An annular eclipse means the moon will not cover the sun completely. There will be a “ring of fire” remaining around the shadow of the moon. (As the picture shows).
The eclipse will be visible from the Antarctica, South Africa and South America between 12:10 – 17:35 UTC. In most places only a very partial eclipse will be seen. But as we know – we do not need to see something in order for it to have an affect upon us.
DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!
even during eclipse time, it is strictly forbidden and can cause permanent loss of eyesight.
It is possible to view the eclipse through appropriate and professional eye-wear (not sun glasses!).
(Pictures from a safe watching of a solar eclipse of )
What is a Solar Eclipse?
Solar and Lunar Eclipses occur two times a year, close to each other, in known times that are called “the eclipse season”. Twice a year there is a perfect alignment between the Sun, the Moon and Earth.
During that time, on a full moon night, the earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon and Earth’s shadows covers (to some extent) the moon. This is a Lunar Eclipse.
And exactly two weeks before or after the Lunar Eclipse, on the day of the new moon, as the Moon and the Sun conjunct – we’ll see the Moon covering the Sun – this will be the Solar Eclipse.
The Solar Eclipse is the event of the two main and opposing astrological symbols colliding. Two opposite worlds conjunct.
The Moon, that represents the imagination, intuition, childhood, past, our unaware parts, femininity and much more – is covering the Sun – which represents our logic, aims, the adult part of our being and our masculine part and our consciousness.
It can be perfectly understood why people were afraid of this mysterious disappearance of the Sun in ancient times – being in a moment where logic and rules are not there!
But if we’re are in a personal-development process, and up for using the celestial events for advancing our lives – we can see the bright side of this most special event –
An event in which imagination over-comes logic for a while,
Our soft and feminine side taking control over our masculine ambition,
And a time that the child inside of us overshadows the adult…
This specific eclipse is a time for us to meditate upon closure of past-lives issues and this life’s early childhood wounds. This is also a time to remember all the talents we have and all we have achieved, and connect to what we have already collected in the wonderful journey of our lives, and make these precious moments known to us and available for the future.
The card to meditate upon during the time of the eclipse
would be the South Node card,