February's Partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius

Safety And Security And Supplies

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze. Thomas Carlyle

If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my axe. Abraham Lincoln

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Thoreau

The pioneers cleared the forests from Jamestown to the Mississippi with fewer tools than are stored in the typical modern garage. Dwayne Laws

From a fallen tree, all make kindling. Spanish Proverb

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. English Proverb

Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for. Mark Twain

February's new Moon is a partial solar eclipse. Occurring on February 15, it will not be visible to most of the planet. It will be visible in southern South America, including many locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and in Antarctica. The eclipse will also be visible from some areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. For more information on this eclipse, there's some good information here.

Although this is only a partial eclipse, no doubt many of us will be feeling the effects of it. As always, a solar eclipse is a new Moon, and, as such, it is a great time to be getting those affirmations going. As Neville Goddard said, it is best to assume that you already have what you want, or you are already who you want to be - it is by assuming that you are or have those things that they become reality. "Assumption hardens into fact", Goddard used to say. If you 'assume' something, the universe will provide those things or conditions. So, of course, we have to watch our thoughts, our imagination, our beliefs, our desires, etc. We must keep a tight rein on negative thoughts as they will just help us go further and further away from the things we really want. After all, worrying is praying for things we don't want.

I mention the above as this eclipse season is very much about the issue of 'where to from here'. There are some very good aspects in this chart, but, some of the Sabian Symbols are quite challenging. 


We have the new Moon and Mercury sextiling Uranus, the ruler of the new Moon (solar eclipse), so, if we are aligned with our thoughts, desires and wishes, we can have some wonderful breakthroughs and realizations. Venus and Saturn are also in a sextile aspect, and, this can be good for actions and outcomes and relationships and healing what might have gone astray around relationships, friendships, financial issues, etc.

We also have Mars trining the Moon's north node, and, this can be great for moving past the past, for getting past issues that have seemed to be roadblocks and stalemates - we can find things moving in bigger and better ways by focusing our hearts and minds on right action.

We also have Mercury and Jupiter in a separating square aspect. This can be good for making decisions and taking actions, as long as we are not promising more than we can deliver, as long as we are not overdoing things or going into overreach.

And, within the week following this eclipse, Venus will conjunct Neptune, adding to the impulse to follow our hopes and dreams and wishes. The trick is not to do more than you are mentally, emotionally or physically equipped to be doing as we can wear ourselves out if we take on too much. Moderation is key, but, so is getting clear.

So, the above aspects, and, no doubt others that are at play, are some of the good energies around us at this time. The more difficult aspects of this chart can be seen through some of the Sabian Symbols. We have Venus on a Symbol that often speaks of losing faith, feeling deserted, feeling as though one has been neglected, or, sacrificed too much, etc. Venus is on Pisces 7: ILLUMINATED BY A SHAFT OF LIGHT, A LARGE CROSS LIES ON ROCKS SURROUNDED BY SEA AND MIST. This Symbol can show the need to tune in to our faith, our belief in the goodness of life, to see where we might have to change or modify how we expect life to go, especially in regards to other people and their life trajectory.

Mars is on Sagittarius 12: A WIDOW'S PAST IS BROUGHT TO LIGHT. This can be about family secrets, wills and legacies, issues that may have laid dormant for some time and are now revealed, etc. We might find that we, or others, blurt out a little too much information, or, there may be some uncomfortable realities that we have to deal with. Still, Mars here can see us dealing with these issues and getting them sorted and healed, leading to better outcomes. The recent revelations about domestic abuse fit in with this Symbol, as does the Symbol for Venus, although, of course, that is just one type of manifestation that we see occurring.

Saturn is on a degree that can speak about the power of the press, the issue of 'fake news', etc. What to believe? And, Saturn here can show us how powerful our own words, thoughts and feelings - our own 'emanations' - can be. Saturn is on Capricorn 7: A VEILED PROPHET SPEAKS, SEIZED BY THE POWER OF A GOD. Finding the 'truth' in what's said or thought or bouncing around can be an interesting challenge.

Paying attention to what's going on can bring good outcomes with Mercury on Aquarius 26: A GARAGE MAN TESTING A CAR'S BATTERY WITH A HYDROMETER. Be watchful, be thoughtful, look after the 'mechanics' of situations. Some need a good dose of WD40, while other things may need a master 'mechanic' to sort them out. Whatever, we can find good outcomes from being mindful of conditions.

The main issue of this new Moon (partial eclipse) is to find safety and security and a good place to be. The Symbol for this eclipse, Aquarius 28: A TREE FELLED AND SAWED TO ENSURE A SUPPLY OF WOOD FOR THE WINTER, shows us that issues to do with our future, our ability to heat and cool and feed and clothe and look after ourselves and our loved ones is a main issue at the moment. How are you doing on that score?


Toni 15th February 2018 7:44 pm

Thanks Lynda :thumbs: I often enjoy reading your Sabian symbols & the gathering of quotes even though I very rarely comment... Cheers :)


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Lynda Hill

Lynda Hill, FAA Pract. Cert. has been a professional astrologer for more than 18 years. 2008 marked her 24th lecture tour of the States, in addition to the many lectures she has conducted for astrologers and the public throughout Australia, England, Scotland,  Wales, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada.

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