February’s solar eclipse again highlights the birth of a ‘Collective Vision’ and brings an opportunity to create an intention around manifesting this because it’s a new moon (Solar eclipses are new moons). It occurs in conjunction with the Sun and Mercury to almost the same degree helping us align our thinking and well-being around shared ideals. This moment is literally screaming ‘It’s the Age of Aquarius!’ and it really is time to focus on the values and ideas that work towards creating harmony within a group or society.
What I love about this eclipse is that it flows into a beautiful Piscean current towards the end of the month (Neptune/Mercury and Neptune/Venus conjunctions in Pisces) reminding us to always integrate compassion, healing and a sense of service within the work done in the collective. Neptune/Pisces has an exquisite imagination and we might begin to imagine some wonderful and even surreal possibilities as to how relationships and ways of relating to each other can evolve. If you need a dose of groundedness or practicality, you’ll get it on the Full Moon in Virgo on March 1, but don’t be afraid to dream big and have faith in the possibilities.
The vision we form now becomes the ground we walk on in the near future and we should feel free to incorporate our intellectual sides. Another phase of intensity is brewing underground and we’ll be seeing the effects of that in the spring so forming new definitions of what independence, friendship and compromise look like now will ensure that we’re prepared for what’s coming ahead.
This eclipse again highlights the Leo/Aquarian axis and feels like the height of this energy given the series of Leo/Aquarian Full Moon and Solar eclipses on the following dates:
25 Aquarius – Aug 2016
22 Leo – Feb 2017
15 Aquarius – Aug 2017
Solar eclipse 28 Leo – Aug 2017
11 Leo – Jan 2018
Solar eclipse 27 Aquarius – Feb 2018
4 Aquarius – July 2018
Solar eclipse 18 Leo – Aug 2018
0 Leo – Jan 2019
As you can see, a certain cycle began in Aug 2016, culminates now and goes underground by the end of this year. Creative efforts that began with a lot of Heart in the past are materializing especially with Saturn in Capricorn now, whose time has come to give out rewards (and punishments) in form. The creative (Leo) work doesn’t end, however, and expressing our creativities with healthy ego while embodying a spirit of inclusion and innovation (Aquarius) is crucial. Eclipses bring changes so we are at a point of rebirth or deep shift relative to what we are creating and how things will look no matter where we find ourselves in the journey. Committing to intelligently working with a collective mindset at this juncture will help us profoundly in moments when we feel like choosing between war and peace and we’ll feel this more during the Solar Eclipse at 27 Aquarius on Feb 15.
The Sun, Venus and Mercury are also currently sitting on the South node at 14 Aquarius, heightening our thinking, needs and well-being around cooperation and unity, the more positive embodiment of this energy versus becoming stubborn and inflexible. They are positioned within the eclipse’s spotlight so there is a beautiful potential for the honest and authentic expression of our identities and individualities in a spirit of play, generosity and unity. Mars’ Sagittarian influence until mid-March can encourage this expression with a sense of adventure where we discover new philosophies and realities and remember to be lighthearted.