The total solar eclipse of 2021

There is a total solar eclipse on the 4th of December this year. It is the only total solar eclipse for the year, out of the four eclipses for 2021. It will be particularly relevant for the United States, as it falls on the Ascendant of the US national Sibley chart. We will have a closer look at that in this post. So, without further ado, we move on to the nuts and bolts of this eclipse and what it might mean for us.

The maximum eclipse will take place at the new moon of Sagittarius at 07:34:38 UT. It will be visible in the extreme south across the shores of Antarctica. The chart for the eclipse at London is below (bigger):

The closest aspect in the chart is the quincunx by the Sun and Moon to Uranus, marking the effects of this eclipse as being unpredictable to a degree, or having unexpected or sudden effects. There are no major midpoints to the eclipse axis.

This eclipse could be seen as the culminating eclipse of the Saros series to which it belongs, Solar Saros 152. It is at the midway point in the series. It is not the greatest magnitude of the eclipses in the series, nor is it of the longest duration. But from this point on the totality and centrality of the eclipses begins to lessen for the eclipses in this series. The most recent eclipses in the series were as follows:

    • 23 Nov 2003: Eduard Shevardnadze resigned as president of Georgia (nation in the Caucasus). It was also the period of the end of the Concorde supersonic jet. Saddam Hussein was captured shortly thereafter in Iraq. The Iraq war started in March of that year.
    • 12 Nov 1985: The Armero tragedy occurred the day after that eclipse, the eruption killing 23,000 people. “Calvin and Hobbes” was first published. Reagan and Gorbachev met for the first time a week after the eclipse. And Microsft released Win v. 1.0.
    • 2 Nov 1967: (the first of the total eclipses in the series). Lyndon Johnson held a secret meeting with the ‘Wise Guys’ about uniting the American public behind the Vietnam War effort. That resulted in an epic fail, with the same group a year later telling Johnson it would be better to negotiate peace. The Battle of Dak To took place the day after the eclipse, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and with a narrow American victory. The first Saturn V rocket was launched a week after the eclipse. The American Public Broadcasting System was signed into law.</sp
    • 21 Oct 1949: This was just after the founding of the PRC (People’s Republic of China). The Chinese civil war ended in December of that year with Sun Yat-sen’s forces fleeing to Taiwan. Taiwan is now one of the world’s hot spots. In Wikipedia Taiwan is listed as a country on its own, whereas the CPC sees it as a rebellious province of the mainland, which over time will be reunited with the mainland as an autonomous region. Propaganda around Taiwan is heavy now, with talk of war. (Don’t look for it, as it isn’t likely to happen.)
  • This bit of history brings us to the present eclipse. We can see from a historical perspective this eclipse does not auger well for some leaders of troubled countries.

    The eclipse axis is at 12Sa21/12Ge21, with the Sun at the 13th degree of Sagittarius. The Sabian symbol for the degree reads as follows:

    “A widow’s past is brought to light”

    Dane Rudhyar had the following interpretation of this symbol:

    “…the karma of whatever deeds or misdeeds this cycle witnessed will almost inevitably intrude into the new life period. Also, once a cycle of activity is concluded, much that was unclear or unconsciously motivated in the events it witnessed can now more easily come to the clear consciousness of the mind. It is possible to joyously herald the dawn from high above the actual stresses of existence (the preceding symbol), but the new day may be found loaded and darkened by the unfinished business of many a yesterday.”

    Emphases added. The activations by Mars next year will echo one of the main themes for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Black Tiger: “All things cast off their obscuring wrappings. The Wise One always learns from small mistakes.” There will be more on themes Chinese in the Chinese New Year letter, the main geopolitical letter for any year. That particular year is one that speaks of hidden perils but also the ability to divine the future. The last such year was in 1962, before that in 1902 and so on. The latter is augmented by the square of Orcus (‘anti-Pluto’) to the eclipse axis, Orcus having a connection with schisms and the demands of doing the right thing. Orcus is the ‘The Disciplinarian’ of the zodiac.

    The two preceding paragraphs are not difficult to see coming forward. Information is already starting to pour out about the COVID measures we have had to endure in the West and continue to bear, about mRNA vaccines, corporate profits over the public good and so forth. Karma will be coming home to roost for some leaders, while yet others will receive boosts in their support. And in case you are wondering, the eclipse falls on Biden’s Saturn. For more info on Biden, see Part II of the Tecumseh article on this site. Biden’s Saturn is not stressfully aspected, being sextile to Pluto in his chart. But the eclipse will affect his ratings.

    The United States in particular has many skeletons to be pulled out of its closet, as it is the main battleground between labor and capital, being the premier seat of the world’s financial capitalism. The activations of this eclipse will be a big wakeup call for public opinion and the battle for hearts and minds in the US.

    As to other countries, the main contact for this eclipse aside from the US is on Russia’s Mercury, affecting diplomatic efforts and dialog with Washington. Given recent events we might expect that dialog to be strained at best, not helped at all by the looming, if misnamed ‘Summit for Democracy’, to which the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation recently gave comment. There were also some words in that statement reserved for the UK and the EU. There are no other major nations recently in the news affected by this eclipse.

    The culmination lines for all the planets at this eclipse are below (bigger):

  • The Sun/Moon culmination lines runs directly through the Central Asia, including Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. The Mars culmination line runs through Iraq, Yemen and the Horn of Africa – all places of major tensions at the moment and where delicate diplomacy is required. We are also likely to see a victory for the Houthis in Yemen over the coming months. Taiwan sits in between the Saturn and Pluto culmination lines. We do not really need to add much there, except to say China is adamant (Saturn/Pluto) there will be no independence for Taiwan, try as the West might. Western Australia also has the Saturn line running right through. New Zealand receives the Neptune and Chiron culmination lines, with Jacinda Adhern and the government still strong on COVID measures. We might expect some revelations to come from the Kiwis in the next year regarding the government’s measures there, seeing as Adhern is a scion of the WEF. The WEF is seeking to use the pandemic as a tool for their ‘great reset’.

    As to when the eclipse will be most active, it receives its first activation by Mars exactly on the last day of this year. The activation will come into effect around a week before, from around Christmas Day. The next activation by Mars is on 12 Sep 2022. It receives a long activation by Mars during its retrograde phase from December of next year through to mid-February of 2023. That will be a period to watch in terms of news cycles. In mid-December of 2023 Mars returns to its first activation point of the eclipse. There are no ‘finishing’ transits by outer planets to the eclipse axis, though it will receive a square by Saturn in March of 2024. By that time the eclipse should pretty well be ‘spent’, as in no longer active.

    In all, this is a major eclipse to track as to its activations and effects, with many surprises in store. Sometimes surprises are pleasant, and we can expect revelations for the public in that regard. For people and factions seeking to hide the truth and to keep the public misled and ill-informed, this eclipse will prove to be a nightmare. So buckle up and keep watch. The times are getting most interesting indeed!

    Feature pic from Sky at Night Magazine

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