New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse On August 11th
On 11th August ‘18, the solar eclipse of the new moon will fall at 18º Leo decan 2. It will form a part of the educational triangle and Merak, the fixed star in Ursa Major, will be active.
This eclipse will constitute a part of the learning triangle that Jupiter trine Neptune will resolve through its spiritual healing powers.
Ursa Major, the mother bear, will be influential at this time. This constellation designs life-challenging situations for the people but the moon adds some relief. Those affected by this eclipse will need to practice control on themselves for a better future.
Moon Leo 3 doesn’t gloss over its egoistic traits. At this time Ursa Major is driven by its nurturing, maternal energy. Now it depends how your soul controls the hostile energy that Leo can trigger in you. You will have to learn to compose your energies and rekindle your real self.
If this solar eclipse touches someone, it can make his soul more aggressive. The decisions made at this time may upset those around the executor though it is respected for the sheer courage of undertaking it. If the person is a nation’s leader, head of the family or a company, the eclipse will also assist him in protecting those around him.
The fixed star in the solar eclipse
Dubhe (the Alpha) and Merak (the Beta) are an integral part of the Ursa Major. The two stars are easily visible in the Plough or the Big Dipper as a part of this constellation. Robson considers Dubhe as destructive in nature, and Merak as authoritative and dictatorial. According to Manilus, a 1st-century Astrologer, this destructive energy can be seen positively as one that tames the negative energies. At this time, the Bear will destroy the wrath of the Tiger (Leo) and make it calm.
It seems promising in the case of troublemaking children and those with uncultivated energies. At this moment, Leo will direct its leadership characteristics to guide those directionless souls that need a trailblazer. Bernadette Brady believes that the Ursa Major encourages insight and patience to peacefully resolve problems instead of being driven by the impulses.
The learning triangle of the solar eclipse
Mercury-Moon conjunct: This combination is not an easy one considering the polar opposite characteristics of the two—Mercury has erratic energy and Moon is driven by nostalgia and insecurity though both have a magical feel about them. If we manage our thoughts well, this year’s solar eclipse can be used constructively. If mercury dominates this eclipse, a light-hearted, charming, and spontaneous feeling will support our decisions.
Moon square/opposite Jupiter offers unrestrained love and nurturing to everyone. At the same time, it is uncontrollable, overreaching and promising beyond its abilities. Moon opposite/square Jupiter lives on the edge and is mostly favorable for everyone. But if luck doesn’t support it, the failure is grand too. This trine will be most active on August 19. It is known for its mystic idealism and serves as an archetypal guru, healer or divine mentor. It can also appear as a person in your life who you will start to idolize. It will tempt you to be captivated by its mysticism.
What to expect?
The solar eclipse of August 2018 is a risky game. In the beginning, you will be nostalgic because of the Moon and Mercury conjunction. Moon opposite Jupiter will promise the unreachable. The trine will make offerings that will tempt you away from grim reality. Though there may be some hope too.
The temptations will be hard to overcome but one will have to make difficult decisions like observing a fake soul mate and if necessary, rejecting that person. It could also interfere with and harm a wholesome relationship. Stay focused.