News-in-Transition

21 February 2018

- 2/21 ~ Venus (values) ~conjunct~ Neptune (dreams): This energy is the power of your vision combined with your deepest values. Your connection to the whole, your contribution and your purpose are demanding some attention. It is time to be more intuitive than linear – time to inspire rather than convince...

- 2/21 ~ Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility): This energy is really good for being able to objectively see what needs to be changed, fixed or stabilized in your life or environment...

- 2/25 ~ Venus (values & priorities) ~square~ Mars (desire & passion): This is our Inner Feminine & Masculine pushing out of comfort zone and into new territory. It’s time to recalibrate how you give & receive, as well as how you BE versus DO...

2/25 ~ Mercury (communication/expression) ~conjunct~ Neptune (imagination/ spirituality): This is a mixed blessing, but definitely an initiation either way. It can be miraculous for creativity, art or exploration...

2/25 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Saturn (organization & structure): This energy is good for getting serious and organized because the Sun also brings some much-needed clarity...

2/27 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation): This energy deepens all emotions and strengthens bonds & attachments. Friendships & love relationships become much deeper and, sometimes more intense, not to mention any physical (sexual) experience...

2/28 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~square~ Mars (desire & actions): This activation can be a tough one for some. If your beliefs are out of alignment with your actions, if you are not self-aware or act-out unconsciously, being selfish or childish, then watch out, because squares test you to grow and change in some way...

2/28~Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation): This energy provokes the need to delve deeper into the ideas or information being presented at this time, whether personal or professional. You will want to dig deeper, ask the hard questions and gather insights that are deeper and more profound than usual...

3/1 ~ Venus (socialize) ~trine~ Jupiter (optimism & travel): This is usually a pleasant energy, although short lived. This is a good time to enjoy some kind of social activity. No pressure – just easy, laid-back fun...

3/2 ~ Mercury (learning & mind) ~trine~ Jupiter (education & consciousness): This energy is great for expanding your mind, learning something new or taking a class. It’s time to plan for the future and start getting organized...

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14 February 2018

 - The new moon will take a bite out of the solar disk to stage a partial eclipse of the sun on February 15, 2018. This eclipse is visible from southern South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, far-southern Brazil and far-southern Paraguay), Antarctica, and the far-southern extremities of the South Pacific and South Atlantic oceans. If you’re in a position to watch this eclipse, remember to use proper eye protection.

On a worldwide scale, the partial eclipse of the sun starts at sunrise over the South Pacific Ocean, and then the moon’s penumbral shadow moves eastward across the globe, to finally end at sunset nearly four hours later over the South Atlantic Ocean.

From South America, this partial solar eclipse happens in the late afternoon on February 15, placing the sun low in the west at eclipse time. The farther south you live in South America, the deeper the partial solar eclipse.

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12 February 2018

february solar eclipse astrology - The February 15-16th New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius represents a positive turning point and a much welcomed breath of fresh air.

Since the start of 2018, we have all had to do a lot of releasing and letting go. Perhaps there were things from the year prior that needed to be cleared, or perhaps it was simply the start of the new year that evoked this sense of release and change.

The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in January also had a big role to play in this release energy and may have triggered things from the past that needed to be let go of and done away with.

Interestingly enough, February has no Full Moon, meaning that this month is really about bringing in the new and welcoming in the start of a fresh cycle. The idea of releasing will take a backseat and instead, we will be able to use this New Moon Solar Eclipse energy to create and plant seeds for the future.

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11 February 2018

karimic-tools-144 - 2/13 ~ Mercury (expression) ~square~ Jupiter (truth): This energy challenges you to integrate your smaller vision with the larger vision for your life. On one hand, you can see the big picture in new ways, but on the other hand, you may not be very interested in the details that bring it about...

 - 2/13 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Uranus (freedom & individuality): This activation will help you access a deeper sense of authenticity as everyday routine events may be enlightening this week. Anytime Uranus is involved 'ah-ha moments' are available, those sudden inspirations or the surprising clarity that changes everything is bubbling near the surface, you need but invite it in...

 - 2/15 ~ Mercury (acumen) ~sextile~ Uranus (the Awakener): This energy says, it's time to go with the flow - "new and different" being the flow. It wants to shake it up a bit - in a good way. However, if you feel like new and different is more like chaos and disruption, then you need to reflect and see if you aren't being too rigid...

 - 2/15 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility): This energy has to do with your obligations within the context of relationships. They are not difficult obligations (in this case) but more emphasis is placed on enjoying serving those you love. This is also what I would call the "keep it real" energy, regarding relationships...

 - 2/17 ~ Mars (action & desire) ~square~ Neptune (dreams & illusions): This can be an annoying energy, to say the least. Basically, you may be confronted with challenges which are a direct result of earlier choices. These are the kind of choices you eventually realized were wrong and "hoped" the consequences would somehow pass you by...

 - 2/17 ~ Mercury (communication & self-expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core essential Self): This energy will compel you to express yourself on many levels. Communication will be a focus, just make sure it is reciprocated. You will have access to some powerful energy that can (and probably will) make quite an impression on others...

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11 February 2018

karimic-tools-144 - 2/13 ~ Mercury (expression) ~square~ Jupiter (truth): This energy challenges you to integrate your smaller vision with the larger vision for your life. On one hand, you can see the big picture in new ways, but on the other hand, you may not be very interested in the details that bring it about...

 - 2/13 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Uranus (freedom & individuality): This activation will help you access a deeper sense of authenticity as everyday routine events may be enlightening this week. Anytime Uranus is involved 'ah-ha moments' are available, those sudden inspirations or the surprising clarity that changes everything is bubbling near the surface, you need but invite it in...

 - 2/15 ~ Mercury (acumen) ~sextile~ Uranus (the Awakener): This energy says, it's time to go with the flow - "new and different" being the flow. It wants to shake it up a bit - in a good way. However, if you feel like new and different is more like chaos and disruption, then you need to reflect and see if you aren't being too rigid...

 - 2/15 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility): This energy has to do with your obligations within the context of relationships. They are not difficult obligations (in this case) but more emphasis is placed on enjoying serving those you love. This is also what I would call the "keep it real" energy, regarding relationships...

 - 2/17 ~ Mars (action & desire) ~square~ Neptune (dreams & illusions): This can be an annoying energy, to say the least. Basically, you may be confronted with challenges which are a direct result of earlier choices. These are the kind of choices you eventually realized were wrong and "hoped" the consequences would somehow pass you by...

 - 2/17 ~ Mercury (communication & self-expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core essential Self): This energy will compel you to express yourself on many levels. Communication will be a focus, just make sure it is reciprocated. You will have access to some powerful energy that can (and probably will) make quite an impression on others...

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5 February 2018

karimic-tools-144 - 2/4 ~ Aquarius Gate of Power/Imbolc Cross Qtr/MidPoint of Winter & Spring 2018: February always brings the MidPoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It’s a 6-week period that we can dedicate to igniting the spark of inspiration to guide the new year and strengthen our renewed connection to Life. Cross Quarters are considered the Gates of Power ~ the in between/the midpoint between the Solstices and Equinoxes. This is the *Sweet Spot* between Seed and New Life. This particular one is about PURIFICATION through Fire & Water … preparing a space for pure, new energy...

 - 2/4 ~ Venus (love, finances & relationships) ~square~ Jupiter (expansion & consciousness): This energy is a happy-go-lucky kind of energy that doesn’t really want to be bothered with the mundane. However, you must not allow that passing energy to get you so off track that it costs you more than it is worth. If you don’t have any pressing obligations, then this will be a fun, relaxing time, possibly with friends having some fun...

2/6 ~ Venus (relationships, love & money) ~sextile~ Uranus (clarity & inspiration): This energy, thanks to Uranus, activates a certain spark of electricity in the air. New relationships will have an unusual aspect to them and old ones can break-to-realign in a positive, even fun way with this energy. No monotonous routine, humdrum people or boring collaborations with this one...

2/10 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~square~ Jupiter (imagination & truth): This is a powerful energy and with that comes the necessity of discernment – it provokes you to get lots of things accomplished and that’s a good thing, however, beware of taking on more than you can actually handle. Having said that now, if you need that little “push” to get some things done, this is just the energy for you...

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1 February 2018

- It was a Blue Moon, a supermoon and a moon in total eclipse. EarthSky community members around the world came through as always with awesome photos.

Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona, submitted this photo. It’s the fully eclipsed moon on January 31, 2018, 20 minutes into totality.

The total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018, is over, and many saw it! The photos on this page were submitted or posted to EarthSky Facebook from around the world. The January 31 full moon is the third in a series of three straight full moon supermoons – that is, super-close full moons. It’s the first of two Blue Moons in 2018. So wasn’t just a total lunar eclipse, or a Blue Moon, or a supermoon. It was all three … a super Blue Moon total eclipse!

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30 January 2018

 - A Total Lunar Eclipse (TLE) occurs to tomorrow, January 31, 2018, at 8:28am EST in the 11th degree of Leo (Moon) and Aquarius (Sun). This eclipse is also a Supermoon AND a Blue Moon. It's quite the character!

A TLE - from our perspective as Earth-based observers - occurs when the Earth passes in a direct line between the Sun and the Moon casting the Earth’s Shadow upon the face of the Full Moon.

Experiencing a TLE in person, with your own eyes, heightens your ability to harness its energies.And lunar eclipses are easily viewable (no need for protective eyewear).

This eclipse will be seen in total in North America, North/East Europe, Asia, Australia and North/West South America. In other locations it will be seen as a partial eclipse.
 
The eclipse occurs before sunrise – at 8:28am EST / 5:28am PST - over North America.  So if you want to see it in these areas, get up really early tomorrow! Or, if you're on the west coast of the US you may want to stay up all night! The show starts a few hours before the exact time of the eclipse.

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28 January 2018

karimic-tools-144 - 1/28 ~ Mercury (lower mind & ideas) ~square~ Uranus (Higher Mind & awakening): This energy challenges you to expand your mind or consciousness in a way, pushing you to think differently and respond to information in new ways. Uranus brings sudden ah-ha moments, personal awareness and radical new ideas, which is great for you adventurous souls who thrive on change and new ideas...

 - 2/3 ~ Mercury (expression) ~sextile~ Mars (passion): This is a healthy selfish energy (aka self-preservation). Do not hold back this week. If you have a big dream or serious goal you have been working toward, then this is the time that may attract the assistance you need from the Universe. This is definitely a “work” energy, however, it brings with it the caveat that it is best if you work alone on something important to you...

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22 January 2018

karimic-tools-144 - 1/24 ~ Mercury (mind, thoughts & ideas) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation): This activation takes you into the depths of your own mind & consciousness, deepening all communications.  You may find yourself obsessing over something, either by yourself or in an attempt to convey something to another...

 - 1/25 ~ Mercury (your voice) ~sextile~ Jupiter (expansion): Where the above (Sun sextile Jupiter) is more about YOU, this activation is more about your consciousness, ideas, thoughts & concepts (Mercury), which Jupiter expands in some way, helping you to 'think bigger', edit your personal Story and step up your game in some way. This is also a great energy to work with if you are in school, learning something new, expanding your knowledge base or gather new tools & information to support your goals...

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20 January 2018

 - The Blue Moon – second of two full moons in one calendar month – will pass through the Earth’s shadow on January 31, 2018, to give us a total lunar eclipse. Totality, when the moon will be entirely inside the Earth’s dark umbral shadow, will last a bit more than one-and-a-quarter hours. The January 31 full moon is also the third in a series of three straight full moon supermoons – that is, super-close full moons. It’s the first of two Blue Moons in 2018. So it’s not just a lunar eclipse, or a Blue Moon, or a supermoon. It’s all three … a super Blue Moon eclipse!

Is it the first Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years, as some social media memes are now claiming? It is … if you’re not considering the whole world, but only the Americas. More about that below.

