by Robert Wilkinson
In a few days we get the first Lunar Eclipse of 2007 at 13 degrees of Virgo-Pisces on March 3 at 3:17 pm PST. 15 days later we experience the first Solar Eclipse of the year at 29 Pisces just before the Vernal Equinox at 5:08 pm PDT on March 20. Both eclipses will shut some old ways of life down forever, leaving us space to embrace the new that is already prepared for us exactly mirroring what we have prepared for up to now. These will shine a light on closures, courage, and transmutation of energies into personality strengths in our process of "escaping from a narrow destiny," promised by whatever has educated us since September 2006's Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
We're still heavily influenced by those eclipses, as well as others before them, discussed in Eclipses Past and Present – A Look At What They’ve Brought All of Us in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001. The most recent ones happened at 15 Pisces-Virgo, very close to this one. As I noted:
As that Eclipse falls near Pluto going stationary direct... expect some unexpected events to revolutionize your life. For those pitting their little will against the Higher Law or the greater evolutionary trend, there will of course be crashes through abrupt and unexpected explosions... Those who have trained and prepared to escape from "a narrow destiny" can do this through being willing to rise to some task or duty, and be joyous in "enlisting in a task which broadens the life horizon"... Mercury square Pluto will spin out those who are negatively oriented in their perceptions and interpretations, and bring about needed catharses to purify us from old corrupt attitudes and practices.
That Full Moon Eclipse took the seeds of power and beauty from recent forms of surrender and yielded major transformations that showed all the way to a greater joy. The line of greatest development was to honor our unique way of responding to the Divine Will while practicing in the Divine presence, and finding inspiration in new routines and rituals. As I said, "For some, a liberating ordeal. For others, the unveiling of cloaked totalitarian behavior and thinking."
The Lunar Eclipse fell at 15 Virgo-Pisces, indicating the fulfillment of a form of culture that expressed itself in our lives in forms of rehearsal and preparation for taking the training out into the world. The Solar Eclipse fell at 30 Virgo, which shows that since September we have all crossed the threshold of a new life initiated after the Solar Eclipse
The Solar Eclipse in September 2006 fell at 30 Virgo, the exact degree of Mars at the Lunar Eclipse. Thus the Lunar Eclipse set some Mars affairs into motion that either a) shut down forever after the Solar Eclipse, or b) activated after the Solar Eclipse in ways that has yielded results. It is very interesting that those eclipses fell at the 15th and 30th degrees of Virgo, both said to be the fulfillment of that sector of the sign. Also of note is that the September Solar Eclipse will be an influence for many years, another reason to take a new look at its meanings and manifestations.
So what about the coming eclipses? The Lunar Eclipse creates a See Saw Pattern, with the Moon in Virgo opposition a cluster of planets in Pisces, and Saturn in its usual long term powerful opposition to planets in Aquarius. We get more opposition and polarization in the future, forcing needed adjustments, lessons in discrimination, forgiveness, and what all humans share in the way of common experiences, as well as the on-going lessons of the Leo-Aquarius opposition discussed at length in this article.
A major factor in the coming Lunar Eclipse is the Grand Fire Trine made between Venus at 14 Aries, Jupiter at 19 Sagittarius, and Saturn at 20 Leo. This is the first of a series of Grand Fire Trines to occur between now and June 2007, showing much lightness, brightness, and inspiration that can be used to burn up old forms no longer appropriate to our new life. This is supported by Mars, Chiron, Neptune and Mercury Neptune in the Air sign of Aquarius spanning all three decans.
This should help us burn up any old rigid attitudes already crumbling, and assist us in deepening our spiritual rapport with others. Even disappointments promises by Neptune will show us how to do a greater ritual dance with polarity leading to Chiron's healing wisdom. Venus quintile Mars should make for some very unique relationships in the months to come, though they will occur within the big nervous weirdness of the exact Sun conjunct Uranus and the North Node. Expect more revolutionary conditions freeing us for larger views of greater fields of activity and expanded feeling capacity.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is the ultimate arbiter of how things will develop, since it is the Final Dispositor for all the planets in the sky. In a Grand Fire Trine, expect several months of a wild ride, where a lot of us will reorient and perhaps even consider or prepare to move to distant places to position ourselves for the long term future. Introversion will predominate, leading to an understanding of true merit. In the months to come, be willing to "advertise your inner worth," have faith in yourself, and be courageous and fearless in your quest for Spirit.
From the NASA site: Total Lunar Eclipse of March 03
The first of two total lunar eclipses in 2007 is unique in that it is partly visible from every continent around the world. The eclipse occurs at the descending node, 3.2 days before apogee and 1.9 days after the Moon occults Saturn (northern and eastern Europe)... Although the eclipse is not central, the total phase still lasts 73 minutes. The timings of the major phases of the eclipse are listed below.
Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 20:18:11 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins: 21:30:22 UT
Total Eclipse Begins: 22:44:13 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 23:20:56 UT
Total Eclipse Ends: 23:57:37 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 01:11:28 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 02:23:44 UT
At the instant of greatest eclipse (23:21 UT) the Moon will lie in the zenith for observers in Nigeria and Cameroon.... the northern sections of the Moon will appear much brighter than the southern part, which lies deeper in the shadow. Since the Moon samples a large range of umbral depths during totality, its appearance will change dramatically with time...
The entire event will be visible from Europe, Africa and western Asia. In eastern Asia, moonset occurs during various stages of the eclipse. For example, the Moon sets while in total eclipse from central China and southeast Asia. Western Australia catches part of the initial partial phases but the Moon sets before totality. Observers in eastern North and South America will find the Moon already partially or totality eclipsed at moonrise. From western North America, only the final penumbral phases are visible.
Its totality lasts for 73 minutes, while the entire event lasts 6 hours and 5 minutes, implying that its effects will last just over 6 months, according to traditional ways of measuring Lunar Eclipses. With Sun conjuncts Uranus in this eclipse, look for illumination and integration that shine a light on the revolutionary conditions in your life these past 6 months. In Pisces new motives will suddenly come forth, as will the need to bring some things to abrupt closure by applying will power as an expression of Divine Mind and intention.
The Line of Greatest Evolutionary Development is on a degree of rebirth within a collective setup, expressed through explosions that release us from old complexes. Our "will to wholeness" will begin to release stuff we've held in check for a long time by ego, and the coming months show that we can successfully challenge ourselves to renew our faith in ways that lead us to "self improvement."
This Eclipse will create many "wanderers," people on a quest for something greater than whatever is being taken away by the usual Eclipse effect. Do not drag things out, move on as demands dictate, and definitely preserve your dignity regardless of the circumstances in which you find yourselves. Many will secure a position, a place, or an identity, but still not be at ease.
Be flexible as you find your fellowship, your group, your friends. Say goodbye to whatever, see how it fits into a larger picture, be compassionate and forgiving as you move through the changes, and open to newer, sweeter, more enjoyable inspirations already on the way!
Also from the NASA site, a few words about the coming Partial Solar Eclipse of March 19:
The first solar eclipse of 2007 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in Pisces and is visible from eastern Asia and parts of northern Alaska. Greatest eclipse takes place at 02:31:56 UT when the eclipse magnitude will reach 0.8754. The penumbral contact times with Earth are listed below.
Partial Eclipse Begins: 00:38:26 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 04:25:00 UT
This event is the 20th partial eclipse of Saros series 149. After one more partial eclipse, the series will produce its first total solar eclipse on 2043 Apr 09.
I'll discuss the coming Solar Eclipse in a future article, but will leave you for now with this thought: that Eclipse effect will last almost 4 years, and is exactly square Pluto, throwing the voids into 29 Gemini and Virgo. Without a doubt, the Solar Eclipse of September 2006 at 30 Virgo that was also square Pluto will be obvious in its past and future effects around the time of the coming Solar Eclipse and the months that follow. It seems as though the last two degrees of the Mutable signs are hot zones for some time to come.
Look for important manifestations of what the long term effects of the previous and coming Eclipses are about on April 9, when Mercury conjuncts the Pisces Eclipse point, and even more strongly, on May 12-13 when Mars transits that point. You will see things get triggered when the planets all pass through late Gemini in May, June, and September 2007, exteriorizing the Sagittarius Pluto energy and again stimulating the late Virgo point (and thus last Autumn's Eclipses).
September and November feature planets in Virgo that configure with last year's and this year's eclipses, and December 2006-January 2007 should move things forward dramatically with Jupiter, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all in Mutable signs conjunct or opposition to Pluto. Lots will be realized, adjusted, and released after that Mars retrograde period.
During these next months (and years) purify, purify, and purify some more, since Pluto is stripping us all down to the core, regenerating whatever seed power we are on the highest and most effective of levels. We will carry it out into the world after the Moon-Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on December 10 at exactly 29 degrees Sag, just after the New Moon on December 9 at 18 Sag.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson