Musings on the Great American Eclipse
Photo by Lorenzo Comolli from SpaceWeather
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This week like so many others Rich and I took a trip (with our NASA authorized glasses) to a location in South Carolina where the path of the eclipse would exhibit maximum totality. The most incredible part of the eclipse experience was witnessing the explosion of light after the shadow of the Moon covered the Sun. As an astrologer I tend to focus more on the inner landscape of planetary events and less on the astronomical, but it was still a miracle to witness such an amazing display of nature’s majesty.
One thing I don’t like about my job is that other’s people fears create business opportunities. The hype around the effect of this eclipse was so immense that I had clients calling me afraid to travel during the eclipse. One was afraid to start a new job. One thought her marriage would end. One thought she would probably die because the eclipse was on her ascendant, but our reading actually occurred when the lunar eclipse was on her Pluto! And of course she was just fine.
To be fair, most of the doomsayers were religious fanatics rather than astrologers, and in the midst of my first total eclipse I understood why ancient humans were so afraid of eclipses. The world suddenly goes dark as the Moon eats the Sun, birds and insects go quiet, and the light fades in a particularly eerie fashion as darkness drains the color from the world and replaces it with blackness.
Eclipses are important astrologically because they occur when the lunar nodes are conjunct (aligned with) the Sun and Moon. Because the lunar […]