Solar Eclipse 25th November 2011

On November 25th 2011 there will be another partial solar eclipse. At 06:09UT Sun and Moon will be conjunct in 02*36’ Sagittarius, applying to a square aspect with Mars. The chart below shows the details.

Sun and Moon are conjunct the fixed star Dschubba. This fixed star is of the nature of Saturn and Mercury, giving loss and many dangers. Its characteristics are most marked when the star is rising.

In his Annus Tenebrosus, or the Dark Year, the famous 17th century astrologer 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 first decanate of Sagittarius, which is ruled by Mercury, Lilly’s aphorism is as follows:

[This solar eclipse] “doth manifest most dangerous seditions amongst men, and renders men’s minds averse to all manner of accommodations or Treaties: each man fearing deceit in the man he deals with, or one Prince fearing another will delude him.”

Let us now have a look at the eclipse’s path of angularity:

(click on the picture to enlarge)

We can observe that the path of the eclipse’s angularity is running straight through parts of Europe. The eclipse point is squaring Mars, known as the ‘Lesser Malefic’, and we can see from the map above that, at the time of the eclipse, Mars is conjunct MC in France and, more importantly, Belgium. Brussels, located in the heart of Belgium, is the place where the EU Single European Act was signed in 1993.

The chart above shows the moment the EU Single European Act was signed, together with the chart of the upcoming solar eclipse. We can see from the chart that the solar eclipse point is conjunct the foundation chart’s Lunar North Node, activating the Lunar nodal axis. Furthermore, the conjunction of Mars and the MC, squared by the eclipse point in the solar eclipse chart, is located on the foundation chart’s second house cusp, indicating problems along the themes of wealth and resources. For these reasons I take this to be a strong indication that the upcoming solar eclipse may have an influence on the European Union as a whole.

To get an idea of the possible nature of the forthcoming events we have to examine Mercury, decanate ruler of the eclipse. Mercury is in a shocking state, being in his detriment, peregrine and moving retrograde. As Mercury is generally thought to represent merchants, bankers and trade, it is not hard to come to an obvious conclusion. Looking back at William Lilly’s prediction that the eclipse will trigger “most dangerous seditions amongst men, and renders men’s minds averse to all manner of accommodations or Treaties” makes it all the more likely that we can expect some sort of upheaval or disturbance. Being located in the first house of the eclipse chart, we can deduct that the influence of the solar eclipse will have general as well as individual implications and is therefore concerning us all.

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.”

And further on:

“… who had in the Radix of his Nativity either the Sun or the Moon in that degree, or in the degree opposite … or in the like degrees … which signs are in Quadrate aspects to the former, or if the degree Culminating in any man’s Nativity was either [the degree of the eclipse or its opposite or square] or within one degree therof, the native did suffer more or less by the influence of this Eclips; according to the signification of the House of Heaven, wherein the Sun or the Moon was in at the Birth, and was either well fortified or aspected of the benevolent Planets, or ill aspected, or afflicted of the Malevolents.”

For this particular Solar eclipse that means that people with Sagittarius rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar return chart for 2011, will feel the influence stronger than others. Furthermore it should be noted if Sun or Moon are conjunct the eclipse point. If it should be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in depth reading of the native’s charts may be necessary to find out which particular areas of life are likely to be affected the most .

See as well my article on the total lunar eclipse on December 10th 2011:


13 comments on “Solar Eclipse 25th November 2011

  1. David Crook says:

    That eclipse falls right on my natal Ascendant-0-Saturn- I’ll let you know how it turns out. Mundanely- this eclipse is conjunct the U.S.(7/4/1776) Pluto antiscion 2.27 Sagittarius.


  2. David Crook says:

    I guess it depends on which US chart one prefers. But either way, Saturn will begin squaring the 7/4/1776 Pluto as the eclipse hit’s Pluto’s antiscion. Perhaps, a reality check regarding US power and influence, esp. as it pertains to financial matters.


    • I see that the angularity of Mars (ASC) runs right across the U.S. So both, Greater and Lesser Malefic are involved. That, together with the strongly debilitated Mercury, does not make nice reading; will be interesting how it will play out.


  3. Sigistardust says:

    Peter hello and thank you for the chart below !!!
    It might just coinside with the Peace March of the young people mostly from Spain and other EU. countries walking to Brussels (1300 km) and hoping to reach by end of Oct. ( walking 30 km) per day. they are protesting against the Seat of the EU. for 48 % unemployment rate in Spain mostly amongst young people and the super high food prices . Will certainly see how it developes.
    How will it look for the 7th H. for Natal Gemimi? we Gemini had our ‘share’ this year with Solar-/Lunar eclipses.
    Thank you again for the info.
    warm regards

    • Thanks for your comment, Sigi.

      Well, as Gemini is opposite Sagittarius, as you well know, it might be worth investigating if you have Sun, Moon or DC in 3* Sagittarius (I take it that by ‘natal Gemini’ you mean that your ASC is in Gemini). If so it would still take a long time before you would be affected by the eclipse, if at all.

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  5. I had a serious accident as a child on November 25th, 1965 when there was a total solar eclipse. Does it mean anything to see another solar eclipse coming on the same day in 2011? I’m a Sagittarius with an Aquarius rising.

  6. Ed says:

    This eclipse will be conjunct my midheaven at 1deg 26′ sagittarius and is opposite my Gemini Sun at 3 deg 16′. I have absolutely no idea what will transpire but from what I’ve been reading from internet astrology sites, this could be bad. Hopefully it isn’t going to be catastrophic.

  7. serena says:

    Could anyone speculate on how it might affect me? My Sun is at 1 degree Sag house 10th (MC at 28 Scorpio, Nept at 29 Scorpio). Natal Saturn at 3 degrees Taurus opposite the eclipse (conjunct T Jup). Sun rules my 7th house, Nept my 2nd, Saturn my 12th. I have already lost everything there is to lose in terms of job, income, money, love. Could that be good/better news for a change? I would appreciate your help.Thanks.

  8. luna olvera says:

    why do we have eclips anyways

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