February 2017 Eclipses: Leo and Pisces

  • Feb 1 2017 Imbolc
  • 6th of February 2017, Jupiter retrograde at 23 degrees Libra (2017 Retrogrades)
  • 11th February 2017 12.34 am GMT Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse 22 degrees  Leo.
  • 26th February 2017 2.59 pm GMT New Moon / Solar eclipse 8 degrees Pisces 

In February, we have two eclipses. Be sure to look for personal planets around 22 degrees Leo (and Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio) and 8 degrees Pisces (and Aries, Virgo or Sagittarius).  Also look up the houses where these two eclipses fall within your chart.

Is your birthday within five days of February 10/11th or February 26th?
"It's vital you guard your health if an eclipse falls within five days of your birthday, or if it falls almost exactly opposite your birthday. and If an eclipse falls on your birthday, or within five days of your birthday, the year that follows that particular birthday will be a critical one for you." Susan Miller

About Eclipses

"An eclipse is a far more potent lunation. Look to the house the eclipse falls in your natal chart. The affairs of that house will be activated. Does the eclipse fall on a planet in your natal chart? That planet will also be activated. The sign of the eclipse plays a role in the likely events that the eclipse will trigger.

Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or change. However, this event or change can be very positive.

Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our "inner guides" know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth."

Setting Your New Moon intention when there is an Eclipse

Normally we want to set our intentions for the next month on the New Moon or just after it becomes exact, watching to not do it when the moon is void of course.  When there is an eclipse we want to wait about 48 hours because the energy is intensified.  You may want to wait until we feel more grounded.

My post on eclipses

Jupiter Retrogade

Jupiter is retrograde for approximtaely 120 days and is stationary about 5 days before and 5 days after retrogradation.  During this time, the energy of expansion turns inward, much inner spiritual growth takes place.

Jupiter Retrograde

Feb 10 Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse at LEO 22


Birthdays - August 13 – 15
Key Word - Enlightenment

Crystal - Blue Diopside
Attributes - This is a stone for spirituality. Harmonises extreme mood changes. Aids the recognition of the spiritual nature of being and the underlying spiritual causes of all phenomena. Fortifies the heart, kidney, nerves, muscles and blood vessels.
Message - Illumination, clarification, focus and perseverance.
Focus - You are on an amazing journey of understanding; continue to relay messages, sharing your experience and wisdom.
Affirmation - I look toward the ascension process to reconnect me to my divine purpose.
Solar Eclipse Pisces Stellium

Solar Eclipse at PISCES 8

Ebay - Buy Blue Kyanite Online

Birthdays - February 25 – 27
Key Word - Summons

Crystal - Blue Kyanite
Attributes - Blue kyanite will help you find your true identity. If you need a fulfilling vocation and are not sure how to go about it, blue kyanite will help guide you to your goal. It will help you remain calm and focussed in extreme situations. It helps you achieve action through logical thought. Physically blue kyanite eases hoarseness and problems of the larynx; it is good for you motor nerve function and it will increase your dexterity.
Message - Announced messages signal action.
Focus - You show others how the power of the voice – the air and the vibration – holds magical power.
Affirmation - I speak honestly and clearly, and people take notice of me.

More on crystals to come:

crystal chart

Moon 22 Leo (a critical degree)

Sun 22 Aquarius

Sun 22 Aquarius opposed Moon 22 Leo (a critical degree)
Dumoterite keyword Refinement - Blue Diopside keyword Enlightenment
Grand Trine:
Moon with
Saturn 25 Sagittarius - Alunite keyword Emulation
and Uranus 21 Aries - Hematite keyword Exertion
Saturn 25 Sagittarius 

Uranus 21 Aries

Jupiter 23 Libra

Uranus 21 Aries opposed Jupiter 23 Libra
Hematite keyword Fervour - Mookaite Jasper keyword Fervour
square by (creating a tsquare) 
Pluto 18 Capricorn - Red Spinel Supervision

Pluto 18

Venus 5 Aries

Mars 10 Aries
Venus 5 Aries - Herkimer Diamond keyword Zeal
Mars 10 Aries - Fossils keyword Interpretation

Neptune 11 Pisces
Neptune 11 Pisces - Shiva Lingam keyword Dedication
Chiron 22 Pisces - Platinum keyword Mandate

North Node at 3 Virgo

the North Node at 3 Virgo
Angelite keyword Security

crystal chart


The Sun and Moon are at 8 degrees Pisces,
conjunct Mercury at 1 degree Pisces and Neptune at 11 Pisces, 
Silver keyword Commerce - Shiva Lingam keyword Dedication
creating a continued Pisces stellium,
and opposing the North Node at 3 Virgo
Angelite keyword Security

Uranus 21 Aries opposed Jupiter 22 Libra
Hematite keyword Fervour  - Tugtupite keyword Solicitude
both are squared (creating a tsquare) by Pluto at 18 Capricorn
Red Spinel Supervision

Venus 12 Aries - Barite keyword Apathy
Mars 21 Aries - Hematite keyword Exertion,
conjunct Uranus above

Saturn is at 26 Sagittarius
Rhodolite Garnet keyword Nobility

You can always look at "This Week in Astrology" at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

What Sign is the Moon in?

