New Moon in Pisces, Solar Eclipse on Spring Equinox, Friday March 20th

Get ready for a significant day, this Friday, March 20, 2015, when we will have a New Moon at 29 degrees Pisces that is also a total Solar Eclipse, falling on the Spring Equinox.  There is actually a Stellium in Pisces at that time, with Neptune, Mercury and Chiron transiting the same sign at that time as well.

  • New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 09:36 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, or GMT), which is 2:36 AM PST.
  • Total Solar Eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun's outer atmosphere known as the corona.
  • March Equinox. The March equinox occurs at 22:45 UTC 9:57 AM PST. There will be nearly equal length of day and night.  This is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or fall in Southern).
  • Look for personal planets in your chart
  • 25-29 Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sag
  • 0-4 Aries, Libra, Cancer or Cap

March 20, 2015: New Moon in Pisces and Solar Eclipse 
"The New Moon in Pisces that falls on March 20, 2015, is also a solar eclipse. This is your first truly beautiful gift from the universe in 2015, as it offers so much potential. Eclipses are game changers! If you need a complete 180 in your life, spend the first three months of the year tying up the loose ends you need to do it. By the time the solar eclipse comes around in March, you will be ready to eclipse all that you need to eclipse OUT of your life. Again, we will go into more detailed action plans for you down the road when this event is about to occur. For now, all you need to know is to put this date on the calendar, and start really thinking over the next few months about what game changing moments you want, and need, in your life this year. YOU have all the power! What do YOU want to eclipse out of your life this year? Making that room creates room for miracles! Time to start thinking about it! "

Spring equinox is the solar new year

My post on eclipses

Links about solar eclipses through the houses

What house will the new moon fall into on your chart?

You can always look at "This Week in Astrology" at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

What sign is the Moon in?

First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.

When the Moon is in Pisces  
"Shy and retiring, with a fondness for luxury beauty and change. There can be misfortunes when the Moon is in Pisces, which can make one feel very disillusioned and self indulgent. Eclipses are harbinger of major events that will occur in our lives. Usually dramatic and irreversible eclipses are wild cards that bring changes for good or altering changes that put us on another course entirely! Pay attention to where the eclipse happens in your chart. As they typically foretell of major events that will happen to us, a marriage, divorce, a birth of a child, a death, a job change or a major move, people have shunned them or felt frightened of them." Terry Nazon   
When the Eclipse is in Pisces
Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation

Setting Your New Moon intention when there is an Eclipse

Normally we want to set our intentions for the next month on the New Moon or just after it becomes exact, watching to not do it when the moon is void of course.  When there is an eclipse we want to wait about 48 hours because the energy is intensified.  You may want to wait until we feel more grounded, March 22 6:48 am until March 23 10:25 am EST.

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

"This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere."

What's happening at a Solar Eclipse?

Total eclipses occur when the Moon lines up with the Sun exactly.

What house is this moon occuring in for your natal chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.

Here is the section of my chart showing the Moon (conjunct the Sun) on 3/20:

Sun and Moon conjunct at the end of my 3rd house

Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the moon falls in my 3rd house.  You can look up the meaning here, among other places: New Moon in the Houses and Solar Eclipse in the Houses (see more links earlier)

New Moon in the Third House
The third house rules our communication skills, learning, methods, daily interactions and contact, and general "busy-ness". This is a favorable time for learning something new, feeling at ease in social situations, taking care of the details of daily life, and developing a mental rapport with others. It is a time when you will be more aware of your environment, and when you experience increased alertness. It's a good time to take tests, fill out forms, start a new course, write letters, make phone calls, and take care of daily tasks with energy.   
Solar Eclipse in Third House 

The focus is on intellectual and communicative needs. Self-satisfaction is likely to be achieved through learning and teaching - not always in the areas of teaching in the professional sense, but teaching by outwardly articulating ideas and knowledge in conversation or in written form. Intellectual pursuit might take on various forms, and the effort is rewarded with a increased aware of the personal environment.

From the New Moon, through the First Quarter Moon until the Full Moon, the moon is said to be waxing, which means the light is increasing.  From the Full Moon, through the Last Quarter Moon until the next New Moon, the moon is said to be waning, or reducing in light.

Balsamic Moon: 10 ½ days after the Full Moon, up to the New Moon, or 2.5 days before.  So we are entering the Balsamic Phase soon.  "If this is your Moon phase, you see in the dark. You're at home when enveloped in mysteries, especially the ultimate mystery - death. Your life purpose is to tie up loose ends, and create a nutrient-rich environment for the new to germinate."

Be a Closet Astrologer

The magical energy of the new moon is for setting new intentions. You can use it to commit to new ways you are going to be creative or develop something new in your life. You can use this time to dream your closet. What do you want to fill it with? What do you want to draw in to you? How is your closet feeling energetically for you? is it supporting you? What is needed to enhance this? This is a great time to build your pinterest boards, create polyvores or even make photoshop collages or paper ones.

Since this new moon is in Pisces, this may also be a time to meditate on your experience with your colors and wardrobe.  Be aware that you will be leaning towards your more luxurious tastes.  You may also be feeling a bit disillusioned with the process of working with your closet.

The magical energy of an eclipse is for releasing things from your life, so this is also a time to cull your closet to make room for the new.

Other Services to consider

Upcoming Lunations

  • Apr 4th, 2015: Full Moon (Lunar) eclipse at 14 degrees Libra, 8:05 AM 
  • Apr 18th, 2015: New Moon at 28 degrees Aries, 2:56 PM 
  • May 3rd, 2015: Full Moon at 13 degrees Scorpio, 11:42 PM 
More eclipses:

  • September 13th - Partial Solar Eclipse in Virgo (20 degrees)
  • September 17th - Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries (4 degrees)

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    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now work at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Gladstone and Tualatin, OR.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.  I am also the author of several blogs on personality/temperament, fashion and color. I'm certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and create custom fabric Color Profiles fans. 

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