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.
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 October 23 is a partial eclipse. This event will
be visible across most of North America.
more information, visit the
NASA Page for this Eclipse.
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 0 degrees and 24
minutes of Scorpio. The last time there was a solar eclipse close
to this degree was in 1995. Think back
to the personal themes in your life during the fall of 1995 and review
the progress of your personal growth over the last 19 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 excited.
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.
tarot card associated with the sign of Scorpio is Tarot
Key #13 - Death. This card teaches us to purify and transform
Crowded Sightseeing Bus on a City Street"
symbolic degree interpretation of this eclipse suggests the eagerness
to expand one's horizons and experience new ways of living.
chart tells us that strong egos are dominant throughout this cycle, wielding
charm and charisma in an attempt to manipulate others. Scandals may arise
in the public sphere as the misuse of power, sex, and money come to light.
While the talent and ability exists to create order and resolve conflicts,
the desire for sensual gratification may override taking action. The lesson
is to open one's mind to new ways of maintaining individual freedom while
being fair to others. Activities involving the creative arts or education
will produce favorable results.
your birthday falls around Jan
20, Feb 19, Mar 6 or 21, Apr 20, May 21, Jun 6 or 21, Jul 23, Aug 23,
Sep 8 or 23, Oct 23, Nov 22, Dec 7 or 22,
your experiences now will have impact lasting three years. Expect
to see current themes begin to develop ambitiously on their own in June,
2015. A full understanding of the impact of this period will take until
early March 2016 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