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New Moon Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016 – Separating Illusion from Reality

Solar Eclipse

This solar eclipse falls at 9 degrees Virgo. It will have the greatest effect on those with planets or points between 4 and 15 degrees of any of the mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini).

This September 1, 2016 solar eclipse is part of the 19 North Saros Series which began at the North Pole on July 5, 1331. The last time we experienced an eclipse in this series was on August 22, 1998 when it occurred at 29 degrees Leo. Try to remember what was going on in your life at that time. It will help you understand how this eclipse will affect you.

The general interpretation of this eclipse series is about getting real about a person or situation and facing what is. The eclipse will help you see an old situation in a new light. That is, you will see it for what it is, not how you wish it to be. This illumination can be temporarily painful. But to see the truth (Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius) is much less painful than to continue with your illusions (Neptune in Pisces).

This September 1, 2016 solar eclipse is nudging you to give up old self-limiting beliefs (Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius) and to move forward in your life with more clarity and purpose. The Sun, Moon and North Node in Virgo form a T‑square with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn and Mars in Sagittarius. Squares represent challenges. Look to the houses where the eclipse T-square falls in your natal chart to understand how the eclipse will affect you. The apex of the T‑square is in Gemini. You will need to also consider the natal chart house that has Gemini on the cusp. Pluto is trine the North Node and sextile Neptune.

Because of the Pluto connection, this solar eclipse is also about transformation. Look at what has not been working in your life. That is where you need to do the clearing out, letting go and transforming. Of course, this can also relate to every day, mundane things such as cleaning out that sticky mess in your cabinet and putting down new shelf paper. Indeed, with Mercury retrograde at the time of the eclipse, organization and tidying up are especially favored.

Here is the chart for the September 1 eclipse set for New York City, NY:

Sept 1 2016 Eclipse

Let’s pretend that we can hear the key planets dialogue with one another. This is what they are saying:

Sun and Moon in Virgo: Our feeling nature and our personality have combined to let you know that it is time to take stock, get organized and come down to earth. Whenever you combine strong emotional energy with your intention it is much easier to manifest your desires.

North Node in Virgo: I am a point of fate in the heavens. I am the point where the paths of the Sun and Moon on the ecliptic intersect north of the equator so I combine the essence of both the Sun and the Moon.

Neptune in Pisces: I’m opposed to the idea of being totally organized and grounded. It’s not that I don’t think it’s important, but I think it is much better to just blissfully flow along. Some people would say that I am confused, but really, when you tune into your higher self you will see that you can be both grounded and in the flow. The best way to use my essence is to meditate, to sit by water in contemplation or to just feel the essence of “all that is.” I will give you heightened intuition during the eclipse season from September 1 through the end of September. Pay attention to your intuition and to any synchronicities that come your way.

Mars in Sagittarius: I like action and when I become frustrated, I can get very angry. Sitting here next to Saturn, the planet of limitation, is taxing my tolerance. And what is all of this Virgo stuff about being organized and down to earth? I just want to move and explore and find new horizons and projects. By the way, why are all those people driving so slow when they could be speeding along. Saturn likes traffic laws, but I like speed, action and daring pursuits.

Saturn in Sagittarius: Now, now Mr. Mars, cool your heals a little bit. I am not glamorous and people don’t like it that I hold them back. But it is beneficial for people to have a well thought out plan with right timing. Mr. Mars, have you ever heard the story about the tortoise and the hare?

Pluto in Capricorn: I will help you transform yourself. Sometimes I will cause you to feel the deep, dark, yucky side of yourself and I may bring about hidden emotions that you would rather keep hidden. But, oh, you will feel so much better when you deal with the garbage in your life and get rid of it.

The Planets All Speak: It is time to be real about what is possible and what is not.  Dust off your dreams and wishes, rework them where necessary and take action to make them a reality.

The planets have spoken.

Take time during this mysterious September eclipse season to set your life in a new direction or to clarify your current direction. Finally, you might want to wait until after Mercury turns direct to begin to implement the new action plan. Better yet, put your plan into place in September and then act on it beginning the first week in Octer.

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