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Almost everyone is excited about the coming Solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. And why wouldn’t they be excited? This is the first eclipse of its kind in 40 years. This is the first time since 1918 that an eclipse has crossed the United States from coast to coast and the first in 750 years that an eclipse has fallen completely inside our borders. While it is true that eclipses happen several times a year, these details make this particular eclipse a rarity and worth the excitement.
There is a great of info on the internet now about the effect the solar eclipse that will take place Monday. It will take place in the sign of Leo. Traditionally, it has been said to herald the fall of a king or great leader. Are you curious yet?
Eclipses are always eye openers. They bring us a big boost to the already present full or new moon energy. Some say this energy is amplified as much as ten times by an eclipse. Solar eclipses coincide with a New Moon and lead us to start new conversations about the future. They pull us out of our ruts and get us moving and ready for what is next, or what we call “change”. Change is the one things we all dread, and at the same time is the one thing constant in the whole Universe.
This solar eclipse will take place at 28-29 degrees Leo. Astrologers refer to the 29th degree as the crisis degree. Interestingly, Donald Trump’s rising sign is also at 29 degrees Leo. His natal chart has some other in things to tell us about what makes him tick.
His natal Saturn is conjunct his Venus. Saturn is head of the Dept. of rules and regulations, represents our father, and is a sign of authority. Venus represents the mother, relationships, beauty, and our social lives. Conjunctions are usually a good aspect but in this case, things can be more difficult. Some astrologers say this conjunction is what creates Trump’s behavior with women. He already has a lot of control energy going on in his chart, the Leo ascendant being one of them. The Saturn-Venus conjunction causes him to have issues with the female gender as a whole. This can mean mommy issues. He seems to unsure whether he loves or hates women. A psychologist might say this shows that he actually hates himself.
Another interesting point in Trump’s natal chart is that Mars, the planet of anger, hostility, wrath, and warfare is very close to the Saturn-Venus conjunction. Mars is close enough to be a powerful influence. On eclipse day, the transiting eclipse will be just two degrees from his natal Mars. This means he is going to get a huge amount of Mars energy on this day.
So let’s stop here for a minute and take a look. In reference to the loss of a leader, it might be interesting to note that as a result of the violent, angry (Mars) events in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017, all of the Military chiefs denounce the President’s long delayed and ambiguous remarks regarding the event. This is not exactly the loss of a leader but it is close. It is a loss of respect. If you have been following the news, fake or not, all news sources are reporting the business community has bailed on him too.
Regardless of how this might seem to you, my reader, I am not trying to beat the man up or disrespect him in any way. I am just sharing what I see in the charts and some of the publicly known facts. Now I want to go deeper into the Leo aspect of this eclipse. Keep in mind the magnification the eclipse energy adds to all of our charts, not just Trump’s.
The sign of Leo presents the male energy, the heart, spine, leaders (Trump and others), royalty, and the ego. Perhaps the physical characteristics and the crisis degree are why some astrologers are saying there could be a health issue in the president’s future. There is no way to know for sure. Astrology is not an exact science but an art. Some describe it as s pseudo-science. Regardless, you can see with Leo ruling the heart and spine where we might possibly keep our eyes open with regard to health issues. This, by the way, goes for all of us, especially Leo men and those with strong Leo influence in their charts.
Little is known about Trump’s actually health but is obvious from the photos that he is overweight and seems to get little exercise other than swinging a golf club. We have been told of his love of fast food and sodas neither of which are conducive to good health. Now add the obvious stress of the presidency, especially with what has taken place just this week, and I am fairly sure any medical professional would say this is a recipe for disaster. Only time will tell, won’t it?
Generally speaking, the coming solar eclipse and the recent lunar eclipse are both good news for Aquarius and Leo people. Depending on the natal chart, this goodness will spill over to include those with a rising sign or Moon in in either Leo or Aquarius. This is a good reason to know your natal chart.
People who have Leo or Aquarius strongly represented in their charts or with other planets are 28-30 degrees of a sign will be strongly affected. Keep in mind that we must take the whole chart into account to know whether a person could be negatively or positively affected by the eclipse.
For months I have been reading about how strongly this eclipse will impact this country. This is due to it crossing totally with our borders, bisecting the lower 48 states. Regardless of our points of view, most of us are aware this country is in the midst of change. This next eclipse is likely to stimulate this change and generate some long lasting effects as well.
Eclipse energy is often thought to last a good six months but this time it could last as long as two years. Again, this is because it takes place completely within our borders and will last over two hours from its beginning in Oregon to its end in South Carolina. Even so, some changes will be evident rather quickly while others will not be so quick to show up until after all the eclipse energy dies down. My feeling is that most of the changes will at least begin to present them selves between now and the winter eclipses in January and February 2018. Nothing is written in stone.
Continuing with other energy, that will influence the eclipse energy is Mercury retrograde and the four other planets that are also retrograde. The other four are Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Neptune.
Mercury is, as usual, affecting our communications. This could also mean that getting to the facts might take more effort than usual. Travel plans are often affected by Mercury retrograde so those that are traveling to view the eclipse should be prepared to go with the flow to avoid the stress that delays can cause. Of course, it doesn’t help that eclipses are thought to be associated with disasters.
I realize this is sounding all gloom and doom but please don’t take it that way. Just be aware and chill out. Take things in stride and relax. With five planets retrograde you almost can’t do anything else but relax.
There are a few trines to look forward to Monday. These are not your typical harmonious trines however. Saturn in Sagittarius is trine Uranus in Aries. Both Sagittarius and Aries are fire signs. Saturn’s careful planning and authority could be in for some unexpected and surprising changes. Gosh, there is that change word again.
Uranus also rules the weather. I will not be the least bit surprised if there is an earthquake somewhere in the U.S. Or some other big weather event. If you live near the Gulf of Mexico or along the east coast, you might want to pay close attention to the next tropical storm that is developing.
The next aspect is Mercury opposing Neptune. Both are retrograde and this will no doubt add to the illusion and deception energies. Not to mention, an additional layer of the unexpected. Neptune will surely tip things toward the gonzo and eccentric side of the scale.
The last aspects I want to mention are Mars sextile Jupiter. This will expand the Mars energy somewhat.
Pluto is opposing Venus and could spell jealousy for some. Keep your eyes on how this plays out on the world stage.
Uranus is trine the eclipse. This can mean some huge surprises and I am going to dare to use the word “explosive” with this aspect. Combine this with the major influence Mars is tossing out and who knows what can happen. If you are traveling, please be safe, and as always, remember to be kind.