VEDIC NEW YEAR SOLAR ECLIPSE AND THE USA

In the following article we will examine the main factors of Vedic Astrology relative to this important event for those who have some background in the subject. I have tried to simplify the main points involved for the general public as well.

This total solar eclipse for the Vedic astronomical New Year shows a difficult year ahead for the planet, with increased unrest, instability and dangers, including possible escalation of conflicts with worldwide ramifications. A total eclipse of the Sun at the Vedic New Year is a rare event of centuries. The United States is the country most affected by this total solar eclipse as the path of the total eclipse crosses through it.

The chart for the USA is depicted below for reference purposes. It is done for Washington DC, the national capital, at the time the Vedic New Year begins. Such Vedic charts are done for each country and its capital city for determining yearly astrological influences.

ASCENDANT 22:19 CANCER.
NINTH HOUSE: MOON 25:12 PISCES. SUN 25:12 PISCES. RAHU 21: 17 PISCES. VENUS 10:15 PISCES.
EIGHTH HOUSE: SATURN 20:15 AQUARIUS. MARS: 18:51 AQUARIUS
TENTH HOUSE: MERCURY RETROGRADE 00:36 ARIES. JUPITER: 24:51 ARIES
THIRD HOUSE: KETU: 21:17 VIRGO

TOTAL ECLIPSE PATH CROSSING THROUGH THE USA: The path of visibility for this total solar eclipse crosses the United States from Texas in the Southwest to Maine in the Northeast, while a partial solar eclipse is visible throughout the country. The total eclipse path enters the US from Mexico and continues across it into Canada. Note the main astrological conclusions about its effects below:

As the total Eclipse Path crosses from Mexico through the United States and then into Canada, it indicates continuing problems with immigration and refugees coming into the country from the southern border and can cause problems in relations with Mexico. Some issues with Canada are also possible.

The rising sign (ascendant or lagna) is Cancer ruled by the Moon. The Moon is also weak during the solar eclipse because it occurs at the time of the New Moon when the Moon has no brightness. Both Moon and Sun are weak, which can cause difficulties at both government and public levels.

The eclipse occurs in the ninth house of the US chart, which relates to the judiciary. It indicates difficult law and legal issues relative to the national election in November and its candidates, which may result in legal entanglements or the need for the election to be decided in the courts.

As the eclipse is caused by Rahu, the north node of the Moon which governs the forces of Maya, collective karma is involved and collective illusions, increasing phobias and uncertainty, as well as foreign influences or media distortions. As the Sun is the lord of the second house of livelihood and finances, challenges to the economy are likely to increase.

Saturn-Mars conjunction in the sign of Aquarius ruled by Saturn in the difficult eighth house of death and war. Also a very dangerous combination. Continued involvement in wars is likely, and increased violence or terrorism. From the eighth house Saturn and Mars aspect the second house of livelihood, causing stress on economic issues.

Saturn in the eighth house in Aquarius is the final dispositor of all the planets in the chart. It is located with Mars, the tenth lord of govt. Saturn also aspects the Tenth House ruled by Mars. Not good for govt. stability, peace or national unity. Saturn which is the karmic leveler becomes the dominant planet in the chart.

Jupiter, the lord of the ninth house is well placed in Aries in the tenth house, what is usually a powerful Raja Yoga combination. However, it is weakened by Saturn’s aspect. It is conjunct a retrograde Mercury showing difficulties in communication at a govt. level, particularly relative to diplomacy and foreign affairs. Still Jupiter can bring some benefits.

Venus is exalted in Pisces in the ninth house of the eclipse, but is limited in its powers as it is an inimical planet for both the Sun and Moon, and also caught in the eclipse. But it can give more influence to the role of women as a moderating force.

CONCLUSIONS

Some may ask whether there will be an increased danger of nuclear war. New high tech weapons may be used which should be monitored carefully as they can create greater escalation. The United States will have challenges in foreign affairs and a tendency for other countries to blame the United States for the world unrest and conflict.

The Vedic New Year will give the US an opportunity to take a role of guiding the world to peace and harmony, but given the numerous deep-seated conflicts in the world that role as a peace maker will not be easy, particularly with a contentious national election going on that itself may end in national unrest or mistrust.

The eclipse occurs in Revati Nakshatra ruled by the Vedic Deity Pushan, the Vedic solar deity (Aditya) of discernment, discipline, death and transcendence, taking us to our inner Self as he is lauded at the end of the Isha Upanishad. Pushan is the lord of the paths and guides us where to go, which old paths to leave and new paths to take. An eclipse in his Nakshatra can provide us an opportunity for such a higher vision beyond the world, but can also block it depending on how we relate to this eclipse energy and what we aspire to, spiritual transcendence or worldly power.

Looking to the entire world, this New Year eclipse can help us understand our karma, subtle cosmic energies, the needs of nature and the planet, so we do not just get trapped in our own technology and egoistic urges to dominate the world. Yet it remains a dangerous year ahead that requires caution, restraint and a long term vision for the wellbeing of the entire planet.

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