On December 14th, 2020 we have one of the most important astrological events of the year: a New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius.
If you’ve been paying attention to eclipses, you already know how powerful they are. But not all Eclipses are made equal. Partial eclipses, while still fated, are less impactful than Total eclipses.
The upcoming Solar Eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse, so it’s a biggie.
The Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius is also a South Node eclipse. South Node eclipses (unlike North Node eclipses) are connected to clearance of karma. “What goes around comes around”.
Although they tend to have a bad rep, South Node eclipses don’t always come with negative consequences.
The South Node is much like a payout. Some people can have their greatest achievements and recognitions at a South Node eclipse.
The difference here is that while North Node eclipses bring something new in our life, South Node eclipses deliver outcomes based on previous actions. At a North Node eclipse, you are creating new karma, at a South Node eclipse, you reap what you have sown.
However, this eclipse is a Solar Eclipse or a New Moon Eclipse and you may be well aware that New Moons and Solar Eclipses are associated with new beginnings.
So how come we have both an ending (South Node) and a new beginning?
If you look back in your life you may discover that your greatest turning points were a combination of both endings and new beginnings. To seed something new, we need to clear the space.
A new beginning can only happen when we tie up some loose ends. Moving to a new city or country is a new beginning, however, it is also an ending, because you leave behind a part of your history.
The Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14th, 2020 is the most important eclipse yet since the Lunar Nodes have moved in the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, so something fundamental about the Gemini-Sagittarius Nodal transit will be revealed.
Gemini Vs Sagittarius
The Gemini/Sagittarius axis is the axis of knowledge, of how we make sense of the world. But Gemini and Sagittarius have different approaches to knowledge.
Gemini rules our primary thinking process, how we process and make sense of information, from a logical, fact-based perspective.
Sagittarius rules the higher thinking processes such as abstract thinking and imagination.
Both Gemini and Sagittarius are concerned with information.
If Gemini is the basic delivery of information (without opinion statements), Sagittarius is deliberately crafted communication that can be used to educate/influence opinions or to share propaganda.
If Gemini is defined by curiosity, and approaches everything with a beginner’s mind, Sagittarius can lack curiosity and prefers to follow the marked path, which has advantages and disadvantages.
Sagittarius doesn’t waste time reinventing the wheel, and can indeed save time and energy by sticking to what’s already proven to work. After all, we wouldn’t want to come up with a new law every other day.
The downside is that it can also fall victim to dogma, and can get stuck in paradigms that have outgrown themselves. The flip side of “following the marked path” is missing important information, reaching flawed conclusions, and ultimately, making bad decisions.
Now, since the upcoming eclipse in Sagittarius is a South Node eclipse, it will likely expose the limitation of the “Sagittarius” approach, and all those themes ruled by Sagittarius, are now up for reform.
Solar Eclipse In Sagittarius – Truth Vs. Misinformation
Information censorship is a big topic at present – which is not surprising if you are an astrologer. The South Node is in Sagittarius after all.
And while people have mixed opinions about this (probably depending on how much Sagittarius vs. Gemini energy they have in their charts), one thing seems to ring true for most: nowadays, people have just about ‘had enough’ of being told what to think, and what to believe.
Information censoring is NOT what North Node in Gemini wants, and the South Node eclipse in Sagittarius will expose some corrupted attempts to influence our belief system.
Telling people what information is true and what information is false is a double-edged sword.
We may do it to protect others, but on the other hand, how can we be so sure we know what’s good for them? Where does our freedom of thought infringe on another person’s freedom of thought?
This is a catch 22 but with North Node in Gemini and South Node in Sagittarius, one thing is for sure, more and more, people want to think for themselves (North Node in Gemini) and not be told what to believe (South Node in Sagittarius).
Social Media censoring information as false news has infuriated many. Not because the news was or was not false, but because Social Media has ‘decided’ what is true and what is false on our behalf, ignoring that most of us have enough critical thinking to make up our own minds and to decide for ourselves.
And since the North Node is in Gemini, our ‘let me decide for myself’ instinct has been awakened!
But then again, sometimes censoring information may be the ‘right thing’, how a Sagittarius would say. We don’t want to have violent or abusive content online, especially if our children have easy access to it.
What kind of information ‘should’ be broadcasted and what kind of information ‘should’ be censored is not an easy question to answer – especially when the Lunar Nodes are on the axis of knowledge and information.
However, it is in the back-and-forth dance of the North and the South Node that we can find, perhaps not the ‘right’ answers, but at least, better kinds of answers.
What we can expect from the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
Sagittarius is the sign of moral conduct, philosophy of life, higher truth, law and judicial systems, religion, globalization, foreign relations, long-distance travel, trade, higher education, publishing, and broadcasting. Here are some developments the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius can bring:
- Rebellion against being told what to think and what to believe in
- Changes in the way information is communicated and broadcasted
- Truths may surface, something that has been hidden may come to light
- Some irrefutable beliefs/moral standards may be questioned
- Important laws may be changed
- Developments in long-distance travel and international trade
- Reforms in higher education
Of course, the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius will not impact everyone equally. If you have a planet or an angle close to 23° Sagittarius or Gemini, then you will be impacted directly.
If you don’t have a personal planet or angle close to the degree of the Eclipse, the eclipse might not influence you directly, but it will still influence you indirectly, because global events affect us all, irrespective of our natal chart.
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8 thoughts on “New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius – Reboot”
Neither Gemini nor Sagittarius operate in a vacuum. Saturn establishes laws, ethics and codes-of-conduct. I have found that most media outlets adhere to a well-established set of values and criteria for guaging truth vs fiction. Clearly, much of what is being distributed by many powerful people at this time is politically-motivated and lacking in credibility. I am appreciative of the media for flagging these mendacious, manipulative comments and stories formulated and issueded by those with only a lust for power.
With Mercury conjunct S. Node in Sagittarius at the time of this eclipse, we will hopefully get to see how Sagittarius’ higher nature informs and elevates the potential duplicity of Gemini.
The fact that the N. Node is conjunct Trump’s N. Node can mean that something from his past, some huge truth, will burst into public consciousness.
Saturn will be square Mars, but if we hold fast to the best ideals of both planets, we will have the courage and discipline to hold those who misinform to account, whether their projected illusions are in print form or acted out personally.
Are angles in astrology house cusps or cardinal cusps?
Both. Cardinal house cusps
My North Node is in gemini in the 9th House and my South Node is in Sagittarius in the 3rd house, so I not only experience this dynamic as my destiny path, but with the houses flipped. How I have seen it manifest is in learning about manufactured consent and neo-liberalism. You can write about this transit and/or you can talk to someone who actually has North Node Gemini, South Node Sagittarius and ask them what they think…. speaking out when you see something like womens rights being co-opted by neoliberals, is something someone with this transit might do. When they are bullied for calling it out, that’s called censorship. Do your homework.
Dear Astro Butterfly
Thank you for explaining this so well. You mentioned that if the new moon took place on one of the angles it would have a profound effect. My descendant is in 23 degree Sagitaurus, so how will this affect me?
I am a Scorpio with Gemini ascendant
Thank yo so much in advance
Hi Astro Butterly and thank you for the great article 😊 what would you consider a close aspect, or an orb for a conjuntion with eclipses? My Asc is 27 degrees Sag so I don’t know… couldn’t really discern any eclipse influence on the 14th as I was under serious time pressures to finish my studies 😛 unless that WAS the influence! 😁