Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Mass Debate

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 AstrologyThe Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 03°17′ Libra falls in Libra decan 1. The lunar eclipse astrology is pleasantly straight forward for a change. A very prominent Mercury sees thinking and communication as the major themes but involving some polarization and imbalance. A well placed Mars resolves any conflicts through extra initiative, urgency and a common desire to succeed. It also adds passion and sexual attraction to relationships and favors quick romances.

Lunar Eclipse Meaning

Like any full moon, a lunar eclipse focuses your attention on relationships of all kind. Lunar Eclipse March 2016 itself has a relationship to the previous moon phase, Solar Eclipse March 2016. Projects started then can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. As the Sun opposite Moon qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a lunar eclipse, an objective and balanced look at personal relationships is possible.

Being in touch with your own needs and intentions, and those of others, you can clearly see any relationship imbalances causing disharmony. With a lunar eclipse in particular, the blotting out of the Moon represents a resetting of emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months. The horoscope for a lunar eclipse is like a snap shot in time, but like old style photography, it takes time to develop. The March 2016 lunar eclipse will remain active until the September 2016 lunar eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Astrology

Unlike many recent moon phases, the lunar eclipse March 2016 astrology chart shown below is very straight forward. There are no fancy aspect patterns to interpret or asteroids to seek for some kind of meaning. The chart below is dominated by Mercury opposite the lunar eclipse, or Sun conjunct Mercury opposite Moon. The major theme then, is thinking and communication.

The challenging opposition aspect suggests some emotional bias, polarized thinking or communication imbalance. This applies to your own thought processes and style of communication, to relationship dynamics, and also to debates and negotiations between groups of people.

Sun conjunct Mercury increases your mental activity and amount of interaction with others. Thinking, reading, writing, talking and walking will take up more of your time. You will be kept busy with neighbors and siblings, short trips, paperwork, messages and conversations.

Curiosity makes this a good time for information gathering. Clear self-expression makes this a good time for information sharing. Rational thinking makes this a good time for making decisions, plans and business deals. Mercury rules all trade like buying, selling and bargaining. Public debates will be more prominent and there may be more news stories about public transport, communications infrastructure, and the media itself.

Quick reflexes and adaptability allow for plans to be changed as more information comes to hand. Mercury also rules your nervous system, so rest and relaxation become important if the increased pace of life or social interaction gets too hectic for you.

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Astrology

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Astrology

Moon opposite Mercury adds feeling and intuition to the unemotional and rational Sun Mercury conjunction. This complicates your thought processes like decision-making and planning because of scrambled or polarized thinking. Your daily routines and conversations may cause stress and confusion because of emotional bias or simple lack of understanding.

Indecision is no more likely when you are forced to make decisions. To go with your heart of your head, with the rational Sun or intuitive Moon? In a relationship, this opposition may manifest as arguments between the (archetypal) logical man and emotional woman. In political debates, the polarization of ideas will become more extreme and more emotionally charged.

With the Moon ruling clans, habits and primal instincts, other influences on your thinking may include addiction, racism and prejudice. Try to spend some quite time in reflection, or chatting with a mentor about some of your inner feelings which you sense are holding you back.

Impartial Mercury sits with the Sun, so rational thinking and logic should prevail over your feelings and instincts. This applies to your decision-making, planning, and relationships issues. Perhaps even common sense will, or at least should, prevail in the political process underway in America.

Lunar Eclipse Stars

Confirmation of this preference for logic over intuition can be found in the stars. Moon with fixed star Zaniah at 04 ♎  45 causes worry, loss through legal and Venusian affairs, trouble through writings, and being led astray by sympathies.

Sun and Mercury line up with fixed star Deneb Kaitos at 02 ♈ 48. Although this star can causes losses when with the Sun, with Mercury is gives an active mind, writing or speaking on public welfare matters, laws of benefit to the community, and is favorable for social affairs.

Lunar Eclipse Mars

Mars sextile the Moon and trine Sun/Mercury are the only other aspects directly affecting the lunar eclipse. This means that extra initiative, urgency and a common desire can be utilized to successfully bridge the gap between opposing forces. It adds speed and confidence to decision-making and planning. It adds passion and sexual attraction to relationships and favors quick romances. To political debate it adds enthusiasm and directness but also a common goal, favoring the more aggressive competitors like Donald Trump.

