March Eclipses

In March, we have two eclipses. Be sure to look for personal planets around 18 degrees Pisces (and Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius) and 3 degrees Libra (and Aries, Cancer or Capricorn).  Also look up the houses where these two eclipses fall within your chart.

Pisces and Libras, is your birthday within five days of March 8th or March 23rd?
"It's vital you guard your health if an eclipse falls within five days of your birthday, or if it falls almost exactly opposite your birthday. and If an eclipse falls on your birthday, or within five days of your birthday, the year that follows that particular birthday will be a critical one for you." Susan Miller

General info.

"In 2016... we have three eclipses in the Pisces-Virgo family of signs, including solar eclipses on March 8 in Pisces at 19 degrees, solar new moon eclipse on September 1 at Virgo 9 degrees. and a lunar eclipse September 16 in Pisces. Earlier in the year we have lunar full moon eclipse in Libra, on March 23, 2016 at 3 degrees and that one will finally concludes two years of Libra-Aries family of eclipses.

By March 23, 2016, the total number of eclipses that occurred in the Libra-Aries family will be six. The Pisces-Virgo family will finish in February 26, 2017 with a total number of six eclipses as well, and in either case, that is enough to cause a transformation if you have planets that correspond to the mathematical degree of the eclipse in you natal chart. You will see an eclipse works retrograde, starting with a high mathematical degree and working backwards to early degrees. Most people do not feel every eclipse in a family, only the ones touching planets, the sun, moon or ascendant in the natal chart. Eclipses are powerful so you would not need to feel all of them. The randomness of the degrees insures a wide number of people will feel them in their natal chart. "
Susan Miller, Astrology Zone

New Moon Total Solar Eclipse 18 Pisces March 8th
(opposite Jupiter 18 Virgo)

new moon

The crystal for 18 Pisces is Stibilite.



Birthdays - March 7 – 9
Key Word - Apportion

Crystal - Stilbite
Attributes - Stilbite is the ideal stone to promote a calm, relaxed and confident state of mind; the perfect stone for meditation. It will help you bring your ideas and visions to life. Physically stilbite promotes healthy kidney function; strengthens your senses especially your sense of taste. It will ease a sore throat.
Message - Empower, intensify and inspire through extravagant revelations.
Focus - A gifted performer and a great teacher, you inspire and motivate people.
Affirmation - I am enchanting, exhilarating and unforgettable.

Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse 3 Libra March 23rd

full moon

The crystal for 3 Libra is Gold Rutilated Quartz.


Birthdays - September 24 – 25
Key Word - Innovation

Crystal - Gold Rutilated Quartz
Attributes - Gold rutilated quartz brings you hope and independence. It lightens your mood, frees you from unacknowledged fear. It will help you liberate yourself from entanglements in situations that apparently cannot be helped. This stone loosens congestion and helps with chronic bronchitis.
Message - Rebirth; choose glory, success, clarity and energy.
Focus - You shed light on difficult problems by developing new concepts; you are a trendsetter.
Affirmation - I let the past go and I embrace today.

About Eclipses

"An eclipse is a far more potent lunation. Look to the house the eclipse falls in your natal chart. The affairs of that house will be activated. Does the eclipse fall on a planet in your natal chart? That planet will also be activated. The sign of the eclipse plays a role in the likely events that the eclipse will trigger.

Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or change. However, this event or change can be very positive.

Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our "inner guides" know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth."

My post on eclipses

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.

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, in general.  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
"We are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It's a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.
The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water."
Water Eclipses: bring water related tragedies or storms  
  • Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation
Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation

When the Moon is in Libra
"Creating order is the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides to any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others' approval is another.
The Moon in Libra generally favors the following activities: Relationship and partnership issues, activities involving teamwork and cooperation, activities that involve self-examination, activities related to beauty."
Air Eclipses: wind storms 
  • Libra: marriage, time to rest, meditate 
Libra: marriage, time to rest, meditate

Pisces New  Moon

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.

What is happening at a lunar eclipse?

  1. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow blocks all the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface. Eclipses of theMoon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line.

What houses are the new and full moon eclipses falling in your 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.

"The job of an eclipse is to shine a glaring ray of truth to the part of your life that is being touched, and truth will likely arrive in a startling way. " Susan Miller

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 my chart showing the Moon conjunct the Sun (new moon), in my 3rd house (and on my tsquare). 
new moon lunar eclipse
Here is my chart showing the Moon opposes the Sun (full moon), in my 9th house (on my Midheaven). 

full moon solar eclipse

Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the new moon lunar eclipse fall in my 3rd house, and the full moon solar eclipse falls in my 9th.

New Moon Lunar Eclipse in my Third House
THIRD: A Lunar Eclipse in the third house, there may be some sort of drama surrounding communication, modes of transportation, schooling, mobility, neighbors, or siblings. Daily routines can change dramatically. There may be a major event in the life of a sibling. There could be a publishing offer or you might be in a position to promote yourself. Travel or education plans may come to fruition. You might gain an entirely different perspective on a matter. - See more at:

Full Moon Solar Eclipse in my Ninth House
NINTH: The focus is on the development of abstract or intangible thought. Questions of morality, ethics, religious practices, and philosophical issues are addressed in an attempt to develop a personal guide; a foundation and a sense of structure for living life. During Solar Eclipse's influence, higher education, cultural expansion, and travel experiences play a part in the individual's exploration for wisdom and truth. - See more at: 

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now work at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Gladstone and at Seth Lewelling Elementary.  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.

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