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Everyday Astrology
December 6, 2021
Eclipses

Eclipses come when the Moon, Earth & Sun line up with all three at just the right "altitude" so that either the Moon blocks a clear view of the Sun (solar eclipse) or the Earth blocks sunlight from reaching the Moon for a few hours turning the Moon dark (lunar eclipse).

A solar eclipse happens at the New Moon when the Earth, Moon & Sun line up like this: Earth ---> Moon ---> Sun From the vantage point of Earth, the Moon blocks out the Sun as it passes between the Earth & the Sun.

A lunar eclipse happens at the Full Moon when the Earth is between the Moon & the Sun, like this: Moon <---> Earth <---> Sun. (Remember, at the Full Moon, the Sun & Moon are on different horizons -- as one sets in the West, the other rises in the East.)

Instead of sunlight reaching the Moon where it is reflected back (as in a regular Full Moon), the Earth's shadow crosses the Moon turning the Moon a kind of rusty red or golden-brown color. This gives it its folk-name of the Blood Moon ... which sounds a lot spookier than it actually is.

Eclipses actually happen fairly often. Some are only partial -- when the altitude & alignment aren't exact -- or even very good. And it can depend on your vantage point here on Earth whether or not you can even get a good view of a total eclipse of either sort.

In the internet age, there are excellent, readily accessible maps that show where you need to be & when to get the most from the experience. (And, of course, there are always photos after the fact, if you decide to go that route.)

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* What's the Difference Between -- A Solar and a Lunar Eclipse? -- Different Issues ... Different Requests for Your Attention ---> The physics of it ---> A Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the sunlight from view for a short time. ( Earth ---> Moon ---> Sun ) A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Moon and the Sun blocking sunlight so that it cannot reflect off the surface of the Moon. (Moon Earth Sun ) A Solar Eclipse can only happen in conjunction with a New Moon, and not every New Moon has these three bodies in proper alignment ... each at the right "altitude" for this blockage to occur.

* Eclipses -- Special Alignments between -- The Sun, The Moon and The Earth -- for those who like their Astrology straight-up and hard core ---> An eclipse -- why it happens ---> In ancient times, eclipses were viewed with fear and wariness -- since they were imperfectly understood. But even today, when we fully understand the cause of eclipses ... and can predict their appearances years in advance, there's still a definite ambivalence -- even among astrologers -- about this peculiar, visually stunning astronomical phenomenon. From a strictly astrological viewpoint, a Solar Eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of a Zodiac sign and are positioned in the sky so that the Moon blocks the Sun from view.

* Eclipses: A Celestial Show in Light and Shadow -- The User-Friendly Version ---> A celestial sensation ---> Eclipses have long been viewed with wariness and caution. They are, for certain, visually impressive events. If you ever have the chance to see one, it's worth the effort. But if you missed the latest one, never fear. There will be others! Eclipses also seem to foretell changes and developments far more momentous than those predicted by an ordinary lunation. Their reach is also deeper and lasts longer -- 6 months or more -- compared to the 4 - 5 weeks of a New Moon's power and the 2 weeks of a Full Moon's sway.

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Blog Posts on Eclipses
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From EDA: Eclipses ---> Everyday Astrology July 6, 2020 Eclipses ---> Some of the drama associated with eclipse actions are fueled by the history behind what eventually happens. Some changes come to life wild & turbulent, like the shock & aftermath of an earthquake in real life. Earthquakes come because little by little there's been build-up & pressure under the surface of the earth. This pushes again strong resistance ... which can stop its progress & hold off change for a while. But eventually something cracks, breaks ... & the result allows for a huge amount of movement, slip ....

From EDA: Lunar Eclipses ---> Everyday Astrology July 5, 2020 Lunar Eclipses ---> It's another of those complications that seem to haunt Astrology -- & therefore Life -- with a persistent & often unexpected presence. I'm talking about eclipses ... things that come up 4 - 6 times a year when you were expecting (or hoping for) an ordinary New Moon or Full Moon for the month. Depending on how they line up in your horoscope & whether or not Natal placements are affected, eclipses can shatter your comfortable life rhythms ... & knock you right out ....

From EDA: Solar Eclipses -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology July 4, 2019 Solar Eclipses ---> Astrologers have always respected the symbolic power of eclipses. Even today an aura of apprehension and foreboding may attend one's arrival. But predictions that link eclipses with problems, misfortune and disasters, I think, miss the mark. Eclipses represent significant points of change, partially because the concerns they highlight hang around so long. Its sheer "staying power" points to something that really needs extra attention ... and it won't depart until you've dealt with it. (And if you refuse ...

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