How the November 2011 New Moon (Solar) Eclipse Might Affect You (Part 3 of 3)
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This trio of articles covers finding out how the partial solar eclipse of November 25, 2011 might affect you astrologically by looking at parallel and related eclipses, house placement, and planets in conjunction or opposition to the eclipse.
Here’s Part 3:
3. Planets in conjunction/opposition to eclipse
Since I covered this scariness of an eclipse hitting exact on the degree or opposite degree of a planet back in January 2008 and in several subsequent posts, I’ll quote from what I’ve written previously and then tell you what to look at for this eclipse.
So what happens when an eclipse conjuncts one of your natal planets? Some people say it’s like the transformational blast/upset of Pluto acting on that planet. In other words, if the eclipse is at the same degree as a particular planet in your birthchart, then the life areas represented by that planet will be where you have a sudden upset…more like a nuclear strike on that planet.
Or so some say. But let’s look into my chart for the past few years, as well as my private journals, and see what was shaping up for me then.
Ah, how about 28 August 2007? The lunar eclipse was at…4 degrees Pisces. Strange….that’s the exact degree of my Ascendant. What was happening in my life that day? Well, the first thing was a couple of emails asking if I was going bankrupt and closing Spilled Candy, and within 48 hours, there were 1000’s of people screaming at me on MySpace, calling me all sorts of very un-nice things and emailing lies about me. A lot of wonderful people came to my defense, too, and knew how difficult those days were for me because of family health issues and a few close friends knew I was having major problems getting oxygen at that time, but for the most part, nobody knew I was having all the symptoms of heart failure. But that one particular day was a bolt of out the blue when things just couldn’t have hit any harder or any worse as far as my reputation. And what does the Ascendant represent? How the outer world sees you. Oh, and just for grins, it was also conjunct a fixed star that represents destructiveness and sorrow.
So here are the past few years’ big eclipses, those big drama-producers. Keep in mind that some say that lunar eclipses tear down and get rid of while solar eclipses regenerate. Hmmm, yes, a lot of Pluto similarities in that idea.
Let’s try 14 March 2006, with a lunar eclipse at 14 Virgo. Exact conjunction with my Black Moon Lilith. That was the day I realized something had been going on behind my back and ended the relationship. My instincts caused me to ask a particular question and the answer I got shocked me. It was a major event for me, and one that changed the course of my life.
How about 29 March 2006? Solar eclipse at 8 Aries 35. The closest in my chart would have been Eris, the asteroid that represents sexuality, but the conjunction wasn’t exact. My records don’t show anything substantive occuring that day.
Let’s try 7 September 2006, with a lunar eclipse at 15 Pisces. Nope, nothing close. The solar eclipse two weeks later at 29 Virgo? Nope, nothing close BUT a friend with Pluto at that exact degree had a major death/rebirth issue that day.
Moving into 2007, let’s look at 3 March with a lunar eclipse on my birthday at 13 Virgo. Close to my Black Moon Lilith but off by a degree. No major trauma or drama that day. Meanwhile, the 18 March solar eclipse at 28 Pisces wasn’t close to anything and passed uneventfully as well.
The 28 August eclipse, I’ve already discussed, but how about the one right after, on 11 September when the solar eclipse at 18 Virgo 24 was to mean regeneration? Interesting. I have my Vertex (turning points) at 18 Virgo 42. which is pretty darned exact. Were there any turning points in my life then? Yes, a personal one. I remember the date because of a letter I received. It was a good thing, regenerating in a very nice way.
So here we are in 2008 with some eclipses coming up. Am I nervous? Hell, yeah. Excited, too. I went a little farther back in my own charts than I’m showing here because there are details I don’t care to share, but what I’m seeing is that, in general, when the eclipse is exact to something in my chart, rather than even a degree off, there is a dramatic effect in that area of my life. If the eclipse is lunar, then yes, it does seem to be about things being destroyed whereas solar eclipses tend to bring new life into those areas of my life.
And from another article in June 2010:
If I fast forward, the next two significant eclipses for me personally occurred in August 2008, which was conjunct my Natal Jupiter/Mars. That eclipse heralded a tremendous expansion in how I saw relationships and what I knew was possible as well as how I thought about sexuality. The following January 2009, an eclipse was conjunct my Natal Saturn, and oh, but yes, it was definitely a time of constriction and hard lessons. Saturn is definitely a teacher, and especially when given a power burst by an eclipse.
This June 26, 2010 eclipse is conjunct Pluto in capricorn, so externally, we all have the possibility of big change in structures, governments, and institutions. This is the equivalent of a Pluto-Pluto conjunction, which we humans will experience around the moment of birth! But on a personal level, internally, this eclipse might get your attention in an extra-strong way if you have a conjunction or opposition. How? Here are a few ways it might manifest for different celestial bodies:
Sun: who you are, your personality
Ascendant: how you appear to the world
Moon: emotions, Mother
Mercury: communications, intellect, mental processes
Venus: romance, creativity, finances
Mars: sex, aggression
Jupiter: expansion, business,
Saturn: constriction, lessons
Uranus: shake-ups, bolts from the blue
Neptune: spirituality, deception, illusion, uncertainty
Pluto: regeneration, death and rebirth
Lilith: addictions, instincts
This November 25 eclipse of 2011 isn’t conjunct any of the above. However, there are a few interesting connections to watch. It’s conjunct (within minutes) the fixed star known as Dschubba, which correlates to mass catastrophe, sudden assaults, immorality, and battle skills. In opposition, within 1 degree, is Mirfak, which represents meteorological events affects large numbers of people. Sounds a little ominious, yes, but not nearly as bad for everyone as the one last June of 2010!