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
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.
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