A solar eclipse preceded the Birth of Mohammad in 569 CE and coincided with the death of his son, Ibrahim, in 631 CE.
Two days after the RMS Titanic sank in 1912 in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean under the darkness of the new moon, a solar eclipse occurred.
Here are just three examples from history of solar eclipses that signified great changes.
Astrologer Steven Forrest writes in his recent blog on this Monday's Great American Eclipse...
"When I first began my spiritual quest in my late teens I had the good fortune of being given a copy of Ram Dass’ epic, psychedelic, yoga bible Be Here Now. It spoke to me exactly where I was: one foot in the counter-culture world of “Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out” and one foot pointing hopefully towards the path of Enlightenment that has been tread by all great masters from Jesus to the Buddha..."
I recently listened to a talk from an American spiritual teacher from New York named Swami Rudrananda, affectionately known by his followers as “Rudi.” He used to say that the whole of spiritual practice was in drawing our energy back into ourselves. In his thick Brooklyn accent he’d say, “Fighting is rejection. Tension is rejection. Sit and open and get above the situation.” How often do we take the path of least resistance (which is actually the path of MOST resistance to life!) and accept our first reaction to an unwelcome experience: To tense, to reject… to block the energy.