Solar Eclipse Aquarius February 2018: The freedom to change yourself, change your world and change our world.
Hello lovely ones and happy (almost!) Solar Eclipse in Aquarius!
This partial solar eclipse takes place on Thursday February 15th 2018 at 27 degrees of Aquarius.
Check using a chart calculator (it is no longer available on my site but you can click through from the icon to access it on another site) where this solar eclipse falls in your chart as well as any planets you have in Aquarius as these will be triggered by this New Moon.
Aquarius is an air sign ruled by change agent planet Uranus.
In the natural zodiac Aquarius is the ruler of the eleventh house governing our friendships, groups we belong to, causes we support, our 'soul' tribe as well as our most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.
These themes are all under the cosmic spotlight at this solar eclipse as well as the life areas governed by Aquarius in each of our natal charts.
Unlike most new moons, solar eclipses open up a six month manifesting window.
So despite this being a partial solar eclipse (and not quite as intense as a total solar eclipse) we have a very strong manifesting energy at play at this New Moon which will take us to the end of July and the finale of the 2018 eclipses.
Aquarian traits are intellectualism, compassion for humanity, quirkiness and unpredictability.
They adore freedom and are unafraid to pursue it, at times seemingly at any cost.
They are the zodiac change makers and it can make them a little odd in terms of their close human relationships, but does not by any means indicate that they do not care about others, because they really do.
They just sometimes have a tendency to prefer to care more about ALL others/the world at large as opposed to getting drawn into an overly close emotional one to one connection which can drain their energies and stop them from forging ahead with their mission to help humanity!
Aquarians are more often than not humanitarians and have a genius streak in them which in some cases can lead them to inventing all kinds of amazing things which help progress humanity and have social consciousness.
They are unafraid of change and will often tip their own worlds upside down in order to progress themselves and step into the future they desire.
Soulstrology tells us that at this New Moon each of us, regardless of our sign, has the ability to change ourselves and in doing so change our worlds and the world at large.
Most importantly there is a very liberating aspect at play at this time aided by Sun and Moon make a beautiful angle to Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, assisting us in accessing that energy of liberation and change.
This is further assisted by Jupiter (in transformational Scorpio) making a favorable aspect to Pluto (in powerful Capricorn) which further aids this energy of liberating, positive change.
But here is the thing. Too often people think they are victims and at the behest of a chaotic universe.
They think they are prisoners of their current circumstances.
Or of their own character traits. Or of the past. And so on, and so forth.
They cling to whatever crutches they may have developed as a result of this victim/prisoner consciousness and this keeps them stumbling, unable to joyfully run forward towards their future.
But more often than not it is an illusion.
Think of the people who defy their circumstances to create magic in their lives, and that of others.
Their consciousness is not bound by their physical circumstances.
And as a result of that they are able to create what they want within and then manifest it externally.
You see this with people who are given certain medical diagnoses and defeat the odds.
Or people who were born into very difficult circumstances and endured severe hardship but managed to make their lives a magical illustration of a miracle.
These people are you and I.
The difference being they choose their consciousness carefully and do not let themselves be prisoners of their minds, the past, their current circumstances, or others.
And at this Aquarian eclipse each of us has the freedom to do this but we have to remove the limiting veil of illusion that we are in stuck in some way.
By lifting the veil we will see that if we want to, we can create positive change within, which will have a knock on impact upon our own lives and that of others.
We are free to change ourselves.
We are free to change our lives.
We are free to change the world (for the better!).
We are free to, but will we choose to?
I know I am.
I am done with being heartbroken about the homeless and solely engaging in what I think is akin to palliative care for those of my unfortunate neighbors whom I try to help in some way but who I am almost acting as a hospice care nurse to.
I am done with watching people literally die on the streets around me as I enjoy my privileged life.
I am done with thinking that someone better, smarter, wealthier, more powerful than me will be the person to change this.
I know that I can't change the entire world or solve the issue of homelessness and poverty single handedly, but I also know I can stop shrinking and thinking the best I can do is give water, food, toiletries etc.
I know there is more I can do and whilst I may not know exactly what that is, it is slowly forming and I know that it will be part of my legacy.
And I know that I am going to have to go outside of my comfort zone in many ways to achieve this including so that I can be more and have more, because the more I have, the more I can give, the more I can make change.
Woah that was unintended and literally just flowed out!
And just to give you a taste of how much the plight of the homeless has impacted me please read this 'love' letter (it's on my website version of this blog and on my Instagram) which I received from a homeless man whom I still think of regularly and is a letter I cherish as being one of the most important gifts of my life.
Sorry guys, sometimes I swear I write these blogs for me and my journey as much (and at times perhaps more!) as for you all!
I feel accountable when I share and it helps me get my thoughts outside of my introvert head and I am sitting here right now saying, yep, you're gonna have to get on with this now, you've put it out there, no turning back now.
So thank you all you beautiful people who take the time to read my posts and occasionally write back.
You're as much part of my process of alchemy and my teachers as perhaps some of you may think I am yours.
But back to this solar eclipse.
Let's all harness this powerfully liberating energy to plant the seeds of change!
Let's do this!
Solar Eclipse/New Moon Affirmations
I know that I have the freedom to change both myself and my life.
I believe in my ability to transform my inner world and outer world.
I trust that freedom is accessible to me at all times and I embrace this gift.
I know that I have the ability to be part of positive change for the world at large and that I will be supported in my efforts to do so.
I no longer believe in the word impossible knowing that the word itself says I'm possible and that in truth, anything and everything is possible if I believe in it enough.
I am wishing you all a liberating and transformational New Moon.
May each of us change ourselves, our lives and our beloved world, for the best.
So may it be.