Just been up Glastonbury Tor to witness the eclipse. Not much to see as it is a very partial eclipse, but this makes it more significant in some ways – as it is the birth of a new Saros cycle of eclipses (known technically as 13 New South). So it is born today, will return every 18 years, will reach fullness in about 650 years and will complete its cycle in 1300 years. So we have seen the birth of a new eclipse cycle this morning. Exciting stuff!
A new Saros cycle is “born” every 18 years as an old one dies. The partial solar eclipse that occurred last month on 1st June was the end of the 1300 year cycle of “13 Old South”. So there’s a real theme of death and rebirth about this eclipse season, and for this new cycle to be born under such an intensely transformational astrological configuration says much I think about the power of these transitional times we are living through.