FEBRUARY NEWS AND TRANSITS
ECLIPSES, ACTION, ANGER AND LOVE
By Laurie www.sublunar.co.za
February is a Month of Eclipses, so yet again we will experience events that bring about change.
When observing an eclipse there is a unique silence as the earth experiences darkness, even the birds become still.
As the earth quietens we become unsettled, the events leading up to this energy can bring about necessary and at times catastrophic change whic can lead to lasting effects.
Mediaeval astrologers had little doubt that an Eclipse caused an outbreak of the plague that spread through Europe. As devastating as it was, not all died. The lasting effect was knowledge of how fleas and rats can cause disease.
Einstein showed that if gravity can bend light then our personal weight must constantly be changing through the action of the lights (planets) from above.
If an eclipse falls within a degree of any of your personal planets it will affect you personally. If not you will feel the vibrations as the pent up energy of what is wrong in the world comes to a head followed by ripples of reaction. These ripples have already begun.
On the 11th of February around midnight we will experience a Penumbral Eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth’s shadow. This type of eclipse is often mistaken for a normal full Moon.
The Moon will still look full but a slice will be obscured by the Earth, which will fall between the two lights; the Sun in Aquarius and Moon in the opposite sign of Leo.
What we will notice is people standing up for causes or for the rights of others. If this is you, just be careful you do not become too involved with your own self importance at the cost of others.
It is a good time to recognise the truth of matters and to face facts, it’s not about you and your needs it’s a collective innovative energy that will bring about change for the good.
Then two weeks later on the 26th of Feb at about 3pm we experience an annular eclipse of the Sun. An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s centre, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire”
In South Africa we will only see 40% of the Moon covered due to the Longitude and Latitude as well as the angle from where we observe the Moon.
Both Sun and Moon will be in Pisces and on a fixed star called Skat which is said to bring about good fortune and lasting happiness with the help of new and influential friends. Wow chaps this is great time for romance and love, to propose or just have a fun gathering with people you love while watching the Eclipse together.
We are seeing the picture here with these eclipses, if you can get over your ego and become a team player you will meet up with the correct sort of people with whom you can relate and share. If you cannot then the energy around you will swallow you up.
On this note we need to look at Jupiter a big happy and expansive planet, he is in Libra and seeking success in partners, lovers and all relationships. The Solar Eclipse is promoting this energy in a big way. The universe is crying out for us to start to get along and to be fair with others including ourselves.
Jupiter is in his station about to move backwards from our viewpoint on earth. When a planet moves retrograde it works against nature or in this case can bring about healing and repair relationships that are troubled. We may even run into or reconnect with friends and connections from the past.
Until the first week in March we will also be exposed to vulnerable relationships, relationships that are stuck going nowhere or those that have seriously passed their sell by date. Some old hurt may pop up or past illogical insecurities; past anger and irresponsible behaviour can resurface. Let it go, its past, look forward a bad past can damage future growth.
February is a good month to reflect on the above and either fix the relationship or make plans to just let it go. The whole process will take a while but it is necessary to help in brining likeminded people together.
Make good connections break away from the bad ones.
Venus is slowing in motion as she too stations at the end of February to turn retrograde. When Venus retrogrades the theme of relationships continues as the cycle will bring about situations where it will be easier to discern the true value of people in your life.
At the moment Venus is an Evening star and is visible just before and during sunset, but after her retrograde cycle she will become a Morning star. From April those early risers will glimpse her beauty whilst out on a run or ride, or even on the way to work.
As lovely as Venus is this retrograde will bring difficult times as we all may find the desire to be selfish and do things our way. Yet at the same time we are all dealing with this ecliptic energy of trying not to be selfish and controlling, so the lesson is to try and become part of the team, but still own your truth.
Mars moves into Aries, a sign of action. This can bring about a strong pioneering spirit, a lot of energy to make things happen and a desire to make it happen now. This is the positive side, but we really need to watch out for impulsive bad decisions.
Around the weekend of the 11th and 12th Feb, Mars and Uranus connect by conjunction where they work as one concentrated energy. Uranus is rebellious and shocking, together with Mars this connection can be very dangerous.
Attacks, tempers that snap, car or travel accidents and in certain instances sudden illness or surgery could manifest. It is wise not to work with fire or sharp objects, so put off cutting down that tree till next weekend.
It is a weekend where we will have a strong need to assert our individuality; yes we can do so but take a step back and do so constructively.
If you have children expect them to resent and fight against all types of authority figures and that includes the parents, forewarned is forearmed. Keep them busy and active in a positive way.
I personally will avoid walking my dogs where the chance of an attack could be high; this connection of these two uncomfortable angry planets is likened to a fight and conflict energy for no reason other than the moment of time. This is the reason I will avoid conflict.
But this has a positive side, where we can sit and plan an innovative project or find the energy to work well on a report or in my case do my assignments with vigour. It is the time where we can get the gift of that ‘ah ha’ moment as a really productive idea or innovative solution to a problem pops into your head.
To see what the eclipses hold in store for you or where your energy is best used contact me for a mini reading R300 email@example.com
Anger and short tempers are not doing ones health any favours. It is a common symptom of anxiety, irritability, insecurity and stress as well as being a condition of the central nervous system.
We all get angry at some point but some people just cannot control themselves or walk away. These people suffer from intense periods of anger that may or may not result in harm to themselves and others. It is in its own way an illness of the mind.
The herb Verbena provides calming effect on the brain to assist in controlling anger. It contains the caffeic acid derivatives as well as falvonoids which help one to relax and reduce the anger impulse. It can be taken via a tincture or made up as a tea.
Another very effective herb is the German Chamomile which soothes anger and helps control the anger impulse. You can get this in a capsule form or as a tea, it will help one sleep deeper and longer which is great as sleep deprivation due to worry and stress can trigger temper.
Another brilliant herb is called Skullcap rich in flavonoids, iridoids and other natural oils that play a role in reducing hysteria and anger; it is able to calm the actual brain soothing irritable angry feelings.
But most important treatment to consider is lifestyle changes, look at your environment is it too stressful and the people around you are they triggering you in a negative way? If so make some changes and simplify your days,
What are you eating, too much junk and drinking too much coffee as well as drinks loaded with stimulants to keep you focused by pumping you full of rally bad adrenalin? Not good not good at all. So many people, including those we work with are on steroids for sport or body reasons, this is so very toxic to our natural bodies it causes so much damage and that includes our brains.
Speak to a dietician who can help you with a diet that can help you with your stress, sleeping and daily energising. Get off the wheel of destruction and onto the road of harmony with yourself and your body.
If you are dealing with an anger freak try to bring calm into their lives…subtlety and slowly, both adults and children should avoid sugar in excess. Both need a health lunch box…
Now here is an innovative idea, start a business that makes adults healthy lunch boxes…anybody…