A good father is not someone who loved, understood, or gave you the most, but who taught and supported your dreams the most. Especially a man who sacrificed riches to rags to keep the family together against all odds so that at the end of his days they called him a “good man.” With respect and honor.-Maharani Rutan©
I have written many blogs in my lifetime, yet this blog may be the most emotional and personal to my heart. It has involved enormous strength, emotion, and patience. It seems that I have always been the one that has told many people to be strong, to look past weakness, and learn to move on. Although I was aware of this advice, I was not prepared for what the universe delivered to me in the last eclipse in Leo (read about it here).
On February 12, 2017, as I boarded a plane, my own words echoed in my head and rang true in my ears. “Leo represents the family structure and something has to give as the Leo eclipse will affect all fire signs, including those that have fire sign in their chart (read about it here).” I also stated that “the eclipse could impact people as early as 10-12 days before and continue 10 to 12 days after.” Perhaps it was my premonition, or those dreams that kept me up late at night, of my father all in white waving at me. His eyes were the color of snow and his hair was a perfect gray, just gliding in the wind with a great big smile from a distance. I was the last to hold him, last to look in his eyes, last to tell him to wait, and last to tell him I loved him.
Why it was happening to me my psyche was empty, I knew that I was not immune to the pain. I also knew that the time was drawing near. I knew the planets were aligned just right and if it were to happen, it would happen. Maybe it was Saturn in Sagittarius as he had 3 rounds of this in his lifetime. Yet Saturn was knocking at my Mars/ Venus. Or perhaps Saturn leaving Scorpio on the 26th and he became ill on the 27th of January. I could sit all day and theorize why, and what caused it. But at the end of the day all things must die and be reborn again.
Now, it is too late to wonder. Because he is gone; leaving behind his wife (my mother), two daughters (my sister and I), three grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. In his bio it was written that he said a “soul is something weapons cannot cleave, fire cannot burn, water cannot wet, and winds cannot dry”-STJ.
In honor of my father I waited until February 24, 2017 to begin my writing with the hopes that Shiva would grant me the strength to make this blog inspirational to those who have lost a family member. Additionally, to show the strength of the cosmos and the underlining transformation through the power of the eclipse and the impact on humanity; but most of all, why sometimes in life things just have to be let go to give them rebirth.
February 24, 2017 represents a very auspicious day for all Hindus; it is the Mahashivaratri Festival which is translated as Night of Shiva. This is the day Shiva married his bride Parvati, but there are many other legends which represent its importance. My atonement is to my father as it is believed that the worship of Shiva forgives people of past sins, thus attaining moksha and salvation, and they can do it for themselves or others. Therefore, every word that I write will be a dedication to my father who fought for his life 12 days before the eclipse and 7 days after. Shiva is also a representation of Pisces; as old philosophies of Hindu culture and Vedic scriptures have stated that 99% of the population has Pisces in their chart somewhere. I have begun to investigate the 1% that does not have Pisces in their chart, and why, but will leave that for completion at another time.
First Annular Solar Eclipse of 2017
Last Eclipse in Pisces until 2035
New Moon in Pisces
February 26, 2017, is the 2nd eclipse of 2017, yet the first Annular Solar Eclipse and the last eclipse in Pisces until 2035 with the New moon in Pisces. With this much water, the cosmos is surely giving humanity spiritual divinity. I had written in depth about this beautiful steller event in my prediction of 2017 (here).
There are many types of eclipses and the names are given by the rays that are visible through human eyes. The Latin translation of “annulus” is Annular, which is almost as if there is a ring of fire around the sun during the shortest eclipse. Due to the uniqueness it will appear differently in several regions. This will not be an eclipse that North America will be able to enjoy; rather it will partially be seen in many areas of South America, Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.
The Solar Eclipse begins its motion on February 26, 2017 at 7:10am EST, 4:10am PST. As the eclipse moves into full eclipse at 8:15am EST and 5:15am PST, the moon will gradually begin to wane to new moon at a slow speed. The maximum eclipse will occur at 9:58am EST and 6:58PST and one minute later the new moon will join the symphony to make a beautiful ring. The eclipse will then dance across South America and Africa until its finishes its motion at 12:35pm EST and 9:35pm PST.
