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Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – December 21, 2010

The full moon lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010 highlights the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity, which brings in the themes of communication, education, higher thought, intelligence and the more negative energies of fanaticism, arrogance, overindulgence, rationalization, duplicity and amorality.

Because the Moon and the Sun are both at the all-important 29 degrees of their respective signs (Moon 29Gemini20 and Sun 29Sagittarius20) an urgent message of change is part of the mix. Any planet or light at 29 degrees of a sign brings endings and change. Something has matured and is no longer needed. It is time to transform something or to end it and to build something new. However, it is wise to be aware that a planet at 29 degrees can cause a person to waiver, to go back and forth and to evaluate and re-evaluate endlessly, until finally, exhausted with the decision making process, that person may just make a rash and hasty decision to change things without using rational thought.

Then too, all eclipses bring in a time of change, a time to correct our course and move forward in a new or altered way toward our goals. This lunar eclipse asks us to take a long, hard look at the issues in our life that are holding us back or that are keeping us from fulfilling our destiny and to make decisions about a more positive, life-affirming way of meeting those challenges.

This particular lunar eclipse becomes even more powerful because of its location near the galactic center at 26 degrees Sagittarius. (See my previous article on Pluto when it was located at the Galactic center before entering Capricorn.) The lunar eclipse location near the powerful Galactic center magnifies and adds power and focus to the energies already being manifested.

It is also noteworthy that the eclipse opposition of the Moon and Sun are square the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces. Because Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius, the sign that holds the Sun during this eclipse, the themes of compassion (Pisces) and truth (Jupiter) are very much in focus. Uranus brings unexpected change like a lightning bolt and new ways of thinking and acting.

In short, this lunar eclipse brings an unprecedented opportunity to bring about a new way of being with regard to others with whom we share Mother Earth. We are called to act in a higher, more authentic way (Jupiter) and to keep our mind on the oneness of all beings (Pisces). Indeed, in light of the world situation at this time, this lunar eclipse presents an opportune time for each of us to focus on this spirit of oneness with all others.

Many blessings to each of you who read this and take up the challenge of this eclipse—to give away those things that are no longer needed or helpful, and to bring to the world a spirit of loving, truthful compassion for all beings.


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465 comments to Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – December 21, 2010

  • Tania


    I am feeling the affects of this upcoming eclipse 1st/7th houses 11 degrees Gemini rising – my 4th/10 houses 29 degrees. Alot has been going on re job applications. I accepted a job with a previous employer only to uncover alot of unacceptable dealings have been going on to which I felt the need to share with those who had previous negative dealings with these people – Karma. I turned down another job offered to me but I am waiting to hear about another one and hopefully be offered a job with that company. Surprisingly I did hear from them this morning but the job offered doesn’t suit. They said they would keep my resume when my preferred position arises. Wondering if I should wait or do I take on another uni course starting 8th February – Mental Health or Youth support worker studies. My birthdate is 27th September 1963 born Rosebud, Vic, Australia at 11:55pm. I look forward to your findings – much appreciated.

    • Ruby

      Tania, I don’t really feel the eclipse is causing the difficulty, but it is certainly highlighting it. On February 6, 2011, Jupiter does go into your 10th house indicating favorable energy around career. Of course, that could be the potential job or another one that comes up. On the other hand, transiting Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius are in your 9th house of higher learning; as are Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces. Do some soul searching to determine what your motivationsk are for becoming a mental health or youth support worker. There are some indications that it would fulfill a yearning in you to make a difference. If that is so, also determine why. Is it to heal yourself (very likely) or to serve in a very connected way (also very likely). Hopefully, the answers will help you make a choice.

      • Tania

        Thank you so much for replying. I decided to accept a job offer with aged care and looking after elderly in a day centre. All low care clients so it’s about having fun, forming friendships and going on outings and I started today and really enjoyed it. I’m very tired as it was alot to absorb but I think it is where I am meant to be for now. Truly appreciate your feedback.

      • Ruby

        Thanks for letting me know what is going on. It helps us all to be better astrologers when we know if we were on the mark, somewhat off, or way off. Good luck.

      • Ruby

        Hello Gigi, yes I do synastry charts by email; or very soon I will be able to do them through a system similar to, but a little easier to manage, than Skype. I charge $65 for one-half hour or $120 for a full hour for most of my readings. Payment is through PayPal. Is this for a current relationship that you are in or is it a new one that you want to know more about? I strongly believe relationship readings can help bring about a stronger relationship and also help you avoid problem relationships. Let me know if you have any questions.

  • Ms. Vander Ark

    I was born at 11pm, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 28, 1970. My husband Ed was born in Lansing, Michiagn on Sept. 26, 1956 at 12noon, together our natal charts read that we have a shared north node in Sagittarius on the cusp of the 1st/2nd house and a shared south node in Gemini on the cusp of the 7th/8th house. I can only assume that potentially the next 18 to 24 months of Gemini and Sagittarius eclipse series could greatly affect us (?). My question is how? Both the negative and positive info…..share with us as the astrologer! Lori V.A.

  • Beth

    Dear AstroHerb-

    Feeling the effects of the Lunar Eclipse already! Born Oct. 11, 1965 (Lucknow, India). Was just told we are getting ‘Laid off’. Applied for a new job but will be a while before hear anything about it. Will need to move out of state. See any of this working out for me? Thanks!

  • Patricia

    On 12/21 and 12/22 I’m interviewing for a new position after being layed off in June,2010. What are the implecations, for me, of interviewing during not only the solstice but an eclipse as well. Thanks!

