Mar 28, 2013

2013's Five Eclipses: dates, degrees, astro-notes

List: Dates & Degrees of the Five Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2013 (EDT)

by Jude Cowell

Eclipses, sometimes called 'wild cards of the Universe', often reveal the hidden and trigger what needs triggering in similar fashion as does planet Uranus. If nothing else, they provide a celestial spotlight upon the zodiacal area of a horoscope in which they fall. The following is a list of the eclipses of 2013; additional astro-notes are included:

1. April 25 Partial Lunar Eclipse @5Sco45 (Mars-Pluto);

2. May 9/10 Annular Solar Eclipse @19Tau31 (Venus);

3. May 25 Appulse Lunar Eclipse @4Sag08 (Jupiter);

4. October 18 Appulse Lunar Eclipse @25Ari45 (Mars);

5. November 3 Hybrid Solar Eclipse @11Sco15 (Mars-Pluto.)

As you see, 2013 begins with eclipses across the Taurus-Scorpio axis, creeps into Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius in May, triggers Mars-ruled Aries in October, and ends with a Solar Eclipse again in Scorpio, sign of Big Business, the Occult, Spies, Secrets (and Leaks), Mystery, Betrayal, and possibly, Death.

Paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology, the Saros Series and themes of the two Solar Eclipses are as follows:

May 9 @19Tau31 is in the 15 South Series with background themes of a sudden clearing of a tense situation which brings loss that's group-related or collective rather than personal (or, only personal.)

November 3 @11Sco15 (where transiting Saturn hangs out of late) is in the 16 North Series with themes of ideas being illuminated, a sense of inspiration, release of unconscious material (or someone's hidden secrets or a murky agenda is exposed), and wise insights arrive which may be acted upon beneficially. The initial eclipse in the 16N Series (February 15, 1599 OS @6Pis02) contains a Uranus-Neptune trine which inspires unconscious material to float up to the conscious mind. In 1599, their trine was between the signs of Aries and Leo.

Both the Taurus eclipse in May and the Scorpio eclipse in November have manifested in the modern era in the years: 1905 (Einstein's miracle year--Uranus-Neptune really inspired him!), 1923, 1941, 1959, 1977 (year of Chiron's discovery @3Tau08 Rx), and 1995; next manifestations of 15S and 16N will be May 21, 2031 @00Gemini (as did the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @00Gem20--conjunct Alcyone in the Pleiades constellation), and November 14, 2031 @22Scorpio.

Click for NASA info on the visibility path of the May 9 (or 10, depending on your location) Annular Solar Eclipse and the November 3, 2013 Hybrid Solar Eclipse. Links to years of other eclipses are included.

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