Eclipses are contrary to the status quo. If impacted by one of these eclipses, our life will not run on the same track that it has been on. But that can be a good thing. Some view eclipses as release and renewal points.
These eclipses in Leo will shake the foundations of our country’s leadership. The ancients believed that during an eclipse, the "mighty will fall. Remember the energy from an eclipse can last from six to 18 months and also be activated up to a month before the actual eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse on August 7, 2017 at 15 Aquarius/Leo
A Lunar Eclipse can make us more aware of our psychological patterns, and our unconscious motivations. Lunar Eclipses can bring up old memories and feelings. As it is a full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse tends to bring completion or endings. On a Lunar Eclipse something will end and on a Solar Eclipse something will begin. A Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity to break habits or eliminate socially conditioned patterns of thought and behavior that stand in the way of self-realization.
Lunar eclipses can bring things to completion that we have been working on. We can finally make decisions about issues that we have been thinking about. The Sun is opposite the Moon, lights up the Moon and brings previously unexamined areas of our life into awareness.
Lunar Eclipses are more emotional than Solar Eclipses. Because a Lunar Eclipse only happens on a full moon, two houses in our natal chart will be affected.
This eclipse on Aug 7 affects two signs – Aquarius and Leo. Aquarius wants to belong to groups that are working to save the world. Leo asks us to work on our close personal circle. How much do we want to work with our closest friends and how much to give to the collective? The inter-relationship of these two signs mirrors the inter-relationship each of us has with our urge to be accepted into the larger society and contribute to that collective unit via our personally creative expression. Aquarius also involves outsiders and revolutionaries.
This eclipse is conjunct Mars in Leo. This creates an urge in us to bring our ideals and wishes to fruition. We could create conflicts because our energy is heightened. Quarrels could occur in the area ruled by the house in which this Lunar Eclipse falls.
It is also sextile to Jupiter. This is a positive aspect for the eclipse. There could be contacts with professional people and publishers. It’s beneficial for all kinds of progressive ideas.
Remember that planetary energies are symbols and can be expressed in many different ways. It’s really based on our consciousness and what we can create with these energies.
Total Solar Eclipse on August 21 at 28 Leo
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Solar Eclipses tend to relate to sudden events that disrupt our day to day functioning; they are the crisis that seems to come out of nowhere and that suddenly demand all of our conscious attention and focus. They tend to stir things up on a physical and conscious level much more than Lunar Eclipses.
This Total Solar Eclipse is called the Great American Eclipse because it will create darkness in the skies along a great 70 mile- pathway stretching all the way from Oregon, through Idaho, then Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, across the tips of North Carolina (SW) and Georgia (NW). The eclipse shadow then exits through South Carolina. It will first be seen on the coast of Oregon at 10:15 AM. The eclipse will last 2 1/2 minutes in each location. Within this land belt the eclipse will be seen as 100% total. In Washington, DC this solar eclipse will be 85% and in New York City, 77% of its potential totality. The path of totality or the eclipse shadow will travel from the Northwest coast to the Southeast coast in a matter of hours. It is anticipated 20 million people will travel to see this eclipse and 12 million more live in this area. An eclipse is more powerful if the shadow falls where we are living or on our birth place. A lot of people will travel there, but not many astute astrologers who know better than to be in the shadow of a total solar eclipse.
This eclipse is trine Uranus. People and things may leave our environment, but that may be a good thing. This aspect is great for original creative work. Also with this eclipse falling in Leo, we can expect fires or personal firestorms because Leo is a fire sign.
Traditionally a solar eclipse signals the downfall or overthrow of a political leader or royalty. President Clinton was impeached following a Leo Solar Eclipse that fell within three degrees of his natal Sun in 1998. Napoleon declared himself King of France when he had a solar eclipse on his Sun in 1803. Was the difference in their natal chart or their karma.
Astrologer Charles Jayne in 1944 wrote, “Birth of rulers near eclipses indicates either the start or the end of dynastic lines and nations." Both Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton were born on the days of eclipses. William was born on the day of a Solar Eclipse on June 21, 1982. Kate was born on the day of a Lunar Eclipse on January 9th, 1982 at 19 Cancer. The November 9th, 2010 Lunar Eclipse was on William’s Sun and he announced their marriage on the 17th. In line with Jane’s rule, the royal couple is likely to end the British dynastic line that goes back to the first King of England, William the Conqueror in 1066.
