Solar Eclipse February 2018: Times Change

new earth era of lightThe partial solar eclipse on Thursday February 15, 2018 occurs at 27° Aquarius in the Tropical Zodiac. The astrology of solar eclipse February 2018 has a major focus on ideas and communication because it closely aligns with the planet Mercury. Also joining the new moon February 2018 solar eclipse are two asteroids named Juno and Hygeia. This means love and  companionship, and health and medicine will be topics of discussion to come from this eclipse.

The February 2018 solar eclipse also makes a positive aspect to the planet Uranus. This means you can make positive changes to improve your life. This is a solar eclipse of freedom and choice, with exciting new ideas and technologies to give you a happier, healthier and more enjoyable life.

Together with the January 31 lunar eclipse, the February 15 solar eclipse signals a new awareness and changing times for women trapped in forced marriage, prostitution and slavery. This is a good eclipse phase for the rights, health, welfare and education of women in general and mothers in particular.


A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. Solar eclipse February 2018 is a partial solar eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A new moon influence lasts for 4 weeks but a solar eclipse lasts about 6 months.

The strongest and most important aspect in astrology is Sun conjunct Moon. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. It is time to question your old habits and behaviors as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start, so write your new goals down on a sheet of paper. Solar eclipse February 2018 will compliment themes found in the lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018. Together, they make up an eclipse phase which lasts until the July 12, 2018 solar eclipse.


The February 15 solar eclipse at 27°07′ Aquarius is very close to the planet Mercury. This means deals, ideas, communication, education and transport will be the major themes of solar eclipse February 2018. There are two more planetary aspects that directly add their influence to the communication and transport issues arising over the next six months.

This eclipse falls in a dark region of the night spanning 24° Aquarius to 03° Pisces. While there are no major fixed stars in this area, there are two asteroid within very close vicinity of solar eclipse February 2018. The astrology chart below for the eclipse shows just how close asteroids Juno and Hygeia are to the Sun and Moon of the eclipse and to planet Mercury. Next I will discuss how each of these planets and asteroids influence the solar eclipse astrology.

solar eclipse february 2018 chartSolar Eclipse February 2018 Astrology Chart


Solar eclipse conjunct Mercury means the major focus of this eclipse is on your thinking and communications. Mercury also rules rationality and reasoning, primary and secondary education, your neighborhood, siblings and cousins, short distance transport, news and information.

Mercury is fast, lively, adaptable, variable, unemotional and curious. An increase in mental activity will also come from general chit-chat and the sharing of ideas and opinions. You will want to talk about topics that interest you as well as the news of the day, in discussions, conversations, meetings and debates. This solar eclipse signals the right time to start a blog on the internet or to write a book. It is also a good time to make plans and start business deals, to bargain, buy and sell.

Solar eclipse conjunct Juno means marriage and unions will be a major topic of the Mercury discussions. Juno was originally a Moon goddess. In fact, the ancient Romans called her Juno Covella, goddess of the new moon. The word Covella comes from the Latin word for hollow (describing the new moon’s thin crescent). The ancient Roman calendar was lunar and each month began with the new moon. Ceremonies in Juno’s honor were held on the first day of every month. [1]

From the 28 day new moon cycle comes Juno’s association with the female reproductive cycle. Juno is a lunar goddess who oversees women of childbearing age, from puberty, to childbirth and marriage. Juno also rules soul mates, true love and commitment.

At a deeper level, Demetra George suggests asteroid Juno symbolizes the mystical union, or state of spiritual consciousness you can reach when you transcend your ego. Overcoming separateness through union and becoming one with the universe.

“Juno symbolizes the yearning for full mystic union that is emotionally, sexually, and psychologically fulfilling…In the horoscope, Juno represents the emotional and psychological needs that motivate us to seek marital union” [2]

Solar eclipse conjunct Hygeia will add the topics of health and medicine to the discussions on marriage and unions. As well as health, asteroid Hygeia associated with hygiene, tradition and natural medicine, doctors and healers, disease, illness, toxins, fear of poison, fear of doctors, fear of medical results, hypochondria, hesitation to get checkups, operations, misdiagnosis, drug abuse, diet, worrying about the health of family and friends.


There are two other planets directly affecting the solar eclipse, plus some other significant aspects in the horoscope of the eclipse. They are listed below in order of strength.

Solar eclipse sextile Uranus means the discussions and ideas arising from the solar eclipse about marriage, commitment and women’s health issues will be surprisingly frank, open-minded and insightful. There will be debate about modern, unusual and controversial family structures such as same-sex parenting and other non traditional relationships.

Scientific and technological breakthroughs affecting fertilization and pregnancy will certainly be controversial and lead to ethical debates. The implications of the cervical cancer vaccine and others medical discoveries will be increasingly important topics of debate, especially in religiously conservative communities. Uranus makes this an eclipse of positive change, greater personal freedom and choice.

