A total solar eclipse will occur and be visible on Monday, August 21, 2017, within a band across the entire contiguous United States (for the best places and other details click on zoomable chart). This eclipse will happen in Leo – which now means, as you can see in the attached chartwheel, simultaneously tropical, sidereal and constellational Leo.
During totality, the brightest star in Leo, Regulus will be visible just to the left of the eclipsed Sun, while Mercury is further to the left and Mars is to the right (see chart).
As the eclipsed Sun will be in close conjunction with the fixed star Regulus that is the ’par excellence’ Royal Star, symbol of the Power and Authority, it indicates ’violence, trouble, ultimate disgrace, ruin, sickness, fevers or benefits seldom last’ (by V. Robson) and such analogies for the next period, concerning mundane astrology. This is compounded by the fact that Mars (at the foreleg of Leo) become visible near the eclipsed Sun which was considered as omen of discord, quarrelsomeness, war or some kind of calamity by ancient Seers.
The last ’coast-to-coast’ total solar eclipse that traversed the entire contiguous United States happened on June 8th, 1918. This would be simply an establishment of facts without any suggestions, that – using Jungian terminology – it was ’synchronistic’ with the spreading of the 1918 flu pandemic which was an unusually deadly influenza; it infected 500 million people around the world, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world’s population).
But it is indisputable that this kind of consideraton of the principles of the ancient ’mundane’ astrology is not ’all-powerful’ in our time, we can remember the great European total solar eclipse in 1999 that did not entail enormous, far-reaching and ’scenic’ mundane events at all.