Solar Eclipse on the Equinox

“Revelation: a window on the journey of the soul.” F Aster Barnwell

This week as we approach the Solar eclipse (which falls on the Spring Equinox March 20) is very much a time of endings and beginnings. The final contact of the Uranus/Pluto square happens at 9:50 PM on March 16 although the effects and significance of this aspect – both personally and collectively – will be felt over many years to come.

The New Moon eclipse is at 29 degrees of Pisces (the very last degree of Pisces) and the Sabian symbol for that degree is, “A majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness; as he grows up, he begins to look like it.” This symbol is about our aspirations, about people or things in our lives that inspire us and that we emulate. It is also about making our aspirations manifest – as the face was in stone.

Another important symbol at this time is, “A youthful widow, fresh and soul cleansed from grief kneels at an open grave.” Shortly after the eclipse the Sun and Moon move into Aries marking the beginning of Spring and a fresh energized new start. The widow at the open grave speaks of a need to let go of the past and anything that hinders the potential progress of the powerful, action- oriented energies of the Spring Equinox.

The symbol for the shift into Aries is, ” A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.” The symbol speaks of the emergence of the self in the midst of new revelations. Be open to intuitions that come this week that uncover hidden or missing links in perception that reveal important information you may have missed along the way.

Amelia Shea specializes in issues of family, relationship and transition as well as life path and career.She can be reached at 603 654 1043, Sabian symbol quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom. Barnwell quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra.