A Solar Eclipse occurs on March 8-9 at 18 degrees and 56 minutes of Pisces, assisting us in healing deep, cellular wounds, greatly expand our vision of our potentials and step into new vibrational frequencies that are accessible to us as we step free of what has held us back in the past.
With Chiron traveling alongside the solar eclipse, energies are focused on healing a deep wound. This could be a physical, spiritual or emotional wound from this life or another, existing at a deep cellular level. This healing frees us from pain and opens the way for spiritual transformation. The new moon solar eclipse represents the ending of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. This is the time when our dreams and visions take wing.
This eclipse intensifies the Pisces new moon taking place with divine timing inside this moment at the edge of spring, bringing a heightened awareness to this time of renewal and awakening. Intentions gain traction during this time as we plant seeds that will carry us ever deeper into the New Time.
Eclipses trigger needed change, which everyone experiences to a certain degree. The energies of this eclipse have been building in recent weeks and the energies of the March 8/9 eclipse will be felt for weeks and months to come. While the most intense energies of the solar eclipse will begin to subside over the next few days, events triggered by it often take six months or longer to play out – into September 2016.
Determining how the March Solar Eclipse will influence your Life
The eclipse affects people born with personal planets and points at approximately 14 to 24 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly. Also strongly impacted are those with Pisces Sun and Ascendant and those with Virgo Sun and Ascendant and those with any planet or point within 9 degrees of 18 degrees Pisces.
The location in your chart where 18 degrees Pisces falls will give you a good idea what areas of your life are likely to experience change and transformation in days, weeks and months to come.
Finding 18 Degrees Pisces in Your Astrology Chart
In order to find the area of your life most influenced by the March 8/9 solar eclipse, get a copy of your astrology chart and find what house and planet 18 degrees Pisces falls in. Once you find 18 degrees Pisces in your chart, check and see if you have any planets "in orb" with that location. Anything within 9° in either direction is considered within orb. Some will feel the influence more intensively. For example, if you have a natal planet within a degree or so of any eclipse, that area of your life will undergo awakening and transformation in the near future.
Even if you don't have anything directly in orb with 18 degrees Pisces, the planet and house where Pisces falls in your chart is an area of heightened influence. The house of your natal chart that contains 18 degrees Pisces depicts an area of your life that will become a primary focus over the next six months. You will also want to examine whether you have any planets in Virgo, which is opposite Pisces.
Solar Eclipses and Planetary Influences
If your Sun is in orb with an eclipse, the way you express your gifts will come into focus. If your Moon is in orb with an eclipse, this affects your self-image; Mercury, the way you perceive your life; Mars, your initiative and the ways you assert yourself; Venus, your relationships, ways you express affection and what brings you pleasure; Jupiter, the way you respond to good luck and opportunities for expansion; Saturn, a sense of mission and purpose; Uranus, your desires, excitement and aliveness in your life; Neptune, your idealism and spiritual path; Pluto, the way you use your power and how you relate to change and transformation.
Eclipse Energies and House Influences
In general, the house that an eclipse falls on in your astrology chart sets the tone for your future. The first house governs the physical body, personal identity and personality. The second house governs money, what we value, value we assign to ourselves, personal assets and possessions. The third house governs school, siblings, the mind, writing, teaching and style of thinking. The fourth house governs home, beginnings and endings, early childhood, and one's personal foundation for security. The fifth house governs children, creative projects, romance, sports, fun and recreation. The sixth house governs jobs, work, service, pets, health, and the desire for order. The seventh house governs relationships, marriage, agreements and cooperation.
The eighth house governs bonded partnerships, death, inheritance, debt, business, contracts, and a desire to merge with another for personal change and transformation into an expanded reality. The ninth house governs foreign travel, philosophy, adventure, freedom, higher education, publishing, intuitive knowing, one's code of ethics, and desire to discover the big picture perspective to bring about peace of mind. The tenth house governs career, the world, fame, authority, parents, ambitions, professions, and accepting responsibility. The eleventh house governs friends, peers, humanitarian goals, the future, angels, inventions, and following one's guidance to help make the world a better place. The twelfth house, sometimes called "the god box", governs the cosmos, psychic sensitivity, awareness of subtle forces, spirituality, mystical explorations, hidden understandings, and need for time alone.
These are just simple guidelines to help you understand your own chart. For more complex questions and issues, it is good to consult a professional astrologer to help you. The way in which each person experiences eclipse energies has to do with their own personal perspective and where they are with their purpose for this lifetime.
Regardless of your birth chart, the March 8/9 solar eclipse in Pisces paves the way for divine healing and transformation and clears the way for the next step of our journey into the new time.