Total Solar Eclipse I

The Eclipse itself isn’t until 21 August, but it’s a Biggie, so we’ll start reviewing it early.  The Sun is Totally Eclipsed on the north-central Oregon Coast (Lincoln Beach and environs) just after 10am PDT.  It then spans the USofA, racing “backwards” across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina before splashdown in the Atlantic at McClellanville SC just before noon PDT. 

While the path of Totality is only 100km wide, the Partial Eclipse covers all of North and Central America, the North Atlantic, and the northern portion of South America.  Totality lasts two to three minutes if you’re on the “Central Line,” or path of greatest Eclipse.  Being as close to that Line as you can get will give you the most Profound Total Solar Eclipse Experience.

The Eclipse itself occurs in 29 Leo, a Degree zone we’re quite familiar with.  It Squares (Challenge) Sedna (Fear) and makes a Grand Trine (Much Grace) with Uranus (our Soul Self) and Pholus-Quaoar (Being Fully Responsive to our Survivl Instincts).  It makes a Square Fez (two Squares separated by Trines and Sextiles, which are Resolved by the Diagonal Quincunxes) on the Quincunxes (Curiosity) between the Eclipse (Illumination) and Chiron (Healing Despair), and between Sedna and Pholus-Quaoar. 

The Symbol for Leo 29 is “A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.”  Rudhyar reads that as “The stage at which an intense feeling-intuition rising from the unconscious is about to take form as a conscious thought.”

The Challenges here are potentially being Overwhelmed by the Illumination of our Fear (or in some cases Anger), and Despairing over the magnitude of the task of being Fully Responsive to our Survival Instincts.  What if your Survival Instincts are a flashback to being a Jew in Germany in 1939.  Do you have the Courage to get out while you can?  How do you Decide whether it’s a True Intuition or “just” a flashback, or both?  Or a flashforward to 2050 when the Planet is awash in camps for mostly starving refugees from flooded lowlands?  Your Survival Instincts may sound completely crazy.  Can you, Will you, Trust them?

But there are Blessings.  First, Yintegrity comes to the Rescue, if we’re Willing to Trust that.  And second, Curiosity can Rescue us as well.  It’s not about Logical thinking, Planning, and Executing, it’s about PIAVAs.  “I Wonder how my Fear and my Survival Instincts can Collaborate to move us and the Planet Forward,” for instance.  Or “God/Goddess, thank you for Illuminating my Despair.  Please help me Poor-Sweetheart it into Productive Action.”  The Life Force (Varuna) can also Rescue our Despair, with a PIAVA something like Imagining Surrender to an autopilot, where we Allow the Life Force itself to inhabit our Body and Act of its own Accord to Improve our Future, without Conscious Intervention from our Ego.

This segment of the Eclipse chart is pretty straightforward.  A separate segment, in 21-25 Degrees – another Degree zone we’re quite familiar with – is much more complex.  We’ll take up that segment next.

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