Partial Solar Eclipse
New Moon in Aquarius
Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)
February 15/16, 2018
The Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo has now passed us and as I’ve written in a previous blog, “Remember things that happen within the 3-week period during and after the eclipse usually have long lifelong effect. If the eclipse happens on your sun it will have a great influence on your life, but if there is a clash it may be problematic for 6 months.” (Read more here)
This can only mean that some of you may have felt the effects of the Solar eclipse during the lunar eclipse as it was so powerful. We are already saddened by issues of “Security and well-being” (read more here) as the flu epidemic and tax reform continues to set fear and uncertainties in our lives.
This eclipse is the latest in a series of eclipses which began in August 2016. Therefore, here we are again to call this eclipse “Back to the Future II.” Not only is this eclipse a new moon, but paired with the partial solar eclipse it will be equally significant.
I always encourage everyone to understand that every eclipse will be significantly felt 7 days before and 7 days after the eclipse; however, for some this affect could last up to 6 months. Therefore, the abyss of the past, and the future energized by the sun through the solar eclipse, are the seeds planted by the moon. Keep a close eye on the things to come as every eclipse will be changing humanity and its environmental intensity as I stated in my predictive blog of 2018 (read about it here).
One of the most positive things I can say, besides all the wonders of the eclipse, is that the U.S. will not be impacted by this eclipse. According to VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurveda Theories), those countries that can view the eclipse would be impacted more than those which cannot. Those countries and areas will be affected by things that occur in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Antarctica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, and the southern coast of South America.
One of the rarest phenomena is that this new moon is also called a Black Moon Month. I had stated in my Lunar eclipse blog, “There are no full moons in February” (read about it here). This defines the month as the shortest lunar month. Further scientific theories state that with two new moons in a month, the second moon considered to be black; this is also the case when there are four new moons in a season.
There were a few black moons that I can recall, but the energy felt from this black moon will be close to the February 18, 2015 black moon as at that time the moon was in also in Aquarius (read more here).
Without going into any more scientific facts, the partial solar eclipse will begin at approximately 1:55 pm EST and 18:55 UTC in the Pacific Ocean on February 15 UTC. The eclipse will then gradually move to the maximum eclipse at 3:51 pm EST and 20:51 UTC. Since this is a partial eclipse it will not cover the entire sun, thus will look like a crescent. At 4:05 pm EST & 1:05 pm PST the moon will go void as it enters 27 degrees in Aquarius. The partial eclipse will end at 5:47 pm EST and 22:47 UTC. Though this is rather a simple partial eclipse, the emotional ties to this eclipse will be felt for months as this is a replication of an eclipse that has occurred at the same degree.
On February 16, 1999, we had an Annular Solar Eclipse in Aquarius at the same exact degree. This could only mean that issues occurring in 1999 may resurface. So back to the future we go.
Whether it is a solar or a lunar eclipse, the energy of the eclipse will be felt 7 – 15 days before and after. However, the transformation could continue for 6 months into the future. If we were to recall the history of February 1999; in politics, the 2nd week of February, the 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton was acquitted of impeachment by the senate, and in health, genetically modified food was claimed to have negative impact on human health. Corruption scandals in the International Olympic committee caused members to be excused. The Columbine shooting in April killed 13 children. The West Niles Virus impacted the United States. The Y2k scare caused many companies to hire consultants for their patches. And Star Wars Episode I debuted.
The most crucial part of first six months of 1999 was the number of Tornadoes that claimed the lives of many in the United States. Then again, some history has already repeated. In January 1999, from January 1-10 a North American Blizzard claimed the lives of over 72 people and cost over 400 million; and in 2018, the American Blizzard was renamed “bomb cyclone.” The blizzard brought snow and fringed weather patterns to places that have not seen this type of weather in a long time.
If we are repeating 1999 patterns, then I am predicting that several Hurricanes are due this fall; starting in August and going forward to November/December, 2018. Additionally, more secrets will be revealed and issues of taxes, money, and corporate scandals are possible. This is due to the magnificent effects of Saturn in Sagittarius, who only wants the truth, Jupiter in Libra who wants balance, and Rahu and Ketu, the punishers of past karma. I can only anticipate that globally, we can plant some positive seeds this eclipse with the black moon and the new moon in Aquarius.
Aquarius moon signifies the accommodating awareness, social mindfulness, and thorough measures. It is about what you can do by yourself; individuality and distinctiveness will liberate those that have been surrounded by other people’s ideas. This new moon asks us to reconsider everything and find a different way to heal, visualize your life contrarily, and how as a collective society we can collaborate. Specifically, it asks us to imagine how we will bond together to mend old wounds and live by ideologies rather than emotions.
The new moon is the energy to look at everything in a new perception and take risks where everything is likely. The Aquarius moon’s chief focus is on doing things which are group connected, whether they are big plans or small things such as shopping. Every group movement will be holy during this new moon. The new moon reassures you to take any risk, take hold of every day, and look at the desires and prospects available to everyone. But it especially blesses Aquarius to start over.
Aquarius is a sign of emotional detachment. Often, these people tend to remain neutral to almost everything because everything in their eyes has a reason. This is time to do things that require the collective mind, nurture your friends, and remain objective. The energy is just right to channel logical pursuits. You will find yourself most satisfied being around friends, and their company may satisfy the emotional voids felt by letting go of things. Through gratitude and being nostalgic there is a great care of fostering and fairness.
Unlike Western astrology, VPAT ideology claims that Saturn rules Aquarius; this means almost every Aquarian will have obstacles in their lives. Nevertheless, it gives a boost as well. The sensibility and reactive actions may come in such a way that many individuals have a liberal mind, concentrated analyzing, aloofness, and humanitarianism, but this comes with a price. Due to the nature of Aquarius energy, justice and fairness may not always be readily available as Aquarians’ are quite demanding when it comes to personal and professional relationships.
Those that are Aquarius, or have any houses in Aquarius, including fixed signs (Scorpio, Leo, and Taurus) may become detached emotionally. It is suggesting that nurturing friends, remaining objective, and doing things with a world view manner may be helpful.
New moon in Aquarius is about uncertainties in our lives and to obtain stability through balanced thinking. Aquarius dynamism often grounds us to be reserved which can lead to isolation or feeling alone, but once we realize that entertaining, making changes, and being repeatedly sympathetic lessens the severity.
This eclipse, along with the energy of the moon, could cause positives and negatives; however, the aspects of Rahu and Ketu, the unexpected teachers of karma and past life, will cause discomfort.
What I am about to foretell is based upon VPAT, not to be confused with Western or Vedic Astrology’s. The names of each sign are used as place holders for a date of birth.
Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories primary function is to divert danger and find an alternative solution toward positive outcomes. If you are looking for a western astrology, my recommendation is to contact any one of my advisers here. If you are looking for a Vedic Astrologer, please email me and I can recommend some to you. True Vedic Astrologers, based out of India, perform ceremonies for you at no charge and recommend stones for you to purchase.
Due to the lunar eclipse in Leo and Solar Eclipse in Aquarius, Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus moving into Taurus, and Ketu/Rahu in Cancer/Capricorn, those affected by the eclipse will be emphasized. Please remember, just because the lunar eclipse is not in your sign this does not mean you will not be affected. The best way to define how the eclipse will affect you is to have a VPAT chart done. I offer the VPAT chart to my regular clients as well as those that have followed my blog. The below are predispositions, not to be used as exact occurrences (though I have been told it seems to clearly affect the characteristics).
The Solar eclipse will bring something new for you, dear Aquarius. I know the feeling of being lethargic and itching for a change, and trust me when I say it’s almost over, I promise. Let’s just say that this fall will be the ending of your eclipse cycle until 2027, so take a breather. Taurus however, will rock the planet of Uranus and expect the unexpected in finances and lots of worries. Leo, you are not out of the woods just yet, now that you have gone through your own eclipses and Jupiter was in your sign not too long ago. You are now being questioned about how well you learned everything. Saturn being in Sagittarius makes continual changes for you by association of fire signs. Scorpio, unless you have lots of Libra, Cancer, or fire in your chart, this should be a smooth ride for you. You have been pounded by Saturn for a while and soon Jupiter will move into Scorpio.
Aquarius: The Lunar eclipse in Leo may have caused some relationship issues for you; perhaps an associate is disconnecting themselves from you. The consideration here is how much of it is your fault. Now the time comes that you must look at how you are budgeting your finances and your feelings. It is also a time to look at how much you have saved and how much your family has saved. But consideration must be emphasized in areas of habits and how they affect your life in general. Be careful with your injuries below the nose, i.e. mouth, throat, nails, teeth, or even the nose. One of the most significant above the nose will be your eyes. Even though others could have minor injuries, eyes could have sustained issues.
Saturn: Good financial outlook and new opportunities
Rahu: Courage with an outlook of overcoming challenges improves
Ketu: Possible separations, headaches, and over spending secretly
Jupiter: Work challenges, health declining, perseverance is the key
Taurus: No matter how pivotal previous years were, you will remember 2018. This is a brand-new person; everything from your belief to who you are, including relationships, will change for you. Uranus, a planet of change, will rock your world like no other until 2026. The Lunar eclipse made you focus on your home, now the Solar eclipse is having you analyze your life. You may consider your profession, work, ambition, determination, or finances, but most of all I would not be surprised if you became a workaholic.
Saturn: Unpredictable losses and health issues
Rahu: Change in career or advancements
Ketu: Indulgence in religion and long-distance travel
Jupiter: Relationships of all kinds could get better, but all decisions must be analyzed thoroughly
Leo: Even though you may not be a Sagittarius, by association many things that occur with Saturn in Sagittarius i.e. education, work, and family may be important issues for you now. But certainly, this eclipse may be a positive phase for you. Every relationship from business to personal will be in focus for you, as you just ended cycle of what does not work in your personality. This eclipse will have you focus on everything you are looking for and everything you are not getting in areas of relationships.
Saturn: Relationships will improve and financial life will be one on of tithing
Rahu: Stress and work issues will be overwhelming
Ketu: Hard work and declining health
Jupiter: Stress, family health, and relationship issues
Scorpio: You have just passed a very heavy Saturn and as you ease out of it things may still seem difficult for you. The Lunar Eclipse may have caused you to reconsider your life, who you want to be, and what you want to do. You may have cut ties with clients, or ended a job or project. Perhaps it’s the best for you to bring less tension in your life. Those projects, clients, and assignments that stay are meant for you. It’s time now to not hold back but express yourself, play, learn, socialize, and invest in healthy investments. Most of all, smile more as your expression will bring you happiness.
Saturn: Relationships with family members and hard work pay off
Rahu: Improvement in your religious and love life
Ketu: Standing up for challenges and rise in ambition
Jupiter: Stress in travel, a rise in confidence, and analyze financial
As Saturn in Sagittarius continues to transform all fire signs including Sagittarius, we must look at the world as an ever-changing evolution. This is nothing unfamiliar to Geminis as this year we will have 4 Mercury retrogrades and they too will evolve like their fellow brothers and sisters (Aquarius). Virgos have now completed their Eclipse and Jupiter, but they will be affected by Uranus moving into Taurus and maybe highly concerned about money coming and going. Fortunately for you dear Pisces, you may just sit back and be in your own little world as Neptune continues to be in Pisces for some time. We will tell you when to wake up.
Sagittarius: Its true Saturn does not have to be your enemy, it can be your friend. With the Lunar eclipse in Leo, your focus may have been on legal issues and higher learning. Now it’s time to think about your roots. Mentally, this eclipse has a lot to offer to you, including being at peace. You are now ready to build a place that you call “home” where love, compassion, and understanding can be formed.
Saturn: Needless arguments with loved ones, mental stress and stalling
Rahu: Declines in finances and health
Ketu: Decline in finances and increase in arrogance
Jupiter: Family disputes and a lack of patience
Gemini: Though the last eclipse was just up your alley, through socialization, communication, and networking, it’s time now to change directions. If you apply yourself, you could have positive recourse in areas of spirituality, learning, wealth, and teaching. Now is the time to apply the ultimate truth which is that connection between you and the higher power. But don’t get frustrated too easily as Mercury will come and bother you this spring and fall.
Saturn: Hard work will pay off and you will be a social butterfly
Rahu: Mental stresses and disputes with family members
Ketu: Decline in respect and health improvements in areas of Spirituality
Jupiter: Conflicts at the work place and a rise in financial expenditures
Virgo: You have gone through your share of high highs and low lows. People, including yourself, may be questioning if you are bi-polar. Convince yourself that you are not, you are just a little confused. During the last eclipse you may have wanted to be a hermit and spend some time thinking where you are going and how you are going to get there. Now, you may be thinking about relationships of all kinds; especially those that are dear to you. What do you want to do with the relationships? Do you want them and how do you want to build them up again?
Saturn: Hard work will pay off and you may relocate
Rahu: Rise in finances and job, vigilant as seniors make take revenge
Ketu: Pointless doubts in a relationship and inability to focus
Jupiter: Challenges at work and feeling fatigue
Pisces: I bet you are happy now that all the eclipse junk is behind you. However, since Neptune is in your sign, remember that nothing is really real, or is it? The last eclipse will continue to make you focus on our work and your health. This eclipse will make you question who you are and what do you want to change about yourself, because something is not working.
Saturn: Decrease in your income, increase in your expenses
Rahu: Concerns over family health issues and increased expenses
Ketu: Increase in education and learning and decline in areas of relationships
Jupiter: Progress in your work with increased effort
You must be feeling a little giddy now, dear Aries, as Uranus will soon move away from your sign. Nothing unexpected is going to happen. However, Saturn in Sagittarius will continue to put hardship on you, along with the Leo eclipses. At this time, you may wish you were more like Libra who is about to shine bright being that Jupiter is in their sign (according to VPAT) for some time. However, Cancer is about to chew some of their nails off because the series of eclipses is soon to enter their sign, and of course, Rahu/Ketu along with Capricorn is not helping. Then again, no one has it worse than Capricorn as they transform due to the Uranus and Rahu/Ketu changes. So, breathe.
