The Solar Eclipse on Wednesday 22nd July 2009 is supporting a New Moon at the very last degree of the sign Cancer. The Nodal points which activate eclipses are also at the precipice of changing signs. The Nodes travel backwards in the horoscope. They are currently located at zero degrees of Leo/Aquarius and will soon traverse the 29th degree of Cancer/Capricorn. Which ever calculation you use for the Nodes (Mean or True) this particular Solar Eclipse is heralding the beginning to a “new end”.
The Eclipse Chart for my City – New Moon Conjunct South Node
The symbol for the Nodes looks like a horsehoe – one is pointing upwards and the other downward.
There has been some interesting research over the years that seems to indicate that Eclipse points are “set off” by transiting planets for up to six months afterwards. When I say “set off” I refer to the physical, psychological and spiritual manifestations in ones life. The South Node will cross next weeks New Moon eclipse degree in the very near future.
Which ever calculation for the nodes you use – at some time in the near future the solar eclipse becomes very important indeed.
Andreas Gadess and Jerry Lodriguss
The Nodes are significant and complex points in our natal charts. The South Nodes in our charts can represent psychological patterning – past lives – our defences and neuroses. The North Node can also represent the tasks in our life time – our motion through life and where our ‘synchronicity’ seems to work best.
The descriptions of the natal Nodes are also represented by the various philosophies of life. The Spiritual and psychological meanings for an individual life can be described by astrological myth and other visualisations. Perhaps the nodal points in the natal chart represent the way inertia works in many levels of our lives.
Two aspects of our soul life in balance and opposite each other
The South Node is considered “dysfunctional” and the North Node is generally considered “functional” in Astrology. The nodal cycle takes about 18 years to complete through the signs.
The North and South Nodes in an eclipse chart usually relate to world events and people of great importance. The Nodes act as a kind of a trigger to literal manifestations involving countries and Kings.
Nature can erupt during an eclipse cycle and so can man. Perhaps during an eclipse the “matrix” and the fabric of time shifts on earth. A new interface is born and thus the life cycle is renewed.
The New Moon next week is at the very end of Cancer. Soon after the eclipse event the Moon and the Sun change signs denoting a significant shift or “moving on”. In a relatively short time for eclipses the South Node enters Cancer and acts as trigger to the eclipse degree. In later months Venus crosses the eclipse point and by mid October the planet Mars “has a go”. Because we are in the middle of an eclipse season some events such as the recent bombings in Jakarta are going off.
Perhaps you can key August amd mid October into your diary as two manifestations of next weeks eclipse.
Without delving into the cycles of eclipses which span centuries – the New Moon Eclipse in the last degree of Cancer suggests on personal levels that we are at the end of an emotional stumbling block. Perhaps by expressing the relevance of some issue in our life will help us to overcome the inertia for moving forward now. Some of us will move forward and others may not be quite ready. When the South Node shifts into Cancer we experience the end of one stage in life and the beginning of another.
The idea of experiencing neurosis is common place – however developmental psychology tends to suggest the source of neuroses occurs during early life. I am not saying that one cannot develop neuroses over night but that layers of issues can unravel from our sub conscious when we are ready for them. The eclipse next week is coming – ready or not!
Most of us will not be confronted by extraordinary manifestations of the eclipse however as one chapter closes at least there is a sense of renewal from an “ending” – which then propels us forward to the next thing.