A solar eclipse (as seen from the planet Earth) is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults“) the Sun. This can happen only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.
In the US, today on August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire country, passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. In other countries it will only be visible as a partial eclipse.
The solar eclipse as a phenomenon is believed to affect our mood, and intensifies our feelings on a higher level. You can feel off balance, annoyed, anxious, frustrated, and confused.
There are several ways it can affect our mood and emotional stability.
Your Anxiety Could Kick Into High Gear
Eclipse anxiety is very common and people feel that something is not right, which in turn made people research about the unknown and the stars and everything that surrounds us.
You Can Feel Agitated
During a solar eclipse time can feel like someone pushed the fast forward button, which can leave you feeling agitated.
You Might Feel Betrayed
Often at eclipse time an important piece of information is given to you accidentally. Still, no matter how the information comes to you, it can set off a chain of events that will force you to see things in a new light.
You Could Feel Totally Out Of Control
When an eclipse is happening you should keep your schedule light because there is always something that will interrupt you and will ask for immediate attention.
You Might Be Overwhelmed
“Eclipses often form a time of complete evaluation, for they have the power to change everything related to the area of your life that eclipse is emphasizing.”
You Can Be More Emotional
Your judgment may be impaired, or pieces of information may be missing, so bargain for more time to think about your decision or next action.
You Might Feel Relieved
Solar eclipses usher in positive change you could feel some relief when something that’s been weighing on you gets resolved.