This Pisces New Moon is a total solar eclipse that will trace a path across Indonesia and Malaysia to the north of Australia.
Eclipses are unique alignments that happen because the Moon and the Sun appear to be the same size from Earth. Eclipses are dynamic alignments that have tremendous energy.
Astrologically, eclipses remind us that the conscious mind (Sun) and the unconscious (Moon) have equal importance. Masculine knowledge (consciousness) (Sun) and Feminine wisdom (unconscious) (Moon) unite at a total solar eclipse, allowing us to harness enormous potential and see things in a totally new light. As the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily blocking the Sun’s rays, consciousness awareness is infused with the wisdom of the unconscious mind, bringing forth new awareness of what was previously unknown.
Solar eclipses are seed moments of enormous potential and by meditating or focusing our minds we can connect with this storehouse of universal wisdom. Pisces is a sign associated with the collective unconscious, the oceans, and the spiritual dimension of life, so we have a real opportunity to harness the magic of this eclipse to create peace, harmony and universal love.
This particular solar eclipse directly opposes gas giant Jupiter who is at his brightest and closest to the Earth in the evening sky, bringing extra opportunities to harness our full potential. The Sun, Moon and Jupiter are closely squaring Saturn, so this suggests that we should think carefully about how we implement large scale plans that we might be considering. Jupiter is starting to wane now, which requires a more measured approach over coming months.
Eclipses can trigger sudden events, flashes of insight and life changing events. This being an invisible Supermoon, with the Moon making a close to the Earth there is the possibility of seismic events such as earthquakes and eruptions. Interestingly, there was a significant quake in Indonesia last week.
Additional clues as to how this eclipse is likely to manifest can be found by examining events in 1998 when the last total solar eclipse in this series happened in late February of that year. There was also a total solar eclipse in 1997 at 18 degrees Pisces, the same degree as this one.