The Leo

Eclipses – A Point of Prediction

One way to try your hand at predictions or understanding astrology acting on your chart (assuming you have one, or generated one for yourself in Astrodienst) is to look at eclipses. Eclipses come in pairs, one Lunar one Solar every 6 months. The recent eclipses have fallen in Virgo (Lunar) and then Aries (Solar). Eclipses that fall within 2 degrees of a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, or Mercury) or an angle (Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven or IC) will have a noticeable effect on your life. So if you have a personal planet or angle in Aries, or Virgo or squared to Aries, the coming eclipse will have a noticeable effect on your life if this is within 2 degrees of the eclipse point (4 degrees Aries). Look for aspects to personal planets by conjunction, square, opposition or trine and within a 2 degree orb or less. Exact aspects, within 1 degree, or less will have a more noticeable, dramatic effect, for good or bad, depending on whether the eclipse is afflicted or aspects an affliction in your chart. Look here (and elsewhere) for a list of coming and past eclipses: List of Eclipses 2003 – 2020.

As there is an emphasis on eclipses in this blog and in my life, I have just looked ahead at eclipses coming in the next few years looking for pairs of eclipses coming up in Leo, as this would affect the Leo and myself (Leo Moon). I spotted this!

21st August 2017 (The Leo’s birthday) – Solar Eclipse at 28 53 Leo EXACT conjunct his Sun at 28 19 Leo in the 9th house with Leo on the 9th house cusp. An exact conjunction of an eclipse to the Sun marks a major event or change of path in your life, an absolute milestone. “One becomes keenly aware of the need to set ones own course, to be who he or she wants to be” (Eclipse Interpretation Manual, Rose Lineman). An eclipse on ones birthday colours the whole year, being prominent in the Solar Return chart. It will be a dramatic, milestone year.

On the same day, 21st August 2017 the Solar Eclipse exactly conjuncts my Moon at 28 11 Leo in my 7th house (relationships). Eclipses to the natal moon stimulate the emotions and illicit emotional responses in the areas ruled by the Moon (7th house again, having Cancer on the cusp). “Events associated with this aspect have emotional impact on the individual and in the case of an exact conjunction, the effect can be traumatic, especially if the eclipse is severely afflicted.” (Eclipse Interpretation Manual, Rose Lineman).

Something big is going to happen that day for us and particularly that year.

The Big One: The Prediction of 2003 that came true in 2007

I just saw something that sent shivers down my spine.

I just laid my hands easily on a set of charts I had printed out in 2003 that I knew I had kept safe. About a triple transit of Saturn through my 7th house and over my 7th house Moon. I first spotted the transit in November 2003 when Saturn was retrograding near my Descendant. I had printed off this chart and on the back plotted by hand, the retrograde, stationary and direct movements of Saturn. A triple transit of my 7th house and Moon from 2004 to 2008. I kept the notes and print outs for years, but I’ve only just found them again.

I did this because I knew this was a significant, life changing transit. I remember clearly, as if it were yesterday, back in 2003 sat with my boyfriend (now husband) pouring over the chart, with anxiety. He asked what was wrong, so I told him that Saturn was going to transit my 7th and my Moon (and his Sun). What does that mean he asked nonchalantly? It means we will either split up, or get married, I lied ! We better get married then he replied, smiling. In fact my interpretation and intuition of my Saturn Moon transit and his Saturn Sun transit, were that we would break up.

I later realised that this major transit of Saturn through my 7th and over my Moon was going to be accompanied by a once in a lifetime eclipse in Virgo, EXACT opposite my Sun in Pisces coming at the very end of my 7th house of 1:1 relationships. This coming together of two huge astrological events on my chart on the same day proved to be a life changing experience, as eclipses often are, especially if they connect with personal planets.

Whats especially disconcerting about this is, not only was it 4 years before hand, but that we did split up in fact, to the DAY that I predicted. 28th August 2007, a lunar eclipse in Pisces.

We moved away to start a new life in September 2006 (also on the day of an eclipse) and before we did, I had a powerful  premonition that we would split up the following year and that our cat would die. My best friend urged me not to go, but I said I felt we were like a speeding train that couldn’t be stopped on its journey.

By 2007 I had been watching events unfold realising with awful inevitability my anxiety of 2003 was coming to fruition. I would add that I had no control over these events, I didn’t ‘make it happen’ through negative thinking, in fact I had managed to forget all about the transit during the excitement of the move. Once I realised my boyfriend was going down a path that may not include me, I did everything I could to reverse fate, to no avail. On 28th August, a lunar eclipse in Pisces, he turned to me and said, “I’m not happy…”.

He said he needed a few weeks to think, at the end of which he announced that he was leaving me, for good. He eventually packed a suitcase and moved 200 miles away on Tuesday 11th September 2007. The day of that solar eclipse in Virgo at 18′ 25″, EXACT opposite my Pisces Sun at 18′ 58″. Virgo represents my ‘significant other’ as he was eclipsed from my life.


To say this was devastating was an understatement. I was also, in my grief, astonished at the timing coming on the very day of the eclipse. On the same day, Saturn, planet of loss and hard lessons, was conjunct my Moon in the 7th house of marriage partners and significant others, a powerful symbol of loss. My boyfriend was also in the middle of a Saturn transit, exact conjunct his Sun. Later that week, my cat suddenly died.

This is just one, powerful, example that something I felt would happen as a result of the planetary angles in my (and my husbands) charts did come to pass. Many astrologers post about free will and making the most of opportunities and challenges that present themselves. Some say that if the planets suggest “rain”, you can always choose to stay indoors, or buy an umbrella. However, this has not been my experience. Especially with the exact contacts to personal planets and eclipses. There seems to be a surreal inevitability to it.

Later (in December 2008), I made another prediction, that we would get back together once Saturn went Direct for the third and final time (the first pass of a planet in a triple transit is called the problem, the second, the solution and the third, the  RESOLUTION). On 16th May, 2009, my ex boyfriend called me out of the blue and asked me for dinner. He gave me the address over the phone.. and I never left. We got back together as couple on 17th May 2009, the day Saturn went direct. This again was out of my control, we had not been in contact from some time. It was his decision.

Look again at the photo of the chart I plotted. In 2003 I plotted the day that Saturn went Direct for the last time over my 7th house Moon – 17th May, 2009.

I wonder, is there is any way the worlds physicists may one day read this and answer me something. What the… is going on here ?

Between Eclipses September 2015

I had said on here that one of my stated intentions was to track eclipses and real life events and possibly predict them beforehand. I am inspired by the Leo, who always seems to have big life events, or changes of direction on eclipses. Sometimes to the day.

First of all, a prediction, or two. One old, one new.

A while ago, the Leo was asked to apply for a job that hadn’t as yet been advertised. It was a promotion, a step up and a move to a company that would offer him a more solid future. I said there was an eclipse coming up soon and as these are always significant for him, I felt it was an auspicious time to be asked to apply for a new role that would shunt him onto a new path in life. A game changer. It turned out that the job was advertised and the closing date published.. as Sunday 13th September. He got his form submitted at 10.30 am on the 13th. And what happened on Sunday 13th September?

It was a partial solar eclipse at 20° 10′ Virgo.

Falling in his 10th house. Within 5 degrees of his Midheaven.

Chart 13th September 2015

Eclipse in Virgo 13th September 2015

And people say that astrology is codswollap.

Secondly, the interviews have been set for Friday 25th September. In the shadow of the lunar eclipse in Aries on the 28th September. That’s a Monday. When he is back at work.

My prediction is: he will get the job. 😉