Solar Eclipse 03 November 2013

On 03 November 2013 at 12:59:48 UT, there will be an annular solar eclipse. The Sun and the Moon will be conjunct in 11:16 Scorpio. Astronomical information about this eclipse, according to Wikipedia:

[This eclipse] is a hybrid eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.0159. Totality will be visible from the northern Atlantic Ocean (east of Florida) to Africa (Gabon (landfall), R. Congo, DR Congo, Uganda), with the maximum of 1 minutes 39 seconds visible from the Atlantic Ocean south of Ivory Coast and Ghana.

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617.

The map below shows visibility and timing of the eclipse (time = UT):

November 2013 Solar Eclipse visibility

The astrological chart, cast for Washington, shows the event:

Solar Eclipse 3 November 2013 Washington

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 second decanate of Scorpio, Lilly’s aphorism is as follows:

“it argues destruction to some certain king or person of worth and declares his mind averse to armies or wars”.

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

Solar Eclipse 03 November angularity

(click on map to enlarge)

The map above shows that the solar eclipse will be of quite immediate importance for the United States of America and for Mexico. The eclipse point will be in the second decanate of Scorpio, suggesting Mars and the Sun to be the eclipse rulers. Mars is strong in accidental dignity, being direct, swift, oriental and free of sunbeams. Looking at William Lilly’s prediction in Annus Tenebrosus, we find that the eclipse “argues destruction to some certain king or person of worth and declares his mind averse to armies or wars”. Mars is sextile the eclipse point and in the chart cast for Washington, displayed above, he is in the 10th house. Mundane astrology traditionally associates the 10th house with kings and rulers. In our times this obviously has to be adapted to signify the President of the United States.

In the chart, Mars is also conjunct the fixed star Zosma, ‘the girdle of the lion’, associated with selfishness, immorality and a tendency to calculatingly use other people. Lilly writes that Mars as eclipse ruler may “stir up wars, tumults and imprisonments”. He also causes kings and princes (the ruling elite) to commit acts of “tyranny, violence, injuries and injustice”. It may also cause violent storms at sea and “denote sudden and violent shipwrecks, by reason of inordinate blasts”. There is as well the possibility of the scarcity of grains and “all such things as produced out of the earth”.

We have already seen in the Libra ingress chart for the US, shown below,  (for more details, see my bog post about the possibility of US – lead airstrikes against Syria, here) that after 22 September, there is a heightened possibility of military action lead by the US. We also found though, that the public is strongly opposed to such a move, which may greatly influence the decisions made by the government. Looking at the information we gathered via the interpretation of the upcoming solar eclipse, it seems that the themes of conflict and warfare will still be very much at the forefront of the government’s agendas and plans.

Libra ingress 2013 Washington

We also notice that, in the eclipse chart, Mars is in mutual reception with Mercury by sign rulership. Mercury, located in the 12th house, is retrograde and combust. Mundanely speaking, the 12th house is associated with secret enemies of the country and spies. In the case of this solar eclipse, we are looking at potential problems with trade, commerce, but also ambassadors and secret enemies of the state.


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 thereof, 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 2013/14, will feel the influence stronger than others. Furthermore it should be noted if Sun or Moon are closely conjunct the Ascendant, Descendant or Midheaven. 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.


76 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse 03 November 2013

  1. Hi Peter,
    you’ve got me really, really worried – my natal sun is at 11’50 Cancer (in 7th) and my solar Asc. is at 13’50 Scorpio…In my natal chart Sun is squared by Moon, opposed by Jupiter and squared by Uranus 😦 It’s been difficult already with opposition from transiting Pluto. Does this SE means an illness? Or accident?
    Thank you in advance…

  2. my friend’s ascendant 14’20 scorpio and venus at 11’00 libra . she is passing through hard times lately . love, relationship, money and career involved. is it gonna be worse or better ? what should she do ?

  3. My 7 year old daughter’s father has been drugging her unconscious for over two years; this started after her outcry of sexual abuse. I have a positive hair follicle drug test confirming this. CPS has been atrocious to my child and to a lesser extent myself. I am Leo sun Scorpio rising w a Capricorn moon and I live in south central Texas. We have a trial for custody around the 1st of November. I am hoping for all the lies and abuse to be unveiled and justice delivered in that trial. I’ve been fighting him since April/May when my child finally revealed to me her father had been injecting her and other horrible abuse. It has been unreal what we have been through.

  4. hi peter birth details 15.15 hours dub Ireland 25 feb 63. mercury conj Saturn in the 7th (12 and 16 degs) Neptune 15 scorpio – willthe solar eclipse effect me much thanks.

  5. I have – Neptune Scorpio 20° 20′ in house 3 – progressed moon is in Scorpio (dob: 11/28/65 11:30pm)
    My bf – Uranus Scorpio 18° 13′ in house 9 – progressed into house 7 (dob: 05/29/79 time-unknown)

    Please, will this eclipse illuminate anything re: Are him and I ever going to see eye to eye, will we ever move on to the next level, and will he ever stop communicating with a girl living overseas that he feels sorry for …all I know is she is an Aries and she lights a fire under him and his entire family around the globe if she feels threatened that he may break up with her?? (Uff, its been 4 very loooong years of this mess)

  6. Dear Peter, I posted earlier, perhaps with too much info. If so, I apoligize. My Sun 20 in Leo, rising 24 Scorpio, moon 04 in Capricorn, Mercury is 17 Virgo, Venus 05 in Libra, Mars 17 Leo, Jupiter 29 in libra, Saturn 22 Taurus, Uranus 06 in Libra, Neptune 28 Scorpio, Pluto 25 Virgo, N Node 02 Pices. The child is a Cancer 21 with Leo rising at 9 and her moon is Aquarius at 24,Venus Gemini at 23, Mars Leo 24,Jupiter 9 Scorpio, Saturn 11 Leo, Neptune 19 Aquarius, Uranus 14 Pisces, Pluto 24 Sagittarius and N Node Pisces 27. The male causing the issues DOB 10 June 66 born in Laredo or San Antonio. The situation has been happening for almost four years now but the severity started to come to light in April/May 2013, of course I appeared like a complete enraged, psychotic, lunatic mama bear then. I am much more logical lately because I understand exactly what was done to her. The science of the situation is incredibly complex, but the truth of her wild story is there, I guess my issue is being able to simply yet credibly communicate the scientific facts in a way that is concise and not confusing.

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  8. Hello! How this all solar eclipse means in my map? Am I right about my dreamings or lost my self and getting all the times again those lessons of life…? I been born in Finland 5.1.49 at 16:55. Asc Leo 0, Sun capricorn 14, Jupiter capricorn 11,mercury 29 aquarius, mars 0 aquarius, venus 20 sagittarius, saturn 5 virgo, neptune 15 libra, pluto 16 leo, uranus 27 gemini, south node 1 in scorpio, north in taurus, vertex 4 sagittarius etc. All these major planets and eclipses happened and happend in my 4th house.. I am very pleased to got something about these all, thank you!

  9. My date of birth is 8/18/67, 4:31 pm CDT (St. Louis County, Minnesota). How do you think the upcoming eclipse in November will affect me?

  10. Mr. Lilly doesn’t particularily mention Saturn, but 3 generations of females in my line all have Saturn at Scorpio 13/14 (which means we are all having Saturn returns coinciding with this eclipse) VERY curious how it will all work out. In my case, Saturn is 5 degrees past the IC and into the fourth. Any thoughts, Mr. Stockinger? appreciate it.

    • It is true that Lilly doesn’t single out Saturn return in his delineations. IMHO the Saturn return phenomenon has become an integral part of pop astrology, just like Mercury retrograde and Void of Course. These days they are mainly taken out of of context and their influence is very often overemphasised, which doesn’t do the standing of astrology any favour.
      But I digress; if you provide your data, I will have a quick look at your chart in relation to the eclipse chart and we will see what Saturn will be up to 🙂

  11. Hi! I have natal Neptune at 15Scorpio, part of fortune at 5 Scorpio both in the 1st house. Neptune opposes Jupiter in the 7th and sextiles natal Pluto in the 11th. Thoughts?

  12. My natal chart has Pluto in Libra 4th @ 9 degree, Saturn in Leo 2nd @ 9 degree, and Part of Fortune in Taurus 11th (my south node) @ 9 degree. Neptune is 11 degree Sagittarius 6th. Uranus is Scorpio 4th @ 3 degree and the scariest part of all is my North Node in Scorpio 5th @ 6 degrees with my Ascendant in Cancer @ 13 degree. My Midheaven is 1 degree Aries 10th house (where Uranus is transiting)….will I lose my job next week? I’m a property manager so losing my job means I also lose my home.

  13. This is Solar eclipse is going to be interesting my natal Neptune 10´ Scorpio (11th house) – I have a natal Grand Water trine – Neptune in scorpio – Mercury in Cancer and Jupiter in Pisces. My Asc is at 25´Scorpio. Cancer Sun 25´
    I hope for goodness

      • Data – but I gave you a lot of data? Sun in Cancer 25´ Ascendant in Scorpio 25´ Neptune in Scorpio 10`, Mercury in Cancer 13`, Jupiter in Pisces 12´ conjunct Chiron in Pisces 10´ Saturn 9´conjunct Moon 11´ in Aquarius conjunct South node 8´ in Aquarius and Venus 6´ conjunct Pluto 8´ in Virgo – Mars in Gemini 6´
        So this must be all of the planet..-) – and Vesta conjunct is my Sun – I think it is 25´

    • Ulrika, I cannot really see the expected goodness, but I can see that the eclipse point is squaring natal Moon and Saturn in the 2nd house. Luna is Lady of the 8th house – all in all this could point towards problems with fortune, estate, money, etc. Good news is that the eclipse point is on the cusp of the 12th house, making the onset late and the effect weaker than it could be.

      • Yes it is true – I have some problems with my estate but I will handle it. I feel “lucky” right now (I do have Jupiter in transit to my sign quite close to my sun) So it looks problematic on the surface for other people . but I feel the goodness inside. Happy Halloween to you!

  14. Hi peter, always enjoy reading ur stuff so thank u. I was born 2nd sept 1987 1:13 am @ Makati, Philippines. How will this solar eclipse affect me if it will ?

  15. Peter, love your post. concerned about my partner: she is taurus 16 may 1969. she writes important exam on 6 nov 2013. should she postpone to a later date? or does the positiveness of the sun work in her favour? Anxiously anticipating your response. Many thanks for the good work.

  16. Hi Peter,

    How long do the effects of an eclipse usually last? few months…years?? The eclipse will be all snuggly between my natal sun (9 degrees) & natal merc-jupiter conj (13/14 degrees) scorp.

  17. Peter, my DOB is 28 of july, 1995 Belo Horizonte Brazil at 00:10 AM. i think this eclipse will affect me a lot, could you please help me?

    • Dear Yara,you are correct in your thinking that you may be more affected than other people.
      The effect will only set in 12 months after the actual eclipse date, though.
      I would say that you will most likely feel the effect in your home environment and it is is possible that you will rather be affected on an emotional level. This may have to do with a relationship, it’s effects on your home life or possibly the response or reaction from the wider community or family (maybe rumours, gossip, etc, may become an issue, too).

  18. Hello Peter,

    Searching for what did Lilly say about tomorrow’s eclipse- I landed on your page..
    I have a question: What do you think of USA Gemini rising chart – for 3.10 am? thus receiving Sun-Jup-Ven. in the 1st house? And the Solar eclipse in this case will occur in the 5th house ?


  19. Hi Peter. Love your weblog. The last time the eclipse was at this point (1994) within a year I moved across the country and changed my career. It all happened very quickly. Is something similar in the cards? 9/25/1957, Minneapolis MN 6:54 PM. Thank you.

