New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius
“Heart in Hand” painting by Priscilla Marden (above)
Welcome to this very consequential New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius, rich with various levels of meaning and possibility.
First, it is a Partial Solar Eclipse visible in the South America, complementing the recent Total Lunar Eclipse we witnessed two weeks ago in Northern America. These two Eclipses energetically provide a cosmic bridge that further integrates the different wisdom lineages unique to each continent. This shift will trickle down into our human actions as we fulfill the great prophecies of that have existed for centuries about the linking together of the unique gifts of the Southern and Northern Hemispheres of Gaia, Planet Earth.
In addition, we now bring to fruition the dynamism and forward momentum that began with of the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 . I quote my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza, from his Lunar Planner: “This Partial Solar Eclipse…compliments the previous Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 conjoining Regulus of Leo and occurring under the auspices of the Head of the Lion. That eclipse cycle was about establishing self-autonomy and integrity in leadership, and this eclipse cycle is about applying wisdom gained through that cycle into a humanitarian societal expression, to elevate the social collective.” That’s great news, don’t you think? Hearts are opening, the collective tide is turning toward greater compassion and caring for all, yet still we have decades of work ahead of us. Keep the faith. Be the Light.
It’s Chinese New Year, too, initiating the Year of the Earth Dog. Here are few key potentialities ~ Dogs generally are and signify loyalty and being in service to others. It’s a wise idea to share the bounty of your time, resources, and wisdom generously with others which also brings greater prosperity to you in return. It is a year of building things, restoring things, taking your physical foundation to the next level, given the influence of the stabilizing, manifesting element of Earth. The kindness and helpfulness of the Earth Dog energy will further open human hearts to mirror that same kindness and caring for all, part of our divine mission as humans living on Earth.
Now, on to the planetary specifics of this New Moon. In February each year, our Sun blessedly transits futuristic, community-minded, original, creative-thinking-outside-the-current-social-mindsets, sign of Aquarius. This annual global imprinting on Earth promises to awaken more inclusiveness in our rainbow diversity of humanity, through social movements, unfathomable tragedies, individual shifts. This year the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Juno all meet up in sidereal Aquarius. quickening the pace of mental shifts. Also, Juno signifies relationships, exploring and aligning in exciting partnerships will be a key part of 2018.
Also, during this two-week period, an extremely focused, action-oriented Mars/Vesta conjunction in power-driven Scorpio is getting closer and closer to an exact crossing on February 25. This is sure to bring political inquiries and dramas to the surface, mirrored in the continued re-balancing of all financial markets, as well as other unforeseen events that are sure to rock our world. Keep calm. Be the Light.
Thank you, Priscilla Marden, beloved long-time soul friend, visionary artist, sidereal astrology colleague and co-education partner (together we taught Art and Literature in Nature at Teton Science School for several years). Check out her ground-breaking educational program, Horse Warriors, to learn more about the many ways Priscilla and her team are making this world a better place for humans and our Animal Others.
MINI-READINGS: Due to the demand for my recent Total Solar Eclipse mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth), I will continue to offer this shorter reading in which I discuss where the historic Total Solar Eclipse is taking place in your chart, along with other personal transits for 2018. You get a whole lot of information! Please send me an email if that is of interest to you. Thank you!
I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, life will flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius
“Lotus Heart Mandala” painting by Priscilla Marden
Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from LunarPlanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”
Thu February 15
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius: Sun/Moon/Juno/Mercury in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries: Please note that the energetic imprint of a New Moon on our planet carries information about what the following four weeks will be. In February each year, our Sun blessedly transits futuristic, community-minded, original, creative-thinking-outside-the-current-social-mindsets, sign of Aquarius. This annual global imprinting on Earth promises to awaken more inclusiveness in our rainbow diversity of humanity, through social movements, unfathomable tragedies, individual shifts.
