Behold! Spiritual Illumination Last Eclipse of 2016

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Pisces

Full Harvest/Corn Moon

September 16/17, 2016

By Maharani Rutan©



I had hesitated sharing my experience prior to posting the blog. However, after a 2 hour conversation with my Guru, it seems that sharing is a part of growth and growth is a part of sharing experiences and bigger part of deeper spiritual wisdom. This is probably one of my 5th deepest spiritual enlightenment that I can really recall. …

As I had already began to write this blog around the 8/9 of September I could already feel the energy of this eclipse. I procrastinated posting, I felt uneasy  even though I had already completed it.  My psyche antennas were telling me no every time I tried. Especially, due to the water trine that I carry with me everywhere I go.

Hindu practices demand practicing Brahmins to begin their preparations for the eclipses 5-7 days prior to the actual event.  Principally because of standards and ethics demanded by the culture. The planning involves cleaning their homes thoroughly 5 days prior to the eclipse and sanctifying it with Ganga (holy water) ,lighting diva ,doing meditation daily, and partial fast (eating one meal a day at night).

The cleansing has to be done outside and inside. I began to clean outside by picking up leaves, cleaning windows, sweeping and following with sprinkles of holy water at  each corner of my home. However, each time I sprinkled holy water at the corners and at the entry ways, I felt as though someone was pushing me against  my home almost as if they wanted me to fall or hurt my self. It was such a powerful push that I could barely catch myself. When I looked behind there was no one. This only happened when I sprinkled the holy water.

In the evening it is mandatory to do deep meditation doing our chant meditation. However, every time I was transcending into a peaceful state I would end up in another state of conscientiousness.  I was walking up to a store and something exploded and it forced me to fly backwards. The scene played over and over like an old movie stuck on the same slide.  Always being disturbed during meditation which is suppose to be relaxing.

Sleeping was not much easier either. Every time I had gone into deep sleep once again I was transcending into another place and time. But this time it seemed that there was water and fires everywhere. One part of me was drowning in the water almost if I was drowning in a typhoons and the next scene would bring me to a place where everything was on fire and I was running from it.

Every morning from September 10 through the 14 I woke up at 3:30 unable to sleep. Finally, I decided that I could no longer do my spiritual meditation at night rather at the nearby temple. Thus early morning on the 15th, I went to the temple and sat down for my meditation and images became clear and every time I left to go home something pulled me back inside the temple. It took all the strength I had to get into the car to go home to begin my 2 and ½ hour Pooja which took every ounce of energy I had. With nervous energy I was able to post this per-written.  I hope you understand that this energy is incredibly spiritual and very powerful. 


It has been a memorial year to remember. With grace, some of us had no choice but to stand tall and suffer through many of life’s difficulties, while others were graced with gifts of enlightenment and maturity.

They say that next to January 1, many people believe that September brings the most new beginnings. Many begin their diet regimens, children go back to school, and the fall equinox brings enlightenment and pleasures as the summer heat is drawn out, leaving us with the much needed fresh air of the fall. This could very well be true however, no one said that our emotional world would not be a roller coaster.


The Spring shook up many of us by waking our spiritual senses with the total solar eclipses in Pisces in March (Read about it here) and ending a cycle of eclipses for Libras as they received their marching orders to change or deal with the consequences until the next eclipse in 2025 on March 23 (read about it here). But no doubt, it was a cruel summer with the heat, death, chaos, and retrograde, so many were lost and the universe brought us revelations. A new beginning is now upon us with a new sense of freedom for the next year and a half with a series of Aquarius eclipses which began on August 18, 2016, (read about it here). However, Virgos are done with all the changes and they are ready to walk the walk and talk the talk; they too have been given their marching orders as of September 1, 2016 (Read about it here).

We begin to wonder now what? By the time this blog is posted it will be less than 60 days to the election, and many Americans are so uncertain if they are really keen on any of the candidates; but do we have any other choices? The pain of deaths, destruction, and unwarranted cruelty still seeps through our veins. All we can really ask for is some Divine healing and spiritual hope. As the full harvest moon in the northern hemisphere, and corn moon in the Southern hemisphere, approaches us we can’t help but to wonder if there will be any revolving doors to the mess and chaos.


On September 16/17, 2016 we will have one of most spectacular recurrent historical events. The magnificent pattern will grace the sky with a lunar eclipse in Pisces at 20 degrees, as well as full moon in Pisces depending upon the orb. As both Leslie Hale and I had mentioned in our combined blog, there was a similar eclipse in 1997. However, this will be the only pattern that will repeat and I don’t see another repetition between now and beyond 2040.

