The Great American Eclipse

Seana Collins and I decided to record a THA>HIJAC show on the Great American Eclipse of 2018; the total solar eclipse which will be visible in the USA on Monday 21st August. The path of totality travels from the West coast to the East coast with the point of greatest eclipse over Nashville.

The Eclipse is a New Moon (all Solar Eclipses are) as the Moon meets the Sun by conjunction and obscures it from the Earth’s view. The shadow cast by the moons obscuration of the Sun is an awesome spectacle and a hugely symbolic event which throughout history has been considered to be an omen or message from God foretelling times of hardship, illness and war (among other things). You can read my previous blog post about Eclipses and Lunar Gestation Cycles here.


The Eclipse Effect

This particular New Moon is at 28º Leo. This is a poignant degree for the USA as it aligns with the birth chart of the US President Donald Trump whose ascendant is 29º Leo with Mars rising. Trump has a Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon. Not only was he born on a Full Moon (think of that larger than life character), but Trump was born on a lunar eclipse! This makes him even more sensitive to the eclipse effect. Having this particular eclipse on his Ascendant, whilst it is visible to an enormous portion of North America is a very interesting phenomena.  Have a listen to our Great American Eclipse show! While you are there, check out some of our other shows that we have been making lately and let us know what you think in the comments!


Below is a video demonstrating the path of totality with a close up of the area covers by the greatest point of eclipse. For more cool graphics and information visit Michael Zeiler, who has a vast array of beautiful maps and videos for you to enjoy prior to the actual live viewing on August 21st 2017.


NewMoon ooohNew Moon Wish Lists are a great way to get your current desires and motivations down on paper before handing them over to the seeding quality of the New Moon. It is also a fun practice and a useful habit to get into – a little like a monthly to do/bucket list or a cosmic ordering technique for the Law of Attraction.

The benefit of creating a New Moon Wish List is being able to keep track of your progress from month to month for as long as you keep creating wish lists. If you are someone who regularly writes journals like I do, you will have no problem integrating this practice into your routine. However, If you find yourself a little forgetful and in need of a reminder to create your list, you can use your phone to set a reminder and even make and keep the list stored on there, too. It can be saved in your online diaries, like Google Calendar, which can be accessed via your smart phone, or on a laptop/PC, keeping them stored for easy reference. I’ve written my New Moon Wish Lists on Post-Its, used envelopes, random notebooks and on the appropriate page of my diary – it does help to have everything written in the same location but there is no hard and fast rule.

Ideally your wishes will be personal and you can ask for things like an organised sock draw (did I really just suggest that?) or more focus at work. You could ask for world peace, or perhaps an end to cruelty in humanity, though the wish lists aren’t really designed for collective wishes. However, if your chart is being picked up by an outer planet transit or you are an Outer Planet Person (OPP) natally, by all means these intentions have a right to be expressed though your wish list. More »

A Solar eclipse from Space - Lunar obstruction of the Sun

What a wonderful way to greet the spring equinox!  At 09:35 on 20th March 2015 the new moon at 29°27’ Pisces will also be a Total Solar Eclipse over parts on the UK and Ireland.  Not only is this spectacular celestial event at the final degree of the Zodiac, the moon will be at Perigee, making it a Super Moon (when the moon is its closest point to the Earth) causing the lunar body to appear 14% bigger than when it is at Apogee (furthest point).  This new moon is the beginning of a cycle so anyone with a planet in aspect to the point of the Eclipse at 29° Pisces will be having a subconscious seed sewn into their life experience.

Those celebrating their birthday tomorrow will have their natal Sun in conjunction with the new moon Solar Eclipse.  This will have an impact during the approaching 2¼ years.  It may be that your future seems a little unclear at the moment, but if you track this mutable Lunar Gestation Cycle, you will soon discover that the next 9, 18 and 27 month increments are particularly poignant to you, how you see yourself as an individual and what you envisage for your future.

Those born around the 21st June or the 21st December will be experiencing the New Moon at a 90° angle – or Square – to your natal Sun and so this Eclipse will potentially spark a challenge to force you out of your comfort zone and press forward with ideas and inspiration.  People with birthdays around the 22nd September will be experiencing the New Moon in opposition – 180° away from their natal Sun which will be experience in some way through the way you relate to others.  (The Solar Eclipse will still be picking up on your Sun if you are born up to 1 week either side of these dates and if you have any other planet at these points, they will be affected, too).

Keep your eyes peeled for 9 months time on December 18th 2015, when the transiting moon will be at first quarter in at 26° Pisces.  This is where challenges will present themselves that will really set the wheels of change in motion for the events of 9 months time. From that point when there will be a full moon (Sun-Moon opposition) at 24° Pisces.  This full moon also happens to be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse which will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  It is at this time, the unconscious seed that was sewn at the point of the new moon will be in full bloom and the fruits of this period and all your work toward this point will be out in the open for all to see.

This cycle draws to a close on June 17 2017 at 26° Pisces where this it reaches its last quarter – the winter of its life.  The winds of change will be blowing and new challenges will be revealing themselves in time for you to tie up loose ends, learn from the lessons you have had and deal with the issues that have arisen in preparation for the next Lunar Gestation Cycle.

Regardless of whether this spectacular Super New Moon Eclipse picks up on one of your personal planets, you should create a New Moon Wish List tonight listing up to 14 things – anything you like – that you want to bring in to fruition in the next 2 weeks.  If you keep doing this for every New moon, you can check your progress and observe Lunar Gestation Cycles that pick up on your personal degrees inhabited by planets in your natal chart.
My eclipse glasses

You can read more about how to use the Lunar Gestation Cycles in Dietrech Pessin’s book: Lunar Shadows III: The Predictive Power of Moon Phases and Eclipses