Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Who Does It Affect and for How Long?
This Solar eclipse will remove things which have blocked our understanding and ability to see the big picture in what’s going on. This marks long term growth by the Gemini things it brings and the Sagittarius things it takes away, demonstrated by what past karmas we confront which stir up a new identity.
There’s major interactive serendipity, with many unique things coming forth as other things fade away. This eclipse will provide us all with a chance to re-think some things while demonstrating the truths we know, or seeing how we’ve been gifted with a new future, new truth, and ability to pick up and deliver a higher power. This eclipse will challenge us to translate our “inspired teachings” into active daily ways of living.
This eclipse will provide us all with a chance to use what inspires us to transform our daily lives, embrace a new love, let go of the past, and receive rewards for our diligence in doing our duty in 2020 and 2021. The peculiar quality of this eclipse is there are no oppositions, meaning there will be a lot of “self contained” energies in play, with a lot of favorable building aspects which will release energy through the three squares; Mars square Jupiter, Saturn square Uranus, and Mercury square Neptune.
All eclipses shut something down, taking away elements of our lives no longer true for us. Over the next 4 years we will go through endings in the house where we have Sagittarius while being pulled into our Truth of Being in the Gemini arena of life. Gemini, the line of greatest development, is the sign representing our ability to discover new views, new information, new understanding, and new Spiritual Brothers and Sisters. It diversifies in its quest for information, taking input from a variety of sources and angles of understanding.
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.
A Solar eclipse in Sagittarius takes away old philosophies, old truths, old ethical/moral standards, and old belief systems, creating space to adopt more appropriate 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, and any old sense of restriction can be dumped for a new sense of humor about our virtually limitless potential.
In the next few years we will eliminate old “future adventures to be imagined,” creating space to live greater truths and adventures than we saw before. Old ways of seeing potential futures will give way to a much broader scope of who we are and what we’re here to do.
So What’s Happening Where?
Though I gave this to you a few days ago in another article, it bears repeating here. 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.
This Total Solar eclipse at 13 Sagittarius occurs at 11:43 pm PST on December 3, 7:43 am GMT on December 4. The total penumbral phase is 4 hours 8 minutes, indicating an influence lasting a little over 4 years. The umbral phase, where the eclipse will be most intense, lasts 1 hour 6.5 minutes, showing the heart of the eclipse effects lasting 13 months. This intense phase begins about a year and 6 months after December 5.
So this eclipse is very long, and with a magnitude of 1.03, it’s fairly strong and bright. It will be intense for those who can see it, with the region of the greatest eclipse being Antarctica, and to a lesser degree South Africa and the south Atlantic. Of course it will also profoundly impact those with planets or points around 11-15 Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo, as well as 26-30 Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra.
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. See the limitless potential of discovery in being receptive to gifts from the invisible world which can only come forth to those who maintain their innocence, purity of heart, and willingness to accept the gifts without needing to see the gift giver. 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 seeing what’s opening as a chance to “clean the slate of your mind” and embrace new discoveries.
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..."
So this one with the eclipse quintile its ruler Jupiter in Aquarius will bring many gifts, blessings, and high specialization wherever we have 11-16 Sagittarius, 23-28 Aquarius, 5-10 Taurus, 12-22 Cancer, and 24-29 Virgo. And with Mars quintile Saturn, opening zones of unique, quintessential manifestations of these two planets at 23-29 Scorpio, 5-11 Aquarius, 17-23 Aries, 29 Gemini-5 Cancer, and 11-17 Virgo, there will be extraordinary precision in terms of efficient withdrawal from old ways of seeing things, planning to live new ways based in using our inspired truths to change our everyday lives.
Because Jupiter and Saturn play powerful roles on the world stage right now, it’s particularly activating these two planets in our charts. If the eclipse makes a conjunction or frictional aspect to your Saturn, this could mark the beginning of the end 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. This is an extraordinarily favorable eclipse, so if it touches one of your planets, you have special gifts and circumstances on the way.!
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, we can assume this eclipse at 13 Sagittarius will have similar evolutionary energies as were set into motion at the December 2002 Solar Eclipse at 12 Sagittarius, which had NN at 9 Gemini. And because of where Nodes are now, this eclipse will have some relationship with the Nov 2003 Solar eclipse at 2 Sagittarius (even though the Nodes at that one were at 21 Taurus/Scorpio.)
