A Total Eclipse of The Sun:

August 21, 2017

‘Presages of Preparation & Advice

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A Total Eclipse of The Sun:

August 21, 2017

‘Presages of Preparation & Advice

by Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci

Anyone who tells you that celestial bodies have no effect or influence on the natural world simply does not know what they are talking about.

For instance, you will hear the ignorant rolling eyes and chuckle when the term ‘Astrology’ is used – this, despite the fact that anyone who has ever named a day of the week, or who has celebrated their own birthday is, in fact, using ‘Astrology.’

Moreover, when significant celestial events take place that is experienced in real time for masses of people, it is easy to observe the immediate effects of celestial bodies on the natural world.

We will have one of those significant celestial events in mid-August.

Every world transit of importance requires focus and detailed attention to personal nativities – and the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, over the continental United States just happens to be one of those important events.

Although millions of people will go out to watch the total solar eclipse, as an astrologer, I do not recommend taking this eclipse as ‘entertainment,’ because no eclipse is a favorable one.

It is my advice to be mindful of this fact when it comes to celestial events like the August 2017 total solar eclipse. It will take place at a time in the U.S. when economic, societal and political tensions are on edge.

Others will tend to demystify eclipses according to popular culture sentiment, however, I remind people that for thousands of years eclipses have been strictly considered to be inauspicious events by mundane astrologers.

For many centuries total solar and lunar eclipses have been observed as very negative.

In Mundane Astrology, eclipses were the study of ‘revolutions of the celestial bodies,’ which are taken to be presages or warnings of events to come.

Eclipses play a major role in the mundane astrology. When eclipses fall in fixed signs, like the one on Aug. 21, 2017, then it also speaks to geophysical events, such as earthquakes.

The influences of eclipses are those where the shadow of the eclipse falls and the eclipse is seen over the regions it passes.

The effects can occur weeks just before, during and then months and even years afterward.

Few make these connections except mundane astrologers who are an expert on world transits and the effects of celestial phenomena like eclipses.

On the geophysical level, total solar eclipses can be presages of earthquakes, epidemics, famines, floods and wildfires. They can influence a rise in accidents and crime.

I advise those living in earthquake-prone regions to use the months of June and July to update their emergency preparedness and supplies and to be mindful of seismic and weather-related activity for the rest of this year and next.

In the spiritual sciences related to astrology and the effects of eclipses, it is said that the environment becomes conducive for negative energies to amass black energy that is harmful to the populations where the eclipse is seen.

The shadow energy of a total solar eclipse is a type of spiritual dark energy that is the primary weapon of attack of demons and evil spirits.

The environment is most conducive for negative energies to use dark energy to harm humanity during the period of the eclipse as well as to plant seeds of destruction.


As a mundane astrologer, I practice all forms of astrology, including natal readings, secondary progressions, and climate & weather forecasting, otherwise known as astrometeorology.

From the study of history, it is very clear to me that eclipses are always some way related to the area of a disaster, especially if the eclipse is angular or visible in the predicted area of a disaster.

Earthquakes are caused by the action of eclipses, most often when falling in Fixed signs. Seismic events generally follow just before and also months after eclipses.

In each of the following examples a significant earthquake took place during a span of time when the transiting Lunar Nodes aligned with a recent solar or lunar eclipse:

Japan and the Kobe 6.9 quake of January 17, 1995, at 5:46 AM: The transiting North Node was within a degree to the Solar Eclipse of November 3, 1994, at 11º Scorpio.

Afghanistan and the 6.1 quake of Rostag; February 4, 1998, at 14:33 UT: The transiting North Node was at 10º Virgo, within a degree of the Solar Eclipse of September 1, 1997, at 9º Virgo.

Iran and the Bam 6.6 quake of December 26, 2003, at 5:28 AM: The transiting North Node was within two degrees of the prior Lunar Eclipse of November 8, 2003, at 16º Taurus.

Los Angeles and the Sylmar 6.7 quake of February 9, 1971, at 6:02 AM: The transiting nodes were aligned within a degree to the earlier Lunar Eclipse of August 16, 1970, at 24º Aquarius.

The Long Beach, California 6.4 Quake of March 10, 1933, at 5:55 PM: The transiting South Node was within a degree of the previous Solar Eclipse of August 31, 1932, at 8º Virgo.

The Whittier, California 5.9 quake of October 1, 1987, at 7:42 AM: The transiting South Node was in early Libra, within two degrees of the prior Solar Eclipse of September 23, 1987, also in early Libra.

The Landers 7.3 quake of June 28, 1992, at 4:57 AM: This quake followed the Lunar Eclipse of December 21, 1991, at 29º Gemini when the transiting South Node came within a degree.

The Northridge 6.7 quake of January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM: The transiting South Node was at 1º Gemini, within a degree of the earlier Solar Eclipse of May 21, 1993, at 1º Gemini.

The Great San Francisco 1906 7.8 Quake of April 18, 1906, at 5:12 AM: The transiting North Node at 18º Leo was within two degrees of the prior Lunar Eclipse of February 9, 1906, at 20º Leo.

The Loma Prieta 6.9 quake of October 17, 1989, at 5:05 PM: The transiting North Node at 23º Aquarius was within two degrees of the Lunar Eclipse of August 16, 1989, at 24º Aquarius.

The massive 9.3 earthquakes and tsunami in Sumatra on December 26, 2004, at 7:59 AM: The transiting North Node was at 28º Aries, aligned closely with the Solar Eclipse of April 19, 2004, at 29º Aries.

Examples like the August 1999 solar eclipse also led to destructive floods in France and Italy, major earthquakes in Turkey and Greece, and a destructive cyclone in India.

When an eclipse falls in a fixed sign, such as the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, it is important to mind the past.

For instance, in Tangshan, China, three months before the earthquake of 1976 an annular eclipse occurred in Taurus over Tangshan.

At that time, Uranus was rising in tropical Scorpio opposed to the luminaries with transiting Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus.

There was also conjunction of Mars and Saturn which took place before a partial lunar eclipse in Scorpio; while Uranus culminated on

the Midheaven in Scorpio above Tangshan.

Then there was the hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas in 1900.

The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category Four storm. It featured winds of 145 mph and took place on September 8, 1900. It is estimated that it killed somewhere between 6,000 to 12,000 people.

That deadly hurricane was preceded by a solar eclipse in Gemini four months earlier with Mercury conjoined to Neptune with Pluto also in Gemini.

Jupiter and Uranus were in opposition from Sagittarius as the opposition was on the prime vertical axis.

In astrometeorology, the Gemini-Mercury placement indicates powerful winds, especially when Jupiter and Uranus are in opposition to an eclipse.

There are particular influences of planets relative to the Earth that indicate the lowering of barometric pressure, for instance during winter increasing heavy snowfall during winter along with freezing rains in spring.

The influence of Mars can presage severe droughts. Saturn increases the density and duration of storms as Uranus produces winter freezes and summer cold fronts. Neptune can cause torrential

downpours and high winds.

When planets of contrary natures form hard aspects, such as the squares and oppositions between Mars and Saturn or Mars and Uranus, extreme weather systems are created.

Eclipses are harbingers that help to spark unfavorable events across regions where they were previously observed and so there is cause for concern with the coming total solar eclipse in mid-August 2017.


The New Moon at 28-degrees tropical Leo on Monday, August 21, 2017, marks the total solar eclipse over the U.S.

The August 2017 total solar eclipse is part of the Saros Series #145, the eclipse grouping that the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, is a member.

During totality, those observing with clear skies will easily be able to see four planets with the unaided eye near the eclipsed Sun.

In order of brightness, the planets will be Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury.

Venus will be high above the eclipse Sun (at 34 degrees) and slightly to the right.

Mars will be 18 degrees above and just to the right of the Sun.

Mercury will be retrograde by the time of the total solar eclipse and will be slightly dimmer than Mars.

The eclipse will take place near to the bright star Regulus that sits in the heart of the Lion, or ‘Cor Leonis.’

Regulus entered tropical Virgo in 2012 AD but had entered tropical Leo in 156 BC. The star Regulus will be seen shining near the Sun’s eclipsed corona.

The solar eclipse will take place in the third decanate of Leo, which in ancient mundane astrology relates to troubles affecting religion and unrest among the general public.

It also bodes ill for grain boxes, which means that the crop harvest of 2017 will be unfavorable into late summer and autumn.

The weather of the solar year 2017, along with geopolitical events, will affect crops and food prices.

Because the eclipse in the late degrees of Leo sees the Moon afterward make ingress into tropical Virgo, there is the potential of great calamities including deaths of leading figures of the nation that observes the eclipses.

It will mark a span of time lasting through to summer 2018 that requires the attention of tens of millions of people who will have observed the total solar eclipse.

Mundane astrologer William Stickevers will give a webinar on Sunday, August 20, 2017, on the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse. Those interested should contact him to sign up for his presentation.


As a mundane astrologer, my own work on the total solar eclipse covers a wide range of its effects on nativities; on regions with its geophysical and metaphysical impacts from 2017 to 2024 overall.

The track of August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will take it through the heart of the United States so a great many people will experience its effects over a number of months and years to come.

Personal effects will be on nativities where the eclipse will either conjoin, square, or oppose you’re natal and progressed horoscopes.

For personal horoscopes, eclipses are important when within a few degrees of conjunction, square and opposition to the Sun, Moon or the angles.

I generally recommend that during the summer and autumn of 2017 that people take precautions by not going about their normal activities with their guards down, but to remain cautious, even doing the most mundane of activities.

Extended travel is a problem, but so is short-range travel. I expect to hear of numerous accidents and crimes taking place on a wider and increased level as a result of the power of the total solar eclipse.

I advise a precautionary attitude when it comes to taking things for granted. It is not wise to be around others who show borderline mental/emotional illnesses or to engage with people who are generally considered to be bad company.

Know where the total solar eclipse will fall in your personal nativity to be able to then ascertain the preparations you need to take in order to neutralize its later effects.

~ Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci

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