In ancient times, eclipses were omens portending doom, because the light of the Sun or the Moon gets obscured. But what do eclipses signify in astrology? Generally, eclipses are indications of change for good or bad. On a personal level, sometimes these changes are very subtle and on an inner level; at other times, they are fully felt as transformative. In a natal chart, eclipses have an influence when they fall over a person’s rising sign, Moon or Sun as well as any planet that is within 5⁰ of the eclipse. It is important to look at which houses those planets rule as the significations of those houses will also get affected. It is best if possible not to embark on trips or any major enterprises three days before and three days after an eclipse. The effect of a solar eclipse is longer than a lunar and depends on the length of the eclipse itself. Read more