On January, 4th at 09:02UT, there will be a partial solar eclipse. At this time Sun and Moon will be conjunct in 13*38′ Capricorn, forming an applying square aspect to Saturn, the dispositor of the eclipse, as the chart below shows.
In his Annus Tenebrosus, or the Dark Year, William Lilly presents a method of eclipse delineation, including an interpretation of the effects of solar and lunar eclipses, occurring in each decanate of the Zodiac. As this solar eclipse takes place in the second decanate of Capricorn, Lilly’s delineation is as follows:
“… it stirs up the fury and the spirits of sworn Soldiers, against their Commanders in Chief or against their Emperor, King or Prince, it renders all their endeavours fruitless, and the events thereof unprosperous; it is the forerunner of scarcity of Corn, and that many will dy of want thereof.”
Lilly continues, explaining where to look to clarify the delineation:
“… For although it be most true, that the Planet who disposeth of the place of the Eclipse, shall mostly shew what manner or quality the effects shall be of, yet are they more or lesse, great or little, more forcible, or more restrained, according to the quality of that Planets existence and fortitude at time of the Eclips.”
For readers interested in the personal implications of this eclipse, it might be of interest what William Lilly has to say:
“… Eclipse is more dangerous or pernitious which shall be in the Horoscope or Ascendant of the birth; or which shall be in the degree Ascending in an Annuall Revolution: it portends unto the Native some ominous and mischievous action as unto his body and also in his vital substance.”