September 16, 2016 Pisces Lunar Eclipse

Eclipses serve as those cosmic events that help to shift one’s consciousness, both on an individual level and a collective level.  These events occur on a particular lunar moon node axis of opposing astrological signs, such as Virgo opposite Pisces.  The last 18 months the axis was on the opposing signs of Libra/Aries (yes: eclipse cycles are retrograde).  Many people with strong Libra and Aries in their natal charts had dramatic shifts and transitions in their lives during the late 2014 through March of 2016.  Now it is time for Virgo and Pisces to cycle through our lives. 

All of us have a place in our charts where Virgo and Pisces can be found. There are twelve houses in each natal chart; thus each person has two opposing houses in their natal astrology charts where the axis of Virgo and Pisces exist. You may get a greater understanding how this may affect you by reading the forecast section below in this newsletter, particularly if you read for your rising sign.  For example, if you have Virgo on your Ascendant (the opening to your first house) the eclipse could bring balance between issues concerning your first house of “Self, such as self renewal, and self-awareness, coming into alignment with the 7th house of relationships, or interactions with “others”.

Tomorrow’s powerful Lunar Eclipse in Pisces will illuminate issues within all of our lives that concern the polarity between the following archetypes that are found in the opposition of Virgo (Sun) and North Moon Node with Pisces (Moon) and South Moon Node. Obviously, those people with strong Virgo and Pisces Sun, Moon, and Rising may find in the next 90 days to a whole year that there life will have major shifts and changes.  Also, other mutable signs such as Gemini and Sagittarius are strongly affected as well.

Universal Themes of this Full Moon Eclipse Polarity:

·      Healing issues of connection between Matter (Virgo) and Spirit (Pisces).

·      Shifting consciousness from self to the collective.

·      Balancing the sacred dance within between the masculine and feminine forces.

·      Aligning head/thinking with heart/sensing or intuiting.

There is a central issue facing humanity at this time, which is to reconcile the division and disparity within humanity as a whole.  Our consciousness needs to expand from duality to unity consciousness.  Coming from a duality consciousness continues the strife and belief system that there are good and bad elements, light and dark, winners and losers. Yes, we need to consider the notion that we are all connected and have an inter-relationship with each other, not just human-to-human, but with all sentient beings. When a community is suffering such as the destruction in the country of Syria, we all suffer.  Living in denial, fear, and isolation prevents one from living an empowered life sharing love and plentitude. Taking positive and loving action helps align and unite all in a common bond.  Thus, it is not simply aligning our minds (head) and hearts (emotions) but “being” those forces for good through our will (hand) and our actions.  Head/Heart/Hand = Unity Consciousness.  

This collective consciousness starts from each individual healing the “self”, healing the body, mind, and soul.  We heal through LOVE.  This Lunar Eclipse has the power to heal us as individual and also, heal the collective consciousness of humanity.  I say “Namaste” to this!!


Cathy Basen

For most of my adult life, I have worked as an educator. Now, semi-retired from public school administration, I work part time as an education consultant.  However, my passion for decades has been my work as a professional astrologer and intuitive advisor.  My love for dialoguing soul-to-soul with people has rewarded me with amazing conversations and discourse.  I feel I have supported countless persons over the years by interpreting their astrology natal chart and also, reading Tarot cards as both serve as tools and methods to provide deep insights into the soul.