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Solar & Lunar Eclipses In Astrology

The Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Meaning

A Solar Eclipse is a turbo-charged New Moon. Generally New Moon rituals are perfect for planting new seeds and starting afresh. We are essentially working on the blank canvas of the dark moon where our ideas can gestate in the new moon soil. But with an Eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth therefore interrupting the flow of energy and causing disruption. It breaks our habitual behaviour and gives us a kind of cosmic reboot.

The Moon blots out masculine/left-brain energy for while, so the feminine/right brain is flooded with instinctual and intuitive energy. This makes the unconscious, conscious, like when you become aware that you are dreaming. During an eclipse, like the lucid dream, we get that same sudden feeling of hyper-awareness. We could do anything!! Sometimes this is so awesome that we don’t know what to do, others even become afraid of their own power.

The Cosmic Reboot

At best, the effect of a solar Eclipse can amplify insights gained from a very balanced left and right brain. The Solar eclipse is very good at showing up any imbalances you have. Eg, You are on one leg in tree pose and the Solar eclipse pokes you in the side. The amount of wobble, shows how much centering you need to do. A Solar Eclipse can bring an awakening or a shocking revelation that rocks you to the core. It aims to balance out left and right brain hemispheres and therefore consciousness, so that you are not lopsided.

It is not a question of linear/solar/left brain = bad and cyclical/lunar/right brain = good. The person cannot function to its optimum without the unification and balance of both hemispheres. Some people have equal hemisphere strength, but the sides are disconnected, so they flip from one extreme to the other. Many artistic and spiritual types are right-brain dominant and thus can find it hard to ground themselves in 3D reality. An Eclipse may cause a crisis where the right brainer needs to strengthen boundaries and use rational thought. With a left brain dominant, the opposite can happen, boundaries are dissolved and they need to be open with their feelings.

Lunar Eclipse Meaning

A Lunar Eclipse is a super menstrual, wolf-howler version of a full Moon. It will do a great job of purging and releasing things from our lives that no longer serve our higher selves. The bright light of the sun throws a spotlight on our subconscious to illuminate any issues within our primary relationships that have been festering there since the previous Solar Eclipse. With the Lunar eclipse, the earth comes between the Sun and the moon.

Sometimes we get a blood red moon as the earth’s shadow slowly creeps across its crater face. Depending on how things have gone in the last 6 months, we can now see the fruit blossom from the seeds we planted at the last solar eclipse. But if life has been stressful for us, putting pressure on those embryonic seeds, then what should be a birthing time can sadly turn into a miscarriage. Your personal lunar experience depends on how the eclipse is configured to your chart and how you handle change in general.

A Volcanic Purge

Lunar Eclipse MeaningThe effect of a lunar eclipse can last up to three months. This can be a sombre, but cleansing and healing time or a joyous, birthing time. Eclipses get their bad reputation because humans are creatures of habit and become upset by unexpected change. If you have been stubbornly resisting growth, then yes, you could experience the Lunar eclipse as a really volcanic, violent energy that desperately needs to be purged, but it really shouldn’t be dreaded.

Lunar eclipses are extremely emotional times, therefore we just really need to sit down quietly and listen to what comes up, for our feelings are our psychic barometer. Unashamedly ball your eyes out if you have to and allow red eyes with this blood red moon. Don’t fear the tears for they are sacred salty purification.

Solar & Lunar Eclipses ~ 2010 to 2020


Lunar Eclipse Jan 10 2020 ~ 20° Cancer 00′
Lunar Eclipse Jun 5 2020 ~ 15° Sagittarius 34′
Solar Eclipse Jun 21 2020 ~ 0° Cancer 21′
Lunar Eclipse Jul 5 2020 ~ 13° Capricorn 38′
Lunar Eclipse Nov 30 2020 ~ 8° Gemini 38′
Solar Eclipse Dec 14 2020 ~ 23° Sagittarius 08′


Solar Eclipse Jan 6 2019 ~ 15° Capricorn 25′
Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 2019 ~ 0° Leo 52′
Solar Eclipse Jul 02 2019 ~ 10° Cancer 37′
Lunar Eclipse Jul 16 2019 ~ 24° Capricorn 04′
Solar Eclipse Dec 26 2019 ~ 4° Capricorn 07′


Lunar Eclipse Jan 31 2018 ~ 11° Leo 37′
Solar Eclipse Feb 15 2018 ~ 27° Aquarius 08′
Solar Eclipse Jul 13 2018 ~ 20° Cancer 41′
Lunar Eclipse Jul 27 2018 ~ 04° Aquarius 45′
Solar Eclipse Aug 11 2018 ~ 18° Leo 42′


Lunar Eclipse Feb 11 2017 ~ 22° Leo 28′
Solar Eclipse Feb 26 2017 ~ 8° Pisces 12′
Lunar Eclipse Aug 7 2017 ~ 15° Aquarius 25′
Solar Eclipse Aug 21 2017 ~ 28° Leo 53′


Solar Eclipse Mar 8 2016 I OMG!  ~ 18º Pisces 56′
Lunar Eclipse Mar 23 2016 I Tipping Point ~ 3º Libra 17′
Lunar Eclipse Aug 18 2016 I God Finger ~ 25º Aquarius 51′
Solar Eclipse Sep 1 2016 I Fire & Ice ~ 9º Virgo 21′
Lunar Eclipse Sep 16 2016 I Info Wars ~ 24º Pisces 20′


