Solar Eclipse

Using the Energy of the Solar Eclipse

Eclipses always portend endings or beginnings, a birth of some sort or a death. It could be an actual death, but more likely it is a death of a way of life, or an institution or a closely held belief. Because this eclipse is in the sign of Capricorn we can expect that the ending or beginning will be around Capricornian themes.

CapricornCapricorn Themes

Capricorn is an earth sign so staying grounded in physical reality will be important. Organizing your every day life is another important energy of Capricorn so this is a good time to make sure your days are organized around what is most important to you.  Following the cycles of nature is a good way to structure your time and energy. Other Capricorn themes are finances, property, land, success in business. So, we can look for some kind of change in these areas.

Expect Change

Solar eclipses particularly tend to bring about sudden changes that may wreak havoc on our day to day life. They strike like lightening and seem to come out of nowhere, but they demand that we pay attention and focus on what it is we are being confronted with. While they do not trigger our emotional bodies as much as a lunar eclipse, they will mostly impact things on a physical level.

Since the energy of an eclipse can last up to six months and also become active up to a month before the actual eclipse we can look back to December 5th as the starting point for this eclipse.

Business and Conservatism

The ruler of Capricorn is Saturn and at this eclipse it is conjunct with the sign of Capricorn, so it is sitting right next to the constellation in the sky. This amplifies both the themes of Capricorn and Saturn, in particular. So there is emphasis on themes of big business and conservatism. Maybe we can look for unexpected changes and new beginnings in these areas.

Because solar eclipses always occur at a new moon it is an especially good time to set some intentions for your future.

  • What kind of plans can you make that will focus on the themes of your finances, your property, your business?
  • Capricorn is also about achievement and recognition. What would you like to achieve in the next six months?
  • How important is recognition to you? Do you have enough? Can you give yourself the recognition you deserve?

Neptune is another planet in play during this eclipse. Neptune can help you understand your spiritual goals more deeply. Consider now how you would like your spiritual life to evolve in these next 6 months. What do you need to do to make that happen?

At the beginning of this new year and with the energy of this eclipse happening, it is a perfect time for a new start. What new start are you willing to make?