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Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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What are Eclipses, and what do they Mean?

About PreNatal Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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LUNAR ECLIPSES - Indicate passive, inner changes, FULL MOON

feelings of lack - severing bonds or cementing them

SOLAR ECLIPSES - Indicate active. self-motivated changes, NEW MOON

a need to create, begin anew

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~ SOLAR AND LUNAR ECLIPSES ~

by Danielle A. Ricard - April 2002

Why pay attention to eclipses? Besides covering up the our Celestial lights in a spectacular way, and perhaps frightening some people still to this day - what significance do eclipses really have in our lives? Why do they actually stimulate dramatic events, such as death, separations and even earth changes and upheavals?

The answer lies not only in the gravitaional affect on our bodies and our earth - but also in our collective subconscious, and in the astrological significance and potential within our own natal birth charts, as well as the charts of nations (especially those locations directly within the path of totality.)

The eclipse seems to stop time, stop energy and stop movement - while also focusing energy. Where once there was light filtering through the elemental forces of the zodiac and into the earth's aura - there is suddenly darkness, nothingness - a temporary lack of input from the Sun or Moon that serves to bring our awareness closer to the energy of the Solar or Lunar season, and thus intensify it.

While there is a general influence on humanity with all eclipses, it is probably not necessary to pay close attention unless the exact position of an eclipse hits or opposes (or squares) a planet or personal point in your birth chart. Click here to read about the types of eclipses, too.

Lunar energy is internal, maternal, nurturing, deeply emotional - and absorbed and internalized by our astral bodies.

When a lunar eclipse occurs, the earth is passing between the Sun and the Moon, creating a Full Moon as we experience every month - but in this case, the alignment is perfect - the occultation of the Moon complete. The intensity of the Full Moon is great, yet she is totally covered for about an hour by the earth's shadow. The Sun and Moon are occupying opposite Astrological signs, therefore emphasizing the particular polarity inherent in those signs.

During the period of occultation, the Moon's reassuring light is temporarily suspended and withheld. We experience a crisis of lack, and the particular sort of lack depends universally upon the astrological sign in which the eclipse occurs, and personally upon the natal astrological house (realm of influence), as well as the major aspects made to natal planets.

This eclipse is particularly relationship oriented - and our connections with others can be severed, challenged, or suddenly welded together as the shock calls one to action. We may deeply consider our feelings and needs within the context of the house, sign and planetary aspects affected. To fully appreciate the potential in the lunar eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon is - we can confront our demons, old habits and fears, and where the Sun is we may find the means to embrace a release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding, and finding a balance in our lives.

Solar energy is external, paternal, protective, active - and reflected and expressed from within our life force.

When a solar eclipse occurs, the Moon is passing between the Earth and the Sun, creating a New Moon as happens every month, but in this case - the alignment is perfect, the occultation of the Sun by our Moon is complete. In a total Solar Eclipse, the intensity of the New Moon is strong because she is so near to the earth, and also because for those amazing few minutes the power of the Sun is bursting out behind her. The luminaries share space in the same Astrological Sign - and there is great power within the energy of that sign.

During the Sun's occultation, the Sun's life-giving light and warmth are temporarily suspended and withheld. Just as with the lunar eclipse, we experience a crisis of lack, and the particular sort of lack depends universally upon the astrological sign in which the eclipse occurs, and personally upon the natal astrological house (realm of influence), as well as the major aspects made to natal planets. This eclipse is particularly goal and purpose oriented - and our ideals and resolve can be enhanced and intensified. We begin to deeply consider our contributions in the world, and the full expression of our humanity.

The exact degree on which an eclipse occurs becomes a hot-spot of energy - a place where planets passing over and opposing within the next appr. 6 months can trigger further events and realizations related to the eclipse energy.

PRENATAL SOLAR & LUNAR ECLIPSES

The Solar and Lunar eclipses that occurred directly prior to your birth have a particular significance as well. These indicate, in the case of the Pre-natal Solar Eclipse, a gift you have come to earth to share with your fellows, and that hopefully you will succeed in manifesting and modeling for others. The Pre-natal Lunar Eclipse indicates a personal lesson you have chosen to tackle - coming from a past-life experience for which you have the opportunity to create balance in this lifetime. For more on the Prenatal Eclipses and what they mean to you, it is necessary to know the Sign and Degree in which they occurred, and to note where they fit in your natal chart. To find these eclipses, you may need an astrology program, an ephemeris or a book that deals with this particular topic, and for that I highly recommend this one!

LOVE and LIGHT!!!

This Article Written by Danielle A. Ricard

Copyright 4/25/02

Please e-mail me at danielleastrid@earthlink.net re: use of any material from this site

More about Eclipses

  Solar Eclipse - Stories from the Path of Totality

Mr. Eclipse - Ultimate Eclipse Photo Site!

 

Check your Astrological Chart for the house position of Eclipse points, as well as conjunctions and oppositions to Natal Sun, Moon, Planets. and Personal Points. These can indicate trends and even major events in your life.

 

Locations of Solar Eclipses until 2010

Mr.Eclipse's Lunar Eclipse data through 2010

 

LUNAR ECLIPSES - Indicate passive, inner changes, FULL MOON

feelings of lack - severing bonds or cementing them

SOLAR ECLIPSES - Indicate active. self-motivated changes, NEW MOON

a need to create, begin anew

ECLIPSE - Trends last appr. 6 Months

 

TYPES OF ECLIPSES

 

Penumbral or Appulse Lunar Eclipse - almost an eclipse of the Moon.. just a bit short of a full covering of the Moon.

 

Umbral or Total Lunar Eclipse - The Moon fully enters the Earth's Shadow

 

Partial Solar Eclipse - Only part of the Moon's shadow touches the earth

 

Annular Solar Eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse (probably don't have to explain that one, do I?), but the Moon's shadow is surrounded by a halo of light from the Sun. The Moon's shadow does not completely reach the Earth because of excessive distance from Moon to Earth.

 

 

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