This month the eclipses are about to shift into a new set of signs, moving gradually away from Gemini-Sagittarius into Scorpio-Taurus. So Gemini and Sagittarians have made their changes and are now in a period of adjustment to their new conditions. Now it is time for Taurus and Scorpio to make some changes. BUT and it is a huge BUT, Gemini/Sagitarius are mutable signs and it is far easier for them to make changes than for Taurus and Scorpio types. They are fixed signs and tend to hold on to things come hell or high water (which we have had in abundance here on the East Coast).
The ancients believed that during an eclipse, the "mighty will fall". They appear often in the mythology of different cultures most often as symbols of obliteration, fear, and the overthrow of the natural order of things. Eclipses were the great omens of fated, large-scale events. The word eclipse comes from a Greek word meaning "abandonment." Quite literally, an eclipse was seen as the Sun abandoning the earth.
Every six months, eclipses show the turning points in our lives. They indicate what we are to accomplish for the following 6 months to 3 years. They bring in news and events that are sometimes "out of the blue". Time seems to speed up. In a positive sense, eclipses can clear what may obscure the way forward. Remember that the key words for eclipses are emphasis and crisis. Eclipses are contrary to the status quo. If impacted by one of these eclipses, your life will not run on the same track it has been on. But that can be a good thing.
The eclipse of the Sun has been traditionally viewed with dread over the ages, as the Sun seems to disappear from the sky. It gets dark in the middle of the day and it seems as if something dreadful is about to happen. Solar Eclipses tend to relate to sudden events that disrupt our day to day functioning; they are the crisis that seems to come out of nowhere and that suddenly demand all of our conscious attention and focus. They tend to stir things up on a physical and conscious level much more than Lunar Eclipses.
The way to figure out whether or not an eclipse will be positive or challenging, is to look at the aspects that the eclipse is making to other planets in the sky, and also to the planets they are aspecting in your natal chart.
Total Solar Eclipse on Nov 13 at 22 Degrees of Scorpio at 5:08 PM EST
We haven’t had eclipses in Scorpio for at least 9 or so years. Eclipses speed things up. Because this eclipse is in Scorpio, it will stir up all kinds of deep, dark secrets, desires and emotions. Scorpio rules the underworld and all lthings hidden from view.
If one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant is at 19 to 25 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio this eclipse will be important and make an impact in your life. It will mean the end of one set of circumstances and the beginning of another. Let go. Scorpio will replace what is taken away. Some view eclipses as release and renewal points and this is especially true of Scorpio.
Look back to see what happened on Nov 13, 1993 and the following 6 months. The eclipses repeat at the same degree of the zodiac every 19 years. A Solar Eclipse can bring an ending in the direction in our life and open a door to another realm. Remember, Solar Eclipses are always very powerful times to meditate. Send out your intention of what you want to manifest over the next six months. A Solar Eclipse always occurs during a New Moon and New Moons are important because they bring in new, fresh energy.
Lunar Eclipse on Nov 28 at 6 degrees of Gemini at 9:46 AM EST
There is a Mars-Pluto conjunction at the same time as the Gemini Lunar Eclipse This is a power combination, watch out for compulsive behavior especially if this eclipse hits a personal planet in your natal chart of your ascendant.
This Eclipse affects two signs; Gemini and Sagittarius. The sign of Gemini rules writing, teaching, lectures, the media and all forms of communications. We may see the death of a renowned writer or professor. There will be more news about who owns information. Sagittarius rules foreign countries, the law and higher education. This eclipse could bring up more news items about how we communicate with foreign countries. What laws we have to put in place to protect information.
Look back to Nov 29, 1993 and the following 6 months to see what affect an eclipse at this degree has on you.
The Lunar Eclipse gives us opportunities to break out of our current cycles and move on to a different level. A Lunar Eclipse can make us more aware of our cycles and patterns, and our unconscious motivations. Lunar Eclipses can bring up old memories and feelings. As a full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse tends to bring completion or endings. On a Lunar Eclipse something will end and on a Solar Eclipse something will begin. A Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity to break habits or eliminate socially conditioned patterns of thought and behavior that stand in the way of self realization.
Full moon eclipses can bring things to completion that you have been working on. You can finally make decisions about issues that you have been thinking about. The Sun opposite the Moon, lights up the Moon and brings previously unexamined areas of your life into awareness.
Lunar Eclipses are more emotional than Solar Eclipses. Because a Lunar Eclipse only happens on a full moon, two houses in your natal chart will be affected.
This Lunar Eclipse will affect you if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and/or Mars) or the ascendant at 3 to 9 degrees of Sagittarius/Gemini.
An eclipse tends to emphasize matters related to the house it falls in on your natal chart or what planets it conjuncts, or opposes. The areas ruled by the houses or planets will demand more attention, thought, energy, and time from you, at least until the next Eclipse. Eclipses open doors and invite us to come in, illuminating and stimulating areas of our lives that need our attention
Look for the houses in your chart that contains 22 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio to for the Solar Eclipse of Nov 13, and look for the house containing 3 to 9 degrees of Gemini and Sagittarius for the impact of the Lunar Eclipse of Jun 4. To see a brief list of items covered by the different houses in your birth chart click here
Look for a planet(s) in your natal chart located at19 to 25 degrees of Scorpio/Taurus for the Solar Eclipse impact of Nov 25, and a planet(s) at 3 to 6 degrees of Gemini and/or Sagittarius for the Lunar Eclipse impact of Nov 28.
The impact on a personal planet is much strong than if the either eclipse hits an out planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto). To see a list of keywords for the planets, click here