Blood Moons, Dragons Eating The Sun: Astrology And Eclipses

Solar and Lunar eclipses are particularly powerful, and an astrologer ignores their effects at his or her peril. Eclipses don't just affect individual lives; they also have a tendency to affect larger world events.

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Eclipses don't just affect individual lives; they also have a tendency to affect larger world events. Although when it's a Full Moon in your part of the world it's a Full Moon all over the Earth, eclipses leave a distinct and limited path: they project a shadow on a portion of the globe. Many astrologers have noticed the effects on world events within that shadow zone. For example, the last eclipse before the Prophet Mohammed was born shows the parts of the world where Islam is strongest.

Although the effects of an eclipse are often described as being sudden or unexpected, remember that no event in your life happens in a complete vacuum. Both astrology and life in general tend to give us some hints as to where the hammer will fall in advance. For example, an eclipse played a crucial role in the Democratic primaries when Hillary Clinton was upset by a relative unknown named Barack Obama... which came as a surprise unless you knew how to read the polling data in advance.

And finally… Don't forget some surprises are actually good, and that no matter what, you've already lived through a few eclipses in your time, and you'll likely make it through plenty more.

Visit Oh My Stars! to read more from Beliefnet astrology expert Matthew Currie.

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