As with March and October 2006, the eclipse pair occurring in March 2007 fall in the signs of Virgo and Pisces.

In 2005, we experienced a lunar eclipse in Pisces and a solar eclipse in Aries. This year however, the order of the lunar eclipse will be reversed, occurring in Virgo, with a solar eclipse in Pisces.

Lunar Eclipse in Virgo

Lunar eclipse VirgoDATE:  3 March 2007

DEGREE: 13 degrees Virgo

SAROS SERIES: Van den Berg 123

SABIAN SYMBOL: A powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria/hysterical mob

MAJOR ASPECTS: Sun conjunct Uranus, Moon opposing Uranus. T-square between luminaries and Jupiter – some sort of shock concerning an authority figure/leader, political take-down, fall from grace.

Unlike the eclipses of 2006, the Pisces lunar eclipse will be total, that is the shadow cast by the Moon onto the Moon will completely block out the light of the Sun, rather than merely obscuring a part of it. Of course, because of the physics of our atmosphere, the Moon is never thrown into total darkness, but instead turns a reddish-brown colour – the ancients sometimes described it as ‘blood on the Moon’ and considered it to foretell disaster or war.

Solar Eclipse in Pisces

solar eclipse pisces

DATE:  19 Mar 2007

DEGREE: 28 degrees Pisces

SAROS SERIES: Van den Berg 149; Brady: 9 North

According to Bernadette Brady, the March 2007 solar eclipse in Aries forms part of the 9 New North family, which began in August 1664. For her, this series is associated with physical or sporting accidents, great physical effort, outbreaks of violence or last-minute physical activities. She suggests partaking in some form of active pursuit to get rid of pent-up energy, but to do so with caution.

SABIAN SYMBOL: Light breaking into many colors as it passes through a prism

MAJOR ASPECTS: Sun and Moon square Pluto in late Sagittarius – portent of the end of the ‘boom’ period, as financial bubble finally bursts – Pluto’s ingress into Capricorn would coincide with the ruin and/or reform of large scale institutions and the global banking sector.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Astronomers suggest that the best place to view the lunar eclipse will be in either Europe or Africa.

TIMING: The total eclipse began at 22h44 GMT (add an hour for winter clock-time in the UK) and ended at about midnight.

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