* PI New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse with Chiron (March 8), in magnified VIR – PI Bridge: Heart Medicine, Oneness Consciousness, and Living in Wholeness

8 Mar

We’re in the Dark-to-Ecliptic-to-NEW MOON NOW.

Have you been feeling dizzy, nauseous, confused, ‘sea sick’, overwhelmed (for obvious ‘reasons’, or none), at a loss, helpless, did you feel like giving up, escaping, indulging in addictions and self-sabotage, feeling abandoned or abandoning yourself, and at other times felt euphoric, losing yourself in pure bliss and joy, empty-yet-overflowing?


All these apparently opposite states are ‘symptoms’ of the PISCEAN wave that’s upon us now, asking us ‘simply’ to be empty, open up, to receive and pass on the gifts, and to surf with ‘what-IS’.

PISCES Zodiac energy points us to eternity, and is about fulfillment of the soul journey (not a destination…) – but hey, that can be a bit much at once!



PISCEAN Ocean Sky – Photo by Melanie, March 6, 2016


We are in the midst of the strongest PISCES effect now, since the recent Full Moon (Feb 22), with MERCURY, NEPTUNE (they unite on March 10), SUN, CHIRON (their union will be also on March 10!), and South Node, all in PISCES. And finally, the Dark-to-New MOON entered PISCES also, yesterday Mon March 7 at 11:08 am PST.


Just imagine that strong gravitational field, with so many planets in one sector of the heavens round the SUN! Well, JUPITER holds the balance from VIRGO.

You can see it in the chart below.


Were ever the SUN is presently in the sky during any time of day or night we can picture all those other planets and the MOON approaching it too. And we can expose ourselves to their unified and unifying energy field through exposing ourselves to the SUN.


The NEW MOON will be on March 8 at 5:54 pm PST, and the height of the Eclipse at 5:59 pm PST, with totality lasting 4 minutes and 9 seconds.

The Eclipse path goes over Indonesia where it will be March 9. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-march-9 )

The MOON will cast its full shadow on the SUN – amazing that their disks can be exactly equal size, from Earth perspective!


Eclipse Saros Cycles

Did you know that Eclipses come in cycles (known as Saros Cycles), and repeat in the same sign combination every 18 – 19 years (which of course has to do with the 18 ½ year Nodal cycle)?

We had a Solar Eclipse in PI last time on March 9, 1997 (SUN / MOON at 19° PI, North Node at 29° VIR).

The PI Solar Eclipse prior was on Feb 26, 1979 (SUN / MOON at 7° PI, North Node at 19° VIR).

The PI TOTAL Solar Eclipse before that was on March 13, 1960 (SUN / MOON at 23° PI, North Node at 24° VIR).

If this TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE is significant for you, check out the cycles with the prior Eclipses and which patterns show up.

Hint: Where in your chart do / did they fall (houses, planets)? Which areas of your life were / are affected?


What does the chart of the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE look like and tell us, you may ask?


First glance:

Soo much in PISCES, in polarity with JUPITER / North Node in VIRGO (which will be just about rising, from West Coast perspective at the exact New Moon time), both sides funnelling into SATURN in SAG via T-square! SO much mutability (VIR – SAG – PI)! All in flux…


The PISCES SUN, after having ‘hooked up’ with NEPTUNE (on Feb 28) will approach CHIRON (exact union on March 10) – a signature of the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. The MOON will already pass CHIRON at 9:06 pm PST today March 8 – 3 hrs after the Eclipse.

The South Node is super close to CHIRON throughout March, exact on March 18.

So it really is a CHIRON SOLAR ECLIPSE.


The SUN / MOON / CHIRON / Lunar South Node Eclipse and MERCURY / NEPTUNE in PI (VENUS to enter PI also, on March 12) show us:

All is unified and ONE.

What makes us vulnerable also carries the Heart Medicine.


JUPITER retro / North Node in mid VIR on ‘the other side’, in trine with PLUTO in mid CAP balances and grounds the energy, and is an incentive (North Node) to receive ‘fresh energy’. Awareness and practice matter. Live in wholeness.


SATURN (stationary) in mid SAG exactly between JUPITER (their square will be on March 23) and the NEW MOON (the SUN squared SATURN on March 5!) receives pressure from both sides, and is a T-square ‘outlet’.

The big quest(ions):

Where is the path in all this? What guides us and makes sense?

What prevents and what supports us to aim from the Heart?


Let’s look into all this a bit closer (and ‘sort it out’ in VIRGO fashion 🙂 ) – dive in with me if you like:


As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’ you may say. Can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. The invitation is to experience and furthermore merge in the field of Oneness.


ONEness and interconnectedness of ALL – which can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.

I guess you get the picture, and examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx of media (also ruled by PISCES).

