On 13 September 2015, at 06:41UT, there will be a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in South Africa, Atlantic and Indian Ocean and Antarctica.The map below shows the visibility of the eclipse:
The astrological chart, cast for London, also shows the event:
Before we will discuss any possible effects on the individual, we should have a look at the mundane astrological implications of this eclipse. To be able to do this, we need to establish where the eclipse is likely to have its greatest effect. For this purpose we need to look at the countries or cities falling under the rulership of Virgo the sign wherein the conjunction between Sun and Moon takes place. We also have to take into consideration that the eclipse’s visibility will greatly enhance its effect.
Looking through traditional source material, we find that Greece with emphasis on Athens, Switzerland with emphasis on Basil, Bratislava, Brindisi, Germany with Worms, Erfurt and places along the Rhine, France, especially Paris, Jerusalem, and Italy with emphasis on Milan are the locations that could be affected by this solar eclipse. William Lilly also mentions Africa, which is of particular interest here, as the eclipse will be visible from South Africa.
The eclipse point is conjunct fixed star Denebola. This star has always been associated with despair, regrets, public disgrace, misfortune from the elements of nature, and happiness, turning to anger. Conjunct the Sun, it indicates honour and preferment with danger, public disgrace and finally ruin, disease, fevers and acute ailments. Conjunct the Moon, it suggests honour and preferment among the vulgar but final disgrace and ruin, violent disease of vital organs, blindness and injuries to the eyes, accidents, losses through servants, domestic quarrels, and temporary separation from a marriage partner, according to Robson’s Fixed Stars and Constellations.
Fixed star Denebola is also the determinant of the 10th Lunar Mansion, al-Sarfa, indicating a change in the weather. Therefore we can expect storms or extreme barometric lows, and possibly ships getting wrecked as a result.
We also find that that this eclipse “powres down vengeance on poor Poets, Painters, or Limners, and man Mercuriall, who flourish with excellent under- standings, nothing thrives with them, nor are their Purses full, it produces Murthers, Banishment, &c. it imposeth on the vulgar Writers of those times, harsh conceptions and no esteem of their rude Poems”, as William Lilly writes in his Annus Tenebrosus.
With Mercury being the sole rulers of this eclipse, we can, according to William Lilly, expect to experience sudden tempests, thunder and lightning or earth-quakes, destructive to man and beast.
Below is a map, showing the eclipse’s and Mercury’s lines of angularity (ASC and MC):
On a personal level, this eclipse could indicate that the native may be injured or lose their life in catastrophes connected with severe weather, such as floods or shipwrecks, but they could also be harmed through personal- or revenge attacks. There is also danger to one’s eyesight. In connection with this eclipse, it should also be noted that it can have a very detrimental effect on a person’s mental health, if the fixed star Denebola is conjunct a debilitated Mercury in the radix, as Elsbeth Ebertin writes in Die Bedeutung der Fixsterne.
An eclipse usually affects only a small number of people. To establish the possibility of any effect to take place, the birth chart should be scrutinized for any of the following:
Sun or Moon are in or around 20 Virgo
Sun or Moon are in or around 20 Pisces (opposition)
Sun or Moon are in or around 20 Sagittarius or Gemini (square)
20 Virgo is culminating in the birth chart (conjunct Midheaven)
20 Virgo is ascending in the birth chart (conjunct Ascendant)
Should it be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in-depth reading of the birth chart may be necessary to find out if, how and to what extent the native could be affected.
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Update: Traditional Astrologer Resti Santi on the solar eclipse and its possible effect on the Philippines: