The Moon phases, or lunations, represent a focus on your life for that period, depending on how they aspect your natal chart. The location in terms of the house with show you the area of life where things may come to a head at a Full Moon or where you can make a new start at a New Moon. I use an orb of 2.30º for the regular Moons and 3º for Eclipses. Generally the effects of Solar eclipses tend to last six months, lunar eclipses about three months, new moon’s one month, and full moon’s two weeks. Some Astrologers say that a eclipse’s effect may last as long as a year per hour that an eclipse lasts from start to finish. For example, the November 3 Solar Eclipse 2013 at 12º Scorpio lasted 3 hours, 22 minutes. It was a particularly strong and bright eclipse so its effects should last for the next 3 years and 4 months.