An eclipse is activated on the day of the eclipse but more often when the eclipse placement is triggered by another planet. On Sept 2 and 3, 2017, Mercury and Mars will cross the eclipse degree and that is when the eclipse will be triggered.
Other powerful transits are happening at the same time, Mercury will be retrograde at 8 Virgo and Saturn will be stationary at 21 Sagittarius. In fact this eclipse will be trine Saturn, trine Uranus and sextile Jupiter. There is a potential for something very positive to come from this eclipse. Mercury retrograde and Saturn stopping in the sky could mean a lot of traffic problems with those trying to drive to see the eclipse.
Solar eclipses also have been known to trigger earthquakes and the shadow of this eclipse will pass over the ring of fire in Oregon, Yellowstone and the New Madrid fault line.
How will these eclipses affect you?
Eclipses repeat every 18 years. We had solar and lunar eclipses at the same point in August 1998. Look back to what happened then. This will continue a theme that was playing out at that time.
An eclipse tends to emphasize matters related to the house on your natal chart that contains the eclipse degrees and any personal planets that it conjuncts, or opposes. The areas ruled by the houses or planets will demand more attention, thought, energy and time from you, at least until the next eclipse. Eclipses open doors and invite us to come in, illuminating and stimulating areas of our lives that need our attention.
The Lunar Eclipse on August 7th will impact you if one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant is at 13 to 17 degrees of Aquarius/Leo. It will mean the end of one set of circumstances and the beginning of another. Let go.
Also look at your natal chart for the houses that contains 13 to 17 degrees of Leo and Aquarius. This eclipse will stir up events related to that house.
The Solar Eclipse on August 21st will affect you if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and/or Mars) or the ascendant at 26 Aquarius or Leo to 0 degrees of Pisces and Virgo.
The impact on a personal planet is much stronger than if the eclipse hits outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto).
Also look at your natal chart for the houses that contains 26 Aquarius to 0 Pisces.
If either of the eclipses falls on a personal planet, check the list of keywords for the planets here
To see a brief list of areas covered by the different houses in your birth chart click here
President Trump and the Eclipses
There is a lot of buzz by astrologers about President Trump and the eclipses. Some astrologers believe this eclipse foretells the end of Trump’s presidency. But most astrologers are democrats and that may cloud their judgement. I don’t care about politics only about archetypes found in myths so that is what I try focus on.
Trump was born on a Lunar Eclipse with Mars and his ascendant in Leo, the king. Being an eclipse baby means that he is very sensitive to them. He was also born with his ascendant on Regulus the royal star. With his ascendant in Leo and on Regulus, he was born to be a leader. Because he had the king archetype I was not surprised at all that he won the election. Kings have their day in the Sun, but also are sometimes overthrown or beheaded. And when I wrote about him last month I did mention the two mythological characters – Phaeton and Icarus - prominent in his natal chart are both destined to fall.
The Lunar Eclipse of August 7, 2017 (at 15.25 Aquarius/Leo) makes a conjunction/opposition to President Trump’s 12th house Pluto, Pluto symbolizes his shadow, his dark side. Pluto in the 12th house means it is hidden and he may not be aware of it. I saw this same placement in O.J. Simpson’s chart. Pluto rules secrets, it could also indicate “the swamp” that Trump vowed to drain. Eclipses light up any planet it touches. Does he have some deep dark secrets we will learn about during this eclipse? Or will he combat terrorism or the corruption in our government?
The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, called The Great American Eclipse, will impact his ascendant, Mars and Regulus. I don’t like counting Trump out even with this eclipse because he has such a lucky chart and on the day of the eclipse he will have Uranus trine his ascendant. Sometimes this means he won’t t want to stick with the old ways of doing things? He may get bored. He has two major Uranus aspects natally, so this eclipse could increase his restlessness. See his chart analysis at the bottom of this article. This eclipse will bring in a period of great crises in his professional and personal life. Having Regulus in his chart means he will not easily be defeated.
An eclipse on Mars, the God of War, increases the potential for anger and violence. Trump’s Mars opposes the US Moon at 27 Aquarius. To me this indicates a personal war with the people (Moon in Aquarius). Could this mean some sort of martial law is imposed?
Leo rules the heart and a lot of energy will be pouring into him. So his health is something to watch. Another transit he is having at the same time of these eclipses is Saturn stationary in the sky on his moon in the 4th house. He could have problems with the family. Saturn conjunct Moon is the aspect of Cronos swallowing his children. Could he betray his children?
These eclipses will reveal that we are certainly live in interesting times.
I leave you and President Trump in the lap of the gods.