Although the eclipse on February 15th is a partial one, it still packs a strong astrological punch. There is a powerful compression of energies in the chart of the New Moon with six planets falling within a 30 degree arc, plus the North Node of fate, plus Juno, the asteroid of marriage and spiritual union. You can see what a driver this New Moon will be to push us out of a deep sleep or unconsciousness into an awakened state. A strong Jupiter aspect at the New Moon adds a grace card, but also suggests that we may overreact to these energies and exhaust ourselves. Care should be taken to stay grounded during the period around the New Moon, because Aquarius (and Uranus, a strong influence here) are electromagnetic in nature and can burn out the nervous system if we aren’t careful. Loved ones will play an important part of the transitions during this lunar event.
Jupiter is in a tight square to the New Moon, showering us with hope and a longing to be more, have more, and do more than ever before. We are also filled with new ideas thanks to a strong Uranus influence which helps us to see past the boundaries of the past into ways to find innovative new experiences. Uranus rules Aquarius (modern ruler) so it rules this New Moon as well and accentuates the power of this New Moon to break us out of any ruts we have fallen into and move into a more authentic mode of being. Like any New Moon, this is a time of new beginnings – a time to set new intentions for new blessings to bring into our life. But this New Moon carries with it an additional push to help us to clarify and intensify those intentions into reality – to write our own story and see it unfold.
Potential for mental exhaustion is strong between the New Moon and the 17th of February so if you can schedule some rest time after the effervescence of the New Moon has subsided, it will help you to find greater integration.