How March's Solar Eclipse Will Affect You [Harper's Bazaar]
By Rebecca Gordon Mar 2, 2016
A Solar Eclipse in Pisces will occur on March 8. This is a rare and powerful cosmic event that generally only happens twice a year. Following that will be a Lunar Eclipse on March 23. A Solar Eclipse is comparable to a whole year's worth of New Moons all rolled into one. This is a portal for you to transform your life in a profound sort of way. Eclipses are famous for pushing you out of ruts that you didn't even know you were in. This eclipse in Pisces will be a lights-on wake-up call for you to commit to your truth and abort all that is not in line with that truth. Often, when we try to keep things status quo during eclipse season, external events will happen that work magically to usher you into the new and improved landscape. But it can often be a rocky ride getting there, as eclipses are total non-negotiables. Create lots of breathing room and don't book your schedule too heavily because this month will be full of surprises. During the week of March 8, you will be initiating a brand new soundtrack for the year to come. Let's welcome in Eclipse Season!
Since Eclipse Season can be overwhelming for many of us, I have decided to give my Harper's BAZAAR readers a clear roadmap for the year. Take advantage of my new VIP discount on astrology readings throughout the month of March. Use the promo code: HARPERSBAZAAR and click here to schedule your Astrology Reading. Enjoy the Horoscopes below and I would love to hear your eclipse stories! You can write me and share your story here. Want to learn more about the power of Eclipses in your life? Join Rebecca Gordon on March 8th. For a free Webinar on Eclipse Season. Sign up now to reserve your spot.
Likely your present world is a total 180 from where it was two years ago (back when the Eclipses first entered Aries). What a whirlwind it's been with partnerships. Thankfully, this Solar Eclipse in Pisces will help to usher you out of the choppy seas and into a more gentle and supportive pool where you will remain for the next six months (at least). Find a place of quiet, meditation, or perhaps a retreat far away where you can begin to slowly re-imagine your life. Be intentional in your vision and courageous as in this potent week of March 8 you will be quietly setting the foundation for your year to come.
Finding the perfect team can take time, though it seems that you are on your way to your dreams being actualized with all the right people by your side. The Solar Eclipse will bring a new cast of characters into your life and ones that are likely here to stay. Focus on developing rapport with your new community–it seems like you may be introduced to an advisor who will likely also stay with you for a long time. As your circle is expanding, be sure not to over-promise with the opposition to Jupiter in the sky. Always opt to under-promise and over-deliver.
This Eclipse will set the beat for at least the next six months of your life and likely, longer. The March Eclipse will demand daring action to seize your dream job this year. You may fully change careers or perhaps move up into a larger title in your industry. The week of March 8 will kick off this new trend as you get a financial boost from power Pluto, so aim high, Gemini. Although this may sound good to you, often those near and dear often like things to remain the same, as Saturn poses a challenge in the partnership zone. Your partner has concerns so carve time out to hash out the details with them fully and let them see what you see.
It looks like you are now on the precipice to reach a larger audience through publishing or broadcasting as this Eclipse in Pisces will usher you into a new field of communication. Run with it. You may decide to team up with a partner and it can be an ideal time for that as the opportunity arises. March overflows with emails, conference calls and text messages. With all of the flurry and excitement, you will also need to take care of your health as Saturn squares the Eclipse, reminding you that you have a body and need to sleep sometimes. Regardless, you will soar with the new opportunity to share your message.
This Solar Eclipse will ask you to let go and trust, though that can be challenging when it comes to investing a chunk of money that you have worked hard for. The biggest challenge here is simply the confines of your mind because you cannot yet see how this will all work out. The Eclipse falls in your financial sector, and is asking you to invest where there will be presumed longer term results and a promise of return. This may bring up deep-seated fears, though Eclipses are here to help you out of ruts before you even knew it was a rut. Courage will be your key ingredient here and the outcome looks positive when you will trust.
Remember back in 2007? Well, that was the last time there was a Solar Eclipse in the partnership zone of your chart. Though likely you're much older and wiser now and the same story will not exactly repeat. However, there is a lesson to remember. An important partnership seems to be building with this Eclipse and it can be both a romantic partnership and a creative business partnership—perhaps even both. As power Pluto sends a boost Jupiter in Virgo, you will have the confidence and courage needed to begin this on the right foot and with clear articulation this time around.
The Solar Eclipse will shine a spotlight in the health and routine sector of your chart, making great health your priority for the next six months. And there is is no better time for a fresh start that's here to stay than the week of March 8. Perhaps you will find an opportunity to work from the comfort of your home that will also add to a healthier lifestyle. Opt for more effective daily practices and food that actually energizes you and begin efficient work habits now and they will stick. If you have had a nagging health concern, this Eclipse can also offer a medical breakthrough and relief.
Essentially the Cosmos is conspiring to ensure that you have more fun this year and actually enjoy your breath—enjoy your life more often. True love, romance, and a passion project will be the hallmarks of this Eclipse and of the next six months for you. A solar Eclipse in Pisces on March 8 will set up the foundation for you to have a more joy in your life. Make space and allow yourself to get out of the well-worn patterns and on to a date night or a passion project you've been dreaming up—it may well involve writing and learning a new skill.
It appears that you are moving steadily upwards as power Pluto and lucky Jupiter set up camp in your professional sectors. Meanwhile the Solar Eclipse will light up the base of your chart, drawing attention to your home, family and perhaps new real estate. What a balancing act you do! It could be that you will need to relocate for this new career position, or perhaps restructure the tasks around your home so that your work can flourish. It is as if your branches and fruit are growing fast and it's time to invest in a more expansive base of operations so that your root system and infrastructure can also grow as needed.
You seem to be truly stepping into your power right now as there is a strong alliance forming between Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This planetary power team will show ample support from a mentor who you respect though you may need to reach out and share your story—they will be happy to lend insight. The eclipse in Pisces on March 8 travels with a brand-new kind of contract—one that will have you positioned with greater authority than before and also with international bandwidth. This may well be a long-term agreement, so make sure you are clear with the terms before signatures.
You have been honing a beloved skill for quite a while now. The time is now approaching to let the secret out—you may decide to go public or open shop. Fortunately there is big wave to catch on the week of March 8 with an Eclipse in Pisces and this will also travel with support from those behind the scenes—the ones who have had your back all along, though perhaps you do not see them often. Over the next six months you should see a steady increase of revenue, though the time to ask is now. If you are in a profession which you love, use this time to re-think your business model before moving ahead.
It's a big deal to host a Solar Eclipse in your own sign – your inevitable rebirth. Even though you have fully outgrown your current lifestyle, it can be scary to shed the skin. However, it will be essential to make space for the new you to emerge. You will quickly realize that your relationship to the people, places and things that were connected to that old part of you will also need to change. You are simply making room for your new chapter to begin. Now it is up to you to write this chapter—no holding back as you are in the power seat here. Dream big and the world will say "yes" to you this year.