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Sidereal Insights Astrology

Western Sidereal  Astrology uses different dates than you are used to.

Look for your date of birth to find your horoscope.

February 2018

Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the astrology of the current planetary transits across the heavens from a western sidereal perspective.
Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different than the sign you're accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.

If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-tools/ to find out for free.
***Some dates on the signs have changed a little***  

February is a season of change and adjustment for many readers, especially sidereal Cancer and Cancer rising, Aquarius and Aquarius rising, anyone with planets or personal points at 16 °or 17° of a water or earth sign, that is, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo or Taurus, as well as anyone with planets or points at 2° of air or fire signs Aquarius, Libra, Gemini, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

That covers a lot of people, some more than once -- and with two eclipses affecting us this month in different ways there will be plenty to adjust to.

For just this reason it's best to stay open to change, be flexible and ready to roll with any punches which come our way, good or bad. During eclipse season it's common for new information to come out which we didn't have access to before, for hidden things to come to light, or for secrets to be revealed. These revealings can affect any plans we have in motion in dramatic and unexpected ways, and usually in ways which are beyond our ability to control. All we can really do is adapt.

If you don't have your sidereal natal chart and need to check those degrees, you can learn how to get a free printable PDF of your sidereal chart using my easy video tutorial at https://mystickphysick.com/how-to-get-your-free-sidereal-astrology-chart/.

Waiting to act or commit can be beneficial, especially until after the eclipse has delivered it's news, so if you are able to take things slow and delay important actions and decisions, do so.

February begins having just come off the first of this season's two eclipses, a full moon lunar eclipse at 16° 37' Cancer. Expect news of something new coming into your life which you must adjust to within the first week of February if you haven't already received your eclipse message.

Because eclipses can deliver their news up to two months before or after the eclipse event, some of us will have already discovered what's in store.

News from the January 31st eclipse is likely to be delivered near December 3rd, January 1st & 2nd, March 1st & 2nd, April 1st, and in the week before and after the eclipse itself.

Think of the distribution of affected people as a bell curve--a small number of folks will hear their news on December 3rd and April 1st, with a slightly larger pool of people affected Jan 1st-2nd and March 1st-2nd, and the bulk of folks due for news will hear in the two weeks around the January 31st eclipse itself, between January 25th and February 6th.

The February 15th new moon solar eclipse at 2° 08° Aquarius will deliver announcements near December 18th, January 17th, March 17th and April 16th, in the same bell curve-like distribution, with the largest impact being felt in the days between February 8th-22nd.

Think back to the dates in early and mid December & January to see if you recall any significant events or important news which may have come your way for clues. If nothing comes to mind, keep close watch near the dates yet to come and take note as to what comes up for you, especially so if you have a planet or point at one of the previously mentioned degrees.

For even more insight, think back to what was going on in your life nineteen years ago--eclipses follow what we call the Saros cycle, reoccurring at the exact same sign and degree every nineteen years. Whatever comes up now will be directly related to the events you experienced back then.

Early in the month Uranus resumes his tour of sidereal Aries, a tour he began late April 2017 before he turned retrograde. Now that Uranus is direct his 7 year transit of Aries will resume in full swing, so if you feel the impulse to behave like a rebellious child near the 2nd you'll know why. You may have had something unexpected come up in late April last year which relates to this transit, the House Aries occupies in your own natal chart will point to the area of life where you feel this impulse the most.

Venus and Mercury will also move into Aquarius during the first half of the month, joining the sun and moon there in time for the February 15th eclipse. With Neptune already in Aquarius, we'll have quite the celestial party taking place in the most humanitarian of signs. This new moon solar eclipse invites us all to reconnect with our capacity for fellowship and brother--or sister--hood in a deeper and more meaningful way. Find ways to volunteer in your community: join a cause, build bridges, make friends, and discover a bottomless well of love for--and from--your fellow human beings.

Be sure to visit https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-monthly-horoscopes/ for a more detailed monthly forecast and highly customized eclipse advice for every sign.

Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their
soul purpose. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings,
or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.

