The Solar Eclipse February 2017 falls in Pisces decan 1. The great imagination generated by the Moon is obvious when you find that both Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci had their Moon here. This decan explores fantasy, the dreamscape and the surreal. There is also a sense of prophecy too. Those touched by this Eclipse will be able to access other timelines and weave together seamlessly elements from the past with those of the future. We feel connected to our childhood and there is a love of nostalgia. At this Solar eclipse we find the magic in nature and are enchanted. Designers are able to pull out geometric shapes and styles from what they see in the landscape.
Solar Eclipse on February 26 2017 at 8º Pisces Decan 1. Aspects: Conjunct Neptune & Sextile Ceres. Fixed star: Skat in the shin bone of the Waterbearer
Skat in Aquarius is found on the shin bone of the water bearer. This is one of the prophetic stars and also gives “good fortune and lasting happiness….it is said to indicate safety in a deluge”. (Useful since this eclipse is conjunct Neptune!) The solar eclipse brings those touched by it “New and influential friends, (it is) associated with companies, public position but little prominence, valuable gifts, love of respectable women.” So a star that also gives luck in relationships. This then could be a solar eclipse that allows someone to pursue their art full time through having attracted a rich and supportive partner. Drawing sponsorship from others is well starred if you have a creative imagination and are connected with what is trending in the collective.
Solar Eclipse February 2017 ~ Aspects
Moon conjunct Neptune takes one into another world, of eerie whale song and moaning sirens. It feels euphoric and merges with the landscape. There are problems with boundaries, so the more sensitive among us will feel like a psychic sponge. This aspect is so good at challenging the perception of reality. However there is the great danger of lying and creating very convincing illusions. This solar eclipse will serve well advertisers and propagandists, but those on the receiving end of the sorcery need to question the sources always. Interestingly George Orwell, author of the prophetic novel 1984 had this conjunction!
Sun conjunct Neptune is prone to dissolving… There is great difficulty holding onto the ego. The boundaries between ourselves and others are blurry. Those touched by this Solar Eclipse could be prone to escapism and addictions during the next 6 months. This is because their physical sensitivity to the real world around them is so great. We long to merge with the great spirit and feel that euphoria of oneness once again but there is so much division. There can be more health problems in the collective at this time due to a lack of ‘armour’ from external penetration, psychically or physically. Immunity must be worked on.
Moon sextile Ceres can make the collective very nostalgic. Family and ancestry are also important. The theme of passing on talents to the younger generation is strong , as is having some inheritance to hand down to their children. This solar eclipse supports benefactors who want to feed the common people in any way they know how. There may be some laws passed concerning GMOs, food production or working the land.
Sun sextile Ceres can inspire great artistic and musical creativity to those touched by this Solar eclipse if they have gifts in this area. In the collective it is a time where those who have experienced a easy life thus far might find the cold shower of reality hard to take. It is reminiscent of experiencing a particularly hot and halcyon summer, followed by an average winter. The normal temperatures will seem devastating in their bitterness by comparison.
Mars Triggers Jupiter Opposite Uranus
Jupiter opposite Uranus is not directly connected to the Solar Eclipse itself, but Mars conjuncts Uranus on the day. The fantasy dreamscape now has some fireworks exploding in the background. In some ways this is a bit of a part 2 to the February Lunar Eclipse which plugged into Jupiter opposite Uranus by way of the mystic rectangle. This time there is no such aspect, but Mars always lights the fire of an aspect when it comes along, especially when it is in Aries!
Mars conjunct Uranus makes freedom fighters and activists. It will campaign for liberation in all forms, but probably mostly in the area of sexuality. This does not mean these people are necessarily permissive sexually, especially if they are religious, it’s just the principle of the matter. Cyber-sex, spaced-out ideas, accidents, shocks, flash-in-the-pans, sexual rebels, fizzling electricity and excitement are the keywords for this aspect.
