Eclipses have always held some kind of meaning, especially in the world of astrology. Typically, they stand for some kind of meaning, and usually that meaning is a change of some sort. Back in the Middle Ages and beyond, eclipses were seen as a bad omen. If astrologers from this time saw an eclipse coming, they suspected a bad event was right behind it, whether it be war, famine, or certain death. In our modern times, however, we see eclipses in a whole new light. Astrologers now teach us that they're times of personal growth and ever-growing opportunity. And, of course, your chart can tell you much more about how lunar and solar eclipses will affect you on a personal level.
2015 Lunar Eclipses
Lunar eclipses occur when the Sun is in front of all or part of the full moon for a short time. In an astrological sense, lunar eclipses typically mean an end to something that has been going on since the last eclipse. This usually points to the end of things such as settlements and business plans. They'll become finalized during the lunar eclipse. But, this could also be a finalization of something that's been holding you back, such as a bad relationship or a divorce.
Normally, eclipses happen in six-month periods. The eclipses for 2015 occur in the same signs as they did in 2014, Libra and Aries, respectively. Have you been noticing that you've been holding something back, possibly in a relationship that hasn't been going so smoothly? These feelings that have been put on the backburner will force their way back thanks to the eclipse happening in these signs.
Our first lunar eclipse, a total eclipse, comes on April 4. It'll be able to be seen along the Pacific and eastern Indian oceans, and all continents bordering (North and South America, Asia, Australia, and the Artic). This eclipse will be falling in 15 Libra. This points to a time of new birth. Again, take this time as a positive and put any and all unresolved issues to rest. Literally, let these issues die, and try not to save them.
The next lunar eclipse, another total eclipse, occurs on September 28. This eclipse will be able to be seen on the opposite side of the earlier eclipse, along the Atlantic, eastern Pacific, and western Indian oceans, and all bordering continents (Antarctica, North and South America, Africa, Europe, and eastern Asia). This particular eclipse will be falling in 5 Aries. This, along with the earlier eclipse, is an emotional one. There's also a focus on relationship yet again during this lunar eclipse. If you didn't get the chance to take action on a failing relationship, whether it be a friendship or a more intimate one, you'll have a second chance during this lunar eclipse. Free yourself from whatever is holding you back from being you, that's the key during this time.
These eclipses will be felt most strongly by those whose planets from their chart fall within the times of both.
2015 Solar Eclipses
Solar eclipses are the eclipses we hear the most about. They almost always happen during a new moon, as opposed to lunar eclipses, which only happen during full moons. Essentially, this makes them complete opposites. And, being the opposite of a lunar eclipse, solar eclipses focus mainly on the beginning of things. Now, while they signal the mark of beginnings, don't particularly PLAN anything to begin. By beginning, we mean beginnings that come as a surprise, so to speak. So, while these events may be cultivating over a period of time, they will come on as a surprise.
Our solar eclipses in 2015 fall in Pisces and Virgo, respectively. Pisces, being a sensitive, emotional sign, and Virgo being an analytical sign, means that these eclipses could be a trying time, especially for those whose natal charts coincide. Also, keep in mind that Pisces is the sign of the dolphin (or water bodies) and Virgo is the sign of harvest.
The first, a total, occurs on March 20, and falls in 29 Pisces. You'll be able to view this eclipse if you live along northern North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica. Because this solar eclipse falls in Pisces, our emotional sign, beginnings could be quite upsetting. Possibly, this could be because of the ending leading to the beginning. Try to embrace it.
Our last one is on September 13, and fall in 20 Virgo. This is visible in Antarctica and far-southern Africa, because it's only a partial. Virgo, being analytical, forces you to be critical of the beginnings coming your way. While they won't be upsetting, per say, they'll make you think, big time, about why they came when they did.