Solar Eclipse January 2019 ~ Solar Flare

The New Moon Solar Eclipse 5 January 2019 falls at 15º Capricorn. The Solar eclipse is a partial one and the eclipse path will be mainly seen in northeast Asia. The New Moon January astrology has the Moon aligned with poetic and musical fixed star Vega found in Lyra the Harp. It is a romantic one too as it is sextile Neptune. The tarot card associated with Capricorn Decan 2 is the three of pentacles a card associated with architecture and craftsmanship. So this is a great solar eclipse for creativity inspired by a muse.

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology ~ Capricorn Decan 2

The Solar Eclipse January falls in Capricorn decan 2, which is a tough placement such a sensitive body. Instead of home comforts, the new moon seeds are expected to grow in a fairly spartan environment. The land here is hard and dry, so it will take some toil to make it fertile. Much depends on carefully organizing structures in order to yield the best results from this new Moon. This month will probably be one of hard knocks and deferred gratification then. It will be hard for anyone touched by this solar eclipse to be empathetic to anyone who might be lagging behind due to domestic problems. They will have to maintain a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ approach.

Because of the seductive aspect of this Solar Eclipse. There is an element of using one’s sexual allure to seal a business deal. Those touched by this moon should beware of a potential partner who seems quite blown away by your money, popularity or influence. This is quite an insidious, gold-digging solar eclipse and one could get easily carried away by flattery. The ruthless side of Capricorn decan 2 will do anything to climb the pyramid. Unfortunately, because of this Moon’s sextile to Neptune, we may be blinded by our compassion. The positive side to this Solar Eclipse is that it is a great one if you are creating very elaborate architecture. Capricorn loves to build and sculpture is also well starred.


Solar Eclipse January 2019 Star ~ Vega

Solar Eclipse January 2019Moon with Vega 14º Capricorn ~ “Public disgrace, probably through forgery, loss through writings, some ill-health, success in business, gain through an annuity or pension.” [3] “A compassionate leader; someone who cares. To be focused on humanitarian issues. Hight expectations; seeking a saviour.” [4] and “It gives beneficence, ideality, hopefulness, refinement and changeability, and makes its natives grave, sober, outwardly pretentious and usually lascivious.” The Ebertins bring out the artistic side saying “In a good cosmic configuration, Vega is supposed to give artistic talents especially for music and acting, but also a liking for good living. With eccentric artists, this may lead to a debauched life. Vega is said to pave the way to riches and fame. In connection with the Moon…a tendency for occult and mysticism may be given.” [1]

I have written a whole post on Vega so here are my keywords:

Blood is thicker than water, family honor, loyalty, musical, theatrical, arty and crafty, waxes lyrical, charming the birds from the trees, pied piper, paying the piper, songbirds, lullaby, lair, aspiring, social climbers, class-conscious, divas, wannabes, fans, stalkers, admirers, high status, flash cars, impressive, political clout, gangsters, grasping, publicity hungry, media whores, ancestral talents, dynasties, forging, faking, plastic surgery, perfection, idealism, the pinnacle of success, snobbery, rags to riches, riches to rags, thieving, criminal activity, torture, punishment, law unto themselves.

When I studied Vega and Lyra in depth I found they were definitely associated with wealth and a tad of pretentiousness. It fits very well with the aspirational mountain-climbing goat. But tropical Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, so we get a doubling of the planet’s more severe and authoritarian side, which makes for a great policeman. Stars of the constellation Sagittarius in general “soften tigers, rid the lion of his fierceness, speak to the elephant…..it has lordship over beasts. And because it carries a shaft poised on a drawn bow, it imparts strength to limb and keenness to the intellect, swiftness of movement, and an indefatigable spirit.”[2] Again this just emphasises law and order or the civilisation of the errant criminal or savage!


The 2nd Face Of Capricorn

“A man with a common ape in front of him. This is a face of seeking to do what cannot be done and to attain what cannot be” ~ Picatrix

Artwork ‘Inspiration’ & ‘Whisperer” kindly supplied by J Swofford at :abnormalimage.com and JSwoffordArtandPhoto

Solar Eclipse General Meaning

A solar eclipse is a turbocharged 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 the lunar interrupts the flow of energy and causes disruption. It breaks our habitual behaviour and gives us a kind of cosmic reboot. The Moon blots out masculine/left brain energy for a 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.

A Cosmic Reboot

During an eclipse, like the lucid dream, we get that same sudden feeling of hyperawareness. 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. 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.


Solar Eclipse January Tarot Card For Capricorn Decan 2

Solar Eclipse January 2019The tarot card associated with this decan is the Three Of Pentacles. This card depicts the architect and specialised tradesmen. It is about learning practical skills and putting long-term commitment into building something that will last. Churches are both something useful, lasting and sacred. In this incarnation, you are ” being rewarded at long last for all the effort you have been putting in for so many years (Lifetimes). Others are prepared to back you now and offer support where in the past you struggled alone with your ideas and plans for the future.” ~ teachmetarot. These folk can be elitists, but the material gain that comes with this decan is usually well earned and deserved. The evolved native does not become complacent, nor expect rewards to be handed to them on a plate. Everything is worked hard for and material gains are valued and reinvested for future generations.