In this SolLunar Cycle, both Sun and Moon exactly link with Juno, the asteroid of significant relationships, so it will be a good time to concentrate on your core partnerships in the coming four weeks, reconnecting or reimagining some, leaving others, or embarking on a new journey of connecting. Messenger Mercury brings a flurry of communication and signifies the information you need is directly in front of you if you pay attention. Focusing the power of visionary group mind through expansive social activism will occur, taking movements to a whole new level. Lastly, the electric sextile to Uranus will make surprising connections or breakthroughs if you are open and make yourself available.
Fri February 16
Moon/Venus/Neptune in Aquarius: This cosmic gathering of intuitive Moon, creative Venus, and inspired Neptune provides a download of inspiration, supportive communication, overall harmony. It’s like Valentine’s Day, Love Day, Part 2. The collective heart of compassion is opening and expanding further and farther, blanketing planet Earth. Be the change. Spread the love and cooperation all around.
Moon/Neptune in Aquarius square Mars/Vesta in Scorpio: This more challenging aspect happens later in the evening and can create tension within you or around you. This can bring up anger about the callousness and lack of empathy for suffering that some humans in power are currently demonstrating. It is truly breathtaking, heartbreaking. All this will take time to correct, to bring back into balance. Don’t lose faith, be the Light.
Sat February 17
Sun/Mercury conjunction in Aquarius: Ideas or insights pop in from another dimension, providing the answer to your question. That’s part of this early morning gift. Aquarius is linked to a future YOU that has already manifested your dream in a parallel reality (this is not just the stuff of science fiction, it is real!). This once-a-year alignment can bring a message from your future self, if you are interested in such things.
Mars in Scorpio square Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect is determined and driven to get to the bottom of some issue. Focus on how you will financially support a current creative project or do more research today. False prophets are thankfully exposed.
Sun February 18
Moon/Chiron in Pisces trine Ceres in Cancer: This ever-changing aspect that flows through today can make you more emotional in general, even teary, nostalgic, intuitive, non-verbal. Spend time near or immersed in watery environments.
Mon February 19
Water Grand Trine: Moon in Pisces/Mars in Scorpio/ North Lunar Node in Cancer: Yesterday’s flowing waters theme is still in play, but today’s harmonious water triangle is less about grieving the past and more about feeling emotionally supported. It’s easy to follow through on intuitions and hunches.
Tue February 20
Moon/Uranus conjunction in Aries sextile Sun/Mercury/Juno in Aquarius: Today’s triggering Moon/Uranus meet-up in initiating Aries brings directness to all your conversations, and provides the necessary courage to initiate a conversation with a potential new love or partner. You may spontaneously go for a walk with a friend between work sessions, suddenly shift gears in a new direction, change up a habit you’ve wanted to shift.
Wed February 21
Venus/Neptune conjunction in sidereal Aquarius: This is Love Day, Part 3. Both these planets are considered to be the divine messengers of love, art, kindness, beauty, imagination. Imagine how wonderful it is when they unite their powers once a year and beam all that goodness to us here on Earth. Take full advantage of this energy by engaging fully with your right-brain, allow visionary dreams, hopeful possibilities to engulf you. Take that wellness day you deserve and gift yourself some form of self-care.
Moon/Pallas Athene conjunction in Aries: This aspect amplifies today’s exceptionally strong energy of boundless creativity and new ideas taking shape. Dip in and create beauty in your own ways, from the smallest detail of where to place a vase of flowers, to the broader picture of how your creative wisdom seeks to share itself in collaboration with the world.
Thu February 22
Ceres in Cancer quincunx Saturn in sidereal Sagittarius: Use this aspect to envision shifts that need to happen in regards to your home front. You might find yourself shifting the furniture around as you imagine a new floor plan that works better, flows better. In addition, Ceres’s current transit through Cancer is pushing caregiving facilities, like hospitals, and food-delivery businesses, restaurants or farms, to examine their long-term viability, modifying their goals or vision statements.
Moon in Taurus square Juno in Aquarius: With squares to the stubborn Taurus Moon over the next two days, heads can butt, conversations around finances might need to happen between partners, including who will pay the bill. Bankers, realtors and all forms of bodyworkers might be busier than usual due to last-minute stressful calls from clients.
TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.