I just deleted my profile on an online matchmaking site. Ninety dollars down the drain! The endless parade of unappealing men and clever scammers was just too much for me. I realized I’d fallen prey to a “cat-fishing” scheme after communicating with one of these fakers for an entire week. There must be a better way to meet decent men, right?

Cat-fishing is just one of many examples of folks misrepresenting the truth. Since 2020, we’ve seen a great deal of fakery and delusion play out during a series of eclipses on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, all squared by murky yet idealistic Neptune in Pisces. These eclipses in the signs of communication and belief systems have helped magnify falsehoods and polarization, but also greater awareness and a burning desire for change. This is especially true in the USA, which has Sagittarius rising according to its Sibly chart.

And guess what? The New Moon Solar Eclipse (Dec. 3, 11:42 p.m. PST) falls at 12 degrees Sagittarius, just one degree from the U.S. Ascendant. This solar eclipse is total – but it’s mainly visible over Antarctica and lasts for only two minutes. Still, it activates the U.S. collective identity as the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” And it intensifies the ongoing demand that we face the shadow side of our history, which includes white supremacy, the extermination of native peoples and enslavement of Africans.

This final eclipse on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis (until 2029) is sure to light fires and catalyze things in our individual lives as well. As eclipse expert April Elliott Kent puts it in her latest essay, “The final eclipse in a pair of signs is a little like graduation day. Hopefully, the six eclipses in Gemini and Sagittarius since May 2020 have helped us open our minds and begin rewriting our stories; this final one should help us evaluate our progress.” 

This solar eclipse happens near outspoken Mercury in Sagittarius, and once again squares Neptune. Fact-checking is essential, especially before posting on social media. Minds, hearts and tempers will be blazing, yet the truth may be hard to pin down. Cultivate the flame of your desire, but don’t let hot-headedness prevail. New Moons are seed-planting times, yet when the Moon is dark, it’s not easy to see clearly. It’s good to develop a smart strategy and meditate on the higher truth of things before taking action.

You’ll likely be feeling a burning desire for movement in whatever house of your chart contains Sagittarius. (Sagittarius rising = 1st house, Capricorn rising = 12th house, Aquarius rising = 11th house, Pisces rising = 10th house, Aries rising = 9th house, Taurus rising = 8th house, Gemini rising = 7th house, Cancer rising = 6th house, Leo rising = 5th house, Virgo rising = 4th house, Libra rising = 3rd house, Scorpio rising = 2nd house).

What might your burning desire look like?

First House: To take a stand, make a fresh start, change your appearance

Second House: To make more money, rethink your values, make a purchase

Third House: To speak your mind, learn something new, deal with siblings

Fourth House: To redecorate your home, relocate, or be with family

Fifth House: To have more fun, be romantic, create something artistic

Sixth House: To get healthier, quit your job, be of service to others

Seventh House: To marry, reconnect with a partner, share with others

Eighth House: To have sex, share secrets, make an investment

Ninth House: To travel, further your education, tap your Higher Self

Tenth House: To make a mark on the world, expand your influence

Eleventh House: To collaborate with others, get involved in social activism

Twelfth House: To take time off, study your dreams, make a treasure map

The eclipse activates my seventh house, and I have a burning desire for a mate. So, I’m revising my strategy (no more Internet dating!). With Venus, planet of love and the arts, turning retrograde conjunct deep, dark Pluto on Dec. 11, I’ve decided to fan the flames of long-time passions (like straw bale building) to meet someone who’s aligned with me.

To find out what this eclipse means for you, check out April Elliott Kent’s terrific Followed by a Moonshadow eclipse report.

14 thoughts on “Sagittarius Solar Eclipse: What’s Your Burning Desire?

  • December 1, 2021 at 12:43 am
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    Brilliant. Thanks…The explanation of houses and rising signs helped a great deal…
    Glad u had so much fun on Thanksgiving.
    Wishing u more!
    Stay safe and big hugs, Naomi

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    • December 1, 2021 at 4:26 am
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      Thanks dear, and glad you appreciated the houses/rising signs. I don’t do that very often but for some reason felt compelled to do it this time! Hugs and happy solar eclipse…

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    • December 1, 2021 at 4:41 am
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      I was cat fished too from one of those sites and haven’t been back on yet. That was 6 years ago and I was communicating with him for longer than a week before I figured it out so don’t feel bad. I haven’t met anyone in the 6 years since being off of those sites so have been thinking about going back on them. But your reminder of how much “fun” they are might deter me again! Good luck with the straw bales!!!!!

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      • December 1, 2021 at 4:35 pm
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        Yes it’s a wild and woolly world out there for us soulmate-seekers, Kim! Don’t give up hope!

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  • December 1, 2021 at 1:27 am
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    Brilliant move re straw bale building to meet someone who is interested in what you like and care about. Thanks for all of your wonderful insights throughout the year. Love, light and stellar blessings to you Simone and all readers. xxx Shine bright!

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    • December 1, 2021 at 4:27 am
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      Much love and blessings to you too, Karen! So glad the writing has been helpful.

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  • December 1, 2021 at 2:55 am
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    Simone, my kid’s dad is in hospice, I’m scrambling around trying to make reservations for them and my granddaughter this week and weekend. He’s in Hemet and people are driving and flying here for the next three days, so it will be a little like herding cats. On Dec. 15 I’m getting cataract surgery unless I have to cancel it until next year. As for looking for a mate, I never found anybody when I was looking. I just led my life, went where I had to or wanted to, and there they were. Good luck, follow your hunches, and be careful out there. You’ll find somebody who deserves you and you’ll know him when you see him.
    Love and happy holidays to you!

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    • December 1, 2021 at 4:29 am
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      Thanks Sue, good luck with all that’s on your plate and I hope the eclipse isn’t too stressful!

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  • December 1, 2021 at 3:37 pm
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    Ah, precious clarity in a miasma of trickery and deceit. It would be a breath of fresh air!

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    • December 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm
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      It would indeed! Big hugs, Simone

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  • December 1, 2021 at 9:16 pm
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    All the deception, falsehoods and chaos feel like a whirling dervish that has me stepping back, taking a deep breath and focusing on the moment right in front of me! Take a breather this holiday season Simone and let the Universe SEND you the Love of your life!
    Many, MANY Blessings Dear Lady!
    Christine

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    • December 2, 2021 at 12:07 am
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      Thanks dear, and happy New Moon!

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  • December 2, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Question: what if you have no house with Sag?

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    • December 2, 2021 at 3:39 pm
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      That’s not possible, everyone has all the signs in their chart. If you don’t see it, it may be intercepted inside the house with Scorpio on the cusp.

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