Eclipses, comets and new stars

Eclipses, comets, new stars, major conjunctions and other aspects in the sky, and the progressed aspects which form in the major cycle charts perform the same function in mundane astrology as the major progressions of the Midheaven, ascendant and planets other than the Moon in natal astrology.


The eclipsing of the Sun’s light by the Moon is an awe-inspiring sight.

Why they occur is understood.

An eclipse involves the Sun-Moon and Earth.

It’s all a matter of alignment which astronomers explain as a fortuitous coincidence.

The Moon just happens to be about 400 times smaller than the Sun and the Sun just happens to be about 400 times further from the Earth than the Moon.

So the apparent disk size of the Moon is almost exactly the same as the apparent disk size of the Sun and the Moon’s diameter and distance from Earth make its relative size just big enough to cover the Sun.

So every now and then as the Earth orbits the Sun and the Moon orbits the Earth the Moon will move between the Earth and Sun and eclipse the Sun.

There are 3 kinds of solar eclipses: total, partial and annular.

Research by expert astrologers has revealed that within a few months before, or much more likely within a few months after the solar eclipse, there is a disaster in the region where the eclipse is visible.

The disaster tends to be near the central path of the eclipse, but may be anywhere in which it is partially visible.

An eclipse occurs at New Moon so an eclipse chart is calculated for data that is easy to obtain.

Aspects by other planets to the Sun-Moon conjunction can reveal the nature of the disaster that is forecast by the eclipse chart.


Comets have been observed to coincide with history-making events.

The ancients provided general rules regarding their astrological significance, but forecasting the event is quite difficult.

They represent the bringing into our solar system of astrological influences commonly not found in it.

The forecast data involves the comet’s sign and decanate location as it enters the zodiac and its appearance.

Comets vary in size, shape, brilliancy and color.

Some are periodic but their appearance varies on successive returns.

Others come into our solar system from the spaces, bringing their own astrological vibration, and after making an arc about the Sun, pass again into space never to return.

Comets in the past have coincided with pestilence, great wars, disasters, revolutions, great constructive enterprises and the birth of illustrious persons.

The general rule is that the shape and appearance of the comet signifies the nature of its influence.

If it looks red and angry it signifies disaster. If it looks like a sword it means war; and if it has a pleasing appearance, it heralds the birth of some great constructive enterprise.

The event, like all mundane events, involves human actors.

The astrological influence of a comet is national and international.

So its influence on you is indirect rather than personal.

New Stars

The ancients surveyed the heavens looking for signs and according to them the appearance of a new star signified the commencement of a new condition here on Earth.

The nature of the new condition is revealed by the constellation in which the new star appears.

Acquiring this data isn’t difficult, translating it into a new condition is.

It’s believed that the birth of Jesus and the beginning of Christianity involved the appearance of a new star.

A new star

Sky watchers here on Earth observe the heavens for new stars.

It’s a rather rare event, but in deep space it isn’t.

Astronomers believe new stars in the Milky Way galaxy are formed at the rate of seven per year, but they’re almost always never visible from Earth. They’re too far away or too obscured by dust and gas.

But now, in the amazing Age of Aquarius, astronomers are forecasting the appearance of a binary star in the constellation Cygnus the swan in 2022 plus or minus one year.

The two stars in the binary system will crash into one another creating a red-beacon light that you will be able to observe with your eyes. And that is exceedingly rare.

Among the constellations Cygnus the swan pictures the first decanate of Capricorn.

It symbolizes the first news of a new order of things – a retreat from the crystallizing influence of materialism, and the harbinger of the approaching warmth of a spiritual spring.

In politics and business it forecasts the conciliating of different factions into a larger merger that will operate more economically and efficiently than one faction alone.

Author: DW Sutton

Astrology for Aquarius – sharing our knowledge

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