    • I don’t think so. In your nativity Jupiter is the planet that is connected with your career. The eclipse point doesn’t make any aspect with Jupiter, so nothing to worry here. I don’t think that you will be strongly affected at all this time, maybe you could expect something related to an inheritance, or anything to do with lawyers, in about a year’s time.

  20. Hi Peter, I am wondering why you start your delineation with the eclipse-chart for Washington? What about the eclipsepath as a starting point? What would this eclipse have in store for Africa? Kind regards! Annemiek

    • Annemiek, if you look back at my older eclipse posts, you will find that I always use an example chart, cast for the capital of one country along the line of angularity (i.e. Sun/Moon conjunct ASC). As for Africa, the eclipse point mainly falls into a succedent house there, which diminishes the effect and makes it therefore unlikely that the eclipse will have any effect on mundane astrological level.

  21. Hi Peter, You appear to be a very busy man. I have Neptune at 6′ of Scorpion in my sixth house.
    forming the tip of my kite with Venus at 6′ of Taurus in my 12th house. Saturn at 6′ of Capricorn in my 8th house and Pluto at 2′ of Virgo in my 4th house. Birth year 1959. I recently began to write about consciousnesses and the information was coming to me in packets of thoughts. Could this be as a result of this Hybrid eclipse to my Planet Neptune?

    • Thank you, Paula. I read with interest what you have to say, but I couldn’t agree or disagree with you. Here at this web log we are of the opinion that the outer planets are a modern addition and do not include them in charts or work with them. I would also say that the outer planets, which are also called “transpersonal” planets, were never intended to shed light on the fate of the individual.

  22. Thank you for the great read. This is happing in my 4th house, with a Tsquare to my Taurus Sun and Mars and Chiron in Aquarius, Any insights would be helpful Thank you

  23. good afternoon Peter,

    There’s something scratching at the back of my skull that it is still worth asking your advice on the influences of yesterday’s eclipse on me, even if it is “after the fact”. Any thoughts or impressions are greatly appreciated, public or private at your discretion…

    I was born October, 28 1975 in Lebanon, pennsylvania at 2:19 am

  24. Peter, I have gone through tremendous changes the past year.
    My Saturn return happened at 9 degrees of Scorpio in my 12th house recently.
    This morning I found out about the eclipse and how it happened in perfect conjunction with my ascendant.
    How does the eclipse differ from Saturn.
    How will it affect me?
    Thank you!

  25. Hi Peter!
    The November 3 eclipse happened over my natal 10th house when saturn and retrograde mercury were also transiting the same house. Scorpio rules my 10th house and has natal pluto located there. I got an internship-cum-job offer on November 6, which did not work with my current schedule and so I could not accept it. I had also got a job offer before, on October 22nd which was precisely 11 days before the eclipse.
    Were those events triggered by the eclipse as it happened over my 10th house?

  26. hi Peter…
    i am a capricorn. will the lunar eclipse on april 15, 2014 affect my career as it falls in my 10th house. please reply. i am very much worried about this since the last solar eclipse on november 3, 2013. Kindly reply. Thank you.

  27. hi Peter…..
    so many unusual things were happening beyond my control since the last lunar eclipse on october 22, 2013. i am very much worried since october 22, 2013 and the incident that followed on november 3, 2013. God definitely wants to remove a large dirty character from me. i can realize that. i have assured HIM for the past 5 months that i will remove it completely. But even than, i am very much worried about the upcoming lunar and solar eclipses in April 2014 as during the last eclipses there was a lot happening in my life beyond my control. i donot want to loose my career and my reputation. it will be better that i can die instead of living with a bad reputation. please help me. please save me from doing anything nonsense during the next lunar and solar eclipse or anybody playing with my career during that time leading to the loss of my reputation. i donot want any career. i only want to live a normal human life without any bad reputation. i would better stay at home with my parents. please help. please reply.

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