It’s eclipse time! February brings with it our first set of eclipses for 2017. First up is a lunar eclipse in fire sign Leo on February 10th at 7:33PM ET. This eclipse in the first in Leo, and lunar eclipses tend to be more emotional, but Leo wants us to be a little happier and more positive, so we can try to look at serious matters and emotional issues through a positive lens. Let’s all have a little fun instead of getting caught up in the badness in the world?
We can be a little more theatrical when we’re upset, and need to take it down a notch (or ten). We can benefit from being creative, playful, and joyful, and see that things aren’t so bad when we try to be positive.
The lunar eclipse is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) Jupiter in Libra, and trine (positive aspect, four signs away) Saturn in Sagittarius. These aspects add to the good energy of this eclipse, so we can be even more positive with Jupiter involved (the planet of optimism), and we can be more practical and disciplined with the energy with Saturn involved.
This lunar eclipse occurs at 22 degrees 28 minutes Leo. Eclipses have a larger orb (5 degrees), and include two of the minor aspects (semisextiles and quincunxes), though they have a smaller orb (2 degrees), SO the aspects for this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Leo
Semisextile: 20 degrees 28 minutes - 24 degrees 28 minutes Cancer or Virgo
Sextile: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Gemini or Libra
Trine: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Quincunx: 20 degrees 28 minutes - 24 degrees 28 minutes Capricorn or Pisces
Opposition: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Aquarius
A solar eclipse occurs on February 26th at 9:58AM ET in water sign Pisces. This is the last of the Pisces eclipses, so we can see a lot of wrapping up going on with this eclipse, especially since Pisces is the last sign. We can take everything that we’ve dealt with over the last couple years with the Pisces eclipses, and put it all together, wrap it up, and get a fresh start. We can be more compassionate, understanding, whimsical, imaginative, intuitive, and soulful. We can get in touch with our spiritual sides, and we can find a way to connect to the subtle vibrations around us.
This solar eclipse is conjunct (aligned with) Neptune in Pisces, and Neptune is the ruler of Pisces. This amplifies the Pisces energy even more, and we can be even more intuitive, even more spiritual, even more imaginative, and even more compassionate.
Neptune and Pisces energy, in prediction, is “dissolving”, and things tend to fade out of our lives. We may see something in the world dissolve away, fade into the background, becoming a distant memory as we move on.
This solar eclipse occurs at 8 degrees 12 minutes Pisces. The aspects for this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Pisces
Semisextile: 6 degrees 12 minutes - 10 degrees 12 minutes Aries or Aquarius
Sextile: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Quincunx: 6 degrees 12 minutes - 10 degrees 12 minutes Leo or Libra
Opposition: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Virgo
Note: Eclipses are new and full moons that occur 18 ½ degrees from the lunar nodes. Lunar eclipses fall on full moons, while solar eclipse fall on new moons. Eclipses can impact up to six months before and after.
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations