This will be a very potent, active month with Venus and Mars in Aries and two eclipses -- Lunar Eclipse on the 10th and a Solar Eclipse on the 26th. It is interesting to note that the Feb 10 eclipse impacts Donald Trump’s birth chart and also the birth chart of Vladimir Putin. The Lunar Eclipse of Feb 10 is on Trump’s Mars in the 12th house, (unconscious anger) and on Putin’s Pluto in the 10th ( striving to achieve greater power) I’ve heard it said that Trump and Putin get along but in their birth charts Trump’s Mars conjuncts Putin’s Pluto, I don’t think so.
Major earthquakes are possible 14 days before to 14 days after a solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse on August 21 looks the most likely for a major US earthquake since the shadow of the eclipse will cover a huge swath of the US from Oregon to South Carolina.
February starts a difficult time for Donald Trump that will last all year. His Sun and Moon are being transited by Saturn. He will be held down, restrained and feel very frustrated. It will take a lot of patience and discipline on his part to get through this year
Mars and Venus are in Aries this month joining Uranus. This is a good month to put your own needs first. Last month with Venus and Mars in Pisces we put others first.
The last part of the month will be a bit overwhelming. We have 4 planets in stressful aspect to each other--Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto.
Dates to Watch:
Feb 2 – Mercury Square Jupiter at 23 Capricorn /Libra. You may have some problems in your travel plans. Jupiter rules long distance travel and Mercury rules schedules. Also, there could be problems in education. Don’t make long range plans or investment decisions today.
Feb 3 – Venus enters Aries today until Mar 4 when she goes retrograde and then stays in Aries until 2nd of April when she backs up into Pisces where she becomes her sweet self again and not the angry harridan she has been in Aries. But then on April 15 she turns direct and enters Aries again on the 28th of April. She doesn’t leave Aries to go into Taurus until June 6.
Venus is moving close to Mars. In other words, Aphrodite is chasing Ares, she is very hot to trot in Aries because she is in a conjunct with Uranus, but she slows down (changes her mind?) and turns retrograde before she conjuncts with Mars. You may see a relationship get off to a fiery start and then one of you backs down. They do finally join up on Oct 5, when they are both in Virgo. Virgo is not the sexiest kid on the block, but they are caring and loyal. So it may turn out OK in the end.
Feb 6 – Jupiter turns retrograde until June 9. Jupiter turns retrograde every year so it’s no big deal. Jupiter rules expansion. When he moves retrograde, it may be time to consolidate your gains, don’t try to take on more. The retrograde period could mean a time of philosophical reflection. Whatever issues or areas in your life you have been working on regarding growth and success may need extra time to put everything in order before you continue.
Feb 7 – Mercury enters Aquarius until January 25. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius which means that it operates very well here. We can understand life on a much broader level. We are not as prejudiced and opinionated during this time.
Feb 10 – Lunar Eclipse at 7:31 PM at 22 degree of Leo/Aquarius.This is the first eclipse in a long series of eclipses taking place in Leo and Aquarius. This is a powerful eclipse as it sextiles Jupiter and trines Saturn and Uranus. Look at the house in your natal chart that contains these signs. Something begins and something ends sometimes abruptly having to do with the events related to the house it falls in your natal chart. See the meaning of the houses here. If an eclipse hits a planet in your chart, check out the meaning of the planets here. Broadly, Leo/Aquarius eclipses are about the individual vs the collective. How do you fit in with the broader social environment?
Feb 11 – Sun Trine Jupiter at 23 Aquarius/Libra. A very positive aspect for personal expansion.
Feb 18 – Sun enters Pisces until March 20. We become inclined to the mystical toward psychic impressions. Our imagination is strong. We may feel more compassionate. This is also a time when we could be taken advantage of, especially if you have Pisces or Neptune dominant in your birth chart.
Feb 21 – Mercury Trine Jupiter at 23 Aquarius/Libra. You may come across some interesting ideas A good time for writing, teaching or any intellectual pursuits.
Feb 22 – Mars Square Pluto at 19 Aries/Capricorn.This is probably the nastiest aspect this month. Aries and Capricorn are cardinal signs-- read hard-headed. They don’t give an inch. Mars wants to barrel ahead, take no prisoners and Pluto wants to hold his ground and dig in his heels. Don’t try to force anything today. Don’t begin anything of importance. Flow with the Tao, let things come to you.
Feb 25 - Mercury enters Pisces until March 13. Our minds could become a little fuzzy on this one. But at the same time, we could have highly imaginative, creative ideas.
Feb 26 - Solar Eclipse at 9:58 AM at 8 Pisces. This is the last of the Pisces and Virgo eclipses. Because this eclipse conjuncts Neptune it is a dreamy eclipse. We want to to escape into a fantasy world. At the same time we will be forced to deal with dynamic energies because of the aspects today and tomorrow. It may result in powerful dreams.
Mars Conjunct Uranus at 22 Aries. You start getting ‘fed up’ with your boss, your mate, and your friends. Try to keep your irritability under control. Don’t quit your job and head off to the Bahamas.
Feb 27 – Mars Opposite Jupiter at 22 Aries/Libra. Don’t be extravagant, control your spending especially if you have Sagittarius in your birth chart or major Jupiter aspects.
The last two days shows Mars conjunct Uranus opposite Jupiter and Jupiter opposite Uranus, and Mars and Jupiter square Pluto. This is a quadruple aspect which also contains a Solar Eclipse. Jupiter may try to bring some Libra balance to this situation, but he is totally trampled under by Mars, Uranus and Pluto. Look for strong resistance to any sort of restraints. You may have a tendency to make sudden decisions or sudden disruptive events could occur. This can be really upsetting but these aspects can generate great creative power. Look to your chart for 20 to 24 Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Libra until Oct 2017. This month he is at 23 degrees of Libra, turning retrograde on th and moving back to 22 Libra. 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 22 to 23 degrees of Libra. In Libra, he would bring good news and harmony in relationships. During the retrograde, you may find that you want to expand inwardly.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he will travel from 25 to 27 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 25 to 27 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini, 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 Sagittarius, he is asking about your belief system, your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus moves from 21 to 22 degrees of Aries. 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 will move from 11 to 12 degrees all month. 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 11 or 12 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 moves from 18 to 19 degrees of Capricorn. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 18 or 19 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,