Solar Eclipse 21 August 2017

The Science Geek

As nearly all of my readers, particular those who live in the US, will know, there will be a solar eclipse on 21 August. For lucky viewers in a narrow band of territory running West to East across the US, it will be visible as a total eclipse – when the Moon completely obscures the Sun and it suddenly goes dark for a short period of time.

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Image from NASA

Although there is, on average, a total eclipse somewhere on Earth every 18 months, for each eclipse the region of on the world where a total eclipse can be seen is relatively small. Unless you are a so-called eclipse chaser – people who travel long distance to see solar eclipses, you will probably only get a change to see a total eclipse within 1000 km of where you live once or twice in your lifetime.  The last time that one has…

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The Lunar Eclipse–A Look Within.

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“Sandwiched in between two new moons in Leo,” as Astrologer Pam Gregory likes to say, is this partial Lunar Eclipse occurring in the Full Moon of Aquarius at 1:10 PM CST  in the United States on August 7, 2017.

As with all Full Moons, we are asked to release what doesn’t work for us; what doesn’t serve us. Additionally, this Full Moon falls on the South Node. The South Node represents our past. While this is familiar and comfortable, growth occurs by moving forward into the unknown–the unfamiliar.

Not only are we asked to release the past, we’re encouraged to move toward the light, the Sun, and our life force in Leo. The North Node, our path to enlightenment, is also in Leo. Additionally, Mars conjunct the Leo Sun pushes us to take action.

In light of this, I looked to Tarot to illuminate my path forward. What triggers could Tarot reveal about release? What is healing from the past? In what direction should I go?

The 8 of Wands in Reverse shows me what I’m releasing with this lunar eclipse.   With this in reverse, I’m releasing chaos in my life. The past has been one schock to the system after another. Is this the Aquarian/Uranian energy I’m to move away from? Further, this full moon in the South Node of Aquarius mirrors the South Node in my natal chart–a strong message to me that I’m moving away from this cycle into the light of Leo; heart energy.

What is healing? I drew the King of Swords in Reverse. For me, this card in reverse brings to mind not speaking  your truth, being shut down, not being heard, keeping quiet. I see harnessing the  power of Leo to move forward more as a leader. I’m thinking it might be my time to shine. Leo, also my North Node as well as the North Node for this lunar eclipse is my path forward. This falls in my 3rd House of Communication. It’s time to speak up and communicate my thoughts and beliefs of my 9th House in Aquarius as the King of Swords (Air/Communication) would do.

What direction am I to go? How do I best utilize this eclipse energy to move forward?  The Hermit echoes the message of the eclipse to go within.  The answers are internal.

The Hermit is about looking within to find your own light; your own way. The Hermit has found the confidence to let his authentic self shine. He lights his own path.

I’m also mindfuld of how the Hermit looks to the other cards,  illuminating what is releasing and healing for me.

Look to the North Node of Leo in your chart. Where are you led to shine?