Tuesday, July 21, 2009
MAJOR ASTROWEATHER: SOLAR ECLIPSE!!!!
Funny it would be raining outside as I post about today's SOLAR ECLIPSE!
Today is the 2nd in a trine of eclipses we have the benefit of experiencing this year! The first was a Lunar Eclipse on July 7th, and there is yet another lunar eclipse to grace us on August 5th. Eclipses usually come in pairs, lunar and solar, so it especially special and significant that we get three this time around. That's a lot of energy for us to decipher, and work with, Luvies!
Today is the last day of the lunar cycle of Cancer, and the eclipse will happen tonight near 11pm, as we are transiting into the lunar cycle of Leo, but the actual eclipse will OCCUR as the moon in is the last degrees of Cancer, so it is a really powerful energy of family, home, and security being released and magnified during this time.
It will be a full Solar Eclipse visible in India and other parts of Eurasia, but unfortuantely, not for us here Stateside. But not to fret! We can watch via Internet and Cable, and we will benefit from the effects of it on a Cosmic level!
Here's what tarot.com has to say about it:
We are approaching a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer, a momentous event during which the Moon obscures the light of the Sun ... but in its place, the Moon will be shining its own invisible light from the realm of nurturing Cancer. A solar eclipse signifies your true self (the Sun) being strongly affected by emotions and relationships (the Moon). And since the Moon is in Cancer, the zodiac's most nurturing sign, now is a time that those emotions and relationships can be dealt with in a healthy and healing way.
Here's what astrology.com has to say about it:
Get ready for drama! A total eclipse of the Sun will occur in the sign of Cancer on July 21-22. Although this eclipse will only be visible in northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, this is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century. This total eclipse will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds; will not be surpassed in duration again until June 13, 2132!
A Solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is exactly between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the solar rays from reaching us. From ancient times to the modern-day world, solar eclipses have heralded spectacular events and drama! This eclipse occurs in the last degree of Cancer -- and brings all the Cancerian energies of home, family, nurturing, caring, maternal instincts, emotions and sensitivity into focus.
Eclipses always occur in pairs. While a lunar eclipse brings the past into the present to see what works, a solar eclipse brings the future to present and triggers new potentials. Since Cancer rules family, home and vocation these areas will take center stage during this eclipse.
What does the eclipse mean for you? Since this eclipse occurs in the sign of Cancer, its impact will feel different depending on which House Cancer is positioned in your birth chart. Where the eclipse falls in the chart is significant, as the energies expressed by its house placement will show the areas of life that are affected by the new beginning that is implied.
If your Sun sign or Ascendant is Cancer, almost every part of your life will be affected. If Cancer is in your First or Seventh House, you will focus on yourself, your marriage or your relationship. If it is situated in the Second or Eight House, your earnings or joint finances will be impacted. If it is the Third or Ninth House, travel or educational pursuits are highlighted. In the Fourth or Tenth House, home and career will be front and center. Eclipses in the Fifth or Eleventh House put the spotlight on self-expression, children, groups and organizations. Finally, eclipses in the Sixth or Twelfth House put the focus on health, work and service. Wisdom holds that events that are triggered by an eclipse usually take six months to unfold, so you can expect this process of change to continue. The opportunity to break old patterns will present themselves as you make changes.
A Rare and Intense Solar Eclipse by Cosmic Reporter
Click here for the link to a good article about the interplay of the 3 eclipses!
And click here for a news article about one of THE LONGEST Solar Eclipses that will be recorded (pushing 7 minutes - WHOA!) set to occur over India in just hours!
Hindu Mythology surrounding a Solar Eclipse
FIND OUT WHAT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE MEANS FOR YOUR SUN SIGN!
All the Best Luvies,