Solar Eclipse 1 September 2016 Fearmonger

Solar Eclipse September 2016 AstrologyThe solar eclipse on Thursday 1 September 2016 at 09°21′ Virgo falls just within Virgo decan 1. The solar eclipse September 2016 astrology highlights the major planetary aspect of the year and a difficult one in Saturn square Neptune.

The September 2016 solar eclipse personalizes the fear and paranoia you have become familiar with on the TV news this year. Politicians will direct their fearmongering at you and all this doom and gloom can really get you down. There is good reason for this fear and the risk of depression needs to be taken seriously.

However, this solar eclipse also marks the beginning of the end to this poisonous worry and fear. Within this eclipse phase there comes a transition to a brighter and safer year ahead.

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. This 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, but through 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 February 2017. In two weeks time, the September 16 lunar eclipse will add its own influence to this new eclipse cycle.

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Astrology

A quick glimpse of the chart below for the September 1 solar eclipse shows a very distinct T-square aspect pattern. I have filtered out aspects with wider orbs but it really all comes down to this stark red reality of tests, challenges and conflict.

Saturn square Neptune is the major influence on solar eclipse September 2016. This strange, scary aspect has been causing fear and paranoia for nearly one whole year now. The solar eclipse intensifies this major planetary aspect, already potent as it nears is third and final climax on September 10.

The normal action of a T-square configuration is for the stored tension of the opposition (solar eclipse opposite Neptune) to be released through hard work at the focal point (Saturn). In this case, however, the remoteness of Saturn and Neptune compared to the personal focus of the Sun and Moon strongly suggests to me that the eclipse itself is the point of focus.

The global effects of increased terrorism, propaganda and fearmongering over the past year will affect you more personally, influencing your relationships and future plans. Such sustained psychological fear or paranoia may overwhelm you, making it increasingly difficult to see a bright future for you and your loved ones.

To free yourself of fear, guilt and worry you must get back to basics. The new start or new goals represented by this solar eclipse should be practical, simple and defensive. There IS a brighter future ahead with Saturn trine Uranus starting later this year.

That more positive influence will not take full effect until this pessimistic solar eclipse totally wears off early next year. There are positive features in the solar eclipse September 2016 astrology chart below but they are weak in comparison to gloomy stuff. The September 16 lunar eclipse square Mars will add a heightened sense of danger and threat to this fearful eclipse phase.

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Astrology

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Astrology

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Aspects

Sun opposite Neptune makes you more susceptible to confusion and deception which can lead to insecurity and discouragement. If you cannot avoid dealing with the harsh realities of life then you need to take some precautions to avoid loss and disappointment. If it sounds too good to be true then it is. Learn to say no and walk away. Neptune retrograde can make you feel victimized and weak.

Sun square Saturn presents tests and challenges which can lead to pessimism and even depression. You may feel restricted or weighed down by certain duties and responsibilities. This is a test of you character, and you must strive to meet your responsibilities now or they will catch up with you in a bigger way down the track.

Mars conjunct Saturn has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. If you channel it early into hard physical work or a creative project then you transmute this energy into positive and productive achievements. This is not the right time to go to war as there is danger when taking risks.

Mars square Neptune increases the mean and aggressive nature of the Mars Saturn conjunction. It is also important to consider the dangerous influence of Sun square Mars and Moon square Mars. Although over four degrees orb for the September 1 solar eclipse, they tighten to just one degree for the September 16 lunar eclipse.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter is a ray of hope in a very gloomy picture. Positive thinking can overcome your fears and insecurities. This brings hope and self belief, a line of sight to the brighter future of Saturn trine Uranus. Mercury retrograde simply supports the theme of not being there yet. It is too early to make definite plans but you can start imagining what may be.

Solar Eclipse Fixed Star

The September 1 solar eclipse is just over of the recommended 2°00′ orb for the star Zosma, currently at 11°32′ Virgo. With a solar eclipses being the most powerful force in astrology, and with the North Node at 11°42′ Virgo, Zosma should still influence this eclipse.

Fixed star Zosma is mainly associated with depression. Exercise, diet and medication need to be addressed if you have a planet in your horoscope conjunct Zosma. You may be susceptible to a build up of toxins. The prophetic ability associated with Zosma can be very strong and persistent but also confusing or deceptive when distorted by Saturn square Neptune.

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Visibility

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Visibility

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Visibility

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 effects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse August 2016
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse September 2016

Solar Eclipse September 2016 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
September 1 – 2:03 am
September 1 – 5:03 am
September 1 – 10:03 am
September 1 – 2:33 pm
September 1 – 7:03 pm

189 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse 1 September 2016 Fearmonger

  1. Hi, I have Zosma (in Virgo) semi-sextile my MC (in Leo) within 1degree. It doesn’t sound that significant but could you weigh in on that a little?

    • Hi Latricia. Zosma is only ever important in your chart when it is activated by a conjunction from a transiting planet or moon phase. So yes, a subtle influence but could be very important if there are not many other aspects to your MC.

  2. Again, thanks Jamie for this interpretation. I had no idea what to expect for this eclipse except that something big was going to happen. I totally exploded emotionally on Thursday evening/Friday morning and now am wondering if that was simply a purging or if my “mood” is going to continue for the next several months. Looking at the eclipse/natal chart ….. not even sure where to start to try and figure out what it is that has set me off this way. Trying to stay mindful whilst silently enduring the Storm within.

    • I felt it very strongly too, for about 2 or 3 days I was so busy I didn’t have time to feel emotional. I just knew what was happening was significant do so I wrote as much down in my diary as I could. Many interactions with females with this eclipse conjunct my Moon. In fact the night of the eclipse, my son went for a sleepover at his friends so I was the only man in the house, Plus there were extra girls here, an ex and my daughters friend.

  3. umm my natal mercury is at 6.34 so I understand that it would not be touched by zoosma but would you consider that the eclips is activating my natal mercury?

  4. I’m curious….the solar eclipse on Sept 1 was directly on my ic and I received eviction papers from my landlord two days prior…so I imagine this eclipse represents a tough housing issue, and to be honest I may even be facing homelessness. The full moon eclipse falls directly on my moon in my tenth house, and this is my last tenth house eclipse…no great recognition from the others, no raise, as a matter if fact…I’ve been mostly out of work for over a year with only a few opportunities popping up for a few weeks at a time. So I’m wondering about the eclipse falling on my moon…what are your thoughts? Thank you!

    • Sorry about the bad news Ali but this is sure is proof that the IC rules the home. The only advice without seeing your chart is to read how to use the positive energy of Mars trine Uranus in the lunar eclipse article, because they are also aspecting your Moon.

      • Thank you for your response. My chart is pretty interesting (4/29/73 9:10am Brooklyn, NY) if you ever feel like taking a peek. One of the things I’ve noticed is that all of the planet’s have all ready passed the eclipse point (my ic, so I guess ill have to keep an eye on planets that conjunct my mc for clues of how to navigate through this mess) except for the north node wich is due to hit 9° virgo Nov 13th…same day the sun hits my vertex, and transiting venus forms a T-square with my A.C. and natal Pluto in…drumroll please…my 4th house. I really hope I find a place to live before then.Thanks for pointing out the positive mars/uranus trine…with mars in my 6th and uranus in my 11th…hopefully I’ll be suprised with an opportunity for some work from a friend. Well, looks like this fall is going to be a whopper…keep you posted. Thanks again for your response – much appreciated!

        • That’s quite an amazing duo of eclipse, IC then Moon, right on the degrees too. Mars trine Uranus becomes even more important now because you have it natally and it is in the eclipse chart.

          • As frightening as this time may be, I have to say that the opportunity to learn more about my beloved hobby and how to bring it down to earth and put it to practical use is my silver lining. Keep you posted!

  5. One thing I have noticed since 911 is anyone who is big player in this war on terror has between 9-7* of the mutable signs very active. This is such a tight square I am betting war is coming very soon. The USA created ISIS back in Iraq and Libya, turned Libya into a failed state, armed terrorists in Benghazi and sent them to Syria. Russia has been lured into Syria to leave the Motherland open for attacks.
    It’s coming ….

    • I’m usually not a doomsdayer, but as I was researching my chart for clues to help me through my own personal dilemma I noticed that mars is in direct opposition (9° piesces) exactly on new years eve this year. I pray that that your link between terrorism and 7-9° is wrong.

      • praying on a personal level here too because I have Nessus at 9* in Gemini 12th house, always men behaving like the proverbials in the shadows, my Ceres is in 12th too and the men causing problems just don’t seem to have any scruples whatsoever.

  6. My ex and I got back together earlier this week and literally a day after the eclipse he has disappeared on me. We have a long distance relationship. Wtf could be going on with him. I’m even moving for him within the next few months. Hopefully it’s not me. Any chance you could check 3/16/78 (17:07) evening 5 07

  7. Hi Jamie

    It’s me again. I’ve been having a very rough time since Aug 30, worsening mood and depression and feeling a loss of whatever self connection I had built up since June this year. I am concerned the Sep 1 solar eclipse is hitting me, but I am confused because it is supposed to be working for my Jupiter which is depressed being on fixed star Zosma and square Mercury? I thought the Solar eclipse and Saturn square Neptune were working for my Juptiter? Or am I missing something?

    Also terribly worried about my health, not sure how much more stress my body can take, it’s been non stop since last October 2015 and I am doing my best to evolve and work on myself without straining my body. Not sure how much longer my fading physical stamina will hold out, there is increasing loss of immunity and stamina since a bad flu in July this year. Doing my best to eat very gealthy and get the best supplements, to sleep and rest and only exercise as much as I can manage. I know December 19 is a good time for my health due to Jupiter sextile Mars transit. Am already involved in sharing and caring work on an excellent forum online and am feeling fulfilled in helping others with compassion.

    Not sure if I will manage to make it till then, I am feeling quite weak and defeated and frightened. Terrified that the breakup this year was the last straw for my fragile physical health and I am finally feeling it hit. The docs say I need a few calm happy years with good positive things now , I have been through far too much, both body and mind have been suffering for too long without much respite from stress. Is there any hope of relief healthwise and outlookwise this sep well before the new moon on sep 30 (I know that will be good for me) ?

    My DOB is 23 Feb 1982 8:40 am New Delhi.


    • The solar eclipse is highlighting Jupiter (square Mercury). Saturn square Neptune is not making that so nice. All this fear you are feeling is because of Saturn square Neptune, exact tonight. So it will start easing off in the next week.

      • Thanks Jamie. Today has been a terrible day and I feel utterly broken, very strong urge to give up as it feels like I am being persecuted by the same people again and again for years and I can’t escape or protect myself. I am fighting the utter despair but it’s really difficult, the persecution is now aimed at my already fragile health and I feel absolutely trapped. Very disheartening as I have worked so hard to keep calm but it’s all dissolving away. I am wondering if the 16th lunar eclipse is also hitting me very hard already? Not sure how I will make it to the end of next week – praying hard! Thanks for your help

        Regards, Jas.

          • Dear Jamie,

            I just wanted to let you know that I am coming out of the insanity (finally!) that was the solar eclipse + Saturn square Neptune + lunar eclipse harvest moon . I feel I was riding an angry and unpredictable T-Rex and barely holding on for dear life as it tried to throw me off and devour me! It was like a nightmare from which I couldn’t wake up.

            I am starting to feel much better now because in my desperation I took a leap of faith and came to difficult but much needed decision. I also felt Life supporting me in the last few days because two people I trust a lot called me back to back this weekend and talked me out of my intense fear and despair, I was in very rough shape – they were so concerned and they could sense I was on the edge. They truly must be my guardian souls in this life!

            This help and my decision has brought me so much relief from the intense depression that has plagued me since last year, and things are looking brighter. I am left quite weak and exhausted by the entire ordeal, I can see the last three weeks have affected many people. I don’t think I will ever forget the words “Saturn square Neptune” for the rest of my life!!!!!! My God, what a doozy of an aspect it has been.

            I wonder what it is in my chart that makes me so very sensitive to the movement of the planets, I could actually *feel* myself losing my grip as the latest triad of eclipses started to kick in. Same thing happened in Jan/Feb and around the time of the five planet retrograde in May and June. Hard not to be frightened of the effect of the planets on me! But maybe uncondtional self love and acceptance is the antidote? I sure hope so. It has been one hell of a journey so far. I could use some quiet time to rest and recover. Thank you for helping me hang in there Jamie! ❤️

            God bless,

            • Thanks for the feedback Jas. I think anyone has the potential to really “feel” such intense planetary combinations. It can actually be, can’t find the right words, but a positive life changing experience.

            • God Bless Jas – can so relate to everything you have said. It’s Time to find and love Ourselves

    • I hear you Jas and for me, it hasn’t let up yet, indeed it just amped up again due to my past and the long term harsh aspects to my chart repeatedly battering me and deconstructing false structure on which my past was built, not that Im a bad person, just how it is and how I am intended to help and have realized through this pummelling just how much responsibility one has in relation to the privilege of the life we have been gifted with, which doesn’t always seem so, towards the end of a very long cold dark winter, yet only way to release oneself from the burden of responsibility that felt to be a curse and be the blessing intended. I know this all sounds very airy fairy and idealistic, I assure you I have been in night terror and panic attack mode now for a couple of weeks, not easy to center myself again given my circumstances. The key is although we are made to feel we have to carry the burden of responsibility for everyone sometimes, we actually do not, we all have one cross to bear (Chiron) and if we don’t choose to put down everyone elses, eventually it will come crashing down, to hopefully save our own self, to be an example of leadership and authority in our own way (Aquarian age) sadly, sometimes we find ourselves battered and bruised under a pile of rubble that we get blamed for and are expected to dig ourselves out of, forgiveness is key (Chiron/Pisces) and not in judging who deserves compassion or forgiveness, just being forgiving of all? once you have privately work through the ranting raving of anger and hatred and cried rivers of tears of sadness and the rising tide of sorrow in the way these need be expressed without hurting others and keeping that vicious cycle going. This endurance you have been experiencing, is the extremes of the worst of times with the potential to recover yourself for it in hindsight to be the best and most valuable time of your life. Hoping that helps, it isn’t easy, far from it, but so far, you are still here and so am I, it remains hopefully, doable.

      • Dear deblil,

        Thank you so much for your kind post. It did help, and I appreciate your courageous outlook on a difficult life, it is inspiring to see how strong you are to see the deeper meanings behind all the strife and suffering.

        While it is hard to remember (especially in the scary dark nights of the soul), Life is definitely a gift and a privilege, and it is a strange mix of hope and extreme hardship for some of us! The trick is figuring out how to hang in there while the storms rage. It is humbling to feel so very broken and have people help in any way they can even when they are dealing with so much themselves. So thank you for reaching out to me.

        I hope you are doing better now. If I can share with you, I was sent this video to watch, it is about a lady who had a Near death Experience and came back full of love and joy and now lives her life fearlessly and talks about the importance of uncondtional self love – no matter what is happening in your life. Her story resonated strongly with me, and gave me the strength to pick myself up after feeling so very battered this month. It might help you too , her name is Anita Moorjani and her message is one of hope. (I am unable to post the link here, but you can watch her on YouTube, just search for ‘Anita Moorjani TED talk’)

        I wish you well deblil. Sending you love and light. Regards, Jas

  8. Hanjin shipping co filed for bankruptcy on 2nd sept. Billions of dollars of cargo stuck in transit while the courts figure out how to pay the harbour fees. (North node in Virgo!!). Rippling out to other shipping companies. Doubt very much hardcore port managers will accept sweet promises in lieu of hard cash…

  9. This has threatened to be a most terrifying ordeal, from the first non eclipse eclipse through these 2 at th new and full moons, challenged with little opportunity to recover in between by “ghosts” or habitual negative energy imprints to haunt of events similar to what occurred between end of 1999 and 2003 due to them tempting me to feel defeated and doomed to repeat, to lose the little that remains from that past life of mine, however it has been the best of experiences given only a couple of supporting folk, encpuragement only, trusting me to find a way to o ervome the panic attacks and master the fear for myself. Almost there, it has been a very long and winding road home for this bee, yet I feeland hear.the humming resonance, open to seeing the steps to ne moved on. Quite strange, even for me, yet I do love a mystical adventure like most folk lol!

    • same here – im born on September the 1st and 1999 – 2003 and now 2016 have been so dark – where is the Justice – thank you so much for sharing I think you just saved my sanity – When were you born

  10. The solar eclipse conjoined my natal Chiron in my second house at exactly 9 degrees of Virgo. I can’t quite get the awakening or impact on my wounded healer.

    • Hi Georgia. Remember Chiron is not as significant as traditional planets so it is harder to detect transits to it.

  11. Hi Jamie! For me, this eclipse was…and it still is intense after a month. Much confusion. Got N.node on that degree and Saturn and Moon 1° away. The interesting thing is that on the eclipse day, my progressed Sun was at the very same eclipse degree (0° orb). What can I expect in this period?

    • Hi Madonna. I would want to see this in relation to your whole chart but see what i wrote about your stellium on Zosma. Dealing with some dark memories from the past which is causing current confusion, about who you really are and where you came from.

      • You’re right Jamie, better not to isolate one aspect and also, I noticed that every important period is marked with transits and secondary progressions combined (and never only with one of them). But in this case I was just curious about this single aspect and the meaning … It’s interesting that you said “dealing with some dark memories from the past…” because just a couple of weeks ago, transit Saturn left my 12th and entered 1st house! So the “theme song” is the same here 🙂 Besides that, now is my nodal return and my progressed Mercury (North node ruler) just entered the N. node sign. Seems like the King is coming home if I make a joke 🙂

  12. Thank you so much for this insightful page – thank god I found it – I am not an astrologer but I can completely relate to how everyone feels here – I am born on September the 1st – 1969 and in the past 12 months have endured enough to last a lifetime – but and although I cannot sense it right now – I know this is a (big) shake up into a better Self – reminds me of the fable about the frog and the scorpion

    • Hi Terina. I had not heard of this fable.
      “that what is fundamentally vicious will not change.”

      Well you are a very structured and stable person. This eclipse has activated the strongest aspect in your chart, natal Sun trine Saturn.

      • Thank you Jamie – I am an animal activist and focused on Ethics – but am too much of empath at times and have suffered because of this – frog and scorpion. Thanks : )

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