Perspectives from the Sky: Astrological Forecast February 2017
by Leo Knighton Tallarico
February contains within it planetary storms that are reflective of two strong eclipses this month.
This should be the first “storms” experienced by the Trump administration.
Counter cultural energies and movements will accelerate. Strong reactions from the world outside the borders of the USA will get stronger. We are getting to know more clearly what are the real agendas of the Trump administration. And February will show us the conflicts that come as a result, in a rather intense manner.
“Eclipse Season” began around the New Moon in Aquarius on January 27th. It will last through February and into March.
The highlights are the 2 eclipses. One is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on February 10th. The second one is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on February 26th.
LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on February 10th is at 7:33 PM EST. The Sun in Aquarius will be in opposition to the Moon in Leo – and that is what forms the Full Moon. The shadow of the Earth will eclipse the Moon’s light.
This Full Moon will show us individual expression (Leo) running counter to group or community needs (Aquarius). The sign Leo, when it is negative, is a big ego, or even narcissism. The sign Aquarius, when it is negative, is social or political correctness.
When positive, Leo is a shining light of optimism. When positive, Aquarius is strong principles of being socially conscious.
Either positive or negative, the Leo/Aquarius combination seeks to combine the individual needs and expressions, with the needs of the community or group.
Expect these and similar issues to take people off their usual balance, shake them up, and open doors for change.
Those with planets in Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus are most susceptible to experiencing the intensity of shifting tides at this first eclipse.
SOLAR ECLIPSE NEW MOON
The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces is at 9:58 AM EST on February 26th. For this, like with all new moons, the Sun and Moon are exactly conjunct. It is a solar eclipse because the Moon will be eclipsing the light of the Sun.
As this formation is in Pisces, there is a spotlight on feelings and sensitivity. Emotions may erupt, situations may get out of control and chaotic. Pisces knows no boundaries or limits, so issues may get out of hand.
Pisces is also inner directed and imaginative, artistic, metaphoric and poetic. Directing an agenda now will be out of alignment, unless that agenda is spiritual, artistic or deeply soulful and insightful.
Emotions will be intensified now, and as in all eclipses the tendency will be to be taken off our balance and opened to energies of change and transformation.
The signs most affected by this eclipse are Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius. Those with planets in those signs will likely feel the changing tides more than others.
Our election process showed us a Civil War kind of split between two different cultures: red and blue state cultures. There is such anger and hatred felt by each culture toward the other culture. There is a tendency by each side to demonize those who represent the other side.
Keep in mind that both cultures make up a decaying whole of America, a world run by a Military/Economic complex and structure. Both cultures are beholden to big Corporation, big Government, and big Military. Such grotesque amounts of money are wasted on elections, military spending and lobbying efforts.
Trump speaks of emptying the swamp of those who hold up the Complex, but reality is showing a government and cabinet filled with Generals, Big Oil Execs, billionaires and people from Goldman Sachs.
Would Hillary have been much different? The inclusiveness and lack of bigotry shown by the blue state people is of course admirable, but if all races, sexual orientations and ethnicities are brought together to sustain the Military/ Economic/Governmental complex, is that truly any better?
We need a real revolution, worldwide, to transform this world. I believe we now are on the cusp of great change, change that will take us into an Age of Aquarius.
So, this month, with the eclipses, things will begin to shake up.
In general, it is a rather precarious time we are entering, as growing nationalism usually means coming war. And the economy is much shakier at its foundation than it appears on the surface.
Keep in mind this month of February, though the actual eclipses are on February 10th and 26th, the whole month will be intensified.
OTHER PLANETARY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
On February 18th, the Sun moves out of Aquarius and into Pisces, which is the last month of winter. As such, we go deeper to process our times leading up to now. We face any ghosts from the past that still haunt us, and we let go of that which will hinder our ability to be renewed at Spring Equinox in March.
Also on the 26th of February, at the Solar Eclipse, there will be a fiery combination of Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries.
So, in the days surrounding the Eclipse with Mars conjunct Uranus, there will be an experience of forceful rebellion, of perhaps out of control conflict. Events in the world should reflect this energy, so expect unexpected eruptions and conflicts – militarily, or terrorist driven, or with police, or with natural upheavals like earthquakes.
In your personal life, keep “your feet on the ground” and your consciousness present and centered.
These powerful energies are also good for liberating oneself from stuck or trapped situations, for getting outside any boxes in your mind or life that have limited you in any way. You can be more free, more true to your self, and more empowered now and going forward.
This year is a big turning point in human affairs, and each of us will help most if we are present and alive and caring about our world.
We will talk again in March,
An astrological and spiritual guide and counselor, Leo’s specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a fulltime professional for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his life-mate Deborah Knighton Tallarico. Visit spiritualrenaissance.com.
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