Heaven’s door has opened. In reverse: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Total Solar Eclipse

New Moon in Leo

Black Moon

August 21, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

The gates of the past and present are now open as our energy enters the door into the abyss, but all that we can see is darkness. Wherever there was once sunlight is now darkness. Nevertheless, the energy is so powerful and yet so sublime that it brings chills and subtle calmness in the air. The sky will be in total darkness over 15 to 16 states in the U.S. and the black moon, and the total solar eclipse, will bring spectators from all regions.

On August 21, 2017, similar to August 22, 1998, the total solar eclipse will begin its motion where the sun and the moon will be in be aligned so that the moon will cover the sun for a few minutes. The brilliance will begin at 12:05 EST and 9:05am PST. The first U.S. State to be able to view this will be Oregon. As the eclipse moves east, the greater the totally; taking a maximum of 90 minutes for the journey across the country. By the time the eclipse reaches the Southeast near South Carolina, the moon will begin to turn totally black moving into 28 degrees in Leo by 2:31 EST and 11:30am PST. By this time the maximum eclipse will occur; the total eclipse will begin and end near the Carolina’s at 2:48pm.


Unlike other writings, blogs, and articles, I will not go into details of how total solar eclipses are formed. Nor will I elaborate on how full moons are formed; however, I feel compelled to focus more on the timing of the eclipse and as well as the moon placement, as this will impact the transformational journey into the changes that are about occur for all visible cities as you will read later in this blog.

It is imperative that we all understand the VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theory) prospective on the importance of this eclipse and how it will impact the characters of each and every person and their environment. I am certain there are plenty of articles of how marvelous and how dramatic this eclipse is in Western and Vedic Astrology, NASA sites, and other sites throughout the web. Therefore, the information which I bring to you will be more of a mundane philosophical prospective of historical phenomenon in the past and present, and how we will re-create the future as I had stated in my predictive blog in December 2016.


All eyes from those in the United States and many others have long waited for this event; some call it the Great Eclipse of the Century. This may be due to the pure perfection of the Total Solar Eclipse which hasn’t occurred in almost 30+ years in the North America, and the fact that the entire eclipse will be visible. But Mother Nature and the Divine are not done dancing with us as they bring to us the second spectacular event – a Black Moon.

A black moon occurs when there are two new moons in one calendar month. If you recall on July 21, 2017 I wrote in my blog, welcome the first Leo new moon and the second is yet to come (read about it here). Another black moon will not occur until next year.


One by one each astrological characteristic will be going through a metamorphosis which will be so profound that by the time the next eclipse in spring of 2018 arrives we will not be the same people. Aquarius will end their eclipse cycle in February, Leo in August. And here we go again, Capricorn/Cancer series will begin as it did in 2009. In one month, Virgo will give the torch of Jupiter to Libra, and in two months Scorpio will break each and every shackle of Saturn, destroy it, put it back together, and give it to Sagittarius for their lessons in karma.

Just as the Lunar Eclipse on August 7/8, 2017 is a recreation of past events, strangely, this eclipse is itself unique. The total solar eclipse is at 28 degrees in Leo on the 21st of August and is exactly the same degree as it was in 1998. Basically, this means that it will touch on events of 1998. Additionally, it also touches on events from August, 2009. However, the universe is not done with Leo at this degree as the questioning will remain open for discussion until 2028.


Ancient Vedic text, as well as VPAT, has always considered that any areas where the eclipse can be visible are the areas which will be impacted the most. Therefore, not only is the eclipse individually based, but it is also country and regional based. For example, during the Lunar Eclipse, I have predicted that there would be plenty of water issues, i.e. rain, flooding, snow, tornadoes, and other things that involve water in the United States or the northern regions for the next six months.

Since the Lunar eclipse can only be viewed by Europe and certain parts of Asia, my predictions are that it would not be surprising to me if there is news about new illnesses, shortages in food due to crop damage, or there even could be issues of wind and strange weather patterns. I additionally stated in my blog, of the lunar eclipse in Leo in the spring, “Eclipse in a fire sign usually brings forth, to those countries where the eclipses are visible, things such as dissatisfaction of its people about the ruler, people becoming ill due to infections or unknown or incurable diseases, even death of an important person to that country. However, this is an axis taking into account two polarities” (Read more here), and at that time the eclipse could be seen in Asia and America.


The Total Solar eclipse will be seen by almost all of the United States and the same theory applies. Every eclipse is a 6 to12-month transit; sometimes lasting as long as 18 months. This is especially true when eclipses are in fixed sign (Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and Aquarius) as they are at their strongest; therefore, expect the impact of this eclipse’s effects to last even longer. The conflict with the east and west may continue for some time. Issues of security and family may be issues of talks and revisions for some time as well.

During the Solar Eclipse, I believe that it may be either a warm winter, or extremely cold, but one thing is certain, we need to be careful with fruits and vegetables as harvests may be affected by weather or pests. Additionally, Leo represents leaders which means there may be lots of activity within the military, and morals of the people may not be high. There also could be ongoing issues of leadership in America i.e. wrongdoings or secrets becoming uncovered.


Nevertheless, the new black moon like is no other, not only will it be all void but it will almost turn a hazy black at 2:20 EST , 11:20 PST while moving into 28 degrees in Leo. The eclipse and new moon will affect all late born Leos and fire signs, including ascendant or any one with Leo in their chart. This does not exclude fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) by domain. Once again, please remember this is based on VPAT which has no relation to Astrology besides the characteristics of certain elements.

In the Vedic culture, any kind of eclipse has been known to be an omen, and in many other cultures as well. Many theorists as well as astrologers believe negatives do occur in the eclipse times. However, few VPAT teachers and learners feel that eclipse is a time of change and embrace. With every negative comes a positive. Surely, eclipse brings difficulties for humanity as humans cannot handle change quickly; therefore, spirituality and reality must merge to give humanity equilibrium.


