Upcoming Lunar Eclipse January 31st and Solar Eclipse February 15th
During 2017 there was a lot of attention put on the eclipses, especially in the US, because of the August solar eclipse that when across the entire country, starting in Oregon and ending in North Carolina. What most people is not aware, is that usually we have at list 4 eclipses every year (two lunar and two solar) and there have been years were there were four solar eclipses, for example.
From the astrological point of view there is a big difference on the energies that a lunar and solar eclipse generate. The lunar eclipse will generate energy that will have an impact on our psyche, instead the solar one will impact our exterior and our interaction with the world at the physical level.
Since ancient time, the eclipses where interpreted as messages from the gods, most common as messages that will bring some type of calamity.
If we take into consideration that we have at list four eclipses per year, until the advance of communication, eclipses that were happening in other parts of the world, common people were not aware, simply because they did not see them in “their sky”. But the knowledge that eclipses were happening overall was known to the ruling class, astrologers and astronomers.
This brief explanation is just to mention that things are happening in the skies regardless if we are aware of not, BUT astrology puts special attention to this events, and there are different ways for knowing when they are happening. You can read about the knowledge of the eclipses from the link at the bottom of the page, but just to mention quickly, is was known to Chaldean Astrologers thousands of years ago.
For example, if we take the US, previous to the solar eclipse of August 21st, 2017 was one on May 20th, 2012 and the previous one, in May 10th, 1994! So for somebody living in the US 200 years ago, there were only 3 eclipses in a period of 23 years.
If we focus on the astrology side, the importance of the eclipse is based in knowing in what house of the natal chart it will impact and if there is any planet within 10 degrees orb from where the eclipse will happen. Depending on the house and planet(s), and if it is a solar or lunar eclipse, as a consequence will be the energy generated, and what can we expect in the general sense.
Before anybody panic and start worrying about what will happen to them into the upcoming eclipses, let me say that you can go back 19 years in your life and try to remember what happened them. Similar energies will be generated now and they could have similar impact in your life. Of course 19 years after, you may feel a different person, living complete different circumstances, but consider that similar energies will be generated and they will impact your natal chart (and you) exactly as before. It’s all about cycles.
Depending on how the eclipses impact us, we need to be careful or take advantage of the energies available. If you don’t know how, this is the part where astrology can help you find out.