It’s been a while, hope you’ve all had a wonderful last few months! This newsletter will delve into the mysteries of the two upcoming eclipses. In general, eclipses are not a good time to start something new, but are really useful for spiritual endeavors. This is true especially for the 3 days before and after the eclipse, and is also true regardless on whether you can see the eclipse or not. In addition to this, eclipses can affect certain individuals for up to 6 months if it occurs over a prominent place in their birth chart. To learn more about eclipses, please tap here.
But first, Elon Musk’s biography was released last week, and it said he was born at 7:30AM, and so of course I had to take a look at his chart. This is tangentially related to eclipses, so bear with me! Here’s his birth chart:
Elon was in his Mercury sub-period from April 2020 to October 25th 2022 (table on the bottom right), and his natal Mercury is very strongly-placed in a constellation called Punarvasu, a constellation symbolized by a quiver of arrows. This symbol can bring wealth through investments - deploying capital in the equity market can be a physical manifestation of the symbolic archer drawing an arrow from his or her quiver and shooting it at its target. Well, in late 2021, Elon sold $16.4 billion worth of shares, but because he continued meet his milestones and exercised more options, in February 2022, it was reported that his stake in Tesla grew to 17% of the company. So, a very good period for generating wealth through shares.
Then, on October 25th 2022, Elon went into his Rahu / Ketu planetary cycle. There is a story that fleshes out what Rahu and Ketu bring into your life. Rahu was once a demon, and his greatest desire was to drink Soma, the Nectar of the Gods, a drink that would make him immortal. However, he was not allowed to partake because he was a demon; only the Devas (the celestial beings of our universe) were qualified to drink Soma. So, like any good demon, Rahu put on a disguise and snuck into a big ceremony where all the Devas were drinking Soma. He succeeded, but as he was drinking Soma, the Sun and the Moon realized he was an imposter, and told Vishnu. Well, Vishnu isn’t one to act slowly, and immediately sliced off Rahu’s head with his Chakram (spinning disc weapon). The head of the now immortal being became Rahu, and the rest of the body became Ketu. A mixed result for Rahu - you win some, you lose some I guess. Rahu was the universe’s first drug addict - he wanted the Soma at whatever the cost, and so Rahu symbolizes unlimited desires. Ketu is sort of the opposite - he is like the universe’s first Buddhist monk - without any desires, but he feels chronically lost and disappointed because he doesn’t have a head (understandable). Eclipses happen when a new Moon or a full Moon takes place near transiting Rahu and Ketu - according to the story, they take revenge on the Sun and Moon for being snitches by eating them during an eclipse. (I told you this was tangentially related to eclipses!)
Back to Elon’s Ketu sub-period, which began on October 25th 2022 - you would expect this period to be a lot less financially lucrative for him compared to the previous period because Ketu is chronically disappointed and often feels lost. Well, he closed his acquisition of Twitter on October 27th 2022, just 2 days into his Ketu sub-period, and we all know how much of a dumpster fire that has been. He paid $44 billion, and an estimate in May 2023 valued Twitter at just $14.75 billion.
So, you can see how the planetary cycles can make very sharp predictions about a person’s life. After all these years giving readings, it’s still amazing to me every single time I see astrology working so nicely. There’s definitely a plan for everyone!
Okay so now, onto the eclipses!
The first eclipse takes place on October 14th 2023 from 11:03AM to 4:56PM EDT (Oct 15th 2:03AM to 7:56AM in Melbourne). This is a solar eclipse, visible in most of North and South America:
This solar eclipse is taking place in the constellation of Chitra, whose meaning is the multicolored or a work of art, and is ruled by Tvashtar, the celestial architect who designed the palaces for the gods and crafted their tools and weapons. It is a constellation full of creative energy, but when combined with the energy of the solar eclipse, this eclipse has the potential to disrupt our creative flow. A solar eclipse symbolizes our underlying consciousness (the Sun) being covered up by our emotions (the Moon), and so instead of trying to force ourselves to be productive or creative during this eclipse, it’s better to channel those propensities inwards, and try and learn more about the true source of our creativity deep inside all of us.
The second eclipse takes place on October 28th 2023 from 2:01PM to 6:27PM EDT (Oct 29th 5:01AM to 9:27AM in Melbourne). This is a lunar eclipse, visible in most of the world:
The eclipse is taking place in a constellation called Ashwini, whose Shakti or energy is the power to reach things quickly. Combining this energy with the lunar eclipse brings a tendency for us to rush unnecessarily, or make our minds a little messy. So, I would definitely recommend against making any major decisions during the week of this eclipse. Instead of starting something new, this eclipse is perfect for healing - Ashwini is ruled by the Ashwini Kumaras, the twin gods who were the universe’s first pharmacists. Consequently, the period of time around this eclipse is perfect for healing therapies of all kinds, helping us rejuvenate the divine temple that is our body so it is more capable in handling the rigors of everyday life.
That’s it from me for now - I hope these eclipses bring you deeply spiritual and wonderful experiences,