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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius: A Call for Co-Independence

The new moon solar eclipse in Aquarius, happening at 27 degrees on February 15th at 4:05 pm ET, coincides with the Chinese New Year. Welcome to the year of the earth dog.

Despite being a new moon solar eclipse, which typically signifies a beginning, it’s also an ending (given that this late degree eclipse occurs on the South Node). So, as you prepare to plant your seeds of intention for the year ahead (and beyond) stay reverent of what’s ending, too.

Eclipses Expedite Growth And Transformation

Eclipses hold three times the power of a regular new moon or full moon, making this a beautiful and powerful moment to productively work with these potent energies. Since this moon rides the visionary and the progressive leadership energy of Aquarius, this is a time for leading and launchingyour way. Bring your unique qualities and authenticity into everything you put forth. Don’t hold back your truth.

It’s important to note that Aquarius is ruled by Uranus (and traditionally Saturn), and represents change. Progressive change. So, loosen the reins and set sail in a new direction, while still honoring tradition and stability. Additionally, this positive new moon offers stellar support from Venus (the planet of love) exalted in Pisces, in a perfect angle of support to Saturn, the great disciplinarian of the zodiac. This transit encourages long-term commitments, and you may see new partnerships commence or deepen now. Further, with Mercury in Aquarius right next to the sun and the moon, both in an angle of support to Uranus (the ruler of this new moon), you can expect new ideas and new opportunities abound.

And thank god! I know the last few weeks have been challenging. With the recent lunar eclipse, it’s likely that something big exited your life; that’s because eclipses expedite growth and transformation.

When you consider the actual sequence of lunar and solar events, it makes total sense.

A Major Cosmic Shift In A Short Period Of Time

During the total lunar eclipse, the moon went from full, to dark and red, then back to fully illuminated again. As the earth’s shadow covered the moon, the moon experienced a blackout of light, and then returned to its position of receptivity (all within a brief period).

The expedition of karma and evolution created by an eclipse may feel dizzying and confusing, yet it fast-tracks your growth massively.

Eclipses act like a broom that comes through and sweeps out aspects of life that aren’t long-term. For better or worse. Eclipses aren’t necessarily thoughtful or kind… so there’s that. And trust me—I know, it can be brutal. But these difficult experiences expedite healing. Remember that.

Step Into A Bigger Chapter Of Your Life

That said, this new moon solar eclipse in Aquarius brings a beautiful opportunity to step into a bigger chapter of your life, whether that’s in business, relationship, health, or financial abundance.

This particular eclipse belongs to Saros Series 150, and the last solar eclipse in this cycle was February 5, 2000. From the perspective of a metonic cycle (the 19 year lunar rhythm of the nodes), the last time we had the same eclipse at exactly 27 degrees of Aquarius—the exact degree of this eclipse—was February 16, 1999.

Try to remember what you were conjuring, thinking about, and creating then, as it correlates to now.

Even more so, consider where you want to be in 2036, when you’ll experience the next edition of the Saros Series 150 eclipses. Consider the long-term impact of the seeds you’re planting now. Remember, success isn’t a race—it’s a rhythm. Everything we do is connected—past, present and future.

The Power Of Collaboration And Community

Another key aspect of this new moon is the Aquarian energy of collaboration. With a big push to own your truth and lead independently, there’s also a call to co-create, in your community, and with one another.

I recently saw an ad for the Netflix show Frankie + Grace that called them co-independent. In many ways the term co-independent summarizes the energy of this new moon solar eclipse in Aquarius: independence within a circle of support, unified by a common vision. Hence why I’m launching Lunar Logic Moon School now. It’s a community of co-independent women coming together in the name of cosmic growth in 2018. Check it out and consider joining us!

Overall, this is a great time to devote yourself to the things you wish to manifest in the future, and the eclipse season makes it an especially pivotal time to move forward. To that end, look to release anything that is keeping you stuck in the past: resentments, relationships, and past ambitions that no longer serve your ultimate mission.

Set intentions that are in alignment with your goals for your personal evolution, the evolution of the world, and your highest good. And most of all, think about what you really want to call into your life.

Your Moon Work (Should You Choose To Accept!)

1. Trust strong intuitive hits & prepare to take action.

With Uranus, the ruler of this new moon solar eclipse, in a sextile to the sun, moon, and Mercury, you can expect your intuition to come through loud and clear. Uranus, after all, rules out-of-the-box thinking, and when prominently placed (as he is this new moon), it can signify massive intuitive connections and downloads. Tune in for downloads on how to guide your healing process.

2. Be with your emotions (this is a biggie).

Given Aquarius’ fixed status, connecting with feelings might feel challenging right now. Thankfully, Venus is in a sublime position in Pisces, helping you to feel (and feel deeply). I highly recommend creating space to connect to your emotional body during this new moon solar eclipse. One of the key things you can learn right now is how to be comfortable with all of your emotions without needing to fix or deny them.

Can you be present with everything that comes up for you emotionally? What do you need to do to strengthen this relationship with yourself? What support do you need to help you feel your emotions more fully? Should you feel the need, give yourself permission to have a good cry—it’s okay. If crying is something you struggle with, rent some tear jerkers and have a movie night to let yourself release and feel.

3. Look to the future.

Where do you want to be nine months from now? A year from now? Eighteen or 19 years from now? Aquarius is known for futuristic thinking and encourages getting down with your big picture vision. A new moon encourages that too, but a solar eclipse in Aquarius? Now’s the ultimate time to think big picture vision for your life and how you wish to be of service.

Be sure to create some space to sit down and meditate on what your dream life looks like. Consider creating a Pinterest board or vision board, and find a way to connect with that future vision every day. Vision boards aren’t your thing? Write about what you hope to accomplish. Consider the obstacles that stand in the way of accomplishing your goals, then write about what you plan to do to overcome them. Commit to your future.

4. Practice kundalini yoga.

Embrace the age of Aquarius in all her glory! Yes, you heard me. Get your breath of fire on! It might just be exactly what you need to recalibrate your emotional and physical body. Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness because it is a workout for the mind, body, and soul. It’s a great way to ground into and connect with your higher self in this process of massive change and authentic leadership. And if kundalini isn’t your cup of tea, try this kundalini core fusion practice by Gloria Latham! And if you’re looking for even more, commit to 40 days of practice. This number is held sacred in many traditions, and it’s not just superstition. Scientific research suggests that 40 days is a sufficient number to allow for dramatic transformation. Aim for 66 days if you want to be really sure!

5. Host a new moon ritual.

With collaborative energy abound this new moon, hosting a circle of ladies in your home is a beautiful way to kick off this fresh energy and plant seeds of intention together. There’s something very powerful and solidifying to voice both the things you’re letting go of, and to declare the things you’re calling into your life this year in the presence of other like-minded people. You don’t have to hold your vision alone; they can hold it for you, too. And you can hold theirs for them.

6. Get your freak on!

Move, shake, and groove! Dance is scientifically proven to improve emotional, physical, and psychological health. Why? Because as this study states:

“Dance involves the culturally mediated body, emotion, and mind. So do illness and pain… Dance may help the healing process as a person gains a sense of control through possession by the spiritual in dance, mastery of movement, escape or diversion from stress and pain through a change in emotion, states of consciousness, and/or physical capability, and confronting stressors to work through ways of handling their effects.”

It doesn’t matter if you think you’re a good dancer or not. Do you and embrace freedom! Learn to love being in and making the most of your body. And if you need inspiration, check out this playlist I created. I picked songs that have an Aquarian vibe and speak to evolution, revolution and love.

Now, I’d love to hear from you! What do you feel coming as this Aquarius new moon solar eclipse lands? Are you getting inspired to commit to big change? Leave me a comment below!


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  • Joanna

    Loved this from start to finish! In February of 1999 I was about to turn 16 and was conjuring images of freedom and independence! I was so ready and so eager to begin working in the great, wide world! Fascinating how I am now in the exact same place of conjuring the birth of my business. Thank you so much for the opportunity to make such a profound insight. ♡

    • jracioppi

      My pleasure Joanna, thank you for reading and commenting. I send you all of my love! Keep us posted. Big hugs, Jenn

  • FF4d

    Wow! Sounds like a lot and feels like a lot. I’m just trying to stay calm for a phone interview today at 2pm mst 😳 Right when the eclipse is occurring.
    Lately there has been a lot of financial stress b/c I left a job in May that was taking so much out of me. Hopefully this planetary activity will support me in finding/creating something that works better for me & my family.
    Love your insights, gentle guidance and beautiful wisdom & energy.

    • jracioppi

      Sending you kind thoughts and good vibes to call in the abundance you need. I hope the eclipse treated you kindly and the interview went well. Keep us posted.

  • Maru

    I´m so inspired by this post. My birthday is this Saturday 17th…..what you described totally match the feeling and vision I have for me. I did find the courage to organize myself and my schedule since the begining of January to create something new in my business that will be live on March…..but doing this have been challenging……the fact of combining so many emotions going on, with so many external and internal changes while using my creativity, and the desicion to trust myself, trust my call…. is a lot of work, and I feel proud to be doing it and be ready to receive my 43 years old this next saturday……Thanks you very much for your work!

    • jracioppi

      Happy Birthday, Maru! May this year be your absolute best yet. I send you all of my love. Keep us posted. Big hugs, Jenn

  • Jade

    This article resonated so strongly with me, and I feel so in tune with the current moon cycle.
    For months I have been planning and preparing for a career change, and struggling to let go of some resentments/toxic people/self-worth/family issues holding me back.
    The cards and stars have consistently been telling me that the time is coming to jump off the cliff into the great unknown, leaving my fears behind and committing to the life I’ve been dreaming of.
    I can truly feel within myself that this eclipse is that moment.
    In 1999 I was only 15, and had just had my art school dreams shattered by a brain tumor diagnosis. I had been drawing since before I could walk or talk, but the tumor (which was probably around 4 years old when we found it) pressed on my optic nerve and I had started to lose my sight, and the medication messed with my nerves and I could no longer control a pencil.
    I had surgery in 2000 which was successful and I’m mostly fine now, but at only 16 I was convinced I’d missed my chance to be an artist, that I’d never recover or improve my drawing skills, that I was broken and useless. I did badly at college and dropped out of university, had a string of abusive boyfriends and bosses and worked low-paid manual-labor jobs, and was trapped in a cycle of low self-esteem.
    The last three years have been the hardest yet emotionally, but have made me so much stronger, and have really shown me what does and doesn’t serve me.
    Today I leave behind the abusive people who taught me I was worthless, and I make the commitment to follow my calling wholeheartedly.
    See you on the other side.
    Love and light x

    • jracioppi

      Stay in your strength and follow that call fearlessly forward. Thank you so much for sharing. Sending you so much love. Big hugs, Jenn

  • Heather

    On point so very true I am an Aquarius this was very helpful 🙂

    • jracioppi

      Happy belated birthday, sweet Aquarius. All of my love:) Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Vanessa Wenninger

    Thanks so much for this, Jen! I’m hosting a new moon circle tomorrow night and I always read your insight and bring it to the group! So much awesomeness and food for thought! I’m excited to sit and plan the circle now….thanks again!

    • jracioppi

      I hope your moon circle went well! So much love to you:) Big hugs. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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