The solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun. The Moon stands between the Sun and Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun.
On January 15, 2010 at 2:07 am the solar eclipse occurs during the new moon, when the moon blocks the sun's energies as it passes exactly between the sun and earth.
Both solar and lunar eclipses are times when our natural rhythms are changed in world events and in our personal lives.
This means ones conscious force (sun-ego) will be temporarily darkened by the subconscious force (moon-inner you) activating ones deepest emotions and unconscious motives that intensifies ones insecurities.
The shift can be felt three or four days before and after the actual eclipse. Try not to make any major decisions until the natural rhythms return.
It's not a good time to get married, change jobs or buy a home. If a solar eclipse falls near your birth date, you will experience important changes in your life and may come to a turning point.
The old time astrologers considered the eclipse to be evil - signifying catastrophe for mankind. Some believed evil spirits were trying to rob Earth of light. Making a great deal of noise, by banging drums, discharging guns in the air and so forth is done to frighten away the malevolent spirits responsible for the phenomenon.
To learn more about eclipses: Sydney Omarr's Day-by-Day Astrological Guide, Publisher Signet Dictionary of Superstitions, Author david Pickering, Publisher Cassell Picture-Larousee Encyclopedia of Astronomy