April 7, 2021. South Node (Ketu) conjoins Dec. 4 Solar Eclipse Degree.
Total Solar Eclipse (New Moon). December 4, 2021. 2:42 AM EST. Tropical. 12° Sagittarius 22’. Sidereal. 18° Scorpio 18’.
December 15, 2021. Mars conjunct South Node (Ketu). Tropical. 1° Sagittarius 41’. Sidereal. 7° Scorpio 38’.
December 30, 2021. Mars conj. Solar Eclipse Degree.
The above diagram shows the eclipses as it occurs in Washington DC. The degrees of the planets will be the same no matter which capital city (it is traditional to view a country by drawing up the chart for its capital) you draw it for. The four angles of the chart change in the Western diagram, and the lagna changes in the Indian diagram. The above diagram shows the tropial western chart with Placidus houses, the North Indian and the South Indian chart with Krishnamurti ayanamsha. I use true Nodes.
There are two eclipses every six months and the Lunar is on November 19 and the Solar on December 4. Below is information about eclipses in general and then about this specific solar eclipse. (Some of these general statements about eclipses appeared in the November News & Views conta.cc/2Zvh89E
• Eclipses create energy, intensity, and they bring to light things that were otherwise hidden. It is important to see in which house the eclipse falls and especially if the eclipse falls on an angle, personal planet, or point in your chart then you will be directly affected by the eclipse. It will activate that point, bringing things to light that the planet or point represents, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively, and marks changes in your life of some degree, as if you have been awakened and something has been revealed. Something will be activated, confronted, and ultimately transformed for better or worse.
• During times of eclipses, secrets come to light and things get revealed especially during the two weeks between the eclipses. If your spouse or partner is having a secret love affair, or spending money on the side, it will come to light during eclipse season. If you make a business deal, or fall in love during eclipse season, be cautious since there are more things that will come to light as time passes. If you begin a relationship it is bound to have secrets attached to it so wait until a few weeks pass to declare your love.
• If the eclipse falls on or aspects a planet, point or angle in your chart you will be directly affected by the eclipse. Watch for the generic meaning of the planet, the house it rules, the house it occupies, and planets it conjoins or aspects, as they become part of the story. If they do not affect anything they still fall in a house.
• Because the Nodes must be near the Sun and Moon for an eclipse to form, the Nodes will always come to the degree of the eclipse either before or after. If the Node hits the eclipse point prior to the eclipse, then the Node will awaken what the eclipse will finish.
• If the eclipse occurs before the Node hits the eclipse point, then the eclipse will awaken what the Node will finish.
• If the eclipse hits a planet, point, or angle in your chart, the Node will also hit that point prior or after, so that is why it is important to look at this as an important transit that awakens something in your chart.
• If the eclipse does not hit a planet, point, or angle, look at the house that it falls in.
If you look at the current eclipse it is in tropical Sagittarius and sidereal Scorpio so look where that is in your chart and if you have an unequal house system be sure to look at the degrees since you may have these signs straddling two different houses. See below for how you can find it simply. If it conjoins a point, planet, or angle in your chart with an orb of about one degree it means that if you have something between tropical 11-13 Sagittarius, or sidereal 17-19 Scorpio then the eclipse will activate, bring to light and call attention to whatever that point or planet represents.
Even though the South Node (Ketu) came to the eclipse degree on April 7, and this eclipse is the culmination of things that happened around that time, it will still have ramifications throughout the month of December because Mars, which reaches the degree of the November 19 lunar eclipse on December 9, will be crossing the degree of the solar eclipse on December 30. In the midst of that we know that the Mars-Ketu (S. Node) conjunction takes place on on December 15, Venus retrograde from December 19-January 29, and the third and last Saturn-Uranus square of this year on December 24. In addition, if you look at the chart of the eclipse above Mercury is combust the solar eclipse, which means that there will be many revelations that have to do with the media, education, communications, and trading. We have seen the market take a dive this last week, so I think we are due for something very powerful that will affect all of us in those areas especially when Mars crosses the eclipse degree on December 30, and the eclipse Mercury on January 3 so for that week, watch for revelations that may change certain media companies, and the way we communicate with each other. We could see anything related to Mercury get diminshed and obstructed and according to the ancient Sanskrit text Brhat Samhita ("the great collection") that has to do with the learned, princes, and kings. That is why this can be a month when leadership will be toppled but especially social media and their CEO's will also be affected. We just saw the CEO of Twitter resign so expect more dramatic changes in the world of politics, media, and finance. We also just saw the death of Stephen Sondheim who was musical theater royalty. It always seems more drama and trauma occurs around eclipses and within a day or two when Mars hits the eclipse degree and Mercury this month.
Look at your own chart especially if the eclipse hit a planet, point, or angle, and then watch for the days that Mars comes to that degree since it may bring things out in the open related to that area of the chart, also the house it is in if not conjoining anything in particular. Stay calm, meditate, think before you speak, and don't react to others who may say things to you that you do not want to hear. There could be a lot of positive activity as well around those dates since it could cause a rise to power, or leadership, or responsible position, but more often it has to do with something that is aggressive, intense, physical, and potentially violent, or causing you to lose your temper. It is always a test of how well you can control your ability to stay calm, compassionate, and not to overreact or get drawn into an argument or an aggressive situation. This could be a time when you rise above the fray and learn how to transcend the Martian impulses. It is also a time to be confident, competitive, and participate in a physical activity or sport either on a recreational or competitive level.
As opposed to the lunar eclipse of November 19, where the North Node (Rahu) comes to the eclipse degree on February 15, with this solar eclipse, the South Node (Ketu) came to the eclipse degree in April 7. Go back to anytime between April 5-9 and look at what happened. One of the events of that time was the death of Prince Philip on April 9, and if there was no pandemic, there would have been a massive funeral. It makes me think that perhaps this is a month when the British royal family will be in focus (of course when have they not been lately.) By the end of December it could mean that many of Queen Elizabeth's duties are passed down to others, and there is a possibility of stepping down. That simply has to do with linking the South Node on April 7 to the solar eclipse of December 4 to the Mars transits of those degrees and Mercury. Since the December 4 eclipse will still be active for most of this month events in your own lives that occurred in April may be reactivated or resolved this month.
In terms of Mars, which I just think is the planet to watch even though many people may be watching Jupiter's changing of signs, and Saturn-Uranus (which are indeed important), in addition to what I just wrote, we also know that Mars will conjoin the South Node (Ketu) this month as well. That is what makes this eclipse as the November 19 lunar eclipse very powerful in that they propel events that deal with Mars energy. Mars-Ketu (South Node) is a very powerful conjunction, since in Indian astrology Ketu acts like Mars, so this is like a double Mars transit. Unfortunately this was also the same conjunction that occurred and hit a total solar eclipse degree on 9/11, and this also repeats the fact that Mars and Ketu both hit the December 26, 2019 total solar eclipse degree in February and March 2020, with Mars also conjoining Ketu then. This was as we know the start of the pandemic as it became known to the world resulting in world wide lockdowns. While this planetary combination also occurs this month, the difference is that it is not accompanied by the Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto conjunction that took place around that time in 2020 as well. For this reason i think this month might be very stormy, even violent, but I think it will not have the long term effect as the initial pandemic. However it is fascinating that in between these two eclipses, and close to the Neptune direct station on December 1, a new strain of virus was identified though as of this writing they do not know if it is as virulent as the delta, even if it is more transmissable. Time will tell. The markets also took a dive last week, and this may also be the correction that could be required for the rise of the last year. So even though there may be hints of a repetition of the first quarter of 2020, I don't necessarily think it will go that far. (We will look at all this to start off the 2022 Sensitive Degrees Webinar. Scroll down for that).
Mars and Ketu (South Node) do represent disruptions and violence, and we do have to watch that in the world in addition to the fact that there could be meteorological disruptions (earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons and even tsunamis etc.), terrorism, assassinatins, and even the passing of leaders and ex-leaders. This last week, there was a tragic school shooting in Michigan on November 30, the day before the exact Neptune direct station (even though stations are potent for at least a week before and after since they basically stand still) and it was in between two eclipses. So most important is that eclipses will not necessarily bring action on the day they occur, but will be activated when planets reach the degree of the eclipse.
Always remember that eclipses wake up secrets and ideas that may be dormant, so you may get an influx of energy, but you have to be patient, since this is the time, to rearrange and transform your ideas and other things in your life. Take this time to figure things out since eclipses bring things to the surface. And they are not always bad. They can bring you promotions, contacts, and offers and this one will take time to develop. Take deep breaths and try not to give in to your anxiety and pessimism. Let peace and optimism take over and surround yourself with everyone you love. Although I seem to indicate more doom and gloom than positivitiy, I am really trying to say that you have to be even more positive, meditative, and compassionate than usual around these times. And since Jupiter is changing signs, there really is positivity on the horizon as the new year enters the picture.
The following will show you generally how you may be affected by the eclipse, if it hits something in your chart, and if you see which house is comprised of tropical Sagittarius or sidereal Scorpio then you will have a better idea of what area needs your attention over the next three months. If you succeed in that area, things will be transformed and that is the message of the eclipse. If not, you will continue where you are, and for many of you that might not be so bad!!!
If you use Indian astrology. If an eclipse degree conjoins or is opposite from a planet, point or angle in your chart, this is what may be awakened, activated, and transformed. If you have any of the following at 17-19 Scorpio, these areas may be affected.
Sun. power, vigor; Moon. maternal, mind; Mars. strength, courage; Mercury. speech, learning; Jupiter. knowledge, wealth; Venus. love, happiness; Saturn. sorrow, fear; Rahu. intensity, compulsion; Ketu. extremes, spirituality; Lagna. destiny, vitality.
If you do not know which house sidereal Scorpio occupies, look at your ascendant, or Moon, or even your Sun, and just count from there. General descriptions for bhavas (houses) are as follows:
1. appearance, destiny, temperament, personality, constitution; 2. Money, family life, food, speech, early childhood; 3. Siblings, Fine arts, courage, desires; 4. Mother, happiness, real estate, vehicles; 5. Children, romance, investments, speculation; 6. Open enemies, work, competition, obstacles, illness; 7. Marriage, partners, contracts, passion; 8. Life and death cycle, research, accidents, other's money, inheritance; 9. Father, teacher (guru), religion, higher learning, opportunity; 10. Career, status, public recognition, reputation; 11. Profits, rewards, gains from work, awards, older siblings; 12. spiritual practice, secret enemies, foreign travel, debt, confinement.
If you use tropical Western astrology. If an eclipse degree conjoins a planet, point or angle in your chart, this is what may be awakened, activated, and transformed. If you have any of the following at 11-13 Sagittarius, these areas may be affected.
Sun. vitality, individuality, ego; Moon. emotions, habits, conditioning; Mercury. communication, intelligence; Venus. love, beauty, creativity; Mars. physical energy, aggression, courage; Jupiter. expansion, abundance; Saturn. limitation, disciplined, fear; Uranus. originality, independent, rebellious; Neptune. spiritual, immaterial, imagination; Pluto. intensity, power; North Node. power, place where you must strive; South Node. place where it is easy, habits; Ascendant. personality, destiny; IC. home, family, mother; Descendant. partnerships, contracts; Midheaven. career, father
If you do not know which house tropical Sagittarius occupies, look at your ascendant, or Moon, or even your Sun, and just count from there. General descriptions for bhavas (houses) are as follows:
1. personality, body, appearance; 2. finances, possessions, values. 3. communication, siblings, short journeys, learning; 4. family, mother, home; 5. children, recreation, entertainment; 6. health, service, pets; 7. marriage, contracts, partnership; 8. business transactions, sexuality, life and death matters; 9. higher education, travel abroad, publishing, law; 10. profession, status, father; 11. gains, friendships, hopes, dreams; 12. compassion, spirituality, limitations, solitude
2022 Sensitive Degrees Webinar: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses, Aspects & much more
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Date: Sunday. December 12, 2021. Time: 12:00 -5 :00 pm EST (half hour for lunch 2:00-2:30)
EARLY BIRD RATES: $70 through midnight December 7. After that it goes up to $80. Registration closes midnight Saturday December 11. If you register after that date, you may or may not be able to attend live, but you will get the recordings. Includes follow-up webinar in July 2022 reviewing the events thus far and reevaluating the following six months.
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As I do every year I will once again conduct a webinar on 2022 Sensitive Degrees (my 10th one). If you cannot attend on that date, you will like everyone else, receive 50 plus page handout with many charts and tables for the year ahead, an audio recording, and an audio-visual recording. This year should be a recovery year, but there will be many other astrological signatures that will bring new challenges in addition to sewing up the old ones. For those new to my webinars, you will also receive a separate handout about retrograde and eclipse theory. As usual I explain in both tropical western and Indian astrology.
Some (but not all) planetary signatures we will cover are as follows
- Brief recap of 2021 as it leads into 2022.
- Tropical and Sidereal Sign Ingresses.
- New Jupiter, Saturn and Nodal cycles. (Tropical Jupiter: in Pisces and Aries. Sidereal: in Aquarius and Pisces. Tropical Saturn stays in Aquarius. Sidereal in Capricorn and Aquarius.) The Nodes change signs in both systems. (Tropical Nodes move into Taurus-Scorpio; Sidereal Nodes move into Aries-Libra.
- Lunations (New and Full Moons)
- Review eclipses of November 19 and December 4. Four eclipses: April 30 (solar); May 16 (lunar); October 25 (solar); November 8 (lunar).
