posted August 06, 2008 09:15 PM
Just a little more about the eclipses, since we still have the Lunar Eclipse coming up on the 16th. One of the other articles mentioned that a Solar eclipse is a New Moon, while a Lunar eclipse is a Full Moon. That the Full Moon brings to form the promise of the seed represented by the New Moon. Also, that the Eclipse sequence can bring a one-two punch that can manifest change.
Solar Eclipses Through The Houses
The human response to the Solar Eclipse is both physical and psychological. It is not uncommon for the individual to develop awareness during the eclipses. Solar Eclipses are more likely the focus the spotlight onto the Self. Perhaps because we live within a societal realm, we tend to forget the importance of the "self" prior to the development of relationships. Quite often, people want to know, "How can I get him/her to like me?" The more valid question is, "Do I like who I am?" A Solar Eclipse can also indicate the beginning of a new phase in one's life.
The Solar Eclipse can help you to regroup and focus for a while, on an area in your life that may need directed attention or change. While your attention is focused on a particular area of your life, it is almost like a "self-help" tool that can help develop the strengths of your personality. The Eclipse may inspire, motivate or pressure you, depending on the nature of your needs during the transit.
Solar Eclipse Event Influences:
In your Natal First House: The focus is on personal development. Self-recognition is essential to self-esteem and growth. Acknowledgement of a weakness is as important to development as the recognition of strengths. No person can exist without some form of weakness. Some people experience identity crises or ruminate on self-doubts as part of the growth process. The Eclipse's influence is one in which the individual realizes that personal potentials can be developed and expresses them more fully. Self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-enrichment lead to an expansion of personal horizons for those who respond positively to Solar Eclipse energies. A negative reaction blocks growth potentials and gives rise to arrogance and self-gratification. People that are too satisfied with the "self" as they are, fail to recognize what they have become.
In your Natal Second House: The focus is on financial perspectives. The ego drives one to seek financial and material status. Excessive ego may prompt a person's attempt to increase income by expanding resources while another person may try to amass assets for savings or other security means. Acquiring large debts while purchasing material objects can satisfy the ego; or displays of financial generosity might give another person a sense of pride. The results of the Solar Eclipse period within the second house might range from proportional prosperity to economic ruin. However, security and growth is not merely financial activity; the focus deals with the development of material values and obligatory attitudes that promote inner growth as well as material and psychological security.
In your Natal Third House: The focus is on intellectual and communicative needs. Self-satisfaction is likely to be achieved through learning and teaching - not always in the areas of teaching in the professional sense, but teaching by outwardly articulating ideas and knowledge in conversation or in written form. Intellectual pursuit might take on various forms, and the effort is rewarded with an increased aware of the personal environment
In your Natal Fourth House: Focus is on the incentive to establish the type of home life feels comfortable and reflects security. Improvements are likely to be expressed by improving the tangible features of home or by improving family relationships (or both). A Solar Eclipse may be the impetus to move to another location. Parents, family dynamics, and lifestyle are important issues at this time. Change and adjustment is often necessary in order to satisfy the emotional needs of the individual.
In your Natal Fifth House: The focus is on the need to risk expressing oneself creatively and affectionately. The fifth house, ruled by the Sun, represents the soul and life essence; the areas in a person's life that brings them joy. The individual emphasizes activities and relationships that allow enjoyment and create happy feelings as a means to develop self-esteem. A parent often finds that during the eclipse period that bonding with children cultivates inner growth and ego satisfaction for the children and the parent. A balance of give and take is essential. Too much of one or the other tends to block potential growth.
In your Natal Sixth House: The focus is on personal health, employment environments and job relationships. A positive response to the Solar Eclipse typically results in better health and nutritional practices. The satisfaction that a person feels in a healthy work situation is also essential. Reducing work-related health hazards, whether physical or psychological, can positively affect one's overall productivity. Finding positive ways to improve cooperation between co-workers can also have a lasting impact on one's health.
In your Natal Seventh House: The focus is on one to one human interaction at a personal level and a business level. A sense of incompleteness encourages individuals to seek an equivalent in order to enhance self-esteem. The meaningful alliances are generally expressed as marital or business partnerships. The Solar Eclipse in the seventh house strengthens relationships that are solid and satisfying while disbanding relationships that are unbalanced or unrewarding. Harmony and balance are important to emotional growth. Self-worth can be realized through one's ability to assist another person to meet his/her needs.
In your Natal Eighth House: The focus is on sharing material, physical, and/or inner spheres. Activation of the material assets that may be shared with the marriage partner or business associates. Activation of the physical sensory may arouse aggressive sexual urges. The psychological or inner response accentuates spiritual evolution and psychic development. The individual's motivation may depend upon his/her own level of growth attained to this stage of life.
In your Natal Ninth House: The focus is on the development of abstract or intangible thought. Questions of morality, ethics, religious practices, and philosophical issues are addressed in an attempt to develop a personal guide; a foundation and a sense of structure for living life. During Solar Eclipse's influence, higher education, cultural expansion, and travel experiences play a part in the individual's exploration for wisdom and truth.
In your Natal Tenth House: The focus is on career advancement and social reputation. A sense of pressure may be experienced for developing public recognition that induces the determination to advance one's goals. The individual may look for tangible evidence (pay increase, promotion, public publicity, etc.) that his/her efforts are being rewarded and as a display of success.
In your Natal Eleventh House: The focus is on society and the human race. Group interests and organizational involvement become more significant in one's life. It is typically through eleventh house relationships and experiences that charitable viewpoints develop. One's own sense of worth is advanced when selfless humanitarian acts become a common practice or accepted as a natural decree of the universe.
In your Natal Twelfth House: The focus is on psychological development and spiritual growth. Outward expressions of psychic and spiritual activity impact the inner person. One grows increasingly aware of the interdependency that must exist between the physical and spiritual natures. Psychological fears and repressed desires can manifest as can as untrustworthy and deceptive tendencies during the influence of the Solar Eclipse. The secretive side of one's nature becomes more apparent or active for better or for worse. In the case of the latter, positive growth depends upon taking appropriate corrective actions.
Eclipses can certainly have an impact on us depending on where it falls within our chart. The Solar Eclipses are very “self” oriented in their effects. The Lunar Eclipse is more of an inner awaking of others around us. Lunar Eclipses can be quite emotional, much more so than the Solar Eclipse. The affects are even more profound when the Lunar Eclipse is Total and/or occurs close to a natal planetary placement. In a sense, the Eclipse sequence (since they always arrive with a minimum of one Solar Eclipse and one Lunar Eclipse), provide a one-two punch that can manifest in change.
Consider also, whether the Lunar Eclipse arrives before the Solar Eclipse, or if the Solar Eclipse arrives before the Lunar Eclipse. Another consideration is whether there are more than two Eclipses that occur within 30 days since that can provide additional energies for us to deal with. The first of the Eclipses in the sequence is always the preparation or it elicits the initial responses for action. The following Eclipse (or Eclipses) becomes the reactionary phase.
When a Lunar Eclipse is the initial Eclipse, this suggests that the emotional state of being is heightened in our desire to react. When the Lunar Eclipse follows a Solar Eclipse, then we experience more of an “emotional fallout” as a result of our need to react. We are likely to experience the nature of these emotions based on the House Placements of the Sun and the Moon as they are opposing one another during the Lunar Eclipse.
Below is a list of the 12 possible house placements and some of the possibilities that we might experience with a Lunar Eclipse. Remember, these are provided simply as a guide to the potentials. Each Eclipse potential is likely to extend well beyond any of the examples provided below.
Sun in House One/Moon in House Seven
You are in a position of choosing the outcome, particularly in a relationship situation – Keep a partner; snag a new partner; or release a partner. Legal matters could also be at issue. This is an excellent time for resolution to your benefit, even if you don’t end up winning the lawsuit. Enemies are likely to leave you alone at this point if you tell them to. Peace is at hand with this transit, if you choose.