Apr. 14 - May 15: Aries - Watch the two weeks at mid month for the chance to enlarge your social circle. If you get an invitation, accept it--you never know what opportunity could come your way as a result. There's a possibility a friendship could end, too, so if you hit a rough patch don't issue any ultimatums--that could backfire, and badly. Take a chance on a dream you have in the days just after the February 15th new moon.

May 15 - June 15: Taurus - Someone you know professionally could move on to pursue other opportunities near the 15th. If this is someone you have a strong connection with, make sure to get a letter of recommendation or secure permission to use them as a reference before they go. Connect on a platform like Linkedin and be sure to stay in touch.

June 15 - July 17: Gemini - Changes are coming to your international sector this month, so if you're involved in publishing or broadcasting, higher education, litigation of some sort or planning a long distance trip, be sure to stay flexible. Your long term plans or strategy may need to change as news comes to light. The shifting of gears is likely to demand your complete attention.

July 17 - Aug. 17: Cancer - You have the opportunity to make a fresh start financially just after the new moon on February 15th. Spend some time getting your financial documents in order and make an appointment with your accountant, tax advisor, financial or estate planners, or all of the above. If you need to borrow money or consolidate your debts, submit your application on the 21st.

Aug. 17 - Sept. 17: Leo - News of change in your partnership sector could come your way in February, watch the seven days before and after the February 15th new moon for news. An opportunity for you to make a commitment in a partnership could arise quite unexpectedly, or a partnership could come to an unanticipated end. If the former prepare for radical change, and if the latter the ending could be both abrupt and permanent.

Sept. 17 - Oct. 18: Virgo - Change is on the horizon in your workplace, dear Virgo--a male colleague could make an exit near mid month. It's possible this heralds an opportunity for you to make a move as well, but if so it's likely to be lateral rather than a move up. You may appreciate the chance to expand your skill set regardless.

Oct. 18 -Nov. 17th: Libra - You could decide to take a romantic relationship to the next level this Valentine's Day, dear Libra. If the opportunity arises to make a commitment, take it, but don't force a lover's hand--a "take it or leave it" ultimatum could leave you lonely. Better just to negotiate a trial run if you or your lover is unsure or hesitant about the next step. Pay attention to the two weeks in the middle of the month for a potential declaration of love, or if you're single but looking to meet someone, be sure to be out and about during that time for your best chances to connect.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 16: Scorpio - The mid month eclipse could bring major changes to your living situation, dear Scorpio, or dramatically alter your relationship with a parent or parents. You could learn of something unexpectedly which dramatically alters your perception of your father or which shifts the family dynamic in some way.

Dec. 16th - Jan. 15: Sagittarius - Keep an eye on your travel and communication sector this month, dear Sagittarius, as you could see changes crop up which affect your neighborhood or immediate environment, siblings, your commute, or even hear unexpected news related to one of the above which requires a sudden change of plans. If you're working on a writing project you may find yourself making a course correction.

Jan. 15th - Feb. 13: Capricorn - This month has the potential to bring significant changes to your income sector, especially if you take the initiative or respond quickly to any unexpected opportunities which arise. Just prepare yourself for professional growth as a result--the challenges you face will give you the chance to stretch yourself and demonstrate your mettle.

Feb. 13 - Mar. 15: Aquarius - This month's solar eclipse in your sign could affect you quite personally, dear Aquarius. You could find yourself feeling the sudden urge for change related to your appearance, your image, physical body or in the role you play in the world. You may feel the impulse to shed  outdated parts of your identity as though you've outgrown your own skin--molt away and don't be afraid to emerge as a fresh new you. This is a fantastic time to quit a bad habit or addiction.

Mar. 15 - Apr.14: Pisces - A spiritual shift is possible near mid month, dear Pisces, as the new moon solar eclipse in your 12th House ushers in change which affects your most private life. If you've been studying under a spiritual guide it may be time to begin the solo part of your journey toward self discovery. If you work with institutions of seclusion such as nursing homes, prisons, convents or monasteries or the like an opportunity could arise out of the blue which dramatically affects your income or earning potential.