It’s here, folks, the total eclipse month, featuring 2 eclipses; a full Moon partial Lunar eclipse on the 7th at 15 degrees of Leo and the new Moon total Solar eclipse on 8/21 at 28 degrees of Leo. The 70 mile wide path of totality for the Solar eclipse begins around Bend, Oregon through the middle of the United States to Charleston, South Carolina and lasts for around 2 hours 20 minutes from the beginning to the end in each area as it moves across the country. You can find a really good map for this at this website: http://www.eclipse2017.org/xavier_redirect.htm., so check it out!
While it is exciting to see even a partial solar eclipse, the astrological dictum is to avoid being out in an eclipse as the blocking of the sun’s rays is disturbing to our personal magnetic fields. If you have ever been outside during a partial one, and I was in 1991, the light gets dim with a strange hue and the insects and birds become still. The country that is involved in the path of totality is thought to be greatly affected by it in a negative way that will unfold within 2.5 years in the case of the timing of this eclipse. Because it is happening in the sign of Leo and close to the fixed star Regulus, the royal star, world leaders are involved in this scenario. We shall see how this plays out……….
On August 3rd, Uranus goes into retrograde motion at 28 degrees of Aries. Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th at 11 degrees of Virgo going back to 28 degrees of Leo on September 5th. Note the 28 degrees of Leo signature for the Total Eclipse and the Mercury direct degree of 28 Leo on 9/5. There’s a story that will unfold during that time which will reveal something that has been hidden. Mars is also at the 28 degree of Leo on the 3rd of September so that eclipse is further activated by the red planet of aggression and war. Saturn will go into direct motion on August 25th at 21 degrees of Sagittarius which will slowly help things get moving over the course of the rest of the year. It’s an active and fiery month so use caution and watch you don’t get triggered into angry conflicts.
Venus is in Cancer until 8/27 which is a compatible nurturing sign and can bring relief to those stressed out by conflicts. Neptune Rx in Pisces also provides emotional support as these two planets in water signs offer compassion and kindness as an antidote to all that fire. Jupiter in Libra seeks also to resolve disputes through compromise and mediation. Pluto Rx in Capricorn, however, can use excessive force to squash or control dissent with power plays and domination if acting in its lower vibration. Hold yourself to higher standards now.
Read your sun sign and rising sign for best information:
March 21-April 20
Your ruling planet, Mars, is traveling through Leo this month, another compatible fire sign. This activates your 5th house of creativity, children and fun so make sure you find time for recreation in your life now. The end of the month has the potential for some drama with the total eclipse on the 21st in Leo and the Mercury Rx joining Mars at the end of Leo on the 31st so be aware that your temper can be triggered at that time. Your most positive days are the 11th and 12th.
April 21-May 20
There’s a lot of Solar and Mars activity in your 4th house of family, home and property so you may be involved with remodeling a home or a real estate purchase. The total eclipse happens in this house as well, so change is to be expected. You are feeling some pressure with finances or investments so be cautious and do your research first. Venus in the sign of Cancer is social and can bring you in closer contact with your siblings and neighbors. The 13th and 14th are your stellar days.
May 21-June 21
This month highly activates your 3rd house of communication, short trips, neighbors and siblings and will bring in more contact there. Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th and something changes in your neighborhood that will require an adjustment on your part. Watch your belongings at the end of the month as there is a chance for a malefic influence on the 31st. The 15th and 16th are positive for you.
June 22-July 22
This month has lots of potential for fun and pleasure with Venus transiting your sign but be aware you could get a little obsessive about someone around the middle of the month. Watch your spending habits as your 2nd house of money and assets is supercharged this month. Put some of your extra energy into beautifying your home so you can entertain in the future. The 17th, 18th and early part of the 19th are your best days.
July 23-Aug 22
This month’s Leo energy and the total eclipse of the Sun on the 21st bring your personal desires into the forefront. You might even consider a makeover to enhance your looks and image after the 27th when Venus goes into Leo. You will be driven to improve things in your life and will go to great lengths to make them happen. Things could backfire if your ego gets out of control so make an effort to get a trusted person’s input on what you want to do. Your best days are the afternoon of the 19th, the 20th and the morning of the 21st.
Aug 23-Sept 22
With your ruling planet, Mercury, retrograde in your sign on the 12th, you have to correct your course of action in the next month. The total eclipse happens in your 12th house of karma, self-undoing, and solitude so it might be a good idea to retreat from the world for a short time to ground yourself and reconnect with what brings you joy. September brings you better chances for real progress. The later part of the 21st, the 22nd and the 23rd are your stellar days.
Sept 23-Oct 23
With Jupiter in your sign and close to the benefic fixed star, Spica, you can experience some grace and the positive consequences of hanging in there. People respond to your generous nature and feel good around you. With the eclipse happening in your 11th house of friends, associates and income from your profession, there may be some big changes over the next 6 months with new people coming in to support you. The 24th and 25th are days to push for your agenda.
Oct 24-Nov 22
With a focus of Solar and Mars energy in your 10th house of career and public image, it’s a great time to promote yourself or business after the eclipse on the 21st. You are magnetic and focused now and have some big dreams to express. This is a powerful time for you so stay positive. The eclipse may shake things up a bit but it will be for the better. Your best days are the 26th, 27th and morning of the 28th.
Nov 23-Dec 21
With Saturn going direct in your sign on the 25th you will feel like you are slowly waking up from a long deep sleep. The grogginess will last for a few more months but you are almost at the end of the Saturn in Sagittarius transit. Things will slowly improve with your finances, friends and siblings as you come out of your cocoon now. This would be a good time to plan a trip or retreat somewhere exotic so you can erase the bad memories of this reclusive period. You have many good days this month, the 1st, 2nd, morning of the 3rd, the afternoon of the 28th, the 29th and 30th.
Dec 22-Jan 20
The major focus this month is about investments, insurances, taxes and your spouse’s income. The eclipse activates the 8th house that rules those areas so you can’t avoid them over the next 6 months. With Pluto in your first house you can come off a little intense or obsessive with your significant other during the middle of the month so just know that up front. The afternoon of the 3rd, the 4th, the 5th and the 31st are your days to play.
Jan 21-Feb 20
The eclipse on the 21st happens in your 7th house of partnerships so something is up there for sure. If you have been avoiding any difficult conversations you won’t be able to do that any longer. This is happening and it is important to address the issues. Focus on what the other person is telling you and really absorb their story. You will feel more open to their requests at the end of the month when Venus moves into Leo. You can be more responsive and approachable on the 6th, 7th and 8th.
Feb 21-Mar 20
Work duties and career responsibilities are up for review with the eclipse happening you’re your 6th house this month. If you don’t like what is coming down from the authorities you can always find another position. It seems like there is a heaviness regarding work that is wearing you out. Don’t sign any contracts this month as Mercury is retrograde on the 8/12- 9/5. Read between the lines after the eclipse so you don’t get taken advantage of. The 9th and 10th are good days for you.