The lunar eclipse of 10 January 2020 is penumbral, which often looks like just a normal Full Moon. However, timeanddate.com says that those viewing this eclipse from “Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa may see the Moon turn a shade darker during the maximum phase of this penumbral lunar eclipse”.
All dates Central Standard Time (CST)
Lunar eclipses occur on Full Moons, which are traditionally a time of harvest or culmination. It is a time for reaping what you have sown in previous New Moon periods.
A lunar eclipse amplifies the power of the Full Moon and may bring sudden change or bring something hidden out into the open. Lunar eclipses tend to be associated with endings, and be more emotional and focused on change from within.
The Sabian Symbol for this eclipse degree is 20° Cancer – Venetian Gondoliers In A Serenade.
Landscape Surrounding the Eclipse
The Moon (20° Cancer 00′ ) opposes the Sun (20° Capricorn 00′) which forms the basis of the lunar eclipse. The Sun and Moon are aligned with Earth but are not exactly opposite each side of the Earth as they are in a total lunar eclipse.
At the time of this eclipse, the Sun will be conjunct Mercury, which is at 20° Capricorn 06′. The Sun and Mercury have their exact conjunction early in the day, and the Moon will go on to oppose Mercury a little over ten minutes after the eclipse.
Mercury is moving pretty fast at the time of the eclipse, as well as being out of bounds. Out of bounds planets are beyond the ecliptic and tend to act different and sometimes a little rogue when outside the ecliptic.
At the time of the eclipse, Saturn and Pluto will only be a few degrees away from the Sun. Saturn will be at 20° Capricorn 33′ and Pluto will be at 22° Capricorn 42′. Their conjunction will not be exact until Sunday the 12th but will be extremely close at the time of the eclipse nonetheless.
Saturn and Pluto only meet up for conjunction about every 30+ years, so this is a significant event. The fact that Lunar Eclipses are often associated with endings, or eclipsing people or things out of our lives and Pluto is about tearing down things to rebuild them better may make for an eventful time.
Uranus makes no aspect to the eclipse degree but does station direct after being retrograde since last August less than 7 hours after the eclipse. Uranus (the sudden, unexpected, surprising) transiting direct again combined with Mercury being out of bounds may lead to quite a few interesting, unusual and shocking conversations around this time.
Sensitive Zodiac Degrees for this eclipse
Those that have natal or secondary progressed planets at 19° to 21° of Cancer and Capricorn are likely to feel the effects of this eclipse more than others as these degrees are conjunct and opposite the eclipse degree.
Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at 19° to 21° of Aries and Libra may feel the impact quite significantly too. These positions will be squaring the eclipse degree
Squares and oppositions are said to be hard or difficult aspects. If you have natal or secondary progressed Venus or Jupiter being squared by the eclipse degree, the changes that the eclipse ushers in may be more positive, but potentially short-lived. Squares or oppositions to Mars and Saturn by the eclipse degree may bring disgrace or ruin.
Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at 19° to 21° of Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces, and Virgo may 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 good ones.
Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at 19° to 21° of Aquarius and Sagittarius may 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.
Lunar Eclipses through the houses
1st House and Cancer Ascendants
As the lunar eclipse is in your 1st house of you, your body, your appearance and how you appear to others, you may find yourself feeling very emotionally exposed at this time.
As the first house is all about you, it would be hoped that this might relate to matters that YOU decide you want to now expose to the light (and others). Similarly, there could be endings or a culmination of a process in regards to yourself, your image, personality or health that might be occurring during this time.
2nd House and Gemini Ascendants
The second house is about your income, finances, and possessions. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could manifest in matters regarding your finances coming to light at this time. This may also be the ending of a cycle in regards to your income such as starting work, retiring, or taking time off out of the workforce for whatever reason.
This could also be a time of the culmination of some sort such as having saved up a deposit for a house or alternatively it could be finally paying off a mortgage or something similar. There is also the possibility that a valued possession is eclipsed out or lost during this time.
3rd House and Taurus Ascendants
The third house relates to siblings, early education, short educational courses, and general communications. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could involve hidden matters concerning siblings or cousins coming to light at this time. This could also be a time of finalizing matters to do with an educational course you have been working towards, or general correspondence and communications.
This is also the house of your local neighborhood and those that you encounter regularly. It may be that someone that you have had frequent interactions with moves away, or you don’t see them as often anymore. Matters to do with transportation and electronics may be more prominent at this time.
4th House and Aries Ascendants
The fourth houses relates to your home and family, particularly your parents. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart may result in hidden matters concerning your parents, or family, in general, coming to light. There may be endings or a culmination concerning family or your home. This could be related to matters like paying off a mortgage, moving house, or perhaps a family member moving away.
The 4th house also relates to real estate, or generational roots and our homeland. This could result in family secrets being exposed, a move to another country, a return to home after time away or the completion of a real estate matter.
As Aries is the sign square this lunar eclipse degree, the impacts of this eclipse might more obvious or evident than for those with other ascendants. If your ascendant is close to 19° to 21° Aries this is even more applicable.