    HERES MY STATS: 12/09/1958 BORN IN Portsmouth, VA USA @ 6:00AM
    SUN IN SAG…16°52’13” DEGREES

    • Ruby

      Patricia, You have a lovely Sagittarius stellium in your first house, which allows you to present yourself well. Just be aware not too come on too strong as you might be prone to do. Transiting Mercury is tightly conjunct your natal Saturn in your first house. That should actually give you the right mix of assertiveness and decorum. Very nice. the eclipse Sun is in your second house of earnings opposing eclipse moon in the 8th house of other people’s money. Also, a rather positive sign. Be aware that with transiting N Node, Pluto and Mars all in your 2nd house of earnings that the job might entail a lot of hard work and challenge. Not a problem if you are aware of it and negotiate accordingly. Transiting Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in Pisces in your 4th house could indicate a move. Good luck.

  • Patricia

    On 12/21 and 12/22 I will be interviewing for a new position after being layed off on June 3,2010. What are the implications, for me, of interviewing not only on the solstice but in the midst of an eclipse as well? Thanks!

    HERES MY STATS: 12/09/1958 BORN IN Portsmouth, VA USA @ 6:00AM
    SUN IN SAG…16°52’13” DEGREES

  • Diana

    Thanks for a great article. I have so much going on in my life/chart right now, that it all seems a bit overwhelming. I don’t know how to make sense of it together. I see the eclipse will be at end of 12th house conjunct 1st and not certain to read them both. I also have Venus and Chiron at 29 degrees. Just explaining the 12th or ASC would be a help. Thanks
    October 20, 1968 10:04PM New Orleans, LA


    • Ruby

      Diana, Yes the eclipse Gemini Moon is in your 12th house but is so close to the cusp that it ties the 12th house and the 1st house together. The story it tells is to bring something that you know from the past and use it in your self expression, in your work and in your relationships (from the polarity of transiting Sun and Mercury in the 6th on the cusp of the 7th house. Is there something you have always wanted to write or say but haven’t? Note that your Pisces 10th house of career and public standing with Uranus and Jupiter in it is conjunct your natal Chiron and all are squaring the eclipse. Now would be a good time to expand (Jupiter) in an inventive (Uranus) way and disregard your fears (Chiron) in the career/public arena.

  • Laura

    Hello I was born 12/21/1970 @ 10:00 PM >
    Havana,Cuba I would like to know how this eclipse will affect me .

    • Ruby

      Laura, The eclipse lights up your 11th house (friends, groups and hopes and wishes) and your 5th house (love affairs, children, creativity and individuality). Your 5th house is especially in focus. The eclipse also squares Pluto in Virgo in your 2nd house of earnings. There could be some sort of power issues having to do with money or your values. Also, the January 4, 2011 solar eclipse will highlight your 2nd house of money.

  • thomas

    Good day,
    I was born 6/21/1960 at 4:14Am with a sun at 29 degree Gemini in the 2nd house, Venice 29 degree my ascendent is at 19 degrees Gemini. Jupiter is at 28 degrees in Sag. in the 7th house. Saturn in capicorn in the 8th house. It feels like this is going to have a very powerful affect on me. I just had 6 teeth pulled on December 6th getting for braces and it’s been quite a painful ordeal, but the beginning of a great new smile. Since 2006 and 2007 were very difficult years for me I was extremely sick and still deal with the issues today. But this plantery issues coming up seem to but huge changes especially with the eclipse right on top of my natal sun and Venice Especially with Sun and venus opposition jupiter. Money, insurance death and taxes then relataionships issues? I can’t quite put it together. As a side note I also have moon at 29 degrees tarus in the 12th, not an easy chart with three planets in critial degree.How would you see this affecting me.
    thank you

    • Ruby

      Thomas, The thing that struck me about your chart was that wonderful Sun/Venus conjunction. Having your teeth worked on will give you the confidence to really let that beautiful conjunction express itself. Remember the 2nd house is all about our values, not just money. Pluto was at 21 Sagittarius in June 2007, so that explains the difficult time you had during 2006 and 2007. Your entire self expression was curtailed as though someone or something had a big foot on you. By the way transiting Saturn at 16 degrees Libra is square your natal Saturn at 16 degrees Capricorn. Saturn rules the teeth and bones. What a great time to take care of your teeth!

      Things do look much better. Just remember to let go of the past. What is over is over.

      • thomas

        Thank you very much for your time. So the ecilpse at 29 degree Gemini isn’t going to have of an effect? Or will it just intensive the Sun/Venice aspect?

      • tcocktail

        I just went to the orthodontist on Thursday. We anow are planing on braces and it will be about two years. Isn’t that when Saturn moves out of Libra? How ironic is that?

      • Ruby

        Tcocktail, Yes, Saturn moves out of Libra on October 6, 2012. That is why I love astrology so much! I am sure you will feel and look much more beautiful (Libra) and it will be well worth the investment of time, energy, discomfort and money. Thanks for sharing. I hope more people will leave such informative bits of information.

  • Beth

    Hey AstroHerb-

    My b-day is Oct. 11, 1965, 3:50am, Lucknow, India. Eclipse seems to be pounding my 10th already with job loss ahead. Any positive signs for new job in the near future? Have applied for one but heard will be a month or 2 before a response. Your expertise would be much appreciated.

    • Ruby

      Beth, the eclipse does touch your 10th and 4th houses. However, did you notice that the eclipse is in an applying conjunction with your natal Jupiter in the 10th, which could be a sort of “angel on your shoulder” aspect. In some ways, it seems like your current job has lost its usefulness and it is time for you to go in a new direction. Have you considered that? Transiting Saturn is conjuncting your Sun in the 2nd house. If you have been applying yourself diligently you could be rewarded. If not, it could, indeed, bring a loss of income. Make sure you are applying yourself in all ways and to your fullest potential and you should be fine. Good luck.

      • Beth

        First of all…a big Thanks to you AstroHerb for doing this! I appreciate your positive outlook cuz I’m trying to do the same. I shocked and sad at losing my job cuz it was a new one I had only been at for the past 5mos. (had left one I really hated). I actually liked my job and was looking forward to learning a bit more and then moving on with new job in hand to avoid loss of income.. But.. I see the universe has a much different plan for me.:)
        p.s. I sent this before but it didn’t get posted the last 2x. Hope this reaches you.

        Thanks again for your feedback. What a gift it has been to me!

  • Sheryl

    Hi AstroHerb –

    My birthday is Aug 10 1965 at 6p in Milwaukee, wi How will this eclipse affect me?

  • thomas

    Btw, I did not mention that I was born in Cleveland, OHio 4:14AM

  • Daineko

    I was born Dec. 8, 1969 at 9:30am. I have had many family deaths since Samhain and wonder how this energy will affect me. Thank you bless..

    • Ruby

      Daineko, I am so sorry for your losses. I do think that the worst is over. The Dec 21, 2010 eclipse falls in conjunction to your natal Mercury and opposes your natal Moon. It will be helpful to express your feelings regarding what has happened and to not be afraid to also express emotions. The eclipse actually feels to me like it has a little healing energy in it for you. As the Sun moves through Sagittarius and into Capricorn you will need to deal with some financial aspects of the deaths, but I feel you are given the strength to do. Blessings.

  • esra

    Hello Astroherb! thanks for your comments…
    I was born 12/21/1983 at 01:12 am, Izmir Turkey. I would like to know how this eclipse will affect me.

    • Ruby

      Esra – The eclipse (and the Sun prior to the eclipse) will be conjunct your natal stellium of Uranus, S Node, Jupiter, Sun and Neptune all in the third house of communications. It will oppose your 9th house of higher mind and learning and your tenth house. This could point to lots and lots of communication, learning, teaching, philosophizing, etc. with a possible career component to it. The energy generally looks quite good as long as you do not cling to old, outworn ways of doing things. This concentration of energy (and the South Node) calls for letting go of that which doesn’t work to let in a very expansive new way of thinking, communicating and being. Enjoy!

  • eva

    Hello,I was born December 25th 1989.12.50 pm in Croatia.I would like to know if this eclips will affect me.
    Thank you

    • Ruby

      Eva – this eclipse and the upcoming Capricorn solar eclipse will affect your 9th and 10th houses in Sagittarius and Capricorn and the 3rd and 4th houses by opposition. It feels like you are needing to clear things out to make room for some kind of higher studies, philosophy, religion, metaphysics, specialized classes, etc. Whatever it is that you have been thinking about, it will have an effect on your career or your public standing (you will be noticed), which may become more clear to you after the solar eclipse. There may be lots of short trips, etc. connected with the above. You need to let go of your fears to make these positive things happen.

  • Kate

    I am worried the eclipes seems to hitting so many plants in my chart. It can’t be all doom and gloom can it? 25 November 1964 12:05am Sydney Australia

    • Ruby

      Kate – no it is not all gloom and doom. I wanted to write another article to let people know that, but have been overwhelmed with comments so have not found the time. Eclipses are change and a focus of energy pure and simple. In can bring gloom and doom if certain aspects are present in the natal chart, but it can also bring much needed and even appreciated change. Even gloom and doom has a positive side if you look for it. The eclipse is falling in your 5th 11th house axis. Your attention should be drawn to creativity and how to express that in your career, groups and even as a part of your hopes and wises. The eclipse squares the transiting Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, which falls in your 7th house. There could be a new beginning in relationships once you clear how some hurtful confusing elements that have been occurring. Enjoy eclipse day.

      • Kate

        RE: Kate December 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm ·

        Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my post, it is greatly appreciated.
        I realise the universe moves us towards where we should be and that at eclipse time we are sometimes shifted towards the path we are meant to be on and that resistance is futile.

        I was worried about my grand trine: Eclipse trine, natal Venus in my second house at 28 degrees Libra and trine natal Saturn in th 7th house at 28 degrees Aquarius, but trines are harmonious energy, are they not ?

      • Ruby

        Yes, trines are generally, but not always, easy energy. In doing this kind of quickie reading I usually don’t even look at the trines, because the big stuff will happen on the conjunctions, squares and oppositions. It is very good to use trines. They sort of “grease the wheels” and make the journey easier. The biggest thing to remember with the easy aspects that they do not compel us to take action like the hard energy. Therefore we need to consciously supply the action to get the most benefit from them.

  • mona

    Hi, I was born on 12/23/69 at 9:25 am, in Bergen, Norway. Sagittarius AC 25 degree, sun in 1 degree capricorn and moon in 27 degree Geminin. I would really like to know how this eclipse will effect my career and close relationship.

    Thank you a lot

    • Ruby

      Mona – You must have been born really far north in Norway because your chart is widely intercepted. Anyway, back to the eclipse – it doesn’t seem to be affecting your career greatly. The eclipse falls in your first house of self expression conjunct your Capricorn Sun and opposes your Gemini Moon in your 7th. The main thing is that you will be inspired to put more emphasis on your self expression and to step out in the world in a more businesslike, confidant way. This may have some impact on your relationships, but the key with the Moon in the 7th in Gemini is to be sure you communicate what is going on with to you to those who matter to you. Otherwise, they may wonder and question, etc. The Capricorn eclipse may put even more emphasis on that dynamic. The good news also is that that solar eclipse may bring new ways of earning money (also focused on communication (eclipse conjuncting your natal Mercury in Capricorn.

  • Jacqueline

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for the great article! I was born on 12/24/74 at 11:24pm in Jersey City, NJ. How will the eclipse affect me? I greatly apprecite it!

    • Ruby

      Jacqueline, the eclipse chart compared to your natal chart shows a tremendous emphasis on your home. Something special seems to be going on there. A wild guess would be that you will possibly quit your job if you are now working and maybe work out of your home or beautify your home in some way. There is also some emphasis on your 1st house/7th house axis, which would be changes in how you show yourself to the world and the effect that any close relationships have on that and vice versa. Nothing looks alarming. You will need to take control of matters at home in some way though.

  • Jacqueline

    Astroherb, you just gave me the goosebumps!!! I did quit my job to work on my own (from my home). Also, for the past 2 days I have been clearing out the clutter from my house. Thank you!!!

  • Ruby

    Hello Sabrina, One thing I do know without a doubt for any of us to be happy in life we must honor our Moon, its sign and placement etc. Your Moon in Sagittarius does point to a certain need for freedom of action and a need to philosophically make a difference in the world. Your businesslike Capricorn ascendant points you in the way of business, but that is very empty if it doesn’t feed and satisfy the Moon. You have Saturn transiting your 4th house North Node/Pluto conjunction, which would indicate someone in your family putting a lot of pressure on you. However, remember that the North Node in our chart points to our destiny in this life and it is very important from a spiritual progression standpoint to honor the north node. A Libra North Node needs to move toward beauty, diplomacy, balance etc. and move away from the habitual habit patterns of the Aries North Node (in your 10th house). Venus in Scorpio is at the midpoint of your natal Venus/Uranus in the 4th pointing to a sudden but beneficial change.

    The lunar eclipse in your 6th house may begin the process of letting go of the old. And, yes there will be lots of pressure and resistance. After the solar eclipse is when you will be able to move into the new if you so choose. “Following your dream is very, very, hard, but to not do so is disastrous.” Good luck!

  • Murphy

    I was born Dec. 31, 1956 at 8:14pm whittier California. I would really like to know how this eclipse will effect my career and close relationship.

    • Ruby

      Murphy, The eclipse and an associated stellium of transiting planets fall in your 5th house of love and creativity. There is a good chance that by the time the 2nd eclipse is over that this relationship could deepen in some way. I don’t think it will significantly affect your career.

  • Olivia

    Hey astroherb. I’m just writing again, I’m not sure if you read my comment, I left 3 by accident because I kept forgetting information. My birthday is 8/12/93 at 8:15am in New York (manhattan), New York.

    • Ruby

      Olivia, thanks for following up. I did get all three messages and answered today. I have been overwhelmed by comments so am a few days behind.

      • Olivia

        Sorry I didn’t realize you were so busy, thanks so much for getting back to me. I looked back at my comments and I can’t seem to find where you wrote your response, I’m new to your website. I don’t know if its just my computer but I don’t see it there. Do you think you could paste/write it again or tell me where to find it when you get a chance? Thanks so much!!

      • Ruby

        Olivia, I’m sorry my comments have disappeared (Mercury Rx?). Something must have gone wrong, because I believe you should have gotten an email with the comment. I will look for the comment, but I fear it has vanished. If I can’t find it I will have to look at your info again.

      • olivia

        I couldn’t reply to your other one so ill write here, but yes! Mercury’s been helping all of my electronics malfunction. Haha just my luck that the comment would dissapear. But no, I didn’t get an email. Thanks so much for replying, if you need my info again it’s August 12th 1993, manhattan, ny at 8:15 am. I’m really hoping this eclipse finally brings some luck to my love life.

      • Ruby

        Olivia, I trust you have gotten my comments by now. If not, let me know.

    • Ruby

      Olivia, I couldn’t find my previous message to you. I am very sorry for the mixup. Anyway, the Gemini eclipse falls in your 10th and 4th house axis. Also transiting your 4th house are Mercury, N Node Pluto and Mars. For sure, something is going on with your career versus your home. Notice how the transiting stellium is moving into your 5th house as the Capricorn eclipse approaches. Then on the 14th or so of January they touch your Neptune/Uranus in the 5th house. Your creativity could go through the roof at that time. Don’t be afraid to be a little out there with the creativity since we are talking about the energy of Neptune and Uranus being highlighted. Neptune and Chiron are also transiting your 6th house of work conjunct natal Saturn. Are you thinking of working in the healing professions? Also, watch your own health as Saturn aspects can raise the stress level. Good luck in your new endeavors.

  • KJL

    hi there- i was born 12/8/66 in chicago, il at 11:10AM. can you tell me how it will affect me? or let me know how to find out? thank you!!!

    • Ruby

      KJL, the eclipse falls on the cusp of your 11th/5th house axis and squares your 2nd and 8ith house. It is not directly aspecting any of your planets, so it probably will not have a major impact. You can get a clue about it by reading an astrology book about the impact of the sun and moon transiting those houses. Then add a little emphasis because both are transiting there.

  • Sally Smith

    Thank you for the article. It is very clear and reassuring. The eclipse is hitting my Ascendant and close to my sun and moon. I have so many transits right now and am trepidatious – very restless but don’t know what to expect. I will also be hit by the January eclipse quite resoundingly. I feel like I’m about to be rocketed to another planet! Am taking each day at a time. My birthday is Dec. 18, 1960, approx. 8:36 am, Truro, England. I would be grateful, if you have time, to hear how you would interpret this.

    Thank you so much. I am studying astrology and definitely a fan 🙂

    • Ruby

      Sally, you do have significant contacts from the two eclipse, so it is no wonder you are feeling that something is happening but don’t know what it is. It is significant that the first eclipse falls in your 12th house with the transiting Sun almost exactly on the cusp of the first house. It is an indication of letting yourself shine more. Your natal sun and Moon in the 12th house natally were always someone subdued or held back. The eclipse is shouting for you to claim your personal power (note transiting N Node and Pluto in your 1st house and transiting Mars conjunct Jupiter). As they move through your first they will, of course, connect with natal Saturn so that energy will need to be tempered a little, which will probably come naturally. Transiting eclipse Moon in Gemini in the 7th wants you to only involve yourself in those relationships that really feed and nurture you. You are also having a Chiron return this year. That is a whole subject in itself. But time to quit licking old wounds and heal yourself and thus others. Are you thinking of a new healing career of some sort or is it yourself only who is becoming healed and powerful?

  • Bree

    I was born on June 21st 1982 @ 4:19am (Prince William and I also share a birthday.) I have been going through a wonderful awakening of my entrepreneurial spirit…will this eclipse that occurs on my cusp have a profound affect on that? I have also been monitoring my mothers situation and just got diagnosed with an ulcer–which is doing quite well & I have discovered ways to meditate and get a fitness routine. What should I expect for 2011 on? Thanks so very much for your insight.

  • Mary Ann

    My 60th birthday is 1/1/11 at 11:03 AM- I was born 1/1/51 in Grand Junction, CO at 11:03 AM, that is.
    I’m an artist in the film/television industry-actress as well as a makeup stylist. I keep wanting to move to NYC where I was for a few years four years ago but am so tired from raising three kids on my own (they’re successful adults now) I’m hesitant. I really want to make my best contribution to planetary change as I possibly can.
    I’d adore any thoughts!
    Love to you!

    • Ruby

      Mary Ann, You may wish to start packing. The planets aspecting your chart leading up to the lunar eclipse go over your natal Chiron at 26 degrees Sag and square your North and South Nodes. Some kind of healing in satisfaction of your North Node in Pisces is being activated. It is an ideal time to contribute your efforts toward planetary change.
      The big news is the Capricorn solar eclipse. It conjuncts your Mercury and Sun conjunction in the 10th house (very nice) and opposes your Uranus in the 4th house and square your nodal axis. When Uranus in the 4th is significantly aspected it very often points to a move!

  • Ann

    Hello, I was very impressed with the reading for Jacqueline!
    I was born on November 29th of 1967 at 3am, in Southern Italian region of Calabria.

    How will this eclipse affect my life?

    Thank you! I look forward to your response.


    • Ruby

      Hello Ann, regarding Jacqueline’s reading – sometimes things just show up in my thoughts that seem a little too much at the time, but they turn out to be right on. That was one of those times.

      Regarding your chart, the full moon eclipse falls in your 9th house (philosophy, higher education, higher mind, religion, etc.) and your 3th house (communication, short trips, siblings), but there are no planets in those houses. It does square your Pluto/Uranus Virgo conjunction in the 12th and your Chiron in Pisces in the 6th. I would interpret that as a sudden uncovering of something from the past that you are able to analyze and arrive at a healing from it. It may not be pleasant, but could change your life for the better.

      The Capricorn solar eclipse conjuncts Mars in your 4th house and opposes your 10th house. It also squares your Libra ascendant and your Aries descendant. Things around your home are about to become very busy; you may decide to change your appearance in some way (very nice with Libra and Venus in your 1st house; and there could be more action in relationships. That is, relationships are highlighted in some way.

  • Atts

    I am interviewing for a research position on Dec 22, at a place that I was not accepted for a faculty position in June this year. My birthday is Sept 1, 1963 Jullundur, Punjab India. I sense a change in my career goals but am so not sure of what is ahead. There are many questions and I have no answers to any of them…. Also potentially exciting opportunities – of course I have no idea what will come to pass and whether I will have the support from the universe…. So far Mercury retrograde has not really thrown me off and I am learning to ride the waves around eclipses but this one – as per most other astrologers – is about a career ending. Please enlighten? Have been through so much disappointments in my career – this is the one time I feel I am aiming to correct and complete that which was put to rest 12 years ago – my PhD thesis. Will I get this post Doc position? Will it actually be without too many strings and enough money? will this take me to a different level in my academic career?
    Your approach to this eclipse is different….

    • Ruby

      Atts, I wish you would have had your time of birth for a more accurate reading. The transiting planets between now and sometime after the January solar eclipse may very well be going over your 10th house of career, which would point to a big change in your career prospects. In any case all of those planets in Capricorn will be a help in furthering your career goals (Capricorn rules business and government). It shows the need to be somewhat aggressive and bold in your search for the right position. In other words hold your head up high and have the attitude that you can deliver what the job takes. Your natal 10th house planets are opposing Chiron in the 4th. Becoming successful in the way you envision will heal emotional wounds from your childhood. Let us know how it goes.

      • Atts

        My time of birth is 1.30 am. And thank you for the tip about being bold and confident. Will definitely keep you posted. And yes I do have something planned for the first week of January but lets see how it pans out…. Many thanks again for your time.

  • mikele

    Hello astroherb! 🙂

    This was really interesting. I am Aquarius with Libra Rising and Leo Moon. I was born in Dimboola, Victoria, Australia on the 22 Jan 1962 at about 11:11pm (My mother assures me it was “around” this time – give or take 10 mins either side. I just picked 11:11 because its kinda cool :)).

    I know the coming eclipse is affecting my 5th house and I’ve been knotted in the tummy for weeks over how I’m going to afford everything. With my eldest wanting to head off to uni next year; no settlement from the break up of marriage 2.5 years ago still; a massive bill for the servicing of my “new” car I bought in August this year… I am really feeling the financial strain and it’s killing me! I hate not being generous with others at Christmas time!

    Anyway… money issues aside, I’m meeting a new man for our first date on Sunday 19th. He’s a Pisces and that’s all I know. I don’t want to have any expectations. Somehow in my heart of hearts, I know this is going to be one of those fun “something” kind of friendships for awhile – I think! I wonder if this eclipse will prove differently?

    Anyway – if you’ve got some cheery news for me – I could really use it right now. Please tell me I’m going to win tattslotto! LOL! 🙂

    All the best, thank you and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.



    • Ruby

      Mikele, the 5th house is all about love affairs, children and creativity. The 2nd and 8th are the money houses. I took a quick peek at your solar return chart for the coming year. Romance if favored, though I don’t know if it is the current date. The best time to find love is when the Sun is in Aquarius. Your 5th house is highlighted then.

      The eclipse falls in your 3rd house (short trips, cars, communication) and 9th house (higher education, philosophy, religion, etc.). Mercury retrograde explains the car breaking down, so at least that is over with. Good luck

  • debi

    I have been letting go of a lot of things recently regarding relationships and just wondered if there was any other things I have to be concerned about or focused on with this eclipse. I see you are very busy with charts so no rush or anything.
    Sending much appreciation to you and everyone else who has posted, it is amazing to see how the eclipse is affecting people in different ways.
    I was born feb 24/1977 9:30pm in Vancouver,BC Canada.

    • Ruby

      Debi, the Capricorn solar eclipse falls in your 3rd house of communications, siblings and short trips and squares Pluto in Libra in your 12th house of hidden matters and self undoing and also square Venus in your 7th house of relationships. The square to Pluto is quite significant and important. Not easy, but it is time to dig out all the skeletons in your emotional closet and once again attempt to get rid of them. With Pluto this will not be an easy task, but it will be oh so freeing. It should have a beneficial effect on your close relationships. As you have been letting go of some close relationships, it appears that the process has already begin. You have Chiron in Aries in the 7th conjunct the South Node, so it is wonderful for your evolution that you are letting go of old habit patterns with regard to relationships and letting go of those who wound you in some way. Exactly what the planets ordered!

  • carina

    Hi Astroherb,

    I was born February 12, 1976, 03:45am, in Stip, Macedonia.

    I would really like to know how this eclipse will effect my career and close relationship.

    Thank you so much. I am studying astrology and definitely a fan 🙂

    • Ruby

      Carina, neither the lunar or solar eclipse make a close aspect to your natal planets. The lunar eclipse falls in your 12th/6th houses. However, around January 11, 2011 the Sun will be conjuncting your Venus/Mercury conjunction in Capricorn and squaring your Jupiter and Chiron conjunction in Aries in the 3rd house. You may become very noticed in a favorable way at that time, with lots of communications. I’m glad you are studying astrology. Keep it up, it never gets boring.

  • Kate

    Hello astroherb 🙂

    As a Sag, I am pretty optimistic by nature but after years of planets squaring and conjuncting my sun in transit, there isn’t much in my life that hasn’t been completely destroyed (pluto conjunct sun for 1.5 years was a nasty battle). I used to be the happiest person ever and very lucky but over the past six months life has been so bad from every angle that I barely have left my house, except to go to yoga class.

    My birthday is December 20th, 1978, 8:27 pm in Burlington, VT USA

    Any advice on how to navigate these choppy waters would be great because right now I feel like I am alone in a dark storm where day break never seems to come.

    • Ruby

      Kate, I can see that things have been rough for you for quite some time. Not only is Pluto conjunct your Sun but transiting Saturn is conjunct your natal Pluto in the 3rd house. That would indicate that you have some skills and talents that you could teach to others. Even teaching something you know (and even better something you love) to someone else no matter how small the scale would be a great place to start. After the solar eclipse on January 4, the transiting planets will be entering your 6th house of work and service. Often when we feel the most stuck is when reaching out to someone else to help them will do wonders for us. Your Sun is in your house of creativity and there are lots of planets there now. Even Pluto can be of help. Doing something creative each and every day would also be a great place to start. Creativity doesn’t need to mean art, dance, music etc. Anything that you do that is done in a slightly different way than it has been done before is creative. With the Sun in the 5th you need this very, very much. Please just try to do a little creative something every day. Best wishes.

  • Cath

    Dear Astroherb, very interesting reading all of your insights, so kindly and thoughtfully put. I think this eclipse is conjunct my natal north node which I would love to know a bit more about. My birthday is 3 September 1964, Sydney Australia, 1.30pm.

    Best wishes to you

    • Ruby

      Cath, yes the lunar eclipse is conjunct your north node in Sag in the 12th house and opposing the south node in Virgo in the 6th. It is time to let go of your rather happy go lucky or flightly ways when it comes to your gifts of communication (SN in Sag). We are each meant to move towards our North Node. So in your case, it is time to really use your communication gifts in your work life or in some sort of service to others. It always feels uncomfortable to use your North Node, but it is a key to fulfilling our destiny. The eclipse says “now is the time.”

  • BillyBob


    D.O.B is (2 Oct. 1961), New York City, New York. Don’t know birth time. Just lost my job. Scared of what’s next.

    Thanks BB

    • Ruby

      Hello BillyBob, I am finally getting back to you. Thanks for your patience. The December 21 lunar eclipse squares your 10th house of career and your 4th house of home. So with the 29 degrees you have now given up something (your job) However, the January 4 solar eclipse (new beginnings) is in your 2nd house of money along with Mars. They are all moving to conjunct your Saturn and Jupiter. I definitely think you can get another job. Saturn there says that you will need to work very hard at hunting, but Jupiter is like a reward. You could well have a job offer around the 14th of January if you are really out there working at finding a job.

  • Patrick

    My birthday is June 5th, 1973, and I was born in Hackensack, NJ at 8:11pm. The eclipse at the end of June completely changed my life, and I wondered how exactly the December 21 eclipse will affect me? Thank you.

  • malisha

    Gemini 7° 31′ house 5 what does this mean for me for this lunar eclipse?

    • Ruby

      Malisha, your 7 degree Gemini sun is not within orb of the eclipse. You would look for planets near 29 degrees in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

  • Armaan

    Hello, nice to meet you. I love this view on astrology. I find it very useful.