The SUN now in PI brings yearly consciousness to the bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of CHIRON (2010 – 2018 in PISCES):
Whoa, so much happening at once – all together now…!

  • Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all kinds of influences and energies that are ‘streaming in and through’?
  • Maybe you have a very vivid dream life, maybe you don’t want to face it all?
  • How about this: The way ‘out’ is the way ‘IN’ – to surrender and trust in being carried by What-IS?


So much is coming together now… Allow it, and allow yourself to BE. Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something or some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. from the area of life related to PI in your chart.

But that ain’t always so easy…

CHIRON shows us that old wounds can come up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).


As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:

There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.

Often we have to feel what is now ripe to heal. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour (all these are shadow tendencies of South Node in PI), how can we do our part in the healing (North Node in VIR)?

JUPITER in VIR gives us lots of opportunities to see what the ‘issue’ is (maybe magnifying what’s otherwise brushed away as ‘small stuff’).


What does that require (asks VIRGO)?

Maybe dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than putting up boundaries against the ‘tsunami of energy’ swimming into a field of resonance, or, allowing the energy to leave us (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment).

Are there concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help you come back into Oneness with / in Life?



Solar Eclipse (Bangldesh July 22 2009)

Total Solar Eclipse over Bangladesh, July 22, 2009


The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in PI with CHIRON brings Lunar tendencies (of the mind and emotions), followed by new Solar consciousness to these themes.

The Solar Consciousness gets temporarily eclipsed by the MOON, out of which a new cycle arises – a re-set. And VIRGO in balance with the North Node helps.

The Lunar South Node need for Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These Lunar ‘depleting’ tendencies are met by our awareness of wholeness (JUPITER in VIRGO) from which healing (CHIRON) can come, and renewed Consciousness that-IS (PISCES SUN).




Wounded Centaur Chiron


The South Node SOLAR ECLIPSE NEW MOON on March 8 catalyzes that theme:

The ‘Medicine Wo/Man CHIRON’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine.

CHIRON in PI can be the paradoxical and confusing ‘wound’ of feeling like an outsider because of one’s urge for deeper connectedness, and by being overwhelmed and exhausted by too many influences, and not being able to release energies we have taken in. Hence escapism, distraction, avoidance.


Nowa-years with CHIRON in PI, when we dive in, and experience our oneness with life we can relax, and let go of the idea of separation and even adversarial ‘you over there’, and we are re-connected with life. Where is the enemy, the victim, the perpetrator, the saviour? The ‘healing’ and ‘teaching’ can simply lay in letting go.

This oneness with what-IS allows us also to let things ‘go through us’ as energy, rather than having them stick to us, or sit in our field. Just as we have taken it IN (PI is ‘famous’ for taking a lot IN) we are invited to breathe or otherwise release it OUT. Maybe no need to ‘do anything with it’ (i.e. analyze and work on it…).

Music, dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, being with or IN water is natural therapy for this kind of release.


CHIRON in PISCES on the ‘opposite side’ of VIRGO (yet representing the ONE), shows that it’s all related. When we drop into resonance and love we open up and see: What we see on the outside / ‘over there’ in ‘them’ has to do with us too. And – maybe in a place of vulnerability – , we ask for help, drop resistance, let go, and let God.


Many people become more and more sensitive – perhaps a symptom of overwhelm of influences streaming at us through the media, through the atmosphere. I hear that from many clients, and experience it myself.

As an ‘energetic hygiene’ and clearing of what we have taken IN (JUPITER in VIRGO), I recommend a very effective Visualization Practice that I adopted from my friend and Satsang teacher Susan Broznitsky, and alternatively, or additionally a Forgiveness Writing Practice.

I posted both in the last Astro~News blog , and showed it to clients directly. Many people asked me about it, and gave feedback that it works – almost immediately. Visualizations are also perfect for SATURN in SAG (squaring the Eclipse and JUPITER in VIR).


Hubble Jupiter & Earth

Jupiter and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)


A few more words about the magnified (JUPITER) incentive (North Node), since this is the opportunity here.

You probably already noticed their beneficial grounding effect. JUPITER in mid VIR will even go into favourable Earth trine with PLUTO in mid CAP, on March 16.

Yes, we are Soul having a human experience. And that means the embodiment is auspicious, and not just to be transcended, ignored, neglected.

Therefore, let’s

  • Be in body-mind-spirit alignment, good health, well-being and conscious practice,
  • Be mindful, aware and self-aware,
  • Take care of business, organize, clear and clean,
  • Help ourselves (VIR is a big fan of DiY, and there is so much info online now too, re: How to…)
  • Help others – because you can. ‘Simple’, ‘small’ acts of service – can be a big deal for them, and so rewarding.

