Preparing for the September 2015 Solar Eclipse

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick Astrologer This month we have two eclipses: a Solar Eclipse on September 12 (11:42 pm Pacific Time) and a Total Lunar Eclipse on September 27. Both eclipses could be associated with a high level of stress. Those impacted by these eclipses may experience a taxing of their strength. Events can occur that require expending large amounts of effort. Illnesses or accidents can also occur. Worry and obsessive thinking are also potential negative expressions. Let's look at the Solar Eclipse in more detail.

The Solar Eclipse on September 12 occurs at 20° Virgo. If you or your company have a planet or personal point between 16 and 24 degrees of Virgo or Pisces, this eclipse will impact you the strongest. Those with planets between 18 and 22 degrees of Gemini or Sagittarius will experience the square aspect, and could also notice the effects of this eclipse. This eclipse links up wtih several interesting sets of planetary energies. First, a cycle associated with revealing secrets or gossip is strong. Surprising news is also highlighted. Second, unexpected money or relationships are likely (an influence which peaks for the last of three times on September 22nd).

Third, inflation is present, but this may be going into the stock markets or higher interest rates. The peak for the inflation cycle occurs on September 16/17 (depending on your time zone) and it stays in range through October 17th. This cycle can also create lack of clarity regarding your path and which direction to take. Wait until you’re clear before deciding.

Powerful deals are also in the works now, so major companies may be merging. This cycle is just getting started (Jupiter trine Pluto). It will peak on October 11th and stay in range through December 19th. Major health care, computer or system companies may merge at this time.

If stocks get inflation at this time, they should go up. However, there are also other factors, which are less favorable to stocks at this time. Unexpected news, or revelations of unexpected corruption, could give the markets the jitters. So the stock markets are iffy.

The US and the Solar Eclipse

The US could be very challenged by this eclipse and other cycles which occur at the same time. This is a convergence of energies which will likely force changes. The US Sun (which represents the President and the country) is being opposed by Pluto, the energy associated with death, transformation and rebirth. This demands that a transformation occur within the leadership and/or the country. Pluto is associated with debts, so this could be a time when the debt is highlighted. The October 1st budget is likely being debated. Pluto opposes the US Sun from July 17th through November 29th. It’s exact September 10 - 11, and October 8-10.

Another cycle suggests the transformation of the structures of the country (Pluto square the US Saturn). That could include many things, such as the landmark Supreme Court decision that allows same-sex marriage in all states. This cycle could also apply to a new structure for handling the debt. It’s in range between January 18, 2015 and January 22, 2016.

The Solar Eclipse is on the USA’s Neptune, which is associated with ideals, inspiration, and also the country’s money. A Solar Eclipse often relates to the beginning of something. So perhaps we’ll be inspired collectively to get our money and debts in order, in whatever way is possible.

Another cycle is bringing to the foreground the ideals of freedom and liberty (transiting Neptune square the country’s Uranus). A new vision, or a deeper vision, of these ideals may be emerging during this time. These issues could be triggered by the Solar Eclipse on September 13th, but remember that an eclipse event could occur up to 30 days prior to the eclipse, or up to 30 days after the eclipse. So August 13th – October 13th are the times to watch the US for major changes.

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