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Solar Eclipse – 25 December 2019

The annular solar eclipse of 25 December 2019 takes place at 4° Capricorn 06′ and says that it will be visible as least partially in “East in Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean”.

All dates Central Standard Time (CST)

Solar eclipses occur on New Moons. New Moons are traditionally a time for sowing seeds and are a good time for breaking old habits and taking up new routines.

A solar eclipse amplifies the power of the New Moon and may bring sudden change, or bring a situation to light. Solar eclipses tend to be associated with beginnings and with external events happening to you.

Unless you have natal or secondary progressed planets at zodiac degrees in close aspect to the eclipse degree (4° Capricorn 06′), you are unlikely to feel the impact of this eclipse too much, if at all.

Astrology chart for the annular eclipse of 25 December 2019 (CST)
Astrology chart for the annular eclipse of 25 December 2019 (CST)



Sabian Symbol

The Sabian Symbol for the eclipse degree is 5° Capricorn – “Indians on the warpath, while some row a well-filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance”.

Links to past Eclipses

This is the same position/Sabian symbol as the December 25, 2000, solar eclipse. That solar eclipse was part of Saros Series 2 South, as was the partial solar eclipse of January 5, 2019 at 15° Capricorn 25′. Therefore, there may be a linking of what is happening at this time to December 25, 2000, and/or January 6, 2019.

This eclipse is part of Saros Series 3 South and the dates shown below may also factor into events happening at the time of this eclipse. The previous solar eclipse in Saros Series 3 South was December 14, 2001.

Saros Series 

This solar eclipse belongs to Saros Series 3 South and is also known as Saros 132. This series started in 1208 and will run until 2452.

Bernadette Brady in her book Predictive Astrology – The Eagle and the Lark says that this Saros Series tends to have the effect of causing the “sudden ending of associations or of a relationship, possibly with a younger person.” She notes that as Pluto is involved in these eclipses saros series that there is usually strong emotional component and that there may be themes of transformation involved.

Some Eclipses in 3 South include:

1929 – Nov 1 – 8° Scorpio 35′ – A dentist is hard at work.

1947 – November 12 – 19° Scorpio 35′ – A woman drawing aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway. 

1965 – November 22 – 0° Sagittarius 39′ – Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories.

1983 – December 4 – 11° Sagittarius 46′ – A Flag Turns into an Eagle; the Eagle into a Chanticleer Saluting the Dawn.

2001 – December 14 –  22° Sagittarius 55′ – A group of immigrants fulfilling the requirements for entering a new country. 

2019 – December 25 – 4° Capricorn 06′ – Indians on the Warpath. While Some Men Row a Well-Filled Canoe, Others in It Perform a War Dance.

2038 – January 5 – 15° Capricorn 18′ – School Grounds Filled with Boys and Girls in Gymnasium Suits.

Landscape Around the Eclipse

This is the last of three solar eclipses this year. Every year has at least two, and sometimes up to four solar eclipses. This is the last solar eclipse in Capricorn until 2029.

This season of Capricorn/Cancer eclipses started with a solar eclipse on 12 July 2018 and will end with a lunar eclipse on 4 July 2020.

July 12, 2018 – 21° Cancer 41′ – 2 Old North – Saros 117
January 5, 2019 – 15 Cap 25′ – 2 South – Saros 122 
July 2, 2019 – 10°Can 37‘ – 3 North – Saros 127
July 16, 2019 24 Cap 04 (Lunar)
December 25, 2019 –  04 Cap 06 – 3 South – Saros 132
January 10, 2020 – 20° Cap 00′ – (lunar)
June 21, 2020 – 0° Can 21′ – 4 North – Saros 137
July 4, 2020 —13 Cap 37 (Lunar)

The Sun/Moon conjunction (New Moon/Eclipse) is conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn, which is  just over 1° ahead of the eclipse degree. Jupiter is associated with enthusiasm, optimism and expansion but these qualities might be a little more subdued in the sign of Capricorn.

The eclipse degree is trine (a helpful aspect) Uranus at 2° Taurus. This is notable because Jupiter and Uranus have just moved out of a trine to each other (December 11th to 20th, 2019). It will be interesting to see if the enthusiasm and innovative ideas that were being generated at that time get some boost from this solar eclipse.

Pluto is in the same sign as the eclipse, but over 16 degrees away. The upcoming lunar eclipse of January 10th, 2020 will have its eclipse degree conjunct Mercury; and very close to the Saturn (structures) Pluto (transformation) conjunction.

As lunar eclipses are often associated with endings, it may signify the end of an era in some ways. Perhaps new beginnings formulated around the time of this eclipse will result in the tearing down and rebuilding theme that seems indicated in the upcoming lunar eclipse.

The lunar eclipse that closes the current Capricorn/Cancer eclipses in July 2020 will have Mars at Aries at 4° which is square the degree of this eclipse. Mars transits can often act as triggers, and as this is occurring on another eclipse, and an eclipse that closes out the current Capricorn/Cancer eclipses, it might be quite memorable.

Mars will be a few weeks from entering its shadow for its upcoming retrograde at that time. The shadow period will not end until early 2021. Whatever beginnings and endings this series of eclipses might usher in, seem to be stalled for a lot of 2020. It will take hard work and patience to achieve results with Mars (energy) stymied for a lot of 2020. With Saturn ruling Capricorn, it is not surprising that there might be no reward without hard work and persistence.

Sensitive Zodiac Degrees for this eclipse 

Those that have natal or secondary progressed planets at 3° to 5° of Capricorn and Cancer are likely to feel the effects of this eclipse more than others as they conjunct and oppose the eclipse degree.

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at 3° to 5° of Aries and Libra may feel the impact quite significantly too.  These positions will be squaring the eclipse degree.

Conjunctions, squares, and oppositions are often thought to be difficult aspects. As Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra are cardinal signs, making the initial changes may not be so difficult. Actually persisting with the work needed to effect real change may prove more challenging.

If the natal or secondary progressed planets being squared are Venus or Jupiter, the changes or what comes to light may be more positive, although may not have a long life-span. Difficult aspects to Mars and Saturn may tend more towards disgrace or ruin.

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at  3° to 5° of Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo and Taurus feel some impact of the eclipse, as these positions are sextile and trine the eclipse degree. Sextiles and trines are helpful and easy aspects so potentially any changes will be easier to cope with.

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at  3° to 5° of Leo and Gemini may also find that they feel some impact of the eclipse. These positions are quincunx the eclipse degree and quincunxes often ask us to make adjustments of some kind.

Dates that may trigger information or events

News or events related to the eclipse effect may reach you in the week leading up to or after the eclipse date (18 December 2019 to 1 January, 2020). One month before or after the eclipse date may also give some indication of the eclipses intentions (25 November 2019 to 25 January 2020).

If you have a natal planet at 3°  to 5° of any sign, the times that that planet crosses over your angles (Ascendant, Descendant, IC or MidHeaven) may bring significant news or events in relation to this eclipse.

Transiting Mars dates 

Mars conjuncts exact eclipse degree  on 22 February 2020 (will be moving away from a trine with Uranus at the time)

Mars opposite exact eclipse degree on 30 April 2021 (Sun will be conjunct Uranus at the time)

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Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.