What you need to know about the Total Solar Eclipse
THIS TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL
If you're wondering what all the fuss is about regarding this total solar eclipse, here's a quick breakdown. A total solar eclipse does not happen every day, the last total solar eclipse to SPAN THE COUNTRY was in 1918. The last one, only spanning a few states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota ) was in 1979.
WHAT IS A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE?
A total solar eclipse is when the moon lines up perfectly in between the Sun and Earth thus casting her full shadow upon states within the path of totality, actually turning day into night. Most of us will only see a partial eclipse, as we'll be out of the path of totality. Boo!
WHO WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
The path of 70-mile-wide totality spans 12 states from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Check out this handy map with the times you'll be able to see. If you're in Florida the viewing time is anywhere between 1:30 PM and 4:00PM E.T. Again, we will only see a partial eclipse down here.
PROTECT YOUR EYES
Do not look directly at the solar eclipse without wearing approved eclipse glasses. You don't want to go blind like this guy did 55 years ago when he looked at a partial eclipse. Don't have legitimate eclipse glasses? Try these other viewing techniques from the American Astronomical Society.
YOU BETTER WORK
LEOS you might currently be feeling invincible and absolutely fantastic. Go on with your bad self, and shine baby! Have fun, get things done, and take a chance.
THAT MONKEY ON YOUR BACK IS CALLED RETROGRADE
Mercury began its retrograde on August 13th and won't leave the Rx zone until September 5th.Communication could be a huge problem for you tomorrow, especially for Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Pisces.
Saturn began retrograding on April 5th and won't leave the Rx zone until December 1st. Focus on commitments you've made to yourself and others. Use the energy of the eclipse to make goals you've set kick into high gear.
Pluto began its retrograde on April 20th and will be there for another month or two. If this retrograde/eclipse energy has you really wired - then do not make any hard fast decisions. Wait it out.
CHARGE YOUR CRYSTALS
Right now is a great time to harness the energy of this massive solar event. Put your quartz crystals out until the eclipse passes. Then use that bad boy for some serious energy and healing work.