On Aug. 21, Mother Nature will gift America a complete solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. Aside from the experience of one of the greatest spectacles on Earth, what does this all mean for humanity exactly? Well, astrophysicists will spend their four minutes studying the sun's corona; astronomers will collect important data; and witches (yes, they're real) will utilize the eclipse as a powerful time to carry out spells to conjure sudden and dramatic changes.
And that's just the start. Bay Area astrologer, psychic medium and intuitive counselor Jessica Lanyadoo tells KQED Pop: "From an astrological perspective, eclipses tend to bring about some sort of crisis or meaningful change. Some people will experience big, ground-shaking shifts, while others will be confronted by themes that spark deep transformations over a longer period of time. It represents a time that will allow us to become more whole or to sink deeper into our blocks."
It is literally about to get dark in here, y'all.
We should have listened. Pop culture has been trying to warn us for years about the crazy stuff that goes down during solar eclipses, and now it's finally time to take heed.
First, remembering the lessons of Little Shop of Horrors, watch out next Monday for the arrival of all-singing, overly demanding shrubbery. That's right! Seymour Krelborn's blood-thirsty plant came to Earth during a solar eclipse: