In the shortest month of 2018 there will be no Full Moon.
A very rare event indeed.
We have to go back to 1999, at that time there was no Full Moon in February.
The previous Full Moon of January 31, 2018 was a Lunar Eclipse in Leo and on March 2th, 2018, we see the next Full Moon in Virgo.
You would think that February 2018 would be a quiet month, but we do have to deal with a partial Lunar Eclipse on February 15, 2018.
Also the Great Benefactor Jupiter will be under attack several times this month.
And that makes February 2018 a month of threats and doubts.
On Thursday, February 1th, 2018 Imbolc is celebrated.
The feast that symbolizes the Transition from Winter to Spring.
Mother Nature wakes up from her hibernation, the seeds germinate and the trees awaken.
From the Dark comes the Light.
A time of growth and purification at the beginning of a new phase of growth.
On the first day of February 2018, Mercury enters the empire of Aquarius.
And that is a good start of the month.
The first weekend is therefore about togetherness, good conversations and social involvement.
Also the strong planetary energies in the first week of February 2018 are dominated by social occasions, togetherness, excessive optimism, travel and philosophical conversations about the meaning of life and how we can improve our lives.
However, aren’t we too optimistic and is this the calm before the storm?
However, in the run-up to the Solar Eclipse of February 15, 2018, unexpected turns must be taken into account in the second week of February 2018.
Expectations are high. Valentine's Day 2018 can therefore have a different course than was thought.
On February 15, 2018, there is a partial Solar Eclipse at 27º in Aquarius.
This Solar Eclipse in Aquarius brings us back to the Winter of 1999.
On February 16, 1999 there was also a Solar Eclipse at 27º in Aquarius.
Issues from that period still require a solution.
Anyway, all eclipses of 2018 are on the axis of Leo/Aquarius.
The polarities Leo and Aquarius describe our individuality and our role in society.
Every eclipse brings the spotlights on a particular issue.
The energies of this darkened New Moon are focused on social equality and hope for the future.
Mercury is conjunct the Solar Eclipse and indicates that in public opinion and in the media there will be plenty of attention for these issues. Mercury sextile Uranus in Aries shows surprising new information from this moment on and in the coming months, such as scientific discoveries or new inventions.
Venus is sextile Saturn and this connection indicates favorable changes.
This period lasts until the end of 2018, because the red warrior Mars in Aquarius forms in the first half of November 2018 an explosive and volatile square with Jupiter in Scorpio.
This Solar Eclipse is also about the role of women in our society.
Read more about this Solar Eclipse under NEWS on this Website.
In the days after, the planetary energies will be restless and unfocused.
On February 17, 2018, the volatile square between Mars in Sagittarius and Neptune and Pisces is the cause of low energy, addiction sensitivity, unrest, doubt and increased tension in the world.
The Law of Cause and Effect shows that many in the world must face the past.
Until the third weekend of February 2018, planetary nuisances must be taken into account which can be frustrating. It will not always be easy to reach an agreement or to set the record straight.
On February 23 2018, sensational information can come to us that can be both shocking and exciting as well.
The rest of the month of February 2018 will have a slower course due to the influence of the Sun and Mercury in Pisces which is all about trust and togetherness.
The transformative power of love and the spoken word will be strong.
In general this is a good time to achieve practical goals together.
Real progress can be made by combining empathy, patience, realistic expectations, discipline and focus.
However, it remains wise to think first before we speak or take hasty actions.
I wish you all an exciting month of February!