Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012

On 20 May 2012 there will be an annular solar eclipse. The Sun and the Moon will be in 00*20’ Gemini. Mars in Virgo will be casting a square aspect to the lunar nodal axis.

The chart below, cast for Brussels, shows the event.

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 Gemini, which is ruled by Jupiter, Lilly’s aphorism is as follows:

[This solar eclipse does]stir up dissentions, strives, seditions amongst those we call Priests, and all manner of Merchants and Mechanicks of every Order, or any quality that is amongst them; Deadly hatred, contempt of Lawes, neglect of piety and holy duties, doth also follow, so also breach of Covenant”

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

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We can see that the path of the eclipse point and Jupiter on the ASC is mainly focused on India, Kazakhstan and Russia. It seems that this eclipse will not have an immediate effect on Europe or on the United States of America.

Having said that, we also notice that the path of the eclipse point conjunct the DC is running very closely along the east coast of the US, as the map below shows:

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This means that this eclipse will have an effect on the United States in about six months time, which will be, of course, at around the time of the elections. For a detailed prediction concerning the US Presidential Elections 2012, see my post here:

Libra Ingress 2012, Obama & the US Presidential Elections

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 Gemini rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar return chart for 2012, will feel the influence stronger than others. Furthermore it should be noted if Sun or Moon are conjunct the eclipse point. Should it 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 related article about the lunar eclipse on 4 June 2012: Lunar Eclipse 4 June 2012


11 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012

  1. I have stumbled upon your wonderful website here based on my worries of the upcoming eclipse. My birthday is on the 21st of May, and the transiting venus retrograde will be conjoining my moon as well, in the 9th House. I am unsure as to how I may interpret this, or how this all will effect me.

    • my son too-his sun and moon at 29 taurus and 1 gemini help aagh And my marriage degree ie sun moon midpoint at the lunar eclipse. could that be a good sign then?

  2. I have met people that have been seeing weird dreams durin that time of this year and i think that to many people this eclipse will mean alot of thinks, i saw my self in a dream during an eclipse, and so i wait to see whats gona happen

    • Wow this is crazy lately I’ve been having nightmares and weird dreams which I never I mean never had. I’m a libra which I also read that it’s one of the signs that is going to be affected the most. I still would like to know what exaclty does it mean ” be affected the most” as in what? Please help if you know 😦

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  4. I am having an exact SR AC occultation, 0°02′ Gemini rising in my annual …. Dunno really what to think about it, if it’s to Lilly, nothing good it seems *^*

    Does anybody here have experiences with their SR AC’s occulted ? ~

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