Solar Eclipse September 2015 Healing Broken Hearts

Solar Eclipse September 2015 Astrology HeartThe solar eclipse on September 13, 2015 at 20°10′ Virgo falls just within Virgo decan 3. The solar eclipse astrology does bring some pain and change, but the change is positive and heals the pain of a broken heart. One of the best things about this solar eclipse is that it brings to an end the extreme misfortune of the March 2015 solar eclipse phase.

The previous eclipse phase dealt with the radical upheaval of the long-running Uranus Pluto squares. We had to deal with a lot of negative karmic issues, much fear and inhibition. The September 13 solar eclipse is far less challenging and more future oriented. It presents a great opportunity to realize how relationships have gone bad and how to right the imbalances through positive change.

New Moon Solar Eclipse Meaning

Like any new moon, a solar eclipse represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. The strongest and most important aspect in all of astrology is the Sun conjunct Moon. It means that all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future.

Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list on a blank sheet of paper. The impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a solar eclipse means that not all new projects will succeed, however a solar eclipse in not only one point in time.

The horoscope for a new moon or solar eclipse is like a snap shot in time, but like old style photography, it takes time to develop. This solar eclipse will remain active until the next solar eclipse in March 2016. As the eclipse cycle progresses, planetary aspects to the eclipse degree will mark more active times when events relating to the eclipse will likely unfold. There are four very promising planetary conjunctions to the eclipse degree of 20°10′ Virgo in this eclipse phase.

Mars passes over the solar eclipse degree on October 27. Venus passes over on October 29/30. The Venus Mars alignment is exact on November 2. This week or so will be critical for realizing the root causes of any love relationships issues in relation to the solar eclipse themes. Jupiter hits the eclipse degree on November 23 then again in retrograde motion on February 22, 2016. These two periods should be times of happiness and growth in love relationships. The final pass of Jupiter comes after this eclipse phase on July 21, 2016. However, it will still be important, perhaps a time of culmination for relationships.

Solar Eclipse September 2015 Astrology

On first glance, the astrology of the September 17 solar eclipse looks fairly challenging. Lots of red lines in the chart below suggest stress and conflict. But when we delve a little deeper we find that these stressful aspects lead into very promising ones.

The same can be for the star with which this solar eclipse aligns. At 21°49′ Virgo is the fixed star Denebola, in the Tail of Leo the Lion. According to tradition, this star gives misfortune, despair, regrets and public disgrace. But it is why these negative outcomes can occur that gives us more hope. Denebola make makes people noble, generous, open-minded and forward thinking.

Old time astrologers wrote their interpretation in times of strict tradition, when future oriented thinking could lead you to The Inquisition. So misfortune would result from promoting new ways of thinking. The generosity given by Denebola could also be taken advantage of. This seemed especially so in love relationships, where the Saturn Venus nature of this star came out:

“In classical and medieval times a man’s misfortune and disgrace was generally attributed to a woman.” *

So we now have a solar eclipse theme of generosity being taken advantage of in relationships, plus the challenges associated with future oriented thinking. As shown in the solar eclipse September 2015 astrology chart below, the major aspect to the Sun and Moon is the opposition to Chiron.
Solar Eclipse September 2015 Astrology

Healing Broken Hearts

The solar eclipse opposite Chiron suggests a wound to the solar self-esteem, feeling unable to fully express ourselves or being dominated. Unfulfilled or wounded lunar emotions may result from rejection, or in other ways being hurt in a relationship. The effect on children or other family members may be issues, along with associated grief and guilt.

In exposing these wounds, Chiron will force us to learn about methods to regain self-esteem and pride, to repair hurt feeling and remove guilt. Natural techniques to heal the psychology are preferable, methods such as astrology, tarot, herbal medicine, yoga, past life regression, and the list goes on.

Sun quincunx Uranus is the other aspect to the solar eclipse. The karmic nature of the quincunx mixes well with the retrograde motion of Uranus, Neptune and Chiron. The Star Denebola also involves karmic issues as it is the only animal in the ecliptic constellations that faces backwards. The Lion’s tail itself relates to the past, but then facing forward it gives the future orientation theme.

Uranus is also future oriented. Moon and Sun quincunx Uranus suggests a stressful situation in which karmic re-balancing comes following some dramatic swings. In this case, an inventive or new approach is required to heal the ego and emotions. Although a disruptive eclipse, creativity and brilliance will help on the path to a new future, a stronger and more emotionally balanced person ready for new love.

