The August 21st Solar Eclipse

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21st. It will occur at 28 Leo 53, conjunct with the fixed star Regulus.

There’s a certain amount of hysteria on the Internet right now about this eclipse. My best advice. Keep a level head. In a typical year, there will be two lunar and two solar eclipses. An eclipse is not an event to be feared.

What makes this eclipse different? The path of the total eclipse crosses the United States.

Eclipses do signal a time for change, and change frightens some people. Trust in the idea that the change any eclipse brings to you is what is needed at the moment. Resistance will likely bring hardship.

Significant mundane events occur in every century that coincide with eclipses. That’s why eclipses are a particular interest of mundane astrologers.

Two reasons for all the hype about this particular eclipse is its strong aspects to the famous “Sibley” chart of the United States Declaration of Independence and to the birth chart of President Donald Trump. There is plenty of Internet speculation about possible effects on the United States and President Trump. Depending on the astrologer making the predictions, the expected changes range from positive to catastrophic.

The effect of an eclipse on you depends on a number of astrological factors, some of which including the following:

  • whether you have any planets, points, or angles that aspect the eclipse;
  • the orb of influence for those aspects;
  • the houses for the Leo-Aquarius axis in your birth chart; and
  • how you relate to areas of the chart affected by the eclipse.