December 10 lunar eclipse astrology
Yet we may just feel polished and shiny when all is said and done. With eclipses and the strong energies happening, there is potential for Earth shifts, unusual weather patterns or major issues erupt on a global scale. Remember, it is a time of allowing old things to come to an end than struggling to keep them alive for no reason. Go into Holiday Shopping or social Holiday parties prepared! Do your best not to. First, Feel whatever emotions arise.
Then allow the insight and understanding to help you logically think about or observe things.
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There is possibility of mix-ups, mix signals, confused communication, emotions and actions. Energy may feel scattered or depleted now. There may be jabbing remarks, sharp verbal attacks which trigger emotional reactions happening. It is wise to conserve and comfort yourself where you need to. Overall the energies may feel very jittery and high-strung.
Breathe and deep breathe. Let go of the struggle and allow the flow of energy to happen. A shift of perception, thinking and feeling is very possible as you work with the potential of this energy. There is some energy of impatience, we all want our wishes to come true sooner, tomorrow morning if possible, yet of course it is not possible.
This energy can bring with it high materialism, it can also bring understanding on how to break out of the chains of wishing for more stuff into a free wise attitude towards personal and global resources. This should be good for communications, relationships, getting clear about short term and long term ideals, and finding the protection we need to be calm and lucid as we navigate the fogs and mists of our times.
Follow your thoughts and reflections into decisions and actions, and then get clear about how and what you feel related to those decisions and actions. We now have to simply get over inner jitters as we see clearly what we value, what nourishes us, and how to use our wisdom and knowledge to do what we do excellently. This will help us release perceptions and views of the future so that we can embrace new ideas and new futures that are more in line with ideals, values, and visions we really care about.
The powerful beginnings of March through May that began to be solidified in May have now established peaceful, gentle wisdom patterns that can slowly and steadily bring us to whatever we need to confirm to anchor a new truth and future. For everyone, new horizons beckon! Interesting that this is exactley how I was feeling today. I glad I now know why.
Alexey says: Dec 16, Reply. Les says: Dec 18, Reply. Make what u will of this. Share your heart Facebook Instagram Twitter. Alyce says: Dec 10, Reply. Name required. Rob Tillett has been an astrologer for more than three decades. The eclipse of the Sun has traditionally been viewed with dread over the ages, as the great giver of life seems inexplicably to disappear from the sky. Birds prepare for bed; the sky darkens in the middle of the day.
It seems as though something dreadful is about to happen. Over the years, experience has shown us that old things come to an end or are overthrown! The effect on the world of eclipses has been seen to be generally felt for some six months, until the next eclipse then restructures the cosmic energies.
Astrologically, solar eclipses signify the fall of the mighty or at least, they're in big trouble! Depending where in the zodiac the eclipse occurs, stress is always placed on the matters governed by that sign, or sector of the zodiac. A powerful Solar Eclipse can create massive havoc, in accordance with other aspects in the heavens at the time, as can be clearly seen by the trail of earthquakes and other disasters associated with the Solar Eclipse and Grand Cross of August At a more personal level, the solar eclipse can have a big effect on our personal lives when it occurs in conjunction with one of our natal planets, especially our natal Sun , Moon , or Ruling Planet.
Other important chart factors, such as Moon's Nodes , Ascendant , Mid-heaven , or Part of Fortune can also have a very significant effect when impacted by a solar eclipse. Where the eclipse falls in the chart is significant, as the energies expressed by its house placement will show the areas of life that are affected by the new beginning that is implied.
The fourth solar eclipse of is a partial eclipse of the Sun, at the New Moon in Sagittarius on November 25th. A partial eclipse is when only a part of the eclipsed body of the Sun is blocked out and darkened. At the instant of greatest eclipse UT the eclipse magnitude is 0.
At that time, the lunar shadow will pass just km above Earth's surface near the coast of Antarctica, so the penguins will have the best show! However, as discussed below, there are a number of powerful factors at work that will be triggered by the weakening of the cosmic fabric. Four partial solar and two total lunar eclipses take place in Fred Espenak says that this combination of solar and lunar eclipses in a single year is rather rare with only six cases during the 21st Century , , , , and The first and last eclipses always occur in January and December.
For more detailed info from Fred Espenak on the path of the eclipse, please click here. Check out this fabulous animation of the eclipse, on shadowandsubstance. It is one of three stars in the Crown of the Scorpion. Mars the Warrior rules Scorpio, and The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. As Thirteen says, "this is a card about anything we believe to be true, but later learn is false.
This realization usually comes as a shock, hence, the violent image. It is, quite simply, that moment in any story where someone finds out a shocking truth, one that shatters their perceptions and makes them reassess their beliefs".
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Modern astrologers assign Pluto destruction; transformation; regeneration to Scorpio too. Under this influence, which also occurs just as Mercury is stationary retrograde , structures will fall and personal integrity will be threatened. We must remain focused after a rude awakening on rebuilding our personal strengths, remaining connected with the divine, the inner nature that shows us what we need, rather than being blinded by what we want. In the event that we are not connected with this inner lifeline, we will be forced to create a connection, or be crushed under the rubble.
I do not wish to repeat myself, or unduly labour the point, but the cosmic forces have been shall we say, somewhat problematic this year and the last year—and the next one! Because Mercury turns retrograde within hours of this solar eclipse the day after Thanksgiving , many of the salient issues have been outlined in the current Mercury Retrograde article. However, for those who may not be able to access that article, I will briefly address them once more, while looking at the issues from a slightly different perspective.
Sudden assaults, malevolence, immorality and shamelessness are characteristic, as is a warning of mass catastrophe. Given that eclipses often signal earthquakes and other natural disasters, as well as the fall of the mighty, we need to bear this in mind, although this eclipse is not over a heavily populated area, so offers little threat in of earthquakes of major proportion. It does however give skill in battle, which is valuable, given that the eclipse is square a slowing Mars in Virgo.
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Warlike Mars is slowing because he is approaching a lengthy retro phase of his own, beginning mid-January in Virgo, the sign of the Military. This star favours research, especially into secrets and hidden things. It is an adept and makes those affected patient and wary. Rightly so too, as Mars is opposed to Chiron healing and inconjunct Jupiter power; government; leaders as well.
Leaders of course are already falling like nine-pins, too many to list, though the rulers of Greece, Italy and Spain come immediately to mind, and there is already great unrest in Egypt and Syria, not to mention Yemen, Qatar and so on. As stated earlier this year, the USA is undergoing its Saturn Return and so is suffering from regret and the consequences of decisions made long ago. The eclipse is conjunct the cusp of the US ascendant, the house of self-image, so we can expect a significant shakeup, especially in its leadership.
Hidden factors will become evident and this is likely to see a number of presidential contenders drop out of the race. The eclipse is in the mid-heaven of President Obama, implying that his public image will be taking a beating and that he may even fall from grace, due probably to the actions of his partners, as Mars conflict; aggression is in his 7th house, square the eclipse and conjunct his natal Pluto obstruction, transformation, regeneration.
The people and situations he must deal with are intense and purposeful, who will urge him to be more forceful than usual. His interaction with others can cause him to become deeply jealous and vengeful, perhaps with truly perilous results; and thus, it would not be wise for the Pres to confront or provoke a hostile situation. His academic and inquiring mind would be better put to use conducting research and investigation, especially concerning the mysteries of the science and nature. However, in his Washington chart relocated because he is now based in Washington DC, as the leader of the Free World , his Sun is in the 12th house, suggesting that figures at work behind the scenes will be busy trying to turn him to their point of view.
President Obama, it's worth noting, is currently undergoing his Chiron Return , the cosmic signature of the beginning of the decade of the 50's, a massive change of life for any person so affected, especially the most powerful man on Earth. His progress will be delayed by frustrating obstacles, wrong information, paying too much or too little attention to details, and having too little time to accomplish his goals.
Tardiness or mechanical failure can cause of frustration in his travel. He should have patience, because this is a difficult strand in his character which is aggravated by the position of Uranus sudden disruption; catastrophe. Scandal and slander may plague him thanks to treacherous associates.
