Eclipses are important events in astrology, as they are famous for bringing about rapid change. What’s cool about them is that they always occur in pairs! A full moon/lunar eclipse occurs in Gemini on November 29 or 30th (depending on your time zone), and a solar eclipse arrives on December 14th. These lunations are going to kick us out of a Covid funk and help us think bigger about 2021.
2020 is finally winding down and I’m happy to say that there is some magnificent cosmic energy arriving over the next 3 to 4 weeks. The first positive event is the Gemini lunar eclipse, occurs on Sunday or Monday depending on where you live in the world. Here are 3 things you need to know:
1. The eclipse begins at 2:30 in the morning on Monday 11/30 if you live in New York City and the East Coast of the United States. It will still be Sunday night on the West Coast. Provided the skies are clear, you should be able to see the event from all of North and South America, China, the UK and Australia. Parts of Spain, Portugal, India and the Scandinavian countries may get a glimpse.
Here’s a map from my go-to website at eclipse time, Time and Date. They always post the easiest to understand information about eclipses and terrific maps as to who can see them. The darker shaded area is the part of the world in which the lunar eclipse is visible. This is a “penumbral” event, which means that the entire Moon doesn’t disappear into the shadow behind earth. About 82% of it will though, and that’s good enough for me! If you want to access the map and other info, here’s the link: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2020-november-30
2. It doesn’t matter if you can see it or not: in astrology, everyone on the planet is affected by an eclipse! Eclipses are high octane events. They bring about fast changes, whether you’re ready for them or not. Eclipses can blindside us with their speed and the wisdom they impart.
Also, eclipses on their own are not positive, nor are they negative. What determines whether an eclipse is good or bad depends upon what other planets are doing at the time. If other planets are snarling and hissing at each other, the eclipse can be dreadful. However, if celestial orbs are smiling benignly at other, the lunation can be a very happy one indeed.
As this is a full moon, something important will be coming to finale. Full moons always wrap things up. However, lunar eclipses make them happen even faster and with a certain finality. Fortunately, this Gemini event is a positive one! As the eclipse takes place, Mercury is holding a meeting with Saturn. As these are the two most logical planets in the solar system, they bring an air of balance and reasonable thinking to the proceedings.
Mercury is all about brainstorming, and Saturn is all about long-term success, making sure that things work out. Considering that Saturn is in the house of goals, this eclipse is a wonderful time for saying bye-bye to all the crapola that happened in 2020 and planting your vision firmly on the future.
3. And speaking about the future….a new moon/solar eclipse occurs on December 14th in visionary Sagittarius. Eclipses not only occur in pairs, the second one is always two weeks after the first. One is lunar, the other is solar—-which is a new moon. And new moons are the time to plant seeds for the future. Back in the day, farmers actually planted seeds for crops at new moon time, that’s how seriously they took this. And women tried to conceive a baby!
So the Sagittarius solar eclipse is an ultra-powerful event, opening up doors to better times, which we all desperately need. But here’s the kicker: it takes place in freakin’ Sagittarius. This is the sign of pivoting. Thinking in a fresh new way, considering options that didn’t seem do-able before. Practicality takes a back seat to visionary thinking. Entrepreneurship doesn’t seem as daunting. Going to college or night school to learn (and earn) more feels like a must rather than a pipe dream.
We seek out different experiences. We want to surround ourselves with friends, lovers, colleagues and mentors who make us think, who will push us to be bigger and better. The urge to travel gets stronger. Expressing ourselves through manuscripts and blogs and the arts becomes more important.
I know that Covid is still here and that we need to get vaccinated in what looks like a stinky two-dose process. The fat lady isn’t going to sing for awhile. We still have to muck our way through this.
But timing is everything in astrology! Use the energy of these eclipses to make plans for 2021. Do your research. Find the right people to talk to. Trawl travel sites. Sign up for online classes. Get involved in forums. Whatever you do, don’t wait til New Year’s Day or for the glorious-end-of-Covid to get going. Be ahead of the curve, not behind it!
Check out your weekly horoscope here on the site to see how your zodiac sign will be affected by the Gemini lunar eclipse. Every sign will be affected differently.
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