Eclipses are considered to have an effect when having an aspect with any planet of the natal chart. The Solar Eclipses have an effect of external manifestations, while Moon’s Eclipses have an impact on the mood variations at personal as well as general levels, the psyque and the subconscious.
The impact of the eclipses can be felt at list for 6 months after from when they occur.
In the particular case we are dealing in this article, we are analyzing the eclipses and the US chart.
On December 14th, 2001 there was a Solar Eclipse belonging to the Saros series 132 at 22 degrees 29 minutes of the sign of Sagittarius.
On December 30th, 2001 there was a Lunar Eclipse belonging to the Saros series 144 at 8 degrees 41 minutes of the sign of Cancer.
The Saros series is been mentioned because for those not familiar, eclipses repeat in similar aspects periodically, and can be tracked from times B.C. to any time in the future. The information regarding Saros Series is available in Wikipedia, NASA website and others.
In December 2001, the Solar eclipse that happened on the 14th was on House 1, in opposition to Mars in house 7 and square to Neptune in House 9.
House 1 in a country represents the identity of the country, House 7 its partners, and House 9 is identified with foreign countries, the law and high ideals.
Mars rules the armed forces, the war, fire and metal within other things. Neptune rules creativity, spiritual connection as well as deception and under handed dealings.
The Lunar Eclipse of the 30th, 2001 happened in House 7 and in conjunction with the natal Sun of the US, where the Moon was opposed by the Sun in House 1.
We can see that energy manifested by these eclipses affected the country itself in its identity in relation to its partners, foreign countries and the law. At the time of the eclipse, people did not have the knowledge of really what was happening, but now we know the results of the government’s decisions taken back then.
We are in December 2019 and there is a Solar Eclipse on the 26th, follow by a Lunar Eclipse on January 10th, 2020. Both are from the Saros series 132 and 144 respectively, same series as the end of 2001.
The Solar Eclipse on the 26th, 2019 happens at 4 degrees of Capricorn, is again in House 1 in opposition to Venus and Jupiter in House 7.
Venus rules money, banks, art and beauty and Jupiter rules growth and expansion.
With a Solar eclipse in opposition to Venus in House 7, is talking about challenges with money or investments related to partners (other countries).
There is a Lunar eclipse of January 10th 2020, which is in conjunction with US natal Mercury (within 4 degrees) that most probably will affect internal as foreign commerce.
Now we will refer to another Saros series that will affect 2020, that was present during 2002.
In June 10th, 2002 was a Solar eclipse at 19 degrees 53 minutes of the sign of Gemini belonging to Saros series 137.
This Solar eclipse made conjunction with Mars. To the already campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan, we can add the focus on Iraq regarding the weapons of mass destruction, which became known in the following months after the eclipse.
On June 21st, 2020 similar Solar eclipse Saros series 137 will happen at 0 degree 21 minutes of the sign of Cancer, and this time, instead of affecting Mars which is related to arm forces and wars, will conjunct US natal Venus. This eclipse will add strength to the one that happens on December 26th 2019, with an impact on money and banks.
On June 24th, 2002 a Lunar eclipse of Saros series 149, at 3 degree 3 minutes of Capricorn was in direct opposition to US natal Venus (ruler of money and banks).
The following Lunar eclipse of series 149 is coming on July 5th, 2020 at 13 degrees, 30 minutes of Capricorn, and this will have an exact opposition to the US natal Sun. The Sun represents the government in the US and we should expect some type of event that will affect the government or the mood of the people toward the government.
If we look at the charts of the evolution of the stock market for 2002, we will see that from March on, there was a downturn trend were it lost almost 30% of its value by October, compared to the top for Dow Jones, reached in March of the same year.
Similar downturn happened with Nasdaq during the same period.
Depending on the planetary aspects, it can be analyzed from the astrological point of view what energies are at play and their trend. By the planets involved, we have an idea of the areas that can be at play, but there are so many variables and factors that nobody can provide name, day or time of the event. Even if things look like there are always under “somebody’s” control, there is the open possibility of a “Black Swan” that spoils the party. That black swan is not more than active energies that get materialized.
Up to this point, we discussed only the eclipses, but in addition, we can mention the US chart’s planetary transits at play, which usually confirms the eclipse’s analysis.
In 2020 there will be active an opposition from Saturn and Pluto against Mercury (ruler of commerce, communication and travel). This will happen from US natal chart House 2 of income, with House 8 of investment’s profits and debts. The planets involved are Saturn, which rules restrictions and responsibility, and Pluto, who drives profound transformation symbolized by death and rebirth.
Year 2020 will most probably be a year where the economy will take a sharp downturn, as well as great changes overall, that maybe at this moment are hard to dimension.
Time will tell.