Today, September 13th, there was a solar eclipse. A total one. The sad news is that most probably none of us saw it. The full eclipse occurred mainly above the ocean between South Africa and Antarctica.
Nevertheless – astrologically – a solar eclipse still has an effect upon us, and this week’s forecast will tell how each one of the astrological tribes will be affected by it.
Here are a few words about solar eclipses and their significance:
Solar and Lunar Eclipses occur two times a year, close to each other, in known times that are called “the eclipse season”. Twice a year there is a perfect alignment between the Sun, the Moon and Earth. The Lunar eclipse is due in two weeks time – on September 28th.
During the “eclipse season” the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are in perfect alignment – so on the night of the new Moon, the Moon covers the Sun to create a Solar Eclipse: and on the Full Moon night – Earth hides the Sun from the Moon to create a Lunar Eclipse. The eclipses occur only for a few minutes and they are not always full.Eclipses happen when the Sun or the Moon are above a different part of our world. So – although eclipses happen twice a year – the opportunity to see a full or even a partial eclipse “above your head” is quite rare.
The Solar Eclipse is the event of the two main and opposing astrological symbols colliding.
The Moon, that represents the imagination, intuition, childhood, past, our unaware parts, femininity and much more – is covering the Sun – which represents our logic, aims, the adult part of our being and our masculine part and our consciousness.
It can be easily understood why people were afraid of this mysterious disappearance of the Sun in ancient times – being in a moment where logic and rules are not thereand the strange ominous darkening of the skies at mid day.
But if we’re are in a personal-development process, and up for using the celestial events for advancing our lives – we can see the bright side of this most special event –
an event in which imagination overcomes logic for a while,
our soft and feminine side taking control over our masculine ambition,
and a time that the child inside of us overshadows the adult…
And here is how this specific eclipse will affect each one of the astrological tribes this week:
The Lake – For those Born Between March 14 – April 12
The solar eclipse happens in your astrological house of Management and Health. This will be a time when cleaning up and tidying will need to be done. Everything that was neglected and pushed aside, in your home, office and even to do with your physical health, will need now to be dealt with and be fixed and taken care of. But the actual cleaning is just a metaphor (though needed as well!) for a need to be very clean inside and with what you do, the way you behave and talk. This is the time to mend the gap between the person you want to be and how you actually are, and it will take many little deeds and actions to achieve this goal. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 6thHouse card, the card of Balance.
The Flame – For those Born Between April 13 – May 13
The solar eclipse of this month will help you get through the needed lessons and challenges in order to re-connect to your vitality and confidence. This is the time to deal with past-events, and even residues from past life-times that make you feel less confident or prevent you from shining fully with your talents and god-given gifts. This is a time of healing towards a better connection with yourself and the things you love to do. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 5thHouse card, the card of Self-expression.
The Key – For those Born Between May 14 – June 14
The solar eclipse of this month will affect the area in your life to do with family, early childhood memories, parenthood and emotions. This is a time to evaluate your perceptions to do with family and feelings – a time for healing and closure of past events that are still influencing you and controlling your psyche. Events from the past or understanding about your own parenting may pop up and make you uncomfortable – but this is the way to leave your system and leave you clean. This is the time to adopt new and healthy perceptions about emotions and family life and to form new and healthy emotionalpatterns. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the Family card (4th House).
Exchange – For those Born Between June 15 – July 15
The solar eclipse is going to teach you many things about communication and socializing. This is the time to learn the yet-unlearned lessons about how, what and when to say things. This is the time to re-evaluate the people you socialize with, and make sure the group of people you are in touch with suit who you truly are NOW, and does not reflect things you were connected to in your past but do not fit you anymore. This is also the time to leave behind unwanted thought patterns that do not serve you any more, in order to make your thinking processes cleaner and more productive. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 3rd House card, the card of Communication
Giving – For those Born Between July 16 – August 15
The solar eclipse is going to teach about the ability to feel secure and steady. The astrological house the eclipse will occur in is the house of Property and Finance, but its true lesson is actually not about money, as the lack/wealth of money is just a symptom that symbolizes the person’s ability to feel bad/ good connections with the tangible world. We all want to feel secure and safe. This is the time to undergo the challenge and learn the lessons that will make you feel safe and secure no matter what, as you find the steady core inside of yourself that has nothing to do with the financial situation, and outer-events slowly stop to threaten your inner-steady-core. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 2nd House card, the card of The Tangible.
Nobility – For those Born Between August 16 – Sept 15
The solar eclipse is going to happen while the Sun is in your own astrological realm.. This is a very special and crucial time that occurs once every 12-13 years – a time that brings out all the important lessons and challenges for your soul to go through and learn during your life time. This is a challenging time, but very rewarding – as lessons that will been learned this year will not appear in your life in the future. This is the time not to leave a stone un-turned: a time to tackle every fear, obstacle or challenge. If you feel you have difficulties, know they are not there “by chance” – they are pointing out something crucial you need to learn, and the obstacle will disappear only after you have learned the lesson that goes with it. This is the time for break-throughs. This is not the time to regurgitate the past and revert to old patterns – but a time create a clear and clean future and find new paths. Cards (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the Dragon’s Head.
Abundance – For those Born Between Sept 16 – October 16
The solar eclipse occurs in your astrological house of Spirituality and Imagination – this is a great time of creativity, a time full with muse and inspiration. At this special time the veil between the seen and unseen is lifted, and rationality mixes with intuition. Things that were imagination or spiritual wishful thinking – now become real. This is a great time for those working as artists or on a spiritual journey. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 12th House card, the card of the Transcendent.
Creation – For those Born Between October 17- Nov 14
The solar eclipse happens in your Astrological House of Vocation. This is a time that challenges to do with your vocation might appear in order for you to overcome them, and learn some important lessons to do with the ability to achieve your goals and match your true destiny. This is the time to check if you are on the right track or if you have set as goals things that are not relevant anymore. This is the time for some break-throughs and major steps that will help you put the past aside as you face the future. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 11th House card, the card of Vocation.
The Gate – For those Born Between November 15 – December 14
The solar eclipse of this month happens in your astrological house of Work and Career. If there are lessons to be learned as to your ability to commit to fulfilling your dreams by hard work – this is the time to learn these lessons. Tackle all the challenges that have prevented you from having the job you dreamt of, and go on in a determined way on the path of your choice. This is the time to check your thought patterns and habitual behaviors that have to do with the ability to carryon a job, and then make the needed changes if necessary. The lessons and challenges that will tackle you this year will help you, in the future, to undertake any job you want in a committed and honorable way. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 10th House card, the card of Work & Career.
Flexibility – For those Born Between December 15 – January 13
The solar eclipse will teach you about true freedom. You will learn that freedom can be found within, and it can stay unaffected by any “outer” obstacles. Time will teach you that in order to have true freedom you also need to let go and overcome inner-restraints that come from your past, your childhood, the way you were brought up and unfortunate past experiences. This is the time to expand horizons, take on new things, learn and grow as you reach new levels and places from within and in the “real world”. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 9th House card, the card of Expanding Horizons.
The Diamond – For those Born Between January 14 – February 12
The solar eclipse will help you undertake a special journey of development and spiritual connection. This is the time to create real connections – first with yourself by checking what is true for now and what from the past can be left behind; then afterwards a connection with the people you love. Obstacles and restraints can now be lifted in order to have real intimacy and trust. And last but not least – a true connection with the spiritual worlds needs you to be on point, not dwelling on the past but being available to what wants to reach out to you right now. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 8th House card, the card of Spirituality.
The Waterfall – For those Born Between February 13 – March 13
The solar eclipse happens in your astrological House of Love & Relationships. This is the time to learn different lessons to do with this crucial subject. You will learn to look at your relationship patterns, put aside some hurtful memories to do with partnership and love, and go through the needed healing in order to have clean and new perceptions about couple-ship. This can be a challenging time to do with existing relationships or with the subject in general – but all in all this is the time to put behind the past and make some major break-throughs in order to achieve some brand new starts, mainly inside of yourself, to do with this subject. Card (from the Holistic Astrological Card’s deck) to meditate upon – the 7thHouse card, the card of Love and Relationships.