If you believe in destiny and astrology, and you're about to give birth, you might be wondering what it means if your baby is born during a solar eclipse. While there are plenty of debunked myths about solar eclipses being harmful to pregnant women, you'll be excited to learn that plenty of astrologists agree that babies born during solar eclipses are sprinkled with a little extra pixie dust, and are destined for greatness.
"The sign of the solar eclipse shows a 'universal' destiny," Karen McCoy, karmic astrologer and author of Spiritual Astrology said on Inner Self. "It is the energy of the collective unconscious that needs to be actively expressed on the Earth at that given point in time for its own balance. The souls that are born into each solar eclipse have been 'dusted' with that energy and have promised to spread that energy on the Earth to help with the growth and evolution of the planet."
McCoy explained that people born during solar eclipses are basically tapped to clarify the solar eclipse's energy for others. Because everyone still has free will, McCoy noted that the only decision is whether the person bestowed with this gift from the universe will use it for positive or negative gain.
Harnessing The Gifts Of The Solar Eclipse
Because each solar eclipse falls in a different sign, they all mean different things. Astrology King noted that the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse at 28°52′ Leo falls very near to the brightest star of Leo Constellation, the fixed-star Regulus. Regulus' characteristics of independence, pride, confidence, bravery, and violence can lead to ambition and excitement on a path to positive change, or to downfall and destruction on a path of nefarious negativity. "While open minded and generous, Regulus wants conquer and rule, to leave [their] mark before a successful challenger claims the throne," Astrology King wrote.
Obviously a person born during a solar eclipse is not going to go from womb to spiritual warrior as soon as they take their first breath. The energies of each eclipse can take a long time to fully manifest, and if you're born during a solar eclipse, McCoy describes it as the purpose for your entire existence on Earth. Therefore, depending on how you use this gift, it can be a blessing or a curse for you, and everyone you come into contact with.
"You can go about your life willingly sharing this gift with your fellow beings, or you can teach the lesson by having such negative traits that those around you learn what not to do from your behavior and personality," McCoy explained. "Evolved souls cooperate with this universal plan, spreading their solar eclipse teachings and mastering their lunar eclipse lessons, thus fulfilling their contracts with the universe."
President Donald Trump is an example of a person using eclipse gifts negatively. Trump was born during a lunar eclipse, which offers similar gifts. Instead of using his power to foster positive change, Trump wields his power as a weapon of destruction. As a parent, you can have an impact on the path your child chooses, which is a big karmic responsibility.
Eclipse Babies Are Natural-Born Leaders
According to Astrology Enthusiast, Prince William was born during a solar eclipse in 1982. In stark contrast to Trump, the Prince of Wales is a perfect example of someone using their eclipse gifts for the greater good. Prince William has helped advance the mental health conversation by publicly speaking out about how his mother's death affected him psychologically, and starting the Okay To Say campaign a result.
He even teamed up with Lady Gaga (watch the video of their conversation above) to talk about PTSD and depression after Mother Monster penned an open letter, which she posted on her Born This Way blog, about battling PTSD, depression, and anxiety, and how she has benefited from both psychotherapy and psychiatric medication, and from openly talking about her struggles. The pair mused about how important it is to publicly address mental health issues, which goes a long way toward dispelling the stigma that surrounds depression and anxiety. Because, being alone in the darkness is the worst part.
If you study the effect eclipses have on people born during them, it's no surprise Prince William is becoming a positive leader for mental health awareness because people born during an eclipse are natural born leaders. The June 21, 1982 solar eclipse in Cancer that occurred when Prince William was born emphasized "a powerful drive to care for, cherish and protect others, and a strong need to give and receive emotional safety, privacy, and security that is focused on personal relationships," Rick Levine noted on Daily Planet Pulse. The meaning behind his eclipse gifts, and the actions he's taken to manifest them are in perfect balance.
The bottom line? If you were born during an eclipse, or your baby was born during an eclipse, you've been given some extra karmic responsibility. What you do with it is up to you.