Solar eclipse 2017
During the total solar eclipse, the disk of the moon blocks out the last sliver of light from the sun, and the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona, becomes visible, according to experts.In this photo, a boy tries out his new solar glasses in a designated eclipse viewing area in a campground near Guernsey, Wyoming, Aug. 20, 2017. Reuters

On Monday, the Great American Solar Eclipse will begin in Oregon at 9:05 a.m. local time (12:05 p.m. EDT) and travel diagonally across the country to South Carolina by 2:47 p.m. EDT when the sun would be completely obscured.

You would not want to miss the rare celestial event as it would be the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States since 1918. Delving deeper into Monday's solar event, astrologers have said it would have different meanings for different zodiac signs.

During the total solar eclipse, the disk of the moon blocks out the last sliver of light from the sun, and the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona, becomes visible, according to experts. "It brings people to tears," Rick Fienberg, a spokesperson for the American Astronomical Society, told the space and astronomy news website,, referring to the experience. "It makes people's jaw drop."

In ancient times, people worshipped the sun and the moon as the celestial bodies were considered "supernatural beings." Their regular and constant movement gave people a sense of order in the universe. So, whenever and whenever, there was a violent and sudden darkening of the sun, people perceived it as a cause for alarm and foreboding.

Ancient texts from China, Mesopotamia, and Greece suggest the phenomena [of eclipses] “were just trouble,” Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, told Newsweek. “They represented a serious disturbance in the natural order of things.” However, Monday's solar event has caused excitement among the people.

Dr. Athena Perrakis, an astrological expert and owner of Los Angeles-based metaphysical shop Sage Goddess, told Reader's Digest, eclipses have a great personal impact too. "Eclipse cycles tend to run in 18-month periods," Perrakis said. "And so for people who are trying to understand it personally, they might want to look back first to the last solar eclipse, which happened in March of 2016."

Perrakis also said an eclipse was the best time to "take stock of your life and yourself." "It should be a time of reflection and learning, a time when understanding your past can give you a better concept of your future."

Some astrologers are of the view the solar event would affect some zodiac signs more than the others. Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology, told Women's Health, that Leo and Aquarius were the zodiac signs that would be affected the most.

Eclipses are considered as straight-line events by the astrological experts, which are like flashlight beams shining on the Earth and flashlights do not shine around corners. Planetary aspects such as conjunctions and oppositions are considered the most important by the astrologers in this regard. Consequently, the planets in the constellations — Leo or Aquarius — would be affected the most by the solar event, according to Astrology Hub.

People belonging to either of the two zodiac signs may experience a huge change in their lives such as getting a new job, falling in love at first sight, or even taking a bold decision to move across the country.

Ophira Edut, a professional astrologer and an author of the "The AstroTwins" fame — shared sign-specific horoscopes for the day with the People. "The AstroTwins" — Ophira and her twin sister Tali — have co-authored four books on astrology. Both the sisters "reach millions worldwide through their spot-on predictions," according to their website

Here's how the solar event would affect different zodiac signs, according to Edut.


Take a chance on love and don't be afraid to speak up or "put yourself out there."


As this is in the home and family part of the charts for Taurus, hence it could imply that there can be a change of address or family.


The eclipse is a time when your writing and communication is equipped — a post could go viral. You should also take the time to start having more honest communication, especially with siblings and friends.


The eclipse can bring in work and money; you could get a new job or you could also step into a leadership role at the workplace or it could also mean that you take the charge of the budget at home.


Since this is an eclipse in Leo, it's a powerful time to own your leadership. This is a chance to bring changes to your appearance; you can try becoming more outspoken and visible. You can also make a huge, decisive change in your life.


The eclipse will mean new beginnings for Virgos. It's a time where you have to let go so that you can welcome new changes in life, be it letting go of control or worrying.

Also, allow someone to support you as Virgos are always helping others but the eclipse is a time when you should learn the power of receiving also.

You can also express leadership through a charitable cause that you believe in.


Be leaders among your friends, social circles, and work. Since you are people pleasers and constantly worry what others think of you, it's time to stop doing that. Also, you should develop more online presence; whatever you do on the Internet could have a huge effect and can also end up going viral.


This is a career eclipse and it might bring new opportunities for leadership; a new job, a new position, a new promotion.


This is an eclipse in the ninth house of travel, publishing, and entrepreneurship for Sagittarius. It's a time to be outspoken and let others know of your controversial views. It's also a time for being cross-cultural so take this opportunity to promote tolerance between religions, cultures, ethnic groups.


The eclipse is in Capricorns’ house of merging and intimacy. This time could bring a joint business venture or collaboration around a world-bettering issue.


This is a relationship eclipse so utilize this time for a new opportunity or a relationship. Focus on taking care of other people.


This is a time for service, health, and organization for Pisces. Take care of yourself and also try in living a green and a healthy lifestyle.