15th February 2018 Solar Eclipse – The Astrology Around This Eclipse Event
Understand the February 2018 Eclipse. On Thursday 15th February 2018, there is a Solar Eclipse. We each need to understand it. We each need to manage our mind and heal and empower and fulfil the potential that this Eclipse offers.
Any Eclipse has an effect like an Earthquake, shaking the Earth’s crust free of tension that has built up. In our life an Eclipse can mean undamming. If it’s not conjunct a planet in our birth chart (or in a significant house – see below), we’ll only feel the general energy effect.
But of course, an Eclipse will strongly affect us if it’s conjunct or ‘on top of’ one of our planets (or opposite), or if its in one of the Houses in our Astrology Birth Chart that represents an area of our life that is ready for, and needs: transformation – positive or challenging.
We may realise there’s a dam burst coming, or we can be living a life that hides from that.
The most recent Eclipse was 31st January 2018, and I personally found its effects vast. It was in my first House conjunct Ascendant and Pluto. I feel I came into my power in certain key areas, power and inspiration that had been cut off up to that Eclipse. Pluto is an ‘Unaspected sub-personality’ in my psychodynamic Western Astrology birth chart, in terms of psychosynthesis techniques that I teach on my courses.
This is a Solar Eclipse. A Solar Eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. So, in some ways Moon qualities and our Moon nature may take pre-eminence over our Sun-nature. The Moon may produce strange but important dreams around the time of a Solar Eclipse. Shock. The wholly unexpected. New insight may be offered. If the Eclipse is strong with you, do note what comes to you. Do protect what you are being called to do. Let the Moon advice your Sun. A project could now arise that will take at least six months (if not a lifetime) to work on. The Sun in your birth chart is your divine charioteer. He is the needed King of your Kingdom. He needs to be strong enough to chart his way forward and do the needed work. But he can’t escape the guidance from your Moon: the destiny tides, the secrets, the past. our Emotions. Why we are here. Unexpected revolution or disruption.
Do not neglect the change a solar eclipse brings. Do not let the new plant whither. Bring your Sun to play. Strategise, take command, alter your life so as to support the new energy flow and impetus! Eclipses were seen at the time of the Epics as portending The Fall of Kings. So, let your solar king take charge in the way the Moon guides. Hard though it is, be prepared to see shock or even catastrophe as gateway for new fuller life. Be prepared to see how an Eclipse that will have a powerful effect on you because of its position in your birth chart, as the arising of your Destiny!
Eclipse 21st August 2017 : the Possible Outcomes and Consequences
Uranus transited the Pisces to Aries Revati/Aries Gandanta Zone in 2017, first entering it in May 2106, and Uranus will still be at 0 deg Aries in January 2018, and won’t finally leave the Gandanta Zone until March 2018.
It was Uranus entering Aries/Ashwini 84 years ago that led to the burning of the Reichstag which was followed by the rise of Adolph Hitler that led to terrible World War.
I am writing this post to stress that the world needs to recognize the danger is re-arising.
I am not saying that everyone will handle the energy of Uranus entering Vedic Aries/Ashwini Nakshatra in the way that Adolph Hitler did, but some definitely will try to handle it that way.
And i pray that countries where there’s fundamentalist religion do not have a guru or prophet now arise to unify them.
This was what happened with Germany in the run up to World War 2.
A Prophet could unite currently fighting fundamentalist states.
It would just like August 24th 410 AD when the Roman Empire was wiped out because the Huns, the Visigoths and the Vandals united, and they crossed the Rhine (which had frozen over). They marched South, they destroyed the imperial City and they ended the Roman Empire.
Is the West now also waiting for the Barbarians? Just as imperial Rome was?????
As i said, not everyone handles the energy of Uranus entering the Vedic Sign of Aries in the way Adolph Hitler did. And, indeed, when Uranus reached my natal Moon at 29 Pisces in 2016, I suddenly experienced revolution and emigrated!
