Eclipses can instigate a major turning point in your life, and are best not to be ignored. They have a long-lasting period of 6th months and have a much stronger effect than a regular lunation. Depending on your natal chart, the effects of course can vary due to planetary degrees and aspects. Here are the major eclipses for 2017.
A Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Leo on February 11th will influence your 8th house of sex, death and taxes. This Lunar Eclipse will have a bearing on your financial accomplishments in the past six months. It will see discussions on joint resources, possessions, investments, inheritances, taxes and other people’s money. Scrutinise your financial affairs, consolidate debts where possible and finalise other manageable debts. Your interpretation of values, security and comforts could also alter, together with your sensual needs in personal relationships. There is the opportunity to increase your personal earnings through your career field or profession, and benefit some way from influential people. You will find your household and relationship with family members thriving, with plans underway for renovations and redecorating thanks to Venus and Mars in your 4th house stimulating beauty and passion.
A New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse in Pisces on February 26th will be in your 3rd house of communication. This Solar Eclipse will revolve around events from September 2016. This is a significant phase that will produce changes and new directions with your level of communication through writing, publishing, travel, study, expressing your inspirational thoughts and ideas. It will also expand your mind by opening new frontiers, increasing social conversations, short trips, computer, phone and internet work. It will bring disruptions to your home, real estate, property, and family life while you balance your career obligations. There’ll be more interaction and talks with neighbours, siblings and relatives. You might decide to take up a study, or a language. Think about your spirituality and religious beliefs.
A Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th occurs in your 2nd house of personal earnings, values and possessions. This will highlight your personal income stream together with fluctuations in earning extra money through other sources. It will also place importance on joint finances, business partnerships ventures, valuables, investments, legacies, taxes and other people’s money. There is a potential for arguments to interfere with financial obligations, your ability to obtain a loan, or pay out debts. Try to look at alternative ways to manage your money and take care of your budget.
The Sun and Mars in your 8th house could bring extravagance and risk-taking, which will lead to arguments. Apart from the financial side, your passion and sexuality is likely to be greater in close relationships. Mercury is due to go retrograde on August 13th, which will return your mental activities back to finances.
A New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st affects your 8th house of sex, death and taxes. This Solar Eclipse will have you working behind the scenes, analysing and delving into your financial obligations. You will go through a reasonably beneficial time throwing your energy into your career and ambitions to increase your resources. Opportunities may also come through your relationship, legal settlements, taxes and business enterprises. You might decide to change your investments, pay out or consolidate debts and loans, review your obligations, or even have an inheritance come your way. Emotions will be intense in close relationships, but don’t be over-critical and too demanding. You may be forced, due to circumstances, to restructure your financial stream, which may come about due to moving, or selling your home. Mercury begins a retrograde phase re-entering your 8th house on August 31st, when you will go back to redefining your ideas. Discuss your options and apply for a loan. Best to wait till the retrograde phase is over before making any long term decisions.