In my previous posts, I took an esoteric, than mundane look at Monday's Solar Eclipse. In this post I focus on the astrology.
The coming Eclipse occurs at 29 degrees (28 degrees and 53 minutes) Leo. This means that anyone who has a personal planet (the Sun, Moon, Venus or Mars) at or near this degree is likely to be affected.
If that planet is the Sun and it is at 29 degrees Leo (as in my chart) the effect should be significant. Because Leo is ruled by the Sun we can expect this Eclipse to be particularly meaningful to Leos of every description.
Eclipses tend to amp up the energy of the New Moon (also in - you guessed it - Leo) and New Moons are always about new beginnings. So intention setting is a key feature of this event for anyone in any zodiacal sign. Because of the strong and sometimes disorienting Eclipse energy, however, making important decisions on or around the Eclipse is not recommended.
But the Leo New Moon DOES encourage us to think big and own our power. This is because, in Leo, we find a courageous, outgoing energy that rarely shrinks from the spotlight. That energy can be highly beneficial because, in its highest expression, Leo is a sign of profound and sometimes wide ranging service.
Also of interest - this Eclipse is also conjunct (or near) the fixed star Regulus. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation of Leo and one of the brightest stars in the entire night sky. Regulus was at 29 degrees Leo (along with the Sun) when I was born in 1957. In 2011 Regulus moved into Virgo - after 2160 years in Leo.
Now at 0 zero degrees Virgo, Regulus is conjunct with the Sun in Leo (during this Eclipse). Because Regulus (the King-Maker) is often, though certainly not always, highly auspicious I can't help wondering what such an alignment might mean.
Global astrological projections, however, are (far) outside the scope of this post because this post is about the personal affect of Monday's Eclipse.
In order to better understand the effect of the coming Eclipse on a personal level, you can compare the position of the planets to those in your own Natal Chart using the image below.
To REALLY understand the effect of this Eclipse you can go one step further and determine the Eclipse's transit relative to your Natal Chart.
Determining the transit will tell you what house (or area of your life) will be most affected by this Solar Eclipse as well as several other things best explained by a professional astrologer - which I am not (but do hope to be by this time next year).
If you want to see your Natal Chart with transits I recommend using Lunar Living's wonderful tutorial and the free Astrodienst website - as I did. (For those who want to figure it out on their own just go to Astro.com > Free Horoscope > Extended Chart > Circular Chart Drop Down: Natal Chart and Transits > Options: Eclipse Date or Any Other Date You Want to Use.)
If you want to see my transit chart you can find it at the bottom of this page. You will notice that the Eclipse and my Solar Return (on Tuesday) both fall in the 9th House of faraway travel, higher education, religion, philosophy, mysticism, divination, and publishing.
And I wouldn't have it any other way!