April’s stars have been very intense... and the “capper” was yesterday.
Yesterday was an “annular” solar eclipse.
(We just had a total Lunar eclipse on April 15th. They usually come in pairs like that.)
According to the calculations of Vedic astrology (which differ from those of Western astrology by almost an entire sign) this eclipse occurs in the middle of the sign of Aries.
That said, if you have something significant in your chart in the sign of Aries (in Vedic astrology, that is) - your Sun, Moon, or rising sign especially, you may find you have less energy or are more sensitive now and have been since the Lunar eclipse.
(Or if your Sun sign, Moon sign, or rising sign is Leo. Leo is "ruled" by the Sun - so it's as though the power source of Leos is being blocked right now...)
This is typical in the week building up to an eclipse, and the few days that follow.
(To determine if this could be YOU and why you're feeling extra droopy now, go here.)
From our perspective here on earth, during a solar eclipse the Moon "lines up with" and, therefore, obscures the sun. Sometimes it does this perfectly, causing a total eclipse of the Sun, and sometimes it does so only partially, causing a partial eclipse.
(You see, amazingly, the sun is 400 times the size of the moon, but is also 400 times as far away, so the moon appears to perfectly block the sun's light.
Scientists call this the "grand coincidence.")
When an “annular” solar eclipse occurs such as this one, the Moon is too far away from the earth, it doesn’t exactly completely block the sun, but instead makes it appear as though there’s a “ring of fire” around the Moon...
(Cue the Johnny Cash song right about now...)
So, instead of “day turning to night” like during a total solar eclipse, there’s a fiery disk in the sky...
Yesterday’s spectacle of the Sun’s light being blocked will only be truly visible from Antarctica... and, the length of the entire eclipse will be a few hours, the “ring of fire” will only be visible for less than a minute.
A bit of shadow from the Moon onto the Sun can be seen in Australia and some of its nearby islands.
Since the Sun represents governments and leaders in astrology, when there’s an eclipse it’s thought to indicate a “shadow” or “block” to those things, and especially so in the places in which an eclipse is visible.
So even though they are visually amazing to behold, it’s actually a good thing that most of the world won’t see it... and that the populated places that do see it won’t see much of it.