The solar eclipse of January 4th 2011

After entering the ecliptic season with the lunar eclipse of December 21st, the next event will be the solar eclipse of January 4th 2011 at 9:03 GMT on the 14th degree of Capricorn. As, during a lunar eclipse, we get cut off from our emotional feed, a solar eclipse gives us the feeling of being cut off from ourselves and being reactive more emotionally. During my study astrology I came upon a remarkable fact that happened once in my life.

As a boy I was raised rather protected due to the fact that in my early life I escaped from death by accident a number of times. As our family lived on a boat by that time it was not obliged to attend school before the age of 6. So could it happen that on the day of my 6th birthday my mother brought me to school and left me there to attend lessons. My mother went home again took the bus to our home and was very surprised to see me arriving home a couple of hours later. She immediately brought me back and warned me never to leave school again without permission. I still remember the incident, I did not like the surroundings of the school and decided to return home. Years later I discovered there had been a solar eclipse on that day. So it could happen I felt cut off (Sun was eclipsed) and decided to follow my emotional feelings and return to the mother (Moon).

Bernadette Brady has studied the phenomena of eclipses and published her ideas in her book “Predictive Astrology: the eagle and the lark”. She makes differences between the potential effect of eclipses and categorizes them into Saros series. The eclipse of January 4th is categorized in Saros series 13 North. It bears energy for transformation of groups and activities for communities. It gives ambition for new initiatives needed to better prepare for the future. Where changes are opposed to, it can be necessary first to remove these obstacles. According to the astrological mandala of Dane Rudhyar the 14th degree of Capricorn is represented by “An ancient bas-relief, carved in granite, remains a witness to a long forgotten culture”. The important issue here is to distinguish between real traditional values and simple beliefs added by individuals to settle their own power. It may be obvious the energy of this eclipse can benefit activities in line with the messages from the Saros series and the 14th degree of Capricorn.

 Those people whose personal horoscope make aspects to the eclipse will especially be the ones to deal with the challenges of the eclipse. In general this are all people born on January 3rd or 4th, April 3rd or 4th, July 5th or 6th, October 6th or 7th. But also other persons could be effected especially those having MC or AC on 14th degree of a cardinal sign (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra).