February 18th – This Week’s Sparkles

February 18th – This Week’s Sparkles

Eclipse in Feb 2008
Eclipse in Feb 2008

Thursday 21st, 1:31pm: Eclipse in early degrees of Pisces, conjunct Saturn. A wake up call to make dreams real.

With the move of Venus into Aquarius early on Monday morning, we coolly disengage our emotions and take more interest in offbeat art, and intellectual debates with loved ones. This cerebral approach will continue to build until well into next week when  Mercury and Venus meet at 11 degrees Aquarius.

Talking of Mercury:  finally goes direct at 8 degrees Aquarius on February 19th at 12:56pm.  Spend the day before and the day after getting papers in order, looking for lost keys and generally reclaiming your local environment (Mercury rules Gemini/3rd house) and re-establishing your routines (Mercury rules Virgo/6th house).

From late afternoon on Tuesday until the eclipse, there is a crucial buildup of planetary energy. Although there are no major planetary aspects this week between the outer planets, the Sun’s move into Pisces (0 degrees Pisces) is followed quickly by a sextile to Pluto at 0 degrees Capricorn and then Full Moon eclipse with the moon at 1 degrees Pisces. That makes for a lot of energy for those who have planets at the beginning or the very end of signs. Add into the mix the Full Moon is conjunct Saturn (5 degrees Virgo), the emphasis this week is on Pisces and Capricorn/Virgo. if you have those signs prominent in your chart, you’ll sense (not see clearly, but feel it) what the next decade or two will bring.

Why do I say that? Pluto moved into Capricorn a few weeks ago. The planet is about to make, and then act (cardinal sign) on some long term goals. Its hard to tell what long term goals a planet of people have – but if anyone can make sense of it all, Pisces can. So the sun visits visionary Pisces, taps long-transformative Pluto on the shoulder in a friendly way and then takes the discussion into the courtroom that is the confrontation (full moon – opposition) of a plan-it-all-out Virgo moon. You may not have to do anything just yet, but the dominoes will be lined up and like it or see the beginning as the first one falls… And fall they will, with the Sun opposing restrictive Saturn on Sunday 24th at 7:47pm AEST.

That eclipse is around Australian lunchtime on Thursday 21st (1:30pm for Sydney people) – 1:31pm. NASA Total Eclipse Feb 2008

You might like to read more at the NASA website their times are American EST.

All other times on this site are Australian AEST.

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