Every six months, eclipses show the turning points in our lives. They
shine a spotlight on something we have not seen previously. Eclipses 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 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.
Lunar Eclipses - 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
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
Solar Eclipses – 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.
Lunar Eclipse on October 18 at 25
Aries at 7:38 PM EDT
This eclipse, because it is in Aries
will stimulate us to get active and search for new adventures. This eclipse
affects two signs – Aries and Libra. Aries
want to be free and Libra wants to be in a partnership. This is the conflict that needs to be worked
out during this eclipse period.
If one of your personal planets
(Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant is at 23 to 28 degrees of Aries
or Libra 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. . Some view eclipses as release and
Eclipses repeat every 19 years. We had an eclipse at the same point in April 1995. Look back to what happened then. This will continue a theme that was playing out at that time around relationships vs self interest.
Solar Eclipse on Nov 3 at 11 Scorpio at 7:50 AM EST
This eclipse is sextile Mar, conjunct Saturn and sextile Pluto A very complicated eclipse. The Mars adds energy, Pluto adds the power to get something done, but good ole Saturn puts on the brakes. We need to be patients and think through what we want to accomplish and go slow about attaining it.
This Solar Eclipse will affect you if you have personal planets (Sun,
Moon, Mercury, Venus and/or Mars) or the ascendant at 9 to 14 degrees of Scorpio
Eclipses repeat every 19 years.
We had an eclipse at the same point in Nov 1994. Look back to what happened then. This will continue a theme that was playing
out at that time around secrecy, sexuality and transformation.
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
Look for a planet(s) in your natal
chart located at 23 to 28 degrees of Aries or Libra for the Lunar Eclipse
impact of Apr 25; planet(s) at 9 to 14 Taurus or Scorpio for the Nov 3 Solar Eclipse.
The impact on a personal planet is
much stronger than if the either eclipse hits outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune or Pluto). To see a list of keywords for the planets, click here.
Look for the houses in your chart
that contains 23 to 28 degrees of Aries
or Libra for the Lunar Eclipse impact of Apr 25 and the houses that contain 9
to 14 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus. To see a brief list of areas covered by the
different houses in your birth chart click here
I leave you in the lap of the gods.