At 9.58 am GMT on Saturday August 11 2018 there is a partial eclipse of the Sun. That’s 10.58 am British Summer Time, 5.58 am Eastern Standard Time. The eclipse cycle is 19 years, and on August 11 1999 there was a total eclipse of the Sun, visible from the UK. I am not sure if it heralded very much. There were no disastrous events, and if anything it helped trigger the final stages of the dot com boom.
Saturday’s eclipse is not particularly serious. Unlike in 1999, it is partial rather than total – so the Sun won’t disappear. The eclipse is on the upper meridian in St. Petersburg, Kiev, Istanbul, Beirut, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Cairo. Events around this longitude, 30 degrees east, shouldn’t be ignored. Something small could escalate quickly.
On an individual level, the eclipse is a good time to start new projects, provided you keep them to yourself. Do plenty of thinking and preparation, and don’t discuss your ideas with other people, at least not to begin with. But next month you can start revealing your true intentions.