Solar Eclipse March 8th-9th 2016 ~ OMG!
By darkstarastrology, 03/02/2016
The New Moon Solar Eclipse on March 8/9 2016 is at 19º Pisces Decan 2. This Solar Eclipse activates no powerful fixed stars, but there is a very strong Jupiter/Neptune theme and not just because the Eclipse is in Pisces either. You will see that the planetary aspects to this eclipse flood it with even more water. Pisces decan 2 is a Jupiter ruled decan and the most liquid area of Pisces, which means it also risks being the most toxic. This Solar Eclipse then will be supremely absorbent of its environment, so can work positively or negatively.
Victims, Saviours & Redemption
The most criminal and slimy of individuals could turn this great power into something quite nefarious. With Pisces decan 2 the evolutionary state of the soul is paramount, this Solar Eclipse will absorb toxins just as well as it can absorb love and bliss. Whatever the choice, it will just suck the juice out of it, so it better be good juice! So if we as the collective do not know who we are and have lost our sovereignty, then we are more prone to being unconsciously moulded and manipulated by our environment and that includes the mass media and Neptunian subliminal visuals we see everyday.
Solar Eclipse March 2016 ~ Horoscope
The Sun part of the Solar Eclipse actually does rather well in Pisces 2 since it corresponds to the 9 Of Cups, and so called ‘Wish card’ in the Tarot. The image in the Picatrix for Pisces 2 shows an inverted figure, rather like the Tarot’s hanged man, so that “the material and spiritual priorities have been inverted, and that the figure is grounded in the invisible, rather than upon the earth. Yet the inverted figure offers sustenance, proving that this strange act is not futile.”  The theme of self-sacrifice and of martyrdom comes with the Jesus/saviour archetype so strong in the decan. The natives will sacrifice themselves for their art or for a good cause.
Solar Eclipse in Pisces Decan 2
The Moon part of the Solar Eclipse is very happy in Pisces 2 due to its rulership here by triplicity. This placement natally has certainly brought out some powerful and influential women in the field of medical science and healing. Interesting that ‘cloning’ is found here too. It would suggest playing god (Jupiter’s influence) with the Moon as the womb of the Petri dish. Maybe the a Solar Eclipse here questions wether to dispense with god and spirituality all together, despite Pisces 2 being such a “religious” decan. The lesson here is to become your own guru since those with Moon Pisces 2 often feel let down by god or spirituality in some way. Richard Dawkins, who has this natally wrote the “God Delusion” he says “It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself ”. Exploring the question of biology and divinity could also be an issue in the collective with this Solar Eclipse.
Eclipse Neptune Aspects ~ Gossamer Veil
Moon conjunct Neptune conjures up images of nocturnal sea mist and inky black oceans, infinite and unfathomable. It is the slippery, ethereal mermaid, slipping in and out of the waves, impossible to catch. Moonlight glistens over her tail as she flashes in and out of view, tantalising, teasing, just out of reach as the earth comes between the Sun and the Moon during the Solar eclipse. One can only navigate by sound and feeling because it’s hard to trust your eyes at this time. Neptune is musical, but Moon/Neptune plays a haunting, ethereal tune.
Sun conjunct Neptune can bring out health problems in some of the collective due to lack of “armour” from external penetration, psychically or physically. I’m wondering what will happen with the Zika virus in the next 6 months. This aspect can bring out themes of being extremely self-sacrificial which is a repeat of the Pisces decan 2 theme.
Those touched by this eclipse could find themselves devoted entirely to a person, to a cause or to its creations. The merging of solar logic with the great poetic imagination that Neptune brings, can create the most uplifting and enlightening art or music. And of course Neptune rules the film and cinema, but also deception. The Moon interrupts the flow of the logic to the earth which makes this eclipse even more powerful for auto-suggestion.
Eclipse Ceres Aspects ~ Black Narcissus
Moon conjunct Ceres is super-mum, the ultimate in matriarchs, the Queen of Pentacles and the Empress archetype. This is an eclipse that is not easily swayed and will stick to it’s principles no matter what. At best the archetype of the wise elders is activated that can pass on its wisdom on to the young and can serve as their respected mentors. This Eclipses commands may
seem overly strict, but it is also a true case of tough love. Those touched by this eclipse could get very positive results where others aspects have failed. It is important to be patient and pragmatic. Picking up waifs and strays is also a tendency of this aspect of the eclipse. It can be a ‘mother’ to those from broken homes, adopt the most needy in society and want to mend those that are severely damaged.
