Recent & Upcoming Eclipses:
2011: December 10th Full Moon
Total *Lunar Eclipse* with Moon at 18 degrees Gemini & Sun at 18 degrees Sagittarius; Mars squares
May 20th New Moon *Solar Eclipse* with both Sun & Moon at 0
June 4th Full Moon *Lunar Eclipse" with Moon at 14 degrees
Sagittarius, and Sun at 14 degrees Gemini (a virtual flip-flop of the 12-10-11 Lunar Eclipse)
Nov 13th New Moon
*Solar Eclipse* with both Sun & Moon at 21 degrees Scorpio
28th Full Moon *Lunar Eclipse* with Moon at 6 degrees Gemini & Sun at 6 degrees Sagittarius
Both solar & lunar eclipses can have a profound effect upon
your personal & spiritual life. Solar eclipses take place at the time of the new moon and usher in a 6 month to
1 year cycle of external change (especially if the eclipse hits a "sensitive" point in your birth chart).
"External change" means changes in your outer life & outer world.....things that are happening around you and
events that seem to take place without any help from you.
There can be irritation & frustration in the areas
of life ruled by the "house" that this eclipse hits in your chart, especially if you do not understand the energies
that are affecting you and what they are trying to teach you. After all, it can be hard to just "go with the flow"
when you don't know which way the flow is going!
So solar eclipses can sometimes coincide with problems in
a certain area of your life. In fact, it is not unusual to feel like your power, strength or enthusiasm has been "eclipsed"
or upsurped for 6 months to a year in the areas of life most effected by a solar eclipse. However, it doesn't have
to be this way! By learning more about how the most recent solar eclipse is interacting with your own unique birth chart,
you can get the information you need to experience clarity and expansion again in your life.
In other words, you
can become EMPOWERED by a solar eclipse, instead of discouraged, when you really understand what it is trying to teach you.
Lunar eclipses take place at the time of the full
moon. Lunar eclipses indicate your emotional cycle & typical emotional response for a 6 month to 1 year period.
A lunar eclipse usually gives you an opportunity to experience *healing* in the area of life that it is most profoundly effecting.
You may also find yourself experiencing that area of life more from your emotions, heart, or intuition, rather than from your
For example, when a lunar eclipse takes place with the moon in your 2nd house, you might find yourself
dealing with your money or possessions in a way that is more emotionally than intellectually-based. You may also have
an opportunity to heal any issues of self-worth that you have, or to develop a deeper spiritual perspective towards material
Many astrologers place more importance on the effects of the solar eclipse than the lunar eclipse.
However, Cynthia feels that lunar eclipses are equally as significant (if not *more*), especially to people who are spirituallly
or emotionally sensitive. This is because lunar eclipses stimulate deep resorvoirs of memory, wisdom, and power within
the subconscious mind. Lunar eclipses awaken the feelings, the emotions, and the intuition. They also show where
you may be most likely to spiritually develop for that period of time.
HOW TO TELL HOW AN ECLIPSE
You can tell what areas of your life will be most affected by these eclipses by
looking at what houses the sun and moon occupy in your birth chart at the time of the eclipse.
do you need to heal? In what areas of life are your emotions & memories being stimulated? Where do you have an opportunity
to awaken your true wisdom & power by delving into the subconscious?
What potential GIFTS does this eclipse offer you?
To find the answers to these questions, locate the
position of the sun & moon at the time of an eclipse in your chart. The houses where these points fall reveal clues
about the next 6 month to one year cycle you are entering into.
(To decipher the meanings of the houses, refer to any basic astrology book.
Or order a copy of Cynthia's "How To Read Your Birth Chart".)
Also pay attention to any planets that are "aspected" by
the eclipse. In order for planets to be in "aspect" there must be a specific mathematical relationship between
them. This mathematical relationship is defined by the distance between the two bodies, usually a unit of 30 degrees.
If the eclipsing Sun or Moon falls within 0, 60, 90,
120, or 180 degrees of one of your Natal planets, or your Rising Sign or Midheaven, then the areas of activity ruled by this
planet will take on a special emphasis in your life during the next 6 months. (Use an "orb" of 2-3 degrees
on either side. In other words, it doesn't have to be exact to count as an aspect, only *close*.)
Particularly significant are planets that fall near
a 0, 90, or 180 degree aspect to the place of either the Eclipse Sun or Moon. If you have planets or important points at these degrees, PAY ATTENTION!
The Universe is sending you an important message, and you don't want to miss it!
Again, if the eclipse is hitting one of your natal
planets by aspect, then the activities represented by that planet or point will operate more strongly in your life for the
next 6 months to 1 year.
If you are someone who finds yourself sensitive to the effects of eclipses, Cynthia strongly
encourages you to have an Intuitive Astrology reading at least a couple of times a year, either with herself or another qualified astrologer.
(If you choose
to seek out another astrologer besides Cynthia, ask first if they cover the effects of eclipses in their readings. Many
do not. In fact, Cynthia is one of only a *handful* of astrologers in North America who regularly incorporates the effects
of eclipses into your astrology reading.)