Astro-Notes on the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2014
by Jude Cowell
In order of occurrence, the following list of Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2014 contains brief details for each and includes the Sun-Moon blend Images for Integration which provide word pictures to describe the coordinated blending of Sun (conscious) and Moon (unconscious) energies for each period of time influenced by each eclipse. Naturally, Lunar periods overlap Solar periods which form the background of our astrological motifs for 2014:
1. April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse @25Lib15 (tax day!); Sun Ari-Moon Lib is a Fire-Air combo, a 'live wire' full of ideas enthusiastically expressed: "A conductor leads an orchestra with passionate conviction and a vibrant, pulsating organism of musical perfection is created to the ecstatic uplifting of the audience."
This Fire-Air blend is shared natally by Julian Lennon, Pearl Bailey, Wilbur Wright, and William Hazlitt who asserted that, "The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."
2. Apr 29 Annular Solar Eclipse @8Tau51:46 in the 16 South Saros Series: 16S contains themes of wasted energy and misdirected motivation especially when dealing with groups; there may be sudden inspiration that is potentially unfulfilling so taking no real action is the better course.
Sun Tau-Moon Tau is a double Earth blend of practicality and material concerns; "A successful baker is surrounded by delighted children eating fresh bread rolls...A loving teacher resolves an angry dispute."
This earthy blend is shared natally by Irving Berlin, Carol Burnett, Florence Nightingale, Tyrone Power, and Karl Marx who sloganized the world with, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
3. Oct 8 Total Lunar Eclipse @15Ari05 which 'flips' the first Lunar Eclipse Sun-Moon blend to: Sun Lib-Moon Ari, another 'live wire' combo of energies, as above; its Libra Sun conjoins US natal Saturn (14Lib48), planet of government, law, and business so we may expect the eclipse to reveal secrets from the depths of those realms (as all eclipses are prone to do); "A little girl and a little boy barter whilst playing on a see-saw. She wants his toy gun; he wants her cream cake. They decide to share." Additionally, quirky disruptive Uranus is conjoined by the Moon at 5:52 am EDT, one hour prior to the perfecting of the Lunar Eclipse at 6:51 am EDT which makes the effects of the eclipse unpredictable to ascertain ahead of time though excitement is a major potential along with technological influences and vibes of change and/or sudden events.
This blend is shared natally by Enrico Fermi, Luciano Pavarotti, Giuseppe Verdi, and e.e. cummings, whose famous opinion of politicians finds constant favor on this blog thanks to US politicians in breach of the public trust, "A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man."
4. Oct 23 Partial Solar Eclipse @00Sco24 in the 17 New North Saros Series denotes themes of hectic, excited socializing and impulsive energy; issues emerge and motivate especially in regard to financial enterprises.
Sun Sco-Moon Sco is a double Water combo that overflows with feelings, imagination, and intensity; "A pile of manure slowly permeates the deeper soil as the November rains soak the still, dark garden...A millionaire businessman establishes a foundation for medical research."
This double Water blend is shared natally by Howard Baker, Georgia O'Keefe, and Bram Stoker whose character Dracula waxed a bit poetic with, "Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter."
Well, there are the four eclipses of 2014. There's much more to cover so expect additional details to be posted here and at Jude's Threshold as 2014 rolls along but do note that, until the Solar Eclipse of April 29, 2014 occurs, we remain under the sway of the current Scorpio eclipse which manifested on November 3, 2013 @11Sco15 (horoscope shown set for DC).
If you haven't, why not check out the rectified natal horoscope of Dracula if you wish? Expert astrologer Noel Tyl did the chart rectification work (horoscope shown with my scribbled notes upon it) and you may find it curiously interesting.
Politically speaking, now that the Secondary Progressed conjunction of America's Moon and Saturn has perfected and is separating (exact on Nov 28, 2013), the ACA website seems to be running better (though I hear insurance companies continue to complain about receiving garbled info), will President Obama's low approval ratings begin to climb as mentioned in my post on the Moon-Saturn conjunction? We'll see!
Blog Note: Sun-Moon blend info mainly from Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzi Harvey; eclipse themes from Bernadette Brady's Predictive Astrology.