Sun conjunct Ceres embodies many of the themes of the Persephone myth. This eclipse with bring into the collective themes of sudden great gain or loss which forces growth. Pain is involved for those separated from their family for any reason. In the collective wounded adult children may speak out how they feel scarred, betrayed or tainted by some family scandal, inheritance or ancestral trait. Those touched by this Solar Eclipse may feel the effects of an overly-cosseted childhood which leaves them ill equipped to deal with the gritty reality of the big wide world
Eclipse Jupiter Aspects ~ God Delusion
Moon opposite Jupiter has a huge appetite, not just for edible things but also for love, money or success. This eclipse makes us yearn to have a lovely home, as an expression of our status. Moon opposite Jupiter may inflate and exaggerate our emotions because we crave to be noticed. Equally those of us on the other side of the spectrum will feel embarrassed by the excess emotions, deriding others as drama queens or attention seekers. Moon opposite Jupiter can certainly turn on the charm when it wants to and this aspect could make those touched by this Eclipse extremely popular. Though I think it will be a case of love or hate. Jupiter is extra jovial with the Moon, even in opposition. In fact, the dynamic energy of this aspect brings out a rollicking sense of humour.
Sun opposite Jupiter can project patronising and patriarchal behaviour onto others while not recognising it’s own inflated ego. Those touched by Jupiter during this eclipse may offer their generous heart and even material support to less fortunates and wonder why their charity is being thrown back in their face. Sometimes the ‘do-gooding’ is seen for what it is… In the collective, the so called ‘generosity’ is a ruse for the giver to become god in the eyes of those who accept their charity. The gifting may not be as unconditional as it seems. I’m am thinking of government aid to Africa or more recently Germanys acceptance of so many migrants. There is another plan below the magnanimous plan…
Solar Eclipse March 2016 ~ Summary
The combined influence of all these aspects seem to bring up the theme of narcissism, which I am starting to see connects strongly to Ceres in my research. Ceres can be the engulfing mother who lives through her children vicariously. She grooms them to be a ‘mini-me’ whom she then vamps off energetically. Ceres conjunct Neptune during this Solar Eclipse makes it even more co-dependant. Neither Neptune nor Jupiter are very good at boundary setting and both are heavily involved in
this eclipse. The temptation to self-medicate is very strong since the pain of cutting the umbilical cord to ones abusive parent, or partner is so great. Like an addiction, it’s a hard habit to break, even if you know it’s harming you.
This Solar Eclipse would be a great time to break from addictive, toxic relationships, mainly to those who have been abusing you through the use of gas-lighting (Neptune.), flattery (Jupiter.) and S-mothering (Ceres.) Pisces decan 2 is quite a Svengali influence also. On its own, this decan is absorbent enough, but bring in the influence of the aspects too, then it becomes dangerously super-absorbent with very thin boundaries. The veil between worlds is gossamer thin. Like a cell in a petri-dish, be very aware of the culture you are enmeshed into.
Solar Eclipse General Meaning
A Solar Eclipse is a turbo charged New Moon. Generally new moon rituals are perfect for planting new seeds and starting afresh. We are essentially working on the blank canvas of the dark moon where our ideas can gestate in the new moon soil. But with an Eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth therefore interrupting the flow of energy and causing disruption. It breaks our habitual behaviour. I like to think of it as a cosmic reboot. The Moon blots out the solar, left brain energy so the lunar right brain can take over. This makes the unconscious, conscious, like suddenly being aware that you are dreaming. The effect is like a lucid dream. During an eclipse we might get that feeling of sudden, shocking awareness, so we could do anything!! Sometimes this is so awesome that we don’t even know what to do, others even become fearful of their own power.
ECLIPSE DATES & TIMES: PDT Mar 8th 5.54 pm, EST Mar 8th 8.54 pm, GMT March 9th 1.54 am, AEST March 9th 12.54pm.
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