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On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be experienced across the United States, an amazing phenomenon that will be able to be seen across the country. As the eclipse brings darkness, the shift from day to night also signals a shift in the energy around us. This specific solar eclipse is also referred to as the Great American Eclipse.

Professionals from NASA explain:

“Lincoln City, Oregon, at 10:15 AM PDT (1:15 PM EDT). Totality ends at 2:48 PM EDT near Charleston, South Carolina. The partial eclipse will start earlier and end later, but the total eclipse itself will take about one hour and 40 minutes to cross the country.”

As the moon moves into place, blocking all of the sun’s rays from our view, Americans will have the opportunity to experience varying levels of this eclipse. Understanding the best places to view the eclipse will allow the American population to view the amazing phenomenon, however, it is important to note that not all states will have a clear view.

Solar eclipses aren’t uncommon in all areas of the world, in fact, some countries will experience an eclipse every 12-18 months! Here in the United States, however, they are far more uncommon, with the last solar eclipse being reported back in 1918, nearly 100 years ago.

As the moon moves to block our view of the sun, they, in turn, disrupt the natural order of the world. The celestial clock was used to determine the annual calendar in earlier times, dictating the time of year during which we would hunt or harvest, and allowing us to understand the shifting energies. This disruption to these energies impacts not only the natural world around us but also the events of our own lives. Throughout history, we can pinpoint a connection between eclipses and major events.

This energy shift also impacts each of us individually, impacting our own internal balance of energy. The change that this impact will bring can be predicted by our Zodiac signs. Curious as to how you will feel this change? Find your zodiac sign below…

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This eclipse will allow you to discover a deep inner power that you have always possessed, however, have failed to acknowledge prior to this time. Impacting the way in which you view your relationships, and who you trust, you will begin to analyze the people you have allowed into your life, acknowledging that you have shown poor judgment in the past regarding who you are willing to trust. You will work to create your own happiness moving forward from this eclipse, embracing a new freedom in your life.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Highly stubborn and set in your ways, it is often difficult for you to remain patience when dealing with those who view life differently or doesn’t fall into your black and white view of the world. This shift in energy will help you to practice patience and open your mind to new view points, discovering a whole new way of approaching life and the world around you. Try to embrace this shift and remain open minded moving forward.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

The solar eclipse will awaken a sense of responsibility deep within you Gemini, pushing you to create your own happiness and freedom in your life. You highly value true joy and will work to attract only those who bring it into your life, refusing to waste your time on people who bring nothing but negative energies. The new energies in place after the eclipse will create a desire to grow, and you should embrace it, pursuing your goals and dreams.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The energies brought about by the eclipse will open your eyes to your instincts and intuition. You have often felt as though you had a deeper understanding of the world around you, however, you failed to listen to your ‘gut’ during these times. As you open your mind to the power of your instincts you will begin to develop an inner wisdom and gratitude for the life that you have been given.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Known as the perpetual worrier, you will find that this shift in energy will bring a new-found desire to let go of the worry in your life. You will begin to develop a stronger sense of faith, trusting in the ways of the universe and your journey in life. You will begin to question and debunk some of the limiting beliefs you have allowed to control your life, opening yourself to a new way of living.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Prior to the eclipse, you placed a high value in the opinions of those that you surround yourself with, empowering them to make significant decisions in your life. As the energies shift, you will find yourself setting new, healthy boundaries and taking back control of the choices that you make. You will begin to listen to your own inner voice, guided by your morals and beliefs.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

The shift of energy will trigger an awareness of the connection that can be found between your mind, body, and spirit, creating a stronger, more unified sense of self. Allow yourself to meditate and welcome this new energy into your life, reaching a new level of spiritual growth. You will begin to focus heavily on self-care, and allowing yourself to consider your personal well-being a priority in your life.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

You have always been highly self-focused, presenting yourself as strong and independent. The eclipse will bring a new focus into your life, embracing the connections that you develop with other people. You will become a beacon of love and positive energy, demonstrating a new found inner peace. The eclipse will also spark a high level of creativity, encouraging you to open your imagination and.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

You have spent much of your life holding onto regrets from your past, holding you back from your ability to forge new relationships. This shift in energy will empower you to view forgiveness n a new light, healing from past wrongs and moving forward in pursuit of love. You will not only learn how to forgive others but will also begin to work on forgiving yourself.


Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

You are sometimes viewed as being highly judgemental. This may be a reaction to fear, or a result of being naïve, unaware or uneducated in regards to the lifestyles, cultures, and choices of those around you. This shift in energy will bring an important shift in the way in which you view others, learning how to love them while still allowing them to be their own person. This will allow you to take control of your destiny and decisions, rather than hiding behind your preconceived notions.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Highly opposed to errors and mistakes, you are extremely hard on yourself, expecting nothing short of perfection in most cases. This perfectionist mentality will be called into question with the change in energy, allowing you to view failure in a new light. Motivated by the things you can learn from your failures, you will move towards your goals and dreams with a new degree of knowledge. Rather than focusing on the negatives, you will shift your attention to the blessings in your life.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Rather than allowing yourself to be intimidated by those who reach new levels of success around you, will find yourself drawn to their power and drive, highly influenced to work towards your own goals and dreams. You will begin to feel a calling to invest your time and energy into caring for others, discovering new organizations and opportunities to spread love and good will.