Four of the five eclipses in 2018 are on the Leo/Aquarius axis, forcing us to confront our ego needs and how they are in opposition to the needs of the world.
Yesterday, January 31, we had a Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo. We will be feeling that impact today and for the following 6 months. It is called a Super Moon because the Moon is closer to the earth than at other times. See my blog for a description of the eclipse here.
It’s an unusual month since the only outer planets being aspected are Jupiter and Neptune. There are no aspects to Saturn (routine), Uranus (change) and none to Pluto (Transformation).
If your birthday is from March 1 to March 10, you may have a lot of confusing, Neptunian, foggy stuff happening this month. Keep grounded. Neptune will also affect Virgo’s born from Sep 1 to Sep 10. I know you pride yourself on being totally grounded and rational, well we’ll see about that
Dates to Watch:
Feb 4 – Venus Square Jupiter at 21 Aquarius/Scorpio. Venus and Jupiter love each other so even in a square there is not much conflict between the two. You may go overboard by having two Bavarian Creams in Dunkin Donuts and going to the mail and spending too much money on stuff you don’t need, but that is where astrology comes in handy, blame it on Venus/Jupiter.
Feb 10 – Venus enters Pisces until March 6. Venus loves to be in Pisces. She can get enmeshed in a relationship and totally lose herself.
Sun Square Jupiter at 22 Aquarius/Scorpio. Personal problems could intrude on your personal life and business life. Wait a few days to solve these problems.
Feb 13 – Mercury Square Jupiter at 22 Aquarius/Scorpio. Keep calm Mercury can get overly excited when he is in a square to Jupiter. This aspect could also bring more news about the sexual harassment that is finally seeing the light of day These revelations started last October when Jupiter entered Scorpio. Jupiter is expansive and Scorpio is the sign of powerful women.
Feb 15 – Solar Eclipse at 27 Aquarius. This eclipse mirrors the Great American Eclipse of last August. Check it out here.
Feb 17 – Mars Square Neptune at 13 Sagittarius/Pisces. Be really careful about what you tell someone or who you trust. Neptune can bring deceit and Mars is rash and doesn’t discriminate.
Sun Conjunct Mercury at 28 Aquarius. You may decide to take a trip or write a book or both. This is a good aspect to help you pay attention to details.
Mercury enters Pisces until March 6. Mercury is not happy here. He likes to be clear-headed and in Pisces, he is caught up in the miasma of cloudy thinking. It’s good for thinking about metaphysics. But no one cares about that subject anymore.
Feb 18 – Sun enters Pisces. The time of the year to step back from ambition and go on a retreat. Get it touch with your soul if you have one.
Feb 21 – Venus Conjunct Neptune at 13 Pisces. This is favorable for travel and creative projects. Both of these planets rule art and music.
Feb 25 – Venus Square Mars at 18 Pisces/Sagittarius. Aphrodite had an affair with Mars and she was married to the nice Virgo guy. What a shame. But Venus and Mars together can get in a lot of trouble not just with sex but with money also.
Mercury Conjunct Neptune at 13 Pisces. You want to slow down. It may be hard to keep up a fast pace now. There could be scandals in the news. That will be fun.
Mar 28 – Mercury Square Mars at 19 Pisces/Sagittarius. You feel like saying what you think, expressing your anger. Don’t! Keep your trap shut.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Scorpio. This month he will travel from 21 to 23 degrees of Scorpio. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 21 to 23 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio types are into growth, they are always looking at ways that they could better themselves, especially emotionally and psychologically. Jupiter in Scorpio will help you with that. But in Scorpio, he can also bring excess in all the things that are not good for you.
SATURN is in Capricorn until 2020. This month he will travel from 4 to 7 degrees of Capricorn. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 4 to 7 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. While Saturn is in Capricorn he is asking about our ambitions, our career, our work ethic. In Capricorn he is right at home and wants to build something, make plans and succeed in the outer world.
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus moves from 24 to 25 degrees of Aries. He goes into Taurus on May 15. and then he turns retrograde and goes back into Aries on Aug 7 and stay in Aries the rest of 2018. We feel a need for freedom and we want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. This month he is moving from 12 to 13 degrees of Pisces. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 12 to 13 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving direct and will move from 19 to 20 degrees of Capricorn all month. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with the ascendant or personal planets at 19 or 20 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer. What needs to die in order to be reborn?
Have a good month.