The Penumbra Lunar Eclipse will begin to its motion towards the moon around 12:54pm EST in the Indian Ocean and proceeds south passing India. This wonderful event will be observed beautifully by many European, African, and Asian nations, as well as on some eastern boarders of Brazil. The greatest peak of the eclipse will be at 2:54pm EST while the moon will be its fullest at 3:06pm in Pisces. By 4:54pm EST the eclipse is over and those in the Northern and Southern Americas won’t even notice it happened, but it will be felt emotionally.


People with mutable signs (Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius) prominent in their charts will have a tough time sorting out their selves from their passions; failing to recognize that something (or someone) they want may simply represent ego involvement instead of emotional commitment. What we are called upon (or driven) to do may often conflict with what gives us emotional fulfillment; or we chase after our yearnings while we discard or miss the mark to develop our talents and skills.

This will be the conclusion of a cycle, or a substantial transformation, in a course of affairs focusing on home, family, and health. It may be that it will end a relationship, or a partner may become unresponsive. Fixed signs – think back to July and August of 2005, August of 2007 and March of 2014, it is imperative that repeated errors do not occur.


When a lunar eclipse occurs, the earth is transitory between the Sun and the Moon, producing the Full Moon that we are familiar with every month – but in this case, the position is perfect; the occultation of the Moon complete. The force of the Full Moon is great, yet she is absolutely covered for about an hour by the earth’s shadow. The Sun and Moon are occupying contrasting Astrological signs, therefore highlighting the precise opposition characteristic in those signs.

During the period of occultation, the Moon’s encouraging light is momentarily hidden. We may experience a catastrophe of absence; the specific sort of deficiency will be contingent universally upon the astrological sign in which the eclipse occurs, and personally upon the natal astrological house (realm of influence), as well as the major aspects made to natal planets.


This eclipse is predominantly relationship oriented – our relations with others can be cut off, confronted, or unexpectedly repaired as the shock calls one to action. We may profoundly reflect on our feelings and needs within the context of the house, sign, and planetary characteristics affected. To fully increase the value of prospective in the lunar eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon is – we can challenge our fears, old behaviors and reservations, and where the Sun is we may discover the resources to hold or release from all that oppression we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are prospects for deeper understanding, and finding a balance in our lives.

Those that will be affected the most by this eclipse will be those born September 9 through 29, December 9 through 29, March 9 through 29 and June 9 through 29th.


The Pisces Full Moon represents a time of very melodramatic moods and reactions. Self-destructive urges can arise for those under the hold of pessimism and cynicism. For many it becomes more challenging to relish and appreciate the value of life. The control of passionate energy can be advantageous if focused into imaginative activities and self-healing, but often there is a robust craving to just slide into diversion. It is better to indulge in optimistic distractions rather than returning to more damaging or diverting activity. Miserable propensities can definitely take over under this Full Moon.

The influence of this Full Moon can be especially tough or perplexing for those who were born under a Full Moon PHASE, as well as for those of the mutable Sun Signs Virgo, Gemini & Sagittarius.
The Watery Pisces Moon feels everyone’s woes with a kind and sensitive heart. Give to others, share your dreams, and create from your deep imagination. Don’t let your wandering heart get lost!


The Moon in Pisces marks a time of emotional compassion, melancholy, and spirituality. People may become more subtle, kindhearted, and inspired. As creativeness will be heightened, this is a good time to explore musical talents and other artistic accomplishments. Represented by a Pair of Fishes, Pisceans are noble and spiritual, often powerfully intuitive, and they are accessible to the communal unconscious. While the Moon moves through Pisces, people may feel zealous and tender but also delicate, flaccid, and nervous. Dreams and recollections may provide stimulation during this inspiration.

The general tendencies which I am about to elaborate are not Western or Vedic astrology but rather, based upon Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic inferences. References are based on mathematical and philosophical probability using astrological signs as place holders for a characteristic.


For those that have had a Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Chart done, this will map out your next 6 months by placing them in the boxes given. In conjunction of the placement of the Aquarius eclipse on August 18, 2016 (read about it here) and the Virgo Eclipse on September 1, 2016 (read about it here), one can generalize what could most likely occur in your life.

For those interested in the Western Astrological view of how this eclipse will impact you I would suggest you contact my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwater; and as far as a Vedic Astrologer, I am unable to recommend anyone that I am able to trust at this time in the United States.

I will begin my prediction with the signs that will be most impacted by this eclipse – mutable signs, especially Pisces.


