In 1998, late February and early March, we had two eclipses in Pisces and Virgo. They were, of course, in a very strenuous aspect with Pluto, which often obliterates and changes things as we know it. Tomorrow, March 8, is the first of two eclipses this month similar but not quite the same as those of 18 years ago. The similarity is that the March 8 eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse (Super New Moon — Super New Beginnings) at about 19º of Pisces. This means that anyone who is born in the middle degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius is called to make some major life changes like careers, homes, relationships and health related issues.
For the entire population, if you look at this eclipse from the perspective of the natural zodiac, it takes place in the house of privacy, secrets, the twelfth house, where we store all of the unconscious issues we conveniently ignore. For those of you old enough to remember the story of Fibber McGee’s Closet (an old radio show), Fibber McGee placed everything he didn’t know where to put in the hall closet — a mid-century hoarder, if you will! When Molly, his wife, needed something or someone else needed something, they’d say it is in the closet. When someone went to the closet, you heard, on the radio, all this clattering of things tumbling out!
This is what this total solar eclipse is about — dumping out the stuff that really needs release, or, help with therapy, or, time away from people, or, more sleep, or, the most positive of all — unleashing the creative ideas you’ve had for quite some time. For the twelfth house is also the house where we conceive — either babies (in the Vedic system) or babies of the mind. In my book Business Astrology 101, I explored the idea of how the twelfth house runs the train, which is you. It is really the engine of the train. The twelfth house is about confronting the things that keep you from doing the things you wish to do. It isn’t anyone else who does that, it is your own subconscious mind. This eclipse is about opening that up — being willing to look inside — and throw away some of those no longer needed items in order to get on with your life. The results are often clearer within three, six, or nine months after the eclipse. I.E. June, September, and December 2016.