Thus has begun one of the most major transits to look out for during The conjunction of these three planets is a rare occurrence on its own. Now, granted, Jupiter has only recently transited into Sagittarius, then turned retrograde on April 10th, and will retreat back into Scorpio in a few days, on April 22nd.
Saturn is slowing towards a stop, however, before beginning his retrograde journey on April 29th. A few days before this happens, Saturn and Ketu will come within one degree of each other, on April 25th. This is going to cause a lot of tension, particularly in the area of your life indicated by Sagittarius in your natal chart. Saturn compels us to slow down, persevere, commit to our goals, and do the hard grinding work that is necessary to reach them.
Ketu can also make us slow down, but he often inspires us to retreat from the mundane aspects of life, often renouncing whatever area of life he touches, by natal position or by transit. He brings confusion, and often forces us to let go of things previously held dear.
The Full Moon on January 10, , at 20 degrees Cancer, is a lunar eclipse. The focus of the lunar eclipse January astrology is. Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse January 10, , at at 20° Cancer 00′ and points at approximately 18 to 28 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini.
As these two transit across the sky together, there will be an internal dance between committing to the struggle and wanting to let go completely. To no surprise, sadhana is going to be one of your most helpful tools for elevating the potential of how both of these planets are affecting your life. This weekend brings a potent festival for upping your devotional practice and attitude, with Hanuman Jayanti on the purnima Full Moon phase this month.
Hanuman is the greatest embodiment of devotion, and shows us the incredible strength we possess that emerges from within when we practice great faith, humility, and service. In addition to traditional pujas prayer ceremony , you can chant, sing, meditate, and especially, find some way to be of service, in order to honor Hanuman on this full Moon. Marked by the first full Moon after the spring Equinox, this full moon marks the weekend for Easter and Passover as well, which are also determined by the lunar calendar.
They will join in sidereal Pisces in the nakshatra called Revati, the last of the 27 star signs of Jyotish.
This New Moon brings with it the springtime nine-night celebration of the goddess, known as Chaitra Navaratri. Though often less celebrated than the fall-time equivalent, this holiday is an important counterpart as we recognize the blooming of the life cycle, made possible by the sacred divine feminine.
Pisces is the last of the twelve major signs, and thus relates very much with letting go, especially on the materially plane, and surrendering to spirit or a higher power. As a water sign, we are also more intuitively driven this month. Your dreams and visions can reveal a lot during this cycle, and inward reflection and meditation can be potent on this Dark Moon April 4th-5th.
In addition to being in the final rasi , this New Moon is also in the final nakshatra , the Vedic signs that the Moon visits for one moon phase each, each month. It is ruled by the deity Pushan, the celestial shepherd who provides nourishment and protection, both to herds of animals and also to people on safe journeys.
This star often brings a love of animals and people with a natal Moon here often work with animals or have strong relationships with pets. The actual animal symbol is the female elephant, another auspicious symbol in India. After the Dark Moon night, the first nine nights of this cycle will be the springtime Navaratri celebration, in the Hindu month of Chaitra. The nine nights are a time to get in touch with the Goddess energy, apparent and emergent as we enter the spring season in the northern hemisphere.
There are so many forms to the goddess, and she truly offers us an immense well of abundance through all facets of life. This is a good time to get clear on what you are calling in, and trying to manifest with the grace of the goddess by your side. The nodes on all counts are officially transiting Gemini and Sagittarius now, with Rahu in Gemini and Ketu in Sagittarius. This new nodal cycle will last until September of Whichever houses these are in your chart will be effected, especially around the times of the eclipses, this July, December-January, and next June-July.
Not only is Ketu in Sagittarius, but he is approaching a close conjunction with Saturn. This could pile up a lot of stressful energy in the area of your life indicated by Sagittarius, unfortunately for most of this year. How will this affect us? Saturn puts on the pressure, makes us do the hard work to meet our goals, have patience, and endure.
On the other hand, Ketu often compels us to throw our hands up and renounce the task at hand, feeling so critical of it that we often want to let it go completely. We can dive into an exploration of this transit over your personal chart in an Eclipse Reading. Jupiter is also joining Saturn and Ketu in Sagittarius now, hovering in the early gandanta degree as he slows to a stop and begins retrograde motion on April 10th. This will send him back into Scorpio on the 22nd. His presence in his own sign of Sagittarius could normally be uplifting to the situation there, but in his current condition he may not be as helpful as usual.
The gandanta energy could make him weaker, while the retrograde condition is actually a strength he will be quite bright in the sky in the coming months. This Sunday night brings a full Moon lunar eclipse in Cancer. This eclipse will be visible from all of north and south America, and at least partially visible from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The partial eclipse begins at pm and ends at , west coast time. That eclipse was a transitional one, occurring just as the nodes were moving from the Leo-Aquarius axis onto the Cancer-Capricorn one. With Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn, we have collectively been exploring the dichotomy between emotionality and practicality.
Cancer is the sign of the heart, the mother, the divine feminine, and the flow of emotional and literal waters. Capricorn, on the other side, is a sign of practicality, where we stand grounded in earthly responsibility. Throughout this transit we have been called to examine how to balance these two poles, considering when to let the heart run free and follow the flow of our feelings, and when to stay committed to difficult work that may sometimes feel overly structured.
In some areas of life we have seen where we needed more commitment, more structure, and to develop a certain amount of detachment from the emotions, which may have felt exaggerated, intense, or irrational at times during this transit especially near other eclipses. In other areas, or for other folks, we have observed a need to open the heart more, and let loose on the reins of practicality while allowing the senses guide us more.
Overall, it is about learning to blend and harmonize these two seemingly opposites, weaving the right amount of humanity with the work that it takes to be human. The particular effect of this transit and of these eclipses is and has been felt specifically in the areas of life indicated by the houses in your individual chart that fall across Cancer and Capricorn. Last chance to grab your Free Rahu-Ketu in Cancer-Capricorn Forecast , downloadable bonus for joining my free email list! Whether it was work vs. Though eclipses can be revelatory with proper discipline, practice, and self-inquiry, on a mundane level they often throw us off-balance and disrupt the area of life being affected Cancer and its associated house in your chart this weekend.
When the Moon is full the emotions are strong, the mind is active, and the heart is alive, but during the lunar eclipse the shadow energy of Rahu will obscure some of our mental and emotional focus. The antumbral shadow reaches the southwest coast of the Indian subcontinent at UT1. Traveling with a ground speed of about 1. It sweeps over northern Sri Lanka before heading into the Bay of Bengal. Greatest eclipse occurs in eastern Sumatra at UT1, with an annular duration of 3 minutes 39 seconds.
Racing across the South China Sea, the central track crosses Borneo and the Celebes Sea as it curves to the northeast and passes south of the Philippines archipelago. As it heads across the western Pacific, the antumbral shadow encounters Guam at UT1. During the course of its 3.
Path coordinates and central line circumstances are presented in Table 6. Local circumstances and eclipse times for a number of cities in Asia are listed in Table 7.
The Sun's altitude and azimuth, eclipse magnitude and eclipse obscuration are all given at the instant of maximum eclipse. The December 26 Solar Eclipse Circumstances Calculator is an interactive web page that can quickly calculate the local circumstances for the eclipse from any geographic location not included in Table 7. This is the 46th eclipse of Saros Espenak and Meeus, The series began on Aug 13 with a string of 20 partial eclipses.
The series continued with 33 consecutive annular eclipses from Mar 17 to Mar Saros then changes character with 2 hybrid eclipses from Mar 23 to Apr The first of 7 total eclipses occurs on Apr The series reverts back to partial with the eclipse of Jun It will continue producing partial eclipses until the series ends on Sep In all, Saros produces 71 solar eclipses in the sequence of 20 partial, 33 annular, 2 hybrid, 7 total and 9 partial eclipses. The altitude a and azimuth A of the Sun or Moon during an eclipse depend on the time and the observer's geographic coordinates.
They are calculated as follows:. During the eclipses of , the values for GST and the geocentric Right Ascension and Declination of the Sun or the Moon at greatest eclipse are as follows:. Two web based tools that can also be used to calculate the local circumstances for all solar and lunar eclipses visible from any location.
Being that it is snowing, there is a slim chance that I will see it, and Slim just left town. The eclipse will be visible only from South America and the southern Pacific, but its effects will be felt by all of us. A Libra full Moon helps teach us to compromise and value the other, while maintaining our center and not allowing our sense of strength to depend on those outside of ourselves. Sign Up. Saturn is the ruler of this Capricorn eclipse. Self-expression is key here.
This period includes solar eclipses and lunar eclipses. Much of EclipseWise. These eclipse predictions use the Jet Propulsion Lab's DE — a computer ephemeris used for calculating high precision coordinates of the Sun and Moon for thousands of years into the past and future. Information on solar and lunar eclipse photography, and tips on eclipse observing and eye safety may be found at:.
All eclipse predictions were generated on a Macintosh G4 PowerPC using algorithms developed from the Explanatory Supplement  with additional algorithms from Meeus, Grosjean, and Vanderleen . All calculations, diagrams, tables, and opinions presented in this paper are those of the author, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.
Permission is granted to reproduce the eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:. The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are unaltered except for re-sizing and the embedded credit line is not removed or covered. The leap seconds keep UTC within 0. The geometry isn't exact but close enough for a Saros series to last 12 or more centuries. Chauvenet, W. Danjon, A. Espenak, F.
Click for detailed diagram Annular Solar Eclipse of December 26 The last eclipse of the year is the third solar eclipse. The December 26 Solar Eclipse Circumstances Calculator is an interactive web page that can quickly calculate the local circumstances for the eclipse from any geographic location not included in Table 7 This is the 46th eclipse of Saros Espenak and Meeus, Eclipse Altitudes and Azimuths The altitude a and azimuth A of the Sun or Moon during an eclipse depend on the time and the observer's geographic coordinates.
Eclipse Web Sites EclipseWise. Information on solar and lunar eclipse photography, and tips on eclipse observing and eye safety may be found at: www. During this, the Sun is visible as a bright ring, outside the dark silhouette of the Moon. This event is called a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
Mythology suggests that the eclipse occurs because the head and body of a demon, Rahu and Ketu respectively, are taking revenge on their enemies, the Sun and the Moon. There is a story behind the beginning of their enmity. When the Gods and the Demons started fighting to drink the nectar, the Demons were able to snatch the urn Kalash of Amrit from the Gods.