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The emotional barometer is at peak as February begins, thanks to the super blue-blood total lunar eclipse in Leo of January 31, the first eclipse of 2018. This lunar eclipse, and the partial solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15 hold exceptional creative potency. Both offer tremendous opportunity to move onto a fresh page.
Both offer tremendous opportunity to move onto a fresh page. There are two ways this can happen, through fruition or through jettisoning you up and over the brink. Something unresolved from 12 years ago may revisited. Ceres connected to the eclipse features matters to do with family, mother, home,
The partial solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15 involves Mercury and Juno, the contract asteroid, in Aquarius. A key person could be a major player or newsmaker. The eclipse can set a contract of significance, karmic or actual, into play.
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
The total super blue blood lunar eclipse (Jan 31) has likely thrust you into something unexpected. Sometimes it is necessary to bust it wide open so that you can move it forward/reinvent the wheel. Mercury, Venus and the sun in Aquarius call for added level of detachment to make room for a fresh and better perspective. Too, the trio offer the opportunity to break new ground regarding a relationship, money making, or a creative project. A lifestyle change or repair project hits a fast-track too.
What is brought to life or swept away by the total lunar eclipse sets the stage for the solar eclipse fresh page of February 15. This eclipse (and the lunar eclipse of Jan 31) are partnered with the previous set of eclipses; they bring to life all that has been in the works since last August.
The solar eclipse in Aquarius of Feb 15 sets the future into play in some dynamic, sudden, unexpected, radical, and/or karmic way. This eclipse has major shock value to it. Mercury and Juno, the contract asteroid, are teamed up with the eclipse. Watch for a public or political figure or organization to be a striking newsmaker; the weather could be too. Watch for an announcement, exceptional news, a key event, a birth or death to claim headlines. Someone of significance (a friend, agent, sibling or other family member, lover) to be a major catalyst for this eclipse. Someone could burst onto the scene or take a sudden exit. This eclipse sets the stage for a complete lifestyle overhaul, for a radical departure from the past, for a bright, even exceptional, new chapter to begin. Something that once looked promising may bite the dust, but on the other hand, a true potential gains a strong momentum. Miracles can happen when you least expect them. Something outside of the box, that you may have thought “never in a billion years” may be an ideal prospect/very much worth taking on.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
Bringing you up to speed in some undeniable and non-negotiable way, the recent lunar eclipse (Jan 31) is likely to have awakened something very potent inside of you. The eclipse is also likely to have prompted (or confronted you with) a new reality base-line, a new bottom line need or impetuous, or a complete personal or professional life overhaul. Perhaps the eclipse action has come at you from an unexpected source.
Whether jarring, radical, or exciting, change is for the best. Now that the reality has gotten your attention, it is not a time to minimize its importance, or to sweep it under the carpet. Aim to stay a step ahead and stay on the lookout for something more to speed you along.
The solar new moon eclipse in Aquarius on Feb 15 is only a partial eclipse, but don’t under-estimate its ability to completely shift your thinking and your awareness, to alter your reality. Mercury and Juno, the contract asteroid, are teamed up with the eclipse. Watch for someone or something out of the blue to be an instrumental catalyst for what happens next. The eclipse can be liberating or freeing in some unexpected way. It can accelerate a legal or court issue, advance matters with an authority figure or official, or prompt a significant bank transaction.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
It calls upon courage, it dials up risk. The recent super total blue blood lunar eclipse (Jan 31) has put both into play in some dynamic way. There’s no guarantee and there’s no ability to control, but both the lunar eclipse just passed and the solar eclipse coming up on Feb 15 put opportunity into action. It’s up to you to recognize it as such. Show up for yourself, show up out there too.
Venus leaves Aquarius for Pisces on Feb 10, but Mercury, continuing in Aquarius to Feb 17 keeps you quick on the ball.
The solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15 can produce something exciting, perhaps even exceptional. A special event, synchronistic meet-up or piece of news can give you plenty to talk about. Someone or something unexpected could be instrumental in setting the future on its course. Mercury in Aquarius and Juno aligned with the eclipse increase the sense of fate or destiny regarding all new adventures.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
Pushing the refresh button in some dynamic way, February starts with a super total lunar eclipse in Leo just out the gate. Whether you feel revitalized, upended, max’d out, or pushed to the brink, the lunar eclipse of Jan 31 and the solar eclipse in Aquarius coming up on February 15 are aimed at breaking you out of inertia and giving you a new reason to not just survive, but to live and to thrive.
You may not have much choice in the matter but know that opportunity is on the rise. Both eclipses can make for a wild ride regarding intimate relationships, finances (earning potentials, debt, inheritances, divorce issues, etc.) and contracts (karmic, actual). Yes, the risk factor is significant, but so too the potential reward. Once the threshold is crossed, there is no turning back, only moving/jettisoning forward. Don’t waste a moment, the eclipses are built for speed, not for comfort!
LEO July 22 – August 22
If you are born at the start of August, you will have taken a big hit from the recent total lunar eclipse (Jan 31). That is not to say any Leo (or anyone else for that matter) is except. Each in our own way, we are all feeling it big time!
The lunar eclipse illuminates and/or shakes up matters pertaining to a key relationship. Often an eclipse holds an element of the unexpected, the disruptive, or the jarring. That is doubly true when Aquarius planets are involved. This recent eclipse has likely served as a wake-up call and/or to help you to shatter through a sound barrier (yours or theirs). Hopefully you’ll gain better insight into what’s in your heart, what you have been dealing with and/or creating.
From the first of the month through mid month, aim to move yourself to higher ground, to get clearer on what or whom is in your best interests, to get the dust settled on what was kick up earlier in the month.
The solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15 will be particularly catapulting if you are born near/at the end of Leo (Aug 19 – 22) but of course, as stated above, none of us are immune. Expect the unexpected, this eclipse can thrust you into a whole new social, financial, or relationship reality. From one extreme to another, this eclipse could take you on a wild ride. Mercury in Aquarius and Juno, the contract asteroid, are major contributors. Karmic destiny is at peak. Watch for someone to make a striking entrance or exit. At the very least, watch for a special event or some added excitement to come your way.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
Start of the month places you on an improvement upswing. Health can be on a good move-along too. Make full use of the opportunities of the moment, they’ll set the next step or stage into play.
The total lunar eclipse (Jan 31) has likely brought something buried to the surface. Even if it has been jarring or disruptive, the purpose of this exposure is to move it to higher ground. It’s a process, so ride with it/let it unfold, but don’t deny it or stuff it back down, deal with it openly, consciously, and deliberately. There’s still much that is still hidden from view or beyond your access right now, but you’ll get a handle on it in due course.
The partial solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15 can change your day to day reality in some dynamic, perhaps, sudden or exceptional way. It can be an auspicious time to start a new job, speciality, line of work, health treatment, to sign a contract, to begin a major lifestyle change. The unexpected is on ready trigger, so please do not take any risks with transportation, health, physical activity, sexual encounters, food, drugs, medicines, or money. Accidents, ruptures, breakdowns, or repairs can happen too. When an inkling or warning signal gets your attention, pay heed. Mercury in Aquarius is a major contributor to the solar eclipse (the lunar eclipse too). You could be directly or indirectly impacted by another. It could be a sibling, neighbour, colleague, agent, advisor, specialist, employee, or co-worker. You may be called up to fill a vacancy or to step in when someone else can’t participate or do the job. Another’s loss may be your gain.
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
As February opens, the total super full moon of Jan 31 is still in high gear. A new reality has likely made its presence known in some dynamic, likely unexpected, way. If it has produced a lucky strike or an exceptional opportunity, go for it with all your heart or wallet. Use the springboard to your benefit; take the ball and run with it.
If it has produced a shockwave, give yourself extra time to process it. As the start of February unfolds, more is revealed. February 3 to 6, Venus, your ruler, is in high gear with first Jupiter then Uranus. Nothing is small or insignificant about this move along time! Feb 5, you can hit a good communication stride. Use this day to connect, discuss, and to smooth-out rough edges.
The eventful solar eclipse in Aquarius on Feb 15 can also produce the exceptional, the liberating, the radical, or out of the blue. Someone special could show up or take an exit too. This is an excellent, even auspicious time for personal, material, relationship, and lifestyle reinvention. Don’t hesitate to try your luck on something or someone new. You could find yourself taking on something radically different than what you have anticipated, have known, or have created in the past. The eclipse could produce a special event, a stroke of genius, or exceptional synchronicity. It could blow you away in some striking way. Aligned with Mercury and Juno in Aquarius, this eclipse could bring someone special into your life or see someone take a sudden exit. Juno can deliver a contract, karmic or actual. Expect whatever fires up to move along a rapid track.
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
Congratulations if the total super full moon eclipse (Jan 31) has singled you out in some happy, lucrative, or special way. Perhaps it has brought you to a career or personal life high. Perhaps it has delivered good news.
This eclipse and the partial solar eclipse of February 15 aim to jettison your personal or professional life in some bust-up-the-concrete way. A major contract is in the works, actual or karmic in nature. Something from your past can be brought to new life or get taken up a great big notch. Noting that Mercury is a key player for the solar eclipse (the lunar eclipse too), it is possible that someone from your past could be instrumental regarding how you build it forward from here.