Mutable Signs

Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius

Depending upon what inferences you choose to follow, according Vedic Philosophical theories, on August 9, 2016, Jupiter entered Virgo and will remain there for the next 2.5 years. Saturn is still in Scorpio thus creating the itch to make a change into Sagittarius in January. The Virgo eclipse may have given a boost to Sagittarius and Virgos alike. With Mercury going direct in October things will be much calmer.

Special Note to Pisces: You must make a decision to close the doors that are no longer beneficial to you at this time and plant the seeds to do as the next eclipse will force you to make a change.

Pisces: It’s time to break it or make it in areas of all interpersonal relationships. Open enemies and group work will be the trend.

Gemini: Swift decisions and actions may work in your favor; however, confusion may lay in areas of career and authority figures.

Virgo: A new home, project, or plans of the future are on a good pace. Making plans for long term steadiness, focusing on paying off debt, and accumulating assets are the theme.

Sagittarius: Give a face-lift to attitudes regarding relationships to all by virtue. You may change your mind where and whom you will live with.

fixedFixed Signs

Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio

Depending upon what inferences you choose to follow, according Vedic Philosophical theories, the Aquarius eclipse (read about it here) will affect all fixed signs by association. Thus if you have Leo or Aquarius anywhere in your chart, you will be affected by the series of eclipses headed your way in 2017. Saturn is still in Scorpio, so if you are a Scorpio and things are taking you by surprise, relationships are ending or shocking you, and you have Scorpio anywhere in your chart, this is Saturn’s way of saying it is time to say good bye (read about it here).

Aquarius: It’s time to move on and let the strength inspire your personal power. Relationships may change where lovers and friends may seem indifferent.

Taurus: Time to work on work, health, and better communication. Watch jealousy issues.

Leo: Spending lavishly or have unexpected expenses. Kindness must have boundaries.

Scorpio: Launching a project, taking big steps, gaining personal power. Make a budget for yourself for 6 months and you will do well.

cardinalCardinal Sign

Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra

Depending upon what inferences you choose to follow, according Vedic Philosophical theories, Jupiter will enter Virgo (read about it here) however; I will introduce the parallels later in October. Pluto will be going direct on September 29, 2016 in Capricorn so perhaps some pressure will be off and it may make things a little better. But please remember, next year’s Leo eclipse will cause Aries discomfort.

Capricorn: Focus on creative projects, spirituality and volunteer your service. Take everything slower than normal and always have an alternative plan in case something goes wrong.

Aries: Sudden opportunities for the better could arise. You must de-clutter by organizing your home and your life.

Cancer: Physical, environmental, financial, and attitude change. Step up to your professional ladder and shine.

Libra: Good time to fix, repair, renovate or correct issues of work or health. Your deepest issues can only be fixed if you fix them by yourself.


Please note these are general tendencies based upon Vedic Philosophical theories not to be mistaken for Western or Vedic Astrology.

Due to the nature of the eclipse I highly recommend that you clean out the disorder of anything that was not dealt with during the solar eclipse and finish projects which you started. It could be as unimportant as spring-cleaning, clearing out your junk drawer, or consolidating your closet. Even insignificant tasks as cleaning out the junk mail in your in-box and sent folder can help, for every unwanted thing that is removed; there will be room for something new to come to you.


During the Lunar Eclipse we must try to look at life in a changed aspect. You might want to re-write the aspirations like this:” I need help in making what I dream of and power to manifest joy through this process. I need the awareness to love more and the skill to involve in a positive environment. I need realization about my goals.”

I also recommend that during this Moon cycle you purchase a white and purple candle. Carve your name on them and anoint the white candle with sage essential oil and purple candle with rose essential oil Chant in silence Psalm 40 three times.


You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next eclipse cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras realizing the desired result is influenced upon the excellence of intention. When it comes to finding a satisfying relationship, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be.

The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for lunar eclipse is:


‘Om Som Somaya Namah’
Proper pronunciation can be found here

As this moon is most crucial until next February, the mantra has been changed.
The mantra for Pisces is


Om Gan ganapataye Namo Namha
Proper pronunciation can found here
For Indian practitioners I suggest you do Ganesh Pooja
and recite the following Mantra for Gananesh
Vakratunda Mahakaya Pooja lyrics can be found here

This Siddha mantra uses the universal elements that govern each charka: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
The intention of this mantra is the to keep us in balance and from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy.


Lunar Eclipse brings lots of changes; I will be doing 6-month in-depth readings instead of my normal 3-month readings. Remember that we can manifest whatever we want. Let’s look together at what you want to change so the transition to the solar eclipse can be smooth sailing.

Look for my blogs on Jupiter changing signs, Saturn parallels, and many other things to come.

Maharani Rutan©

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