Mars opposite Jupiter is the best combination for a military commander, for it is daring, courageous, pioneering and busting with red-hot, sexual energy. This aspect is extremely physical and finds it impossible to keep still for very long. Jupiter can be greedy however, so Mars/Jupiter combinations have a well-earned reputation for business and military success, mainly because they are so darned pushy. The opposition makes it all the more competitive. This aspect encourages go-getters who find it hard to take no for an answer in all areas of their life.
Jupiter opposite Uranus can be quite fanatical in the pursuit of personal freedom. This is due to the dynamism of opposition creating sparks from Uranus and amplified by fellow sky god Jupiter. This is an incredibly rebellious and forceful aspect and can bring great success for those who are plugged into this aspect, especially if they are involved with spiritual or social reformation.
The Solar Eclipse on February 26 falls on fixed star Skat in constellation Aquarius. Also discussed: Milo, UC Berkley riots, witch-hunting & polarization.
The Solar eclipse February 2017 has the potential to be extremely euphoric and inspiring. It really depends on what you make of it. This kind of energy doesn’t do well in idle hands! Pick up a guitar, paintbrush or keyboard and get creative. Otherwise donate to your favourite charity or sponsor creators you enjoy online. This eclipse asks you to be generous and have faith that the energy you give out will come back to you threefold. Investing in artistic projects or restoring antiques is also well starred.
Solar Eclipse February 2017 ~ Summary
The theme of the family and ancestral karma is highlighted and there may also be an inheritance of artistic gifts passed down through the generations. Those who are touched by this Solar Eclipse may find that creativity blossoms through connecting with ancestors. Grandparents might find themselves teaching their grandchild skills such as baking or learning an instrument. It could just be the passing on of some plain old-fashioned good advice.
The fortunate star Skat makes the Solar Eclipse February 2017 one that is less fearful than your average eclipse. However we cannot ignore the fact Mars ignites the Uranus/Jupiter opposition. It seems like there are two options of how to experience this eclipse. Indeed western civilisation itself is divided. There are those who want to make America, Britain, themselves, whatever… great again and those who think the past was never great and see it as a never-ending stream of victimisation.
In the Solar Eclipse February 2017, Neptune can either play the eternal victim or it can have a spiritual awakening, bowing down to something greater than itself. The ironic thing about ‘getting religion/spiritual’, (through shamanism, buddhism or even regular Christianity) is it is about thinking outside of yourself. Bowing down the the godhead/universe/Sol whatever you want to call it, takes you out of narcissism and selfishness. It trains your will-power. It encourages you to make sacrifices, and rein in your wilder desires and material greed. Not everything we desire is good for us! We all know the pain suffered after an abusive relationship (based on love addiction.) ends. (See Dark Cupid post)
Revival Of The Sacred
The Neptunian theme takes us into higher dimensions, yet Ceres keeps us also connected to the earth. An wise old oak tree is a good symbol for Ceres/Neptune, as are sacred herbs. Michelangelo used his art to uplift consciousness which is what all sacred art and music did.
The sacred geometry of great churches and cathedrals are great artistic creations which shows what divinity can come out of a human being. Often times these churches are built on the sights of old temples and lay lines. So the connection between uplifting art, spirituality and earth currents is very strong at this Solar Eclipse.
The Solar eclipse February 2017 might well start a rejection of degenerate and nihilistic post-modern art. Shocking, boundary-pushing and purposefully disgusting themes have been done to death. The clash between the left and the right is shown in Jupiter opposite Uranus, but I have yet to figure out which side is which! Each contains the other really, like the Yin/Yang symbol. Personally I see Uranus as the new right wing, since they are the ones being banned from Twitter and facing censorship on Youtube. (In times past Uranus will have been the left. Times change!)
Mars conjunct Uranus could be the Left-ist/Antifa demonstrations which have turned violent. Jupiter could represent the Abrahamic religions too. You can read this opposition in many ways. The point is there is definitely a very strong polarisation happening now. Those who used to sit on the fence are now being forced to drop over to one side or the other. Building walls forces people to make a choice, which side can you live with? Which side do you want your children to live with in the future?