IMPORTANT. If you live in North America or the Hawaiian Islands, this lunar eclipse will be visible in your sky before sunrise on January 31.

On the other hand, if you live in the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Australia or New Zealand, this lunar eclipse will happen in the evening hours after sunset on January 31.

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14 January 2018

 - 1/14 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~square~ Uranus (awakening & radical shift): As with any Uranus activation, this one disrupts the normal flow to facilitate a ‘break to realign’ moment. While sometimes disruptive & challenging, the ultimate result is refreshing in some way...

 - 1/15 ~ Jupiter (Your Truth & Story) ~sextile~ Pluto (Purification & Transformation):(1 of 3: 1/15 ~ 4/14 ~ 9/12): This energy brings expansion & regeneration, allowing you to gain serious traction and get big things done. On a personal level, your Truth & Story is due for a renewal...

 - 1/19 ~ Mercury (expression) ~sextile~ Neptune (dreams): This is a great energy for imagination, consciousness and intuition, however, keeping a good filter to distinguish between your own perceptions and what you are picking up from those around you will be crucial to success. Your mind is on a different channel than usual and you may have to rely on other senses, like your feelings or intuitive hunches...

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8 January 2018

 - 1/8 ~ Sun (core Self) ~sextile~ Jupiter (optimism): This energy is sometimes considered “lucky” but the success you achieve under this influence is more likely due to a positive outlook and clear vision of who you are and what you want...

- 1/8 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Jupiter (optimism): This energy expands your relationships, personal or professional, allowing you to gain traction in expressing the Highest vibration of this Union possible...

 - 1/8 ~ Mars (desire & action) ~sextile~ Pluto (purification & transformation): This is lower will meets Higher Will ~ within you! Mars is your inner Masculine and therefore helps you take action & make choices according to who you are and what you want. Pluto will ensure that you come from the purest place within (Soul-level), which often entails a cleansing of the non-essential and over-growth of the last cycle first...

 - 1/9 ~ Venus (relationships & resources) ~conjunct~ Sun (source & essential Self): This activates your innate creativity and gets your wheels turning about what you want to bring to life in the world, what you want to invest in and be a part of...

1/9 ~ Venus (love, finances & relationships) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation): This energy supports a new beginning in your personal life. Some aspect of your values & priorities has shifted or run its natural course and this is a time to move in a new direction, if only moving to your own next level...

 - 1/9 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation): This energy brings to mind a quote, “circumstances don’t make a man, they reveal him”. The Sun (ego) and Pluto (transformation) are connecting and you are often a different Being once this energy passes and the two planets separate again (they meet once a year)...

 - 1/9 ~ Venus (feminine values & priorities) ~sextile~ Mars (masculine desires & actions): This energy is good for trying new things and meeting new people, if/when possible. It creates a good vibe and balanced masculine/feminine energy that allows a nice exchange between self and other...

1/10 ~ Venus Reclamation - This is a magical, mystical time in the Venus Cycle, when she leaves the sky as Morning Star, dives deep into the Underworld (behind the Sun) to gather information, fortitude & direction for when she returns and rises as the Evening Star (around Feb 16th). We can co-create with her and tune into her rhythm in order to guide our own lives...

 - 1/10 ~ Sun (confidence) ~sextile~ Mars (action): This is an excellent time for action! You may have some good, positive energy brewing that, if it does not find an outlet, could turn negative or destructive. So DO something – get moving – take action!...

 - 1/13 ~ Mercury (thought process) ~conjunct~ Saturn (definition of reality): This energy is excellent for any important project that requires your undivided attention. If you’ve got a vision and have already outlined how to manifest it, now is the time to really fill in the blanks – flesh it out – bring it to life!...

 - 1/13 ~ Venus (love, finances & relationships) ~square~ Uranus (sudden change): This is a test to grow that you cannot plan for. Venus rules your values & priorities and an activation with Uranus signifies something sudden and seemingly out-of-the-blue...

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Calendar of Events

Group distant healing events planned for 2018:

20 March - Equinox

21 June - Solstice

22 September - Equinox

21 December - Solstice

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