Eclipses 101 : What you need to know for December 26 & January 10th’s Eclipses

Eclipse season is among us.  What better way to usher in a new decade than with the rapid change and growth that eclipses can bring?  On December 26th, we’ll be experiencing a solar eclipse at 4º degrees Capricorn and January 10th, 2020 we’ll have a lunar eclipse at 20º degrees Cancer.  

But first, a little background info…

Eclipses always come in pairs, a solar eclipse on the new moon and a lunar eclipse on the full moon. 

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves directly in between the earth and the sun. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon.  These riveting astrological events present us with opportunities for profound and intense acceleration of our personal growth and transformation.  

Eclipses activate the lunar nodes.  The lunar nodes are not planets, but points along the orbit of the moon.  They are commonly referred to the north and south node.  They also come in pairs – ex. Aries/Libra, Taurus/Scorpio, Gemini/Sagittarius, Cancer/Capricorn, Leo/Aquarius, Virgo/Pisces.  The north node represents what we’re being asked to step into in this life and the lessons we came here to learn.  The south node represents what comes to us naturally and what we are being asked to move away from – our default mode.  

The two upcoming eclipses are in the Cardinal signs of Capricorn and Cancer.  Capricorn is the last earth sign of the zodiac and values hard work, ambition, success, legacy, business, career, reputation, and results.  Cancer is the first water sign and embodies intuition, feelings, emotions, family, safety, sensitivity, and home life.  Each eclipse activates a specific area of a persons birth chart and we can look to where these signs are in our chart to get an idea of how these astrological events will affect our lives. 

Although eclipses occur typically 3-4 times a year, the power of an eclipse can persist for months and activate lessons and themes of our soul journey.  It’s a time of intensity that can initiate new beginnings and opportunities while learning to release and let go. Remember that the universe is working with you, guiding you to grow and bringing about change in a way that will propel you forward.  Learn to ride the wave, or maybe even become the wave.    

Starting this January, we’re offering an Astrology Membership package that includes two months unlimited yoga, 3 one on one astrology readings of your natal chart, and an astrology planner to help you track the movement of the planets and your goals.  If you’re curious to learn more about the cosmos, I’ll be offering a 6 week course on the basics of astrology beginning in March at Practice Indie. Feel free to email with any questions.

May this set of eclipses bring about a new found sense of clarity and transformation.  Much love  – Megan Hanna 

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