A new start is defined by the solar eclipse itself, by the star Denebola, and now by Uranus. The relationship theme came with the star, and now if we follow the blue line from Uranus we find Venus and Mars. Though the Venus Mars conjunction is very wide at over seven degrees, it is important given the trines from both these love relationship planets to Uranus. It becomes even more important when we remember that the exact conjunction occurs on the solar eclipse degree in early November 2015. Jupiter passing this degree later in November then another two times, makes the Venus Mars conjunction a bigger and more fortunate feature of the solar eclipse chart.

Venus conjunct Mars has a profound effect on relationships. It gives the perfect mix of love and lust, making us feel and look more attractive. Venus trine Uranus and Mars trine Uranus energize the desire and pursuit of a mate with anticipation and electric attraction. Intuition and a creative spark apply to love relationships plus other areas of life. New creative projects can succeed with this boost of enthusiasm and initiative.

However, just as with new inventions, the intense burst of energy in the initial stages of romance will fade. I am still very optimistic about this eclipse because of the activation of the eclipse point by the Venus Mars conjunction and then three times by Jupiter. This poking and prodding will live legs to new love. It will also stimulate the re-invigoration of flagging relationships, which should also enjoy the healing qualities of this solar eclipse.

Mercury sextile Venus is the tightest aspect in the solar eclipse horoscope at 0°20′. This sociable influence reduces stress and increases harmony. It will help us get in touch with our own psychology in order to heal the wound exposed by Chiron. Increased charisma and diplomatic skills will assist in the healing of relationships and the formation of new ones.

Jupiter opposite Neptune is the major background influence to the solar eclipse. This sparks curiosity and experimentation to alleviate spiritual growing pains. This will assist in the trial and error process of finding the appropriate healing methods.

However, Jupiter opposite Neptune present its own challenges. There is an increased chance of self-deception, or a continuation of the initial theme of being taken advantage of. In our search for the truth, we may encounter extremes in beliefs and ideas. Finding the right balance is key, and this applies to all the themes brought up by this September 2015 solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse September 2015 Visibility

Solar Eclipse September 2015 VisibilityIf this eclipse directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it effects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon August 2015
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse September 2015

* The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.57.

Solar Eclipse September 2015 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
September 12 – 11:41 pm
September 13 –   2:41 am
September 13 –   7:41 am
September 13 – 12:11 pm
September 13 –   4:41 pm

130 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse September 2015 Healing Broken Hearts

  1. Hi Jamie. this is a big one for me. I have Saturn in Virgo 17 degrees on my IC in the 4th. It is square to my Moon and Chiron in the 6th. (so i’m go. through a Chiron square Chiron transit ) Oh, and Mars is oppos. my Aquarius sun 22 degrees. i know that one is short duration, but feeling it also. I’m in San Francisco. Anything i can do to smooth the rough edges of all of this?

    • I feel for you with Moon square Saturn. But them I think this eclipse will do wonders for working through the emotional challenges of that natal aspect. The eclipse shining a light on Saturn should help ease its restrictive nature and help you to lighten your emotions and express them.

      • Thank you, Jamie. Especially for the empathy and your positive slant on these energies. I do seem to be getting some help from the Universe in not feeling the victim and dealing with my anger. I have Cancer rising so there’s LOTS of emotion. “lighten and express” i like that.

  2. This one’s directly on my Midheaven at ~20 Virgo. A friend of mine also has South Node around 22 Virgo and her moon’s also at 24 Virgo (my North Node at around 27 Virgo might be a bit far for this. Eclipse in her 8th house, while mine’s kinda self-explanatory. Transit Chiron’s pretty much on my Imum Coeli right now too (so, close to my friend’s North Node in her 2nd house).

    And this combined with Mercury station retrograde on my Libra Mars/Pluto/Venus stellium also still in my 10th house this coming week.

    New job on my end’s going well so far and I’m looking for another place to live down closer to my work, not sure what her situation is other than she’s working a lot and her job’s remodeling Monday on the 14th.

  3. Im Aquarius decan 3 im ready for a healing heart and spirit also how and when will i find love i had bad luck in the relationship field for 4 years with constant rejection will this lunar eclipes change that?

    • No major aspect to your decan but a minor one which causes karmic re-balancing. It can be a positive change for you, but some hard work need according to your monthly horoscope.

  4. Thank You very interesting partial Solar Eclipse Virgo and as I check the time of it it is now as I write this comment in Bergen Norway at 8.35 a.m. coincidence? Well YES I love to believe so. I have a question Why does the Solar Eclipse affect relationships? Is it the Moon Sun conjunction? Mars and Venus? Neptune Jupiter opposition? A lot of questions but I understand your beautiful article and to verify this Solar Eclipse I have to tell you that I’m sending a lot of friends requests on FB for the future relationships. Yesterday’s Evening we went for a peaceful walk into nature and I meditate a few minutes and felt a strong energy near my head and when I opened my eyes again there were a stronger picture. I hope to do more Spiritual work in the future. The partial Solar Eclipse Virgo is taking place on the 3rd House closest conjunction is Pluto 14 degrees. I hope in a bigger transformation for the future and more positive Carma.

    • Hi again Christian. Sun and Moon coming together fundamentally affects relationships if you see these two as equal partners. The the Venus Mars conjunction landing on the eclipse degree brings in the love and sex part of human relations. Jupiter then passing over the eclipse degree reinforces that theme.

  5. I have Sun at 20Vir52 conjunct IC at 17Vir04 and square Saturn in the 6th House at 19Sag27. This morning I am doing some creative art work to convey a message to an old friend, Patch Adams. I feel that if he were to put Michael Brown’s Presence Process at the heart of his new healing community, he would enjoy tremendous success. The Presence Process is about making an empathic connection with one’s inner childhood emotional traumas so as to release the pent up emotional charge driving much of our dramas and addictions. I used to write to Patch a lot but got fed up with him about 15 years ago as I felt his approach was too cold.

    I bought a lottery ticket on the 4th of September and it was in anticipating how I might donate my vast winnings that I began thinking of Patch again. I had a feeling there was a blockage preventing me from winning with my first ticket, so just prior to the drawing on the 5th, I purchased a new ticket and hid it away in my dresser drawer. I do not plan to check the numbers until my Progressed Venus goes cazimi in November. Whether the numbers match or not, I feel that I have a winner.

      • Patch’s Sun is at 7Gem16. The Neptune-Saturn square in November is going to knock his socks off. I’m having fun making it happen.

  6. Born this day 1958. Dispite my curiosity and interest…it is confusing…ha. I’ve been looking for a “here’s you sign” to stay put or jump into great change . any idea what day in Oct or end of sept would be best for a revealing visit to a “great change”?

    • No specific date then because there are a number of transits to the eclipse degree occurring over a week basically. Mars is more likely to cause some action though.

      • Thank you. Then it is exactly what I took from it. I am going for a short visit to meet an intentional community. I have been considering the life for 3 years now but am unfamiliar.

    • Hi Gianna. You need to cast your Free Chart and find the degrees of your planets. The closer your Virgo planets are to 20 degrees Virgo, the stronger this eclipse will be for you. The link at the bottom of this post to Sun transit will have more details. For example, Sun conjunct Mars, Sun conjunct Venus transit.

  7. Hello,

    I am Libra, 2nd decan, asc and Moon in Leo and I have Venus at 20°40′ Virgo, in House II. Could you please tell me how the eclipses this month are going to affect me, in which area of life. Can i hope for some development in the love area, because afer 4 years of dramas and unsatisfying relationship…this is my biggest desire.

    Thank you for your response in advace.

  8. could this eclipse effect health? I thought since it involves venus/mars and my sun/moon (17 pisces 10th, 18 virgo 4th) it might impact relationships but since sept. I’ve had a challenging infection that is finally gone, hopefully never to return. Maybe chiron? I definitely have been focused on more creativity in career since nov.

    • Hi Hailey, eclipses like any transit can affect your health. Jupiter opposite Neptune in the eclipse chart affects the health, with Neptune ruling infection, and Jupiter the growth, or expansion of the infection. The quincunx aspect is also related to health imbalances. You are right about the rest, especially Chiron of course. Also check out asteroid Hygeia in your chart.

  9. Hi Jamie-
    September 1st, 2016 we’ll have a Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees in Virgo, I have my moon in Gemini (2nd-3rd house) and Pluto in Virgo ( 6th house) both at 9 degree’s in my birth chart. I’ve been freaked out, not sleeping and worried to death about this. I’m a Cap and have been through total crap for years, all Cap’s hear me… last April’s eclipse was tough for me. I have no idea what to expect?
    Thanks for any advice, Debra

    • No need to worry Debra. Not sure about the overall feel of that eclipse but having your natal Moon conjunct the fixed star Aldebaran is very fortunate and powerful. However, like all with all the four Archangel stars, you will go though some extreme ups and downs.

  10. @Debra Miller: I am presently reading a book by Pola Churchill titled Eternal Breath; A Biography of Leonard Orr Founder of Rebirthing Breathwork. I have not yet read any of Leonard Orr’s books but this biography is inspiring me with the desire to do so. Yesterday I ordered a copy of Leonard’s book Breaking the Death Habit: The Science of Everlasting Life. I will read it next.

