February 2018
Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 in Aquarius at 26 degrees
There are NO planets retrograde. Everything is moving forward!

This is a very energetic month. The first few days will an increase in emotional dramas. This will more likely involve those in authority or who are in leadership roles. Another emphasis will be on children, fun, entertainment and celebrities. It will be a very busy month. There are NO FULL MOONS in February. January had two and March will have two, but none in February. There is, however, a strong New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE on the 15th, that will definitely bring many issues into focus. This is a great energy for getting things moving! The last half of the month has quieter energy which will support a more giving attitude while pushing forward. It will also bring charities and spiritual topics into play. There appears to be more concerns regarding health/insurance. PISCES, CANCER and SCORPIO will havea reason to celebrate. VIRGO, CAPRICORN and ARIES may feel exhausted, so rest. LEO and AQUARIUS will have energy to spare while TAURUS and LEO are stressed, but happy. GEMINI, LIBRA and SAGITTARIUS need relaxation and positive conversations.

Watch for unusual/unexpected earth news: Feb 2-3, 6-7, 12-14, 21-23, and 27-28

February 14th is Valentine’s Day and has tremendous energy swirling before the Solar Eclipse on the 15th. Take your time when considering love announcements! In a few days you might feel differently.

Highlights

Feb 1 – The moon is VOID from 5:58amET until 2:13pmET when it enters VIRGO. The morning may be challenging to get up and get going. By mid-afternoon, that changes. In the late afternoon or evening, perhaps getting the car washed or maybe having a manicure/pedicure will make you feel like you have not wasted the entire day! There is a wave of critical energy moving in this evening. Choose your words carefully.

Feb 2 – The moon continues in VIRGO giving us another opportune day to clean up, clean out, or simply be of service to someone else. This is a good time to “tidy up things”. Making a to-do list for the day will work wonders. PISCES really wants to just hang out.

Feb 3 – The moon shifts at 2:07am into VOID until 4:47pm when it will slide into LIBRA. This is a VOID MOON DAY. Expect the unexpected. Plan for delays. Appointments are usually rescheduled, cancelled and run late. This is a good day to “go with the flow” of how you feel. Play the lottery!

Feb 4 – The moon in LIBRA creates a time of over communicating. Construct your replies by making them short and sweet…. and stick to the facts. Once you do that, forget it. Move on. To do otherwise will only create conflict. ARIES has a tough time today. AQUARIUS finds it a pretty nice day.

Feb 5 – The moon is in LIBRA until 1:46pmET when it moves VOID until tonight at 10:56pmET when it moves into intense SCORPIO. The morning moves quickly. The afternoon not so much. Double check any appointments for after lunch as they may not happen. The energy around midday is a bit cranky.

Feb 6 – The moon in SCORPIO tones down the mental pushiness of yesterday. It is time now to pull back, listen to your intuition, and take charge of the you’re your ambition is increased. TAURUS likes the intensity but not the demanding energy of today. Allow for epiphanies or at the least brainstorming.

Feb 7 – The moon in SCORPIO continues and increases the drive for success. Be alert to the happenings around you today. Subtle messages are everywhere. Pay attention. Whatever you are doing today, you will do with passionate energy. Be kind to those who are less ambitious.

Feb 8 – The moon moved into VOID at 2:10am until 8:53amET when it rushed into the adventurous sign of SAGITTARIUS. The day is filled with the desire to travel, to visit foreign lands, to take a course of study, or maybe visit a religious retreat. Although the day is good for these things, it could also highlight law enforcement. Go light on the accelerator! GEMINI finds too much wasted time today.

Feb 9 – The moon still in SAGITTARIUS will need a little help to keep things kind and considerate. Be watchful of your tone in conversation. There is no need for being rude or overly blunt. Work on your studies, attend a seminar or take a hike in nature.

Feb 10 – The moon starts out still in SAGITTARIUS and then enters VOID at 11:38amET for the rest of the day until 9:21pmET when it moves into the responsible sign of CAPRICORN. VENUS MOVES INTO PISCES! Oddly, CAPRICORN also rules government/government employees. Hopefully, responsibilities are taken very seriously. This is always a good day to manage your credit cards, bank accounts and definitely budgets. CANCER needs time alone.

Feb 11 – The moon still in CAPRICORN brings a nice tone to the day for handling business or dealing with issues that require less emotional drama. The energy is very passionate on a romantic level. Although there is an aloofness in the air, the air can be heated up quite easily!

