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Astrology Corner: The Solar Eclipse - What do you want to create?

The New Moon and Eclipse in Chitra

There will be a solar annular eclipse on October 14, 2023, the day of the new moon. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon aligns exactly with the sun and appears to be slightly smaller than the sun, creating a rim of light around the edge of the moon.

The new moon occurs in Chitra nakshatra, the star constellation ruled by Vishwakarma, the celestial architect. Chitra means bright and shining, like a gem. Its shakti is the power to accumulate good karma. It is a creative nakshatra and relates to architecture. This does not only apply to beautifying the home but also to architecting all kinds of things like yoga classes, systems, processes, etc.

Over the next 30 days, the cosmic energy supports you as you think about what you want to create in your life.

Be intentional in thinking about visions and ideas and how to manifest them. It is also a good time to accumulate good will by being generous in your giving of charity, whether that be money, time, or energy.

Traditionally it is recommended to fast or eat lighter on days of an eclipse. It’s a great time for going inward with meditation and reflection. Avoid beginning new things on that day.


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