Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eclipse questions from teleclass

In response to a participant's question during my teleclass on Thursday, I'm doing a little research about how often there are "new" eclipses, as well as how often there are three eclipses within five weeks. That is our current scenario, as we have eclipses on June 1, June 15 and July 1, with the June 1 eclipse being a "new" eclipse.

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.
So, the "new" eclipses happen a bit more often than I had thought, although still pretty rare, happening only one out of nine times. But the trio of eclipses, as we are now working with, are more rare.

Thanks for the question! And many thanks to all of you who joined in on the class! I enjoyed putting it together, and I hope you enjoyed participating, and found the information helpful.


  1. Hi Pam,

    Yes, you are quite right! We did infact go through an energy shift in preparation for the trio of eclipses that are just around the corner. At least 2 people I know where bedridden for an entire day with flu-like symptoms. The last 3 weeks have been hazy. The mental fog is only just lifting. My eczema has flared up - another sign that we are going through a shift.

    As always love reading your blog :)

  2. Hi Pam... The eclipse on the first of June is almost directly on my MC. Does this indicate good stuff for me? Thanks!

  3. For me it has been like lazily floating down steam...not a care in the world... I finally am feeling like I can focus on the task at hand. So I'm not losing my mind! ;-) Thanks for the clarity! You're the best!

  4. Thanks, everyone, for your posts today!

    About this eclipse being conjunct the MC -- a lot depends on whether your current career path is aligned with your highest aspirations. What we know for sure is that there's an infusion of energy into this area of your life -- and which way it moves you will depend on your choices up to this point, what level of change is needed, and in what direction. Keep us posted!