextile & trines which are major planetary aspects. To find out the smooth paths in your life, and the bumpy ones, you need to take notice of the planetary aspects of your chart. I personally see myself in the future, reading natal charts for others. I would suggest everyone reading, to take a peek into your chart before this eclipse takes place! A wonderful website/app you can get for this is called, Astromatrix. Just download the app, plug in the time and date of your birth, and watch it pull up your current transits and the ones at the time of your birth. It’s a barrage of information so you may need a pen and paper handy!
Back to the effects of this eclipse! ✨
Life changing thoughts and events occur at this time because the South and North Nodes (destiny and karma) are affected. The Nodes and Saturn are karmic. We already have an indication about what will take place in our lives. Some will have this indication and some will not with Uranus in the sky. Uranus is unpredictable with its shock value. Uranus has a non-conformity aspect to it that allows Revolutions, originality, surprise, awakenings, and inspiration. My point is, some don’t see it coming, but will feel the overwhelming effect of the transformation that has to be made in order to move forward in a more productive way in our lives. If you are un-happy or discontent with anything in your life, this is an important time to plant seeds of change or go ahead and make change because if you don’t, you could be stuck with the repercussions of letting things be, and they could possibly affect you the rest of your life. If you need or want change, now is the time to reach out to the universe and ask. Just thinking about your intentions for the future will put you in alignment to this energy.
Everything with this Solar Eclipse is fated! So with faith, keep and open and positive mind for it to bring great things and necessary changes into your life. We will be moving forward into our alignment with the universe that is asking for big changes to occur.
North America will see the eclipse from west to east spanning coast to coast. The Eclipse, symbolizes major changes and shifts of alignment in the highest good & for mapping out your best possible path. For people this shift has already begun. This energy can come into effect and be felt by some even a month before. Drastic things are happening that are unpredictable, being that there are major planets and transits going on at this time.
This is a significant time to clean out the closet, so-to-speak. A time of recognizing what works for you and what works against you in your life. It is also a time where there are deaths, as the eclipse symbolizes transformation on the soul and emotional levels. This does not mean physical deaths, rather deaths of friendships, relationships, ingrained child-hood beliefs & stubborn adult beliefs. During this time we are open to new ideas and theories. Most have felt this energy building for awhile now (as you can see the big changes we have went through in the world in this past year) some even up to a year as they make the changes necessary for this eclipse to be a significant in their lives. There are many people who have no notion how to tap into this fruitful energy as they are not aware unconsciously of the the changes that have been building to this point.
The wonderful thing is that this eclipse is the metaphoric planting and sowing time. It’s a time to plant seeds that you want to see blossom over the next years. The energy of this eclipse is said to last for 18 years and in some instances up to a life-time. So, whatever you are envisioning as your future, be sure to set those seeds of intentions before or even while watching the eclipse on Monday. Meditation is encouraged before Monday. Use the time to meditate so that you can successfully bring to fruition the transformations you want to culminate.
It is important that we do a recap of what has brought us to this point in our lives and address the things holding us back.
Many will bring our problems to this eclipse and let them go, hoping for greater insight and stamina into being the best versions of ourselves. So where ever you are watching, keep in your mind what you want to manifest in the future, believe in it and work towards it with diligence! The Universe loves us all and wants us to have the things we wish. We just have to believe! 🌚