Sunday, 15 March 2015

Solar Eclipse in Pisces: End of an Era…

On March 20th 2015 at 9:36am, GMT, there is a solar eclipse taking place in the romantic, sensitive and melancholic sign of Pisces. Traditionally, eclipses are considered as ‘bad omens’, so many fear them. However, what eclipses signify, especially solar ones like this one, is the end of an important chapter in our lives and the beginning of a new one. Thus, the eclipse may be perceived as some kind of shortage in that area of ​​the horoscope where it falls or in connection with the nature of the planet(s) which the eclipse ‘touches’. The fact that we are talking about a solar eclipse means that issues of identity, vitality and creativity as well as issues related to important men in our lives, such as father, husband or even boss, are of great concern to us now. The reason is related to a sense that the above issues or people are somehow ‘missing’ from our lives. Although there is no general consensus as to the duration of the influence of an eclipse, many feel that their influence, hence the feeling that something’s missing, starts about a month before and lasts up to a month after the eclipse.

Interestingly enough, the current eclipse occurs at the very last degree not just of Pisces but of the whole zodiac. Therefore, the sense of ending is particularly intense at this eclipse, more so because it coincides with the last exact Uranus-Pluto square which has already put our society in a very different path since 2012 onwards. Hence the end of feelings of blockage (square) caused by the individual awakenings (Uranus in Aries) with respect to the corruption of the sociopolitical system (Pluto in Capricorn). Indeed, the positive aspects that Uranus and Pluto form with Jupiter, the traditional dispositor of the current eclipse, and Chiron, respectively, mark the ease with which revolutionarily new horizons can open up in our lives (Jupiter-Uranus trine) as well as the opportunity for full recovery from potential wounds and traumas (Chiron-Pluto sextile).

Nevertheless, although the eclipse seems to portend a better future in the long run despite the minor obstacles (sesquisquare between Sun-Moon and Jupiter), many will find it hard to realize in line with the quincunx Mercury in Pisces receives from Jupiter. The simultaneous conjunction of Mercury with Chiron and Neptune, the modern dispositor of the current eclipse, along with the square that Mercury receives from Saturn will lead many to focus on a sense of loss (Neptune), victimization (Chiron) and limitation (Saturn) that come with the eclipse. Thus, many may experience feelings of sadness and melancholy at this the solar eclipse (Piscean stellium).

One more reason for the potential feelings of sadness seems to be related to the Venus-Saturn quincunx and the concomitant difficulty in adjusting the excessive need for financial and emotional security (Venus of the degree of Moon's purest exaltation) to any crises due to financial cutbacks and emotional frustrations (Saturn on a critical degree of the zodiac ruled by Venus). Finally, the fact that Saturn has just turned retrograde means that the eclipse has set events in motion that will evolve behind the scenes in the short term and the results of which will show from July/August onwards when Saturn turns direct and until November when Saturn returns to the same critical degree it occupies now. Enjoy the solar eclipse!

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