Under JUPITER / North Node in VIRGO these months and weeks, culminating now, on the ‘opposite side’ of the PISCES Solar Eclipse, it seems like problems and issues are under a magnifying glass. They get bigger, so that we can see them for what’s really going on, resolve what needs to be ‘fixed’ and realigned, but also gain perspective, and outgrow our sense of imperfection, inadequacy, the inner critic…

VIRGO thrives on alignment and self-containment, discernment, loves wellness practices, recipes, remedies, and rituals. And it’s important to heal low vibrational VIRGO (“never good enough, always problems”) with higher VIRGO vibes.

  • What is your Body Temple showing you?
  • What can you do (with joy and awareness) to help and serve others, and make the world a better place? Maybe in the service lays your own healing?
  • What needs physical cleaning / clearing / organizing in your life (how about starting with a small realm, like: the desk?). The present VIR – PI dynamic helps with clearing clutter and reorganizing things so that life energy can flow more smoothly (and you know where things are J ).
  • How about rituals like media / cell phone free walks? We don’t need to be constantly exposed to media and available (PI).
  • What are you grateful for? Even (and maybe esp.) those ‘small’ things (VIR).


VIRGO is the energy of the harvest goddess and priestess who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness (the energy of the Leo-to-Virgo Sphinx Point), and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit temple through clearing, discernment, sacred practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which in our practical daily life means: a body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle. A healthy body in a healthy spirit.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your wellbeing (something simple and self-sufficient that’s not a big deal, like walks – cell phone free J, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air)?
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner mentor (JUPITER) prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual?
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of?
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

Intentionality is important, which brings us to…


Saturn Mercury NN

Anchor on the Rocks – at Saxe Point, Esquimalt. Photo by Melanie Fall 2013


SATURN stationary in SAG (going retro on March 25) in T-square to the Nodal / Ecliptic axis.

SATURN is the Planetary Archetype of Mastery, Maturity, Lessons, Karma. It also rules the Root Chakra and anchors us in what-IS.


SATURN has been in SAG since Sept 17, 2015 (with an episode until 5° SAG from Dec 2014 until mid-June 2015), and will leave SAG / enter CAP at Winter Solstice 2017.
Clearly, humanity has been dealing with socio-political and global issues that don’t just ‘go away’. We can’t pretend to be blind to them anymore (SAG literally rules eye sight, and perspective in a broader sense), and need to deal with them. I don’t want to expand on it here – we all are well aware.


Just a few key themes, and their relevance to the mutable axis, esp. SATURN in SAG:

  • The refugee crisis in Europe (very PISCES – VIRGO – SAG, a massive collective migration / escape from violence and war bringing up fear of the foreign / paranoia of the unknown, and issues of coordination vs. compassion).
  • Elections in Canada last Oct 2015 resulting in newly elected Liberal government, with PM Justin Trudeau (SAG Neptune, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn in GEM, and VIR Rising). Real changes, or more of the same in new friendlier looking image?
  • Elections in the U.S. coming up in Nov 2016. The U.S. has Saturn on their SAG AC NOW. The Eclipse is super relevant for the country.


Let’s just take a quick look at the major players, and their placements in mutable signs (as activated by the Eclipse). What’s your sense?

Bernie Sanders (* Sept 8, 1941), with Sun, Neptune, North Node in VIR (he just had his Nodal Return!), and Jupiter in GEM.

Hilary Clinton (* Oct 26, 1947), with Moon in PI and Uranus in GEM.

Donald Trump (* June 14, 1946 – just 3 weeks before George W. Bush!), born under a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse(!) with Moon / South Node in SAG, and Sun / Uranus / North Node in GEM.


More to discuss about the candidates and the U.S. elections at another occasion.

Let me know if you’re interested in a special Parlour. Can be definitely set up.


Saturn & Earth

Saturn and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)


So, what are the challenges SATURN in SAG asks us to deal and be done with?

Classical obstacles ‘on the path’ that present themselves are judgment, dogmatism, “my way or the highway” attitude, lack of trust, bad humour (at others’ expense), no real perspective on things, being blind sighted and biased, missing the obvious…
What can help us move forward ‘in the right direction’, without making anyone ‘wrong’ which perpetuates karma and separation?

Clearly, the answer is in the Heart.


SATURN in SAG is also the storyteller, both inspiring and grounded teacher, and visionary elder.

Let’s invoke those qualities IN us, as SATURN is about to go retro, on March 25 – just after the LUNAR ECLIPSE (on March 23)!


May the Heart lead the way into and through the Ecliptic phase!


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger




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One Response to “* PI New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse with Chiron (March 8), in magnified VIR – PI Bridge: Heart Medicine, Oneness Consciousness, and Living in Wholeness”

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