This Solar Eclipse has an added blessing built in with the Mars, Jupiter and Pluto Grand Trine in the Earth element. This is a "hard works are rewarded" type of Trine in that we are going to be expected to expend efforts in order to receive rewards. Solar Eclipses, although frequently associated with upheaval, can also provide rewards for the types of good works that we provide. Solar Eclipses are a bit like six-month reminders to get back on track, or at the very least, work smarter to make it right. The more we resist these eclipse reminders, the harsher the reminder can be with the next eclipse. This is explained at Lunar Living. During this eclipse, Mercury and Venus cross each other's path in the Out of Bounds declination of 24.36 S. Mercury will return back to normal declinations on November 29th, however Venus will continue in the "extreme declinations" until December 14. Remembering that the planets transit in an extreme declination tends to be a period of feeling vulnerable and even a bit more anxious whenever we are subjected to situations that are uncomfortable or scary.
The Solar Eclipse is always the beginning of a new journey added on to our mundane events. While we never can be totally certain where the journey will lead, we know that we will have to travel the path to gain the necessary wisdom that the eclipse wants to share with us. One of the things we can do to add reassurance is to look back at the last solar eclipse that occurred at approximately the same degree of Sagittarius. The closest that we can come to this 2nd degree of Sagittarius eclipse would be November 23, 2003. We can try to reflect back to that period to give us some guidance as to the astrological patterns that we are likely to encounter this year. As Tim Gunn always says on show, Project Runway, "Make it work!"