What does this mean for people on a personal front? One thing is certain, whether you have Leo in your chart or not, almost every one of us has a fire sign (Leo, Aries, Sagittarius) or fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius) somewhere in our chart, therefore whether by domain or by association this eclipse will affect each and every one of us. Leo is a sign of family and leadership. Since Mercury is retrograding in Leo and moving into Virgo this will cause communication issues, whereas what we want to say is not what is coming out (read more here).

Our emotions impact what we say and how we say it, thus they also influence the person receiving the message. According to VPAT calculation, Mars, the ruler of men, or as VPAT sees those of leadership and authority, is currently in the placement of Cancer. This could cause many leaders to take things out of context, being overly melodramatic or defensive, and could even have shortage of self-control and ethical reliability. Additionally, Venus is also in Cancer therefore, when the stronger of the two elements is fragile, subtle dialogues, movements, and patience is often enabled. Therefore, every relationship whether family, co-worker, or friendship could become very melodramatic for a month, possibly becoming volatile, and as we gradually moving away from Cancer energy it will magnify the characteristic of the energy it is in.


Many people will be infatuated with doing things their way just to fulfill their self-satisfaction even if it hurts others, and thins will be all about winning and overcoming others. Appearing almost as if it is a game of who is going to come out the best, the reality is that there is no challenge. This will be a completion of a phase or a momentous modification in course of matters concentrating on home, family, and health. It may be that a relationship ends or there is a completely new beginning.

Whether a new beginning or an end, Saturn, a planet of past life karma and teacher of difficult lessons, was in Sagittarius for a little, while according to VPAT. As of August 21, 2017, it moves back into Scorpio for their final lesson; making sure Scorpio has learned all they need to learn so that they don’t repeat the same mistakes again. Scorpio and all those that have any houses in Scorpio, including their domains i.e Fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius), will be affected until October 28, 2017. So, if you see some people being a bit quiet, leave them alone and be kind to them. Many people who have Scorpio in their chart and being questioned by the universal energies about their past actions are frightened. They will be feeling the taskmaster more so than ever before. Read about the 7-year transit (this is only the 5th year so far) as the last two years are graduate school. While releasing Saturn and this eclipse is knocking on our door, suspicion, worrying, and emotional or over-reactive communication will be a possibility from now until end of October or possibly the beginning of November.


This eclipse is predominantly objective and persistently concerned with the need to control any tendency of misery and depression, or agonize or manifest our own fatalities. Do not act on compulsion or it may blow up in your face and do not offer money to anyone. It’s time to intensely reflect on influences in the world, and the full manifestation of humanity. This 6 to 18-month period is a time to concentrate on public/societies, making contacts, teaching/instructing, and fostering compassion to siblings and friends.

This specific eclipse places a colossal universal prominence in one area of the Zodiac. We may deeply consider our feelings and needs within the context of the house, sign, and planetary aspects affected. To fully appreciate the potential the eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon sits, we can provoke our demons, old behaviors and doubts, and where the Sun is we may find the means to hold or discharge 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.


It is often noted that things which happen, good or bad, focusing around the eclipse do not happen on the day of the eclipse, but could reasonably happen months later as triggers of other events or planetary changes interacting with changes.

The Moon in Leo symbolizes a time of desires and charm. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates an inspiration of cordiality, passion, and pleasure. There may be an aura of creativity, dignity, and generosity. It is a good time to pursue romance, be social, and to help others. Like the Lion that symbolizes Leo, many maybe self-confident, craving extreme gratefulness and acknowledgment.


The Leo energy can sometimes cause people to be more narrow-minded, obstinate, full of pride, annoyed, arrogant, self-centered, and patronizing. It’s also harder (but not impossible) to make fluctuations or be supple. It has not been easy for Leo’s and fixed signs for the past 2.5 to 3 years as Rahu has been causing problems. Rahu is a planet that causes calamities, catastrophes, and unexpected or unforeseen events in one’s life. Now it is entering Cancer. This does not mean it will be bad; it can be good as well. Personally, my son who is a Leo has had many good aspects of Rahu. This is because he chose the path of being honest and took the spiritual path during the last two years; therefore, unexpected resources, scholarships, and other things came to him unexpectedly. Whereas, I know some Leo’s that have experienced the reverse because of the choices they have made.

Leo’s cherish family, especially their mothers as they are majestic, studied, or significant people in their lives. Often people with Leo in their chart look for individuality, friendliness, and power in that relationship. Even with the beautiful energy it may be a bit problematic to stay consistent without pulling your hair out at least once or twice between now and the first two weeks in September, as the mixture of 5 planets, including Mangal (Mars), Rahu, Buddha (Mercury), Surya (Sun), and Chandra (Moon) are within few degrees of Ketu. Then it will join forces at Ketu. This means that all fixed signs (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio) and Cardinal signs (Cancer, Aries, Libra and Capricorn) will be affected and their domains; all fire signs (Sagittarius included), air (Gemini), and water (Pisces). This covers nearly everyone.


As I elaborated earlier, VPAT considers every eclipse not good or bad, but just as change. What I am about to bring to you is not astrology or numerology. It is not premised on Western ideological astrological or Vedic astrological premises, rather a VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theory) based upon mathematical prediction. Astrological signs are mere place holders of characters of within a group of inferences.

If you are interested in speaking to a western astrologer you may reach out to Lee Stillwaters, Leslie Hale, or Xtrology for your Tropical or Mixture astrology for the remainder of this year or next. For Vedic or Sidereal Astrology please get in touch with me and I can recommend websites or other connections which can assist you. However, I do not have phone connections, only those that you may mail your information and wait for predictions to be mailed back to you.


