Solar Eclipse 13 November 2012

On 13 November 2012 there will be a total solar eclipse. The Sun and the Moon will be in 21° 56’ Scorpio.

The chart below, cast for Washington, 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 third decanate of Scorpio, which is ruled by Venus, Lilly’s aphorism is as follows:

“it portends the coming of some strange Tyrant, and the drowsie dulness and slothfulness of the former King, odious unto all men; sometimes it portends a deposing of the then present Govenor or King, or great dislike with him.”

It is as well important to note that Sun and Moon will be conjunct fixed star Unukalhai, an unlucky star, with the nature of Mars and Saturn. It is associated with accidents and violence, poisonings and infections. Robson writes in his book Fixed Stars and Constellations about Unukalhai, when conjunct Sun and Moon:

With Sun: Many quarrels and  disappointments, unfortunate life, seriously affected by death of family or friends.  (p 213)

With Moon: Clever, evil environment,  hatred of authority, involved in intrigues and plots, banished, imprisoned or hanged  for crime probably by poisoning. ( p 213)

Furthermore the Moon’s south node will be conjunct fixed star Algol, the Demon Star, marking Medusa’s severed head. It has a reputation for violence and extreme danger. Algol is a name derived from Arabic “Al Ghoul” meaning “demon”, “evil spirit” or “devil”. The Moon’s south node, also known as Cauda Draconis, is thought to enhance the effect of malefic Planets or fixed stars, so we may expect some nasty and dangerous events to take place.

If we have a look at the eclipse’s path of angularity, we can see the following:

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The path of angularity runs through Java and Borneo and here the Sun/Moon conjunction is on the Ascendant, suggesting that the effect of the eclipse will be immidiate. The map below shows the Sun and the Moon conjunction on the Descendant, with the path of angularity very close to Washington.

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This indicates that the total solar eclipse will be affecting the USA, whereby the strongest effects will be felt in about six month’s time. It is noteworthy though, that Cauda Draconis in conjunction with Algol is on the Ascendant of the eclipse chart for Washington, indicating immediate problems at around the date of the eclipse

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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 Scorpio 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.

11 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse 13 November 2012

  1. Hello Peter as ever so detailed, thank you soo much.!!!
    question, my S.N in Taurus 9th H. nataly
    and Moon is conj. Algol,. I made Peace with Algol, things are working out never felt that I had a problem, but Algol has to be respected, right !!!
    warm regfards

  2. Sigi thanks, I have sun at 23 tauras but I too have recently seen the dove so hopefully I’ve earned some peace too. Not only is algol there but Admetos dealing with the trip back to the source within or negatively with strokes and stoppages etc . The perfected diamond – but south node is letting go linguishing form – hope it all goes well for us all. Meanwhile I work at my health and uplifting reading.

  3. This eclipse will conjunct my ascendant, mercury, Uranus conjunction (18,19,24degree respectively) I’m a bit concerned bc merc rules my 8th house, and Uranus my 4th, but I’m most concerned about me physically though and would like to find some insight as to what to possibly expect.
    My boyfriend has Scorpio moon an will receiving an exact conjunction from this eclipse. A little worried.. Any insight would be helpful
    Thank you

  4. Hi Peter, This eclipse is conjunct my natal sun…22 scorp/2nd…opposses my natal moon 21 taurus/8th…squares both my uranus/21 leo/11th and my chiron 22 aqaurus/5th. I have had dreams of illness, but I am also feeling tremendous inner shifts of perception…towards the spiritual. My nnode is in the 12th house….and doesn,t there need to be “death before re-birth”? which means worse…before better?

  5. G’day mate, Really liked that which you wrote. This will be my 57th passing or 3rd moon cycle next tues/wed and to involve unukalhai and also algol seems just right. Demon or genie, we’ll see soon. If you have some petrtinant news to a stellium born 5th hs scorpio sun 16 mins from exact with this weeks eclipse, please note, sun conjunct moon and saturn and nemesisPT, square Pluto and jupiter.
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