I say an angry eclipse because the Sun is debilitated in Aquarius and then it receives a Vedic fourth-house aspect from Mars in Scorpio. An afflicted Sun as such can give rise to an underlying sense of powerlessness, which can trigger a sort of over-compensating forcefulness or aggression, which the aspect from Mars could aggravate.
The fixed stars seem to give extraordinarily powerful results to natal charts. For instance, Donald Trump, inarguably a man of great fame, wealth, and a certain sort of success, has the fixed stars Regulus on his….
Annular means that the Moon will be so close to the Earth that it won’t blot out the Sun, but be wholly contained in the Sun, forming a “ring” of light. If you haven’t been noticing it already, people are just a bit excitable right now.
Symbolically the winter represents the twilight, death and subsequent rebirth of man (especially if you subscribe to the idea of reincarnation). It’s not a coincidence that the Christian holiday of Christmas is so close to the day of the Winter Solstice, which is December 21-22 each year.
This will be the scene just before sunrise, Wednesday, January 20. Basically all the classical planets will be to one side of the Sun, rising. I don’t know of any astrological precedents for this type of view, but it will be tenderly beautiful if you’re lucky enough to have no cloud cover early Wednesday morning.