Annular Solar Eclipse: December 26, 2019

It’s just over two years since the Great American Eclipse and on December 26, 2019 some regions of Earth will have day turn to night when the Moon again eclipses the Sun’s light.

This time the 125-mile-wide (200 kilometers) eclipse shadow falls across Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

Traditional and modern teachings point to a disaster within a few months before or after the eclipse in a populated region where the eclipse is visible; but on the day of the eclipse – December 26, 2019 – Saturn is conjunction Pluto in the sky so care is required to precisely tag any disaster event that occurs with its true parent in the sky. (It’s not known if these two astro-events can merge to define a single major national event.)

You can forecast a natural disaster of some sort for India, Sri Lanka or Indonesia but these countries experience natural disasters that have nothing to do with eclipses.

On December 26, 2004 at 7.59am, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake ripped through an undersea vault in the Indian Ocean propelling a massive tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a matter of hours. Indonesia and Sri Lanka were badly hit but a partial solar eclipse on October 14, 2004 was visible from Russia, China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Alaska; and a total solar eclipse of April 8, 2005 was visible from New Zealand, Mexico, Ecuador and much of South America so this disaster had nothing to do with an eclipse.

Saudi Arabia is vulnerable to river floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and water scarcity; India is vulnerable to flooding, cyclones, drought, extreme heat waves, landslides, wildfire, and earthquakes; and Sri Lanka is prone to seasonal floods, landslides, cyclones, droughts and tsunamis but December to March is the dry season.

But an eclipse doesn’t specify a natural disaster – it can be human-made – and the eclipse – new-Moon – chart on December 26, 2019 at face value is far from disastrous.

The Moon-Sun lunation is conjunction Jupiter, the financial planet, and trine (luck) Uranus, the planet of unusual, strange events so, even though the eclipse is occurring with the world economy grinding to a halt and Saturn moving to form a conjunction aspect with Pluto in the sky on January 12, 2020 it’s difficult to make an informed disaster forecast for a specified country unless it’s a financial disaster that is mitigated in some way by events of a surprising, unexpected nature.

The theory of eclipses proposes that those countries experiencing the eclipse – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam – are eligible to experience a disaster of some sort within a few months before or after December 26, 2019.

India’s new-Moon eclipse chart December 26, 2019

Chart data is: December 26, 2019 at 10.43am IST (77E12; 28N36 – New Delhi)

The eclipse is in house 10 (the administration and business), Jupiter is in house 11 (parliament) and Uranus is in house 2 (finances and banks).

Major eclipse event

December 11: India’s parliament (house 11) approves a bill (Jupiter-house 9) that grants citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants (Uranus) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan igniting anger (Mars is in house 9) and a wave of violent protests (Uranus) in north-eastern states bordering Bangladesh.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the sky has its fingerpints all over events as they unfold.

In India’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart the Saturn-Pluto conjunction is in house 4 and Prime Minister Modi’s new citizenship law has attracted widespread opposition (house 4) and divided (Pluto) the country.  

See India’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart here

Sri Lanka has the eclipse and Jupiter in house 10.

Indonesia’s new-Moon eclipse chart December 26, 2019

Chart data is: December 26, 2019 at 12.13pm WIB (106E48; 6S10 - Jakarta)

The eclipse and Jupiter are in house 9 (religion, courts, trade, internet and social media) and Uranus is in house 1 (the people). Moon rules house 4 (natural disasters).

The eclipse and you

Eclipses have a mundane – not personal – influence.

The personal experience of anyone directly involved in an event attributed to an eclipse is explained by the progressed aspects operating in their charts at the time of the event.

Eclipse time, date and place data can be found at Sun & Moon – Eclipses

Author: DW Sutton

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