And you shrug. Because it’s like having been born with blue eyes or red hair: that’s the way it’s always been for you, so you’re pretty much used to it, much the way one gets used to a throbbing arthritic joint. A hypothetically awful aspect is your cross to bear, as Sister Rita used to say. "
True dat. I certainly have it. And it's like, what do you do? Things that come easily to others are never, ever gonna come to me. I have to go hungry my whole life, but it's not fixable. You just...live without what you want.
And despite the unease they inspire, neither are eclipses. Some are part of a larger and more daunting planetary picture with global implications. Personally, however, we tend to experience eclipses most strongly when they form close aspects (especially conjunctions, squares, and oppositions) to planets in our birth chart. Each time an eclipse aspects one of the planetary crosses that you bear, a narrative of change emerges – one that is repeated over and over throughout your lifetime.
Unless an eclipse triggers these high-tension natal aspects, or falls very close to the cusps of the first, fourth, seventh, or tenth houses, you are likely to experience its influence as relatively subtle, like the flutter of a leaf in a chilling breeze. But let one of your more sensitive aspects get triggered, and it’s the difference between a doctor checking your reflexes during an exam and hammering an arthritic knee.
Eeeeek. This is a good read for all of them, I'm just gonna highlight what's coming for me.
- Eclipses aspecting Venus: If only each of us were endowed with flawless confidence, great relationships, bountiful self-esteem, and oodles of cash! Eclipse aspects to Venus remind us that world will not always give us the treatment, whether kind or cruel, that we think we deserve. This awareness usually comes through financial challenges, relationship transitions, or your feelings about your attractiveness.
- Eclipses aspecting Saturn: When eclipses aspect Saturn, you may feel worn out and discouraged. Probably, you’ve outgrown your life or are playing by outdated rules. But you’ll never get anywhere by blaming others for your problems. Regardless of how things got this way, what are you going to do to make your life better?
If a planet in your birth chart, or the Ascendant/Midheaven, falls:
between 7 and 15 degrees of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus (Jan. 31 eclipse), or
between 23 Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus; and 1 degree of Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini, or Pisces (Feb. 15 eclipse)
Well, I always feel like that stuff all the time anyway since I have Venus/Saturn natally, so...I continue to feel like shit like usual, no difference there, I guess.