These eclipses will shake the foundations of our leadership. They are taking place in the sign of Leo the Lion, but they also involve the outsiders and revolutionaries represented by Aquarius. The ancients believed that during an eclipse, the "mighty will fall".
The ancients believed that rulers are born or die at the time of eclipses. President Trump was born on a Lunar Eclipse in 1946, Prince William was born on a Solar Eclipse in 1982 and Princess Diana died on a Solar Eclipse in 1997. The energy from an eclipse can last up to six months and also be activated up to a month before the actual eclipse.
Total Lunar Eclipse on January 31, 2018 at 11 degrees of Leo and Aquarius
This eclipse will be visible in Eastern Europe and eastern Africa and from there eastward all the way to western South America. A Lunar Eclipse can make us more aware of our patterns, and our unconscious motivations. Lunar Eclipses can bring up old memories and feelings. On a Lunar Eclipse something will end and on a Solar Eclipse something will begin. A Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity to break habits or eliminate socially conditioned patterns of thought and behavior that stand in the way of self-realization.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. – C. G. Jung.
Full moon eclipses can bring things to completion that you have been working on. The Sun opposite the Moon lights up the Moon and brings previously unexamined areas of your life into awareness. Repressed energies emerge for confrontation and resolution. Pay attention to your dreams. Lunar Eclipses are more emotional than Solar Eclipses.
This eclipse on January 31 affects two signs – Aquarius and Leo. Aquarius wants to belong to groups that are working to save the world. Leo wants to work on their close personal circle. This eclipse is about connecting to a greater purpose than self. This brings in activist energy. The inter-relationship between these two signs mirrors the inter-relationship each of us has with our urge to be accepted into the larger society and contribute to that collective unit via our personally generated creative expression.
Eclipses affect leaders and countries. This lunar eclipse makes a conjunction to President Trumps Pluto in the 12th house repeating the same conjunction of the Lunar Eclipse of Aug 8, 2017. Pluto rules secrets and the 12th house are things that are hidden. This definitely defines the “swamp” that Trump vowed to drain. If you doubt that he is really draining the swamp check out his executive order of Dec 21, 2017 concerning blocking the property of persons involved in serious human rights abuse or corruption.
Also, those of you born in the years from 1944 to1949 will have this lunar eclipse on your Pluto. So, you may be draining your own swamp--bringing up past memories and traumas to be healed. This would be a good time to visit your local hypnotherapist.
Remember that planetary energies are archetypes and archetypes can be expressed in many different ways. It’s really based on your consciousness and how you can work with these energies.
Solar Eclipse at 27 degrees of Aquarius on Feb 15, 2018
This partial eclipse will be seen in the south of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, and Antarctica. Solar Eclipses tend to relate to sudden events that disrupt our day to day functioning; they are the crisis that seems to come out of nowhere and that suddenly demand all of our conscious attention and focus. They tend to stir things up on a physical and conscious level much more than Lunar Eclipses
This eclipse is conjunct Mercury, square Jupiter and trine Uranus. This is a very creative eclipse but you could go overboard a bit. Take advantage of this energy. You could be flooded with brilliant ideas. Because this eclipse aspects Jupiter in Scorpio, you may hear about more sexual harassment issues in the news.
This eclipse impacts the Moon of the USA chart. The moon indicates the people. It also impacts President Trump’s Mars. He may be in conflict with the people in some area.
This eclipse is only one degree from the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017. The themes from that eclipse continue - another year of change.
How will these eclipses affect you?
Eclipses are contrary to the status quo. If impacted by one of these eclipses, your life will not run on the same track it has been on. But that can be a good thing. Some view eclipses as release and renewal points. If your birthday falls on or is close to the dates of an eclipse your life will change dramatically in the months and years ahead. An eclipse is more powerful if the shadow falls where you are living or on your birth place.
Eclipses repeat every 19 years. We had solar and lunar eclipses at the same point In January and February 1999.Look back to what happened then. This will continue a theme that was playing out at that time.
An eclipse tends to emphasize matters related to the house it falls in on your natal chart and what planets it conjuncts or opposes. The areas ruled by the houses or planets will demand more attention, thought, energy, and time from you, at least until the next eclipse. Eclipses open doors and invite you to come in, illuminating and stimulating areas of your lives that need our attention.
The Lunar Eclipse on January 31
Because a Lunar Eclipse only happens on a full moon, two houses in your natal chart will be affected. This eclipse will impact you if one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant is at 8 to 14 degrees of Aquarius or Leo. It will mean the end of one set of circumstances and the beginning of another. Let go.
Look at your natal chart for the houses that contains 8 to 14 degrees of Leo and Aquarius. This eclipse will stir up events related to that house.
The Solar Eclipse on February 15
This eclipse will affect you if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and/or Mars) or the ascendant at 25 degrees of Aquarius to 0 degrees of Pisces and Virgo.
Also look at your natal chart for the houses that holds 25 degrees of Aquarius or Leo to 0 degrees of Pisces and Virgo.
If either of the eclipses falls on a personal planet, check the list of keywords for the planets here
To see a brief list of areas covered by the different houses in your birth chart click here
I leave you in the lap of the gods.