    I recently read about the Galactic Center. I didn’t have a clue about its existence and meaning. And now, i read this. If you have any other information to share, i would be grateful to have. I am an 26 degree Sagittarius ascendant, so it tickled my curiosity and concern.

    So, this lunar eclipse is in conjunction with my ASC. The next solar eclipse is in conjunction with my natal Moon on 12′ 50 Capricorn.

    I have as well, transiting Pluto square my Sun, and Saturn in conjunction with my MC.
    In the late years, after Pluto transiting my Asc and keeps on my first House, conjuncting my H1 Neptune, squaring my Sun etc. my life has changed dramatically. And i am better and stronger in every area of my life. I have come in touch with healing procedures and have discovered, or i’d better say revealed a new way to view life and overcome my problems. Now, with the transits of Saturn, despite the practical difficulties, i feel step on the ground(as a Neptunian, i didn’t before).

    What else will change? Because with these two eclipses, i freak out a little bit… 😛
    Give me some direction. In what thing should i make focus first of all?

    Thank you!

    • Ruby

      Armaan, first off, let me say that you are an inspiration. If everyone that is going through hard times could just understand that we all do come out at a better place once we make it through the dark. With Pluto transiting your first house you are to learn power (not too much, not too little) and how to stand up for yourself and just have that confidence when you walk into a room that you know who you are without pretense. Because you have worked on yourself so much, I would say that the thing you need to let go of (lunar eclipse) is your old way of appearing to others. The solar eclipse on your natal moon is very significant. I get the sense that you are stepping out into the business world in a big way. If not, then it is just the sense that you know how to navigate in the world and how to take care of yourself. Your chart is all about self power now. It’s about time isn’t it.

      As to the galactic center, I see Pluto’s long stay there and now this eclipse on the galactic center as showing that we really are citizens of the universe and that we need to be more in tune with earth changes and celestial changes. How do you see it?

  • Armaan

    If you want to see my chart, i can give you my birth data (25/03/84, 2.20 am, Korinthos, Greece)
    I recently started studies in acting, and got a job as a teacher. And these two are my main concern. I have economical issues, as most Greeks. Things are edgy…

    Peace to the world… 🙂

    • Ruby

      Armaan, I didn’t see this post when I wrote my previous reply. You have a very lovely Jupiter/Moon conjunction in your natal chart sextile Venus in Pisces and also sextile Saturn in Scorpio in your 11th house of hopes and wishes. The solar eclipse will be activating all of that lovely energy. If I were you I would spend some time at the solar eclipse to envision what I wanted this year, put a lot of emotion behind it, and expect it to come true.

  • Betsy

    My natal sun is at 29 degrees in Gemini. Am I in big trouble here with this eclipse?

    • Ruby

      Betsy, I can’t tell what is going on with just your Sun sign. There may be some changes in the area of the chart where your natal Sun falls. However, anything that leaves or changes needed to do that to make room for the new. Remember, the Capricorn solar eclipse is all about new things coming in.

  • Janna

    Hello Astroherb.

    I have a question whether it would effect my part of fortune which is 29 degrees sagittarius and I believe the eclipse will conjunct my chiron.
    What I was ment to ask was, what would this mean to me, and what would be beneficial for me to have in mind?
    I am born in Sweden, Stockholm. 28 March 1988 @ 14.23.

    • Ruby

      Janna, I don’t feel that the part of fortune is that significant in foretelling what will happen. It is more just a very nice feeling around its placement (long story). Anyway, your Chiron has already been aspected. The eclipse sun and Mercury will fall on your Uranus/Saturn conjunction in the 4th and 5th house. The planets and the solar eclipse will continue to highlight your 5th house of creativity, love affairs, children, and fun. With so much emphasis there it would be good to think about how you can use your creativity. A creative business venture is even possible under such a strong transit of Capricorn planets. Your intuition should also be at an all time high (transiting planets to natal Neptune.

  • KJL

    hi there- i was hoping that you could tell me how it will affect me. i left my info before, but didn’t hear back from you. here’s my info- i was born 12/8/66 in chicago at 11:10am. love and light to you. and many thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us. kawla

    • Ruby

      Hello KJL, I think I replied to you earlier this evening. I am a little overwhelmed with the wonderful response that my eclipse articles generated. I am getting 30-40 comments a day, and just can’t keep up. However, I do so appreciate everyone’s comments.

  • Gigi

    I am Taurus and the eclipse should be effecting my finances. I just got an email today that a large paycheck is going to be delayed even longer. I am unsure about the woman I am working for (is she giving me the runaround about pay?) and I am having difficulty finding a job. I am recently divorced and a graduate level graduate. When will things start to turn around financially and career-wise…and what about love?!!Birthday 5/14/65, 11:37am, Balto, Md.
    Thanks for any advice!

    • Ruby

      Gigi, the lunar eclipse does not significantly impact your chart. I believe that work matters and/or career matters will greatly pick up around the 8th of January after the solar eclipse. Several planets move into your 6th house putting a nice emphasis on such matters.

  • Javier Zamora

    Can someone help me on mine please I would really appreciate it.
    Born: Feb. 1, 1989
    Time: 7:27pm
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    Sun in Aquarius/6th house
    Moon in Sagittarius/4th house
    *I have no Gemini though…

    • Ruby

      Javier, The Gemini full moon eclipse does not significantly impact your chart. However, the Capricorn solar eclipse and several transiting Capricorn planets fall in your 5th house of creativity. If you are not now in a creative profession this would be a good time to begin such a career if you so desire. Love is also featured, as are children, fun and just enjoying life for a change. With your stellium in Capricorn in the 5th, you may find it hard to just relax and enjoy life. The eclipse could prompt you to do so. The eclipse squares your Saturn in the 2nd house of money. Squares are challenges. How can you enjoy life more while still earning a living???

  • Taylor

    My Daughter is a Virgo. Born August 31,1998 5:35am. And how does this moon effect her. Also how does it effect my Friend born October 31,1974 at 2:51am

    • Ruby

      Hello Taylor, your daughter has a very lovely first house with Mercury, Venus and the Sun residing there. The eclipse falls in her 11th house of groups and friends and 5th house of fun. She may have to let some friends and/or activities go in order to bring in new ones that mean more to her. It is important for your daughter to not be too hard on herself with her Sun in Virgo. She does not have to appear perfect all of the time. With Mercury and Venus in Leo she most likely projects herself very quite well and has a warm welcoming manner about her. I wouldn’t be able to comment on your friend since I have many, many more people waiting for a comment. She can post her own comment if she likes.

  • Gigi

    The “relationship”is a 2 1/2 year imaginary relationship. He is in and out of it all the time, while I am stable (he is a Gemini, go figure, with a cancer moon and ascendant).

  • Chris

    Hi! My birthdate is 6/16/86. Richmond Va born 12:00pm. I was wondering how this eclipse will effect me!

    • Ruby

      Hi Chris, the lunar eclipse falls in your 4th house of home and 10th house of work and public. Because the planets transiting your 4th house are going over your natal Uranus it looks like there could be a change of residence for you, possibly connected to your work. Any kind of family dynamics could be put in the spotlight now and will not always be easy. It seems like there is quite a bit of confusion around the home and maybe some power struggles as well. The good news is that this planetary lineup would be beneficial for you if you wanted to work out of your home in some way.

  • Heather

    Hello, thank you for your words on the full moon lunar eclipse. I’ve been waiting for this particular eclipse since the partial lunar and solar eclipses of the summer that formed a grand cardinal cross. This has not been the easiest 6 months since (and there have certainly been a lot of transits and progressions taking place). I’m concerned this one might be a doozy, but hopefully in a good way. My sun is gemini in the 6th house, moon in pisces in the 2nd house, ascendant in sagittarius (also both my saturn and uranus are sagittarius in the 12th house and my jupiter is in aries in the 4th house – which will be making a natal return in 2011).

    I just wanted to know if you had any thoughts on this for me. Thank you so much!!!

    • Ruby

      Heather, first off, the summer eclipses were much worse for many people because they tied into the cardinal cross that was in effect in the sky. The Gemini, Pisces and Sagittarius planets/points that will be aspected by the eclipse will be those closest to 29 degrees of each sign. That is for Gemini 23 or so Gemini to 5 or so Cancer. The other planets will be affected but it may come earlier or later than the eclipse. In any case a time of change for you. Dust off your writing and communication talents (Sun in 6th in Gemini), ground your Pisces moon when it comes to money matters (or write about Piscean things or work in a Piscean type environment), and project yourself like a Saggitarius (Sag ascendant).

  • rachael

    hi astroherb,
    me ,too please if you can 🙂 how will this eclipse affect me?
    june 6, 1980 10:59a minneapolis, mn

    • Ruby

      Rachel, the transiting Sun has recently opposed your Gemini Sun in the 10th house of career and public standing. The eclipse moon falls on your Venus in Gemini in the house of hopes and wishes and your eclipse sun falls in your 5th house of creativity. If you have a book or similar creative idea that you have always wanted to bring forward, now would be the time to do it. The transiting Capricorn planets going through your 5th house give you the business like attitude to bring it to fruition.

  • Pam

    Hi Astroherb,

    I have been reading the answers you have been providing which are truly enlightening.

    I was born September 16, 1974, 05:50am, in Ipswich, United Kingdom (england)

    I would really like to know how this eclipse will effect my career and close relationship (my overall general life).

    Thank you so much.

    • Ruby

      Pam, the eclipse falls in your 4th/10th house axis. Because there are no planets there within orb in your natal chart it will have minimal impact in those areas. It also squares your 1st house Moon in Virgo and and transiting Uranus/Neptune in the 7th house. There could be possible surprises in a close relationship that will need to be worked out. With Moon in Virgo being highlighted, try not to over analyze any such change.

  • KC

    Good evening!

    Thank you for such an amazing and informational article! I was born on 09/21/1982 at 3:49pm in Lawrence, KS. How will the eclipse affect me? And is it already in effect? I have been feeling totally exhausted and drained all of a sudden. I greatly apprecite it!

    • Ruby

      KC, I’m glad you enjoyed the article. I suspect that their are two reasons why you have been feeling so exhausted. The transiting planets (including the eclipse) are aspecting your 12th house Neptune and South Node. I would think that it feels like a very confusing time for you and you may be having vivid dreams and psychic insights. The second is that transiting Pluto is also in your 12th house within 8 degrees of your ascendant. Lots and lots of stuff from the past (and past lives if you so believe) is coming up for review now in your psyche. This can all be soul wrenching and challenging. Your best bet, is to spend more time nurturing yourself (natal N Node in Cancer). Also indicated are that financial affairs are somewhat nebulous (transiting Neptune) and wounding to you in some way (Chiron transiting). It is a good time to not only nurture yourself, but to also become more attuned to your spiritual self (however that looks to you) as you have Saturn transiting your 9th house planets. Just remember that as long as we keep a positive faith, trying times make us stronger and happier in the end. Good luck.

  • BillyBob


    Not sure you got my post from yesterday. D.O.B.(2 October, 1961), New York, N.Y. (unfortunately no birth time). Could you please tell me how this eclipse will affect my life?
    Much appreciation. bb

    • Ruby

      BillyBob, I believe I did get your message. However, this eclipse article has been so popular that I am getting over 35 requests for comments every day. I can only do 5-10 per day, so there is the problem. I keep plugging away for hope to get to you and everyone else. This is an eclipse season time (from one eclipse to the other) so a lot is going on. Thanks for checking.

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