Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

My summer mini reading schedule is:

Aspen Saturday Market – June 16 – Oct. 6, 2018

Basalt Sunday Market – June 17 – Sept. 30, 2018

Carbondale Mountain Fair – Fri., Sat. and Sun., July 27-29, 2018

Stop and say “hi.”  I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Aquarius

Solar Eclipse March 2016

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The March 9, 2016 solar eclipse at 18 degrees Pisces is the first Supermoon of 2016. A supermoon occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth during its elliptical orbit.

As illustrated, solar eclipses happen at a new Moon when the Moon and Sun are conjunct, the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and the Moon is within degrees of a lunar Node. The Moon blocks the Sun’s rays and casts a shadow on Earth.

Eclipses tend to bring major life events such as births, deaths, marriages, divorces, starting school, finishing school, ending a job or starting a new job. Solar eclipses “shake you loose” and move you forward. They often mark a major turning point in your life. Those events can be perceived as either “good” or “bad.” Major events will normally only be felt if an eclipse falls on a natal planet or key point in your chart such as the ascendant, nadir, descendant, midheaven or your Sun/Moon midpoint.

You will feel the March 9 Solar Eclipse most strongly if you have planets at 13 degrees to 22 degrees of the mutable signs (Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius).

To understand this solar eclipse we need to look at the Saros Series it belongs to and the major aspects it makes. This Eclipse belongs to Saros Series 18 South. This family of eclipses is concerned with endings and separations. However, all solar eclipses also have a strong theme of new beginnings. Often you will need to give up something in order to make room for something new.

The last time an eclipse occurred in this Saros family was on February 26, 1998. If you can remember what happened at that time, you might get a general idea of what this eclipse means for you. A simplified solar eclipse chart is shown below:

Solar Eclipse chart

The Sun/Moon and Chiron conjunct in Pisces bring a strong theme of healing and being healed. Look to the houses that contain 18 degrees of Pisces and Virgo to determine how you will receive and project this healing energy.

Sun/Moon Opposing Jupiter. Be on the alert for health issues that could arise from overwork and overly stressful conditions. It is best to practice moderation, self discipline and self control in areas being touched by this eclipse. Remember, you are not superman or superwoman. You can only get so much done in a day or week or month. Pushing yourself too hard can result in health problems brought about by over estimating your stamina and abilities.

Chiron may require you to take another look at old physical and emotional wounds that have not been completely healed. With so much Piscean/Virgo energy it is a very good time to heal such old wounds.

Moon/Sun Square Saturn and Jupiter Square Saturn. You can be your own worst enemy with the Sun/Moon (your core needs) and Neptune in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius. Fear, pessimism, lethargy and melancholy (Saturn) can feed on themselves and lead to even more fear and pessimism. If you find yourself glued to the couch and TV, eating potato chips, shirking responsibility and/or giving up on your goals and dreams you know that you have fallen into a negative Saturn mode. Saturn often brings out old father (or authority) issues. Anything you can do to eliminate old feelings of guilt, limitation and self abuse will go a long way toward healing (Chiron) such attitudes and will let the positive side of Saturn shine through.

You may experience wildly fluctuating feelings around optimism, growth and moving forward. One minute you may be ready to confidently move forward and the next you are gripped by fear and limitation. The best plan is to be patient and disciplined, while keeping an overlying sense of optimism. Forgiving yourself and others will help free you up to move forward.

The Sun and Moon sextile Pluto and Jupiter trine Pluto can be of tremendous help in dissipating some of the negativity and lethargy brought on by Neptune and the Jupiter/Saturn square. The powerful Pluto energy will help you move forward and will also help in healing.

If the planets in the eclipse chart were having a conference about this eclipse, it might look like this:

Chiron: I think these earth people have some major healing that needs to be done, especially around emotional (Moon) and spiritual issues (Pisces and Neptune in Pisces.) This is such a good time for healing; I hope they take advantage of the opportunity.

Jupiter: Some of the earth people have become so very materialistic. They work and work and the stress builds. They need to learn how to take things easy. Otherwise, they become burnt out, depressed, and lethargic.

Saturn: Well, you know I expect people to work hard and to take responsibility. Instead of giving into pain and fear they need to just keep going and be patient and self disciplined. Of course, I do reward them, sometimes quite handsomely, if they meet my tests.

Neptune: Sometimes they just want to quit and to have all the trials and tribulations go away. They are confused. A very long nap or a few glasses of wine can feel good, but then the next day they feel worse. Tuning into their spiritual side can have better, more long-lasting benefits.

Pluto:  I have given them a strong and powerful will and great powers of recuperation and transformation. Like the Phoenix they can rise up from their lethargy and disappointment and create something much better than what they had before.

So the consensus of the planets is:

Work hard, but not too hard. Take responsibility, but stay optimistic. Let things go that no longer are working for you. Use your will to transform your life and build from the ashes. Tune into your spiritual side and heal old wounds.

All of the Planets: Let’s go thank the Sun and Moon and the South Node for giving the earthlings this wonderful chance to set things right and to heal old wounds.  We know that a solar eclipse can be very challenging, but it can also bring blessings and benefits.

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