According to Karen Spiller, who wrote Spiritual Astrology:
“At the time of a solar eclipse the inhabitants of the earth are asking for what is needed for the greatest good of the planet and the continued evolution of our own collective consciousness. During the eclipse the sheath of the Earth is broken and a surge of energy from the collective higher consciousness enters the atmosphere of the planet. This energy is sent as a helping hand.”
The Earth really needs a helping hand at this strangest of times.
What an enlightening time in history. How are you doing during all of this unusual energy and strange events happening around us? Much of this can be credited to the two powerful Lunar (feminine) eclipses on August 18th and September 16th. They act like parentheses around a Solar (male) eclipse on September 1st. It is unusual to have three eclipses come within a month’s time. Ordinarily we only have two in the spring and two in the fall. This signifies a powerful time of change. Do you notice how the media focuses on Control by Fear during these major events we are experiencing? They dominate the airwaves and drive it into our psyches over and over. How much are you focusing on maintaining the Power of Love to override this energy of fear?
Let us dissect the word Eclipse from a numerological point of view:
Soul # 19/10/1*
Personality # 14/5*
Path of Destiny # 33/6
Inner Guidance # 66/12/3
These 3 blueprint positions vary with the dates (in bold) of each eclipse:
Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse August 18, 2016 5:26:31 25 Aquarius 52
Native Path # for 8/18/2016 is 62/8
Maturity # 95/14/5*
Fulfillment # 26/8
Annular SOLAR Eclipse September 1, 2016 5:03:02 9 Virgo 21
Native Path # for 9/1/2016 is 46/10/1*
Maturity # is 79/16/7*
Fulfillment # 10/1*
Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse September 16, 2016 15:05:02 24 Pisces 20
Native Path # for 9/16/2016 is 61/7
Maturity # is 94/13/4*
Fulfillment # 25/7
The most fascinating of these blueprint positions is the Path of Destiny #.
It is a Master number 33/6, the number of harmony and balance.
On another note, the Soul # is 19/10/1 and the Personality # is 14/5.
Both of these are karmic numbers in numerology, verifying that eclipses stir up the old in order to bring harmony and balance to the present. Notice that 7 out of 13 positions are karmic numbers. They are the ones marked with the asterisk.
It is also very interesting that the three different dates make a statement in and of themselves. The Native Path, Maturity, and Fulfillment, which are all date sensitive, tell a story.
The 8/18 as a 62/8 searches for harmony and balance of the 6, in peaceful relationships with others, the 2, leading to a better connection of heaven and earth working together, 8 for the good of all. The Maturity is 95/14/5 leading with the humanitarian 9, with the 5 of the free spirit represented twice, the karmic number 14 is the same as the personality # of the word Eclipse, always searching for freedom from karma. The Fulfillment 26/8 is just the reverse of the Native Path 62/8.
The 9/1 Native Path #46/10/1 wants us to ground (4) that harmony and balance (6) for a new beginning and cleansing of karma (10/1). This is for each one of us individually because the 1 is about the self with help from spirit, the 0. And 19/10/1 is the Soul # of the word eclipse. The 19 is the karmic number for the abuse of Power. The Maturity (79/16/7) is all about education and spirituality, with the double 7’s of humanity, 9, and the healing energy of 16, a karmic number for the abuse of Love.
The 9/16 Native Path #61/7: the 6 of harmony and balance with the 1 of self create a 7, the number of deep philosophical beliefs, spirituality, and education. Maturity is a 94/13/4 states that the 9 number of completion and unconditional love needs to become earth bound or grounded to the 4 to create transformation (13) which needs to make permanent changes in the material world (4). The number 13 is also a karmic number of all work and no play. Wow, look at all of the karma hitting the fan, with this Solar Eclipse. The Fulfillment is also a 7, 25/7, but not a karmic one, Relationships (2) that are free-spirited (5) in order to attain higher spirituality (7) in service of others.
*10, 13, 14, 16, and 19 are considered Karmic numbers in numerology.
We have not had an eclipse in Aquarius since the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2009. Usually Aquarius and Leo run close together because they are opposite each other on the chart.
I was in utero under a Leo Solar Eclipse and an Aquarius Lunar Eclipse.
So 8/18/2016 is the first in a series of Aquarius/Leo Eclipses. This for me is a sign that we are coming more into the Age of Aquarius energies, hence the breaking down of the old and beginning of the new. You will notice below the spring eclipse 2/10/2017 is in Leo with Pisces:
Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse 2017 February 10 19:32:49 22 Leo 28
Annular SOLAR Eclipse 2017 February 26 9:58:19 8 Pisces 12
Then in the fall of 2017 we have both Aquarius and Leo in August of 2017:
Partial LUNAR Eclipse 2017 August 7 14:10:33 15 Aquarius 25
Total SOLAR Eclipse 2017 August 21 14:30:06 28 Leo 53
Followed again with both of them in January/February of 2018:
Total LUNAR Eclipse 2018 January 31 8:26:39 11 Leo 37
Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2018 February 15 16:05:07 27 Aquarius 08
And yet again in the summer of 2018; a triple with a double Solar this time:
Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2018 July 12 22:47:47 20 Cancer 41
Total LUNAR Eclipse 2018 July 27 16:20:15 4 Aquarius 45
Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2018 August 11 5:57:38 18 Leo 42
If this doesn’t bring us more fully into the Aquarius Age I don’t know what else will. This is the balancing of the male/female energies for equality, not power of one over the other.
I have read that Mercury presides over the Hermetic Marriage of alchemy. When the light of Moon is melded into the Sun, and the light of the Sun is melded into the Moon, together they light up the World with new awareness. It is also seen in the eclipse as the Moon darkens as she turns to face her masculine counterpart, the Sun, and when she finally reaches him, he also darkens. This is referred to as the Alchemical Marriage where the consummation takes place in the blackest darkness. At this point they are on equal terms and in equal balance and of equal power.
“Thus all four aspects of the psyche, male and female, immanent and transcendent are brought together, the conscious and the unconscious united in balance.” (Von Francz, Number and Time, p. 164; Pythagorean Tarot, p. 82)
Now picture the symbol for this 33/6 in Sacred Geometry. It is the Merkaba, in 3D, or Hexagram in 2D. It is also the symbol of the Sacred Union that balances the opposites, as it is simultaneously the triangles representing Fire and Water, and the signs of Air and Earth, the four elements. The numerology of the word Merkaba is 24/6—Harmony and Balance.
“The Pythagoreans say that the Hexad is the principle of harmony, for it is the product of the Dyad (2) and the Triad (3), which generates every perfect consonance. They also say that it reconciles opposites, is equal to its own parts and is called Wholeness.” (Pythagorean Tarot, p. 323)
I hope referring to these phenomena will allow you to really understand the importance of the times that we are living in; how this symbolism is reflected in so many ways around us right now. The marriage of opposites includes good and evil, right and wrong, black and white, male and female.