Moon sextile Mars gives a passionate enthusiasm to work and play. There is a competitive yet also a cooperative nature which makes winning come easy. Success and popularity result from a warm attractiveness, which also make this time ideal for pursuing your stronger than usual desires for intimacy. Improving sexual relations with your partner, or finding a new play-mate are real possibilities during the next six months.

Sun trine Mars gives a boost to self-confidence and enthusiasm making this an ideal time to start new projects. You should be feeling strong and courageous and can use your initiative to get the ball rolling and tackle difficult tasks. Increased sex drive is matched by increased charisma and magnetic charm. The sexy confidence you ooze is especially attractive so you should have little trouble having your most passionate desires fulfilled.

Mercury trine Mars gives increases mental energy and concentration. Quick thinking and decisiveness means that making plans is favored, where being more adventurous and taking risks should lead to positive results. You can back yourself now because of increased confidence that your thoughts and plans and spot-on. Ideal for sharing thoughts you might otherwise keep to yourself and perfect for chatting up when dating.

If this eclipse directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your 2016 horoscope and monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Solar Eclipse March 2016
Next Moon Phase: New Moon April 2016

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Visibility

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Visibility

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Visibility

Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
March 23 – 5:01 am
March 23 – 8:01 am
March 23 – 12:01 pm
March 23 – 5:31 pm
March 23 – 11:01 pm

61 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse March 2016 Mass Debate

  1. Perfect. Fit into new project of renovation n moving home. Sun in libra mars in scorpio n moon in cancer. Libra decan1. So this eclipse will not affect relationships as u didnt discuss this. Mostly u r focussed on projects n thinking.

  2. The Eclipse is aspect in natal Venus.the moon is trine Venus and sun is sextile.Mars is directly oposite natal Venus while transiting Venus is conjunct natal Mercury in Pisces

  3. Jamie!
    It sits right on my Descendant. What would you say? Children are growing and might fly away in the summer, somewhere else, to improve some of their capacities. And I have to start really cutting this umbilical cordon. Being cancer ascendant…


    Always learning so much about stars. I have learned so much about humility, with so much menaces (in Desc. and in MH)!

    Kind regards.

    M. del Rin.

    • I’m not at all looking forward to that day. But with Moon on your Descendant and Sun on your Ascendant I think it will highlight the polarities in your life especially very close relationships. I think I might move with them to the city if that’s what they do 🙂

  4. Hi Jamie! The Eclipse will aspect my natal Jupiter. Wich events will happen.
    My DOB 15.04.1981 time 06:49:20 place Armenia city Gyumri ( Leninakan)

  5. This eclipse of the Moon with the Sun aspects my North Node and South Node, respectively. I’m still new to this. I’ve only had about a year of study. Any feedback would be nice.

    • Hi Jai. I’m not a real expert on the Nodes of the Moon but this eclipse should mark a turning point for you, or a time or reflection about the direction of your life. Vedic astrologers take more notice of the Nodes. They also relate to family and ancestors and karmic bonds.

  6. Thanks Jamie for this informative piece. These March Eclipses are very special to me. The March solar one is very. very close to my Descendant degree. This lunar one is right on my natal north node. Wow,

      • Wow! This is exactly what is going on to my boyfriend (whom I just walked away from on Feb 28 because he wouldn’t commit!). Jamie, what does this lunar eclipse mean for me if the only aspect it is making is sextile to my natal Jupiter (r)??

          • I broke up with him on Sunday. Do you think these eclipses might bring us back together? I’m 2/16/79 7:55pm in San Francisco. He is 3/16/78 at 5:07pm Los Angeles . I wanted more of a commitment

            • I hope so if that is what you really want Curious. I don’t have the time to look at relationships charts. Way too complex.

          • Does that “looks like marriage to me” apply here for us. Do you think we’re going to get committed or do you think I broke up w him and now it’ll stick What have I done ??! Lol

            • Well I hope having Venus trine Venus transit at the time of today’s lunar eclipse gives you hope. Whatever happens, the solar eclipse conjunct your North Node means you are on the right path, whatever happens is meant to be.

  7. This eclipse directly opposes my sun, Chiron and NN at 0 -3degrees Aries in the 8th. And conjuncts my Jupiter and Uranus in the 2nd. Mars being the co ruler of my chart too. What kind of birthday and year should I anticipate?

    • Oh yeah, and Mercury rules my chart. I’m at 0 degrees Virgo on the ascendant. Mercury is in Pisces in the 7th.

        • Love the Donald analogy. Hate that guy! Thank you for the link. One thing is true, I do come from some pretty mean parents. I guess I’d take the sickness and fall out at death of it came with riches and victory over my enemies! Never realized my ascendant fell on Regulus, so thank you!

    • Hi Linnea, i think you will be wanting to enjoy life and create and make thing happen, travel, study experience as much as possible. But then the opposition to Sun will bring some negative energy from authority figures or men or parents about your free wheeling desires. Read up on Sun opposite Jupiter and Sun opposite Uranus.

  8. Hi Jamie
    What impact will the March 23rd eclipse on my job prospects and relationships of all kinds? I have been unable to find a job for quite sometime despite my best efforts. I have also had major upheavals in almost all relationships. My DOB: 22/07/1976.

  9. This falls on the moon 3 Libra conj NN- H11 in last Julys SR…Is this significant ??
    In my chart venus turns SD after turning Rx 24 days after my birth
    Pr sun entered Libra one year ago

    • Hi GG. I tend not to pay too much attention to transits to solar return but I’m sure it will have some influence. Always concentrate on transits and moon phases to your natal chart and include precession correction for best accuracy.

      So you are 24 years old? The Venus progressing direct is very important in opening up and for growth in love life, also self love. It can take a few years to fully kick in.

  10. any insights re the campaign in U.S. would be appreciated. I am a Bernie supporter… Love your site. thank you!!!

  11. Hi Jamie, my natal Pluto is 2degree libra and sun is 4degree libra. What can I expect .. I started a big love around Sep 2015 lunar eclipse. Will I succeed. Thank you

  12. Jamie, how does this lunar eclipse on the 23rd affect relationship between decan 2 Libra and decan 2 Scorpio? You have been so on point since I have been following you a few months ago. Thanks

    • Thanks Rene. There will be a positive link but that is not a strong aspect between Signs next to each other.

  13. Hi birthdate is 07/10/1983.. Any inputs on how the eclipse is gonna affect my life in the coming months both professionally and personally ?

  14. Thanks for a great analysis of this eclipse, Jamie. I just compared it to a progressed composite chart for my girlfriend and myself, and it’s amazing! It’s like a cosmic bull’s eye: Mercury-Sun on our Ascendant (20′ orb); the Moon is conjunct our progressed Vertex (3°19′) and Descendant (3°37′) at the moment of eclipse. Saturn is transiting over our progressed Saturn, too. So this seems to be our year to make it more permanent, maybe when Jupiter enters Libra, our 7th. Time will tell.

    Thanks again for your many thought-provoking articles.

  15. Hi dear Jamie,today i have birthday:) 19th march…..but this moon eclipse is in my 3 house, conjuct pluto ruler of 5th house.On the other hand it will be opposite my sun in 9th house. What will be happen?? :(( Is this bad?

  16. Hey Jamie! Just wanted to drop by to say that I love your blog, you’re interpretations are interesting, straight forward and easy to understand. Thank you and happy spring equinox! <3

  17. Hi Jamie. I’ve had beer, so excuse probable nonsense that’s going to follow…

    Can you map events in people’s lives to transits?

    Last 3 mths for me has
    Jupiter conjunct sun at 22and a bit degrees Virgo
    Same time North node hanging around there
    Was a full moon bang on my moon in Taurus last year, lunar eclipse tomorrow at 3 17 libra and my Mercury is 3 44 and Pluto 3 50. Jupiter gonna work it’s way back over my sun in August after it goes direct.

    Saturn just crosse descendant (not your thing I guess lol) but I guess the drunken point I’m making is how to focus on the important and filter out the waffle?

    Beer. Thanks.

    • Hi Richard, the lunar eclipse on Mercury/Pluto suggests serious thinking about serious relationships issues (Saturn on DC). But Jupiter means it should all turn out good for you.

  18. According to Gary Goldschneider, the goal for a March 23, 2016 birthday is, “to literally manifest their visions and dreams in reality.”

    “Others see them as unrealistic because they spend much of their time daydreaming or caught up in fantasy. They love to ponder the big questions in life such as the purpose and meaning of existence and the nature of the universe and our role in it. Questioning everything and refusing to assume anything, they are rarely satisfied by a simple answer. They just ‘know that there is more to it than that’ and will ponder and investigate a topic until they find what they are seeking. Accepting no preconceived ideas makes them wonderfully creative.”

    All of us are wonderfully creative, Jamie. The question is: What are we creating?

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