What is Being Illuminated – 2nd March Eclipse 2016

At 10pm on Wednesday we have our second eclipse of 2016 and the last eclipse of this particular eclipse season.

If you recall my post on March 3rd (related to the previous New Moon Eclipse of the 9th March) these two eclipses belong to Saros Cycle 18 South. According to Bernadette Brady (The Eagle and The Lark) this is a series ‘concerned with endings or separations; dealing with a parting. However, the pain of the separation is lessened by encountering new situations which lead to very positive outcomes’.

As this coming eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse the energy tends to come from within us rather than be experienced as an external event. What are we now feeling as we move towards the end of what has been a demanding month emotionally and energetically for many? What are we in need of?

Have we acknowledged something that needs to be let go of within our lives or has something been removed? This can be a relationship, a health issue (i.e. letting go of unhealthful habits/eating patterns), a job or maybe a daily routine.

When an Eclipse falls across the Aries/Libra polarity the energy is concerned with the balance between our individual self and how we relate to others and Wednesday’s eclipse seems to indicate that some time out; potentially with our loved ones would be beneficial for us all.

The Moon is on Libra 4: “A Group of Young People Sit in Spiritual Communion Around a Campfire”. Maybe scheduling some time out in nature with those of like-mind to nurture your spirit would be beneficial. Giving a sense of connection, easy conversation, relaxation and perhaps; shared passion.

If romance has been neglected of late it could be time to schedule a date night and get a sitter for the kids with the Sun on Aries 4: “Two Lovers Are Strolling Through a Secluded Walk” or perhaps someone has just experienced a relationship break up and now needs some private time away from the ‘busyness’ of life to heal.
Whatever the situation, we can all benefit from embracing peace and solitude for a little while; to connect with our inner selves.

Mars, in aspect to both luminaries (Sun and Moon) is hinting at fun and, perhaps, family time on Sagittarius 6: “A Game of Cricket”.

With Easter upon us I hope that we can all take some much-needed time out to connect with our loved ones, to be still and to enjoy one another’s company.

By ‘downing tools’ once in a while we can often regain our motivation, enthusiasm and momentum.

Venus; as dispositor of the Moon is on Pisces 14: “A Woman Wrapped in Fox Fur”. This symbol along with Mars “A Game of Cricket” appears to be reminding us of the need to be in our truth and to be mindful of how we play the game of life. Are we honouring our innermost self? Who are we presenting to the World? Is this a true representation?

With both Mars and Venus disposited by Jupiter on Virgo 17: “A Volcanic Eruption Bringing Dust Clouds, Flowing Lava, Earth Rumblings” we may find that we or others are emotionally volatile at this time; perhaps greatly needing that time out.

This symbol may also hint at where we have been suppressing emotions (or parts of ourselves) that greatly need to be aired and transformed.

Perhaps we can no longer pretend to be someone that we aren’t.
Eclipse energy often offers us the chance of transformation so be mindful of what is happening around you at the minute.

With this being a North Node eclipse what changes would you like to see by the end of this period; based on what you are now seeing within your life?

The North Node is on Virgo 22: “A Royal Coat of Arms Enriched with Precious Stones” reminding us that whatever we transform about ourselves we also transform for our families.

Perhaps bringing in family rituals around relaxation or making the change to healthful living will be remembered in your children’s hearts and minds and will be passed down for generations to come.

Mercury is conjunct the Sun on Aries 3: “A Cameo Shows the Profile of a Man That Suggests the Outline of His Country”. How do you want to be remembered in relation to your lineage? Are you making your individual mark or representing your cultures and traditions in the way that you want?

Mercury; placed in Aries, is in trine with Mars and we have Jupiter as his final dispositor. This is indicating the potential for fiery communication; perhaps we need to listen to what is being said rather than impatiently jumping in ahead of time.

Mercury’s opposition to the Moon can indicate defensiveness so be mindful of where you can feel this creeping in and perhaps look at the underlying defence mechanism that is in play. Is it still necessary?

Those with planets around 3degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are likely to be the ones most strongly affected and eclipse energy tends to be in play within our lives for approximately 6 months.

Remember to look at the houses where these degrees fall within your individual natal chart to see the themes that are likely to be playing out at this time.



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