Fact-check: What we know and don’t know about eclipses

The science of astrology embraces knowledge pertaining to the timing of events and because the timing factor can be projected into the future astrology can forecast, quite reliably, when a special type of event is inclined to occur.

Eclipses time and forecast a special type of event and the science of eclipses – what we know – defines our current understanding of this celestial phenomenon.

A lack of knowledge or information about eclipses jeopardizes the reliability of the eclipse event and when it’s inclined to occur.

What we know about eclipses

We know that an eclipse, particularly an eclipse of the Sun, indicates a disaster in the region where it is visible; that the place where the shadow of a solar eclipse falls is apt to be a region impacted by a natural or man-made catastrophe; and that the eclipse and/or new Moon chart provides data pertaining to the nature of the disaster-event sign-posted by the eclipse but does not forecast a precise event that’s destined to occur at a specified time and place.

We know that astrologers in the past observed eclipses in the sky and linked their occurrence with a disaster on the Earth – as above, so below – but they did not have access to the major cycle charts that are now used to forecast important events and developments around the globe. And they did not have access to the birth charts of countries or cities.

We know that Mars is the planet of disasters and that aspects formed by progressed Mars in the Mars cycle chart regularly time man-made disasters.

And we know that Saturn is the planet of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, and that aspects formed by progressed Saturn in the Saturn cycle regularly time natural disasters.

So does an eclipse work in conjunction with the chart of a country or city or the Mars and Saturn cycle charts; and if so does it play a lead or supporting role in what eventuates?

And we know that in the Age of 24/7 news streaming disaster-events get breaking news coverage so you’re sure to hear or read about the eclipse disaster.

But, the random, indiscriminate choosing of an eclipse disaster event must be avoided. The event must bear the characteristics of its parent in the sky as indicated by the eclipse-chart.

What we don’t know about eclipses

We don’t know which chart – a chart constructed for the time of the eclipse or the new Moon chart for a specified place – provides a more reliable forecast map of the disaster-event.

We don’t know the role played by the harmonious and discordant aspects to the Sun-Moon conjunction in the eclipse or new Moon chart at the time of the disaster-event.

We don’t know precisely where or when the disaster-event will occur.

We don’t know if the type of eclipse – whether total, partial or annular – influences the magnitude of the disaster.

And we don’t know if an eclipse can sign for many different disasters affecting cities or regions within its path or one significant disaster event.

The forecast period

Reliable eclipse forecasting requires evidence-based forecast data especially in regard to the time-frame covering the forecast period.

It’s currently set at a few months before or after the eclipse.

A few is commonly seen as 3 or more so the disaster event relating to an eclipse can occur 3, 4 or 5 months before or after the eclipse occurs and further research is required to confirm if this time-frame holds up when it’s applied to a large data set.

Evidence-based scientific research is required to fill in all the gaps in our current understanding of eclipses.

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