The image is similar to the moment of totality from a solar eclipse I witnessed in Egypt in 2006. We were lucky enough to have an astronomer with a good camera in our group. Experiencing such an eclipse first hand is life changing. One moment it’s daylight and slowly the Moon moves across the face of the Sun, the sky grows dark, and there is eerie silence. That day we could also see Venus shining brightly near the Sun. My own sense was awe and humility. Hundreds of people had camped in Egypt’s western desert and many were brought to tears.

This solar eclipse is exact Sunday, February 26 at 7:58 MST, where I am in Colorado. This eclipse is in Pisces, so the depths of our emotions are keenly felt. The Sun and Moon are also conjunct to Neptune, symbolic lord of the oceans. We are invited to dive deep into our inner feelings and honestly face what we see in the murky depths. What do we find hidden deep in the dark waters of our subconsciousness that has been driving our knee jerk responses and instinctual behaviors? It’s a good time to take stock.  Emotional tides could run high with a tendency to overreact. Mars is also conjunct Uranus in Aries so there is danger that strong emotions could lead to potentially violent responses.

If we are open to transmutation these purifying waters may cleanse us of false beliefs and old pain. The choice is up to us. As William G. T Shedd famously said, “Ships are safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”  Set your main sail and tack into the wind on the high tide of change.

If you would like to view the original image take of the 2006 eclipse in Egypt, please visit

Copyright, Julie Loar, 2017

About the Author:  Julie Loar is the multiple award-winning author of six books and dozens of articles. She is an international teacher and scholar of myth and symbolism. Her latest book, Goddesses For Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom & Power of the Divine Feminine Around The World, , published by New World Library, is available from booksellers everywhere.  She has traveled to sacred sites around the world, researching the material in her books and teachings, and each year she leads a tour to Egypt. Her popular astrology feature appears in ATLANTIS RISING magazine. Visit her site at and Teacher Julie Loar

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