5th House and Pisces Ascendants
The fifth house is related to your children, creativity, romance and what you do for fun. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart signifies events involving your children and endings or culmination. This may be them entering adulthood, moving away from home for the first time or something similar.
If you have been working on a creative matter or a hobby that has taken up a lot of your time, you may find that you are putting the finishing touches on this during this time. There is the possibility of a romance ending at this time, or on a more positive note, it may evolve into a more secure partnership during this time (the end of dating, moving into a more serious mode of relationship).
6th House and Aquarius Ascendants
The sixth house is related to your fitness and health, daily routines, pets and interactions with those that you work with. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could manifest as health issues being resolved at this time, bad habits broken, or the completion of a health and fitness matter such as reaching your goal weight.
Those that you work with may change somewhat, with someone perhaps resigning or retiring from the workplace. Keep an eye on your pets, as it would be a shame to have one go missing, or be eclipsed out during this time. Alternatively, this could be a matter of not seeing a pet as often because you have moved out etcetera.
7th House and Capricorn Ascendants
The seventh house is related to our one on one relationships. This includes not just business and romantic relationships but our very close friends as well. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could reveal manifest as hidden information or details coming to light regarding your relationships during this time.
Alternatively, there may be an ending of some kind occurring in this area of your life. This could be related to breakups or separations but it could also be the end of seeing them as often or the end of a certain phase in the relationship. For example, a good friend may move further away and you don’t see each other as often.
As Capricorn is the sign opposite this eclipse degree, the impacts of this eclipse might more obvious or evident than for those with other ascendants. If your ascendant is close to 19° to 21° Capricorn this is even more applicable.
8th House and Sagittarius Ascendants
The eighth house is related to shared finances and resources. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could manifest as the end of a long-running saga involving inheritances, financial settlements, taxation issues or insurances.
The eighth house is also traditionally the house of death, but an eclipse here does not necessarily mean that someone will die or be eclipsed out of your life. This could be the time of an ending, such as paying off a large debt or severing ties with someone that you shared finances with such as a romantic or business partner.
9th House and Scorpio Ascendants
The ninth house is related to expanding our horizons through such issues as long-distance travel, foreigners, other cultures, higher education, religion, philosophy, publishing, and the law.
A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart may relate to the completion of a degree or some type of educational achievement. It could also signify the culmination of a long-running lawsuit. Matters relating to beliefs, such as philosophy or religion may change or come to some type of apex or end during this time.
10th House and Libra Ascendants
The tenth house is related to career, public reputation, honors, and infamy. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could mean that you change jobs, or that the job is suddenly not available anymore such as a redundancy or the company closing.
There could be hidden information regarding your career or career matters that come to prominence during this time. This could also be the culmination of a long work project or working association. There is the possibility of your public reputation being affected because of hidden or secret matters being revealed.
As Libra is the sign square this eclipse degree, the impacts of this eclipse might more obvious or evident than for those with other ascendants. If your ascendant is close to 19° to 21° Libra this is even more applicable.
11th House and Virgo Ascendants
The eleventh house relates to friends, groups, organizations and our hopes and dreams. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart could result in information regarding friends or groups and organizations that you belong to coming to light. There may be an ending of some sort, with regards to these matters, or it could be that you will not see them as often because of someone moving away. This could also manifest in the completion of a project or activity that you were involved in with friends or groups.
This is also the house of your hopes and dreams and it may mean that something regarding these matters is now revealed, or that you are reaching the end or culmination of achieving a cherished hope or dream.
12th House and Leo Ascendants
The twelfth house relates to hidden and secret matters as well as places of confinement and seclusion. This can also relate to addictions, our undoing or illnesses. A lunar eclipse in this part of your chart may result in some of these matters being exposed to the light in some way.
This could also represent the ending or culmination of an event, such as release from prison, discharge from a hospital or the end of a retreat. Psychological matters or illnesses may be coming to an end during this time for some. The twelfth house also has an association with foreigners in older forms of astrology, so it could be a matter with someone from another country or culture that comes to an end at this time.
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 (3 January to 17 January 2020). One month before or after the eclipse date may also give some indication of the eclipses intentions (10 December 2019 to 10 February 2020).
If you had a natal planet at 19° to 21° of any sign, paying attention to when that planet crossed over your angles (Ascendant, Descendant, IC or MidHeaven) may bring significant news or events.
Mars (planet of action) and Saturn (some say is related to karma) are said to sometimes activate eclipse degrees when they aspect the degree by conjunction or opposition.
Transiting Mars dates
Mars opposite exact eclipse degree 16 March 2020.
Mars conjunct exact eclipse degree 26 May 2021.
Transiting Saturn dates
As Saturn was opposite the eclipse degree on the 19th of December 2019, I have given only the dates when Saturn first squares and then conjuncts the eclipse degree.
Saturn square exact eclipse degree 26 April 2027.
Saturn conjunct the exact eclipse degree 11 July 2032.
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