The eclipse will be visible over Western North America, from Salt Lake City Utah across the entire Pacific ocean, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
In the western USA from Salt Lake City on to the Pacific Coast the eclipse can be viewed from 301am to 602am and it is definitely worth a look see so get up early or go to bed late and watch it if you can.
During a Lunar Eclipse the sky is dark, but the Moon appears Full with a reddish orange tint.
A Lunar Eclipse is a bit less intense then a Solar eclipse. The real knockdown punch comes with the solar eclipses and there is always a 14 day lapse between the Solar and the Lunar events so by the time the 14 days pass, you already know what to expect.
There is less of a questioning of events, you know that it is, what it is, what it is and are prepared to let go of the past, leave behind what is no longer working or replace the negative situation with healing energies and positive solutions.
You can finally move forward, free for better or worse and fully prepared for a new path into a brighter future.
All in all this looks to be a pleasant full moon period in spite of the eclipse energy and because of Easter Sunday and Passover Saturday, and because Libra is an elegant and fun sign and because Aries holds sway with the Sun, and because Spring has sprung and Libra loves Aries and Aries loves Libra, at least that's what the legends say.............
What a show. Visibility for this eclipse includes he UK and Ireland with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out. This time the partial eclipse is visible across a large part of the northern hemisphere, including the whole of Europe, Greenland, Newfoundland, Northern Africa and Western Asia.
The only populated area that will experience totality will be Svalbard, Norway and the Faroe Islands, within the Kingdom of Denmark, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Norway and Iceland,. north-northwest of mainland Scotland. The total 100% of this eclipse is only visible in a path of a few hundred kilometers and intersects the above 2 landmasses. Those locations will see 2 or two-and-a-half minutes of totality.
In London the eclipse begins at 0825 GMT. Maximum eclipse is at 0931 GMT when 85% of the Sun will be blocked. The eclipse ends at 1041 GMT.
Further north in the British Isles, observers enjoy a better view. From Edinburgh 93% of the Sun will be covered and from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles, the Moon will obscure 97% of the solar disk.
(Although eclipses of the Sun are spectacular events, they should NOT be viewed with the unaided eye except during the brief period of totality, which this time will not be visible anywhere in the UK. Despite a large part of the solar disk being covered, looking at the partially eclipsed Sun without appropriate protection can cause serious and permanent damage to the eyes.)
We will not be able to see the eclipse in the United States but we still experience the effects of this phenomena.
So what is a Solar Eclipse?
A Solar Eclipse, which can only happen at the New Moon, is when the shadow of the Moon is cast on the Earth and fully or partially blocks the Sun.
Sometimes you can see a "ring of fire" glowing around the Solar Eclipse, but when there is a Total Eclipse of the Sun, the sky can grow dark in the middle of the day.
(With a Lunar Eclipse, which can only occur at a Full Moon, the shadow of the Earth is cast on the Moon. It is the opposite of the Solar eclipse and happens when the Moon passes behind the Earth and the Earth blocks the Sun's rays, so it can only happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are very closely aligned. We have a Lunar eclipse coming up on Saturday 4/4/15, more on that laster in this post so stay tuned and read on.)
In Astrology eclipses are typically associated with beginnings and endings, internally and externally. In 2015 this is an especially fitting theme, more so because of the beastly winter we have expericed to date and because this Solar eclipse falls less than 24 hours before the Spring Solstice on March 20, 2015 at 6:45pm EDT.
The darkness associated with a Solar Eclipse also casts a shadow on our inner selves, we are reminded to turn inward, tap into our emotions and reconnect with the past. It's about taking care of unfinished business before moving on to new projects.
Depending on where in your zodiac sign the eclipse occurs, stress is placed on the matters governed by that sign, or sector of the zodiac. The affairs associated with tat “house” are activated.
Solar eclipses cause old issues and circumstances to come to light in a big way, eclipse messages are never subtly and signify a beginning or an ending. They indicate an old order being overthrown so a new beginning is made. They signify the fall of the mighty or at least, huge heaps of trouble and woe for the powerful or highly placed. Oddly, it can also indicate increased abuse of the vulnerable thus forcing rebellion against painful or non-productive circumstances. Not much can be hidden under the power and energy of a Solar eclipse, hidden things are fully exposed.
It is not an auspicious time to start a new business because eclipses end something that has been going on since the last eclipse. In business this usually points to settlements and business plans. They'll become finalized during the lunar eclipse. If you are miserable at work, go ahead and quit your job, another door will open soon enough.
It is not an auspicious time to propose marriage however it is a very good time to end a relationship, and finalize something that's been holding you back, such as a divorce. The parting is final and irrevocable.
To begin spiritual study or simply take a retreat is highly favored in an eclipse, most especially during this Solar eclipse in Pisces because Pisces is the sign of spirituality and the occult, mystical and religiously oriented side of life.
Further, it is an excellent time to clean your house, yep, housework. That hidden dirt and those elusive dust bunnies do not stand a chance and are well and truly swept clear away so it is a most favorable time to begin spring cleaning, especially intense and heavy duty spring cleaning.
The effects can felt for about 6 months, until the next eclipse, which then restructures the energies even further, and adds a more refined level of structure to the changed circumstances. The theme of what is affected can continue much longer, sometimes for several years from start to completion.
The Solar eclipses for 2015 occur in the same sun signs as they did in 2014, Pisces and Virgo. The Lunar eclipses occur in Libra and Aries. They continue to occur in Virgo and Pisces and Libra and Aries until 2016.
