The meaning of the December 14, 2020 solar eclipse

Syzygy by Holly Campbell

I think it’s safe to say that eclipses are one of the many things on which astrologers disagree.  Do they cause major events?  How long do the effects last – three months? Six months? One week?  Two-three weeks?  Astrology is not a fixed science – rather like meteorology, it’s difficult to make precise predictions because the world is always changing. A planetary transit will affect one person one way at one time, and completely different another time (if you are over 60 you can see this in your own life by looking at your first Saturn Return age 28-30, and your second one age 56-60).

In any event, we have a solar eclipse on December 14th, the second in a pair (the first, a lunar eclipse, occurred November 30th).  A lunation becomes an eclipse when the Sun and Moon are in tight aspect to the lunar nodes (the points in the sky where the path of the Moon crosses the path of the Sun).  This is what gives an eclipse the quality of a fated experience – the lunar nodes represent our journey from past to future.  In both of these eclipses the Sun conjoins the South Node, suggesting that the path to letting go of past experiences which hold us back is illuminated now, but in the solar eclipse the Sun is darkened by the shadow of the Moon.

The Sun represents our conscious intention and the Moon represents our instincts – the way we operate on a more internal level when nobody’s looking. In the solar eclipse these conscious intentions are eclipsed by the shadow of the Moon and therefore able to emerge in a way that they might […]

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By |2020-12-12T15:43:03-05:00December 11th, 2020|Moon|4 Comments

Astrological update for the week of December 6th including a preview of the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

This week’s eclipse at the Sagittarius New Moon is second in a pair of eclipses which began on November 30th with the lunar eclipse.  I’ll be posting more about that separately, but the energies start building this week!  We also have Chiron stationing direct this week, and lots more so dive in.  (I know, it’s a very silly photo!!)


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Transcript (transcribed by software genies and roughly edited for readability. Please excuse errors!)

Hi everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes Welcome back. And in today’s video we’ll be talking about the astrology for the week from December 7 until the 14th. The big news this week is the solar eclipse that happens on December 14, this is 2020. Still, the solar eclipse is coming on the heels of a lunar eclipse on November 30. These eclipse seasons bring us a pair of eclipses a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse. In this pair of eclipses we had the lunar eclipse which was conjunct the North Node of the Moon. The nodes of the Moon, as you may recall, are the points in the sky where the path of the Moon cross the path of the sun, the ascending node is called the North Node, the descending node on the downward path is called the South Node. These points are known to be points of fate, the South Node has to do with where we come from what’s familiar, the South Node also talks […]

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By |2020-12-07T08:08:39-05:00December 7th, 2020|Planetary cycles|7 Comments

Sagittarius New Moon December 7th: Begin a new adventure!

Sagittarius New MoonThis New Moon in Sagittarius brings with it an opportunity to begin a new adventure.  The New Moon is a fresh new start – the heart (Moon) unites with the conscious intent (Sun) to forge a new direction, and in Sagittarius the sky is the limit.  Sagittarius governs travel, whether travel of the mind and the heart, or of the body through space and time.  This is a time to expand and seek a new experience that opens up our hearts and souls to greater magic and wonder than we ever dreamed possible.

Sagittarius periods feel lucky, and this one is no exception with Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune, tightly aligned with the New Moon, amplifying even more the potential for greater awareness and opportunities.  However, all is not perfectly rosy at this New Moon.  Mars, the planet of aggression and desire, is in the spiritual yet potentially confusing sign of Pisces which can be somewhat challenging to begin with, and it aligns with Neptune as well which is a doubling of the desire for transcendence and perhaps even escapism which can cause confusion.  The combination of Pisces’s yearning to transcend this mundane reality with the Sagittarius pull towards greener pastures can create problems if we fail to keep our feet on the ground.

Geeky astrological detail:  While Pisces and Sagittarius form a natural square and are therefore in conflict with each other, they are also linked by Jupiter which rules both signs.  Using Jupiter as the figurative North Star to guide us is the key to maximizing the potential of the New Moon. 

However, this Pisces/Sagittarius influence is not necessarily negative – if it is channeled into creativity or if we absorb ourselves in experiences of […]

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By |2018-12-06T17:49:19-05:00December 5th, 2018|Moon|2 Comments

Sagittarius New Moon, November 29: A new look at your future

55615088 - bright blue sky with clouds and new moonWith the Sun and Moon aligned in Sagittarius, we begin a new chapter in the lunar wheel and there is an opportunity for expansion and greater knowledge as we expand our idea of what is possible.  Sagittarius is the adventurer – the seeker of freedom and the one who breaks through limitations and artificially enforced boundaries to find true liberation and a path of higher knowledge.

The Sagittarius New Moon gives all of us an opportunity to open up to this energy – to learn to seek the possible rather than the familiar and expected.  Under the Sagittarius New Moon our minds are blown wide open so that we can take in a higher level of understanding about the world around us.

This New Moon features the asteroid Juno (representing commitment and requirements of society) aligning with the Sun and Moon, integrating our duties and responsibilities to family and loved ones with the freedom loving journeys of Sagittarius.  I imagine we will see a number of engagements occur at this New Moon!

Venus (relationships) is also featured prominently in the chart for this New Moon and any intentions that you create for this lunar cycle will want to include a focus on your interpersonal connections.  “What can I do to create more harmony in my relationships and still retain my individuality” is a good question to ask at this New Moon. Don’t expect to achieve instant clarity, however, a challenging aspect from mystical Neptune will blur both the questions and the answers at the New Moon and a few days beyond.  However, the information that you uncover will have merged with your conscious mind and will emerge when you are ready […]

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By |2016-11-29T12:59:17-05:00November 29th, 2016|Moon|10 Comments

Planetary Illuminations for November now posted

November horoscopesThe November edition of the monthly Planetary Illuminations report is now posted.  You can read the entire article here, and if you are not yet on my mailing list please sign up to subscribe.  Subscribers receive a monthly report with an abridged translation that is easy to understand.  Just enter your email address here, and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.  Subscribers, your newsletter will go out tonight!

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Here is the synopsis of the major events coming up in November to get you started:

Cardinal alignments November 6-15th.  Ever since Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 there has been an expanding and contracting pressure from other planets that have aspected Pluto.  Because Pluto and the other planets were in the Cardinal signs of action (Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Aries) some astrologers have called this the “Cardinal Crisis,” the “Cardinal Climax,” etc.  I preferred to call it a Cardinal Drama, because a “climax” or “crisis” suggests that there will be a peak of intensity which will then be followed by a resolution.

As many of you know, this Cardinal Drama was particularly stimulated by the challenging square between Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn.  You can read many many articles about this cycle here on this site, but you will find a summary in the sidebar of this page.  Uranus/Pluto cycles rarely create a peak of intensity which resolves itself as we would find in other planetary cycles – Uranus inspires the breakdown of the old order and Pluto encourages its destruction.  Then the rebuilding must occur, but the final resolution can take time.

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By |2014-10-31T15:05:30-04:00October 31st, 2014|Astrology|1 Comment
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