Uranus will occupy the Gandanta degree at the start of Vedic Aries (24 Western Aries) four times:
2.1.18 (just short of the zero point)
But note that there’s a complication, to make the energy worse:
Rahu/North Node enters the Leo to Cancer gandanta in 2017. This Nodal Gandanta crossing occurs on 10th July 2017.
Rahu is caught up in the violent gandanta eclipses of 7th and 21st August 2017.
AND THIS GANDANTA CROSSING HAS VERY BIG COMPLICATIONS: There are eclipses there on 7th August 2017 and on 21st August 2017.
In the eclipse of 7th August 2017, Rahu is deep in the Gandanta at 0 Leo 32. In the eclipse on 21st August 2017, Rahu is still deep in the Gandanta at 29 degrees 48 Cancer. Sun and Moon are at 4 deg Leo and Mars is conjunct Rahu at 26 deg cancer
AND, as i said, THIS GANDANTA CROSSING HAS very BIG COMPLICATIONS FOR DONALD TRUMP AND THE USA: This is because this eclipse is visible for an absolutely record length of time across the USA and:
N.B. This eclipse Sun/Moon New Moon is also, by ‘coincidence’ right on top of Donald Trump’s Mars at 3 deg Leo and his Ascendant at 6 Leo.
What will happen to Donald Trump and the USA????
And this Gandanta Crossing and eclipse means that Kal Sarpa Yoga will re-arise. It was present during 2016 and into January 2017 togehter with two other terrible energies which saw British Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in USA. Kal Sarpa yoga means that all planets are caught up divisively to one side of the Nodal Axis. The first Kal Sarpa Yoga for 2017 began around 28.9.2016 with this first Kal Sarpa event ending 20.1.2017.
After the Gandanta crossing of the North Node, Rahu, I refer to above, Kal Sarpa Yoga re-arises a second time on 17.9.17 and holds in force until 8.1.18.
Kal Sarpa Yoga will continue on and off until 2019, as Jupiter and Saturn are on one side of the Rahu – Ketu axis, in fact it will continue until 14.12.2019 (date depending a little on definition). So, whenever the faster planets are also one side, Kal Sarpa Yoga will be created.
And by weird stroke of destiny, Donald trump has Kal Sarpa Yoga in his birth chart!!!!!!
Kal Sarpa Yoga creates divisiveness, paranoia, unrest, uncertainty and insecurity, and problems of management of the Mind.
Of course, it is so important to note that a more spiritually advanced individual can handle the Kal Sarpa energies, and so (as often is the case in Vedic Astrology) a curse is found to be a blessing!
I feel that these factors create a world scenario similar to Rome waiting for the Barbarians in 410 AD.
Gandanta special Footnote: HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT It is crucial that the foregoing observations about Gandanta placement of planets must not be used in a fated or formulaic way, such as harms so much Indian or western-received vedic astrology. All these instances are prompts for us to heal and empower ourselves, and this is the foundation of my astrology readings and courses. I work with my partner Maggie Pashley who is qualified in countless worldwide healing modalities.
Donald Trump Astrology Birth Chart The Power of the Nodes of the Moon to create a tyrant
This Blog Post examines the power of the Nodes of the Moon in creating the special destiny of Donald Trump, with which the destiny of so many millions of humans are now entwined.
I have written posts on Donald Trump’s astrology before and charted his rise to power, shown the clear astrological parallel with the rise of Adolph Hitler, and asked the question of what will the eclipse of 21st August 2017 mean for him and for the USA and for the world.
This Blog post focuses on the position of the Nodes of the Moon in his birth chart: The Nodes are Rahu the North Node, Ketu the South Node.
Donald Trump’s birth chart and derived charts are set out at the foot of this blog post for you to see what I am talking about.
And also please see the associated Video about the Birth Chart of Donald Trump:
This is the chart of one born under an eclipse – darkness upon the native’s life. This means there is some disconnection with the personal identity on earth and the person’s soul or higher self.
Whereas Ketu conjunct the Sun will diminish the Sun and render it insubstantial, Rahu conjunct the Sun, at a worst-case scenario, as here in Donald trump’s chart, will create a hugely over expansive reaction to a crisis in personal identity, making the person go big time for worldly success, and driven to make a huge mark on the world.
