First and Seventh Houses
Themes: Identity crisis, loss of self, or deeper self-knowledge through relationship; singular self hood (self-image and personal goals) and the impact of being in a twosome; give and take, or out-of-balance; break-ups, periods of solo mia; going into partnership or marriage; self-promotion, relationship to "followers" or audience, or times of solo retreat from public eye.
An eclipse in the first house throws you back on the self. It might mean the end to an entanglement that's muddled your sense of self. Or merging lives with another, with any accompanying fears of losing the self. Something happens or there's insight to firm up the "I am" with self-defining acts, carriage, presentation or plans. A challenge of growth here is to nurture personal initiation and identity, in balance to the meaningful relationships in your life.
Eclipses in the seventh house beams on those relationships that weigh heavily on the sense of self. There can be upheavals in these big relationships, from emotional shocks or confrontations to deepening intimacy or a parting of the ways. A relationship can be wholly absorbing, until you realize you've lost your own defining edges. Some might awaken to the naked truth about what's been lost or gained, by being in cahoots with a particular close friend, lover or business associate. Who am I in this relationship? Who will I become if I become allies with so and so. What's being mirrored back to me, as I relate to this person or to the public?
Second and Eighth House
Themes: Natural talents -- developing or squandering them; self-sufficiency or financial dependence; living your values or "selling your soul;" contentment or crisis/drama; building up or tearing down; procreation (fertility) and decay, composting, clearing (death).
An eclipse in the second house hits on material realities -- money, what you own or owe, what you've built (symbolically) with your own two hands. A crisis here could shake you to the foundations, to do with finances, and possessions that you see as what makes you, you. It could set off an ordeal, where you're tested to stick with a soul's calling through hardships. There can be inner wrestling with how much to invest, and what's most important to achieve.
Eclipses in the eighth house are intense, and bring on soul searching. There can be events that take all we've got, and then some, to move through. Some might become aware of the heavy energetic price of debt, arrangements with strings attached or toxic entanglements. A catharsis might be due, to summon emotional courage, and transform your darkest fears into action. Being close to death is a possibility, with all the reflection the ultimate life passage brings. Other possibilities are banishing psychic or emotional vampires (or becoming aware of this in yourself); intensity around sex; meeting your or another person's dark side; leaving a controlling situation; opening to gifts in the shadows.
Third and Ninth House
Themes: being the student and/or teacher; questing for consciousness, experience and skills; getting credentials; acting on inspirations; readiness to expand horizons; apprenticeships, travel, urge to learn; filling gaps in knowledge. Your car, computer or form of transportation could break down, communications get heated, and possible squabbles with siblings and neighbors may occur. NEVER Update COMPUTER Software!
Eclipses in the third house jolt the nervous system, and involve the networks you're plugged into. Something meaningful happens in the local 'hood, or in your snippet-fast everyday exchanges. Brothers, sisters, school mates and extended family could play roles. Or an eclipse could activate an urge to go back to school, or be trained in a new field.
An eclipse in the ninth house lures you out of the known, into the edge of your personal frontier. A path opens, and with a trust in the universe, you signal you're ready to grow beyond known borders. This can involve travel, a sabbatical or time as an exchange student. Your philosophy is altered, or you begin a course of study, not knowing how it'll change you.
Fourth and Tenth House
Themes: mother or father, or parenting; public sphere and home life; emotional roots and ancestral legacies; making your mark and having a home base; authority and nurturing; balance between Work & Home Life.
You might decide what family really means to you. Where you live and your family will be in the spotlight, for better or for worse. Eclipses in the fourth house brings attention to home life. A crisis here could bring you back to your roots, through tragedy or sense of responsibility. The forces that shaped your emotional body loom large, perhaps triggered by an event that calls it back.
An eclipse in the tenth house rouses dynamics of authority -- claiming it or giving it away. Events happen that challenge you to overcome emotional legacies that keep you from symbolically climbing that mountain. What happens here builds character, and could play out in a public way. A crisis could bring more attention to the home front. Or, it could jolt to action, a latent desire to find our place in the world, if we've been tending to the home fires.
Fifth and Eleventh House
Themes: experiencing being special or unique within a group of unique individuals; urge to be seen, admired, respected; friendship ups and downs; call to create/express yourself solo or in collaboration; a shift with a child or children; making a name as a headliner, or with allies; self-focused goals or going with flow of bigger circle. desire to express creativity could suddenly come alive.
An eclipse in your fifth house revolves around what most revs your self of standing out and shining. It could be a wake up call to seize the day with your creative gifts. The spark and color it awakens is what matters. Acknowledging the need for recognition, and setting out on a path to bring talents to fruition. An event that brings favorites to the fore -- perhaps turning what you love into your life's work. Shake-ups with children, a risk (gamble) or your heart.
If an eclipse falls in your 11th House - Your friendships and your reputation come sharply into focus during this eclipse. Friendships, group activities and what other people think will matter more as your reputation could be analyzed by others, for better or for worse.
Eclipses in the eleventh house have to do with extended friend networks -- colleagues and collaborators, near and far. Your attention is on these wider circles, with possible endings of some alliances, and seeking those more up-to-date. An eclipse here can bring a shock to your awareness, with new and "weird" information that'll take time to integrate. You might meet odd characters, or reveal your own strangest inclinations or fascinations. The genius is unleashed, or you experience more freedom to say and do what you like.
Sixth or Twelfth House
Themes: health crisis and healing; the spirit body and its intimacy with disease; living fully engaged and soul retrieval; soul resistance to growing and life-threatening illness; solitude and digesting experiences; getting worse before getting better; the minutia and the infinite; being busy or making time for productive dreaming; service to others or a sense of spiritual mission; synchronicity and everyday miraclesBe careful of accidents. Your daily routines could change suddenly. A health issue could come to your attention. On the flip side, you could find a daily routine that ultimately suits you better.
Eclipses in the sixth house is about tending to the earth suit, and finding a satisfying (and productive) rhythm. A crisis here alerts us to the body. Is your job missing something? Like, a sense of greater connection or purpose? It's mysterious how illness or an accident shakes us out of a deadening routine. The eclipse alert could be subtle or in-your-face, that somethings got to give. An eclipse here demands an integration, of the soul with work, for more soulful work.
If an eclipse falls in your 12th House - Or The God Box = Great spiritual insight or an event may cause one to seek a retreat and hide away from the world. Lots of Ahh-Haa moments. Loneliness and self imposed isolation may be present during this time. Alternatively, you could tap into your creativity and make a breakthrough in all areas ruled by the 12th House.
Eclipses in the twelfth house bring to the fore, the very real need to tend to that soul, day in and day out. Experiences now come in dreams or seemingly otherworldly happenings, as soul messages. One outcome of eclipses here is to become aware of something previously veiled. It could be behaviors that you show out there, in the workplace or relationships, that have been unconsciously playing out. A breakthrough can at first be humbling, but lead to being more real and physically present in your life.