New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Leo - August 21, 2017
As many of you already know, we are having a Solar Eclipse TODAY which will be visible from 9 am until 1 pm from coast to coast in the USA.... something that doesn't happen very often! In fact, the last one was in 1918 - 99 years ago. While there is a lot of excitement about actually "seeing the eclipse" my teaching today is about the internal processes that eclipse cycles activate and how to work within them.
Solar eclipse cycles can bring the promise of change, and the growth that real change activates. This kind of change can be both positive and negative, and it is usually an unexpected type of change - which is why there can be an inordinate amount of psychological fear connected with an eclipse cycle.
In Western Astrology, the eclipse will be in 28 degrees of Leo, and in Vedic Astrology, the eclipse is at 4 degrees of Leo and located in the Nakshastra - Magha. Which literally means "the mighty one" or "the great." Magha is ruled by the shadowy spiritual planet Ketu which can bring in a tremendous amount of spiritual and mystical leadership.