This expressive aspect to Uranus will give confidence to millions of people who have been too scared or shy to “come out” about their sexuality and other lifestyle choices. It will shine a light on marginalized people such as single parents and same-sex parents.

People in general will feel less inhibited to choose their own independent path in terms of non traditional relationships and family structures. Solar eclipse February 2018 should expose the limitations of arranged marriages and the sexual abuse often associated with them.  This positive Uranus influence should bring greater awareness of young girls being sold into prostitution and sexual slavery. You should hear more about taboo subjects like genital mutilation and other human rights violations against young women.

Uranus sextile Mercury and asteroid Hygeia should lead to greater awareness of mental health issues. New medicines and greater access to the internet should make it easier to find help and the right treatment. Due to asteroid Juno, there will be a special focus on birth control and women’s health issues like post natal depression and iron deficiency.

Solar eclipse square Jupiter means the positive changes and freedoms brought by Uranus will bring personal growth and happiness. However, it also means you need to show respect, moderation and discipline. This is to avoid the changes in your life becoming too extreme and upsetting other areas of your life.

Try not to make too many changes as this would end up wasting your energy and getting you nowhere. Focus your energy on one or just a few positive changes. Solar eclipse February 2018 will also pose ethical questions about lifestyle choices, parenting styles and medicine. Show some moderation with the changes that you know will be controversial. This will save you from embarrassment and discrimination.

Venus sextile Saturn increases your need for companionship. You will want to feel loved and valued by someone but only serious and true love will do. With an existing partner you will look for reassurance or more commitment. This is the perfect aspect to have with a solar eclipse conjunct asteroid Juno. It means this eclipse phase is ideal for getting engaged and married.

New relationships are possible but one night stands probably won’t interest you. You are more likely to attract serious types or those also interested in long-term commitment. Teacher-student type relationships are possible, or you may attract someone much older or younger.

Solar eclipse new moon February 2018 conjunct Mercury makes this is a great time for dating, especially internet dating because of Uranus. Asteroid Juno conjunct the eclipse is a good omen for meeting your soul mate and finding true love.

Mars square Neptune means you should be cautious in relationships to avoid suspicion, deceit, lies and scandal. This is especially the case with sexual relationships because you may feel so attracted to someone, you become blind to their faults.

This aspect also increases the risk of infection and disease. Juno with the eclipse means you should protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Because of Mercury, be aware that your fears and imagination can affect your mental health. Asteroid Hygeia with the eclipse means that hypochondria is possible, but it is best to get any symptoms checked out anyway.

Jupiter sextile Pluto brings success through positive change. You will not have to force change or react to unexpected change. This is a natural development in your life associated with increased power and influence, spiritual and personal growth, wealth creation and professional advancement. A strong urge to reform something in your life will coincide with an opportunity to do just that. Go with the flow and take full advantage of the opportunities that open up in front of you.

Solar Eclipse February 2018 Summary

There are endless possibilities to make positive changes in your life following this partial eclipse of the Sun. Solar eclipse February 2018 will fill your head with ideas on how to improve your life through education and positive change. Some of your thoughts will turn to companionship and love. Health and medicine are others topics of discussion to come from this eclipse, especially mental health issues and women’s health issues.

Solar eclipse February 2018 will help you feel free to show the world who you really, with all your unique and unusual personality traits. You should feel free to live how you want, with who you want. This eclipse will make it easy for you to make a break with your past and outdated traditions.

The February 15 solar eclipse is a companion to the January 31 lunar eclipse. Together make up an eclipse phase that lasts until July 12, 2018. Themes of lunar eclipse January 2018 include single mothers and working mothers, and the rights and freedoms of women in general. Other lunar eclipse issues include parenting styles, custody rights, maternity leave, childcare and equal pay.

Solar eclipse February 2018 also has a focus on women but more so about their role in marriage and other relationships. It will urge you to talk about your relationship issues and shared responsibilities. It will help you make the changes needed to find the right balance between your own needs and those of you partner.

If you are lonely, solar eclipse February 2018 should bring opportunities to meet and talk with new and interesting people. You can find true love and commitment, or you may instead, seek the spiritual love of oneness with the universe. This solar eclipse brings more freedom to make your own choices.

Solar Eclipse February 2018 Path

The map below shows how solar eclipse February 2018 will be visible in Antarctica and southern South America. The red line shows the maximum extent of the February 2018 solar eclipse, over Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the southernmost part of Brazil.

solar eclipse february 2018 path
Solar Eclipse February 2018 Path

If Solar Eclipse February 2018 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse 31 January 2018
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon 1 March 2018

New Moon February 2018 Times and Dates

Los Angeles – February 15 – 1:05 pm
New York – February 15 – 4:05 pm
London – February 15 – 9:05 pm
Delhi – February 16 – 2:35 am
Sydney – February 16 – 7:05 am


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