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:
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: https://starsandstones.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/lunar-eclipse-10th-december-2011/