Sun in House Two/Moon in House Eight
An excellent period for matters involving material goods. It tends to be a transformative period involving sex, death, and/or taxes. Sex does not necessarily mean “the act” but could involve sexual organs or an awareness of a sexual concept. Death also does not necessarily mean “literal death” but could involve the death of an outdated idea or situation so that you can begin anew. Taxes, on the other hand, mean taxes and tax debt. No pseudonym for that one.
Sun in House Three/Moon in House Nine
New cultural awareness (or differences) without leaving your neighborhood. Or, in the alternative, traveling a long distance in a very short period of time. Both are possibilities with the Third and Ninth houses are involved. Religion, spiritual philosophies, or education are also possibilities. Using education as an example, this is likely a time to let go of some work obligations so that you can return to school or, in the alternative, a time to finish up the education to return to the work force.
Sun in House Four/Moon in House Ten
An awakening of the family to public scrutiny because of one’s career is one possibility. Another might involve a new sense of familial power or authority within a family situation that did not exist in the past. The emphasis is on family and career priorities. The home in the form of real estate may also become the issue demanding your attention.
Sun in House Five/Moon in House Eleven
There may be an emotional need to join an organization as a means to satisfy the feeling of “belonging.” This is frequently a time when we step up to take on leadership roles within organizations that we already belong to. Another possible focus is children or pleasure derived from your creative side. It is not uncommon for the individual to discover that he/she is soon going to become a parent around the time of a Lunar Eclipse occurring in the 5th or 11th houses.
Sun in House Six/Moon in House Twelve
There is a likely to be an emotional need to turn inward for a period of time to listen to the inner messages. Others may also be drawn to you in an effort to be heard as they may feel your ability to truly understand their current situation. This is a period of heightened empathy. Be careful not to become too worn out in trying to help others solve their problems, lest it become your problem too. It is a time where we need to listen to our body’s physical and emotional needs. Remember to exercise sensibly, get plenty of fresh air, eat with your health in mind and make sure to get plenty of rest.
Sun in House Seven/Moon in House One
The Lunar Eclipse in the first house can be one where you virtually wear your emotions on your sleeve. You may feel unable to contain or constrain your emotions. Everyone and their neighbor will likely know exactly how you are feeling. You may not feel like you have much control within relationships, either. The events may move so quickly that the situation with your partner is “said and done” before you even had a chance to sort out what you really want.
Sun in House Eight/Moon in House Two
Discovering a need to receive something from someone else. A sense of self-security may be an issue highlighted with this Eclipse. Values based on self-worth and how that relates to others as the most basic level might become an issue. Your code of ethics – the rules that govern your sense of right and wrong – may be questioned or validated by others.
Sun in House Nine/Moon in House Three
Education and belief systems are sometimes at odds with this Eclipse. One could call this the Eclipse of wisdom and knowledge given and received. Grandparents and grandchildren tend to learn something from each other. A sibling or neighbor may also have an emotional pull. This could be a time of learning the importance of basic and higher education regardless of whether than means actually attending school or graduating from the school of hard knocks.
Sun in House Ten/Moon in House Four
There might be a change in residence soon as a result of your job. It could indicate a form of retirement from your work or a need/desire to spend more time at home. A common theme is the emotional need redecorate or reconstruct the “home” or the ideal of home. Can also bring a new awareness of balancing your time between home and career in the most productive manner without sacrificing one for the other. Childhood memories are frequently the underlying emotional base for change or conflict.
Sun in House Eleven/Moon in House Five
While there is the possibility that you might become more involved in social organizations with this Eclipse, it is more likely that you will only do so, if you have the extra time already available to you. More likely, you look for emotional pleasures from creative projects or envision the potentials from taking a risk. Love can blossom or a new baby might be just around the corner. If you have children, you may find that they take center stage by needing you more now, or that you are feeling torn as they grow up and move away so quickly. While this may be a “lucky” period for you, do not get drawn into the gambling mode that can ultimately take away all your pleasure in the game.
Sun in House Twelve/Moon in House Six
The Sun in the 12th house can indicate a time of self-awareness about restrictions. Health could be the subject that we focus on, but the overall outcome is typically positive. It could feel like a release from the chains that were binding you. A new outlet or a new perspective is on the horizon. You may find a new sense of empowerment by helping others in new ways.