The Total Solar Eclipse will be visible across mainland America, starting at 9:05 am Pacific Time and with the Sun completely obscured by 10:18 am Pacific Time. Here in Hawaii we will not be able to see it until after sunrise, with the maximum eclipse visible at 6:35 am Hawaii Time and the Moon leaving the Sun's edge at 7:22 am. It will only be partially visible even at the maximum point here. This eclipse is a powerful end to a cycle that began in January of 2016 when the nodal axis moved into Leo/Aquarius. On a Collective and Individual level we have been obsessed with our Power and Authority and Governance, while pulling away from our bigger, humanitarian view. Progress that could take us to new horizons has been shadowed by the South Node of the Moon, Ketu in Aquarius, giving us the feeling that what we need right now is more power and less innovation and humility. This Big Event that everyone is talking about as the Great American Eclipse is the end of the that cycle. Because it is visible in America alone and happening right on the President of this country's rising sign, it appears as though this country will be the one who's power is eclipsed more than any other. On a personal level this will affect each of us in the House Leo falls in our Vedic Astrology Chart and any planets we might have there. Likely, this area of our life has been highlighted over the last year and a half, so we are pretty attuned to where the shadow is lurking. This New Moon and Solar Eclipse are occurring in the star of Magha, which is related to Kings and ruled by the Pitris, the ancestoral fathers of mankind. It is a star that reminds us of our lineage in this life and others, and the deep connection ancient rulers had to the Divine. Magha is in Regulus, near the forehead of the Lion and is ruled by Ketu the South Node which brings us wisdom from our past lives. Now is the time for the third eye to open and insight to pour in. If we can get past our own power struggles, and sit in the glow of the spiritual fire our ancestors have built, we can receive great insight as to where to go from here.
The Moon will have just passed by Mars debilitated in Cancer, bringing our Anger to the forefront, and will be moving towards a dristhi (energetic glance) with Retrograde Saturn in Scorpio on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing Fear and Pressure to our Mind and Emotions. We received a preview of this Mars and then Saturn dristhi on the Moon last week as it traveled through Aries and Taurus, reminding us of the big open wound in our lives that we've been avoiding and may eventually have to reckon with. Most likely it will come to a strong head when Mars in Leo is in dual dristhi with Retrograde Saturn in Scorpio in early September. We also have Retrograde Mercury in 10 degrees of this New Moon and Eclipse, giving us a chance to think before we speak, or better yet, not speak at all. When Mercury is in Leo, generally we feel like sharing all of our knowledge, even if we are not well-learned on the subject, but Retrograde motion tends to slow down and delay our output of information giving us a chance to review what we think we know before we shout it from the throne. Listening in to the voice from within is necessary now. Take the time to be alone and silent, in nature if possible, to hear the deep messages available now. Rahu on the Sun may be eclipsing our Power, but it can also bring us glimpses of where we want to go and in the star of Magha, it can offer us to move forward with the wisdom of our ancestors instead of their greed and suffering.
To Learn More about Rahu and Ketu and Eclipses in general, click here for the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse report from two weeks ago!
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