Feb 12 – The moon in CAPRICORN again allows time for taking care of business. Banks could make surprise announcements. Even government leaders may make surprise announcements. Keep your ears turned in!

Feb 13 – The moon shifted into VOID after midnight until this morning at 10:11amET when it entered AQUARIUS. There is a bit of a push-pull kind of energy throughout the day as the energy is building for the Solar Eclipse. Be careful with electrical things today. That includes outlets, wiring, plugs, etc. Handle all electronic equipment with extra care.

Feb 14 – The moon is in AQUARIUS and increasing the ability to “know” things. Write down your dreams. In fact, write down anything that appears odd or unusual today. This is a good day for friends so perhaps a lunch together would be nice. LEO feels threatened by the electricity in the air and should call it an early day.

Feb 15 – SOLAR ECLIPSE in AQUARIUS at 27 degrees at 4:05pm. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to SOMEONE SPECIAL! When the eclipse occurs, the moon will slide into VOID until 9:42pm when it will move into peaceful PISCES. This is an excellent day for new beginnings. Mid-morning there could be communication outages or glitches occurring. Make sure your computer etc is back up. Also, be prepared for “sudden, out of the blue” breaking news.

Feb 16 – The moon is in PISCES and brings a refreshing kind energy into play. The focus will be on health issues, children and pets, entertainers, artists and charities. This is an excellent day to visit a museum or take a walk or perhaps visit a fun attraction. Weather new may be filled with unexpected, abrupt changes i.e. an avalanche, a flood, heavy snow, etc. If you are travelling or what you do depends on the weather, double check the forecast. This is an energy that started two days ago.

Feb 17 – The moon is still in shy and forgiving PISCES. MERCURY MOVES INTO PISCES. Early morning news may bring strong energy for deception. Hopefully, many will sleep through this! The morning also has fantastic energy for communicating in ways that will be “heard”. Stay home and watch movies today. The moon moves into VOID at 5:13pmET until tomorrow morning. VIRGO is really feeling stressed now and should stick to routine activity.

Feb 18 – The moon moves into ARIES at 7:05amET, followed by the SUN MOVES INTO PISCES at 12:18pmET joining MERCURY and VENUS. The morning is slow moving but the afternoon picks up and the energy is very creative. Pay attention to your intuition as it is ramped up now. Be very careful around fires, explosives, weapons, sharp instruments and aggressive energy from others. Law enforcement and firemen should exercise extra care in dealing with domestic disputes, fires, etc.

Feb 19 – The moon is again in ARIES and brings the alert that activities that could cause head injuries should be postponed until tomorrow or later. The likelihood there could be a head injury today (and even yesterday) is high. This is a good day to move forward and accomplish so many things. Just keep everything in moderation. LIBRA feels overloaded and drained, but exercise is a great way to turn the tables.

Feb 20 – The moon enters VOID at 6:11amET until this afternoon at 2:12pmET when it enters the sensual and psychic sign of TAURUS. During the VOID timeframe, expect the unexpected! This is a rather lucky time so enter a raffle, play the lottery or perhaps just enjoy the blessings of the day! SCORPIO finds enjoyment today in spite of it all.

Feb 21 – The moon is in TAURUS and our desires are enhanced! This is a great day for enjoying a really nice lunch or dinner. Treat yourself, just do not go overboard! There is an energy in the air that brings sweetness in romance. Enjoy every minute of it. Music and luxury are key words for today. On a mundane level, count your money. Make sure everything is within budget.

Feb 22 – The moon in TAURUS moves quickly into VOID at 6:40amET and remains VOID all day until 7:07pmET when it bounces into GEMINI. During a VOID moon it seems to take twice as long to get half as much done, so use the time wisely. It is also a time for unexpected things to happen, and could be lucky. Expect delays. Communications could be a challenge today. Hopefully, there will be no outages!

Feb 23 – The moon in GEMINI loves to conversate. It is time to respond to all those voice mails, emails, text messages, etc. Catch up! Be aware, however, that confusion could develop if you try to do too many things at the same time. You are great at multi-tasking but… a word to the wise. SAGITTARIUS feels completely out of sorts today. Find a corner and stay there until this passes!

Feb 24 – The moon is still in GEMINI until 2:56pmET when it slides into VOID until tonight at 10:06pmET when it enters CANCER. So, the morning is chatty and great for communication and the afternoon has delays and rescheduling. What a day. If you are travelling today, double check reservations.