This Eclipse, having three powerful squares, no oppositions, and a lot of 5th and 10th harmonic aspects of high personal and interactive specialization, will help us embrace a new way of life. This one “stirs the pot” to eliminate any impediment to our Spiritual Warrior coming forth as an “everyday habit of living,” with a need for us to be alert and ready to act while not “falling into distress through not knowing what’s ahead.”
We now renew our Sagittarian adventure is letting go with our right hands as we receive blessings with our left! While eclipses usually take things away, this one will simultaneously bring us rewards for courage cultivated before now in our willingness to “discharge our duties under abnormal circumstances.” While Mars is very strong, Saturn still rules the stage, since it’s the final dispositor of all the other planets except Neptune. With such a strong Saturn influence, remember we’ve gotten “shortcuts to evolution” since May, with the power of unrealized potentials bringing forth unknown things with a universal origin since October.
There are blessings coming from “the invisible world,” so remember to be pure of heart, embrace your innocence, and when it’s time to disappear for a while so “Santa Claus” can bring your gifts, enjoy the anticipation of things to come! There are many neglected inner powers to be claimed or reclaimed for use in cooperative educative settings. There are going to be times when what has been repressed by the lower ego will come out, so if someone starts proclaiming something with high energy, just know it’s something which can’t be suppressed any longer.
This eclipse is on the synthesizing degree in the individual and spiritual level of abstraction of information and knowledge. There are tremendous possibilities of utilizing spiritual power as a result of this eclipse if we can accept our new identity already beginning to be made manifest. See what you need to play your role in the world while withdrawing from old ideals and images you no longer need to hold on to.
There are so many productive aspects that I believe this will be a very beneficial eclipse, with unique gifts, blessings, and circumstances bringing exactly what people need and deserve for their efforts before now. This Eclipse helps us remember that some endings are more a blessing than a problem, and ushers in a lighter and brighter era due to what we’ve learned about handling conflict and the need for “right action” in this time of, Saturn square Uranus putting pressure in the house(s) where we hav This one is radically transformative and initiates extraordinarily productive economy of energy in whatever we need to do. It is extremely favorable for acting on our own enlightened interests, though some are at the end of a journey where they will confront their karma from the past. I suppose whether this is beneficial or stressful is determined by how we set things into motion back when.
e the 9-13 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. While Mars is square Jupiter, that will be exceptionally favorable in guiding the release of our spiritual potential and power, and Mercury square Neptune will help us get clear about what roles we are and are not playing.
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. 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 early Sagittarius.
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 the incredible blessings this Total Solar eclipse will bring. This is freeing, liberating, renewing, rewarding, and very powerful! This should bring forth some of the goals set into motion this time last year at the Grand Mutation at 1 Aquarius.
This eclipse is inspired, focused, ideal, and solidifies some of what we’ve been striving for in 2021, even if it means some old things will have to give way to newer things. Be willing to do your own thing in your own way while allowing others the same, value new life responses while turning away from illusions and obsolete roles which just keep you timid or uncertain, and enjoy the beginning of a new life adventure.
This helps us transform, let go of the past, keep us ready to act rather than get stressed about an unknown future, and helps us get a new plan, freed from old projections and attachments. This eclipse is totally future oriented, marks a defining line between what has been and what will be, and encourages us to be ourselves in new ways. A lot will be made manifest in a very short time when Mars transits the Eclipse degree, with a lot swirling around at that time due to Mercury conjunct Venus retrograde with both conjunct Pluto!
Be willing to open to greater truths, futures, and identities as you dance between past, present, and future. Express your increased spiritual power and understanding in specialized ways to move your group work forward. Value your freedom to grow while turning away from illusions and obsolete roles, and remember that there will be twists and turns in December and January due to Venus and Mercury both being retrograde. By early February, many things will be much clearer, if only what direction to take based in the seeds of the future we’ll be dealing with by then.
We continue to move through the “birth pains” of the emerging Aquarian era. All that Jupiter has opened in the way of vision and promise will be crystallized by Saturn in 2022 and 2023. This one opens a new life, a new identity, and a greater freedom. Take the large view of things, be easy as you dance with life, see how discovering elements of faith brings forth blessings from the invisible world, and get ready to fly free when Jupiter speeds through its third pass of the Transfiguration Zone in late Aquarius!
See you soon with the next article on this Solar Eclipse!
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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.
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