Saturday, 25 February 2017

26th February 2017 Solar Eclipse, New Moon in Pisces

On Sunday 26th February at 2:58 pm (London time) there is a Solar Eclipse, Pisces New Moon at 8 degrees. New Moons are a good time for clearing, setting new intentions or for inventing new chapters. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Neptune, South Node and Chiron will all be in Pisces which is a sweet, mutable, dreamy, sensitive sign notorious for being passive, confused or indecisive. Solar Eclipses are a powerful opportunity to harness the New Moon energy to catalyse change. A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. This Pisces Solar Eclipse is about the creative force of imagination, nostalgia (especially as conjunct the South Node) and higher consciousness. If you want to access sacred inspiration and transcend the mundane, musical or artistic sources may assist. Leonardo de Vinci and Michaelangelo were both born with their Moons in Pisces in the first decan (within 10 degrees) so are good examples to highlight the stroke of creative and imaginative genius that is possible with first Decan Moon in Pisces. It is also a mystical, spiritual New Moon which suggests to even dream, fantasise or creatively visualise new possibilities (even if undecided exactly where you want to go), is a a good start. It is important to remind you that Neptune the ruler of Pisces is a strong influence which means idealism, sensitivity, sentimentality and poetic longings are possible. With Mars, Venus and Uranus in fiery Aries in opposition to Jupiter in Libra, extreme passion, ardour or excitement may also be experienced. Mars in opposition to Jupiter could be felt as daring, go getting energy quite different to the Pisces emphasis during this Solar Eclipse. It really depends how this passionate or sexual energy is directed. Mars conjunct Uranus could be quite electric or innovative. So a 'hit' song could be written quickly, a poet or artist could be struck by 'the muse' and produce a spontaneous work of beauty or some people may simply feel restless, anticipation in the air but not know what to do with this energy, to name but a few examples.It's important to mention the potential negative side of Pisces energy ie negative escapism, victim mentality but hopefully this solar eclipse clearing will allow any one so inclined to imagine change or what they wish to break free especially with the helpful Mars, Uranus in Aries aspect.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Full Lunar Eclipse in Leo 10th February 2017 & Jupiter Retrograde in Libra 6th Feb until 9th June 2017

Jupiter turned Retrograde on Monday 6th February in Libra (planet of balance and justice) and will remain Retrograde until 9th June 2017. Remember Retrograde planets are about re visiting or going inwards, although Jupiter is an outward, future orientated planet linked to good fortune, philosophy, growth and expansion. Jupiter can be greedy, addictive, excessive or prone to exaggeration. So this Jupiter Retrograde period could be a positive time or opportunity to look within, to learn lessons with wisdom and grace, to open mindedly re evaluate our beliefs or philosophies, to recognise or re address any out of control habits which could be worked on and moved forward with, especially when Jupiter goes direct from June up until September even. Be aware though if goals are unrealistic, greedy or deceitful during this Retrograde period this could result in loss or disappointment. The Moon has been waxing for the last several days and will be at it's fullest on Friday 10th February at 22 degrees, 12.32 am UK time. It is a Full Lunar Eclipse where the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun. Lunar eclipses can be three times more powerful than a Full Moon and it's influences can potentially be experienced up to three months after. Lunar Eclipses are a great time for cathartic experiences for releasing and clearing, for cleansing and detoxifying. As always it really depends on your personal birth chart and where this Lunar Eclipse transits natally. Crazy or vivid dreams, bad sleep, extreme emotions, increased sensitivity etc is likely for most people. As Leo is a creative, proud, playful, generous, courageous, enthusiastic, organised sign, people could demonstrate these characteristics if they're effected by this Full Moon but on the flip side Leo energy can be pompous, bossy, patriotic, snobbish, conceited and ego driven. This Lunar Eclipse in Leo is in a positive grand fire trine with Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries so exciting surprises are possible (from the Moon trine Uranus) courage can be fortified (from the Moon trine Saturn) a desire for excitement, drama, innovation or rebellion is possible (from Moon trine Uranus) but overall with this Full Lunar Eclipse in Leo and Jupiter Retrograde in Libra, a drive for truth, wisdom and enlightenment will shine through for many over the coming months. There will be a Solar Eclipse in Leo on 21st August so many positive changes could occur from now until then. The next eclipse is a Solar one in Pisces on 26th February which will be a lovely healing, compassionate, intuitive one which should help many move forward after experiencing a flair up of old wounds or painful memories from the past being re opened even psychologically (Chiron conjunct South Node in Pisces)