Solar Eclipse in Pisces 3-8-16

The Solar Eclipse 18 degrees of Pisces conjunct Ceres, Chiron and the South Node on March 8 is addressing many of the illusions and delusions that have exerted a tremendous impact on us in ways we have only vaguely recognized until recently. An illusion is paradoxical by nature, being the intangible stuff of imagination, perception, and interpretation, yet capable of hurting us very badly in the density of the earth plane. We each carry different illusions based on our early life experiences, and it is the nebulous experiences of long gone days from childhood or past lives that are in some way resurfacing with the lunar tides in our psyches.

With Chiron’s strong influence at this time we are noticing a trigger in our collective and individual pain body, a term coined by Eckhart Tolle used to describe an aspect of the ego that acts as a “psychic parasite”, constantly posing the invisible and insidious threat of self-sabotage upon us. Our egos tend to get us into trouble if we’re not careful, whether overly confident or not confident enough.

The grandiosity and forcefulness of Jupiter is somewhat curtailed in cautious Virgo, which is conjunct the North Node and opposite of the Solar Eclipse. Adding an apparent insult to injury Mars and Mercury have not been mixing well in the days leading up to this Eclipse, highlighting a lot of unresolved conflicts that don’t seem to make any sense. Criticism and judgment could be coming down on us hard, requiring a lot of effort to move past insecurities and old wounds that have not healed but have become re-infected. It is time to address these wounds and lay low rather than to engage in excessiveness of any kind.

When our pain becomes too intense we often look for an escape. Sometimes the methods of escape dig us deeper into a hole of delusion and despair and other times they liberate us from issues that we are not yet equipped to deal with. With the current astrological weather we might be unsure of whether the pain we are experiencing at this time is even our own. Could it rather be the pain of a hundred generations that came before us, or the pain and trauma of our family, friends, or foes? Could it be the pain of Gaia, being trashed and trampled upon?

2016-02-20Simultaneously we may be taking notice of strong synchronicities and signs showing us that we are indeed interconnected with something far more magnificent than we can fully imagine. The most beneficial aspects of this Solar Eclipse in Pisces is heightening our awareness not only of shortcomings, wounds, and illusions but of the truth and beauty of our souls, of nature, and of the many facets of the Divine. It is sparking our creativity and appreciation of music and the arts. In its highest expression it may help to foster a deeper kind of caring and compassion than whatever emotions we have previously associated with love.

Questions relevant to this week’s Eclipse:

  • Are we chasing phantoms (why, how, and where)? Is it safe to stop?
  • When haunted by the past, how is the present abandoned?
  • How can pain be purified, transmuted, directed into creative endeavors?
  • What deeply feeds and nourishes the Soul?

Maybe it’s time to feed our hungry souls rather than to battle with hungry ghosts. For just a few ideas on how to do this ~ finger paint, play an instrument, sculpt clay, sing in the shower, dance beneath the stars, help a sentient being in need, pray and pay homage to your future Enlightened Self. Take a moment to embody the Infinite.

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Spring Solar Eclipse in the Natal Chart

The Solar Eclipse this March 20th at 29 degrees of Pisces precedes the Spring Equinox when the Sun enters the sign of Aries. Due to this extra potent Supermoon eclipse many significant phases and situations are coming to end as new ones are about to begin.

piscesBecause this eclipse falls at the last degree of the watery and nebulous sign of Pisces, the energy around many changes taking place may seem dreamy, confusing, dissipating, or inspiring in their effects. The trick with the Neptunian realm we have been swimming or being carried away in lately is that logic does not necessarily have a place. Common knowledge and practical solutions don’t apply in this realm. We are reminded that sometimes the only thing we can do when confronted with great challenge is to surrender our problems to the Divine and our infinite self that safeguards the answers to our most pressing questions until we are ready for them.

As we move into the sign of Aries during the following days and weeks, vitality and clarity will increase. Many current stresses , losses, and blockages will soon be followed by personal renewal.

What is coming to an end in your life as something is simultaneously coming into being? To better understand how the eclipse might be affecting you personally you can check your natal chart to see what house it is transiting and what planets are being aspected:

Basic Meanings of the Houses  

1st: Identity, personality, appearance

2nd: Values, possessions, self-worth

3rd: Communication, studies, short journeys, siblings

4th: Home life, heritage, parents, security

5th: Children, creativity, love affairs

6th: Work, health, nutrition

7th: Relationship, marriage, commitments

8th: Death, legacies, transformation

9th: Philosophy, religion, rituals, long journeys

10th: Career, reputation, personal power

11th: Visions, goals, friends, group endeavors

12th: Secrets, selfless service or suffering, spirituality

Basic Meaning of the Planets

Sun : father, soul energy, life-force

Moon: mother, personality, memories, nurturing

Mercury: communication, mental processing, travel

Venus: love, beauty, affection

Mars: aggression, strength, sexuality,

Jupiter: fortune, expansion, higher learning

Saturn: restriction, delays, foundations

Uranus: surprises,  ingenuity, intuition

Neptune: inspiration, confusion, music, spiritual illumination

Pluto: destruction, intensity, transformation

Spring Equinox Supermoon Eclipse

The coming Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (Autumn in the South) is an extra potent one, as a Supermoon and Solar Eclipse fall on this day of March 20th at 29 degrees of Pisces. The super closeness of the Earth and Moon the night before the eclipse are what make this a “Supermoon” event. It will be a total solar eclipse mostly visible in Europe.

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There are no major aspects from this eclipse to the other planets, but being at the anaretic degree of Pisces in the decanate ruled by Mars/Pluto it is very powerful in its influence. It is also conjunct the fixed star Scheat in the constellation Pegasus, at the leg of the horse. Effects produced in this position can be very very good or very very bad, depending on how the energy is and has already been flowing overall. There are many endings taking place, and the trick is to remain present for them rather than dwelling heavily in the past or gazing too far into the future. These are ultimate endings, taking place at the last degree of the last sign of the zodiac. We are at the point of “no return”. There is a strong desire to move in new directions but many may feel lost or without footing, or overcome with free-floating anxiety. We need only to pause and reach inward for answers, healing and solace. The winged horse represents a magnificent sense of freedom that reminds us we are more than these physical bodies and can reach anywhere – into infinity with our consciousness.

Now and leading up to the solar eclipse on September 13th there will be radical planetary shifts that push us to make some long overdue changes, many of which will become conclusive by August. Some of what happens will likely entail further destruction and catastrophe that force people to simplify, size down, and cooperate with each other more than they ever have. With our dwindling oil and water resources and increased pollution we will need to become a lot more solution-oriented as a Collective.

If we are inner-directed rather that other-directed we will be able to see more clearly into the nature of reality, our own and in general. A crystal energy that may be helpful to work with at this time is selenite, which can enable us to understand and integrate lessons and experiences from past, present and future lives.

This solar eclipse may be the mark of a perceptual and experiential shift in our relationship with what we call God, Creator, or the Matrix. Time and space travel will become increasingly accessible to us both on inner and outer planes in the months to come. It may indeed seem that time is bending itself to accommodate our expanded perceptions and occupations within space.

“What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us…”