Total Solar Eclipse – 21 Aug 2017

Sun and Moon are conjunct at 28 Leo. Mars is also in Leo at 20 degrees. Leo is a fixed, fire sign. Mars by nature is aggressive and assertive. This collection of planets and the nodes form a trine aspect to both Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. These are all fire signs. There is a lot of fire energy in this eclipse. Saturn refers to society as a whole and the interests of the collective. There is an understanding that as society we need to look for a new truth, understand our responsibilities, respect others and seek justice for all. With Uranus in Aries there is a drive to find more personal freedom. Uranus is revolutionary and inventive. It strives to push beyond the boundaries of the tried and tested.
This eclipse’s path will black out the entire midsection of the USA, from Oregon through to South Carolina. The path where an eclipse is total, is where it will be felt more powerfully on our planet. So this is a very significant eclipse for the USA. It is the first eclipse since 1918 that will completely black out the USA stretching from the west coast (Oregon) through to the east coast (South Carolina).

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.