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 November
3 is a hybrid eclipse. This event can
be seen as a total eclipse along a thin strip across central
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 11 degrees and
16 minutes of Scorpio. The last time there was a solar eclipse close
to this degree was in 1994. Think back
to the personal themes in your life during the fall of 1994 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
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 a hybrid eclipse; annular
in most places and total in a few. Where it is total, emotions obscure
essential purpose. Where it is 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.
The tarot card associated with the sign of Scorpio is Tarot
Key #13 - Death. This card teaches us to purify and tramform our energy.
Symbol: 12 Scorpio
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symbolic degree interpretation of this eclipse suggests a ritualized
display of power, along with the need for establishing permanent relationships
in peaceful cooperation.
chart tells us restructuring
is necessary, but the methods are in argument. At the worst it is
a battle of wills. It denotes a crisis of consciousness leading to
a transformation of collective ideals. Optimism
and opportunities abound; achieving their benefits might require taking
a different path and working a little harder than originally planned.
challenge is differentiating between illusion and reality. Additionally,
there is a conflict between the individual's need for independence
and freedom of expression versus the governing powers' need to maintain
your birthday falls around Jan
1 or 31, Mar 1 or 16 or 31, May 1, June 1 or 17, Jul 3, Aug 3, Sep
3 or 19, Oct 4, Nov 3, Dec 3 or 17,
your experiences now will have impact lasting three years.
Expect to see current themes begin to develop ambitiously on their
own in early mid-winter 2014. A full understanding of the impact of
this period will take until early summer 2015 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