Aries: I am sure that you may feel by now everything is coming together. But is it? With Uranus in your house for so long you may have felt everything was happening quickly and suddenly. But it did give you a chance to reconsider your relationships, family, and your home. This eclipse will assist you in reconsidering your friends. You also may be reconsidering how you make a living, along with what has been successful for you and what has not.
Saturn: Slow progress in your work and a decline in your patience
Rahu: Increase in your expenditures and possible relocation
Ketu: Inability to focus and change of jobs
Jupiter: Declining of health and finances
Libra: The crazy eclipses are behind you and now you are glorified with Jupiter. You should not be feeling that bad. But perhaps you did previously as you disconnected yourself from people who thought they were your friends or something you used to do. But now you must get your health and career back on track. This is the time to plant those seeds as needed.
Saturn: Increase in travel and disputes with family members
Rahu: Hard work, increase in your finances, and focus on mother’s health
Ketu: Pressures of work, financial losses, and discontent with relationships
Jupiter: Increase in respect at work, possible promotion, and prosperity
Cancer: While you were sipping on pina colada’s for some time, did you think it would last forever? Remember that Rahu/Ketu is about death and rebirth, karma, and paying it forward. The eclipse in Leo could have caused you to lose, or end, a specific type of career you used to do and now it is about paying back karma. Expect the unexpected on the positive side; it is about curing or finding a solution to ongoing issues i.e. health or financial areas.
Saturn: Increase in travel and decline in your health
Rahu: Increasing arguments and being domineering
Ketu: Prosperity in areas of occupation and disparity in areas of relationships
Jupiter: Addition to your family, or extended family, and wisdom soars
Capricorn: You may naturally worry like your sibling Virgo; you have every right to do so. Rahu/Ketu transit, with Pluto and now Uranus, your head may be spinning like crazy. You may have ended a project or the additional income that may have been coming in has stopped. It also has to do with past karma pay back. Now, you must reconsider how you communicate with people and how it effects your work life.
Saturn: Increase in travel and decline in your health and finances
Rahu: Business and career will improve while relationships may decline
Ketu: Stress, detachment, and negative thinking
Jupiter: Increase in finances and an addition to your family
The above predictions are based are based upon VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories) and not reliant upon Western or Eastern Astrology. For western predictions you may seek my recommended advisors Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwaters or any of my other preferred astrologers here.
Remember, this is the exact opposite to the eclipse in August 2017. However, the world will go through significant changes until Saturn really moves away from Sagittarius. My predictions for this eclipse are about paying back karma. As women and the deprived will rise up to regain their personal power back. Many major industries that keep the world and countries in order could go through a period of “Cleaning house” i.e. administrations, large corporations, education, and anything that does not work will be destroyed or gone one day soon.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, floods, and water related issues are possible. Financial falls and continued stock market declines are possible to bring balance between the haves and have nots. Conflicts and financial instabilities are possible starting in May.
Since moon in Aquarius represents Defiant, Unforgiving, Clear, Hospitable, and Unpredictable, it is my recommendation for us to remain well-adjusted during this energy. This new moon is unusual to many astrological signs. It is my recommendation that you purchase an orange candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil or sage oil and chant the Psalm 51. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next eclipse.
This year I am incorporating five mantras for the eclipse and moon in Aquarius. It is my recommendation that until the next eclipse that you don’t steer away from this, as the next eclipse will change your world
When it comes to finding nourishing interactions, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a vibrant understanding of what your goal should be.
The mantra for the Solar eclipse are:
AUM HREEM HLEEM SURYAAY NAMAH
(auum Hriiim Hliim Sur yay a na ma ha)
(om aadityaay vidmahe bhaaskaraaye dheemahi tanno bhaanu prachodayaat)
The mantra for Aquarius moon is:
Om Hreeng Aing Kleeng Shreeng
(om Hriing auinng Kliing shriing)
Om Shreem Upendraya Achutaya Namah
“Yasya:nke cha vibha:ti bhu:dharsuta: devapaga: mastake, Bhale balbidhurgale cha garalam yasyorasi vyalraat Soyam bhumivibhisanah survarah sarvadhipah sarvada: Sharvah sarvgatah shivah shashinibhah shri Shankar patu maam”
The purpose of this mantra is to foster steadiness on your pathway in life by helping you realize the teachings you have set for yourself and through karma, pessimism will be overcome.
As with every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmations, even if there is the slightest change, and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Also remember to never make the affirmations begin with “I want”, they must be worded “I need to be shown how to retain”.
Please note, I am not an astrologer. Vedic philosophical theories are unique as they predetermine the actions and reactions of individuals through dharma and karma incorporation. Every reading is unique, bringing the truth and choices for the optimistic and reliable source of changes and transformation.
This will be last 6-month reading until late summer and highly representative of all aspects of our lives. Currently I am taking appointments and my schedule will be published soon for those who have consulted with me before as well as for those that follow my blog.
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