a guide to surviving the 2016 solar eclipse based on your star sign

solar eclipse in pisces 2016

Today on 9th March 2016, particularly at 7.22 AM in Bali, we are going to witness a rare combination of solar eclipse and supermoon in Pisces.

Moon phases possess great spiritual influence on our behaviours and emotions, similarly to how it affects the ocean tides. It is also associated with our feminine sides, which explains why women are more affected by the moon energy than men. Have you ever wondered why some women tend to menstruate all within a few days of another? The answer is because our cycle is highly related to the moon phases (waxing moon, full moon, waning moon, new moon). Not only physically, the moon cycle also helps to determine your current mood, the emotional challenge you'll need to overcome, and often, how your childhood relates to your attitude towards certain issues.

In this post, we will evaluate how the supermoon in Pisces combined with solar eclipse affects various horoscope signs. Ancient earth based religions such as Wicca and Pagan believe that different phases of the moon emanate different energy for various magickal purposes. A new moon’s energy emulates the birth of a new beginning, which in this case, influences each star sign differently according to their astrological chart. Read below to see which aspects in your life that requires extra transformative energy.

I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful
— William C. Hannan

What is a Solar Eclipse?

Solar eclipse occurs when the moon stands between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun's rays and partially blocks the sun. It can only take place during new moon, when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon Earth’s surface. As seen from earth, eclipse can be seen halo-like form which can be seen on certain places on earth, depending on its alignment. 

What is a Supermoon?

A supermoon is a condition when a new moon or a full moon is at its closest to the earth, resulting in its largest appearance; up to 30% larger than its usual size. It happens about once a year, on average.

What is a New Moon in Pisces?

A new moon is a rebirth phase, when all insignificant things in your life must end and a new action is critical to initiate a new beginning. The moon has reaches its peak and turns pitch dark during this phase to give path to an enlightening journey. Similarly to how the Death card in tarot is used to represent an ending of a cycle for a positive outcome.

Today, the moon will be located at 18 degrees Pisces, which sparks Pisceans’ sensitive, creative, and spiritual energy. During this period, the sign Pisces symbolises the reluctance of overcoming a deep-seated problem and fear. Pisces is a great sign which is known for its sensitive and intuitive nature, but they are also easily hurt; making them unable to move forward their past trauma without looking back. 

This great combination of Pisces new moon and supermoon marks a fundamental change to leave those fears behind and believe in the impossible. Followed by the solar eclipse, you will be faced with difficult situations which relates closely to your past during this period. You may have to face your fears in forms of a nostalgic call from your ex, an old friend, memories from your childhood, or a chance to make a difficult decision to move forward past your dull, monotonous life. The truth will eventually come out and you have to be prepared to answer the knock on your door. A perpetual uneasiness is inevitable, but what is life without a little bit of challenge to shake things up?

How will the solar eclipse affect me based on astrology?

Aries ♈️

Time to ease your worries from unexplained fears of falling into the same trap. It is time for you to assess your steps, retrace, and regroup before you make a further action. Do not expect too much or having high hopes about your current project. Although your progress is slower than usual, at least you’re on the right path. Use your intuition to avoid unnecessary disturbance.

What you need to ask yourself: “Have I been doing the right thing?"

Taurus ♉️

Dear Taurians, that self-doubt will not take you anywhere close to inner peace and happiness. Forget about what your family or external parties have told you, you can always do more and be more. Take that course you have always wanted to attend, learn the skill you’ve always wanted to learn and be the best you can ever be.

What you need to ask yourself: “What should I do to work on my self-esteem?"

Gemini ♊️

During this period, try not to overspend your money on unnecessary gifts and little trinkets. Direct the urge only towards the right person, during the right time, and for the right purposes. This solar eclipse enforces you to live humbly and comfortably, without unnecessary luxury. You may have a major expense coming up within one week that may leave you broke, so try to take a tighter control of your finance.

What you need to ask yourself: “Do I really need these things?"

Cancer ♋️

Your sensitive and caring trait is one of your strength, but this time it shouldn't let your feelings get in the way of your problem-solving ability. Be honest and be truthful of what you want to say, because not everyone reads mind (unlike you). If you are not comfortable being put in a certain situation, try to express it in an assertive manner. It’s time for you to learn not to care so much about what others think about you.

What you need to ask yourself: “Am I feeling okay about this situation?"

Leo ♌️

During this period, Leo needs to let go of their control and start making the right collective decision. Avoid being too individualist and try to understand that some of your peers and loved ones are relying on your decision-making ability. You should also try to return the favor to the people you love by being there for them when they need you the most.

What you need to ask yourself: “What have I contributed to my loved ones lately?"

Virgo ♍️

Finally, a time to unwind for the perfectionist Virgos! The past few weeks had been either hectic or dull for you, so try not to overthink anything. Do things that excite you such as eating out, cooking, or even partying. Complete yourself by combining work hard with play hard to get the best of both worlds!

What you need to ask yourself: “Is it time to entertain me yet?"

Libra ♎️

This week, all the physical and emotional exhaustion that has been accumulated since a few months ago finally hits all Libras. Unlike the other star signs, the supermoon forces you to catch a breath and take a rest. Time to regain your strength by spending some me-time. Read some books, get a massage, take a nap, and stop imposing stress on yourself.

What you need to ask yourself: “When will I be able to take a break?"

Scorpio ♏️

Time to take a chance on love, Scorpios! For singles, do not postpone that love quest anymore. Grab the opportunity and take action, because you will miss this particular moment if you don’t. For Scorpios who are in a relationship, it’s time to figure out if your significant other is the ‘right one’. Will there be a future with them? If the answer is no, stop wasting your time chasing shadows.

What you need to ask yourself: “What should I do about my love life?"

Sagittarius ♐️

This is the best period for you to end a bad/obsessive habit that wastes your time and energy. Try to reduce or stop unnecessary indulgence such as smoking, drinking, sleeping around, or falling in love with the wrong person. Remember, your body is a temple, so take a great care of it. By ending these habits you are also helping your loved ones who are deeply affected by your behavior.

What you need to ask yourself: “How can I stop from destructing myself?"

Capricorn ♑️

Career-oriented Capricorns are encouraged to develop a new creative habit this week. Go travel, read new books, or give your obsessive brain something else to think about other than work and daily chores. It’s time to give yourself some brain juice and enhance the performance of your right brain. It may sound less productive to you, but actually, by balancing both left and right brain, you are maximizing its potential to the full capacity.

What you need to ask yourself: “Have I overworked myself lately?"

Aquarius ♒️

Some good news and bad news for Aquarians. The good news is, you may be offered some very tempting opportunities that will be good for your career/finance. The bad news is, it will take you too long to make the decision. This week, avoid swinging from “Yes" to “No" too frequent as it will only cause you delay in claiming your coveted opportunity. Listen to your intuition, and take that big shot.

What you need to ask yourself: “Should I or should I not take the opportunity?"

Pisces ♓️

No more self-pitying and procrastinating for Pisceans. Learn to take control of your life by reaching out to the people who understands what you are going through, like a community or a group. If you need help in finishing your projects or gaining inspiration, initiate a discussion with the experts in your field. You can do it!

What you need to ask yourself: “What can I do to finish this?"


May this super new moon and solar eclipse work in your favor!



Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

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