My predictions below will begin with the characteristics of placeholders that will be most impacted by the solar eclipse. Please note these predictions must be combined with the lunar eclipse earlier this month to get an overall picture of what you can expect for the next 6 months to a year.

Fixed Signs

Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus

Leo’s, this is not your last eclipse. As matter a fact your transformation began on February 10, 2017 (read about it here) and will continue until January, 2019. But at least Rahu is out of the picture. On the other hand, when Saturn leaves Scorpio, this is something Scorpio will be thankful for (read more about it here) and moves in to Sagittarius for long haul (read more here), there will be be many changes you may have to get used to. Aquarius, you and Leo’s are holding hands through these transits. Although you prematurely began your transit in 2016 (read about it here), your difficult transformation are over next summer. On the positive side, when Virgo hands the torch of Jupiter to Libra, by domain you may feel some added bonus. Taurus, you will be happy to know that besides minor planets, I don’t really foresee too much going on for a little while so sit back and enjoy this time out.

Leo: The next couple of years are a part of your transformation. You have had 2 years of building a foundation when Jupiter was in your sign. Now difficult transformations make you strong. Anxieties, fear, restless feelings, and physical, mental and emotional tension. This may all have to do with Rahu finally leaving and now you are ready to change your physical and personality aspects. This can be a difficult change as approval, self-initiative, and motivation may be needed. Additionally, when Saturn is touching family issues it is not helping, even though you may be doing ok with your finances or soon will get a good occupation or a job, it seems that many debts may have to be paid up by the end of the year.

Aquarius: This journey may be difficult but it is indeed spiritual. Partnership and commitments are important to you, however, you will be considering and reconsidering your relationships of all kinds. If you are in a solid, cordial relationship, then you will be playing a psychologist to your spouse or partner. If your relationship is lacking in something, or you are holding on for some reason, I would not be surprised if there are chances of quarrels between you and your spouse or partner. At the same time, there may be possible misunderstandings with those in business relationships with you. However, whether you are a man or a woman, there will be constant conflicts with women in general.

Scorpio: Through the Saturn transit one of the negative concepts will be your health. If you do not watch it, I would not be surprised if you get ill. But if you take care of yourself then the fruits of your labor will bloom like no other. New income, business, or career will give a sense of pleasure and peace. This is the time the universe will give you motivation and you will finally be recognized for your hard work. I would also not be surprised if you brush shoulders with prominent people.

Taurus: You can now breathe easy. Jupiter has blessed you. The only thing that could jeopardize anything would be Pluto, but it would be at a distance. Because of many things ending and transits completing, so are many things leaving your life. This means there may be empty nests, you may have moved away from your family or friends, or just experiencing a bit of emptiness. On one hand you’re happy that it is finally finished, however, on the other hand you may feel discontented with your life and there may be difficulties with family members, especially motherly figures, either through communication or health, but there will definitely be deep soul searching about your life.

Fire Signs

Sagittarius,  Aries and Leo (listed above)

Sagittarius, though many will say that Saturn has moved on, according to VPAT as of October 28, 2017, your journey has just begun (read about it here). Please note that Saturn does not have to be bad as Saturn’s journey can be a beautiful gift of wonderful delight. Both you and your brother Aries should be quite happy that Rahu has moved away from you but Saturn and the eclipse will impact on your both. Uranus continues to be placed in Aries so you may continue to feel the unexpected for some time but remember, it’s all in how you handle things.

Sagittarius: Some may call you workaholics when you don’t have company around. But often this is not good when it affects your health. Minor frustrations may arise and if you decide to take a long-distance trip, give yourself plenty of time as glitches and fatigue may occur. It may also be difficult for you to be recognized and you could have some unrest. This is because you are learning a lot about who you are and the world you live in; you may dive into different cultures, norms, and philosophies. But watch out for that crazy M&M (Mercury Man) at the end of the year, he is coming to bite you.

Aries: So many unexpected things have occurred in your life; actually, this has been going on for about 7 years and I believe many of you may be saying “enough already”. The time is almost here I promise you. Saturn, Uranus, and the eclipse bring many changes for you, but nothing you cannot handle. If you recall, something big happened in February of this year – something ended. This time, that same thing is opening; it may have to do with a commitment, children, home, spouse, or other relationship. Or it could be heavy responsibilities. Now you really need to watch yourself and how you carry yourself as there is a high probability of verbal abuse, disrespect, and difference of opinions with family members, including partners and children. Health concerns, confusion, lack of focus, misinterpretation, and bad investments can occur. I would really suggest not taking anything personally at this time and it’s best to say nothing.

Cardinal Signs

Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries (See above)

Cardinal signs will move through mixed emotions for the next 6 months. However, Cancers will be going through a very deep transformation of Rahu as they dive deeply into Rahu transit for the next 2 years. As things happen unexpectedly for them, they occur to basically prepare them for their eclipse cycle in 2018. I spoke lightly about this transit in my lunar eclipse blog (read more about it here). Libra should be happy as they will be handed the torch of abundance from Virgo who has been holding on to it for the past 1.5 years. But they need to be careful as Jupiter can cause weight gain and an inflated ego. Unfortunately, things may seem dark for some time for Capricorn and the ongoing soul search of death and rebirth will continue for them at least until 2025. Perhaps other positive aspects will assist them with getting out of gloominess. Aries, you too have a long journey of transformation which has been described above.

Cancer: You have grown so much, however, now you are slowly approaching what I call a hibernation mode. Rahu may cause some ruckus in your life. Again, this does not have to be bad, but it can be; when you are not paying attention, accidents can happen. There may be unnecessary arguments with your family or partner/spouse. As you know, when that happens it affects your health. But this is because your temper is getting the best of you and your lips are talking way too much which will get you in deep trouble. Instead, you should be taking this energy, looking at your budget, and looking at ways of earning more money.

Libra: Things should not have been too bad for you for the past 6 months besides minor glitches. As the old saying goes, to pave the road, one has to break the old. Little by little you have done just that. Now you will be looking at your hopes, wishes, friends, love, luck, and future. But most of all, mighty Jupiter is dangling the carrot of resourceful advances, public respect, and accomplishment. Your heart will be blessed with the pitter- patter of delight in get-together with friends, family, and other events.

Capricorn: Most certainly, deep thinking has been there for you. Hence the universe will not let you be sad forever without a transformation of your own. Think back to 2009, it’s time to fix it. If you have done well, or if you can take the change, well you can be happy. However, this is one of those deep transformations; naturally it is about your individual transformation on a higher plane. With our power and control, who are you will be the question. If you worry too much it will affect your well-being, including your finances and self-esteem. Only you can choose your path.

Mutable Signs

Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius (See above)

Pisces: About the only thing that may disturb you is Neptune and Mercury retrograde. But that is not really bad. Mercury may slow you down and Neptune puts you in a dream world which won’t clear up any time soon, so enjoy the ride. The problem with this eclipse will be a double-edged sword. You do like to work hard and make lots of money. But if you do not take care of yourself and continue to do things for yourself while continuing to be at service to others, then you may not feel well at all. This could cause you life-threatening difficulties. However, diligence will give you dominance over many situations and you will have virtuous outcomes with victory and gratification. Thus, you must choose your health or your success. Choose between balance, or an all-or-nothing approach.

Gemini: Every three to four months you are like the Linda Blair project with M&M by your side. But you always seem to find a way out. Now the universe is blessing you finally, and telling you to get ready to learn. Hence the learning won’t be difficult but it will be different. The way you are communicating and acting towards others is just not working, it’s time to change. You will be given positive increases and advancements if you are mindful in how you interact with everyone. Additionally, how mindful you are about your rational processes and philosophies you share will be important. Through collective involvement your individual power will escalate. You will also be able to get assistance from people you never thought you could and you will travel.

Virgo: You now have less than a month to plant your seed. You may have gained some weight through Jupiter and now you may be considering weight loss or some sort of a health regime. Stress and uneasiness may cause many Virgos to take time away from their partners/spouses or family for meditation, spirituality, weight-loss, or retreats. Mindfulness is necessary in regards to resources and money. Too much stress and an inability to pay attention with wandering minds could cause minor accidents which could lead Virgos to think about death/rebirth. It could also be that they hear about the death of someone which could cause them to think about their life and how they must begin the laying down of arms and give themselves to their higher power. But most of all, practice selflessness to bring peace of mind.


The information above is VPAT trends not to be mistaken for astrology. For Western astrology charts and predictions please make an appointment with one of my recommended advisers Lee Stillwaters, Leslie Hale or Xtrology.

Numerous articles have horrified me as there have been immeasurable statements of chaos, war etc. Eclipses often carry progresses in one’s life or support personal accounts to make advances toward steadiness. It is a time for growth, out of breath truth, securing evidence of the spiritual world, and getting practical facts from people. Exhale, the meaning of sustainability and permanency will be present. If what you do for a living was done with all your effort, then heaven will be support you. If not, you will be given signs where your shortcomings were.


As this eclipse is the exact replica of the August 22, 1998 eclipse, I was curious to see what the parallels are with the present day. I remember my husband and I were having a conversation when the President was elected and I said to him “If our president causes a war or a threat of a war by August 2017, then he has repeated history.” Perhaps at that time it did not make sense or no one thought of that. But, as I sit here today and listen to the news, how close are we to a war with North Korea?

On August 07, 1998 and August 22, 1998, there was an Aquarius / Leo axis of eclipses, just as it is right now. At that time the lunar eclipse was visible in Africa and Americas, and the solar eclipse was visible in Europe and Asia. Therefore, the lunar eclipse directly impacted the United States as the bombings occurred in Africa killing 225 people and injuring 4,500 people. In retaliation (Leo power), two days before the eclipse (as I have said the energy can be felt 7 days before or after) August 22, 1998 the U.S. launched a missile in Afghanistan and Sudan (Asia). Therefore, whichever the country is able to view the eclipse is impacted by the eclipse.

Thus, the August 07/08, 2017 eclipse was viewed by Europe and Asia similar to 1998 eclipse (read about it here). In the same aspect, the August 21, 2017 eclipse will be viewed by the United States. If Mercury was not present would it have been identical? We know Mercury retrograde brings things from the past back and brings things to view again. Only time can tell what the fate will be of the nation through the energy of the Divine as the energy will be captured for the next 6 months. But I can say that 1998 was also a time when President Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. Is there any similar chaos going on right now?

I also want to elaborate that in my lunar eclipse blog (read about it here) I spoke about winds. In 1998 some of the most intense hurricane and tornadoes destroyed crops in the United States. Could this happen to Asia this time or the United States?


The new moon conveys concerns of message, exactness, spreading the word, and reaching out. Facts are dynamic to decision making, and all the facts we have and need will now be available to us! With these most important aspects ending, we’ve learned the lessons of not collaborating, and refusing to incorporate new data with our experiences from the past. It is also a time to celebrate and have fun. Release stress through walking, playing, contacting brothers and sisters, and embracing the child within!

The moon in Leo is Spirited, Valiant, Intense, Supervisory, and Structured, AND SHORT-TEMPERED. It is my suggestion that you purchase orange and white candles and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lemon oil or orange oil and chant the Psalm 65.


You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. When it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. This year I have chosen to make available 1 easy mantra and 2 difficult mantras for the both the solar eclipse and the new moon.

The Solar Eclipse Mantra


Easy:

Aum hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah

(aauuum Hraaam Hreem Hraaaum Saaah Suuureeeyaaya Naaamaha)

Difficult

Om Adityaaya Vidmahe divaakaraaya dheemahi, tannah suryah prachodayaat

Expert

Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat

For the New moon in Leo


Easy

Om Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

Oooom Hriiing Shriing Sauuuh

Difficult:

Aum namah suryay shantaya sarva rog vinashane Ayuh arogyam aishwarya dehi deva jagatpate… japa kusum sankash kashyapeyam mahadhytim dhvantari sarva paapdhanam pranatotsim divakara

Expert:

Nagendraharaya trilacanaya bhasmanga ragaya mahesvaraya nityaya suddhaya digambaraya tasme na karaya nama: shivaya… Mandakini salila candana carcitaya nandisvara pramathanatha mahesvaraya mandarapuspa bahupuspa supujitaya tasme ma karaya namah shivaya


The objective of this mantra is to have balance through obscurity and blurred energy as well as bringing closer and opening new doors for fire and fixed signs. With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old declaration, even if there is only the slightest change, and create new ones. The perfect number for aspirations is 10.

From August 22, 2017 through September 1, 2017, I will be offering my last 6-month in-depth readings of the year, focusing specifically on self-readings and short-term relationship readings. Wishing you the best of this eclipse and may the transformation you have in the new year come to be more auspicious and spiritual than the year before.

Namaste

Maharani Rutan©


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Lugubrious or Euphoric: First Eclipse 2017

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2017

Full Moon in Leo

Full Snow Moon

February 10/11, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

As I began to write this I easily recalled my thoughts in my predictions of 2017 where I stated, “The structure of the family which is represented by Leo, spirituality represented by Pisces, and freedom and innovation are all part of this revolution.” (Read more here). Perhaps I was mistaken; maybe it is happening right now.

When I sat down to write this it was one night before Mercury finally stations and the clarity finally sets in. Perhaps it did for others too as we are in the middle of a revolution. But before anything can be re-organized we must understand that revolt will happen. Not everyone can adjust to change, and change is difficult. But this is what people voted for and this is what people wanted; or did they?

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This is the stepping stone of a formation for a new nation through the Aquarius/Leo axis. Leo wants to be in charge and Aquarius wants the freedom so how can two worlds come together to form a union. The only way this can happen is to alter separate ego centrism from “I” thinkers to “We” the people. The first lunar eclipse of 2017 will do just that; opening our eyes while we hear the Lions roar.

The first penumbral lunar eclipse will not only open the door for the continual revolutions within our society but also to the structures of our family, especially Leo’s. This is the first in the series of eclipses that Leo’s will experience until 2018. On the other hand, the metamorphism is so huge that this eclipse is making it known to the whole world that it is here.

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The way this eclipse will do this is by its visibility through most of North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. In the Vedic Philosophies it states that wherever the eclipse is visible it will affect the countries it impacts. The lunar eclipse will have a long enduring influence on all fixed signs due to its placement in Aquarius/Leo as both are in fixed signs; therefore all those under those signs (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus) will be magnified. I will go into more detail later into the blog. Even though the eclipse itself will be difficult to observe it will have a rippling effect on the collective beings of earth.

Unlike a total lunar eclipse or a partial eclipse, a penumbral lunar eclipse touches only the outer shadow of the earth and falls on the side of the moon. It’s almost as if it is a lunar eclipse but it is more refined, similar to the eclipse of August 2016 where it was almost an eclipse, yet not. However, we will see a shading of the moon while some will notice nothing at all. It is dramatic and it due to last about 4 to 4 and half hours from start to finish. To the human eye it may be seen only for an hour or two, depending upon the location.

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The Penumbral Eclipse will begin its movement at approximately 5:34pm EST on February 10, 2017, 22:34 UTC time. As it continues to move, the moon will become full at approximately 7:33pm EST/4:33 PST. This will be the Maximum Eclipse and it will be visible in the Americas at that time. Leo Penumbral Eclipse will move away and ends at 9:53pm EST February 10, 2017, 02:53 UTC time. It is incredible as such a beautiful subtle eclipse as this has not been duplicated in the past.

We had a similar Lunar eclipse February 9, 2009 at 20-29 degrees in Leo. Hence, this year’s eclipse is at 22 degrees in Leo. Looking back at 2009, so many things are repeating again and again. The energy of the eclipse will be very intense and will be felt as early as 7-10 days prior to the eclipse and 7-10 days after for many, depending upon how intense the persons VPA chart is in areas of Aquarius/Leo. As a result, it places this energy around the 18th of February, just in time for another eclipse. But for now, let’s see how the comparison and overlay of history will impact our future.

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Some of the topics in the United States that were focal points in 2009 included The William sisters playing against each other with Serena winning. (Have you seen the results this year? History has repeated) Unemployment was 7.6%. The first sextuplets were born in the United States but were turned into a reality TV show which flopped within months. Barack Obama took office in January 2009. Judge Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina to sit on the United State Supreme Court. Today, if President Trump can stop himself from sending troops anywhere February 15-19, 2017 and August of 2017 he will have changed history.

This eclipse is the re-stimulation, to some degree, of issues that were delegated in August 2008, and February of 2009. It is not an end of a cycle but a beginning of a new direction. Those issues were not settled; therefore the current focus will be primarily on home, family, and health. It may be that it will be an end of a relationship or a partner becomes apathetic. For fixed signs, and those that have Aquarius and Leo in their chart, it is advised to look at issues of August and September of 2008, and February of 2009. The universe is making sure you do not make the same mistakes again.

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This is also a time that Aquarius/Leo’s are finding themselves; finding out who they are how they are in accordance with their relationships. Both Aquarius’ and Leo’s often worry about what others think, it is about looking inside and standing out for who they are. Original ingenuity are ideal to bring humility and work, independent of others.

The full moon or lunar eclipse is always about getting rid of the old to make room for the new. With a flip of a coin the best of both worlds will be at your fingertips. However, in the Vedic Philosophies we always recommend that people understand, and are warned to practice, the same rituals as advised during retrograde, but with even more discipline during the eclipse.

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Do not sign any documents, began, reunite, or end any kind of relationships. Do not begin any projects that are crucial. Do not make any major purchases. I wish I could say do not make any major decisions 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the eclipse.

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 configuration is faultless – the consultation of the Moon is ample. The force of the Full Moon is abundant, yet she is absolutely covered for a couple of hours by the earth’s shadow; however, this will be a near miss. The Sun and Moon inhabit opposite Astrological signs, therefore underlining the specific polarization characteristic in those signs.

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During the epoch of consultation, the Moon’s encouraging light is temporary. We may experience a catastrophe of deficiency, and the specific sort of deficiency depends collectively upon the astrological sign in which the eclipse occurs, and personally upon the sign and houses it falls on. This eclipse is predominantly relationship oriented – and our connections with others can be separated, tested, or abruptly fused together as the shock calls one to action.

There is a deep concern for emotional states and desires within the context of the house, sign, and planetary aspects affected. To fully increase in value the potential of the lunar eclipse, we must search both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon is – we can confront our demons, old habits and fears, and where the Sun is we may find the means to embrace a release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding, and finding a balance in our lives.

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Since Vedic Philosophies consider eclipses as a disturbance of the cosmos it is also determined that eclipses often set forth regeneration. Eclipse in a fire sign usually brings forth, to those countries where the eclipses are visible, things such as dissatisfaction of its people about the ruler, people becoming ill due to infections or unknown or incurable diseases, even death of an important person to that country. However, this is an axis taking into account two polarities.

Mixed with everything else is a sudden change of weather. Damage of produce and dairy due to pests or infestations, especially in farming areas, are also likely to happen during the lunar eclipse. However, all does not have to be disheartening; it is also a time that the universe will give its support to those that are humble in nature to be surprisingly ingenious and give them the strength and creativity to find the ideas they need to move forward in life. The same humble people will use their creativity to open those avenues which were not seen before, but this means to close the door to the mundane and take on a path of the unknown which can be frightening.

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The Moon in Leo marks a time of determination and charisma. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates a guidance of cordiality, eagerness, and delight. People may feel inspired, gracious, and liberal. It is a good time to chase romance, be collective, and to help others. Like the Lion that denotes Leo, people may feel self-assured but also require gratitude and appreciation. Attention needs to be taken to avoid overemotional spectacles while attempting to clutch the limelight, or in management positions.

A Lunar Eclipse is considered by its influence on passionate feed-backs. Psychic feeling and mystical predispositions during a lunar eclipse occur because of the lunar energies. So take this energy and put it toward positive endeavors such as writing in your journal and embracing your feelings on paper. Remember, things that happen within the 3-week period of time during and after the eclipse usually have long lasting effect. If the eclipse happens on your sun it will have a great impact on your life, but if there is a clash it may be a difficult 6 months. To find out more about where your placements are I would suggest you speak to a western astrologer, either Leslie or Lee. If not, please refer to the link to find other recommended astrologers (here)

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The power of this Full Moon and the eclipse can be particularly tough for those who were born under a Full Moon PHASE, as well those that have significant houses in Aquarius/Leo, not to mention those with fixed Sun Signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus).

The Leo energy can occasionally cause us to be more prejudiced, persistent, gratified, irritated, arrogant, narcissistic, and superior. It’s tougher (but not impossible) to make modifications or be flexible, since the Moon is the closest ‘Planet’ to Earth, and this satellite literally zips around the Zodiac, finalizing its circuit in less than a month. It also touches us more deeply than most Planets.

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The information which I am about to present is not based upon western or eastern astrology rather; it is based upon a philosophy. This philosophy derives its roots on placeholders which use the methodology that there are no absolutes. Though astrology and numerology can be used as placeholders (like a name tag) the mixture is what makes a soul.

These are general tendencies based upon the methodology of VPA (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic) theories and not to be mistaken for astrology. Those that have had an opportunity to be in communication with me have had an opportunity to have their own charts done and I recommend that you now take this information and manipulate your columns to foretell your six-month outcome.

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Primary placeholders that will be affected by this eclipse will be fixed signs therefore, I will be emphasizing Leo/Aquarius primary and move into those that may be least affected.

Fixed Signs

(Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus)

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This is the 2nd axis eclipse of Aquarius series eclipses; the first was Aquarius/Virgo axis in August of 2016 which was focused around work (read more about it here). This continual transformation will affect fixed signs until 2018. However, Saturn in Scorpio (According to Vedic) left Scorpio (read about it here) and moved into Sagittarius (read about it here) as of January 26, 2017, but he will be back in June so it is a breather for you – this also affects every fixed sign. The only thing that is an individual journey is for Taurus which is Jupiter (read about it here) transit in Virgo (according to Vedic) until September 2017, so enjoy the ride.

Leo: Welcome to your first eclipse. This is a journey of transformation for you. Jupiter is kissing your forehead with some wonderful financial opportunities if you choose to take them. Saturn is also kissing you. Education and learning pursuits are awesome for you. Relationships can be great as well if you don’t have trust issues. Prepare yourself to transform your physical appearance and introspect on an autonomous philosophy. Have a deeper understanding of who you are and where you are going. With the Aquarius axis there is a greater chance to become very fickle minded and yearning to make changes in relationships may force an alteration upon your appearance. If things are stable, then you will maintain effort, if not you might decide to leave it. There is a possibility to achieve good standing in the community as a whole.

Aquarius: This is not your eclipse however you will be affected as it is a transformative eclipse like no other. Look back the issues of the August 2016 eclipse (read more here). Saturn is not so bad for you since it has moved away from Scorpio. Things will start to get better in your professional life but your worrisome and emotional outbursts could cause problems with children and work. This could also cause problems and disturbance in your relationships, especially having to do with trust and constancy. Then again, if you could take that negative energy and place it where Jupiter wants you to, which is in research, you could find outstanding results. Don’t move or relocate in February, otherwise you will not be happy. Health related issues may cause you disturbance and you may rethink your relationship, asking if it is worth keeping. The focus is more on any kind of partnership and be careful, you may have enemies you may not be aware of. Finally, do not sign any legal documents.

Scorpio: You should be feeling much better. You have no eclipses; Saturn has now moved away for a short while (read about it here). But this does not mean certain aspects won’t affect you. Saturn now is testing your mental state of mind and if you are not careful it will affect your health. The problematic areas could be occupation, monies, diet, and dental issues. It’s time to count on you, not on others. But on the other hand Jupiter is kissing you and telling you to travel for work, or travel to school if you change your mind about what you want to study or what you want to do – its ok. Spring time is not a good time for an engagement or a relationship. Just wait, your time is coming. Be a little bit more patient with family and children. This eclipse wants you to build a foundation that is about honor, not about money. It is about your family, your own reputation and how people see you. Build the foundation but don’t let people walk over you.

Taurus: Mercury is still going to touch upon you in May, but it’s not entirely bad; sometimes you need that down time. Saturn has moved out of Scorpio and moving into Sagittarius. Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom to realize that we have to go through a reality check. Saturn may make you feel as though you don’t have the support you need, financially and emotionally, and finding a solution may be painful and slow. This may mean you may have to take a deeper spiritual journey that will bring up pain from the past. However, Jupiter in Virgo is still on your side, even if you find February and May to be profitable it may be slow, but you will be able to pay off some debts. Be careful of your health. It is time to get yourself involved in religious activities, reconsider how your emotions affect your subconscious and your relationships, the structure of your home, and the relationship with your family and your parents.

Mutable Signs

(Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini)

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Though this eclipse may not have as significant role on you dear Pisces, just remember the universe is preparing you to end a cycle which began March 20, 2015 (read about it here). I spoke in-depth about your transformative eclipse in my predictive blog of 2017 (here). Now, you can join your fellow Virgo and breathe a sigh of relief. Dearest Virgo enjoy your time with Jupiter as pleasures of Jupiter continue to bless you until September 12, 2017 when you pass the torch to Libra. But as you know, you don’t like change and as a mutable sign, 3 to 4 times a year Mercury always stirs your feathers which rules Gemini. The only things Gemini’s are really affected by are those that might affect air signs.

Pisces: Your times of transformation are soon ending but remember, this eclipse is just as transforming since the effects are as crucial. The rooted issue of transformation is going to be your journey into the abyss. Don’t think negative of Saturn in Sagittarius; actually, Saturn is going to kiss you. Don’t get so jigged in the bitterness of what could, or should, have been; it’s a waste of time and energy. You will see that you will land a good job, but with it there is going to be heavy responsibility and lots of travel. You will be tired and frustrated. Don’t you love traffic? You have to decide what price will you pay. Do some spiritual works then decide, if not, the last eclipse will decide for you. Read about all your eclipses here and read about my predictions here.

Virgo: My dear Virgo your frustration, worries, and doubts are enough to cause IBS to anyone, but how come you don’t have it? Saturn in Sagittarius may cause you to feel insecurity in your employment. At times you may feel unacknowledged, misjudged, an unnecessary heaviness, and discouraged. These punishing circumstances may possibly source an interruption away from work too. Unnecessary repairs, health of a mother, and personal relationships may bring sadness. Do not take out any loans unless it is an emergency. At the same time, Jupiter is fighting Saturn for you. If are planning a family, there is a strong indication of this. Use your mind for Judgement, don’t take chances. Keep your emotions in check as emotional outbursts could cause some problems. You must adapt to new circumstances and responsibilities at work, and take time to retreat and get rest. This eclipse will ask the question to what lengths will you go to accomplish what you want?

Sagittarius: Now that Saturn has moved from Scorpio to your sign, believe me when I tell you it does not have to be bad (read more about it here). Saturn is a hard teacher but he gives wonderful gifts. Saturn may cause emotional, physical, and professional ups and downs. There can be some ego issues. Sometimes your marriage may suffer and unnecessary arguments may be possible. At the same time, Jupiter is fighting for you too; this is one of those favorable times in your professional life. If you decide to change a job or business its ok. But don’t move now or start any kind of educational stuff; even try not to sit for any exams as I can’t say you will have good results. Sagittarius loves to travel so go and have fun. This is a time to experience what the meaning of everything is; go for a long journey, explore new worlds “boldly go where no man has ever gone before.” On earth silly. Explore and have fun.

Gemini: Be careful as Mercury could cause some problems, but also be careful of ego too. There may be some burden at work and you may even have to be more mobile. Personal and family relationships will need to be handled with kid gloves. If you continue like this, you will have stomach related issues; remember, your body is an incubator to your soul and Saturn is going to make you know this. Jupiter has been giving you luck but now you may have some issues with Jupiter. Your home or vehicle may cause problems and financial expenses may cause problems this spring. You must invest more time in religious studies. It is time to change your thinking patterns and the way you communicate. Be careful of gossip and there is plenty of travel.

Cardinal Signs

(Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer)

Though this eclipse is not directly impacting you Aries, but indirectly you will be impacted. Right now you may be on an invisible high with Mars in Aries followed by Venus in Aries. By the time this eclipse comes let’s see how you feel. But I believe your fellow Capricorn is feeling much better as Jupiter in Virgo may be treating them better. Libra is done with the eclipse stage and in September they will get the glowing torch from Virgo to have abundance. But poor Cancers will go through their own transformation in 2018. So right now margaritas are quite appropriate for them.

