Solar eclipses occur during the new moon phase when the sun and moon are positioned at the exact same degree within the same zodiac sign. In this configuration, the moon passes between the sun and earth, temporarily obscuring the sun. Lunar eclipses, on the other hand, correspond with the full moon phase.
Annular Solar Eclipse, New Moon March 6, - Online Moon Calendar. Astrology New Moon in Pisces, Annular Solar Eclipse in Pisces, Free Astrology Moon. 2 brought us the new moon in Cancer alongside a total solar eclipse. And two weeks 16, the corresponding full moon and lunar eclipse is officially going down. Given that it's Aries (March 21 - April 19). Tina Gong/Bustle.
According to Time and Date , eclipses will occur the following dates:. These dynamic lunar phenomena were feared by our ancient ancestors.
Early human civilizations built their societies around season changes and annual movements of the sun, so when an eclipse occurred they believed that the natural order had been compromised. To them, eclipses were a harbinger of danger — quite specifically, the apocalypse.
Although we no longer connect these lunations to end days, astrologically speaking, eclipses are still a very big deal. Just as new moons are linked to beginnings and full moons are tied to culminations, eclipses serve as celestial checkpoints. An eclipse is a high-octane lunation that helps illuminate our karmic path, but just as these cosmic events can be visually striking, eclipses can be a bit dramatic.
Astrologically speaking, eclipses speed up time: They open new doors by slamming others shut, so we often find abrupt and sudden shifts occurring during eclipses. Though the shifts can be jarring, eclipses help us by speeding up the inevitable.
While the results of eclipses can be shocking, remember that these lunations simply expedite the inevitable — these events were going to happen eventually. Remember that endings are hard, but everything is cyclical: A culmination always occurs on the edge of a beginning. Solar eclipses, which will occur in on July 2 and December 26 , correspond with new beginnings and unexpected opportunities. However, since the sun which symbolizes our external experience is obscured by the moon representing our emotional inner-world during this lunation, solar eclipse events often first begin internally.
They're a time to send cosmic invitations to the universe and to welcome abundance. Lunar eclipses, on the other hand, help us realize the external implications of these shifts. It is often during a lunar eclipse that we become aware of the influence of others.
As the moon emits a mystifying umber tone, it allows us to be people under a different light. On a general note, the eclipse sets up a good backdrop for relaxing, enjoying, and making the most of the time you spend. You will feel the effect of this eclipse more noticeably if you are born on or near September The eclipse can mark a milestone or special anniversary, a hello or goodbye of note.
It could be a last Christmas shared with certain someone or a last Christmas spent here i. Opening the year, Mars in Aries, the end of Uranus retrograde in Aries January 6 and two eclipses partial solar eclipse on January 5 and a total lunar eclipse on January 6 fire up the action. You can expect to hit the ground running right off the bat and to keep going strong, especially in the second and third weeks of January.
The solar eclipse on January 5 brings something long in the works to a completion or ripe time. This completion or goal reached also cements a new foundation, one that you will continue to build on long term. Endings and beginnings are intertwined. New priorities now take shape too. These transits stay well activated from the middle of January through middle of February.
We had a brief introduction to Chiron in Aries in April 17 to September As of February 18, Chiron begins its long stay through Aries to This transit will see you break plenty of new ground regarding how you show up for yourself in relationship, socially, professionally, and one on one. If that means standing as a group of one, so be it.
There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely.
Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. Venus in Capricorn is a cycle in which security and stability in our relationships are paramount. Longevity is important to us under this influence. There is a formality to Capricorn that can make personal expressions seem awkward and forced.
However, this cycle offers us the opportunity to consider some of the practical issues of our relations and to work on making our partnerships work in the real world. A dose of realism in our personal lives can help us to feel more grounded and secure in the long run. This week: On Sunday and Monday, Venus aligns with the South Node, and we may be questioning whether some relationships or elements of our relationships are good for us.
We may be a little indulgent with one another now. A Venus-Mars sextile is creative on Monday and Tuesday. Venus in Capricorn November December Does that sound cynical? Maybe so — but it does reflect the yearning you feel for security and stability now, and it suggests the kind of compromises you may be willing to make to accomplish these objectives. Venus square Chiron November Not a commitment-friendly transit. We are somewhat fearful of investing ourselves emotionally in a relationship. Venus opposition North Node December This is a time for reviewing our attachments in terms of whether they are contributing to our growth.
Venus sextile Mars December This points to success and ease in close personal interactions. We are passionate and sexy. It is a good time for financial ventures, social life, artistic pursuits, romance, and pleasure. We are now able to take the initiative and to achieve harmony and sexual fulfillment. This influence brings satisfaction to the feelings. We may make permanent ties or relationships that prove to be fruitful and fortunate. Venus sextile Neptune December We are attuned to the subtleties of human interaction, and we are more inclined to naturally cooperate with others.
An imaginative, romantic time. Venus conjunct Saturn December Affections stabilize and mature. Relationships are stabilized and steady, although feelings are expressed reservedly, formally, or sparingly. An air of formality is brought to personal and social relationships. A new sense of realism in existing partnerships comes now. A sense of duty may lead us to sacrifice a personal pleasure for a cause or for a loved one; thus we may have to abstain from personal gratification for the time being. Problems in personal relationships that have been swept under the carpet may surface now, and we are ready to face them.
Dissatisfaction with loved ones becomes more glaring. Renewed ties to old friends or lovers are possible, or a new sense of responsibility in existing relationships. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During the Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects.
Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The following tables incorporate the modern planets, but some astrologers do not count Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in void Moon calculations. The Moon is w a xing this week, which is generally considered favorable for new beginnings, with exceptions.
See Best Time to Start a Business for more details. See also: Astrology of Today — an overview of the day this takes you to my other site, Astrology Cafe. This Week in Astrology Calendar: December 1 to 7, Mercury sextile Pluto.
We possess more insight and psychological understanding than usual. We are willing to look beyond the surface of things and investigate further. Perhaps more importantly, we are more patient and strategic in our decision-making. Venus sextile Mars.