He needs to be careful with travel, for it may bring loss and trouble. Contracts or agreements may not come to bear in time, leading to trouble and loss. Unwarranted egotism and mental pride are characteristic of this aspect but how else could he have gotten where he is..?
The previous solar eclipse occurred in close conjunction with the late Moammar al-Gaddafi's natal Sun. Colonel Gaddafi was the former president of Libya and as forecast he was defeated and killed before the end of Such is the power of the solar eclipse. The focus of the world's attention has now turned to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. This Arab Spring has swept the Middle East like a tidal wave, or a desert storm, and a number of regimes have toppled before it, even including Egypt. The US and the West have generally been seen to support this movement "for democracy", but this has mainly been because the Western Leaders have been too dazed by the onrush of events and the fruiting of mass karma indicated by cosmic aspects to have done otherwise.
But then it's not unusual for them to turn on their erstwhile friends that's politics after all. Saddam Hussein comes to mind. Assad, like Saddam, is no fundamentalist Muslim theocrat, despite the propaganda. He is not even a proper Muslim! And, like Saddam, he is the leader of his country's Ba'ath Party, a sort of pan-Arab, socialist welfare-state party, not a theocratic Muslim fundamentalist party like that led by Ayatollah Khomeini, which swept away the Shah of Persia to institute a fundamentalist Muslim state called Iran, now led by President Ahmadinejad, who is a scary dude.
President Assad, who was trained in London as an eye-doctor, is an Alawi by religion. But isn't that just a branch of Islam? Yes and no. The Alawi religion is nominally Muslim, but has been condemned as inferior, heretical and even pagan by the orthodox Muslim establishment.
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It is a secretive creed that appears to have developed from a pre-islamic religion which now contains elements of Christianity, Sabeanism, even Gnostic teachings and ceremonies. It is said that it adopted an Islamic veil for protection when Syria and the rest of the Middle East fell to the victorious Muslim armies in the 7th Century, although its followers usually describe themselves as part of the Shia branch of Islam. Nevertheless, since then Alawis have been treated as second-class citizens, persecuted and anathematized by the Sunni Muslim majority.
How then did a member of a despised and persecuted minority get to be the leader of one of the most powerful and historic lands of the Middle East? Well, during negotiations for Syrian independence from France at the end of WWII, the Alawis sought either a separate state or attachment to Lebanon, as they feared repression by the Sunni majority in Syria.
They were however included in Syria when independence was granted in Alawis, seeking power and protection, infiltrated the army and the security forces, which they eventually came to control. In the s they also infiltrated the radical Ba'ath party and when it rose to power they were ready to take control of the Syrian State. While keeping up the appearance of Syrian nationalism and Sunni Islam as state religion, the elder Assad repressed the Muslim Brotherhood and all Sunni groups that threatened his position.
At the same time he gave most positions of power in the security forces, the Ba'ath party and the government to Alawis. The Alawis, a minority group, now controlled the Syrian state. Sunnis reacted with civil unrest and by assassinating key Alawi leaders. In the Muslim Brotherhood started a rebellion in Hama which was put down with thousands of casualties by forces commanded by Rif'at Assad, the president's brother.
General Assad remained firmly in control and began grooming his son Basil as his successor; but in Basil was killed in an auto accident and Bashar was recalled to take his place as heir-apparent. On the General's death in , Bashar was appointed leader of the Ba'ath Party and the Army, and elected president unopposed. To cut what is becoming a long story short, the Arab Spring is now unfolding in Syria, although Bashar al-Assad is of the view that he will not fall partly because he is anti-US and anti-Israel and partly because he controls the military and security forces.
And also like Saddam in Iraq his regime, although brutal at times, has greatly raised the living standards of ordinary Syrians of all shades and creeds. Other Arab countries have condemned the crackdown in Syria partly no doubt because they don't like seeing Alawis in power , but Iran, which although Muslim is not an Arab state, still supports Syria. The US and Europe have also condemned Syria and have been sabre-rattling in the area. Born in the turbulent mid's, Bashar is a Virgo the sign of analysis, intellect, healing—and the military , with his natal Sun exactly opposed to his natal Moon in sensitive, imaginative Pisces.
Mars conflict; warfare is travelling now through Virgo, and in coming weeks will oppose his natal Saturn sorrow; karma; restriction and conjoin his natal Uranus disaster; catastrophe and Pluto destruction; transformation , then turn retrograde in conjunction with his natal Sun and in opposition to his natal Moon. Not a good look for the leader of a military regime. The solar eclipse falls in conjunction with Bashar al-Assad's Dragon's Tail Moon's south node—loss; past-life commitment.
Mars in the figure is conjunct his natal Mercury in Virgo and square his Dragon's Head and Tail the Moon's nodal axis of fate and karmic retribution. On top of that he is experiencing his counter-nodal return, when the transiting north node forms a conjunction with his natal south node and vice versa as the nodes are an axis and are always opposed to each other. This must be a very difficult situation for him, given that he was once a doctor, dedicated to saving lives, rather than oppressing and taking them.
In , Bashar married a glamorous British-born investment banker, Asma Fawaz al-Akhras, the daughter of a London cardiologist her father Fawaz Akhras and a retired diplomat and philanthropist her mother Sahar Otri al-Akhras. She is a Sunni of Syrian stock and has pronounced views favouring the modernisation and indeed liberation of the Syrian people.
They have three children: Hafez, Zein and Karim. The centre of the ongoing Syrian rebellion is in Sunni areas, notably Homs where his wife's family originated. Saturn in the figure is conjunct his natal Venus, restricting his finances his funds have been frozen in the West and his emotional relationships his children have been taken by their mother to London for protection, though she is back in Syria. The eclipse falls in his house of children, conjunct his south node, suggesting separation from or even loss of his children.
This will mark great problems for him, possibly even overthrowing his regime, but at least creating turmoil in Syria, even more than there is now. As I write, Al-Qaeda insurgents have already crossed into Syria in an effort to bring down the government, and Sunnis are up in arms in many parts of the country. Reports indicate that most Syrians do not want another Iraq, or even an Egypt, but the cosmic pressure will not make it easy for them, any more than it has for anyone else in the fire zone. Let's hope that Barack Obama is sensible enough to keep the US out of the conflict—not that they can afford another war, as they have already found in Libya.
The US has too many problems of its own, and, frankly, Syria does not have enough oil to be worth fighting over. Solar eclipses don't often pass over populated areas.
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That's a good thing! However, when they do, they appear to have significant disruptive effects on the people and nations concerned e. This one affects a very small population, though it may have some effect on southern Africa, Tasmania, and southern New Zealand. Whether this effect is an astrological one or not, is a moot point, though recent scientific work on the effects of the Moon on earthquakes and other terrestrial phenomena is interesting. No doubt they would hasten to deny any astrological effect! See my article on Moon Wobbles.
The eclipse being in Sagittarius means that people with Mutable signs Gemini; Virgo; Sagittarius; Pisces featured in their birthcharts are more likely to be affected. The next eclipse of the Sun will be in Gemini on May 20, , but the next total Solar Eclipse is not until Nov 13, The eclipse of the Moon, when the light of the Moon mysteriously darkens at the luminous height of a Full Moon, has traditionally been viewed as a bad omen. It can awaken distinctly irrational responses.
Since the Moon governs domestic matters, the public and the emotional personality, rather than leadership, it tends to have a more personal effect than the solar eclipse, which plays a more outward, even political, role. As a rule, women and family are generally more affected by the lunar cycle, whereas men and politics are signified by the solar. This is not to say that women are not political animals, nor that men are distinct from the family, but that the private, nurturing side is more affected than the public, social and media driven arena, which even in the 21st Century is still primarily dominated by males, or at least by what might be described as masculine energies.
This magnificent spectacle will be the last lunar eclipse of , a powerful total eclipse that occurs at the Moon's descending node in the middle of the constellation Auriga , the Charioteer. It's a moderately lengthy eclipse, with the total phase itself lasting 51 minutes. The entire cosmic show is visible from Asia and Australia.