Bernard Mendelman: Eclipse of the Sun has consequences

On Monday morning, August 21, a total solar eclipse of the sun will take place in parts of the US. Anyone within the path will witness one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A dark shadow will pass over the area. The temperature will drop and a fiery red halo will appear in the sky. The complete solar eclipse will last about two minutes and 40 seconds. Observers outside this path in the rest of North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will only see a partial solar eclipse. A couple of times each year solar eclipses happen but only part of the sun is ever covered. The reason for the anticipated full solar eclipse is that the moon is slowly drifting farther away from the earth. In the distant future, the moon will be too far away, appearing too small, to completely block the sun. In the U.S., those under the direct path of the total eclipse will see something spectacular. The sky will darken to a deep twilight blue, with yellow, orange, and pink sunrise/sunset colors on the horizon in all directions. Bright stars and planets will shine forth, and the air temperature will drop noticeably.

Although there have been limited scientific studies on animal behaviour during these eclipses, there is anecdotal evidence that eclipses do affect nocturnal animals. For example, during a solar eclipse, night birds will start singing, owls will hoot and bats will fly. Zookeepers will be keeping a close watch on animals, recording their behaviour during the eclipse. We might see animals going to sleep when they might not normally go to sleep, and we might see animals get a little bit fidgety and nervous. Lions could become more predatory and elephants could start looking for food, thinking it was dinnertime.

Solar eclipses have been interpreted as evil omens by many civilizations because life-giving sunlight is obscured for a few minutes. The ancient Chinese would beat drums and shoot arrows into the sky to ward off what they believed was a dragon devouring the sun.

Astrologers are predicting that this event could spell out disaster for Donald Trump. They say that Trump’s presidency was written in the stars. He was born during a lunar eclipse, which makes him more susceptible to the power of eclipses. If eclipses are monumental celestial events with real-world consequences, as astrologers believe, then this rare total solar eclipse could have major implications for Trump, enhanced by the strange events now taking place within his administration. The eclipse is occurring in Leo, which is rising in Trump’s chart. The lion is the symbol for Leo and it represents rulers and kings. At the moment that Trump was born, certain astrological degrees were activated. This eclipse is activating those same degrees. A number of astrologers are expecting some kind of downfall, some kind of ruin or some kind of difficulty for Trump.

President Ronald Regan, who Trump considers his idol, believed in astrology. Reagan is said to have scheduled important meetings, presidential debates, surgery, State of the Union addresses and his 1967 inauguration as governor of California based on astrological information. First lady Nancy Reagan was reportedly in regular contact with Joan Quigley, an astrologer, who died in 2014, after having written a memoir about her experience in the White House.

Astrologists are alerting us to be prepared for some kind of significant, perhaps shattering, event here in America. It could be a sudden health issue that forces Trump to give up the Presidency. Ousting could also come either through official channels (perhaps impeachment) or a mutiny behind closed doors. What astrologists are saying with reasonable assurance is that it’s difficult to imagine Trump, in the next couple of months, coming out of this unscathed.

Supposedly, all of the above is real news, not fake news.

riben@videotron.ca

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