Background story: Eclipses usually occur in pairs. They also tend to repeat in zodiac location every 19 years, allowing us to connect the dots between present and past. This 19-year repetition is useful, as it can help us understand the lessons and growth involved in the eclipses.
But, every so often, we get a "new" eclipse, one that was not an eclipse 19 years ago, but simply a new or full moon. This means a new degree of the zodiac is receiving the energy of the eclipse, which can both raise and resolve karmic issues that have not been addressed before.
Likewise, occasionally we have a trio of eclipses instead of a pair.
Looking at my quick-scan list of eclipses that I put together several years ago, here's what I'm finding. In the eight years I scanned (starting in 2005 and ending with 2012), I wrote down 36 eclipses. Of those 36:
- There are just two times when there are three eclipses in a row: in 2009 (July 7, July 22 and August 6) and in 2011 (June 1, June 15 and July 1).
- There are actually eight eclipses out of the 36 that are "new": two in 2006, two in 2008, two in 2009, and two in 2011.
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