“This solar eclipse represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. This solar eclipse astrology focuses on the healing of a deep wound in your soul, represented by Chiron alongside the solar eclipse. It may be an old or new wound affecting your body, mind or spirit. Growing pains due to challenging aspect from Jupiter and Saturn are relieved by the recuperative and evolving power of Pluto. Freedom from pain allows for a spiritual transformation, the evolution of your soul”. ~Jamie Partridge
The solar eclipse on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at 18°55′ Pisces falls in Pisces decan 2.
Solar Eclipse Meaning
Like any new moon, a solar eclipse represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. The strongest and most important aspect in all of astrology is the Sun conjunct Moon. It means that all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future.
Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list on a blank sheet of paper. The impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a solar eclipse means that not all new projects will succeed, however a solar eclipse in not only one point in time.
The horoscope for a new moon or solar eclipse is like a snap shot in time, but like old style photography, it takes time to develop. This solar eclipse will remain active until the next solar eclipse in September 2016. As the eclipse cycle progresses, planetary aspects to the eclipse degree will mark more active times when events relating to the eclipse will likely unfold. The strongest of these being Mercury on the eclipse degree on March 15 and Venus on March 27.
Solar Eclipse March 2016 Astrology
The March 8 solar eclipse degree of 18°56′ Pisces contains no major fixed stars or asteroids. Astrological interpretation therefore relies on planetary aspects but this area of the sky does contain some small fixed stars in the water steam at the end of Aquarius Constellation.
A solar eclipse in Constellation Aquarius suggests events connected to aviation, flooding of rivers and its impact on agriculture. Revolution and war will continue but with a greater focus on new directions and humanitarian organizations. Another small star in this area of the sky between Constellations Aquarius and Pisces is π Pegasi on the Hoof of the Flying Horse.
I have written about the Astrological Ages and suggested we are in the Age of Pegasus. An era of climate change and rising oceans, carrying us from the Age of Pisces to the watery Age of Aquarius.
Solar eclipse conjunct Chiron gives the strongest indication of what your new goals or new focus for the next six months is about. To the Greeks, Chiron was the wise Centaur who brought astrology to humanity. To Christians he is Jesus Christ who counted the number of the stars and called names to all of them. Both were healers of wounded souls who used natural methods like hands on healing, herbs and the power of the mind.
Think of all the healing techniques you can that start with the word chiro, the Greek word for hands. Even palm reading is termed chiromancy. Chiron was not part of the establishment and he mingled with other outcasts. He was seen as maverick who used unorthodox methods to heal others and promote spiritual enlightenment.
The major theme of solar eclipse March 2016 therefore relates to a deep wound in your soul. This could be some existing physical or emotional pain, but may also indicate a new wound received following this eclipse. Other aspects in the solar eclipse March 2016 astrology chart and the lunar eclipse in two weeks time will give more detail about the nature of your wound and the healing process.
Both Chiron and Constellation Aquarius have the new age feel about them. The wounding/healing may manifest physically or emotionally but will involve a spiritual component, especially during healing. Your new start or new goals may involve natural or alternative methods but also new breakthroughs in science and technology. Air travel and the Internet have a part to play in both wounding through the spread of disease, and healing through information sharing.
Your wounding and healing journey could be in response to dramatic changes in global weather which are affecting our bodies and souls in way we cannot even image. The story of Chiron will be further understood in relation to the transition of healing from medicine, to hands, to the mind and ultimately to purely spiritual healing.
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And beware, we have a lunar eclipse, Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 03°17′ Libra falls in Libra decan 1.. Nothing to fear and many opportunities for some astonomical changes in our lives. Woooo whooooooo!!!
For more information about this solar eclipse March 8-9, 2016, click here.