Hermes Trismegistus, the author named in the text of the enigmatic emerald tablet, said: "What is below is like what is above, and what is above is like what is below."
We interpret these wise words of the hermetic tradition to refer to the occult principle that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm and the macrocosm reflects the microcosm.
In other words, heavenly events - astronomical, astrological and numerological indicators and patterns - symbolize living conditions. They don't let things happen (a common misunderstanding), but they represent important events and events in life.
One of these heavenly events is the solar eclipse (both solar and lunar eclipses), which occurs regularly four to six times a year. Eclipses are often associated with new beginnings (sun) and ends (moon) as well as distorted perception and a tendency towards above-average, unpredictable behavior. Eclipses also have a predictive value because they are linked to past and future similar eclipses, as we show below.
Definition of a solar eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs when the earth, sun and moon - three celestial bodies - are roughly aligned in a straight line (an astronomical alignment known as syzygy). The moon enters the shadow of the earth during a lunar eclipse, and the shadow of the moon migrates over the earth's surface during a solar eclipse.
Origin of the prediction using Eclipse cycles
In the recorded history, the Babylonians first recognized the potential to make predictions based on celestial patterns. "The Babylonians have been managing the longest-running scientific project in recorded history for 700 years, and it's astrology. According to Yale assyriologist Eckart Frahm, stars and other celestial bodies were worshiped as deities in ancient Babylon and 'It was the old stargazers fascinated by the mechanics of the sky - and the possibility of being able to make predictions from what they saw in the night sky - that from the 8th to the 1st century BC they observed the movements of the sky very closely every day, to determine exactly what was happening in the sky and documented these observations on clay tablets. '"
Eclipse cycles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_cycle#Eclipse_cycles, such as the lunar year (0.970 tropical years), octon (3.8 tropical years), Tzolkinex (7.115 tropical years), Sar (9.015 tropical years) , Saros (18,030 tropical years), Metonic Cycle (19,000 tropical years), Exeligmos (54,090 tropical years) and others are important sky sequences that contribute to effective predictive pattern recognition. You have probably inspired the discovery of countless other time cycles, both universal and personal. The Babylonian calendar included the use of the Metonic Cycle.
Personal prediction using a 19 year metonic cycle
For example, while it will take many years to establish a working system of checks and balances based on numerological, astrological and astronomical patterns and finding out which indicators are exceptional and which are not, the Metonic Cycle is an easy-to-calculate indicator and can be valuable to you Give perspectives in your life.
Incredibly, the Metonic Cycle shows that the moon and sun are viewed almost exactly (within a few hours) every 19 years on the same day of the year. Thus, a solar or lunar eclipse occurs in the same astrological sign on the same day, 19 years apart.
On this page https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEcat5/LEcatalog.html, for example, an Eclipse Metonic Cycle can be displayed by observing Eclipse 7-16-2000 before Eclipse 7-16-2019.
Use of the 19 year old Eclipse Metonic Cycle
Using this cycle is simple: just start by creating a timeline of important events in your life, some of which are not initially obvious and that relate to eclipses in the Metonic Cycle.
For example, in 2016 you may have started a new and exciting phase in your career that was directly related to your career in 1997, almost exactly 19 years earlier. Or moving can relate to important events in the past, or a new relationship (friendship, romance, or job) can relate to important events 19 years ago.
Pay attention to the circumstances in which family members and other important people are involved in your life, as well as other remarkable situations in your life, and you may find out how the Metonic Cycle can be used to give you valuable perspectives.
This gives you an idea of how, beyond a single cycle like the Metonic Cycle, several astrological and numerological cycles that form patterns represent personal fate.
To learn more about what a particular eclipse can symbolize in your life, you need to determine where it is on your birth and time charts. Start with your basic birth chart. For example, the lunar eclipse occurred in July 2019 (and July 2000) under the sign of the ibex. Let's say you have an Capricorn ascendant. Capricorn ascendant (first house) means that a certain solar eclipse has occurred in your first house, at least through signs. Gradually it can be a little different. Then consider the characteristics of your first home and everything related to it that goes beyond the basic astrology and scope of this article. Generally the first (self, ego, beginnings etc.), fourth (real estate, home, early life etc.), seventh (partnerships, marriage etc.) and tenth (career, status etc.) house angular / strong houses more symbolic effect.
Check out the eclipses of 2019 in the graph here:
Ultimately, it is inspiring to recognize the symbolism of heavenly events like eclipses in relation to your life, as this suggests that life is more than just a random series of events. The circumstances and events in your life have an important spiritual meaning.