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.
Just over 5% of solar eclipses fall in this category, making the hybrid
eclipse something of a rarity.
solar eclipse on April
29 is an annular eclipse visible only
in a small section of Antarctica. A partial eclipse will be
visible from parts of Australia and the southern Indian ocean.
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 08 degrees and
52 minutes of Taurus. The last time there was a solar eclipse close
to this degree was April 29, 1976, and again on April 29, 1995.
Think back to the personal themes in your life during the spring
and early summer of those years and review the progress of your personal
growth over the last one or two 19 year cycles.
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 south nodal eclipse, suggesting that we are being called to use
previously learned skills and talents in new ways and that the opportunities
to do so will come through others.
noted in the Astronomy section above, this is an annular
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 Taurus is Tarot
Key #5 - The Hierophant.
Hierophant is the figure of a spiritual master. Symbolic of Divine
knowledge, he represents the connecting link between personal and
universal consciousness. Ruled by Venus, he values the ideals of love,
harmony and harmlessness. Confer with The Hierophant for a peaceful
moment and listen to the voice within for guidance to a Truth you
can act on.
Symbol: 9 Taurus
Fully Decorated Christmas Tree"
Rudhyar's interpretation of the symbolic degree of this eclipse lists
the keynote: "The ability to create inner happiness in dark times."
Affirmation: I am inspired and informed by observing nature.
chart tells us that adapting to change
is necessary, but life circumstances appear to be morphing faster
than we've been able to adjust. Optimism
and opportunities are available. The
challenge is allowing yourself some peaceful moments versus letting
yourself become stressed out. Concerns about your independence and
maintaining control can throw things out of balance. Time spent appreciating
nature will restore balance and shift your mind to a more creative
your birthday falls around Jan
28, Feb 27, Mar 14 or 29, Apr 29, May 30, June 14 or 30, Aug 1, Sep
1 or 16, Oct 1, Nov 1 or 30, Dec 15 or 30, your current
experiences will have impact lasting three years. Expect to see current
themes begin to develop ambitiously on their own in early midwinter
2015. A full understanding of the impact of this period will begin
to unfold in summer 2016.
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 potential offered.