Eclipses in Astrology

Eclipses have ranking power. A solar eclipse is considered more powerful than a lunar eclipse. The more powerful solar eclipse is a total eclipse that is visible in your location. Second most powerful eclipse is a solar eclipse that is not visible in your area. Lunar eclipses rank by the same method. A partial lunar eclipse is the weakest.

Eclipses are considered malefic. While I do strongly recommend you not venture outdoors to watch an eclipse or perform any magical rituals during an eclipse, I do think you should first familiarize yourself with the areas in your birth chart impacted by any upcoming eclipse before hiding under the covers. Unless you have an afflicted planet getting hit within a degree or two of an eclipse, you probably won’t experience anything catastrophic.

Generally speaking, if you are a Cancer Sun, Moon or Ascendant you are more sensitive to lunar eclipses, and often experience an eclipse’s effect before the actual event. If you are a Leo Sun, Moon or Ascendant, you are more sensitive to solar eclipses.

An eclipse on the Ascendant or to a planet in the 1H (First House) tends to show up as a changes to your body. You may fall pregnant, you may lose or gain weight, change your style or you may suffer an injury.

If planets contacted by an eclipse are in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), any trouble you experience will be short-lived. If the eclipse contacts planets in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) any change to your body, relationships or reputation may be permanent and if the eclipse contacts planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) it can indicate a long period of recuperation or recovery.

An eclipse on the MC (Midheaven) often brings a change of status or if you’re employed, your company may undergo significant change.