SOLAR ECLIPSE [12 Sagittarius 22]
December 4, 2021 (07:43 GMT)
This weekend’s New Moon is a Solar Eclipse, a symbol of a powerful new beginning. However, eclipse new beginnings often stem from an ending or letting something go.
The eclipse will be visible in Antartica and parts of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & South America. Basically, it’s at the bottom of the world. If that’s where you’re live, check out on the TimeandDate website when the eclipse is ‘visible’.
Sagittarius is the star sign linked to travel & foreign connections and travel restrictions have been in place for many people over the last 18 months.
This particular eclipse cycle began in June 2020. It completes this month – perhaps on the Full Moon on December 19, perhaps in January 2022. Mars completes its transit through Sagittarius on January 24, 2022 and the karmic nodes leave the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac on January 19, 2022.
What this eclipse cycle has left behind is significantly changing the way we travel and move around the world. Vaccine passports, endless tests, a change in attitude for many people. It’s perhaps no coincidence that as the last power eclipse kicks in, there’s a new covid variant, Omicron, creating fear and paving the way for new rules, regulations & restrictions moving forward.
Sagittarius is the star sign linked to the truth. Ruled by big planet Jupiter, watch what happens or comes to light on or around December 29 when Jupiter returns to Pisces, its other sign of rulership. And, action planet Mars triggers the eclipse degree 12 Sagittarius, the following day December 30.
Astrology can help guide us and reveal more about world events, what’s happening within the collective. Yet, they are powerful on a personal level too, a reminder that every individual’s life on this earth is important. Be true to yourself during this powerful Solar Eclipse and be a shining light for others.
Here are some key pointers to guide you during this final eclipse of the season:
- Eclipses are often concurrent with turning points. This is why they are considered game-changers as they move the goalposts of life. Fundamentally, eclipses are neither positive nor negative. It’s how you perceive and respond to what happens in your life and out in the world that’s important.
- Sometimes, eclipses act as a catalyst for change but you don’t recognise this until later on. Their effect can last a few months after the exact date of the eclipse, even up until the next set of eclipses, which will occur in April/May 2022. The Full Moon on December 19, 2021 isn’t an eclipse but could still bring matters to completion or culmination.
- Traditionally, it’s wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action or making a big decision. During an eclipse, the karmic nodes, points of destiny in astrology, are pulled into the cosmic dance of the Sun, Moon & Earth. A shadow is thrown as the Sun/Moon/Earth are in close alignment. This is why eclipse symbolism is said to be ‘shadowy’. Once the shadow clears, it brings what’s hidden to light or sheds a new perspective on a current situation.
- A Solar Eclipse is a turbo-charged New Moon, a symbol of new beginnings. However, the beginning often comes into being from an ending as the light emerges from the dark. The eclipse can open a door or a portal in your life inviting you to step through. Pay close attention to the events that occur and listen out for synchronicities around this powerful eclipse.
- During the eclipse, the planet of communication Mercury sits next to the Sun & Moon in Sagittarius. Not long before the eclipse date, there was a Sun/Mercury conjunction on November 29. This can be a time of illumination and insight. Plus, this Sun/Mercury conjunction links back to events on or around October 9. This was the last time, these two significant planetary bodies sat side-by-side. Events now may be linked to what happened back then. Astrology seeds significant dates in your life, helping to imbue your journey on this earth with significance. Listen to the universe, it’s always talking to you.
- The ruling planet of the eclipse in Sagittarius is Jupiter. On the day after the Full Moon, December 20, the Sun & Jupiter align in a sextile aspect – Sun in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Aquarius. This is a promising connection as Jupiter’s linked to freedom, growth & expansion. Jupiter is also on the Midheaven of the Solstice chart (December 21) which I’m taking as a positive factor. We need more Jupiter energy in our world, less Saturnian restriction and fear.
- The eclipse will be visible primarily at the bottom of the earth. It will be ‘eclipsed’, i.e. hidden from most of the world.
What It Means For You
On a personal level, see where the Solar Eclipse falls in your birth chart, which house and which area of life, it triggers. Does the eclipse fall close to any specific planets/angles? – use a tight orb, 1 degree either side. Here’s a quick guide – read your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:
- Sagittarius – personal goals, image & identity
- Capricorn – your inner world, retreat & surrender
- Aquarius – friends, groups & wider society
- Pisces– career & status, future path
- Aries – travel, study & education
- Taurus – joint finances & sexuality
- Gemini – love & relationships, contracts
- Cancer – job & health, service to others
- Leo – birth i.e. kids, romance, creative projects
- Virgo – home & family
- Libra – community, siblings, communication
- Scorpio – money & assets, self-worth
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