If you've been holding something back then emotions and feelings that have been on the back burner force their way up and out. This is especially so in relationships that are on rocky ground, and with each eclipse until this series ends in 2016 these emotions and feelings bubble up and are transformed and restructured over and over again until we reach a breakthrough or a breaking point Expect either enlightenment and salvation or a dismantling of the existing power structure to allow fresh growth and healing, however devastating that may feel while it is happening..
Eclipses emphasis emotions with a strong focus on analyzing relationships. If you didn't get the chance to take action in a failing relationship, whether a friendship or an intimate affair, you'll have a second chance during the April 4th lunar eclipse, (sun in Aries, moon in Libra,) and then again come autumn with the Solar eclipse on 9/13/15 , (sun in Virgo, moon in Pisces,) and the Lunar eclipse on 9/28/15 with the sun in Libra and moon in Aries .
You can free yourself from whatever is holding you back by analyzing events that have unfolded and thinking long and hard about why things turned out as they did.
Seek enlightenment through reflection, that is the key to harnessing the power of eclipse energy in 2015.
This is a big month, the last of the 7 Uranus Square Pluto aspects falls on St Patrick's Day, We have the 2nd of 3 Friday the 13th's and a (New Moon,) Solar Eclipse in Pisces on Friday 3/20/15.
That is a lot of cosmic shenanigans. Good cosmic shenanigans! So ride the wave. Stay focused, but ride the wave, chase the rainbow and make your wishes come true. The potential is there. You can choose to have a meltdown or experience a breakthrough. So get specific, (no more lollygagging,) about what needs healing, what you really want, what your true intentions are and especially be honest with yourself about where you need to cut the Cr*P! Not only now in your current incarnation but also as applies to your past lives.
Then “GO FOR IT.” If it isn't working, lose it or try once more to fix it, if you don't want it, leave it behind and if it isn't broken say a prayer of thanks and don't mess with it.
This full moon period is a double edged sword. You will find understanding and sympathy to your plight, whatever that may be, BUT, (there's always a but,) it can also be a deal breaker and a dream buster. Be circumspect and proceed cautiously because if you push people away now, they will stay away. If you are foolish enough to test another “mettle” be sober enough in your judgment to realize that only the very strongest souls can tolerate this type of malice and stick around for more of the same.
Although I avoid using too much astrology in my writings this month I would be derelict in my duties not to do so. There is way too much of an astrological energy build up to ignore. Not only do we have the last of 7 Uranus square Pluto transits becoming exact, we have the 2nd Friday the 13th of the year, Saint Patrick's Day and The Solar eclipse, (new moon,) in Pisces om 3/19. This is also the spring "Equinox."
All of this astronomy energy plays in betwixt and in between our daily routines and figures strongly in the shaping of events affecting our personal experiences as the year progresses. So, when I advise discretion and careful consideration of results of actions I mean it. March is a bust or boom month. It holds an important turning point for humanity both personally on an individual basis and on a mundane level affecting everyone.
On the positive side much joy and happiness manifest and amazing opportunities abound so if your are beginning a new project the time is right to get going and do it, you will be successful. Artistic ventures are favored and even though it is not completely smooth sailing at least there is wind in the sails.
Remember this Full moon in Virgo activates the final Uranus Square Pluto transit on 3/17/15 and Mars is in Aries. The time is right, the energy is available and financial success is indicated all month long with the extra oomph of the full moon right now to rocket launch success.
Resist the urge and temptation to send or respond to combative, antagonistic texts, telephone calls and emails because if the situation you find yourself in is not completely wholesome and above board you risk getting sucker punched and sucked up like you were lint beneath a vacuum cleaner.
Not only do you find yourself back to where you started from you are backpedaling away from your original goal and creating enemies along the way. Don't risk it, if you find yourself weakening, lock the door, don't answer the phone, log out of your email account and ignore those cheesy text messages.
Virgo is tidy and terribly organized right now so if your relationship or your job or your life's circumstances are not satisfying and you are unhappy or unfulfilled then this is an amazingly good time to FIX the situation. Clean up your own act too or you run the risk of getting your clock cleaned.
This is a great time for recovering and healing from abuse. If another is raining on your parade or just being plain old mean now is the time to grab that foolish soul by their ears and the seat of their pants and send them packing. Throw the kitchen sink and that annoying pet snake out along with them and (just a reminder,) IGNORE the texts, emails and phone calls too. Most especially don't answer the door no matter how loud they howl, no matter how pitiful are the crocodile tears.
If you have had enough of something or someone then make your stand NOW! If there is love and respect to be had from this person or situation, if they or it are worth their salt or have a leg to stand on they will prove it. Make them prove it, don't go easy on them, If there is true loyalty and sincerity in the situation or with the the person in question this Can and Will happen.
If you are the smarmy scoundrel that's making the mischief then you are well advised to change your evil ways and clean up your own act Immediately!! Right Now!
Situations that end now are well and truly OVER, no traipsing back for another chance. Nope no more chances, no more falling for feeble excuses and meaningless platitudes. No more Lies.
So this March 2015 Full Moon in Virgo is a both a paradox and a merging. Think Beauty and the Beast, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Gandalf and Saruman, Moby Dick and Captain Bligh, Good Verses Evil and so on..... To Sum it all up the energy around this Virgo Full Moon is very much like the old fairy tale, the one that says;
“When they were good they were very, very good, BUT, (*there's always a But*,) when they were bad they were terrible!” But no matter what is manifesting YOU have the power and control to choose a wise path for YOURSELF!
So there you go, the good the bad and the ugly explained,. Please let's handle ourselves accordingly and have a truly enlightening March 2015, Friday the 13th and all,
With Light and Warm Blessings from Mystic Wendy @ Mystic Wendy.com