Solar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology

Solar Eclipse January 2019

 

Solar Eclipse January Aspect ~ Sextile Neptune

In an eclipse, the energy of the Sun must also be considered as well as the Moon so we will look at the Sun also:
Sun sextile Neptune can be a wonderfully glamorous, charismatic, musical, poetic and highly imaginative combination… that comes with a price! It brings a touch of the childlike trickster to already nebulous Neptune. It gives this solar eclipse January an enchanting duplicity, a kind of Peter-Pan quality. Their imagination is kooky and poetic with a surreal edge. The developing, blossoming feeling of the sextile can bring out the more deceptive qualities of Neptune however because the energies are unformed and unstable. Things can change with Neptune’s tide at any moment. It could give those touched by this solar eclipse a charming wit which lends itself to creative tale-telling! At this time we feel like excitable romantics with a tendency to worship our lovers.

Moon sextile Neptune makes one extremely devoted to our lover for the next six months, but we will need to be careful our longing to merge doesn’t leave us with no sense of self whatsoever. The solar eclipse energy will work best when we put this great devotion into an all-consuming passion, Ie; An artistic project, spiritual practice or best of all, working to transform the lives of the sick and needy. Moon sextile Neptune takes the fantasy element of Neptune and tries to build a utopia. There is a budding saviour quality about it and is in tune with the common people’s hope and dreams. The nurturing side of the moon can take on a transpersonal role in mothering the world.


Solar Eclipse Crystal Healing

Solar Eclipse January 2019 crystalLarimar ~ This crystal is helpful for the tendency to play the martyr in relationships and therefore great for those who suffer from co-dependency issues. All these traits can be hyped up by this Solar Eclipse, but it will also sooth the broken-hearted. This stone brings calmness and equilibrium. It especially is good for healing trauma from an abusive partner or parent. “It is an excellent stone for those seeking a soulmate, and facilitates the healing of past-life relationships.” [5]

Larimar is ” is a powerful stone that promotes a soothing and relaxing environment. It can be useful for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, excessive anger and fear. Larimar teaches one to love, nurture and respect one’s self, inspiring confidence whilst healing damaged emotions. It is said to assist communicating one’s needs and boundaries to others whilst helping to give the strength and emotional stability to speak from the heart. Larimar teaches one to love, nurture and respect one’s self, inspiring confidence whilst healing damaged emotions.” ~ Crystalsonline


Solar Eclipse January 2019 ~ Summary

Building a dream was the first phrase that came to mind when I read the Neptune aspect to the very constructive Capricorn energy. But the star Vega is one of contradiction as it has the dreamy romantic energy but also a very fiercely protective and authoritarian one too. Artists agents or rock star managers have a very Vega energy about them as they may not have great artistic talent themselves, but they can certainly seeSolar Eclipse January 2019 it in others.

Film directors are also great at organising and containing their temperamental and sometimes diva-esque actors and artistes. Glamour is a big theme but also using it in a way that is very much like magic, as a way to psychologically control others. Advertising is also a very Vega-type energy. I would also say propaganda too as Pluto is widely conjunct this Solar Eclipse too. However, with Neptune fogging things and adding some shimmer it doesn’t feel like propaganda at all.

You are willingly falling under Neptune’s spell, like when you take drugs you do know you are under the influence to some extent. Enablers can become very bewitched under the influence of this solar eclipse and there is also an amount of delusion in relationships too. The best use of this Solar eclipse January 2019 Astrology would be to entice your beloved with dedicating songs to them, serenade and seduce with beautiful art inspired by them. They will be so flattered and you will melt their hearts if you have planets connected with this solar eclipse.

Remember the effects of a solar eclipse last 6 months you have plenty of time to be inspired by your muse. If you have no art that you can dive into you might find it very hard to keep your feet on the ground. If you find yourself on the receiving end of such adoration just be careful that this person isn’t going to drop you like a hot brick once they have got their wicked way with you. This is a classic Solar Eclipse for ‘love bombing. There is also the feeling of taming a wild heart by reciting romantic poetry to it. This is an eclipse where beautiful art can heal and console a raw and tender heart.


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1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.75-
76.
2 Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 4, p.341
3 Fixed Stars & Constellations in Astrology. Robson*, p.217.
4.Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 245.
5.The Crystal Bible. Judy Hall p. 174

6 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse January 2019 ~ Solar Flare

  1. @Marina, this (the polarity comment) is hilariously true! 🙂 When I was younger, and hadn’t had my chart done, I thought I was a Leo Ascendent, because I behaved in ways completely opposite to my Aquarius sun. ? Wasn’t the case though (rather Virgo first decan ascendent with a penchant for royal indignation, if someone was being oppressed).

  2. marina, have you ever been suspicious about astrology? now this eclipse is on my ascendant, which is at 15 degrees capricorn, and I don’t show the qualities of vega at all. maybe a very tiny bit.

    my transits never work either. except for pluto transits, but well it’s pluto. do you ever think, “well maybe this transit or this configuration or this pattern doesn’t mean anything at a-a-ll. It’s just my imagination!” 🙂

    another thing, you sometimes write “what is it about snakes and serpents?!”. have you ever heard about the surah in Quran that is about Satan. I’ve forgotten the details, but there was this theology professor talking about the surah, and he says when you read it aloud, it’s like there’s this ssss sound coming out of one’s mouth all the time. Like the whole surah is hissing like a snake. I’m not a Muslim, but it was an interesting piece.

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