This demanding solar eclipse brings out the tough, career side of us. Venus acts as its Shadow Agent, bringing in themes of relationship integrity and contractual obligation. During this eclipse, life goes best if you follow through on what you say you’ll do.
Details About This Eclipse
Date: January 14, 2010
Time of eclipse: 11:11 PM PST
Type: annular (weak in intensity)
Visible in: People in Africa, India, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia will see this partial eclipse. At: 25 degrees Capricorn
Shadow Agent: Venus in Capricorn
Does It Affect You Personally?
If your birthday is on any of the following dates, you most likely experienced this eclipse:
Remember, not every eclipse touches everyone, but when it does, it’s usually noticeable. A solar eclipse is likely to be marked by an external, real-world event (unlike a lunar eclipse, which is mostly experienced internally). The following script is just one possible way it could go.
You hear a knock at the door. You answer it. Venus is there: she’s an attractive, trim and serious-looking woman in a business suit.
Venus: Hi, I’m your business coach.
You: I don’t remember hiring one of those.
Venus: I come with the package.
You: What package?
Venus: The package called “Your Life.” Freebie.
She sashays past you and into your living room.
Venus: Where’s your desk?
You: At work of course.
Venus waves her hand and suddenly you are at your workplace. She shimmers into existence and tugs her suit jacket down, just like Captain Picard. She looks so official you decide to pay attention.
Venus: Ok, time for a drill. Hup-two-three-four!
You: What am I supposed to be doing?
Venus: Working on your relationships. Your business ones, to be precise.
You: Why would I want to do that?
Venus: Because without relationship, you cannot advance in your career. Tell me about your promises and agreements. How good are you at keeping them?
You: Oh, pretty good, I guess.
Venus: Pretty good? You think that’s enough?
You: Well, I never really thought about it.
Venus: And that would be the problem, wouldn’t it?
She produces a very long document, which drags on the floor as she reads it.
Venus: I have here a list of all the promises you’ve ever made. Do you know how many you’ve broken?
You: Um. . .
Venus: How do you expect people to take you seriously if you can’t take yourself seriously? Become a person of substance!
She smacks you on the back. You stagger a little.
Venus: Integrity, my dear! Your career depends on it. You want people to take you at your word, right? You want them to take you seriously, right? You are an adult, aren’t you?
Each question brings her closer to you until she is literally breathing down your neck. She removes a monocle from her pocket and scrutinizes you closely. This is an uncomfortable process.
Venus: Mind your P’s and Q’s! I’m watching you.
And with that she stalks out.