Feb 25 – The moon in CANCER has everyone feeling more sensitive. Be careful with what you say and how you say it as the day is filled with conflicting energy. Ugh. Not the easiest day and that is especially true for CAPRICORN. If you can stay home and putter around the house or maybe take a few movies, it may work better.

Feb 26 – The moon still in CANCER until tonight at 11:42pmET and the feelings are edgy. Everyone seems to be finding their emotional safety nets. There is an energy that brings out the desire to protect those things you care about. Use it positively and this should be a good day to get a lot of work done, especially physical work.

Feb 27 – The moon moved into LEO overnight. Leo loves the spotlight and to have a good time. This is an excellent day for both. Dramatic displays are likely both on a personal note and in the news. Take care of your health and find a way to soak up a little sunshine today. AQUARIUS tends to shy away from all the activities today as the energy is building for a full moon on March 1.

Feb 28 – The moon in LEO closes out this short month of February. There is testy energy late in the day but overall the energy today is one of story-telling, egos bumping, children playing and music playing. Have fun today if you can. Allow others to walk in the spotlight. Gambling within reason is on tap. Tomorrow will be March 1 and a full moon so watch those overloaded emotions!

Moon Cycles

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses

Jan 31, 2018 - Lunar Eclipse in Leo 11 degrees
Feb 15, 2018 - Solar Eclipse in Aquarius 27 degrees
July 13, 2018 - Solar Eclipse in Cancer 20 degrees
July 27, 2018 - Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 4 degrees

Retrograde Planets

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood, or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Uranus Retrograde, in Aries, turns DIRECT January 2, 2018
It rules the sign of Aquarius, electricity, automobiles, electronics, assassination attempts, earthquakes, radio and TV, unpredictable events, astrology, Bohemia, and Russia to name a few. When it is retrograde, Uranus gives the topics and also countries that it rules, time for review, reconsideration. It also holds back some of its strength in order to allow for this. That is a blessing as it calms the impulsive, aggressive energy that being in the sign of Aries can bring. With this return to full steam, it will begin it’s exit from Aries where it has been for the past seven years.

Transiting Planets

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of “feeling good” days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good “connection”. Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through:

Jupiter continues in Scorpio until November 2018 when it enters Sagittarius
Jupiter moves the fastest of the slower moving planets, staying only approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. It has the ability to make things bigger or expanded or exaggerated. This can be positive or negative depending on what is being affected! I hope you feel and receive the blessings of positive energy. Go back to 2006 and 2007. Is there anything memorable? This will give you an idea of how this energy of Jupiter in Scorpio/Sagittarius unfolded for you. Hopefully, if that was a negative time for you, you learned something and can use this upcoming year in a positive way! We will discuss the move into Sagittarius later in the year.

Saturn in Capricorn
The last time Saturn was in CAPRICORN was the end of 1988 into early 1991. It takes about 2.5 years for it to transit one sign. After leaving Sagittarius, Saturn is now ready to help. Capricorn sun signs, Capricorn ascendants and those with personal planets in Capricorn, with structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. It is also important to note that Capricorn rules government. Those with birthdays the end of December will feel the energy first and it will rock back and forth over your birthday for a year before moving on to those Capricorn born in January. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our lives. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, Venus, mars) will have endurance energy/longevity. It is also possible for the negative side to come forth. It can feel like heavy responsibilities! So be sure of what you are committing to under this transit. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Capricorn, have personal planets in Capricorn, have Capricorn rising, or have Capricorn on your work/health house (6th). If you have personal planets in the sign of Cancer from 1 to 10 degrees, Saturn will, at some point during 2018, create an opposing energy. This can bring commitments into the limelight, physical limitations, extra responsibilities or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome – even depressing - when Saturn is in your sun sign or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus in Aries until May 2018
Uranus is direct on Jan 02, 2018 and begins its final push through the late degrees of ARIES as it prepares to enter TAURUS. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 24 -30 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will touch that planet before June 2018. Libra sun signs born Oct 18-24 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as assertive or exciting as those born after April 14 in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! While finishing up ARIES, Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini while still pushing the limit with Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces until 2025
Neptune will transit from 11 degrees to 16 degrees Pisces. Mid-year, it reaches 16 degrees and then retrogrades back to 14 degrees at the end of 2018. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose-colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto in Capricorn until 2024
Pluto will transit 18, 19, 20 degrees of Capricorn in 2018. Those born Jan 8-12, Apr 7-11, Jul 9-14 and Oct 11-15 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 18-20 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2018, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

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