Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

My summer mini reading schedule is:

Aspen Saturday Market – June 16 – Oct. 6, 2018

Basalt Sunday Market – June 17 – Sept. 30, 2018

Carbondale Mountain Fair – Fri., Sat. and Sun., July 27-29, 2018

Stop and say “hi.”  I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Aquarius

When Do Eclipses Occur

Solar eclipses occur at the New Moon when the Sun and Moon are conjunct and within 18 degrees of the nodal axis. The nodal axis is the point where the Moon crosses the ecliptic (the apparent path of the Sun as it moves around the earth)**.

Ancient Babylonians around 747 B.C. discovered that solar eclipses occur in eclipse families and that eclipses could be accurately predicted. We now call these families the Saros Series (SS). Each SS starts at either the North Pole or the South Pole and runs for hundreds of years–up to 1,260 years. An eclipse in a SS is labeled as being either North or South denoting at which pole it started. Each SS produces an eclipse every 18 years plus 9 to 11 days (depending on how many leap years occurred during the 18 years).

The recent solar eclipse that occurred on March 8, 2016 at 18 degrees Pisces belongs to SS 18 South. This solar eclipse started at the South Pole on August 20, 1096 and will end on September 22, 2340 at the North Pole.

Each solar eclipse begins as a partial eclipse. At each occurrence of an eclipse in a SS, the eclipse occurs closer to the nodal axis. Finally, after approximately 650 years the eclipse is conjunct the nodal axis and a total eclipse occurs. After that, each eclipse in the SS begins to move away from the nodal axis until, once again, only partial eclipses occur.

A SS ends when only a very small eclipse occurs at 18 degrees or more from the nodal axis at the opposite pole from where the first eclipse occurred. When one SS ends, another takes its place. There are many SS operating at any one time.

The table in the following link shows the Saros Series of each eclipse, the zodiac position and the date, time and duration of both solar eclipses and lunar eclipses.

Eclipses 2016 through 2050

This is a rather complex subject, so please leave a comment if you have questions.

**The Sun does not move around the earth, it only appears to do so.  The horoscope wheel is a flattened representation of the ecliiptic.


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