May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017: Mount St. Helens Rumbles and Eclipses Are Due

A refresher on the May 18, 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens (Washington State) by Sharyn Smith provides a timely reminder of the volcano's destruction that Sunday morning when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake opened a vent on the mountain's north face. Although not felt on the surface, deep seismic activity began to increase in March 1980 and now, from March into May 2017, a similar phenomena is occurring but this does not predict that a definite eruption is on the way, circa 2017. After all, volcanic eruptions have always been notoriously difficult to predict, which in scientific terms, I suppose means 'impossible'.

But what are easy to predict are Lunar and Solar Eclipses and their well documented effects upon natural forces that result in such weather-related events as storms, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and droughts, plus, earthquakes and volcanoes, so if eclipses are any measure, perhaps the month of August 2017 is one to keep our eyes on. However, not being a meteorologist I won't 'predict' any such correlated event/s but you may wish to consider the two eclipses that are due in August 2017. Links to their charts are below: the August 7, 2017 Lunar Eclipse horoscope is set for Washington DC and the charts of the August 21st Solar Eclipse that 'splits' our nation, aka, The Great American Eclipse are set for two locations where its shadow first touches the US--the West Coast (Oregon--too close to Mount St. Helens for comfort?) and a second horoscope for where its shadow leaves the mainland (South Carolina) and heads out to sea.

Astrology and a Significant Star

Significant is the degree of the August Solar Eclipse which manifests upon one of the critical 29th degrees, in August in the solar-ruled sign of Leo (Tropical Zodiac). What's more, significant events are more likely when an eclipse conjoins a prominent fixed star and this one hits royal Regulus now precessed from 29Leo to 00Virgo, an earth sign. The primary key phrase for Regulus, the king or kingmaker, is: success if revenge is avoided. If vengeance is not avoided all that has been gained shall be lost. Another way to say this is that a a fall from grace will occur and unfortunately for our nation, the 29Leo eclipse directly hits the natal Ascendant of Donald Trump who was born on June 16, 1946 with Regulus rising @29Leo (along with Mars @26Leo). This eclipse may not bode well for Mr. Trump's present political and legal troubles, as you may agree, though I hope this is not so because as he goes, so goes America.

For to paraphrase the great traditional astrologer William Lilly, Eclipses always affect History but work only through individual charts. This would seem to be the case in August for America which has been no paragon of restraint when it comes to taking vengeance upon our foes and at the moment, we are led by a belligerent Mars Rising fellow, a Jupiterian mogul who knows few if any bounds, and who behaves unpredictably via his 10th house Uranus in Gemini.

But enough of 'the politics', that "organized system of hatreds"! (And yes, I know I promised No Politics on this blog but a very significant and rare eclipse is due!)

For the Total Solar Eclipse in August is certain to be an eerie sight not to be missed especially for viewers in the Path of Totality (others will see a partial eclipse) yet we must have our eclipse glasses on hand for safety's sake and do be sure to check out the very informative for pertinent details including your closest location and where to order your specs!

The Path of Totality touches: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Please check the Eclipse2017 website for specific towns and cities since some are directly in the Path of Totality and some are on the outskirts of it.

Related Horoscopes:

August 7, 2017: Lunar Eclipse @15AQ and Oregon and South Carolina Horoscopes of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 (but beware: posts contain rather generous helpings of politics dribbled all over them). Note that eclipse influences may begin as early as two weeks prior to the eclipse date and are considered to be 'cosmic blinks' and 'wild cards of the Universe' which may affect events on Earth with Uranian unpredictability and disruption especially when they are Total.

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