First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in, in general.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.

When the Moon is in Leo
"The Moon in Leo speaks to our “inner child”. It’s a warm, generous, whole-heartedly loving position. Pride keeps us from pettiness, but it can also prevent us from opening up and revealing how we are truly feeling. We are on stage, our feelings are grand, and we appreciate some drama in our lives. We are easily threatened by anything that seems to be impersonal. This is a time when we seek attention–when we want to stand out for our special qualities. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well. The Moon in Leo generally favors the following activities: Creative activities, activities involving children, generous undertakings, undertakings in which personal recognition is desired, and risk-taking."
    Fire Eclipses: often bring wildfires

    • Leo: hot, intense, long term results (fixed), heart based

Leo: hot, intense, long term results (fixed), heart based
When the Moon is in Pisces
"We are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It's a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.
The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water."
Water Eclipses: bring water related tragedies or storms  
  • Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation
Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

What is happening at a lunar and solar eclipse?

  1. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow blocks all the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface. Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line. 
  2.  A solar eclipse happens when the moon moves in front of the Sun as seen from a location on Earth. During a solar eclipse, it gets dimer and dimmer outside as more and more of the Sun is covered by the Moon. During a total eclipse, the entire Sun is covered for a few minutes and it becomes very dark outside.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

New Moon Solar Eclipse

What houses are the new and full moon eclipses falling in your chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

"The job of an eclipse is to shine a glaring ray of truth to the part of your life that is being touched, and truth will likely arrive in a startling way. " Susan Miller

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at http://astro.com (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.

Here is my transit chart for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Feb. 10th, showing the Moon at 22 Leo in my 8th house (and the Sun at 22 Aquarius in my 2nd house):

Lunar Eclipse

Here is my chart for the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Feb. 26th, with the Sun and Moon at 8 degrees Pisces in my 3rd house:
Solar Eclipse

Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the new moon lunar eclipse fall in my 8th house, and the full moon solar eclipse falls in my 3rd.

New Moon Lunar Eclipse in my Eighth House
EIGHTH: A Lunar Eclipse in the eighth house, some drama with regards to a spouse's income, or your taxes, debts, and investments, may occur on a mundane level. It may be time to settle some of your debts, financial or otherwise. What makes you feel comfortable and secure needs to be balanced with attention to other people's needs and comfort levels. There can be new money coming into your life. - See more at: http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html#sthash.WtTP4orn.dpuf

Full Moon Solar Eclipse in my Third House
THIRD: The focus is on intellectual and communicative needs. Self-satisfaction is likely to be achieved through learning and teaching - not always in the areas of teaching in the professional sense, but teaching by outwardly articulating ideas and knowledge in conversation or in written form. Intellectual pursuit might take on various forms, and the effort is rewarded with a increased aware of the personal environment.- See more at: http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html#sthash.WtTP4orn.dpuf 

Astrology of Solar Eclipses through the houses


February 11th 2017 12.34 am GMT Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse 22 degrees 28 minutes Leo. 
The Sun at 22 Aquarius is conjunct the stars Sadalsuud (23 Aquarius 24), Deneb Algedi (23 Aquarius 33), which also has magical correspondences.

Sadalsuud With Sun: Occult interests, psychic, wealth through opposite sex involving litigation, domestic harmony. [Robson*, p.202.] (natal interpretation)
Deneb Algedi With Sun: Loss through false friends, high position but final disgrace and ruin, loss of money or property, sickness, worry through children. [Robson*, p.159.] (natal interpretation)

February 26th 2017 2.59 pm GMT New Moon / Solar eclipse 8 degrees 12 minutes Pisces. 
Conjunct Royal Star Fomalhaut and the stars Biham in Pegasus (Pegasians) (6 Pisces 56) and Skat (8 Pisces 62)
Creative Writing
Protection, Intuition, Clarity, Discipline

Skat With Sun: Sensitive, emotional, psychic, criticism and persecution through mediumship, but help from friends. [Robson*, p.210.] Skat With Moon: New and influential friends, associated with companies, public position but little prominence, valuable gifts, love of respectable women. [Robson*, p.210.] (these are natal interpretations)

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now work at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Gladstone and at Seth Lewelling Elementary.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.

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