The Great American Eclipse – as Mercury Retrogrades

The Great American Eclipse

Not since 1918 has an eclipse path cut straight across the United States from coast to coast. On August 21st, The Great American Eclipse will do just that.  Beginning at 1:15 PM EDT the 73 mile wide lunar shadow will darken the continent from Oregon to South Carolina giving us continued observation of the event for a full 90 minutes. Not only is the visibility going to be exciting for those who have never seen an eclipse, but the over-stimulation and likely instability that eclipses have been noted scientifically to bring psychologically and physiologically is sure to bring some fluctuations to the not-so status-quo. There is no better time to get your heads out of your phones, get offline and really get centered.

Many still are now either holding onto outrage from the political and media circus we are witnessing, and some have begun to fall into complacency – read this article for a detailed opinion: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-17/navigating-through-storms-im-losing-my-sense-outrage

Things are on their way to reach a climax, and that is what these next eclipses will usher in, and necessarily so. Most people, I hate to say it, need to have a brick fall on their heads or hear an impassioned tirade like in the film “Network” to be shaken out of their apathy. And to those who have marched, protested, phone banked, donated and still find themselves at wits end – there will be more and better options soon to assist in getting things back on track personally and socially.

New Leo Moon conjunct Mas (action and ego) July 23rd 0° Leo 44” With Mars conjunct this new moon, it infuses assertiveness and action, or anger and frustration to the house in your chart and areas in your life where this lunation occurs.

We ave entered the shadow of the coming Mercury Retrograde which will color this entire eclipse period into the fall. Decisions, contracts, technology and trips all must be thought out and planned very carefully and no details left out in order for the eclipse period to not completely sabotage your efforts. Mercury begins its trek closer to the earth, peaking at the station.  During the entire period (see dates below) all details, discussions, communications, contracts, travel and technology need extra care and consideration.  Contracts and agreements will likely need to be amended if signed during the retrograde. Delay if possible. Dates and degrees are as follows:

Mercury Retro shadow – entered July 25th (slip-ups and errors in judgment begin)

Mercury Station Retrograde – August 14th

Mercury Direct Station – Sept. 6th

Mercury leaves the shadow – Sept. 19th

Full Moon Eclipse August 7th – 15° Aquarius 25” – This is the heightened period of the new moon from July 23rd. Get ample rest as this full moon will heighten issues brought up by the new moon in Leo. This eclipse brings up your relationships with others and whether or not there is a level of fairness and equality surrounding them. With this eclipse falling on Trump’s Descendant, issues with both partners and open enemies will be ‘eclipsed’ as in blocked or delayed in the coming months. Do not underestimate the power of this eclipse over circumstances going forward. If decisions on partnerships can be delayed even by a few days or a week, you will be less likely to make an error in judgment by rushing into anything. Breathe.

Full Solar Eclipse Aug 21st – 28° Leo 53” – This is the most talked about eclipse of all as it will cut directly across the United States. See the photo of the eclipse path at the top of this post. Because the moon blocks the Sun’s light, the symbolism mirrors the idea that actions will be blocked in the area in which the eclipse falls in your chart and where the eclipse path travels. For the nation, this can be interpreted as anything from grids going down to some sort of downfall to the leader and populace of the country where the eclipse path crosses. In Trump’s chart, this eclipse conjuncts his Mars. With Mars ruling Trump’s 9th house of law, he may have his powers blocked, so look for legislation to limit his ability to carry out his actions or stop actions initiated by Congress. A solar eclipse generally augurs some sort of permanent change to the area in which it falls whether geographically or in the sector of your chart. Expect extreme turnarounds in those areas. Contact me for a consultation to find out where the eclipses will occur in your chart and how to prepare and make the most of the shifts.

Keep in mind, the Mercury retrograde occurs simultaneously with these eclipses. Expect plans to be changed, minds to be changed and just like a Uranus transit, with an eclipse, expect the unexpected. When Mars crosses the eclipse degree on Sept 3rd – 4th, we can expect an aftershock or full blown explosion, figuratively or literally, as a climax to this entire nearly two month period.

More information about the eclipse visibility in your area can be found here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

and here:

https://www.space.com/37564-solar-eclipse-2017-one-month-away-anticipation.html

or click this map:

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