Rahu here gives the person clear direction. Success is likely with high social status and fame and achievement. But the impurity of Rahu imbues the Sun with driven over-ambition, selfishness, rigid dogmatic ideas and dark psychological tendencies of scapegoating.
Rahu has an adventurous nature and loves surprises and sudden events, that are not actually real, but an illusion that is magically forced to become chameleon reality in peoples’ minds. The energy breaks taboos and loves to breach boundaries. It wants to be unique and noticed and break tradition all so as to repair the original wound of not having loving notice from mother.
Sun is the King. Rahu is the thief. They are inimical. The genius with double standards loves to think outside the box and sneak its way to power by cheating and hiding the real truth, while looking honest and convincing in his deception.
N.B. AND ALSO NOTE THAT HE HAS Chiron conjunct Jupiter which makes it worse: an existential wound to Jupiter, producing glitzy ungrounded over-expansionary slogansing and rant.
Ketu conjunct Moon:
The Moon represents the Mother, Mind and consciousness arising therefrom. Ketu conjunct the Moon can gives intuition and even psychic powers, but this can become florid and even insane in the worst cases.
Issues from mothering in this and past lives, and also psychic material from past lives can overwhelm and confuse the mind, leading to outburst and irrationality, fear and turbulence, and so spiritual management of consciousness is essential for the stability, continuity and protection both of the person concerned and also those in their lives: whether family members, or the public at large if their job takes them in that direction.
Ketu conjunct Moon creates confusion, scatter, over-analysis and turmoil in the mind and emotions, with great potential for becoming critical of self or others and attacking others.
And you can also see the associated videos and blog posts on Ketu the South node of the Moon:Rahu Conjunct Sun:
Note importantly that Saturn is transiting conjunct his natal Moon this year and so also transiting opposition his natal Sun. Sun.
And note importantly from the Vedic astrology table below that Sun is ‘AK’. Sun is his Atmakaraka. He was born to get Sun issues right this life time, because of what happened in his previous life! And with Rahu conjucnt Sun what a set-up for great power he has!
And note importantly that Saturn is also transiting conjunct Ketu, and so Saturn is transiting opposition Rahu: And note from the Vedic Dignities Table below, what great Dignity his Rahu and his Ketu have: what a powerful and fated life!
Donald Trump Vedic Birth Chart:
Donald Trump Vedic Planet Positions:
Donald Trump Vedic Planets in Nakshatras (Vedic Lunar Signs):
Donald Trump Planet Dignities:
Note that Sun is Atmakaraka (AK) in his Vedic Birth Chart and in his life (see above):
Eclipses and Sweat Lodge – similar energy!
Here in UK it’s at 23.37 hours on Friday Evening. It’s an eclipsed Full Moon. The Sun is at 25 degrees Libra; the Moon is at 25 degrees Aries. Eclipses are about releasing dammed-up energies. They are associated with earthquakes and tsunamis in the earth’s crust, and they are very powerful in their effects if they fall on significant parts of your birth chart. They signify great change for good or ill. Anciently they were predictable for Druids and Vedic Rishis, and were used to signify the ‘fall of kings’ etcetera. I myself predicted for one client that her life would change utterly following an eclipse when Ketu (the South Node) of an eclipse fell on the ascendant of her birth chart, and something that then happened to a family member that caused her to then have to totally change her life-style and be more caring of the family member.
Incidentally, I feel this Eclipse will be very good for those who have their Sun (or other major planets) in the Vedic (sidereal) sign of Libra (24 western Libra to 24 western Scorpio). In other words if they were born in the month commencing October 17th. This is because Saturn and Rahu the north Node of the Moon are already slowly transiting through Libra bringing great concentration and focus, and Saturn is exalted in Libra, and on October 17th Sun enters Vedic Libra, adding to this power for a one month period. And Jupiter is blessing Libra from sidereal Gemini at present. So people in this zone will have great good fortune. Indeed, for example, if Venus is in their 2nd house, or if they are in a Venus Vedic Predictive period, they could receive financial gain as well as success.
