Solar & Lunar Eclipses
 
 
 
 
 
  
SOLAR ECLIPSES 
 
 An eclipse represents a tremendous emphasis of power, but if it falls well aspected, may be the significator of great good. Astrologers generally do not describe the benevolent effects of eclipses, but the following rules can be used as a guide. The popular belief that eclipses are always destructive in their effects should not be taken too seriously. 

If the eclipse forms a favourable aspect when the Sun is at its greatest degree of obscurity, its effect will be powerful but fortunate and the transiting planets will cause a re-emphasis of this fortune each time they form a trine or sextile with the place of the eclipse during the following year. 

If at the time of its greatest obscurity the Sun is unfortunately aspected, the misfortune will be re-empahsized when the transiting luminaries form a square or opposition with the place of the eclipse during the following year. The nature of the fortune or misfortune may be determined by the house in which the eclipse falls and the houses from which the luminaries aspect the eclipse during the following year. 

It is generally admitted from experience that eclipses of the Sun do not take effect immediately. Often several months pass before the incidents transpire which the eclipse would naturally have precipitated. ... 

In fixed signs eclipses are very lasting in their effects; in cardinal signs, of short duration; in  mutable signs, long but intermittent in their effects. Some writers declare that the effects of a solar eclipse last as long in years as the eclipse is hours in duration. In fire signs, eclipses threaten destruction, war and death; in earthy signs, earthquakes, droughts, famines and disasters; in air signs, famines, plagues and storms; in watery signs, sorrows to the common people. 
 
 

LUNAR ECLIPSES 
 
Whereas solar eclipses are particularly concerned with the affairs of men, of governments, and public utilities, lunar eclipses are significators of the condition of women generally, of the home, the common people, and children. Lunar eclipses, like those of the Sun, are favourable or unfavourable, according to the aspects under which the eclipse takes place. 

When erecting a horoscope for a solar eclipse, the time of the conjunction of the luminaries should be calculated and the chart set up for the time of central eclipse; but when erecting a horoscope for a lunar eclipse, the figure should be cast for the exact conjunction of the luminaries. 

Lunar eclipses are almost immediate in their effects and are correspondingly shorter in duration. Whereas the effects of a solar eclipse is presumed to continue for as many years as the eclipse lasts in hours, the effects of a lunar eclipse endures for as many months as the eclipse lasts in hours. It is generally advisable, however, to regard a lunar eclipse as lasting for at least a year. 


Solar & Lunar Eclipses January 1999 to January 2000
 
The solar and lunar eclipses for the 13 months January 1999 to January 2000 
all occur in Leo and Aquarius. It appears that this heralds an 
uneasy time for our leaders and well known people. 
 
JANUARY 1999 
31st  Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo 20 
 Adverse effects: Infirmity to a ruler, death of a famous man, travel for a ruler, sedition and insurrection 

FEBRUARY 1999 
16TH Solar Eclipse at 27 Aqu 08 
 Adverse effects: Public grief, earthquakes, thefts, robberies of public funds 

JULY 1999 
28th Lunar Eclipse at 4 Aqu 58 
 Adverse effects: Sickness to the ruler, infertility of the ground, definite changes 

AUGUST 1999 
11th Solar Eclipse at 18 Leo 21 
 Adverse effects: Death and affliction to rulers and great men, the profaning of holy places; war 

JANUARY 2000 
21st Lunar Eclipse at 0 Leo 26 
 Adverse effects: Infirmity to a ruler, death of a famous man, travel for a ruler, sedition and insurrection 

FEBRUARY 2000 
5th Solar Eclipse at 16 Aqu 02 
 Adverse effects: Public grief, earthquakes, thefts, robberies of public funds 
 


Source of reference:  ASTROLOGICAL KEYWORDS by Manly P Hall 
This is a useful book - even though it was written "before Pluto", and
it is old fashioned in both its layout and terminology, but this adds to its charm.
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