A brief astrological guide to eclipses

Ken Saunders
4 min readNov 4, 2022
A brief astrological guide to eclipses



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Eclipses are among the most amazing phenomena in the natural world. They aren’t just special because of their momentousness, but also because they are so surprising. Who would have thought that a cosmic event could be so strange and beautiful? We rarely take notice of eclipses unless we subscribe to some kind of astrological belief system. If you’re interested in astrology, or if you believe it may be useful to you as a potential career option, then there are certain things you should know about eclipses in astrology.

What Is An Eclipse?

Eclipses occur when one celestial body moves in between the Earth and the Sun. There are two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. Solar eclipses are when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and lunar eclipses happen when Earth is passing between the Sun and the Moon. An eclipse can be seen from Earth only if the Moon is at a particular phase and in a particular place in its orbit.

How Are Eclipses Different In Astrology?

Eclipses in astrology are often associated with the end of a cycle, such as a relationship or a phase of life. They are used to signify the end of something, a major change in life, or a time of great transformation. While eclipses come around every year, they don’t have the same impact on everyone. They are symbols of endings, but they signify endings that are distinct to individuals. Because every eclipse is different, astrological eclipses aren’t concretely predictable like astronomical eclipses are. Eclipses in astrology are also thought to be more significant than some other astrological phenomena because they are much more rare.

Eclipses In Astrology: Symbolic Meaning

Because eclipses are linked to symbolism, their symbolic meaning varies in different astrological traditions. In Western astrology, eclipses are linked to emotions and change. They are said to represent a shift in your emotions and attitudes or a change in your life as a whole. Eclipses may also be linked to changes in your relationships, career, or finances. In Vedic astrology, eclipses are linked to career, wealth, and power. They are said to indicate a time when you should be cautious about sharing your plans, as they can come to fruition at this time. In Chinese astrology, eclipses are linked to the moon and are said to have lunar and feminine energy. They are connected to emotions, intuition, and the…

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Ken Saunders

Born in New York, schooled in the Berkshires, Became an adult in L.A., found my Soul in Seattle. Been writing & drinking copious amounts of coffee since 2012.