August 11, 2018              18° Leo 42‘               5:58 am

     An eclipse occurs when the orbits of the Moon and the Earth align closely enough together with the Sun and the Moon to block the light of the Sun from the Earth (a Solar Eclipse), or the Moon (a Lunar Eclipse).  Every month we have a New Moon, but only every six months do we have eclipses.  A Solar Eclipse is when the Moon is exactly between the Sun and the Earth and blocks the light of the Sun from the EarthSolar Eclipses are very powerful New Moons and are known to herald significant and powerful endings and beginnings.  Events that are triggered by an eclipse usually take six months to unfold, so you can expect this process of change to continue as you begin to feel like a flower opening its’ petals.  Special opportunities to break old patterns become apparent as you begin to make major changes in your life. Metamorphosis is another word associated with eclipses. The Solar Eclipse on July 13, 2018 will occur at 10:48pm at 18° Leo 42’.  All Leo Sun Sign people will be most affected by this Solar Eclipse as will those with Leo rising. If you are a Aquarius or have Aquarius rising you will feel this Eclipse more strongly than most because in our sky the constellation of Aquarius opposite the constellation of Leo and is in direct alignment with this Eclipse. Overall, you will find yourself redoing your life from your toes to the top of your head and your appearance will be changed radically as you enhance your image to reflect the massive changes going on within you!! Remember, Eclipses are about endings . . and beginnings!!  Ultimately the changes in how you see yourself will affect how you are perceived by others thereby affecting all of your personal AND business relationships!!  Response to an Eclipse is both psychological and physical as each individual responds in a unique manner.  This is all good as you review your life, let go of past aspirations, recommit to what works and plant fresh seeds for personal growth!!
    Depending on the part of your chart (house) that is activated, we can determine exactly what part of your life will be most affected.  If you are a Leo almost every part of your life will be affected, but all of us will feel a shift of some sort coming on. If the Eclipse falls in your 1st/7th houses, you are working on yourself, on your marriage or your relationship.  If it is the 2nd/8th houses, it is your earnings or joint finances that are affected.  If it is the 3rd/9th houses, it could be a year of travel or educational pursuits.  For more information on how this eclipse falls in your personal chart, give me a call.  With any eclipse, what is hidden will come to light and your secret desires may not be secret anymore.  You may break away from a relationship that no longer suits your needs, or you may be faced with changes beyond your control.  The six months ahead will give you the time to sort through your feelings and explore other options. Remember:  change is good!  Change in thought, manner, speech, dress, lifestyle, career, health, family, expectations and goals are all part of the plan and the process of you creating a more fulfilled life.  You may feel uncomfortable as you let go of what is familiar and you step way outside your boundaries to make room in your head and your heart for new ideas and ultimately a new lifestyle!
Read on to see how this eclipse will affect you personally!!
Aries: Your overall health and energy are much better now. Children are affected more by this Eclipse. So, it won’t hurt for you and your children to take it easy now. Many changes going on in their lives are a normal-part of growing up. They are redefining themselves! Enjoy!
Taurus: The world calls to you. You would like to sleep but you need to focus on the activities of the day.  Family dramas still abound and perhaps more work is needed on your physical home. This is your chance to bring closure to any emotional issues that you are dealing with.
Gemini: Cars and communication equipment get tested.You should drive more carefully and defensively. If you don’t need to drive, it would be better not to. If you must do so, be more careful! Upheavels in your neighborhood-new construction, etc. Drama with siblings!
Cancer: You are in unknown, unfamiliar territory and lack confidence and direction. Very understandable! Now is the time to gain as much clarity as you can. Career issues need time to resolve themselves.  In the meantime, you can focus more on the home and family.
Leo: This Eclipse shakes things up and makes life interesting for you!! Once again you are forced to redefine yourself, to re-evaluate who you are and how you want others to think of you. It brings a change of personality and image. This kind of eclipse can bring a detox of the body. It is a cleansing-cooperate with it. Take it easy over the period for a few days before the 11th and a few days after!!
Virgo: Your spiritual life, which has gotten shaken up few other times this year, gets shaken up again. Much ferment is happening here.  A further course correctioning is necessary. All of your beliefs: spiritual, philosophical, emotional, political are up for review.  Insights happen!
Libra: Friendships are tested as the world around you is shaken! There are shakeups in your company or industry; there are dramas in the lives of bosses and friends.  The rules of the game are changing and you’re forced to make course corrections in your career.
Scorpio: This Eclipse shakes up your career and creates dramas in the lives of people involved in your career.  The changes you make will be good ones thought not pleasant while happening. Keep in mind you are going to feel the effects of this eclipse for the next six months.
Sagittarius: There seems to be much chaos going on so if you have plans around the time of this Eclipse, you may need to scale them back a bit. There can be delayed reactions to just about anything you do because many of the planets are also going retrograde at this time.
Capricorn: The cosmos is hard at working having you learn some important lessons as to why you are here on planet Earth. It is impor- tant for you to get down to the business that you were born to do. Get on with your real mission. You are focused on your life’s essence.
Aquarius: A close relationship is getting a severe ‘stress test’ to see how it holds up. Be more patient with loved ones. Only the really good relationships are likely to stand up under this relentless pounding. That’s the good news!! If you can make it through this, you can probably make it through anything! You are beginning a new career push now and your career is becoming ever important!  Your challenge will be to have a successful career along with a successful home/family life. Sometimes you swing to career, sometimes to home.  Just work it out.
Pisces: Whatever is not settled in your life, gets settled now. Work and health are the highlights, but just about any area that needs corrected will be brought to light now. Keep in mind that the way is being paved for your next big career push! Children play a role!! 🙂  

Solar Eclipse Leo – Aug 11, 2018