No ordinary occurrence, this lunar eclipse will be the longest of the century - nearly 4 hours in duration - and only a degree away from the red-planet of war, Mars, which is simultaneously closest to the earth and brighter than it’s been since 2003!
However, Mars is also armed with a fearless drive for spiritual growth and empowerment now. This is an important time to stay active, taking positive steps towards change, while praying for world peace. Learn more about Mars and Ketu’s effects here: Your Mars Horoscope through November 2018.
To top it off, Mercury Retrograde runs July 25 - August 19, with misunderstandings, delays, and computer problems arising. Expect unusual mix-ups and distortions as Mercury Retrograde converges with the solar eclipse on August 10.
In general, eclipses are omens that herald acceleration, change and world evolution. In the unstable weeks surrounding eclipses, things may seem to wobble or even spin out of control.
This eclipse falls near the auspicious Abhijit, which means, “complete victory." If you are ready, this is a time to overthrow old habits and outdated beliefs, let go of the past, and reorganize your life. How this lunar eclipse affects you personally depends on your Vedic birth chart. Find out more: book a reading with Kari.
The Lunar Eclipse will also be in a section of Capricorn called Shravana, the “star of learning.” This Vedic star gives a keen power of observation, listening, and empowerment through education. In India, this full moon/lunar eclipse also marks the holiday of Guru Purnima, a special time to celebrate and honor our teachers, educators, and guides. Popular beliefs, education systems, as well as how we perceive the world around us may come into focus now.
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The goddess Saraswati, who plays a musical instrument called the Veena, resides in Shravana. It is said that the sound of her music dissolves the mind and raises the soul of the listener to heaven. There is a silent hum of truth and harmony under the roar of uncertainty and chaos in the world now. Listen carefully and you will hear.