the events surrounding Eclipses are distinctive for their dramatic impact
of both the globe and human affairs. This period of elevated drama seeds a
series of related events over an extended period of time.
are two major Eclipse cycles, the greater 1300-year Saros cycle, begins with
a New Moon at the North or South Pole - finishing its cycle at the opposite
pole. The shorter Eclipse cycle, called the Metonic Cycle, has a 19-year pattern
repeating 3-5 times over a span of about 57-95 years. A deeper study of the
Metonic Cycle reveals the key to the timing of Eclipse events.
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During each year there will be a shift in the events of our lives. You many notice a
theme running through your stories and activities and then suddenly some other event
will occur and you move on to something else. The something else then becomes your
current theme that will last for about 6 months at a time. There is an astrological
reason for this and the timing is relatively predictable with a division of the year
in four quarters. Of course there will be events in your personal life that have a
timing trigger specifically tied to your birthday. But there is a specific trigger
for the greater global events often trickles down into our personal lives. These events
are connected to the eclipses even if they occur 89-90 days before or after a Solar
Eclipse. You may be dramatically affected if the eclipse degree makes an important
contact to the planets or vital points in your chart.
In 2003 there were two Solar Eclipses:
The 1st Solar Eclipse occurred on May 31, 2003 at 9° 20' Gemini
This eclipse took place at the North Node of the Moon.
The 2nd Solar Eclipse occurred on November 30, 2003 at 1° 14' Sagittarius
This eclipse took place at the South Node of the Moon.
Now we will take these two dates and place them at opposite points as they are at opposite
points in the year and find a New Moon at the halfway between the two dates.
So we create four corners in the year. This diagram shows the four points of the year.