Solar Eclipse is a special type of New Moon when the Moon is directly
between the Sun and Earth. That is, they are aligned near the ecliptic
(the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun and the apparent annual
path of the sun).
moon's orbit is inclined by 5 degrees to the ecliptic; the two points
where they intersect are called the Moon's Nodes, identified as the
ascending node (North) and the descending node (South). Eclipses occur
during two periods each year when the apparent motion of the Sun meets
up with the nodes. The closer the Moon is to the center of the line
between the Sun and Earth, the more total the eclipse.
a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely obscures the Sun over a
relatively narrow band across the Earth's surface, its shadow racing
eclipses include the annular, when the Moon is farther from the Earth
and appears smaller, so the Moon does not completely block the Sun
but leaves a ring around the rim; and the partial, when the Moon is
slightly off center, blocking only a portion of the Sun.
fourth type of solar eclipse is the hybrid, also known as an annular/total.
A hybrid eclipse shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain
points on the surface of Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas
at other points it appears as annular. Just over 5% of solar eclipses
fall in this category, making the hybrid eclipse something of a rarity.
solar eclipse on September 13, is a partial eclipse. This event will
be visible from South Africa, the south India Ocean, and Antarctica.
solar eclipse is a New Moon with tremendous impact. The Sun that gives
us life and lights our path is joined briefly with the dark and mysterious
qualities of the Moon. The Moon blocks the light of the Sun. In this
moment of perceived darkness, spirituality and the psyche combine
anew, beginning another cycle in the spiral of our personal development.
solar eclipse takes place with the Sun and Moon at 20 degrees and
10 minutes of Virgo. The last solar eclipse at this degree was September
13, 1700. The last solar eclipse close to this degree was in 2007.
Think back to the personal themes in your life during the late
summer and early fall of 2007 and review the progress of your personal
growth over the last 8 years.
eclipses indicate change; solar eclipses signify beginnings and usually
manifest as events in the outer world. At solar eclipses we: begin
something new, make promises to ourselves, commit, announce, present
ourselves, show up, make plans, select events, make decisions, rise
to the challenge, make an effort, change, mature, take on greater
challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured
by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, experience a crisis and feel
astrology, we also note at which of the Moon's nodes the eclipse occurs.
North nodal eclipses have a personal orientation and symbolize personal
identity, ego and the physical body. South nodal eclipses are other-oriented
and symbolize a spouse or significant other, relationships and new
perspectives based on interaction with others.
is a north nodal eclipse, suggesting that we are being called to develop
new skills and talents through independent effort.
noted in the Astronomy section above, this is partial eclipse; the
Moon does not obscure the light of the Sun. One way of interpreting
the symbolism of this fact is that neither the masculine/active/yang
energy of the Sun nor the feminine/receptive/yin energy of the Moon
dominates. Rather, the joining of the two forces could be described
as integrative and unifying, a process of becoming whole. Indicating
perhaps that with this eclipse there is an opportunity to experience
that sense of integration firsthand, in our personal lives and on
a global level.
heightened impact of eclipse energy can be felt by everyone as much
as 3 months in advance and has subtle reverberations for as long as
3 years afterwards. Although the energies are most prominent for a
week on either side of the eclipse (many feel a heightened sense of
anxiety during this period), the influence on events continues. Eclipse
periods are extremely active, often associated with meaningful events
and public exposure.
The tarot card associated with the sign of Virgo is
Tarot Key #9 - The Hermit. This card teaches us to use the power
of imagination to visualize spiritual ideals and project them into
Symbol: 21 Virgo
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symbolic degree interpretation of this eclipse suggests the capability
for teamwork in service to the collective. The key lies in developing
group skills that can be applied toward social causes. It requires
the integration of cultural and emotional considerations within a
social context. Imagine working with others in harmony as part of
a whole. What service within such a group can you see yourself providing?
Take the time to envision the seeds you are planting. See them as
tender sprouts. Handle them gently as they grow and take form.
chart speaks of a need for response to a shocking shift of energy.
An abundance of creativity is available to assist your progress. Caution
is needed to avoid wishful illusions and deceit. The lesson involves
responsible use of personal talents in concert with others for the
improvement of a situation. On a personal level, it highlights working
with a partner on issues involving health, daily routines, or one's
occupation. On a social level, it highlights contractual affairs involving
labor unions, health and service industries.
your birthday falls within a day of Jan
10, Jan 25, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 9, Apr 24, May 9, Jun 10, Jul 27, Aug
12, Sep 12 or 13, Oct 12, Oct 27, Nov 11, Dec 11,
your experiences now will have impact lasting three years.
Expect to see current themes begin to develop ambitiously on their
own in June 2016. A full understanding of the impact of this period
will take until December 2017 to unfold.
an eclipse falls on your birthday, you can definitely count on an eventful
year ahead. However, it does not have to be in your sun sign for you to
feel its effects. If it makes any contacts to a planet or personal point
in your chart, your experience of the eclipse will be intensified. A qualified
astrologer can determine the placement of an eclipse in your chart and
advise you about what to expect, along with how to make the most of the