The path of the total solar eclipse in August will stretch across the US from coast to coast. It passes over Oregon in the west all the way across the country to South Carolina in the east. This not only rare astronomically, but also astrologically because as we know “as above so below.”

The ancient sky watchers paid close attention to eclipses which they believed to signify imminent disasters affecting countries and kings. For those doubting Thomas’s who think solar eclipses have no influence on earthlings they should keep in mind that eclipses have proven to have an impact on animals when their circadian rhythm is interrupted.  There is a correlation between Earthquakes and eclipses. Check out Celeste Teal’s article

So what can we expect with this solar eclipse? Keep an eye open for new beginnings and opportunities not necessarily good or bad. This should be an exciting period that brings unexpected events for signs in the later degrees* of Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius and especially Leo’s.  Eclipses force us to take actions that portend growth and bring us into new and improved directions. These signs will be made aware of matters formerly thought not pressing and that can no longer be ignored.  The next 6 months will make these signs sit up and take notice.

Solar eclipses signal to us about matters that have major significance in our lives.  Astrologers say that the affects of an eclipse can be felt anywhere from 3 to 6 months before and even a year after the eclipse. If you have any of these signs within 28° 58’ you should feeling the effects already.  It is interesting to note that Donald Trump’s rising sign is 29◦ 58’ in the sign of Leo which means its influence will have a very personal effect on him.  His presidency has certainly been fraught with trouble prior to being elected president and has continued ever since.

I have included a quote from the Real Astrology website, “Solar Eclipses tend to relate to sudden events that disrupt our normal conscious functioning; they are the crisis that seems to come out of nowhere and that suddenly demands all of our conscious attention and focus.” 

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