Interestingly this coming eclipse ties in with the fact that I am doing a Sacred Sweat Lodge Ceremony 11 hours later.
As I write this blog, I have actually been just been spending two days clearing a site for Sacred Sweat Lodge Ceremony. And in two days’ time, on the day before the Ceremony, just before midnight, there is a Full Moon Eclipse. The eclipse is just before the lodge is due to happen, and the Eclipse Sun will be on my birth Sun, and the Eclipse Moon is on Maggie’s birth Moon. And in the morning after the eclipse, I am leading the Sacred Sweat Lodge ceremony!
In fact, I have found that so often when I do sweat lodge, that there’s huge death and rebirth in my life at the time. Something like a tsunami happens that clears the ground. People who should not be part of my life are swept away. People who should be in my life can be more properly cherished and loved and cared for. Work projects that drain me from my true essence and expression collapse, or they are taken from me. It’s like an earthquake happens. A stronger better future line of direction arises.
So often when I do sacred sweat lodge ceremony, I lose things that should no longer be part of my life. And that’s really good, of course, when it’s a case of losing dysfunctional or destructive facets of one’s relating patterns, or losing blocked living patterns, or losing destructive, draining entanglements!
And the divine purpose of all this is that I find my essence. The divine purpose of all this is that I live more congruently with the true direction of my life-purpose. Sacred Sweat Lodge Ceremony is a powerful and healing ‘death and rebirth’ experience. I cannot praise it highly enough.
I actually offered about eight sacred sweat lodge ceremonies a year, in an ancient Yew Grove near Glastonbury, as part of my wonderful Glastonbury Ritual Tours. These were timed to celebrate the Eight Great Festivals of the year, and they were accompanied by preparation in Vision Quest in the lovely wood around the Yew Grove which had deer running through it; the paths were labyrinthine, winding round bogs and streams, so you always got lost trying to get through the wood from one end to the other, however well you thought you knew it. And beyond the wood, there were swans sailing majestically on the reens, and beyond that the uplifting pinnacle of Glastonbury Tor.
Sacred Sweat Lodge Ceremony is the gift to the world from the Native American path, but there is evidence for its presence, evidence for very similar rites in other archaic northern spiritualties of Europe. In a Sweat Lodge, the actual heat, itself, is considered to be spiritually transformative. The dark interior of the sweat lodge is the womb of your new life.
I now briefly describe a sweat lodge ceremony. I encountered my first sweat lodge about fifteen years ago in my five-year ethnographic field study of spiritual forms new to the west. This was a social anthropology survey that I completed. It was an Ethnography. In ethnography, the research method (which was pioneered by Bronislaw Malinowski in the Trobriand Islands during the First World War) is participation: the method is called ‘participant observation’. Participant observation means the Observer shares in the events, communities and institutions that are studied. The Observer is committed to giving the people there the opportunity to describe their experiences in their own voice. And the aim of the whole exercise in the case of my study was the charting of the new spiritual methods and pathways for the modern west that were experienced by those people: describing them for what they are: powerful and genuine transformative experience along each individual’s pathway to contact with the Divine.
In the case of the sweat lodge we built this week, even before the work on the actual site started, thirty withies were cut down of the right length and diameter, and the trees and the wood from which they were taken thanked. This task involved three return journeys of a mile each way over difficult land.
The first day of the actual work on the site of the sweat lodge, was a week before the lodge was due to be held. To connect to Spirit, first of all, before work started, the directions were called: South, West, North, East, mother Earth and Father Sky. Then the land was cleared.
Clearing the land and building the lodge took four people two days. The atmosphere was lovely and caring – a family atmosphere with everyone contributing. The rubbish of decades was removed and the undergrowth was cut down.
Next, the circular area for the lodge was marked out on the newly-cleared ground. Then a stone pit was dug in the centre. This would be to this central stone pit for the lodge that the red-hot stones would be carried to by the Fire Keeper, when the participants in the sweat lodge would be ready for each round. Water would then be poured onto the hot stones to create steam, to the accompaniment of prayers.
