The November 23 Solar Eclipse
Published November 22, 2003
The Astronomical Event
Sunday, November 23 completes this fall's
eclipse season with a total eclipse of the Sun, beginning at 3:46 PM, EST
and ending 5 hours later. The location is 7 degrees and 15 minutes in
secretive Scorpio. The eclipse will not visible in either the US or Europe,
so I've placed a stylish photograph of a previous solar eclipse at the
end of this Forecast.
The November 8 Lunar
Lunar eclipses are about perception, life and
life's benefits, and solar eclipses are about the self (the ego and the
soul, or Atman), as well as government, the heart and the father.
Both types block
November 8 Lunar Eclipse Forecast predicted "passionate
discord" and "emotional tension," which manifested in
escalated Mideast violence. Because lunar eclipses stimulate events
relating to the public and social trends, which then unfold during the lunar cycle ending at the next full Moon
(December 8), Some
Observations, is worthwhile keeping
in mind. Certainly, President Bush's reputation has suffered as
foretold, and the big 7.2% third quarter economic gain is being revealed
as the predicted blip.
A Scorpio Eclipse
As stated, this is a total eclipse of the Sun in
Scorpio. The complete obscuration of the Sun's light increases the
eclipse's influence to
block and reveal, and the location in Scorpio suggests unveiling secrets
and otherwise hidden information. Scorpio is ruled by Mars, bringing
a militaristic tone, as stated yes- terday in the English newspaper, The Guardian.
The article, George Bush In
London -- The Universal Soldier,
|Perhaps the greatest disconnection between
Whitehall words and real-world actions was evident in Mr. Bush's
ideas about multilateralism, exercised via the UN and other insti-
tutions, which in theory he supports. In practice, as all the
world knows, his admin- istration continues to subvert or bypass
collective decision-making whenever that suits its purpose. No
amount of sugar coats this bitter pill. No amount of folderol,
flummery or flattery makes it easier to swallow.
text can be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1088898,00.html
It's fascinating how the public picks up expressions I used first in Forecasts; last January's Face-off
Bush/ Hussein Forecast coined the phrase, "...the disconnection
between the reality we feel and the reality we're told." You
may recall The
November 8 Lunar Eclipse Forecast noted that Alternet.org and Senator
Robert Byrd both copied my earlier choice of terms in describing the UN
resolution and Congress' $87 billion Iraq spending bill as "pyrrhic victories."
The solar eclipse, with a similar schedule of
effects beginning 2 weeks before and ending 1 week after the astronomical
event, has already stimulated further violence and protests in England and
Miami. Also, Congress' attempt to pass the energy and Medicare
bills is eerily similar in process to the muddled tax cut bill passed during last
spring's lunar eclipse. One would think that someone on Capital
Hill would have dissuaded Congress from attempting to write major law
during the eclipse season!
We would also expect
that the revealing quality of the eclipse will bring protests against
Congress' energy and Medicare legislation as the true attributes of these
bills, and how they were unilaterally com- posed, become known.
I repeat the observation made in the lunar eclipse
Forecast that Arnold Schwarzenegger is eclipsed be- cause this solar eclipse
is almost exactly atop his 7 degrees and 25 minutes Ketu in his 6th
house of the daily job and enemies. Ketu, is one of the eclipse
points, and it is symbolized by a devious and other- worldly tail of a
dragon. Since this is a Ketu eclipse, Arnold's Sun is doubly blocked
-- by both transit and birthchart Ketu. As the Sun symbolizes
government and his ability to fulfill desires, his proposal to solve
California's budget shortfall through a $50 billion bond issue will not fly.
The Eclipse's Lunar Nakshatra
To grasp the deeper meanings of the solar
eclipse, we look to the Lunar Nakshatra (lunar house) in which the eclipse
occurs. (Note: Lunar Nakshatras were explained in The
November 8 Lunar Eclipse Forecast.)
Ruled by Saturn
symbol is the triumphal gateway, indicating success, triumph and
concentrated power. It’s deity is Mitra, governing friendships
Family, friendships, leadership, organization
and forming cooperative alliances support goal attainment.
Anuradha favors wealth, enjoyment of
material benefits and a deep spiritual nature. Traveling, moving
from place to place and residence in foreign countries is also
Robust physical health and appetite,
excellent opportunities, poor luck in gambling
and adeptness with
numbers are also given.
Because the Moon is fallen in this
placement, an outward buoyant and fun-loving nature may balance
jealousy and depression. This is because energetic
Mars rules this
sign of Scorpio and restrictive Saturn governs
Nakshatra can be favorable in a person's birth chart, it should be
understood here within the context of an eclipse, which, by definition, is
a negation. Thus, all Anuradha's characteristics are com- promised
in the world arena. And because during an eclipse the sky darkens to reveal
the stars, they also bring information. Again, for Bush, this
solar eclipse occurs in his 5th house of government and leadership,
suggesting tribulations in these areas as he loses power and the true
intent behind is actions is unveiled.
The Eclipse On Your
If you have a birth chart planet within a few
degrees of the 7 degrees and 15 minutes Scorpio eclipse location, you may find that planet's
significations negated or compromised. For example, my Sun is at 3
degrees and 50 minutes Scorpio in the 2nd house, and because it's an
income planet in my chart, client fees have been withheld. Clients who have contacted me for updates haven't called,
but they will later next week, when the eclipse effects fall away.
Further as the Sun is the self, my November 19 birthday was not recognized by some and celebrated late by
others. Sometimes the way the karma plays out can actually be
humorous, for the 2nd house is also clothing, and I tore out both knees of
favorite jeans yesterday in moving furniture.
As described above, a solar eclipse blocks the Sun's ego, soul, heart,
government and father. Confi- dence is compromised, but this also
enables spirituality. While contemplation and meditation were impor-
tant for the lunar eclipse, these activities are even more valuable
during the solar eclipse on Sunday -- the Sun's day of the week. People with heart conditions
should use care during the solar eclipse, and if one's father is ill or
otherwise experiencing challenge, it's a good idea to give him support.