February is loaded with eclipse energy and the planet Jupiter enters Retrograde the first week until June. Jupiter rules foreign affairs, military, legislations, judges, Supreme court, world trade, publishing and higher education/educators. These topics may be in the spotlight this month in a very unusual way. Watch for developments a few days on either side of each eclipse. Of course remember that Valentine’s Day is the 14th!
There is a need for patience and understanding in the world this month as moving forward too quickly has many challenges. MARS, known for being aggressive, will be joined by VENUS in February, toning down some of that energy. Oddly, mid-month has a passionate energy that creates a peaking of this union of opposite energies. Be cautious in any activity that involves your head (includes eyes, ears etc). The stock market, all money accounts, will see strong activity – both ways.
The earth is rumbling this month bringing the possibility of major weather/earth events including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It seems this is more likely toward the last 10 days. The end of February brings a foggy outlook with deception likely. This includes decisions made in haste that are not clearly defined. Be doubly cautious around or in water, ice, and snow.
Full Moon: Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE: Feb 10 in LEO at 22 degrees
New Moon: New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE: Feb 26 in PISCES at 8 degrees
Feb 01 – The month begins with the moon in assertive ARIES. Head injuries/headaches are common so be careful. There is a very positive flow of energy that should be used to “make things happen” today! The auto industry may make headlines.
Feb 02 - The moon is in ARIES until 11:50amET when it enters VOID until tonight at 8:50PM. It will then move into steady TAURUS. The morning is downright yucky! But as the day goes on, it gets better, thankfully. LIBRA sun signs: take deep breaths throughout the day!
Feb 03 – The moon is in TAURUS today and is joined by its ruler: VENUS. This combined energy brings a heightened intuition. Pay attention to your “gut” feelings, intuition today. A sudden attraction to someone or something will bring a smile to your face today. SCORPIO withdraws feeling the need to be alone and quiet today.
Feb 04 – The moon continues in TAURUS and encourages security both personal and business. Now is a good day to doublecheck all credit card balances and bank accounts to make sure everything is in order. The only caution today is “moderation in all things” especially rich foods and drinks. Wait on major purchases for a few days. The moon moves into VOID at 5:42ET and then enters GEMINI at 11:44pmET.
Feb 05 – The moon in GEMINI is excellent for conversations as long as we allow others to also speak! If you are a writer, today is a good day to accomplish a lot of writing. Speaking engagements usually go well under this energy. If you enjoy weight lifting exercise, please be extra careful today to avoid injury to arms/chest area. SAGITTARIUS might find today way too distracting. If so, stop and rest. This is SUPER BOWL Sunday!! May it be one for the history books!
Feb 06 - The moon continues in youthful acting GEMINI. The planet JUPITER retrogrades in the early AM and remains retrograde until June 10th! Today may have a bit of crazy energy popping here and there. It will settle tomorrow so RELAX. This is a good day to have conversations with children or teachers. The moon enters VOID at 5:53pmET for overnight. SAGITTARIUS is feeling testy!! Exercise, exercise!
Feb 07 - The moon enters CANCER early AM. MERCURY enters AQUARIUS bringing a burst of fresh thoughts/ideas. This is an emotionally sensitive day, a day for nurturing others (or yourself). Book a massage, cook a great dinner at home, donate to a good cause and reach out to those you care about. Enjoy the day by remembering no one is perfect.. love unconditionally.
Feb 08 - The moon continues in caring CANCER until late afternoon at 5pmET when it enters VOID. The energy is not easy throughout the day with bumps and blips here and there. Stay focused on your task lists and goals. Keep a lower profile. Expect the unexpected in the evening. CAPRICORN shrugs off the overly emotional tones to the day. Still, the energy is overflowing building for the Lunar Eclipse on the 10th!
Feb 09 – The moon moves into LEO at 4:41amET and really wants the light to shine on those in power today! Entertainers are in the news as well as our leaders. The energy is overall positive even if the late afternoon energy takes some by surprise! AQUARIUS should seek out friends with like minds today! Emotions are high and sensitive.
Feb 10 – LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO at 22 degrees at 7:33pm. With a LEO moon eclipse, expect energies to be demanding of recognition and power. With such a powerful day for our leaders, expect headliner news especially late in the afternoon today. This is not a day for haircuts and it has nothing to do with our new President! It’s simply that you may not like your hairstyle when it’s done!
Feb 11 - The moon enters VOID at 0:52am until 8:52amET when it moves into the picky sign of VIRGO. It is a decent energy day. You will accomplish a great many things if you work from a list to maintain focus. This is an excellent day for taking care of household type chores or even having your car washed. Key word today is Responsibilities. PISCES should play with children or their pets. Take a step back today.
Feb 12 – The moon continues in the top organization sign of VIRGO. The early morning hours may be a bit cranky but then the rest of the day moves along more evenly. Be careful with your tone of voice with others today so as to not offend anyone. Sometimes VIRGO energy (which does love to be of service) becomes critical and cause hurt feelings.
Feb 13 – The moon moves into VOID at 7:36amET until midafternoon at 3:43pmET when it dances into LIBRA. Expect delays today. Appointments will probably be late or rescheduled or even cancelled. Overthinking is the only real pitfall to enjoying today. ARIES wants to push, push today but it is best to leave things alone until tomorrow!
Feb 14 – VALENTINE’S DAY! And the moon is in the partnership sign of LIBRA! I would have liked to see more romantic energy for today but it is still a great day! We do have VENUS holding hands with MARS and that is excellent for this day!Today is a FEELING day.. just not to OVERTHINK it.
Feb 15 – Happy Birthday to someone special! With the moon in LIBRA, there is a desire to be with someone you care about. The only challenging aspect today is before 10amET. This leaves the rest of the day to continue enjoying that VENUS/MARS combo! Even LEO manages to enjoy today!! The moon will move into VOID at 8:54pmET for the rest of the night.
Feb 16 – The moon enters SCORPIO at 1:41amET. After a few days of socializing, enjoying the company of others, we now reach a “pull back” kind of day. I see it as a quiet day but one that could quickly turn to a destructive day if certain circumstances are present. Best thing to do is be quiet, mind your own business and definitely do not get caught up in secrets.
Feb 17 – The moon continues in SCORPIO until 2:38pmET when is goes VOID until tomorrow afternoon. Expect unusual encounters late in the day and in the evening. Jealousy could be exposed now. Keep your composure and give everything time to calm down. TAURUS is ready to confront the source but this is not wise. Just be quiet.
Feb 18 – The moon enters SAGITTARIUS at 1:51pmET. The SUN moves into PISCES. The heart is filling with gentle energy while the mind wants to travel – long distance if it can! Perhaps watching a travel channel on TV will satisfy the desire to travel. If you can travel, a visit to a coastal region would be perfect!
Feb 19 – The moon is still in SAGITTARIUS and brings a chance for learning into play. This is a great day for an adventure or perhaps visiting a religious retreat. GEMINI would rather have a great conversation while shopping.
Feb 20 – The moon continues!! In SAGITTARIUS and fills this “Presidents Day” holiday with energy fit for a king. Foreign countries/dignitaries are highlighted. Be sure of your comments as this energy supports “blunt” statements/conversations. The moon will go VOID at 6:37pmET until after midnight when it enters CAPRICORN.
Feb 21 – The moon in CAPRICORN is sometimes viewed as being cool or aloof. The reality is this is a very responsible energy, one that takes commitments seriously. You will get what you give under this energy. Keep that I mind if you have to be in court today. CANCER finds the energy a little too stern so lay low!
Feb 22 – The moon in CAPRICORN continues and the energy is HIGH and a bit challenging today starting in the very early AM hours and going until the moon enters VOID at 10:24pmET. Expect the unexpected overnight tonight. MARS and PLUTO are not happy with each today and that creates problems affecting banking/financial institutions and governments.
Feb 23 – The moon is VOID until 12:17pmET when it gladly moves into friendly AQUARIUS. The emotions are likely to be focused on humanitarian causes as well as industries involving electronic/electrical equipment, airlines and out of the box thinking. LEO is not willing to give up the throne today so stay home!
Feb 24 – The moon is still in AQUARIUS and enjoying the lighter atmosphere. There is a focus on broadcasters, both TV and Radio. Perhaps they will even be breaking news today! Otherwise, enjoy spending time with friends.
Feb 25 – The moon opens the day still in AQUARIUS with energy that is rather peaceful. MERCURY enters PISCES! At 1:11pmET the moon will enter VOID until early evening at 7:24pmET when it enters shy PISCES. Enjoy being with your children, pets, listening to music, dancing, taking a walk in nature, visiting an art museum. These are fun, whimsical things happening today. The energy is building for the solar eclipse tomorrow. VIRGO would rather take care of chores/work.
Feb 26 – SOLAR ECLIPSE in PISCES at 8 degrees at 9:58amET. This is a powerful energy for those involved with the Arts, industries involving water/oil etc. Those with planets within 5 degrees of this eclipse will feel the impact the most. How will be based on which of your planets is being touched. This energy can last for the next 6 mos to a year! Pay close attention to the activities going on around you a few days before and after today. These may be the issues that will require your attention over the next 6-12 mos. PISCES is a very sensitive and intuitive sign ruled by Neptune. Neptune rules the oceans, liquids of all kinds, entertainers, etc. With Mars and Uranus holding hands in ARIES (explosive, fiery, aggressive), there could be earthquakes, tidal waves or waterway disruptions, blizzards/heavy snowfall or even explosions -- all set off by this Solar eclipse. Be extra cautious in water/snow/ice or fire related projects/work.
Feb 27 – The moon is in PISCES until 6:08pmET when it goes VOID until 11:52pmET. There is a little come down time from the past couple of days. There is uneven energy midmorning that last until evening. Controversial subjects could get volatile. It is best to table some conversations for another day. The moon moves into AGGRESSIVE ARIES at 11:52pmET.
Feb 28 – The moon in the fire sign of ARIES ends this month of eclipses and unusual happenings on an assertive note. Be careful with impatience as injuries to the head are common under this sign. It would be wise to look at all money accounts and be prepared for the ruler of money, VENUS, slowing own in March for about 6 weeks (until Apr 15th). This could rattle the markets a bit requiring reviews or reassessments.
A Few Countries and Rulers
England: Aries/Mars (subGemini)
Syria: Aries/Mars and Scorpio/Pluto
United States: Gemini/Mercury, especially East of the Mississippi and West of Mississppi adds a Cancer/Leo influence to the Gemini
Noon Cycles including Void of Course Moons (VOC or VOID)
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 in 2017
Feb 10 - LUNAR eclipse: in Leo at 22 degrees
Feb 26 - SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 8 degrees
Aug 06 - LUNAR eclipse: in Aquarius at 15 degrees
Aug 21 - SOLAR eclipse: in Leo at 28 degrees 53 minutes (close to 29 degrees)
Retrograde Planets in 2017
Transiting Planets in 2017
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.
Jupiter Retrograde February 6, 2017 - June 9, 2017, in LIBRA. Jupiter will pull back from 23 degrees LIBRA to 13 LIBRA. If you have planets or your Ascendant, Jupiter will touch those planets again. Jupiter is the planet known for being kind and generous. It offers a certain amount of protection in the area of your life (astrological chart) it is touching. While it is retrograde, it loses some of its strength. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius. Jupiter is a benefic planet bringing a cushion in times of falls, luck in times unexpected. It is like having an angel on your shoulder when it is in your sun sign. Jupiter can also bring pending legal matters to resolution or bring in new law/legal issues. Religions, higher institutions of learning, foreign places and people, judges and court rulings are all ruled by Jupiter. When it is retrograde, it is active just not as strong. If you are involved in any of the above-mentioned subjects, be aware these could slow down or be put on hold until Jupiter returns to full power in June. This slowdown allows time for review of what has already occurred. The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. If you are born under this sign, you may feel as though you are a little slower than usual during this retrograde period. Use the time wisely to “catch up” and be ready to push forward once the retrograde period is over.
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 in 2017:
Jupiter in Libra until October 2017. Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. The first, the Libra sun signs will have this “guardian angel” energy for a full year. Until October 2017, Jupiter sends positive energy to the arts, music, relationships, agreements, and even make-overs. Because LIBRA is a cardinal sign, those born under the sign of Capricorn, Aries and Cancer or who have planets in these signs, will experience the effects of this transit at some point as Jupiter contacts your sun sign. The effects could be pleasant with opportunities knocking at your door or you can be feel frustrated or irritated. The choice is really yours. Use the energy in a positive way! In October, Jupiter will quietly move into Scorpio to finish the rest of 2017. Watch for more on this change of energies in October’s forecast!
Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017. The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. Scorpio sun signs are quite relieved as it finally exited Scorpio. It WILL return once again to Scorpio but only for very brief stay this summer and only effects 28 and 29 degrees of Scorpio. It is now Sagittarius' turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. Saturn's energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health issue that requires discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, OR have a personal planet in Sagittarius, OR have Sagittarius rising OR have Sagittarius on your house of health (6th house). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN feel really burdensome - even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but you do not have to feel that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, 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 2018, will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 16 degrees to 24 degrees Aries but retrogrades back to 20 degrees by the end of 2016. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 16-24 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2016. Libra sun signs born Oct 9 -19 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly want 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! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.
Neptune, in Pisces until 2025, will move from 7 degrees to 12 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2016 direct at 9 degrees. 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, will transit 16, 17, 18, 19 degrees of Capricorn in 2017. Those born Jan 6-11, Apr 5-10, Jul 9-12 and Oct 9-12 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 16-19 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 2017, 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.
May the force remain strong with you throughout 2017!