Solar Eclipse Mar 20 2015 I Daring Visionaries ~ 29º Pisces 27′
Lunar Eclipse Apr 4 2015  I Sweet Hustlers ~ 14º Libra 24′
Solar Eclipse Sep 13 2015 I Sacred Prostitute ~ 20º Virgo 10’
Lunar Eclipse Sep 28 2015 I To Boldly Go ~ 4º Aries 40’


Lunar Eclipse Apr 15 2014 I Brilliantly Fertile ~ 25º Libra 15′
Solar Eclipse Apr 29 2014 I Free Your Mind ~ 8º Taurus 51′
Lunar Eclipse Oct 8 2014 I Release The Chains ~ 15º Aries 05′
Solar Eclipse Oct 23 2014 I Cloaking Advice ~ 0º Scorpio 24′


Lunar Eclipse 25 Apr 2013 I Spirit Matters ~ 5° Scorpio 46′
Solar Eclipse 10 May 2013 I Gold Mining ~ 19° Taurus 31′
Lunar Eclipse 25 May 2013 I Close Encounters ~ 4° Sagittarius 08′
Lunar Eclipse 18 Oct 2013 I Blood Red ~ 25° Aries 45′
Solar Eclipse 3 Nov 2013 I Grow Up! ~ 11° Scorpio 16′


Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012 I Magical Font ~ 00° Gemini 21′
Lunar Eclipse 4 Jun 2012 I Love Tryst ~ 14° Sagittarius 14′
Solar Eclipse 13 Nov 2012 Hypnotic ~ 21° Scorpio 57′
Lunar Eclipse 28 Nov 2012 I Spicy! ~ 06° Gemini 47′


Solar Eclipse 4 Jan 2011 I Seeking Eros ~ 13° Capricorn 39′
Solar Eclipse 1 Jun 2011 I Parallel Lives ~ 11° Gemini 01′
Lunar Eclipse 15 Jun 2011 I Kill Or Cure ~ 24° Sagittarius 23′
Solar Eclipse 1 Jul 2011 I Black Ice Peace ~ 9° Cancer 12′
Solar Eclipse 25 Nov 2011 God Stripper ~ 2° Sagittarius 36′
Lunar Eclipse 10 Dec 2011 I Turn on! ~ 18° Gemini 10′


Lunar Eclipse 26 Jun 2010 I Pray To Aliens ~ 4° Capricorn 46′
Solar Eclipse 11 Jul 2010 I The Good Twin ~ 19° Cancer 23′
Lunar Eclipse 21 Dec 2010 I Ball Breaker ~ 29° Gemini 58′


  1. Yes, I agree re over reaching – a huge issue for him. But with Pr Sun into Virgo, perhaps he might learn self regulation! I seem to remember Salman Rushdie’s opening to The Satanic Verses stand that at the time of en eclipse, according to one Hindu shostra (hymn) it is said a great soul passes to Earth. HOw Romantic!

  2. Not feeling the humble, reserved and analytical Virgo with him personally, but this job will force him to pull that out if he wants to get anything done. I think the pr.chart is more of a psychological progression is it not? Perhaps wanting to be a public servant (but only as King of course) is his way of progressing out of the natal Leo propensity, and a refining of the Gemini – actually using all the talk and facts in a purposeful way that serves others (to his way of thinking). Clearly, the NN 2 degree conjunction with Sun in the 10th (Placidus) is being played out regardless of pr Sun sign. Interesting too, is how with this most unique chart we (world) are all part of DT’s learning curve/ adjustment/ coming back to balance from an over emphasis on the home and personal life. Using whole signs, puts the Sun in the 11th – leader of the group and aspiring, with the default, dissolving, and non material SN in the house of Joy – children, private creative life, lovers. He is certainly of the material world (Sun conj NN). Two solar eclipses are within 2 degrees of his Mars and ASC in Leo. Using Whole Signs and Leo on the cusp of the 1st, how he self identifies will be changing, affected by the eclipses. Natal Mars at 26 deg 46 Leo is on Regulus and conjunct the 29 deg 26 ASC. A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the Transiting North Node on August 21, 2017 at 28 deg Leo 53 will be certainly have an effect, hitting this critical point of his chart and planet of action/aggression. There will be a re-balancing between relationship with self and any partners. He is establishing a new identity. Partners will be let go (Transiting S Node in 7th) in favor of the grasp for a new identity. Because this is an early eclipse in a series it will be introducing this story line for DT for the next two years. There will be a “whole new thing arising out of nowhere… [it is] hot, ambitious, restless quality of that which is possible.” (A. Coppock). Maybe this is the point he starts really feeling like a president of a country – 7 months after inauguration (if Electoral College votes him into office in Dec 2016 despite popular vote). There will be a perfecting of the balance between self and other. Transiting eclipse on natal Mars – he may see the military as part of his new identity as commander in chief – something Martian will come into play that may sever (Mars) relationships with others. Hmmmm. Next eclipse to affect in similar way will be a further letting go of the partner – (Partial, Solar conj SN in 7th H, 27 deg Aquarius. Conjunct the South Node, unlike the first one, this eclipse will not be in his control. Ya kinda hafta wonda if his marriage will last……

    • His wife has a stellium in Taurus – don’t know her asc but wonder if she will just retire into the background – there’s a reluctance about her. She also said she wants to be more traditional in the role. She’s not an American and it will be difficult to be the centre of so much attention and criticism. I feel sorry for her. I also detest the institution of the first lady these days. There is an obsession with perfect couple leaders. Why can’t we have a leader (anywhere) without this cloying need to know their partner too?
      IMO eclipses are most potent on the asc and even then, my jury is still out. And of course sometimes people are just impervious to the planets! I’ve seen that too!