Eclipse 2018 astrology: What are the stars saying about the August partial solar eclipse?
On the morning of Saturday, August 11, the so-called New Moon will take a small bite out of the glowing face of the Sun.
The partial eclipse will feature exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere where it will pass over Europe, Greenland, Asia and Russia.
The August eclipse marks the end of this summer’s eclipse season, coming hot on the heels of the July 27, Blood Moon and July 13, partial eclipse.
And if astrologers are to be trusted with their interpretation of the astronomical phenomenon, the event could be the start of something new and exciting in your life.
According to astrologer Gregory Scott, the New Moon eclipse of the Sun is an “amazing opportunity” to rediscover what your purpose in life is.
He said: “The Sun and the Moon sit together in Leo at 18 degrees, so Leo energy is beautiful – it’s the energy that we’re experiencing now here in the Northern Hemisphere.
“There’s fire in the atmosphere, there’s passion, there’s confidence, there’s the belief in oneself, there’s the ability to laugh and have fun and be around children or to get in touch with your inner child and play and enjoy it.
“The Lion also sometimes tests its strength against others just for fun. The Lion is confident and powerful.
“Remember that Mercury is in Leo and Mercury in retrograde so some of the things you feel so amazing and confident at – you may get wrong a little bit because Mercury is in retrograde.”
Astrologers believe the Sun conjunct Moon is a powerful sign in the heavens.
Jamie Partridge, of AstrologyKing.com, argued the sign is a strong indication all possibilities are laid out on the table when making plans for the future.
The horoscope expert said the time is right to question your old habits and behaviours in a bid to find more inventive ways of making progress.
Astrologer Jean Wiley issued a “soul note” for the partial eclipse, saying the August spectacle is a time of new beginnings.
She said: “On Saturday 11 at 5.58am daytime, Eastern Time is the New Moon partial solar eclipse and this has a strong feeling of new beginnings, new chapters.
“There will be a response to this in January and Mercury is retrograde so go with what is already flowing.
“Your brain, left brain Mercury retrograde, will catch up towards the second half of August and into September.
“This New Moon eclipse occurs at 19 degrees in Leo and it’s about the heart, and new beginnings, and new chapters, and patterns and trusting you will have a stronger understanding and also that you can make things happen more on the external level as you get into the second half of August.”
The partial solar eclipse will bite into the face of the Sun around 8.02am UT (9.02am BST) over the North Atlantic and Greenland.
The eclipse will peak at so-called maximum eclipse around 9.46am UT (10.46am BST) as it travels north and east over the top of the globe.
By 11.30am UT (12.30pm BST) the eclipse will wrap up after passing over East Asia.