    Here is a quote from the biography I am reading now. It is from an interview with someone named Elliot Sobel.

    “I’ve seen people project all sorts of pictures on Leonard Orr, and God knows I’ve put a few out there myself, but what I keep coming back to, whenever the dust settles, is the quality of Leonard’s love. It’s not a conventional love; it’s far clearer than that. As such it’s unknown territory for most of us and may seem dangerous. You can play out all of your fear of the unknown with Leonard. His space is safe enough to support us. His personal journey however is a lonelier one than ours. The pioneer clears the way for others to follow. Leonard’s message is simple, we are are divine beings. The time has come to recognize its true nature and claim the kingdom of love it deserves.”

    Perhaps Leonard Orr could be a source of ideas and inspiration for you as you prepare for the eclipse that is coming in the autumn.

    Since it is your Pluto square Moon that will be activated, perhaps this quote from transiting Pluto square Moon at would apply:

    “The more you are aware of the obstacles to your inner peace and security, the more likely you will use this time to remove them by taking appropriate, sometimes extreme, measures. This cycle concerns ridding yourself of inessential elements in your personal life. This may include habits, certain relationships, or items after a thorough house cleaning. The purpose is to leave you with what is essential so that you are emotionally stronger.”

    Best wishes for a time of renewal and inner strengh.

  11. Hello Jamie
    This March’s solar eclipse will conjunct my Chiron at 18 Pisces in 8th house. Can you give me a steer as to what it could mean and whether I would be feeling something now? I can’t find anything on the web about this and I am getting obsessed about what it could potentially mean. Many thanks for anything you can share. J

    • Lucky for you Jennifer I am writing about it now and including a little bit on Chiron. Basically a deep wound in your soul to address in the next six months, spiritual growth. Should be posted int he next day or two.

  12. hi i am libra what will happen when lunar eclipse in march 2016 what house will it be in

  13. Hi Jamie,
    Thanks so much for a great post– I came across it while researching the upcoming March eclipse in Virgo, which will be hitting my 8th house and sun sign (born on 9/22). I’m very curious about this activation. Any insight? Seems to be a double whammy…. concerned

    • Yes Erika, the September 2015 and the March 2016 solar eclipses are pretty much opposite each other. I don’t pay any attention to Houses or Signs so I can’t hep you there.

  14. Hi Jamie,

    I’ve been researching the August / September eclipses as they are going to be important for me. The first lunar eclipse on 18 Aug at 26 Aquarius will be conjunct my natal 12th house cusp, the solar eclipse 1st Sept will be conjunct my natal Virgo sun at 10:41 and the second lunar eclipse on 16th Sept will be conjunct my natal 24:32 Pisces Ascendant. It’s a lot to decipher and I’m not sure how it will all play out?

    My natal sun in my 6th house and rules my 6th so I suspect some sort of new beginning maybe with a new job or some kind of lifestyle or health change but with transiting Neptune opposing and Saturn squaring I’m not sure this will be all rainbows and lollipops.

    Then the Lunar eclipse conjunct my ascendant maybe indicating some sort of ending has me a bit worried. My Father turned 82 recently and this lunar eclipse will also be square my natal MC/IC so it might have something to do with him?

    Any thoughts?


    • Hi Cel, I don’t use houses or rules but the lunar eclipse on your AC is significant. I would not be worried about your father based on lunar eclipse square MC because AC square MC is not a significant natal aspect because so many people have it. However, Saturn/Neptune square Sun makes sense not because of House 6 but because Sun rules your vitality and your father. Saturn/Neptune can indicate weakness or illness.

  15. Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for replying!

    I’ve just been looking at my lunar return on the 25 Aug before the Solar Eclipse that will be conjunct my natal Sun at 10.41 Virgo and it is a doozy! I have sun and moon square natally so there will be a grand cross – Transit Saturn & Mars conjunction in 9th house Sage square transiting Neptune 12th house Pisces opposite natal Sun 6th house Virgo and square natal Moon 3rd House Gemini. Transiting Venus will be 11 minutes applying conjunction to my Descendant.

    If I try and delinate this I think it will probably have something to do with my job – I work in higher education (9th house) and Sun rules natal 6th house, 3rd house moon emotions and communication and Neptune is my chart ruler. I have had a enough and resign!!!!

    When you say you don’t use houses or rulers what do you mean? Just during eclipses or astrology in general?


    • That applies to al of my astrology,. For example, I get so confused reading your comment. I am only interested in aspects and transits out of that information. I believe it greatly confuses all astrologers at al levels too.
      But “Transiting Venus will be 11 minutes applying conjunction to my Descendant.” is very significant. I do pay a lot of attention to the AC and MC.

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