Aries: Even though this eclipse is not impacting you directly, as a fire sign you will be impacted indirectly. Perhaps Mars and Venus are treating you kindly, but everything must be in moderation. Saturn in Sagittarius is not so bad for you, actually it may bring some great opportunities. If you have been looking for employment it is on its way, but don’t expect that it is going to be an easy transition as it will come with plenty of expectations. There is possibility of work in another country or related to a different culture. It is time to grow up and be more optimistic, Jupiter is not on your side. Though you have not been taking good care of yourself I can’t say much about your health. Difficulties at your existing work may cause issues if you stay. You may become too emotional with friends and coworkers; you need to be careful. Give to others with your heart otherwise you will not get what you need.

Capricorn: I can truly say your worrisome nature is just as bad as Virgo’s but your spunk is something out of this world. It has been a hard road for you. Because you work as hard as Virgos do, Saturn is now questioning you. Efficiency in your occupation may be at its all-time low because of a need for rest and sleep. Your habit of overthinking, doubts, and overanalyzing has to stop now; it’s causing pressure. Though Jupiter would like to be your friend, you may be your worst enemy. The added pressure may cause you to be a little sharp with people because of invisible adversaries, that do not exist, which are eventually causing you illness. Instead, put your focus on your finances and save for a rainy day. It is time to heal and transform. It is time to look inwards and find out who you are and be honest with yourself in order to change.

Libra: You do not have any eclipses and it’s a matter of going through the motions. However, now is the time to transform as you must be worthy enough to carry the torch of Jupiter in the fall. This means you cannot carry the past baggage with you, it’s too heavy. Put aside the anxieties and doubts of your employment and I would not be surprised if your new position takes you to places you have never been before as Saturn sets the stage to give you the gifts it has promised you. Remember, Saturn was about family, work, and who you are, so they may be a calling soon. Jupiter, however, is not sympathetic with you. It may be because you may have indulged or had some sort of an egotistical attitude indicating that it’s time to go into a possible hermit mode. The only thing Jupiter will help with is your health if you have been ill. It’s really time to just get out and get creative. It is time to consider personal growth. Cherish the friends who are there for you and leave behind those that do not support you.

Cancer: Enjoy the margaritas while you can. Next year your eclipses will transform you. It’s now time to accept everything with gratitude, especially when the great teacher, Saturn, is on your side by giving you professional growth, clearing away debris you have been facing, paying off debts, or a new job. On top of that, you have been double kissed by Jupiter. Good work on your ethics. A few marriage glitches may happen, but nothing you can’t handle. Family and personal relationships may go well. You will now have the ability to feel financially secure and to feel safe and sound; wow, is there any more sugar I can put on this cake?

What I have presented are general tendencies based upon VPA. Each individual’s characteristics will be different depending upon the individual VPA chart. This is not astrology and I highly suggest if you need an astrological reading to contact Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwater, or any of my other recommend Astrologers here. If you are looking for a Vedic Astrologer, those readings are very complex and could take up to 30 days.

Moon in Leo means you may have a sensitive need to sparkle and be admired by others. You may express your feelings in a childlike manner – either spiritedly or theatrically. You have a natural attraction with children. You have an ability for shaping and leading. You nurture others by giving admiration and cheering them to be robust, brave, and courageous. You view your mother as a majestic, intense or respected person, and look for freedom, cordiality, and power in that relationship.

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During the Lunar Eclipse we must try to look at life in a different aspect. You might want to re-write the aspirations like this: “I need help in forming what I vision of and power to manifest happiness through this process. I need the information to love more and the ability to engage in a positive environment.”

Moon in Leo is Playful, Bold, Dramatic, Managerial, Organized, AND MOODY. It is my suggestion that you purchase a Yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with Orange and Rosemary Oil and chant Psalm 65. Chant, in silence, Psalm 40 three times. Allow yourself to chant these words every night until the next moon cycle and let the glory of the higher power enter your body, mind and soul.

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The Lunar eclipse also needs extra care. For this lunar eclipse purchase a mauve candle, carve your name through to the wick, anoint the candle with passion fruit oil, and chant Psalm 51.

There are four mantras for this eclipse; 2 for the lunar eclipse (one difficult and one easy) and 2 for the full moon in Leo. It is recommended that these mantras be a course of your daily habits until 2018.

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In addition to these mantras, I recommend a Vedic Spiritual Bath; though this year’s recipes are not available to the public, those that did receive it please follow it.

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Easy Mantra

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(om Cha n dra Kee Ya Na Ma Ha)

Difficult mantra

Om shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah

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Easy mantra

Om Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

(oooommmm Hriiiing Shriiing Saaauuuhh)

More difficult

Om Hariharaya Balamukundaya Namaha

This Siddha mantra uses the universal fundamentals that oversee each chakra: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. The purpose of this mantra is the to keep us in balance and from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy. This mantra will aid significantly in the peaceable and pleasant transition to new and positive energy states. With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is the slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.

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Please Note: I do not claim to be a Western or a Vedic Astrologer nor have the honors or academia to be titled as such. I am a Certified Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Reader. My metaphysical interpretations are based upon Science, Nature, Karma, Astrology, Numerology, Dharma, Ayurvedic, Philosophies, Universal, and many other facets to bring collected elucidations of potential conduits rather than absolutes.

I have already started accepting appointments for those who have Leo in their 1st, 7th and 10th house for February 12 and 13, 2017. If you have had readings from me in the past look in your email box for your special message.

Wishing you the most blessed eclipse. Remember that we will have another eclipse in less than 2 weeks which will affect everyone.

Namaste
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