Solar Eclipse is a special type of New Moon when the Moon is directly
between the Sun and Earth. That is, they are aligned near the ecliptic
(the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun and the apparent annual
path of the sun).
moon's orbit is inclined by 5 degrees to the ecliptic; the two points
where they intersect are called the Moon's Nodes, identified as the
ascending node (North) and the descending node (South). Eclipses occur
during two periods each year when the apparent motion of the Sun meets
up with the nodes. The closer the Moon is to the center of the line
between the Sun and Earth, the more total the eclipse.
a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely obscures the Sun over a
relatively narrow band across the Earth's surface, its shadow racing
eclipses include the annular, when the Moon is farther from the Earth
and appears smaller, so the Moon does not completely block the Sun
but leaves a ring around the rim; and the partial, when the Moon is
slightly off center, blocking only a portion of the Sun.
fourth type of solar eclipse is the hybrid, also known as an annular/total.
A hybrid eclipse shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain
points on the surface of Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas
at other points it appears as annular. Just over 5% of solar eclipses
fall in this category, making the hybrid eclipse something of a rarity.
solar eclipse on March 20 is a total eclipse. This event will be
visible visible within a 250-mile-wide strip in the north Atlantic
with a partial eclipse visible in Iceland, Euroe, northern Africa
and northern Asia.
more information, visit the
NASA Page for this Eclipse.
solar eclipse is a New Moon with tremendous impact. The Sun that gives
us life and lights our path is joined briefly with the dark and mysterious
qualities of the Moon. The Moon blocks the light of the Sun. In this
moment of perceived darkness, spirituality and the psyche combine
anew, beginning another cycle in the spiral of our personal development.
solar eclipse takes place with the Sun and Moon at 29 degrees and
27 minutes of Pisces. The last time there was a solar eclipse close
to this degree was in 2007. Think back
to the personal themes in your life during the spring of 2007 and
review the progress of your personal growth over the last 9 years.
eclipses indicate change; solar eclipses signify beginnings and usually
manifest as events in the outer world. At solar eclipses we: begin
something new, make promises to ourselves, commit, announce, present
ourselves, show up, make plans, select events, make decisions, rise
to the challenge, make an effort, change, mature, take on greater
challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured
by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, experience a crisis and feel
astrology, we also note at which of the Moon's nodes the eclipse occurs.
North nodal eclipses have a personal orientation and symbolize personal
identity, ego and the physical body. South nodal eclipses are other-oriented
and symbolize a spouse or significant other, relationships and new
perspectives based on interaction with others.
is a south nodal eclipse, suggesting that we are being called to use
previously learned skills and talents in new ways and that the opportunities
to do so will come through others.
heightened impact of eclipse energy can be felt by everyone as much
as 3 months in advance and has subtle reverberations for as long as
3 years afterwards. Although the energies are most prominent for a
week on either side of the eclipse (many feel a heightened sense of
anxiety during this period), the influence on events continues. Eclipse
periods are extremely active, often associated with meaningful events
and public exposure.
The tarot card associated with the sign of Pisces is
Tarot Key #18 - The Moon. This card teaches us to use the power
of imagination to visualize spiritual ideals and project them into
Symbol: 30 Pisces
Majestic Rock Formation Resembling A Face Is Idealized By A Boy Who
Takes It As His Ideal Of Greatness, And As He Grows Up, Begins To
Look Like It."
symbolic degree interpretation of this eclipse suggests the capacity
for self-transformation inherent in this cycle. The key lies in being
able to see your ideals take form. What does greatness look like?
Take the time to envision the seeds you are planting. See them as
tender sprouts. Handle them gently as they grow and take form.
chart speaks of being on the edge of a major change. The energy feels
pent-up and explosive and at the same time too diffused to take action.
The desire for sensual gratification may be restricted by the need
to conserve resources. The lesson is to use one's talents in new ways
to enjoy individual freedom while working within an organized or structured
enviornment. Release your creativity. Ask your muse what archetypal
image embodies your for ideals for the future.
your birthday falls around Jan
19, Feb 3 or 18, Mar 20, Apr 19, May 5 or 20, Jun 20, Jul 22, Aug 7 or
22, Sep 22, Oct 23, Nov 6 or 21, Dec 21,
your experiences now will have impact lasting three years. Expect
to see current themes begin to develop ambitiously on their own in December
2015. A full understanding of the impact of this period will take until
mid-September 2016 to unfold.
an eclipse falls on your birthday, you can definitely count on an eventful
year ahead. However, it does not have to be in your sun sign for you to
feel its effects. If it makes any contacts to a planet or personal point
in your chart, your experience of the eclipse will be intensified. A qualified
astrologer can determine the placement of an eclipse in your chart and
advise you about what to expect, along with how to make the most of the