February’s eclipses are the springboard for that which has been on brew/in the works since the last set of eclipses in August. The solar eclipse can signify the end of a process or stage and the start of a next or new phase.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
Feeling a fresh boost of physical energy, inspiration, or get up and go? Mars has recently entered Sagittarius and will continue in your sign through the middle of March. Use this transit to explore more and to go further.
February opens with the total lunar eclipse in Leo (Jan 31), taking you through a consciousness raising, awakening and/or reviving process that unfurls over the day and weeks that follow. This eclipse and the partial solar eclipse of February 15 bring you to the next phase of that which was set in motion last August during the last set of eclipses. The total lunar eclipse in Leo is a journey of heart to be sure. Think back to 12 years ago. There may be some recall/reclaiming/further processing to do from that time. The eclipse is especially generating for Sagittarius born at the start of December.
The partial solar eclipse on February 15 is particularly notable for Sagittarius folk born on or near Dec 19. Favouring communicators, educators, creators, and lovers, it’s an excellent transit for taking your ideas to a whole new level. Destiny is in the making. A flash of inspiration, an intuitive hit, or an instant connection with someone or something is worth jumping on/can springboard you in some significant and exciting way. Watch for a key someone to light a spark/jump start you or to act an instrumental catalyst for what happens next. Mercury and Juno aligned with the eclipse can launch a relationship contract, karmic or actual.
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
Something major stirring inside of you or triggering you? If it hasn’t quite hit the full light of day yet, it will soon enough! February begins with the lunar eclipse (Jan 31) kicking it up a big notch. Mercury, freshly into Aquarius, adds an extra traction too.
Watch for more to unfold in the first few days of the month. The total lunar eclipse brings the emotions into better focus. Objectivity serves your well. Are you getting your needs met? How can you show up for yourself in a new and more liberated way? Your soul is clamouring for a fresh page. This recent eclipse and the solar eclipse on Feb 15 are both focused on major improvement in matters of heart and wallet. Both set the stage for something new to begin. Before that happens, something must be addressed and jettisoned if its in the way.
The solar eclipse in Aquarius on Feb 15 can see you tap resources you didn’t know you had. This eclipse can be auspicious for new financial opportunities and investments, or a major lifestyle overhaul. You could find yourself suddenly set free/liberated. Perhaps there’s a relevancy to 12 years ago. Too the eclipse could produce something or someone out of the blue. Risk is in the mix, but don’t let it stop you. Something innovative, cutting edge or outside of the box could be the it ticket. Mercury aligned with the eclipse could see someone act as a key catalyst to what happens next. Stay open, stay game; grab opportunity with both hands; reinvent when you get the chance.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
If you are born on or near either of the eclipses (total lunar Jan 31; partial solar Feb 15) then you are in for a stand-out year ahead.
The lunar eclipse of Jan 31 will continue to roll itself out over the first week or two of February. Feb 3, 4 can get you up and rolling in some opportune way. It’s a good weekend to socialize, connect, and share. As of Feb 10, Venus will leave Aquarius for Pisces, but you’ll sill have Mercury in Aquarius to keep those fresh ideas and conversations going strong through Feb 17.
Both the lunar eclipse and solar eclipse are trigger points for the eclipses from last August. The past six months has been a seeding and stage time of greater than average potency. You may or may not be fully aware of all that has been on brew, but rest assured when the soul is ready, destiny turns on the light.
A lunar eclipse brings an important relationship or personal life matter to a peak. The solar eclipse marks an auspicious time to take a full dive into something brand new.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
One eclipse down, another to go. The super blue-blood total eclipse of Jan 31 is still making its way through the ethers of a creative process that has been in the works for the past six months. This eclipse spotlights your job and service sector; also matters to do with health, self improvement, fix-it and upgrade projects (self is included at the top of that list.)
As the first few days of February unfold, the total eclipse can reveal a lucrative potential or opportunity that has not yet seen the full light of day. It is likely that the “work in progress” is something that is near and dear to your heart. There is no better time than right now to go for it with all your heart.
The solar eclipse of February 15 lights up the area of your chart where yet unrealized potentials sit waiting for their time is ripe moment. Watch for a great inspiration, a brainstorm, your creative genius to kick into play. When it does, don’t dawdle! Take the ball and run with it! You stand to gain something you will truly treasure. With Mercury in Aquarius and Juno in Aquarius as instrumental players, watch for something out of the blue, something exciting, perhaps exceptional, and most definitely karmic in nature, to give you wings.