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March 20 (New Moon in Pisces) and April 4 (Full Moon in Libra), 2015
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
May one always live in interesting times. This is a traditional veiled message which might be either a cryptic curse or a blessing, but it certainly describes what can be expected during the spring season of 2015. The times will be transformational, volatile and even volcanic. It’s always best to let the universe make the first move when an eclipse pattern is operative. The key word is change. Those most adaptable will fare best. On March 20, at 5:36 AM EDT, just hours before the Vernal Equinox, there is a solar (new Moon) eclipse at 29 degrees 27 (at very end) of Pisces.
The Sun and Moon form a stellium in Pisces with Chiron, Neptune and Mercury. Water quality, aquatic creatures such as sharks, dolphins and whales will be prominent. Rain and snowfall and how it impacts the land can also demand attention. The Sabian Symbol for this Alpha-Omega degree of the zodiac is A Great Stone Face. Discernment, character and self realization are the keynotes. With the prominent Neptune much psychic phenomena and paranormal experiences can be expected. Heed omens and dreams. Seek constructive creative expression. The eclipsed Sun and Moon will conjoin the fixed star Mirach. This pale yellow star in the girdle of the constellation Andromeda emphasizes beauty, intellectual brilliance, kindness, renown, turn for the better in love and domestic relationships. There can be some exceptional technological breakthroughs and new standards set in the fine arts,
At 6:45 pm EDT that same evening of March 20 spring begins, the Sun enters Aries and the world begins a new wake up and be reborn cycle. It’s the Easter or Ostara season. Uranus, Mars and the Moon greet the Sun in Aries. All the Aries placements will trine Jupiter in Leo and Saturn in Sagittarius and square Pluto in Capricorn. This brings both a grand trine in the fire signs and a strong cardinal sign energy. Ecology and temperature extremes are accented. A desire to act, to live in the here and now, expect a competitive note. Sports and military figures can capture the hearts and minds of many. Physical feats will appeal, perhaps hiking the Appalachian Trail. Aries relates to the head and eyes, so hats and eyeglasses of all kinds can be especially popular wardrobe items this spring.
The two weeks until the next eclipse, on April 4, will reveal the specifics of this potent pattern. The two weeks between eclipses are pivotal and historical cycles, usually. On April 4 the Libra eclipse at the Full Moon at 8:05 AM EDT is at 14 degrees 24. This is also Passover and Easter Saturday. Seek new spiritual depth in both religious holidays. Great upsets are likely, a wild rabbit kind of Easter parade of events is likely. This might involve the weather. Justice can be a significant issue, laws and politics, with the aim of building a better life will be pervasive. This Libra eclipse is rather near the fixed star Algorab, a double pale purple and gold star on the right wing of the Crow. This indicates scavengers, recyclers, and thrift shop fans doing well. It’s time to repurpose or free cycle. Algorab has a Mars-Saturn nature and can bring out deception, bad manners and malevolence in the negative types. The Sabian symbol is Circular Paths. The message is to find an orientation and be aware of how life experiences repeat. A sense of dejavu will overcome many. Confucius’ advice to look to the past if you would know the future is an axiom which applies.
Make peace with the past and let it go, as the wintry song from Frozen says. A Tibetan poem paraphrased reads Here in my body is a sacred river, here are the Sun and Moon as well as the pilgrimage of all places. There is not another temple as blissful as my own.
Reflect upon the beautiful Full Libra Moon on Easter. Its a good time to remember the words of the great circus promoter P.T. Barnum who once said, The noblest art is that of making others happy. Those who try this might be surprised when they find their own happiness enhanced along the way.