Annular Solar Eclipse
New moon in Virgo
September 1, 2016
The wrath of the summer heat has begun to move away. The droplets of summer sweat have receded from our foreheads and the wait for cooler days is shrinking. As Mother Nature begins to have a little mercy on us, we are ready to move away from being glued to television watching the most daring and agile athletes of the world to jumping into our own arena of contemplation.
It is very difficult for the most intense, analytical, hardworking sign of the zodiac to go through changes as they have in the past year. As complex as it may seem, some of them have been down this road before. For some younger generations, perhaps for Millennials (Echo Boomers) it may be hard for you to remember as you may have been very young. But some Generation X’ers can remember as if it was a razor cut that bled profusely. For Boomers II, it was a stitch without sedation; and for The Baby Boomers it was the knife that cut the heart. The day which I am referring to is September 1, 1997.
“We last experienced a solar eclipse at the same degree on September 1, 1997 and we experienced a lunar eclipse in Pisces at the same degree September 16, 1997. If you are old enough to remember, go back to these dates and think about the significant events on and around this period and you may have a clue as to what these eclipse may bring for you personally.” – Leslie Hale
Here we are 19 years later and one of the most beautiful transformations for Virgos takes place as the last eclipse in the Virgo series. Some call this eclipse “Ring of Fire”, or “Solar Eclipse” however, the technical term is Annular Solar Eclipse. The solar eclipse always occurs on a new moon and the players of the dance, which I call the dance of the sun, moon and the earth, form a perfectly straight light; almost like a country line dancing. However, the Annular Solar Eclipse will allow the bright ring to appear whereas in a total solar eclipse it would cover the moon so that no light appears.
The eclipse begins in phases and always as a partial eclipse. At approximately, 2:13am EST, the eclipse will begin its motion and by 3:17am the full eclipse movement will begin. The eclipse will begin to maximize by 5:02am EST and the moon will go void into a New moon in Virgo at 5:03am at 9 degrees in Virgo, just like in 1997. As the eclipse continues to move, the full eclipse shadow will be at 6:57am and by 8:00am EST it is over.
Even though this is a beautiful spiritual event for Virgo, unfortunately the North America’s, and South America’s, will not be a part of this glorified event in the cosmos. No one will really see the full eclipse, but portions of this eclipse will be seen in some parts of Australia, South Asia, and the beautiful Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
However, not being able to see this eclipse may actually be a blessing as it is told in the Ancient Indian Scriptures that looking at the eclipse brings bad luck. I am sure Virgos agree when I say that they have had enough. But this is it for Virgo eclipses. Though the universe will come to check on Virgos progress in 2025, and Virgos could have minor bumps and bruises, there won’t be much they cannot handle.
“Eclipse are like wildcards and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem good or bad, depending on what aspects in your personal chart and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart/life. And eclipse often brings news pertaining to life’s biggest events the energy of an eclipse can go for months and some cases years.” –Leslie Hale
Furthermore, not even Saturn will not affect Virgo’s as it left them in 2010/11, and they have transformed. Neptune likes it where it is and will stay there for a while so Virgos do not need to be dreamers as they make dreams a reality naturally. Mars in Virgo will be a good placement with the eclipse around the end of September. Of course, Mars never sticks around for too long. As far as Pluto, planet of transformation, and Uranus, they will both remain where they are and never go into Virgo. But we all know there is one planet that loves to annoy Virgos; that is Mercury, well one can never get rid of him. Additionally, I will elaborate more on the gifts that the universe still has to give to Virgos a little later.
Since this eclipse is the final eclipse for Virgo’s, it is imperative to understand what the universe had in mind when lessons kept repeating at 10 years, 19 years and again at 9 years from now. Maybe there are no similarities, but there seems to be some evidence that there are.
A few days before the eclipse in 1997, one of the most beautiful people, Princess Diana Spencer, died in an automobile accident in France. Microsoft became the most valuable company in the world, and Athens is chosen for the next Olympics games. Many are killed in the massacre in Algeria and scientists discover two diseases which migrated from an older disease, where there had been a vaccination. Lastly, Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in Guam killing 228, and Indonesia air with 235 dead. But discovery of landing the first craft on Mars.
“With an eclipse we have both endings and beginnings. A solar eclipse is more like a new beginning, and it is always a new moon. A lunar eclipse can bring more news of endings and its associated with full moon.”– Leslie Hale
Moving forward to 2007, the Phoenix spacecraft lands on the Martian North Pole. Multiple suicide bombings kill over 600 people in Iraq, and Marion Jones surrenders Olympic medals after admitting to doping. An earthquake in Peru kills over 500 people and lastly Flight 269 from one to go airlines kills 89 people at the Phuket airport.
Collectively, we can presume some things that are similar to both eras and perhaps the universe is really being tolerant when teaching us to play nice, be careful, kind, giving, and explore. The eclipse on September 1, 2016 occurs in Virgo and will, for the most part, affect people with mutable signs (Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius). Under this energy everyone is so disordered or at odds about their own issues that they pay little attention to what they are saying, or trying say. People with mutable signs noticeable in their charts will have a tough time splitting the self from their feelings and not understanding that someone they want is simply is to fill the void instead of an emotional attachment or real commitment.
It is said in the ancient scriptures that those who view the eclipse will have it affect the person’s life negatively. Thus, not to take any risk for their people, many people began fasting 12 to 14 hours prior to the eclipse until the eclipse had totally past the solar system and during the eclipse they recite the Surya mantra. Many temples will close that day and spiritual baths are considered auspicious to wash away all the sins that are castes upon the evils of the eclipse and the sins of the year.
“Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life or into your life”–Leslie Hale
The intensity of the eclipse really depends upon the planets and houses it touches in your Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Chart. Sometimes astrological or Vedic charts also affect the intensity as well. Eclipses are about changes. They are a breakthrough of the most important level, from a birth to a purchase of a home. It could be a loss or it could be a gain. Whichever the case, the universe wants progression forward; there is no doubt about it. Yet it may also seem that some of the themes are not directly related to an individual. Sometimes the impact is related to a family member, but at the end of the day there will be a correlation.
The solar eclipse, joined with the new moon, is about new beginnings and often brings shockingly positive news. Though for some it may not happen instantly, over time it will be very noticeable. Solar energy usually signifies male energy or Mars, and Lunar energy signifies the moon and we call it Venus energy. Therefore, the center focus may be related to a masculine energy in a person’s life.
Remember, a solar eclipse opens our eyes to things we have not seen before and a lunar eclipse makes a grand finale. Therefore, this eclipse could very well bring break ups where the masculine energy would walk away, or someone of authority leaves your company, or a friend, possibly a male, may just leave your life. Perhaps you will suspect something but it won’t be so clear yet.
With Mercury retrograde in Virgo, this will definitely impact Virgos and all Earth signs. Thus if you are involved with one ladies, it does not matter whether they are Earth signs or not, practice active listening. Especially with Saturn in the mix, last words will only cut like a knife and I have always said we can’t take back words. Therefore, things that happen 10 to 11 days before the eclipse are usually unexpected things we will always remember, or should.
For those who are born 5 to 10 days before, on, or after the eclipse, the energy of this eclipse is asking you for the next one year what you did in 1997, 2007 and now whether there are similarities and asks if you could or would have done anything different, and how. Additionally, what are you going to do to change this? This is because it is apparent that your method may not be working; if it is working then you have no reason to worry. The cosmos will be back in 2025 to see how humble and “Virgoish” you have become; or have you gone the other way? Usually, the solar eclipse brings true blessings and many could feel it days before.
Solar dynamism is exterior, patriarchal, shielding, and vigorous – being echoed and articulated from within our life force. This eclipse is predominantly objective and preoccupied with persistence – our principles and tenacity can be heightened and exaggerated. Profoundly reflect our influences in the world, and the full countenance of our civilization. This 6-month period is a time to center on community ties, make contacts, educating and fostering closeness to siblings and friends. This particular Eclipse chart places an enormous terrestrial highlight in one area of the Zodiac. Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius are vastly accentuated, and we need to watch against out-of-control chauvinism, misinterpretations, and over-sensitivity about limitations. Tiny specifics can over-run long-term aims.
The moon in Virgo brings mindfulness about all the little specifics and how we can aid and attend to others. Relish nourishing foods, pure accomplishments, and a spotless atmosphere. This is a time to be real and not live in an illusion; arranging every emotion rationally, always improving and humanizing every reply without offending anyone. Motivated for transparency and healthfulness, realism and hard work is the motto for Virgo energy. Virgos have great morals and spiritual gifts, and will help anyone in need. Nurturing others by analyzing their faults and helping to find solutions for them; look to a motherly figure as a model of pureness, principles, hard work and soberness.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, as is Gemini. While the Moon is in Virgo, it is also a good time for academic pursuits, and those needing serious specifics rather than pioneering creativeness. This is a good time for taking care of any matter that necessitates thorough attention. People may become shy and retreating with Moon passing through Virgo and will tend to be sharp, fussy, and even critical at times. These influences lead to a concern about food and health, for Virgo rules the guts and influence of absorption. Many people may feel the urge to clean up their homes at this time that is a good way to channel Virgo energy.
Solar eclipse is always like a pat on the shoulder from the universe when you have made positive changes in your life, kind of like a reward. Now, the universe will give to Earth signs and all those that have some earth in their chart especially Virgos, signs and directions to plan, plant, and start something new which will carry them into the positive future which could last into 2025. These seeds will begin to bloom within 90 days, 120 days, 1 year, and so on. To make it perfect there will be times of minor adjustments but there will be plenty of time to adjust. The Solar eclipse will again pat you for whatever you began in June, March, January of 2016 and the changes you made and adjusted to in 2015. Questioning were you a good team player? Or did you display feelings of insecurities, resentment, keenness, intimidation, revenge, gossip, or anything that was non-scrupulous? If so, then that will also be taken into consideration.
Virgos do not like people speaking ill of them and are very particular about how people view them. However, there is an old saying, two wrongs do not make a right. It is time to think of new ways to act, view life, solve issues, even the way you look. Breaking the shackles is the first step, breaking the negative thinking is the next, and living in a negative thought pattern is another. Earth signs including Virgos must stay away from words such as me, you, and I. Expanding their vocabulary to we, our, and us.
Even though this is a Virgo eclipse the energy will impact all of us in some way. It will give us all a chance to be critical of ourselves and how people view us. There is no reason to be loud, disrespectful, or even speaking negative about people in public or otherwise; as this is not what Virgo would want in their lives.
Although we would all love to live in a perfect world, Virgo’s are real and they realize this cannot be possible, however, the energy Virgos embrace is, “I know I cannot do this alone, what can we do together to make it happen?” For all the tribulations and trials that they have endured, just as any other person, Virgos do worry therefore, philosophical prospective of Vedic foresight will continue to bless Virgos until middle of 2018. However, the view point is Vedic and not to be mistaken as a Western prospective as a different outcome.
The predetermined forecasts which are listed below are based upon Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic theories. It is not Tropical, Sidereal, or Chinese. It is a theoretical prospective that no one human being is exactly alike nor one star is fixed. As the sun, moon, and earth belong to the galaxy, so do others.
If you are looking for a Tropical (Western) prospective as to how this eclipse is going to affect you; I would suggest you contact my preferred western astrologers, Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwaters or list of others which I highly recommend and have handpicked. As far as the Sidereal (Vedic) prospective there is one affiliation which I trust and it could take up to 4-5 weeks to get your life Kundi (forecast) back. It is also not recommended for everyone please email me for further information.
This eclipse, for many, is a 6-month progression for some but for others it can be 1 year, depending upon the placement of Virgo and Earth in your Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Chart. I recommend combining the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius which we had on August 18, 2016 as well as Mercury retrograde to get a better view of how things could possibly look for you.
To begin forecasting I will be highlighting those elements (astrological signs) that will be most affected by the eclipse. Please remember the signs in the VPA are placeholders, unique in the galaxy with different characteristics.
Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus
Earth signs, remember what I am about to detail here is again based upon a different kind of prospective and depending upon which path you would like to follow, the future can result in a different prospective.
Most of the influences which I had predetermined in my blog from the lunar eclipse remain the same except that a little time has moved the prospective a little closer (read about it here). I will not be expanding it again here. Additionally, the predictions may be brief as they will be expanded in future blogs.
Virgo: There will be a lot of moral support coming from business and romantic partners. It will also be a good time to think about future commitments and building future bonds.
Capricorn: Travel and communication will be the theme for this eclipse and perhaps by exploration there will come new prospective.
Taurus: Financial gains are again knocking at your door. It is time to join organizations or large groups to make new friends which could lead to networking and prosperity in areas of work and career.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Positive influences: Eclipse in Aquarius
Negative influences: Mercury, Eclipse in Aquarius
Air Signs, remember what I am about to detail here is again is based upon a different kind of prospective and depending upon which path you would like to follow, the future can result in a different prospective.
Gemini: Possible new project or new work. Those that are writers or work in creative fields may be doubly rewarded as they may get the recognition they wanted or deserved.
Libra: Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Too much of a good thing is never good. Watch the spending and envy.
Aquarius: It’s a time of introspection and transformation. With this comes the behavior and attitude change.
Sagittarius, Leo, Aries
Positive influences: Saturn
Negative influences: Saturn, Uranus, Mercury, Eclipse in Aquarius
Fire Signs, remember what I am about to detail here is again is based upon a different kind of prospective and depending upon which path you would like to follow, the future can result in a different prospective.
Sagittarius: Re-organizing, purchasing for, or beautifying your environment, as well as finding a reliable vehicle, or trading in the old for a new.
Leo: Diving into spirituality, learning, introspection, and settling old debts will be the theme.
Aries: Traveling abroad or short trips are likely, however, so are empty pockets. Money issues and health issues may cause problems in moving forward.
Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Positive influences: Saturn, Neptune
Negative influences: Saturn, Neptune, Chiron
Water Signs, remember what I am about to detail here is again is based upon a different kind of prospective and depending upon which path you would like to follow, the future can result in a different prospective.
Pisces: Transforming emotions and heightened creativity.
Cancer: Traveling, spirituality, guarding your character and advancing your education will be the theme.
Scorpio: Going back to school or learning something new, possibilities exist for child birth or positive news regarding children.
The moon in Virgo is truthful, duteous, hygienic, complicated, and accommodating. It is my suggestion that you purchase a Green candle and carve your name through to the wick.
As this is the last eclipse in Virgo until 2025, it is my suggestion to anoint the candle with Peppermint oil and Sandalwood oil and chant the psalms 5 and 37. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the eclipse.
Remember that with all meanings of psalms and mantras, accomplishing the anticipated result is dependent on upon the value of the goal. When it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. Prayers should never consist of requesting desires rather, needs which are never a person but mundane things which assist in survival (basic needs). In the long run the universe will fulfill your desires as long as your needs are pure.
The mantra for the Solar Eclipse is:
(om sur ya aa na ma ha)
Here is the actual pronunciation can be found below:
Copy and paste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wlYyrWyXiA
Jupiter Blessings for Earth and Air Signs:
Om Guru Namaha
( Om Guru Namaha)
If you want to just listen close your eyes just listen
Copy and paste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQYgiDBwacM
The ruling planet for the last eclipse in Virgo is Lord Shiva:
Om Namaha Shivaya
(Om nama ha Shiv a ya)
If you cant pronounce (this also just listen)
Copy and paste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txLw5izh5ns
These are broad predispositions; every person, feeling, reaction, and action is unique to that individual. Therefore, this is not to be taken as a precise science or belief, only as material and consciousness of action and reaction to certain energy.
Vedic readings are quite distinctive. Not western astrology or Vedic astrology, they are an inimitable system which integrates astrology and inclination to bring the most exclusive potential of shifting actions and reactions. These actions and reactions bring spirituality and humility in areas of prospecting for new things, as well as seeing meditative factors in order to abolish, or at least walk around, negativity.
Starting September 1 through September 9, 2016 I will be expanding my normal 90 day reading to 6-month self-reading by appointment. I highly encourage the spiritual ritual of baths and disposal of prior notes in a very spiritual manner.
Wishing you the best this eclipse has to offer and all the joy that it brings with it.