Happy Enchanting Eclipses for February … and by enchanting, I mean life changing, awakening, releasing and actualizing. Your basic adjectives for MAGICAL.
Seriously, this season of the eclipse is shaping up as fabulous energy to leverage your desires. We can actually say, The force is with you.
What is an Eclipse?
Not just any old new or full moon!
An Eclipse happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up with the ecliptic (the apparent path the sun travels around the earth – this is the geocentric perspective). There are two kinds of eclipses:
The first occurs when the Moon stands between the Sun and Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun. This is a Solar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a new Moon, when the Sun and Moon form a conjunction near one of the Nodes (meaning it’s on the ecliptic).
The second is when the Earth stands between the Moon and the sun, putting a shadow over the moon, cutting off its light. This is a Lunar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are in opposition, close to the Moon’s nodes.
Here is a quick tutorial about the transits of the moon. At 4 min you can see a visual demonstration of the phenomenon of an eclipse.
For a deeper astronomical understanding of the cycles of eclipses, click on the NASA images.
Back to our enchanting eclipses….
Here are the times of the upcoming eclipses. Just note with the ‘timing’ of eclipses they can be felt 3 days before to 3 days after OR (and this goes into backward causation) 30 days (+ or – 3 days) BEFORE or 30 days (+ or – 3 days) AFTER. We’ll do an entire course on astrology and backward causation this year, if we have the requests).
LUNAR ECLIPSE @22 LEO 28′
LA – Feb 10 – 4:33 pm
NY – Feb 10 – 7:33 pm
LON – Feb 11 – 00:33 am
SYD – Feb 11 – 11:33 am
SOLAR ECLIPSE @8 PISCES 12′
LA – Feb 26 – 6:58 am
NY – Feb 26 – 9:58 am
LON – Feb 26 – 2:58 pm
SYD – Feb 27 – 1:58 am
NZ – Feb 27 – 3:58 am
I’m calling these eclipses enchanting because of the positive, supportive and flowing aspects created on the Lunar Eclipse. You can check out Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus below. These heavy weights of the horoscope are standing by for YOUR instructions, ready and willing to serve. On the Solar Eclipse, Neptune is conjunct the sun and moon, near exact. You can’t get more magical than that!
What to Do on the Enchanting Eclipses?
You do your magical manifesting by putting awareness on 1) what you desire 2) see how it is already here 3) relax, let go and be grateful.
I like to start with WHERE in the chart the eclipse is happening. What house(s). You can look at your natal chart houses, and also the solar houses (see Solar Chart Solutions). They count! As an example, take a look at my natal chart in the gallery below.
The lunar eclipse has the moon on Pluto, conjunct the Ascendant in the 12th house, and sun in the 6th house. I am putting attention on how my (perhaps past life) struggles for power and creative expression were unresolved, effecting my identity, my health and well being and my ability to go about the day to day biz of living. Can you see where I get that?
This enchanting eclipse is inviting me to release (full moon lets go; new moon initiates) any past patterns, especially around creative self-expression. In my solar chart (which puts the sun sign on the ascendant) has the eclipse in the 3rd and 9th, still on Pluto. And here I am, writing to a deadline, working day and night on a project that is bigger than anything I ever dreamed of. There’s opportunity here, to let go and allow.
I’m open to your ideas!
So, let’s put our thoughts in the comments, and hands up if you want to post your chart and talk about WHERE this is happening for you.