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Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase


Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Libra

Solar Eclipse in Aquarius – Breaking Out

When she transformed into a butterfly,
the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty,
but of her weirdness.
They wanted her to change back into what she always had been.
But she had wings.
Dean Jackson, The Poetry of Oneness


This partial solar eclipse at 27 degrees Aquarius is like a brilliant opening in the universe.  The February 15 solar eclipse is part of the Saros Series 1 South that started on August 24, 1729.  This family of eclipses has the nature of the New Moon with Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.  The eclipse family brings this ancient energy into the present day.  If this eclipse falls prominently in your birth chart, it will bring you new ideas (Mercury), optimism (Jupiter) and the urge to take action (Mars).  Keep these energies in mind as we look at the current eclipse chart.

The chart for this solar eclipse shows:

 

 

Sun and Moon conjunct at 27 degrees Aquarius.

Mercury conjunct the eclipse at 25 degrees Aquarius.

Uranus at 25 degrees of Aries in sextile to Mercury and the eclipse.

Pluto in Capricorn sextile Jupiter at 22 degrees of Scorpio.

Part of Fortune 11 degrees Leo (same degree as January 31, 2018 eclipse).

Mars at 12 degrees Sagittarius square Neptune at 13 degrees Pisces.

 

 

Do you see how this Aquarius solar eclipse has some of the same energy as the very first eclipse in this Saros series with a little extra added?

 

Putting all this together, this eclipse is a message from the universe to breakout, breakthrough, awaken, and to express originality, innovation and independence.  It is the cosmos signal to you that it is time to break out of your cocoon despite what the naysayers might believe.  Altogether, this is fantastic energy for breaking out of a rut and moving boldly toward your hopes and wishes. 

 

The downside is that this energy can upset your natural rhythms leading to hyperactivity and insomnia.  Also, be aware that because Uranus is sextile Mercury and the Sun/Moon, expect the unexpected.  Startling events and news of such events can happen out of the blue.  Possible water news such as flooding and tsunami warnings (Neptune) could be in the news.  Follow up events that happened around June 21, 2017, could be revived at this time.

 

The best way to handle this intense, yet exciting, energy is to:

 

  • Pay attention to and listen to sudden insights that appear to you out of the blue.
  • Realize that startling news can surface at any time.
  • Stay loose and go with the flow.
  • Always keep your goals in mind.
  • Let go of what is no longer serving you. Be ready for new opportunities.

 

Due to Uranus, this eclipse can be volatile.  Uranus is a wild-card planet that cannot be predicted.  But it can also bring surprising insights and opportunities.  Solar eclipses are about letting go of what is no longer serving you.  Clearing your life of unnecessary and unhelpful influences will allow you to take of advantage of any new opportunities that come your way.

You might also enjoy my post on the Janury 31, 2018, total lunar eclipse in Leo.

Learn how the February 15 eclipse will affect you by taking advantage of my eclipse reading special.  Only $55 for each one-half hour reading or $110 for a one-hour reading.  That is a 20% saving over my normal rate. You must book your eclipse reading by February 15, 2018 in order to be eligible for the discount.  Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

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Eclipse in Leo January 31, 2018

Don’t be afraid of shadows that hide the light.  They can only eclipse it for such a short time. — RoxanaJones.com


The first eclipse of 2018 is a blue Moon that is also a super moon and a total lunar eclipse. This is a phenomena that last occurred 150 years ago.
This full moon lunar eclipse is at 12 degrees Leo in opposition to the Sun at 12 degrees Aquarius.  The energy of this eclipse is focused on individuation (Leo) versus pleasing and acquiescing to the group (Aquarius).  Remember, the group can be one or two others or a city, state, country or world.Like the Full Moon that we experienced earlier this month, this full moon eclipse is opposite Venus.

  • The Moon represents our needs, our emotions and our survival instincts.
  • Venus represents our love nature, how we give and receive love and our money and resources.

The Moon and Venus in opposition set up a tug of war between our needs and the needs of others that we are in relationship with.

The Leo Moon also has to do with how we express ourselves, how we allow our creative urge and how we let ourselves play (or not).

Because the eclipse is quincunx Neptune (150 degrees apart) you could feel a temporary loss of self and/or a deep well of emotion that doesn’t make rational sense.  The best bet is to let the feelings come without judgment.  We are being cleansed and awakened because we all have a lot of important work to do in 2018.  Humanity needs us, the planet needs us and the clearer and more focused we are the more we can help.

Because the Moon rules the sign of Cancer, all full Moons speak to women, mothering, emotions and home.

The 2018 women’s march is scheduled for January 20, 2018, ten days before this eclipse.  Because there is a heightened awareness of women’s issues, this total lunar eclipse could bring even more stories in the news about women’s issues, sexual harassment issues and a debate on women’s place in the home, the workplace and politics.

In addition, the moon in this total lunar eclipse is conjunct Ceres the dwarf planet that rules fertility, the uterus and the stomach. Negatively, she is associated with feelings of abandonment or unworthiness.  The symbol for Ceres is shown in the chart below right next to the Moon.  It looks like a backwards question mark with a line drawn the base.

Moon conjunct Ceres triggers issues around women’s sexuality and reproduction rights.  This harbinger of the 2018 energy is setting the stage for more discussion around those issues.

Watch for debates around single parenthood, transgender and gay parenthood.  This eclipse will usher in a time of heated debate all through 2018 around who has control of our bodies, our children and our sexuality.

This eclipse will be felt the most by those who have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars at approximately 7 to 17 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius).

Look to the houses in your chart where:

  • the lunar eclipse falls (Moon in Leo),
  • the house that is opposite the Moon (Sun in Aquarius),
  • the squares to the eclipse (Taurus and Scorpio),

to understand in what area of life this eclipse will affect you.  The following chart shows the eclipse for New York City, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next eclipse is a partial solar eclipse on February 15, 2018 in the sign of Aquarius.

Find out how the January 31 and February 15 eclipses will affect you by taking advantage of my eclipse reading special. Only $60 for each one-half hour reading or $290 for a package covering all 5 eclipses. You must book your eclipse reading by January 30, 2018 in order to be eligible for the discount. Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us

Astrology Transits August 2017

“When we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” ― Julia Gregson, East of the Sun

Lunar Eclipse

 

 

Two eclipses and the change into retrograde motion of both Mercury and Uranus highlight a month of awe-inspiring heavenly movement.

 

 

 

 

 

Uranus stationed retrograde on August 2 at 28 degrees Aries and finishes its retrograde on January 2, 2018 at 24 degrees Aries.  Planetary effects become stronger during their retrograde period because the energy is more concentrated.  It is significant that Uranus begins its retrograde exactly trine to the solar eclipse in Leo on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo.

 

Look for upsets of all kinds, whether perceived as “good” or “bad.”  Insights and creative ideas are overflowing and abundant.  In a word, “expect the unexpected!”

 

Jupiter in Libra forms an exact square with Pluto in Capricorn on August 4.  Though the square is exact on August 4th and is extra strong, this aspect will be with us until 2020.  It will be felt more at some times than others.  Both Jupiter and Pluto are big players in reshaping our reality.

 

When the planet of optimism (Jupiter) forms a challenging aspect to the planet of transformation (Pluto) there is a uptick in our motivations and ambitions, along with a greater chance of running into resistance from others.  You might find that people are in your face much more than usual. This square provides an excellent time to repair, refurbish and rebuild all kinds of things.

 

Pluto gives you the ability to stand up for what you believe is right, but can also make you too set in your ways when it comes to your beliefs.  Because of this, legal conflicts (Jupiter) can explode and/or escalate.  Think before you act.  Watch for new and expanding social consciousness platforms to manifest during this aspect.  Jupiter likes to see the bright side, while Pluto wants to show the dark underbelly.  It should be interesting!

 

The Lunar eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius on August 7 begins the show.  In general, the Moon in Aquarius is a time to allow startling insights and inventive thoughts to enter your mind without censure.  It is a time to lighten the load mentally, physically and spiritually.  Fiery, action-oriented Mars is conjunct the Sun and in opposition to the Moon on the eclipse date.

 
Mercury retrograde begins on August 12 at 11 degrees Virgo.  It completes its retrograde motion on September 5 when it will station direct at 28 degrees Leo.  Mercury turns direct right on the solar eclipse degree addling a fated, karmic quality that makes this Mercury retrograde uncommonly important.  Your efforts to redo, rework, repair, heal and to let go of outworn/outgrown ideas, objects and people are especially significant during the month of August.

 

 






US total solar eclipse on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo.

Use the time between the lunar and solar eclipse to tune into your higher self to take advantage of this special time when the mystic veils are parted. You may find that you are able to contact divine guidance as never before.

 

 

The planetary picture for this eclipse is:
  • Sun and Moon conjunct
  • Sun and Moon trine Uranus
  • Sun and Moon conjunct Regulus, the fixed Star of Royalty
  • Ascendant trine the Part of Fortune
  • Mars Sextile Jupiter and Trine Uranus
  • Jupiter trine Saturn
  • Jupiter square Pluto

Some possible influences are:

  • High creativity
  • Important insights
  • Being given leadership roles
  • Being removed from leadership roles
  • High accomplishment, but with opposition from others
  • Unexpected events both “good” and “bad”
  • Forward movement around business, beginning to manifest after September 15.

 
Events that happened around May 9 and the end of May 2017 may have foreshadowed the events of this solar eclipse. Something that was put in place around that time could manifest around the time of the eclipse though the energy often does not completely manifest until later.

 
Eclipses act as wild cards so there is always an element of the unknown. The eclipse effect will vary considerably depending on your own birth chart. It will primarily affect those with the Sun, Moon or planets in the signs of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus. Those with planets or angles in the late degrees of Leo/Aquarius will be affected most strongly.

 
Saturn turns direct on August 26 trine the North Node. I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. Saturn retrograde has delayed key projects from moving forward and has brought a feeling of tiredness and even depression.

 
With the eclipses ushering in a new dynamic and the great task master (Saturn) turning direct, I expect the energy to noticeably change by September 15.

 
If you need help interpreting this life-changing eclipse, contact me for an astrology reading at a special eclipse reading rate.

Solar Eclipse in Pisces February 26, 2017

 

“One day the sun admitted I am just a shadow.

I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence

That has cast my brilliant image!

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness

The Astonishing Light Of your own Being!”

~ Hafez

 

 

The lunar eclipse that you just experienced was all fire, activity, bluster and chaos.  It was meant to push you into action and to throw off stagnant ball and chains that have been holding you back.  It wasn’t pleasant in some cases, but it was effective.

The portals to higher knowledge from other realms are opened wide at the time between two eclipses.  Be aware of your dreams, psychic intuition and synchronicity at this time.

The solar eclipse of February 26 is still full of fiery, feisty energy and hard aspects due to the ongoing cardinal squares.  We have Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries square:

  • Pluto in Capricorn and
  • Jupiter in Libra.

Jupiter retrograde at the time of this eclipse conveys a need for truth, particularly your own truth.  Jupiter retrograde is reflected in the news stories of this time.  Almost every day there is a news story about truth or the lack thereof.  Jupiter retrograde is truly in full force and effect at this time.

Saturn is trine Uranus establishing a helpful energy connection between the two planets.  I interpret this to mean taking responsibility (Saturn) amid aggression (Mars), chaos and unexpected zingers from the cosmos (Uranus).

What is really interesting is that Saturn is right on the galactic center of our solar system at the time of the eclipse.  Whooee!  What a cosmic message!  These are challenging times but they are also important times.  I have come to believe that the uncertainty of the present is part of the grand plan.  Saturn on the galactic center at the time of this eclipse is confirmation that there is more going on in our universe than we are able to grasp at this time.  The questions are:  “Can we rise to the challenge?”  and “How should we rise to the challenge?”

Jupiter retrograde has an answer.  The more we can recognize and follow our own unique, personal truth the easier it will be to navigate these rocky times.  The eclipse chart is shown below.

 

 

 

Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces on February 26, 2017, New York, NY at 9:58:18 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Looking closer at this eclipse chart, we see that there is a beautiful, peaceful side to this eclipse as evidenced by the abundance of lovely, compassionate, healing Pisces energy.  The Sun and Moon in Pisces indicate that our emotions and soul (Moon) are communicating with our Piscean ideals and peaceful intentions (Sun).  All we have to do is listen (Mercury in Pisces).  The South Node in Pisces denotes the past and the ability to let go of old hurts and to bring in the healing energy of Chiron in Pisces.

What I really like about this Pisces solar eclipse is that the rolling Pisces stellium gives way to the charged energy of Venus, Mars and Uranus in Aries.  There is stellar guidance here for us earthlings.  Tune into our loving, compassionate self (Pisces) and then take this peaceful energy (Pisces) out into the world in an unusual, unexpected (Uranus) warrior-like (Mars) way.

Finally, Pluto’s square to Uranus speaks to unlimited powers of transformation (Pluto) and the ability to be trend-setting, inventive and even a little bit eccentric (Uranus) in achieving our high goals.

All the signs will feel this eclipse, but it has a special message for you Piscean folks.  It is absolutely time for you to begin new ventures and to step boldly forward toward achieving what you want and need.

Solar eclipses are about new beginnings.  They are about the darkness before the glorious new light.  And, yes, they are about finding the amazing light of your own being!  Use the energy and the challenge of the squares and this special eclipse to push you toward finding your truth so that you can shine ever brighter!

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