The solar eclipse of February 6, 2008 is one of the most interesting I have seen in a long time. Not only will there be an eclipse at that time, but Mercury retrograde will directly join the sun and moon at the time it eclipses. Mercury will be closer to Earth at that time than at any other time, which will make it very powerful.

I see this Mercury retrograde as good for Gemini and Virgo ascendants, if they are willing to take a chance, especially in the hidden areas of life, and especially for Geminis, who have had Mars back and forth in their first house for a long time. weather. to four months right now. If ever the sign of Gemini falls on your chart, a release from this eclipse could be seen. For those with a rising sidereal Gemini zodiac, this eclipse could declare a major reversal of recent frustrations for them. I say this because an eclipse is very powerful and not necessarily because of “bad things.” It shows unusual events and will generally support an otherworldly or spiritual expression.

But generally this eclipse is supported by a Sun / Saturn exchange. The sun is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn and Saturn is in Leo, ruled by the sun. This type of interaction is a powerful glue that tends to hold actions together, despite negative circumstances that may arise. Thus, the sign of Capricorn is also highly activated by the eclipse. Those with a Capricorn ascendant, sidereal zodiac, should keep an eye on their health for the next six months. But those with the Capricorn ascendant who have had some health difficulties may find some relief in hidden methods or some unexpected breakthroughs at this time.

This eclipse occurs in the Nakshatra of Dhanista, ruled by Mars, who has just begun to advance again in Gemini. This Nakshatra is related to wealth and sustenance of all kinds. It is where many different ideas are turned into something new and innovative. The deity is the eight Vasus: an amalgam of energies taken from the gods Indra, (lightning) Soma, (nectar) Kubera, (wealth) Agni, (fire) Yama (moderation / death). This is the Nakshatra or Mars is exalted, giving ability to use these universal forces creatively and alchemically. The point of exaltation of Mars is a symbol of the kundalini, the blast of fire at the seat of the spine.

Eclipses are always a good time for introspection and meditation. This would be a good day to fast or just eat lightly and contemplate the nature of the self.

The great spiritual leader, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, left his body yesterday. These great spiritual teachers choose propitious times to do such things, so you can bet that now is a good time for spiritual practices and breakthroughs. In addition to this eclipse, Jupiter and Venus are united in Sagittarius, the sign of putting our spiritual knowledge into practice and following our inspirations.

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