Today's New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur today February 15, 2018 within 27 degrees of Aquarius 08' - our fixed air sign representing individuation aka how to BE your true authentic self as much as possible!
Most people think of Aquarius as being a Water sign due to the phrase associated with it: The Water Bearer. What the bearer is holding is a vessel filled with Future Knowledge - yours and mine and theirs. It pours down, via the Milky Way/Universe into our Solar System and on down to each of us. During the time of the Sun's journey through Aquarius (January 19th - February 18th in 2018) activating our birth charts, we all experience our own version of catching up to our Future Self's knowledge and bringing it forward to be used NOW for Self and the good of all, within community.
Wherever we have Aquarius in the birth chart - this is where we seem to bring forth Innovation and Invention - creating something NEW that had not occurred to us before this moment in time. As we do so, we expand our uniqueness in the world, bringing forth that true authentic part of ourselves, to be seen and heard by others around us.
Today, during the New Moon phase, we experience BOTH the Moon and Sun at the same time - along with a Partial Solar Eclipse!Here the Sun's vital and active energy is at play, asking us to take some ACTION in regard to who we authentically and truly ARE from the Inside, Out! The Age of Aquarius is all about moving forward authentically within your own life AND being connected and a part of the community around you. You support community when they need you and community supports you when you need them, creating a win-win for the good of all.
The Partial Solar Eclipse begins at 11:56 a.m. MST with its first contact with Earth and is at its Greatest Eclipse as of 1:17 p.m. MST, ending approximately at 3:47 pm MST. The timing of the New Moon during this Eclipse is at 2:05 p.m. MST (2:41 p.m. Calgary time).
What has been extra ordinary for this first Eclipse Season of 2018 is the location of the Moon's Nodes with each Eclipse - the North Node in LEO conjunct the Total Lunar Eclipse of January 31st (heading in the direction our Soul Self beckons us into), and today's eclipse brings forth the South Node in AQUARIUS -talents and skills we bring from our past lives AND any unresolved issues to be healed NOW. Hence the taking Action of some regard at this time.
When the North Node is in LEO while the South Node is in AQUARIUS (from: North Node Astrology by Elizabeth Spring M.A.):
Soul Purpose:to create loving connections with others in order to heal the sense of being the outsider or the persecuted one. By leaving behind harsh judgments of self or others, the idea now is to "Come in from the cold and become one of us." Join with the family of man, and make your presence felt. Be effective and compelling rather than "being right" and alone.
Shadow: A deeply entrenched unconscious fear can entice you to be controlling, inflexible or stubborn especially in the little things of life. Practice forgiveness and letting your funny bone out. You could be a good comedian! Humour acknowledges the dark side of life with a detached and ironic perspective. A heartfelt humour that knows the pain of life can accept the full drama of it as well.
See where the possible unresolved issues from your past dovetail with the lack of fun and play and humour (LEO) in your life. Along with feeling like an ALIEN amongst the family of man - that I don't belong here - I see future knowledge that I cannot seem to share with others - there is no true connection - I am lonely - I am not part of this community/group where IS my group? (AQUARIUS). Any or all of these scenarios could be what is holding you back from authentically expressing your future knowledge by just BEING You, with Others, Now. Take a leap of Faith, with Courage, and express yourself, gently, slowly, with patience and care, with others in your local world and see the gifts of NOT KNOWING what the outcome will be from taking this risk in the first place - until you get there! (Thanks for this bit, Michelle!)
Note there is a time-span of approximately 3.5 years moving forward from today that will be affected by how we conduct ourselves during this eclipse! What ACTION will you be taking at the moment of the New Moon (2:05 p.m. MST) that is reflective of how AUTHENTICALLY you are BEing YOU AND deal with any unresolved issues surrounding the need for courage to BE that authentic You at the same time? Will you hide, run away or face and walk through the fears that have kept you small, inauthentic, and less-than, within your full potential? The House of Life Experience within your birth chart shows you WHERE in your life these issues/actions will take place in order to heal!
Humanity, invention, seeing your future, revelations, humour, your friends, and avoiding excessive detachment (aka unemotional involvement that is a characteristic of Aquarius) will all be on the Aquarian menu today, moving forward these next 3.5 years.
KNOW THYSELF - LOVE THYSELF - BE THYSELF = authenticity! Namaste