Herbs were scattered on the floor of the stone pit to prepare it. Prayers were uttered. This pit and the lodge were said to be seen as a feminine form of the divine energy; the stones that would be brought from the fire are the male energy.
Next, the actual lodge was built round and over the stone pit. This was done by pushing the tall withy-willow stems into the ground around the circumference of the circle, then bending them over to create a dome shape, bringing them together and tying them (each knot was accompanied with prayers and songs). This done, the withy framework was covered with blankets (to prevent condensation and water drips) and then a tarpaulin. The finished sweat lodge was sitting there dark under a huge Ash Tree, almost brooding with a sense of readiness.
After the lodge was built, a second pit, the fire pit, was dug close to the sweat lodge. Enough stones were placed by it, barrowing them into position. Timber was then brought beside the fire pit and heaped in a pyramidal manner and covered by a tarpaulin. The hope was the stones on site were a type of stone that would not crack or spit under heat. The fire pit, too, was sanctified with herbs and prayers.
As I said, the fire pit was said to be seen as the male manifestation of divine energy; the stones which would be carried in from the fire pit to the sweat lodge pit are analogous to fertilising sperm: they fertilize on the physical level, producing steam and heat, they fertilize on a spiritual/psychological level when they produce transformation. All was ready for the day of the Ceremony.
On the day of the actual ceremony, the participants sit often quite tightly together in the lodge. They have to sit with their knees drawn up tight to avoid getting their feet burned. The dark and the heat are very powerful, and it is the bodily sensations caused by this that are seen as burning out past unwanted attitudes and bringing in fresh insights – cleansing not only the pores of the skin, but cleansing the soul as well.
Then it is time for the prayers to start, the hot stones are carried into the lodge by the Fire Keeper or stone carrier, who stays outside the lodge tending the fire throughout the rite. He brings in the stones at the appropriate times, when the lodge keeper (who leads the ritual) calls out for more.
The ceremony is actually a sequence of ‘rounds’, and there are often three or four rounds for a complete ceremony. At the beginning of each round, a fresh set of hot stones is brought in to join the stones already in the pit in the centre of the lodge. At the start of each round, the leader pours water on the stones, and utters his prayer. Then each person utters their prayer, again pouring water on the hot stones. The respect and ancient dignity is awesome. Each person in turn, has the opportunity to make a prayer, and it is made clear at the beginning of the ceremony that prayers must always be in the first person, and they must be made from the heart. Sometimes people feel heartfelt, but they cannot think what to say. In this case they just pout water soulfully. Great Spirit knows what is in their heart.
As I said, after each prayer has been uttered, the lodge keeper or the person making the prayer pours water on the hot stones. This produces clouds of steam in the darkness, and the other participants voice their assent, with the word: ‘Yo!’
By the end of each round, there is a heat build-up. It is this that produces the spiritual transformation. Typical comments afterwards were that, in answer to their prayer to Great Spirit, ‘things had really moved’ for participants on some obstacle or issue in their life. Resolution is gained on some concern, maybe movement is gained in the handling of some tragedy. The person arises from the lodge in some way purified, clarified, empowered and given direction.
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My interpretation of the main meaning of this 25th May eclipse is that with the Nodes of the Moon being on the Vedic Libra – Aries axis, this is mainly going to have an effect of undamming the currently on-going issues of self-assertion balanced with the call to relationship. This is because Saturn is transiting through Vedic Libra (western Scorpio) from 4.8.2012 to 2.11.2014, and Rahu is transiting through Vedic Libra from 15.1.2013 to 13.7.2014. They are both malefics, and together they have been bringing pressure into our personal lives, especially in our love life.
The Eclipse of 25th May will further undam tensions in your life around these ongoing relationship issues. If you’ve been experiencing some deep relationship pressures, especially since January 2013, these should sort out the issues and the stresses in a sort of make or break way, if you have not properly addressed any problematic scripts you bring to relationship. The ideal is to shed your old dysfunctional scripts around relationship issues, like the serpent sheds its skin.
AND when Jupiter enters Vedic Gemini on May 31st, forming a beneficial aspect to Saturn and Rahu, you will get further help from June 2013 until June 2014, with Jupiter bringing you auspicious greatness and wisdom into the relationship area of your life. You can expect some wisdom and intelligence.
You will have the happiest relationship if you share a spiritual tradition with your partner, but if you are just “out for yourself” the big lesson you will learn has to do with selfishness and sharing.
The Full Moon of May 25th is in a square aspect to Neptune at 5 Pisces. The risk therefore is that you will wallow in confusion and get nowhere, but of course, Neptune in Pisces is visionary, so the great achievement would be to compassionately work for visualised shared purpose with your partner. Belief and trust and surrender is the call. Letting go is called for.
Western Scorpios will have a big effect from this eclipse, and will feel it coming before-hand. This is because western Scorpio (and the end of western Libra) is Vedic Libra, and so the pressure to sort out any shadow areas in your relationship is pervasive and potentially explosive: so be compassionate and don’t get into drama. Heal the energies in a spiritual way. Work lovingly with your partner.
The eclipse is on the 2nd House- 8th House axis for western Scorpios, so it will be good for undamming issues of value in your life, and good for your wealth and finances, but especially good for shared monies, inheritances and joint work incomes.
People with Sun in Sagittarius where the eclipsed Moon is, should beware being abrasive or dogmatic.
Mars is strong and people with Sun in western Gemini should be careful, because the eclipse Sun is there too, and they should beware pointless explosions and dramas.
Western Virgos have the eclipse in their 10th house of career, so there will be undamming there for good or ill.
Western Aries could have sudden revolutionary change for good or catastrophically bad, because Uranus is transiting in Aries, and they, like western Capricorns are caught up in the famous transiting Uranus-Pluto square that is full of total revolution, which should be so good for western Capricorns. Though for Capricorns, this eclipse in in their 12th House which should bring unconscious material to the fore to energise and propel them and give them truth about themselves.
On a personal note, I did post Blogs on both of the earlier 2013 eclipses, and you may remember I predicted career success for the Solar Eclipse of 10th May, and then I posted after it saying that was indeed what had happened for me! Well, this eclipse of 25th May is on my Mars, and I already feel a big wave of up-coming Mars energy and am achieving lots!
There now follows some more technical detail for those who would like that, but please do note that you can contact me for a full birth chart astrology reading, or Prediction or Relationship Astrology. And I do teach both western and Vedic Astrology Courses. See my websites: http://www.starwheelastrology.com,http://www.earthstarweb.com and http://www.munaykiempowerment.com.
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Here is some more technical detail:
Lunar Eclipse 25.5.13 at 04.25 hrs at 9 Vedic Scorpio (Western 3 Sagittarius)(Sun opposite Moon)
This is the third eclipse of 2013.
The first eclipse was the lunar eclipse of 25th April at 11.6 Vedic Libra (western 5 Scorpio) (Sun opp Moon).
The second eclipse was the Solar Eclipse of 10.5.13 at 24 Vedic Aries (western 19 Taurus) (Sun conj Moon).
Eclipses’ effects are hard to predict and they are associated at the mundane level with earthquakes and tsunamis. They have the general effect of undamming stagnant or stuck energy for good or ill in the life of the individual. Very generally speaking, eclipse on the Ascendant can be dangerous. Eclipse on a benefic planet can be favourable. Eclipse on a malefic planet can bring ills.
For this upcoming eclipse, using the western astrology signs, the Moon is at 3 Sagittarius, Sun is at 3 Gemini (opposite the Moon), and the Sun is together with three planets: Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. The western and Vedic charts for this eclipse are below.
However, the Nodes of the Moon which are always part of any Eclipse are just over the border into the next sign. So Rahu, the North Node of the Moon is at 16 Scorpio. And Ketu, the South Node of the Moon is at 16 Taurus conjunct Mars at 25 Taurus.