The Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 2017 falls at 28º Leo decan 3. This is the big one, the Solar Eclipse on one of the royal stars of Persia, Regulus. The famous fixed star in the heart of Leo the Lion. The Sun in mundane astrology signifies the ruler of the country. Eclipses used to be feared as being an omen for the death of a King as the Moon blots out the Sun’s glorious rays.In this case, the Moon will cast as shadow over Donald Trump’s yellow mane because he happens to have Regulus rising in his birthchart, and it is conjunct his Mars too! This Solar Eclipse then is very important for the American people, as not only does it directly impact their leader, but it will be visible across the whole of the United States. (For the first time since 1979.)

More than 90% of the Sun will be covered in Washington DC, the throne of world power. Like it or not, decisions made in the White House have a huge effect on the rest of the world. (Even if the President himself is limited in the scope of his own power) “The Royal Stars… were also believed to govern events in the world. Major disasters, breakthroughs, and historical phenomenons were seen as caused by the stars… When the stars were aligned accordingly, favourable conditions followed, and when they were negatively aligned, disaster was predicted. Because Regulus was the most influential of the Royal Stars, events that took place while Regulus was in dominance were amplified and grave, foreshadowing destruction.”

In the case of this Solar Eclipse I would say the alignment is quite positive, however, you could say that a Solar Eclipse in of itself is ‘negatively aligned’ due to the Moon blocking the Sun’s power. Therefore this Solar Eclipse could have a malefic effect on leaders or elites who connect with it, as Trump does. It will be interesting to test out this eclipses effect as it plays out over the following 6 months.

Solar Eclipse August 2017

Solar Eclipse August ~ Leo Decan 3

Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Eva Peron and Gandhi are great examples of the Moon in this decan. Therefore this Solar Eclipse August will bring formidable commanders to the fore in times of war, when life or death decisions need to be made quickly. The Moon adds a nurturing touch to the decan in general, but we still get tough-love. That means any leaders will have to risk making short-term, austerity measures or unpopular decisions for the sake of the long term prosperity.

A Leo decan 3 Solar Eclipse will not sugar-coat for the sake of popularity. In a sign that seems so ego-driven, it is surprising perhaps that this Solar Eclipse energy is actually more about helping others than itself (Especially now with Regulus in Virgo which is more about service to others). Much depends on the souls evolution of those touched by this eclipse. Harsh aspects from their own chart could twist the energy into a ruthless drive with tyrannical tendencies. Mostly the moon here is admired for generating great courage. Heads of nations, companies or family, become trail blazers and will do whatever it takes to protect those in their care.

Solar Eclipse August 2017The roaring lioness who protects her cubs is the most obvious symbol of this solar Eclipse. At the mundane level this is the great patriot willing to die for their country. It is certainly best to keep these natives as your friend and not an enemy! Loyalty is their number one demand, so woe betide you if you betray them. (especially those with Moon close to fixed star Alfard!) At worst, those touched by this powerful solar eclipse will suffer greatly if they stoop to revenge, and they won’t care who else they bring down with them.

Solar Eclipse August 2017 ~ Aspect & Star

Moon Trine Uranus brings out an abundance of radical and innovative energy. Rebels won’t give a fig about conforming to the status quo. This aspect should bring to fruition personal freedom, revolution and electric genius. For those touched by the Uranus transit the more outlandish they behave, the more the public seems to lap it up. This is an artistic aspect that supports original and eccentric minds. This Solar Eclipse favours innovators and inventors that think outside the box. There could be activism relating to improving the conditions of those living in squalor. Creating futuristic, space-age housing that uses high-tech methods of heating or lighting is emphasized at this time.

Moon conjunct Mars is passionate about protecting family and those they love, but it is not so obvious on the outside. Revealing how much they care weakens their position. Everything is about strategy, instincts are extra-sensitive and there is a super-fast reaction to any outside threat. Moon/Mars can be a very physical aspect. It is the most useful in competitive sports like tennis or fencing, when one has to anticipate the moves of one’s opponent. Those touched by this aspect during this eclipse will be excellent in an emergency situation. A good example is a nurse out on the battle field, who needs to remain calm while sensing quickly who to treat first.

Fixed Star Regulus

Robson gives the following interpretations of Regulus with the Sun and Moon.
With Sun: Power, authority, great influence over friends, honor and riches, but violence, trouble and ultimate disgrace and ruin, sickness, fevers, benefits seldom last. [1]
With Moon: Occult interests, powerful friends, danger from enemies and false friends, gain by speculation, public prominence, great power, honor, wealth, benefits seldom last, violence, trouble and sickness. Make women high spirited and independent. [1]

SOLAR ECLIPSE AUGUST SUMMARY

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