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This Solar Eclipse will remove things which have blocked our happiness, and marks a point of clarity, power, freedom, and understanding about what cannot be propped up by ego means. Productivity is up, anticipation is up, the need for self-discipline is up, with Venus providing depth and Mercury providing breadth of view. All eclipses shut something down, taking away elements of our lives no longer true for us. Over the next 5+ years we will go through endings while finding more appropriate ways to do our Being in the Sagittarius arena of life.
Sagittarius is the sign representing our ability to see a wider vision, truth, potential, and future. It illuminates, warms up, spreads the word, and dances with life. Like Gemini, it is the Wisdom of our questing, wandering Magician-Engineer, to whom all of life is a grand experiment in truth. This sign opens limitless vistas of pure potential and higher truths. Where this eclipse falls in our charts removes old Sag traits and patterns, creating space for new ones. It's safe to say that wherever you have late Scorpio through late Capricorn will be a focus of very intense energies for many months to come!
A Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius takes away old views, old philosophies, old ethical/moral standards, and old belief systems, creating space to adopt more appropriate truths and visions of the future for who we have become; old attitudes give way to possibilities; old scattered musings give way to new paths to a greater life; old futures give way to new ones, and any old sense of restriction can be dumped for a new sense of humor about our virtually limitless potential.
So What’s Happening Where?
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon blocks the light from the Sun and casts a shadow on Earth. In eclipse lore, where the Eclipse is visible will be where the greatest effects can be expected, lasting the number of years that the eclipse is long in hours.
The coming Total Solar Eclipse happens at 8:17 am PST, 4:17 pm GMT on December 14. Because this Eclipse lasts 5 hours and 19 minutes from start to finish of the penumbral phase, it’s of fairly long duration, so will have an impact of 5 years and 4 months. As I told you yesterday, the umbral phase, where the eclipse will be most intense, lasts 3 hours 22 minutes, showing the heart of the eclipse effects lasting 3 years and 4+ months.
As the magnitude is fairly strong it’s powerful, and it will be most felt where it’s visible in the South Pacific, most of South America, and the South Atlantic, specifically a path involving Chile and Argentina. I’ve been using information from the NASA Solar Eclipse site for many years. In the past, they included a bunch of information about each eclipse, but now they’ve changed their site and it has much less scientific data about eclipses.
The Nodal Growth Track
Because an Eclipse conjuncts the Moon’s Nodal axis, the nodes are very important guides showing the line of greatest development and showing what we know. The NN shows the line of development, and because it’s in Gemini, the challenge is to grow into a greater quest for knowledge, higher standards of expression, and how to give and receive information in ways that don’t create dualities or power struggles.
Open to a greater quest of finding ways to integrate and assimilate diverse knowledge. Learn techniques of distributing your “wealth,” whether of things or knowledge. Embrace the search for many ways to view things, but beware of getting lost in the abstract. This North Node will further growth in all Gemini areas as it promotes growth to fill the voids left by previous Eclipses in Gemini and Sagittarius. Grow toward a quest to find ways of anticipating the future and preparing for conditions down the road, and be willing to let go of all which distracts from the new Truths and futures coming forth.
SN in Sagittarius helps us eliminate old truths, old philosophies, and old visions of the future. It can also give us opportunities to express the growing understanding of Gemini energy of the NN through “showing what we know,” and moving into the line of least resistance to find happiness. Whatever is cleared out via the Sagittarius SN will over time attract new forms of Gemini expression and activities.
Look to the house where this Lunation falls to see what area of your life will be impacted, just as the houses where past Solar Eclipses fell have already been shutting down obsolete patterns since then. I gave you the positions and links to past eclipses in the previous eclipse article. And remember that whatever is taken away will create an attraction for something more appropriate to who you are now, and who you are becoming.
More On the Influence of Eclipses
Besides the factor of where the shadow falls, in Astrology Eclipses are said to be most powerful when they conjunct the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven of a birth chart. When this happens it always brings endings related to the planets and sectors involved, but these can be of great benefit in clearing away old life factors which have no place in our future. As you know if you’ve been here for any time at all, I believe that "something's lost and something's gained in living every day..."
Of course, besides these past echoes and the usual general effects, the Eclipse will also bring losses and endings where it falls in our individual birth charts. In an example I offered in the article explaining Solar Eclipses in general of how a loss can work to great benefit, if it conjuncts the Saturn in a birth chart, it can indicate the ending of old, lesser responsibilities, limitations, or fears, and open the being to a greater sense of purpose. If it conjuncts Jupiter, then it could show the ending of an old philosophy or belief system and open the gates to something far greater.
Given a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon, then like all Lunations that work their influence over time, it triggers events related to previous celestial events, and is triggered by subsequent transits to those points. For example, because of where the North Node is, we can assume this Eclipse at 24 Sagittarius will have similar evolutionary energies as were present in April-May 2002, the last time the NN was in this part of Gemini. (The June 2002 Solar Eclipse at 20 Gemini had NN at 18 Gemini)
This Eclipse, having only three frictional aspects, will move us forward, unencumbered by old “truths” which are no longer useful for what we have to do. Because this time still sees the Grand Irrationality in play due to Uranus biseptile Pluto, we’re still moving through major “forks in the road of destiny.” I’ll discuss the aspects in a future article.
With such a strong Saturn influence due to it being in the ultimate degree of a sign it rules, this is the “cosmic moment” of decision at “the end of the end” and “before the beginning.” This throws us over the threshold of the greater future which opens up at the Grand Mutation, when Saturn is joined by Jupiter at 1 Aquarius, ushering in a 20 year Aquarian period AND a 200 year Air era!
This will be a technique of “emotional-social transference,” where we get to send and receive feelings and ideas within a social context. There are so many productive aspects that I believe this will be a very beneficial eclipse, clearing away our blocks to happiness by restoring a healthy balance to our lives. This Eclipse helps us remember that some endings are more a blessing than a problem, and ushers in a lighter and brighter era, despite the pressure in the house(s) where we have spiritual powerhouses Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all within a 6+ degree span!
Because Eclipses mark endings, finish up what you need to while preparing to move in a different direction because of what will be taken away. Look at the house where this Eclipse falls to see where the “Cosmic Recyclers” are coming to take away what you no longer need in that life area.
While the North Node is in Gemini, regard these eclipses as productive for shutting down old Gemini/Sagittarius things and attitudes you no longer need. Whatever is taken away will yield voids opening new ways of communicating and assimilating information. We demonstrate these through the house where we have late Sagittarius.
Since the 2018 Cancer Eclipse, we’ve all expressed a dream offered to us since then, and should be finding ourselves at the end of our quest, one way or another. These have been years of accepting recognition for the excellence of our “performance,” but also learning that when it’s time to leave the stage and the lights come up, there’s nothing to do but get in the bus and move on to the next performance.
The January 2019 Eclipse at 16 Capricorn took away old Capricorn parts of our life, giving us the chance to exercise different energies within group situations. The July 2019 Cancer Eclipse took away many old habits and ways of life, helping us see the humor or irony in situations. The Christmas 2019 Eclipse at 5 Capricorn mobilized us, setting us into forceful motion to act as we must within a larger group effort. It opened countless doors of an expanded perception which are part of the structure we’ve built this year that is the basis of the 20 year Aquarian ideal set into motion this month. And the 2020 Solstice Eclipse at 1 Cancer helped us shift our allegiances to stabilize our lives.
In the next part of the series, we'll explore how this Eclipse will manifest and its astrological components, including Sabian Symbols, which signs will be most affected, and more on the mixed energies at work in this Total Solar Eclipse. This one will bring “blessings bestowed on those who are true to themselves,” and happiness through some sort of good fortune and/or unexpected assistance.
We’re now done with the nonstop intense friction and open conflicts of 2020. Some have abandoned old allegiances, while others have taken a new direction to stabilize their lives. This is the time to accept the freedom and lightness of Being after the storm, and gives us a new look at our life adventure and what rules we no longer need.
So we continue to move through the larger time showing us it’s a turning point in the destiny of the world and humanity, when much is irrational and new consecrations are offered to us all. Go your own way, value each individual’s response to life within a greater compassion for the human condition, don’t allow self-indulgent or presumptuous people to bother you, and keep your eye on the “Great Work” you and others are beginning to build.
See you soon with the next article on this Solar Eclipse!
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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