We are having two eclipses in September 2015. Eclipses happen when the moon, sun and earth are all aligned. The first one was this morning; Sunday 13th September at 7;55am BST and was a partial solar eclipse. This happens when the moon is between the earth and the sun, and the moon obscures the sun from earth.
Depending on the angle we can have a total eclipse where the moon is exactly in the right position to block out the sun completely, or we can have partial eclipses where the moon blocks out part of the sun. On September 13th the moon covered a maximum of 30% of the sun as seen from the earth. This spectacle was not visible in Europe and could only be seen in the Southern Hemisphere; from South Africa,Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean and the Northern part of Antarctica.
However, although we couldn’t see this event in the UK it still has an influence astrologically. This eclipse is on a new moon (solar eclipses always are) in health conscious, analytical Virgo and opposite Chiron, the wounded healer in Pisces, a very spiritual, universal sign. Solar eclipses are a time for endings and new beginnings. So this eclipse suggests a time of healing and release.
The next one is in two weeks time and is a lunar eclipse with the moon in energetic Aries and the sun in balanced Libra. See my next post for details..