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
The 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 Eclipse list of eclipse paths and lunar shadows.
Solar & Lunar Eclipses ~ 2010 to 2020
Lunar Eclipse Jan 10 ~ 20° Can 00′
Lunar Eclipse Jun 5 ~ 15° Sag 34′
Solar Eclipse Jun 21 ~ 0° Can 21′
Lunar Eclipse Jul 5 ~ 13° Cap 38′
Lunar Eclipse Nov 30 ~ 8° Gem 38′
Solar Eclipse Dec 14 ~ 23° Sag 08′
Solar Eclipse Jan 6 ~ 15° Cap 25′
Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 ~ 0° Leo 52′
Solar Eclipse Jul 02 ~ 10° Can 37′
Lunar Eclipse Jul 16 ~ 24° Cap 04′
Solar Eclipse Dec 26 ~ 4° Cap 07′
Lunar Eclipse Jan 31 ~ 11° Leo 37′
Solar Eclipse Feb 15 ~ 27° Aqu 08′
Solar Eclipse Jul 13 ~ 20° Can 41′
Lunar Eclipse Jul 27 ~ 04° Aqu 45′
Solar Eclipse Aug 11 ~ 18° Leo 42′
Solar Eclipse Mar 8 I OMG! ~ 18º Pis 56′
Lunar Eclipse Mar 23 I Tipping Point ~ 3º Lib 17′
Lunar Eclipse Aug 18 I God Finger ~ 25º Aqu 51′
Solar Eclipse Sep 1 I Fire & Ice ~ 9º Vir 21′
Lunar Eclipse Sep 16 I Info Wars ~ 24º Pis 20′
Lunar Eclipse Apr 15 I Brilliant Fertile ~ 25º Lib 15′
Solar Eclipse Apr 29 I Free Your Mind ~ 8º Tau 51′
Lunar Eclipse Oct 8 I Release Chains ~ 15º Ari 05′
Solar Eclipse Oct 23 I Cloaking Advice ~ 0º Sco 24′
Lunar Eclipse 25 Apr I Spirit Mater ~ 5° Sco 46′
Solar Eclipse 10 May I Gold Mining ~ 19° Tau 31′
Lunar Eclipse 25 May I Encounters ~ 4° Sag 08′
Lunar Eclipse 18 Oct I Blood Red ~ 25° Ari 45′
Solar Eclipse 3 Nov I Grow Up! ~ 11° Sco 16′
Solar Eclipse 4 Jan I Seeking Eros ~ 13° Cap 39′
Solar Eclipse 1 Jun I Parallel Lives ~ 11° Gem 01′
Lunar Eclipse 15 Jun I Kill Or Cure ~ 24° Sag 23′
Solar Eclipse 1 Jul I Black Ice ~ 9° Can 12′
Solar Eclipse 25 Nov I God Stripper ~ 2° Sag 36′
Lunar Eclipse 10 Dec I Turn on! ~ 18° Gemini 10′