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Eclipses in Astrology

Eclipses are conjunctions or oppositions between the Sun and Moon. They occur every six months when Full and New Moons happen close to a Lunar Node.

Whether Earth is in the middle or to the side of this alignment, which Lunar Node is closest to the Moon, and how close determine the type of eclipse.

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Astronomy of Eclipses and Lunations

Eclipses in Astrology

Eclipses are like the regular monthly lunations, but with more far-reaching (6 months to a year) and life defining effects. The signs and houses in your chart that they fall in, coupled with any aspects to other planets or placements, also colour your experience of these astrological events. If closely aligned with personal degrees, eclipses may point to transformative times ahead, either personally or at global level, whether from internal or external circumstances.

With the synergy between conscious awareness (the Sun) and unconscious impulses (the Moon), for some of us eclipses can bring emotional challenges, and in some cases even life-changing external events. Not to be taken lightly if they apply to our astrological placements, eclipses tend to re-awaken the potential inherent in us at birth, sounding a call for us to fulfil our personal destiny, to overcome our fears, taboos, passed-down values, and other restrictions over which we may have stumbled in the past.

With the Moon in the mix, our sense of comfort, security, and belonging may be challenged. Whether a new beginning or a culmination depends on how close the Moon is to the Sun. Her proximity to the South or North Node also adds colour to the nature of the experience.

Influence in Your Horoscope

Similarly, in aspect to the Midheaven (MC), career matters are likely to come to a head, with sudden changes of direction possible, or clashes with people in authority. Near the Ascendant it will manifest as the battle of the ego versus relationships, of autonomy versus dependency, and an increased focus on physical appearance and the effect we make on others.


Eclipses also embody the energy of the planets or points they aspect in our personal charts. For example, an eclipse on natal, progressed or directed Venus may be about relationships, finances, social reach, or the balance of give and take. With Mars it is likely about channelling our energy, or challenges to our assertiveness or sexuality. Additionally, once a planet or point in a personal chart is activated by an eclipse, it will be supercharged and will resonate with each subsequent planetary transit over it, until the next series of eclipses kicks in.


Eclipse energy can influence us for between six months to two years, or longer depending on the duration of the actual eclipse. Eclipses also come in families that span millennia, and weave evolving story arcs when Moon phases hit near the same degree of a sign every nine months.


Learn From The Past

Finally, with eclipses taking place in the same sign at cyclical intervals, we can look back into the past, 18.6 or 9 years back, to get a sense of the likely themes of what is to come.

ARIES North Node 

LIBRA South Node

  • Jan 27, 1949 – Jul 26, 1950
  • Aug 20, 1967 – Apr 19, 1969
  • Apr 7, 1986 – Dec 2, 1987
  • Dec 27, 2004 – Jun 22, 2006
  • Jul 18, 2023 – Jan 11, 2025

LIBRA North Node

ARIES South Node

  • Jun 17, 1958 – Dec 15, 1959
  • Jan 8, 1977 – Jul 5, 1978
  • Aug 1, 1995 – Jan 25, 1997
  • Feb 19, 2014 – Nov 11, 2015
  • Oct 15, 2032 – May 22, 2032

TAURUS North Node SCORPIO South Node

  • Aug 3, 1947 – Jan 26, 1949
  • Feb 20, 1966 – Aug 19, 1967
  • Sep 12, 1984 – Apr 6, 1986
  • Apr 15, 2003 – Dec 26, 2004
  • Jan 19, 2022 – July 17, 2023

SCORPIO North Node

TAURUS South Node

  • Oct 5, 1956 – Jun 16, 1958
  • Jul 10, 1975 – Jan 7, 1977
  • Feb 2, 1994 – Jul 31, 1995
  • Aug 30, 2012 – Feb 18, 2014
  • Mar 21, 2031 – Oct 14, 2032

GEMINI North Node

SAGITTARIUS South Node

  • Dec 14, 1945 – Aug 2, 1947
  • Aug 26, 1964 – Feb 19, 1966
  • Mar 17, 1983 – Sep 11, 1984
  • Oct 14, 2001 – Apr 14, 2003
  • May 6, 2020 – Jan 18, 2022

SAGITTARIUS North Node

GEMINI South Node

  • Apr 3, 1955 – Oct 4, 1956
  • Oct 28, 1973 – Jul 9, 1975
  • Aug 2, 1992 – Feb 1, 1994
  • Mar 4, 2011 – Aug 29, 2012
  • Sep 24, 2029 – Mar 20, 2031

CANCER North Node

CAPRICORN South Node

  • May 12, 1944 – Dec 3, 1945
  • Dec 24, 1962 – Aug 25, 1964
  • Sep 25, 1981 – Mar 16, 1983
  • Apr 10, 2000 – Oct 13, 2001
  • Nov 7, 2018 – May 5, 2020

CAPRICORN North Node

CANCER South Node

  • Oct 10, 1953 – Apr 2, 1955
  • Apr 28, 1972 – Oct 27, 1973
  • Nov 19, 1990 – Aug 1, 1992
  • Aug 22, 2009 – Mar 3, 2011
  • Mar 27, 2028 – Sep 23, 2029

LEO North Node

AQUARIUS South Node

  • Nov 22, 1942 – May 11, 1944
  • Jun 11, 1961 – Dec 23, 1962
  • Jan 6, 1980 – Sep 24, 1981
  • Octr 21, 1998– Apr 10, 2000
  • May 10, 2017 – Nov 6, 2018

AQUARIUS North Node

LEO South Node

  • Mar 29, 1952 – Oct 9, 1953
  • Nov 3, 1970 – Apr 27, 1972
  • May 23, 1989 – Nov 18, 1990
  • Dec 19, 2007 – Aug 21, 2009
  • Jul 27, 2026 – Mar 26, 2028

VIRGO North Node

PISCES South Node

  • May 25, 1941 – Nov 21, 1942
  • Dec 16, 1959 – Jun 10, 1961
  • Jul 6, 1978 – Jan 5, 1980
  • Jan 26, 1997 – Oct 20, 1998
  • Nov 12, 2015 – May 9, 2017

PISCES North Node

VIRGO South Node

  • Jul 27, 1950 – Mar 28, 1952
  • Apr 20, 1969 – Nov 2, 1970
  • Dec 3, 1987 – May 22, 1989
  • Jun 23, 2006 – Dec 18, 2007
  • Jan 12, 2025 – Jul 26, 2026