We associate a Solar Eclipse with drama and indeed, the drama that we see in the sky, during a full Solar Eclipse at least, is often mirrored here on earth.
In astrology, a Solar Eclipse is something of a turning point or a crossroads. Decisions taken now will have implications which may not become apparent for some time.
A Solar Eclipse is in many ways the same as a New Moon, in that it is a conjunction between the Sun and Moon. Conversely, A Lunar Eclipse happens during a Full Moon.
However, during a Solar Eclipse, the Moon passes in front of the Sun, blocking its light partially or totally, and casting the Moon’s shadow onto the earth.
Because the Sun and Moon are in conjunction, this is doubly powerful astrological energy, hence its significance.
The symbolism of a Solar Eclipse is important too, with the Sun’s light being blocked before bursting back into life.
In astrology, the area of the chart where the Solar Eclipse falls may experience a sudden ‘block’ or drama, the reasons for which are not clear at the time, and the repercussions of which take some time to emerge.
The role of a Solar Eclipse is often to threaten the status quo and to create shock and disorder, precisely so that we can value what we didn’t already value. There’s nothing like a shock to make you value the normal you previously took so much for granted.
Astrologically speaking, when a Solar Eclipse is in Sagittarius, it’s the values of exploration, justice, wisdom and freedom which are temporarily blocked, only then to be re-illuminated once more.
It’s up to each of us to recognize the events which threaten these values, and to decide how we will stand up against them.
Each of us has skills, principles and abilities which can improve the world; the Solar Eclipse merely lights the way.
For some of us, the Solar Eclipse December 2020 will bring negative shocks and drama; for others, it may even be a nice surprise. But hidden within that surprise will still be a manifestation of a call to action. Listen out for it.
Horoscopes: How Does this Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Just as with a Lunar Eclipse, each Sun sign will experience the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius in a slightly different manner, depending exactly which points of the cosmic natal chart are activated, but it’s important that each sign of the zodiac tries to uphold their sense of adventure and their commitment to justice.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
Take the moral high ground, even when you’re outnumbered, Aries. No, especially when you’re outnumbered.
Something happens around the time of the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius which outrages your Aries sensibilities, and you have a duty to speak out about it. Be the warrior you know you are and stand up for what is right.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
During the Eclipse in Sagittarius, you may get a moving glimpse of just how fortunate you truly are.
Help those who are less fortunate, in whatever way you can – not necessarily by donating money, but by helping with your time, expertise or care. You’re surrounded by blessings, Taurus, but not everyone is so lucky.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
An Eclipse in your love zone can bring tumultuous events in your love life, Gemini, so hold onto your hat.
AT the same time, nothing here is set in stone, so whatever happens can be healed if that is what you truly want. But events now may open your eyes to fault lines in your relationship which will need some serious work, or maybe a new direction.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
There’s too much going on in your life and the Eclipse is likely to illustrate that dramatically. You simply can’t be everywhere at once and you certainly can’t control everything.
Give some things up, delegate or lessen your control, Cancer. Take a step back from things which are too much hassle for too little reward.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
You’ve spent a lot of time trying to please other people, but now the Solar Eclipse reminds you that you’re entitled to a life too.
Something happens which reminds you to have fun, to live, to love and to laugh. This may have a profound effect on you, Leo. It will certainly teach you to value your blessings much more than you currently do.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
Your family life comes under scrutiny courtesy of this Solar Eclipse, and events at home may escalate quickly. From broken appliances to major bust ups, trouble may be on the horizon.
Stay calm and remember that you can’t fix everything. Sometimes, you just have to let life resolve on its own, in its own time, Virgo. Don’t try to force the issue.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
A sudden desire to learn a new skill or to take a new course coincides with the Solar Eclipse, and you should take this as a very positive sign, Libra.
Follow your interests and Libra intellect. If you’re being called toward a particular body of knowledge, there’s a reason for that. What fascinates you? What can you do with that knowledge?
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
An Eclipse in your money zone may not be much fun at all, Scorpio. Expect some shocks and unpleasant surprises.
However, expect to learn too that money isn’t everything, and that you can cope no matter what life throws at you. Any financial hardship is likely to be temporary, but what you learn from it may well last you a lifetime.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
A Solar Eclipse in your own sign is a wakeup call: you’ve only got one life. Start living it. Follow your dreams, do the things you want to do, say the things you want to say, be with the person you want to be with.
Stop finding excuses for why you can’t do something and instead find reasons to say ‘yes’ to the universe.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
You may feel fearful around the new cycle of the Eclipse, even if you don’t really know why. Old anxieties may surface, perhaps along with bad dreams.
Hang on in there, Capricorn. This Solar Eclipse is stirring up your subconscious and freeing trauma from deep within. It might not be a fun experience, but once you’ve worked through this, you will be stronger and happier.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
Make new friends and connections, Aquarius. Be more sociable. Join up with like-minded people for a common purpose.
The Eclipse is here to remind you of the life-changing power of community. You like to work alone, but you can’t stay that way forever. Now is your time to come together with others to create a new reality.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
Sudden or unexpected news about your career may shock you, Pisces, but this is a challenge you simply must accept.
Go wherever the flow takes you and don’t be afraid to step well beyond your Pisces comfort zone. You are much more capable than you think, and this Solar Eclipse will prove that to you once and for all.
*Note: The exact date and time of the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is December 14, 2020 @ 16:16.