The Solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 falls in the sign of Leo, the Divine Child – the innocent heart, the soul of magic and wonder. Leo rules the heart and the vitality of the Self: it encourages us to open our hearts to love for others and for ourselves. Ruled by the Sun itself, Leo is the essence of Kingship – the divine and royal part of ourselves that is full of self-respect and kindness. Leo encourages us to express our best selves and while Leo is associated with the need for admiration, ultimately our best selves find expression without the need for others’ notice and attention. Creative self-expression and the courage and confidence to allow our inner beauty to be expressed through outward means are the force behind the Leo New Moon.
A solar eclipse occurs at the New Moon, when the Sun and Moon are conjunct (next to each other) in the sky. As the Moon moves through its orbit it passes between the Sun and the Earth, briefly obscuring the light of the Sun. A New Moon is only an eclipse when the lunation (Sun/Moon conjunction) occurs near the lunar nodes, the points where the Moon crosses the path of the Sun. Here is where astrology gets involved: The descending (South) and ascending (North) nodes of the Moon represent a path of Fate from the past (South Node) to the future (North Node). For this reason, an astrological eclipse can bring about events that have enormous significance, especially if they fall on a point in someone’s individual chart.
The chart this eclipse is a fiery one! This is the second Leo New […]