Solar Eclipse is known as Surya (Sun) Grahan (eclipse or stolen). This is when the moon blocks the sun and usually it takes place on a new moon, making the earth dark. But behind every scientific theory there is always an ancient element; in the Vedic scripture (the short version) Rahu and Ketu cursed the moon and the sun that whenever the sun and the moon came close to each other there would always be negative energy to humanity. Therefore, mantras are chanted and precautions are taken.
This eclipse is going to generate Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. Please remember that even if you are not a mutable sign it affects the house where these astrological signs are placed. For those who have had a VPA chart done, take a look to see where you are blessed.
Looking through many ancient scriptures, theories, and analysis, I often feel that 80% of what is written seems very negative and often shocking. I feel as though we make our own destiny and it is not what is happening in the planets; it is our attitudes to the planets that makes all the difference in the world. However, one thing is for sure, we must learn from our past and apply it in the present so we can change our future.
I am the number one fan of history and the parallels it carries into the present. We have had a similar eclipse in Pisces on February 26, 1998, when the Solar Eclipse was at 7 degrees in Pisces; yet in 2017 the eclipse is at 8 degrees on the same day and two hours later.
February 1998, was romantic indeed, Titanic was the #1 movie and also had #1 song by Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On”. President Clinton was in the spotlight with his affair, Oprah Winfrey won her trial, and the U.S unemployment 4.6%. Fast forward to when the new moon was in Pisces at 9 degrees without an eclipse. Opposite from 1998, the top song was Beyonce’s “Check On it” and Madea’s Family Reunion was the #1 movie with President Bush in the White House. Fast forward one more time when new moon was at 6 degrees without the eclipse February 25, 2009. The #1 Movie was Madea Goes to Jail and the #1 Song was “Right Round” by Flo Rida. Somehow, as we are transforming our nation the softer society is becoming much sterner becoming much more utopian. Once again, this eclipse is triggering changes.
Keep saying farewell to foundations of life to generate space for use in signifying the next level of some larger work in the world. Remember that a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon, carrying the potential of new things to come, new things to be rewarded, and new ingenuity to embrace.
The importance of a Solar Eclipse is that the effects last for years rather than weeks. Mercury, the ruler of the Eclipse and mutual greeting with Venus, is in a degree of restoration and rebuilding. What follows will hold for every person, especially those born on the cusp, around the 21st to the 26th of each month. The focus will be on temporary gain, perhaps at the expense of durable security, as long-term commitments can make them feel trapped.
Solar drive is outward, authoritarian, defensive, and vigorous – an echo articulated from inside our existence power. This eclipse is predominantly demonstrative, preoccupied with sensitive burdens, which can be unexpectedly idealistic and flattery or passionate display is likely to cause some to be upset. If you feel no change during this solar eclipse you will feel it in the fall eclipses. Appreciate all that optimistic conditions come upon and don’t be impudent enough to believe they can easily overcome the negative ones.
The new moon brings issues of communication, accuracy, spreading the word, and reaching out. Facts are vital to decision making, and all the data we have and need will now be obtainable by us! With these major aspects ending, we’ve learned the lessons of not communicating, and rejecting to incorporate new data with our experiences from the past. It is also a time to rejoice, have fun, release stress through walking, playing, contacting brothers and sisters, and embracing the child within!
The Moon in Pisces ushers in a time of attentiveness and soberness. Relating effortlessly with others particularly enthusiastically, with unlimited ability to comfort and heal. Giving all of yourself for the sake of those around you; however, there is a likelihood of being confused with self-emotions, so being a hermit may be the best way to understand them.
This will be especially difficult for Sagittarius as VPA continues to theorize that Saturn, the karmic teacher, will continue transit until Jun 21, 2017. It will then briefly will go into Scorpio and return into Sagittarius. This journey has another 3 more years. (Read more about it here). Hence, as many would say Saturn causes difficulties for many people, in my personal opinion I would say Saturn can be a good thing; it is a matter of how one handles them during the transit. However, it does not have to be all bad. On the other hand, earth signs, especially Virgo’s, are still smiling.
Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, is still glorifying Virgos and all earth signs until September, even though right now it is retrograding. Western theory and astrology will, however, contradict this due to the theoretical prospective. I highly recommend that those who are focused on Western Astrology do not try to analyze VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories) as it is a unique structure.
It is my suggestion that if your center focus has always been Western Astrology, it would be good for you to contact my recommended astrologers Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwater to see how this eclipse will impact you personally. The focus of this blog is based upon Vedic theories, not to be associated with Western Astrology, and the association to astrological signs are place holders of personal characteristics. These are general tendencies and are not fixed for individual characteristics or primary predictions.
The eclipse does not have to be disturbing as countless will claim; eclipses can bring developments in one’s life or sanction personal inventory to make improvements to stability. It is a time for expansion, gasping truths, acquiring information of the spiritual world, and get sensible facts from people. Let your breath out, the importance of sustainability and stability will be present. If your job or work was done with hard labor and meticulousness then the heavens will definitely support you; however, if you were spinning around just getting by then the angle of the eclipse will show you the direction you’re lacking to be successful.
This eclipse will be exceptional in its own way; it is a renewed start for many, and for others it is an eye opener. Please note, I am not an astrologer and these are broad trends that will have emotional impacts on world opinions and insights of many depending upon how well they are controlled. The general tendencies will be chronologically listed by the sign which will be impacted the most.
Both Lunar and Solar eclipse prophecies should be joined to make a map of what is to take place in one’s life over the next 6 to 18 months, including risk avoidance. Remember, the lunar finishes by our action and the solar activates with our reaction. Since the new moon is in Pisces, I will begin with Pisces and all mutable signs, followed by Leo and all fixed signs, and lastly Aries and the Cardinal signs
(Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini)
This eclipse is the most important eclipse of your lifetime Dear Pisces. This is the end of your cycle of Eclipses which began for you on March 20, 2015 (read about it here). In my predictive blog I had suggested that this will be a year that you will make some major changes in your life, be it be a new job, relocation, or even a life changing event, something is going to give. But you may not be the only one smiling as the heavens above are also smiling upon your brother Virgo who continues to be blessed. However, right now Jupiter, which was bringing expansion and luck to Virgos, is taking a break and will be back to see how well Virgos are doing without sparkles of fairy dust (read more about it here). On the other hand, your sister Sagittarius is now growing up and finding that difficult lessons bring precious gifts and she will continue to grow with a little help from her karmic teacher Saturn (read more about it here). While the twins continue to get shaken and rattled by Mercury retrograde in April/May/June and this fall (read more here).
Pisces: Remember this is a growth process for you. The next 6 months will be crucial to your future. The last eclipse gave you shocking luck which could have brought you new work or good surprises in your career or health. Sometimes when we are lucky some things can get difficult. Be very cautious as you have a habit of working hard, you may not realize it but there may be times that you get a little under the weather as a result. Be cautious of how you spend your money and I would not be surprised if you have to travel more than you anticipated. You may also have self-confidence issues and could be prone to accidents, especially with your feet. If you recently got a job promotion, or changed departments, be careful as you may now have enemies that you did not know existed.
Virgo: You may feel that money has been dripping in little-by-little and I wish I could say that things will be better quickly. Jupiter is retrograding and wants to see you apply the lessons on your own. The eclipse in Leo was not so hot for you, perhaps there was some insecurity in your work. Like I always say, eclipses bring bad and good together. Hopefully this eclipse will bring some pleasure. During this eclipse many things will turn around in your work but careful, still keep in touch with your close friends and relatives. Your relationship with your spouse may be improving and soon you will be able to come up with some plans to compete with enemies and competitors. Legal issues may also go well for you.
Sagittarius: If you have not been feeling well, health wise, please continue to take care of yourself. Perhaps you wanted to travel and glitches occurred, or needed to learn something that you could not learn. And of course, good old Saturn did not help you either. But this eclipse could bring some beautiful things. Even though things are looking better be a little cautious driving and don’t sell anything right now. You may still find some difficulties at work, and if you are going to school this may also cause issues because of Saturn, but not to worry. Your work and business will get better, you will have the confidence you need, and you will get to travel like you want. Just try not to argue with family.
Gemini: Something may have happened at your work where you may have been given some opportunities but maybe there is just so much to travel. Your patience may have been tested and something had to give. But like all things, if it was not that bad then you may have the same. You may finally decide to invest some time in some religious things and travel places where you had not gone before. Your relationship with younger family members should be getting better. At the same time, I would not be surprised if you get a promotion of some sort or get into some sort of a public event. Now it’s time to ask for forgiveness without losing face.
(Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus)
This will not be the easiest year for you Dear Leo and Aquarius. Both of you will be transforming into beautiful butterflies. But like every butterfly, each must break out of a cocoon that is so utterly comfortable. The journey of the idealistic Aquarius already began in August of 2016 and will continue until mid-2018. Along with it you will change all the fixed brothers and sisters. Sweet Leos do not like change and this eclipse threw a bombshell on Leos (read more about it here), but Saturn moving into Sagittarius also affects Leos as it touches all fire signs (read about it here). On the other side, Scorpios are feeling a tad bit better now that Saturn is slowly moving away (read about it here). But most of all, Taurus will continue to get the blessings from Jupiter, but right now Jupiter is on a lunch break until June which may affect many areas of their lives.
Leo: The last eclipse was your first and many things may have forced you to change your life (read more about it here). On top of that, Saturn in Sagittarius did not help you, or did it? If so, I am sure it was not as positive as you may have wanted it to be and more tears than laughter may have brought sadness to your heart. You now have put a lot of stress on yourself. You need to make sure you look at your health through a microscope. You may have to be a mediator for family members. At the same time, you will have plenty of support from your spouse. Work out old differences and be careful of communication as you may be misunderstood.
Aquarius: The eclipse last year (read about it here) and the Leo eclipse (read about it here) may have given you mixed results but your love life should have improved a bit. If all was good for you then remember to balance everything; we must have the good and the bad to create balance. I can’t say this will be your favorite eclipse but there are things you may enjoy. The negative side is that you may have some problems with communication which could lead to misunderstandings with family. Be careful with money and your health as you may catch a cold. Be cautious with any investments, and most of all, your temperament.
Scorpio: Finally, you should have felt better; however, the lunar eclipse in Leo should have brought some major endings for you. It may have shaken your foundation. I can’t say this is the perfect eclipse for you. However, Saturn is in Sagittarius. This eclipse may bring issues of family and home. Scorpios’ center of focus should be on their maternal aspects and leaving arguments aside. There may be issues at work, and if studying, there may be difficulties in concentration. Additionally, there could be difficulties in focusing on relationships. Be careful with any investments, and children may be the focus at this time.
Taurus: The last eclipse perhaps was not good but at least Jupiter was gracing you until beginning of this month. This eclipse you may be happy with the way things turn out as you find unexpected financial gains. Be careful however, you may find out there are people who are talking behind your back. You may now have a chance to fix past mistakes but you still need to focus on your mother; control your temper, be careful walking and driving, and postpone any financial decision.
(Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer)
Right now things are not so bad for cardinal signs except for the backlash from other comparative signs. Aries may be feeling the heat of Saturn from Sagittarius. Capricorn may be magnified with good wishes of Jupiter; however, things may be a little quiet for them. Libra may be wrapped up in work and religious activities, and Cancer may be feeling the effects of the Pisces eclipse.
Aries: Perhaps you have lost your job or are having difficulties and are looking for a new job. Though the last eclipse should not have been bad, you may have felt some stress because of Saturn in Sagittarius. Perhaps this eclipse you may find things to be gracious for you. You may find that family relationships could start to get better and maybe your friends could even help in financial endeavors. Do not gamble or invest in “get rich quick” schemes as they will work against you. You must take care of your health and your expenses. Be careful walking or driving as carelessness and being in a hurry will cause unexpected accidents.
Capricorn: Perhaps the last eclipse was not as good for you as you had anticipated. You may have been ill, or you had adversaries or enemies you had to deal with. During this eclipse you still have to take care of your health; you can no longer ignore it. You may also need to focus on legal and family issues. Be careful with investment property. While your confidence should be coming back, you will still have issues with your siblings because you may be over reacting.
Libra: The last eclipse should have been very favorable for you and you should have had plenty of support from your family and friends. The only thing you were cautioned about was your finances. But as always with Libras, when it rains it pours. Your work life should improve a lot. Your confidence should be high, but with all this good energy it is easy to get confused and distracted so be careful with your money, walking, or accidents.
Cancer: Nothing seems to bother you; sipping piña colada’s last eclipse. You may have had misunderstandings with your family. Unexpected expenses may have occurred and allergies were also an issue. Now, you will have easier access to travel and perhaps you may do some religious activities as you have the time. However, you must take care of your health. If you have been ignoring something you must get it treated. You may still have some family issues, just stay calm, cool, and collective.
Please note these are VPAT tendencies not to be mistaken for astrology. For Western astrology charts and predictions please make an appointment with one of my recommended advisers Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwater.
The solar eclipse in Pisces does require some due diligence. Care needs to be taken to avoid self-indulgence and excessive concern, or desire, for material possessions. Since the moon in Pisces represents Profound, Ingenious, Psychic, Empathetic, and Creativity in everyone, we must use the practical senses.
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 and success, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be.
I have chosen four mantras for this eclipse; two easy and two difficult. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.
The mantras for this Solar Eclipse are:
Om Surya Namaha
(Om su r ya nama ha)
Om Adityaaya Vidmahe divaakaraaya dheemahi, tannah suryah prachodayaat
Pisces moon are:
Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh
(om hriiing kliiiing suuuuah)
Om Kleem Uddhritaya Udharine Namah
This Siddha mantra uses the universal origins that rule each charka: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. This is also a time of Mahashivratri for most Hindus and thus a propitious time for renewal and rebirth for many.
With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmations even if there is the slightest change, and create new ones. The perfect number for aspirations is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember, never make the affirmations begin with “I must”, they must be worded “I will be guided.”
Please note that these are broad dispositions, and I highly recommend that you make an appointment with Leslie Hale to find out how this eclipse will move you. Often, Astrology could be a guide to what is forthcoming and Astrologers are able to give you a pointer of what you can expect. At the same time, Vedic readings are also relatively significant since aspects of the sun, moon, karma, dharma, destiny, and spiritual predispositions translate what is about to come so that you can make adjustments to gain the most benefit from the eclipse.
I will be offering 6 month personal in-depth readings starting the 27th of February appointments are on a “first come, first served” basis regardless of how late or early you have booked your appointment. These readings will be incorporating parts of life that may not able to be expanded on by an Astrologer. Incorporating both readings will give you complete clarity of what is to come, what can be done to prevent it, and what needs to be understood. Together, you can amplify the best of both worlds and create a destined path of your choice.
Please remember that I am NOT an Astrologer nor do I privilege to be one, rather, I am a Vedic Sanskrit Reader who combines Astrology as a value and basis of the reading. This surrounds the splendid transformation destiny and Karmic reading as an inference to all readings. The interrelations between Astrology and Vedic readings could be seen as similar however, the information received by a Vedic reader can often be overwhelming, true, and substantial to progressive and peaceful future.
I hope that this solar eclipse and new moon in Pisces brings to you and yours a peaceful, loving, and harmonious 6 to 24 months. And remember that eclipse readings come in pairs. As most clients are aware, it is necessary to compare and contrast in order to get the most vibrant and accurate reading. If you are not able to finish your reading, or not going to be at a silent or quite place where you can take notes, it is best to wait.
For my regular clients, I hope you were able to utilize the new spiritual cleansing recipe to prepare, allowing you to be grounded for your reading. The cleansing provides pure healing, insight, and calmness.
This will be the last 6 month reading until the fall and just remember good old mercury is not so far away.
Wishing you and yours the most spiritual journey.
I wanted to give a special thanks to Rasheda, Judy, Linda and Paul for not only holding me up during my most difficult times but applying what I taught you. Which is to love unconditionally, and holding hands at a distance.