- · Planetary Stations and Annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Venus retrograde
from December 19, 2021-January 29, 2022. Mars retrograde from October 30, 2022-January 12, 2023. Tropical Mars stays in
Gemini for 7 months from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023. Sidereal Mars stays in Taurus and Gemini for 9 months from August
10, 2022 to May 10, 2023.
Mars-Ketu (South Node) conjunction December 15 2021; third Saturn-Uranus square December 24, 2021 and continuing within orb throughout 2022; Jupiter-Neptune conjunction April 12, 2022; Uranus-Rahu (North Node) conjunction July 31;
- Overview month to month of each rising sign. And much more.
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Sat-Sun. November 6-7; Sat-Sun. November 13-14; Sat-Sun. December 4-5, 2021. Jyotish Kumbh Mela 2021. Three weekends online. I was asked to speak this year but I had to respectfully decline. But I will still be there listening to many great lectures an presenters. Info and reg. www.jyotish.com. You can get recordings of this great conference. Hopefully we will be able to resume in-person next spring.
Monday November 29, 2021. 7:00-8:30 PM. EST. Lecture: The Magnificent Venus Cycle. Sponsored by Milwaukee NCGR. Venus, which alternates as a morning and evening star, has fascinated astronomers, astrologers and storytellers for millennia. We will examine its astronomy, mythology, and astrological cycles. More specifically, we will see what happens on a natal and mundane level when Venus forms inferior and superior conjunctions with the Sun, and when it goes retrograde and direct. Attention will be given to the next Venus retrograde cycle between December 19, 2021-January 29, 2022. This lecture is for all levels and zodiacs. $20 for NCGR-WI Members, $25 non-members. Please send payment through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the program: email Maria De Spears: email@example.com. Questions about payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The zoom link & password will be sent a week before the meeting to those who have already paid. The presentation will be recorded and a link emailed to paid participants after the meeting. Email me if you would like to order the recording.
Sunday December 12, 2021. 12-5 PM EST (1/2 hour for lunch). 2022 Sensitive Degrees Webinar (according to sidereal Indian and tropical Western). Set aside the date if you want to attend the webinar live, but you will always get the recordings and presentation right after. 2022 will be a very important year. In addition to the usual lunations, eclipses, retrogrades, ingresses and aspects, the Nodes will change signs in both systems and Venus and Mars will be retrograde. Listed above.
Sunday January 30, 2022. 3-4:30 PM EST. Lecture on Saros and Metonic Eclipse Cycles. ISAR Star Club. History and explanations of these cycles, with a focus on the eclipses of 2022 and how they repeat from the years 2004 (Saros) and 2003 (Metonic). Info and reg. www.isarastrology.org
Saturday February 5-Tuesday February 8, 2022. Fresh Talents of Jyotish Conference. Sponsored by Komilla Sutton. My lecture on Sunday February 6. 1:30 PM EST. A Double Dose of Saturn: Exploring Rahu Saturn combinations. Wonderful virtual conference with great lectures from beginning teachers to Jyotisa masters. Theme of the weekend is Saturn. Information and Registration: https://komilla.com/vedic-conferences.html
New Jyotisa classes at all levels starting in 2022. Please let me know if you are interested.
Celestial Events. December 2021
December 4, 2021. New Moon Solar Eclipse. 7:42. Tropical. 12° Sagittarius 22’. Sidereal. 18° Scorpio 18'. jyeṣṭhā
December 19, 2021. Full Moon. 4:35. Tropical. 27° Gemini 28'. Sidereal. 03° Gemini 25’. mṛgaśira
December 1, 2021. Neptune stations direct. Tropical. 20° Pisces 24'. Sidereal. 26° Aquarius 20’. pūrvabhadrapadā
December 19, 2021. Venus stations retrograde. Tropical. 26° Capricorn 29'. Sidereal. 2° Capricorn 25'. uttaraṣādhā
December 13, 2021. Mars enters Sagittarius.
December 13, 2021. Mercury enters Capricorn.
December 21, 2021. Sun enters Capricorn.
December 29, 2021. Jupiter enters Pisces.
December 4, 2021. Mars enters Scorpio.
December 8, 2021. Venus enters Capricorn.
December 9, 2021. Mercury enters Sagittarius.
December 15, 2021. Sun enters Sagittarius.
December 29, 2021. Mercury enters Capricorn.
December 30, 2021. Venus retrograde re-enters Sagittarius.
The times above are all noted in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) & the Krishnamurti Ayanāṃśa is used for sidereal calculations.
Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy
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