The March 2016 Total Solar Eclipse


A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow (the umbra) on Earth. The darkest point of the eclipse is almost as dark as night.

During a total eclipse of the Sun, the Moon covers the entire disk of the Sun. (In partial and annular solar eclipses, the Moon blocks only part of the Sun.)

From an astrological point of view, a solar eclipse, regardless of its type, focuses the energies of the Sun and Moon at a particular zodiac degree, (a solar eclipse is a New Moon). The area of one’s natal chart where the eclipse occurs is the area of one’s life that will be emphasized during the eclipse’s period of potency… until the next solar eclipse, about 6 months.

The total solar eclipse at 5:57PM PST on March 8th, 2016 occurred at 18 degrees 55 minutes of Pisces.

Where the solar eclipse energy will express in your chart

To see where in your life the solar eclipse's energy will express, find the 18th degree of Pisces in your birth chart.

Use the House Guide below to identify which HOUSE contains that degree. This is the area of your life that will express the solar eclipse.

A solar eclipse concentrates the energies of the Sun and Moon into a particular area of the horoscope. For example, if you have 18 Pisces in your 8th House (8), you may be dealing with taxes or money you owe people. If in your 10th House (10), the focus will be on your Career and Profession.

The eclipse energy will last until the next solar eclipse. Its expression will depend on the planets it triggers in your chart.

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