SOLAR ECLIPSE IN ARIES
DATE: 8 April 2005
DEGREE: 19 Degrees Aries
SABIAN SYMBOL: A young girl feeding birds in winter.
SAROS SERIES: The April 2005 Eclipses formed part of the same Libra-Aries axis of eclipses experienced in April 2004 (7 North Series). Bernadette Brady has characterized themes associated with this eclipse family to be centred on hidden passions, lust, sensuality, sudden sexual urges and procreative drives – all very Martian themes. This eclipse is said to have quite a forceful energy and may catch an individual unawares, especially if they have been repressing intense or secret passions for many years.
PREVIOUS OCCURRENCES: 14 February 1915, 24 February 1933, 7 March 1951, 18 March 1969, and 29 March 1987
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LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SCORPIO
DATE: 24 April 2005
DEGREE: 4 Degrees Scorpio
SABIAN SYMBOL: A massive, rocky shore.
THEMES: Mars used to rule Scorpio, and the Moon is considered to be in fall in this sign, so it is possible that this eclipse may coincide with an outburst of repressed anger, passion or emotions in a kind of catharsis. Think of Rubeus in geomancy, which is under the night rulership of Mars. Unsurprisingly, Scorpio is associated with deeply hidden and buried sub-conscious energy (like a stormy sea, which is implied by the Sabian symbol) that can erupt like lava from a volcano, sometimes quite unexpectedly for others, who may have been completely unaware of the passions simmering below the surface of their nearest and dearest. Naturally, this has the potential to cause collateral damage, like a shipwreck landing onto rocks, so there is a need to be careful and try to inject some damage limitation into proceedings. Given that both of these eclipses involve Mars, this could also be related to physical or medical issues that suddenly erupt into view, such as an abscess in a tooth or a boil.
SAROS SERIES: Brady: NA; Van den Berg: 141
PREVIOUS OCCURRENCES: 1 March 1915, 12 March 1933, 23 March 1951, 2 April 1969, and 14 April 1987