I’ve gone through stages with eclipses.
During a solar eclipse, the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun for just a few short, dramatic moments. During a solar eclipse, you may feel like something is about to happen…and it very often does. At a solar eclipse things happen around you or to you that have the ability to change the course of your life- although you may not recognise it as such at the time.
When I was first learning astrology, I saw them these mysterious and portentous events that could blow my personal little universe off its axis. That was until the first time I had a direct hit- well close to it.
It was March 2007 and the solar eclipse was at 28 Pisces- just 1 degree from my Moon. What happened? Well, nothing, really.
Later that year the lunar eclipse fell just 1 degree shy of my Mercury, and another solar eclipse missed my descendant by, yes, you guessed it, 1 degree.
Since then, I’ve had eclipses very closely aspect key planets and chart points- mainly MC, ASC and DC- yet…nothing.
The eclipse later this week falls at 29 Pisces- 2 degrees from my Moon. It heralds the end of a cycle of eclipses to my Moon that began in September 2006 at 29 Virgo- exactly opposite my Moon. Back then, Pluto was square my Moon and Venus was activating the DC and with it, the kite in my chart. Nothing specific “happened”, but man did it happen.
Since that date, there have been 7 occasions where the eclipse has aspected a point within 2 degrees of my Moon.
Yet, nothing has happened…but man has it happened.
Eclipses to the Moon are always about a crisis of security. They are about your defences and emotional security- the whole breakdown and breakthrough theory. You know the thing- your walls come down in some way so that you can get closer in another. Something is challenging my sense of self, the ideals and things I use to keep myself emotionally safe.
Over the last 8-9 years, much has happened. I’ve changed. Intrinsically as well as physically. While nothing happened, it absolutely did. There were hints, and nudges and events that subtly and not so subtly changed my direction.
That’s me…but what does this eclipse mean for you?
In short, the eclipse takes on the theme of the planet being aspected, so think about keywords associated with those planets. The houses receiving the eclipse will give you an understanding of the area of life being affected.
As to the nature of the eclipse? Good news or bad? Not so easy to predict…in fact damn near impossible. Eclipses are wild cards, the jokers in the pack, and all astrologers have eclipse war stories. As Bernadette Brady writes in The Eagle and the Lark, “armed with (this) information, astrologers then delineate the effect of the eclipse as some type of random, possibly, but not necessarily stressful, event occurring in a particular area of the clients life.”
Sometimes the stress seems like extraordinary busyness, sometimes chaos comes out of the blue, sometimes it is good news from nowhere and sometimes it seems like a whole lot of not much at all.
To begin to understand them, though, you need to look at the pattern, the upcoming cycle, the ones that have gone before and even the ones that occurred before you were born.
And that’s where Big Sky Astrology’s report comes in…The Moonshadow report is personalised to you, and will talk about the aspects being made by eclipses this year and next, the eclipses that have been and the planets that are being aspected…and what it all means for you.
If you’re interested, click on the link in the side bar*. I purchase one every two years and refer to them each eclipse season and again at the start of the year when I’m mapping my transits… In fact, with a direct (to the degree) hit to my Sun (by opposition) later this year, plus another few juicy aspects, I ordered mine today.
*In the interests of full disclosure, I get a small cut from sales of the report stemming from this website…