This New Year 2019 has begun with quite a flurry of astrological activity! Eclipse months always promise change, and this first month of the year is no exception…welcome to the Aquarian Age! Please find my astrological 2019 New Year radio interview (including both January eclipses) hosted by Motherhouse of the Goddess at: listen here
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FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO: JANUARY 20-21, 2019:
This Full Moon in Leo is not only a Super Full Moon, but a total lunar eclipse, as well, and follows of the Solar Eclipse of January 5 (see my previous newsletter).
Eclipses occur in 19 year cycles. We experienced a lunar eclipse at the same degree of Leo at the beginning of the year 2000. Themes related to love, self-expression, creativity, and children (Leo rules the “inner child”) may crop up again for review. Occurring at zero degrees (called a “critical degree” ) in the fire sign of Leo, this Full Moon emphasizes our heart energy, our passion, and self-expression. Where do we find our joy in life; and even more importantly, are we able to express it? Heart blockages occur on many different levels. Long standing resentments, bitterness, and martyrdom can close down the heart chakra. Developing tolerance, compassion for others, and self-love works wonders for opening the heart.
A Lunar eclipse is a full moon with exclamation points! Lunar eclipses generally bring up themes regarding the important women in our lives, as well as our family history, subconscious memories, and dreams. During any eclipse, the natural “light” is blocked for the duration of the eclipse; during these phenomena, our human (and planetary) bio-energetic fields “collapse and get re-booted”. An “eclipse” means something must end, so that something new may be created. What part of our old self needs to “die”, so that we may move forward? Use the timing of this eclipse wisely…meditate if you can; insights, dreams and synchronicities may hold important information from your higher self over the coming weeks. A new chapter is beginning as the old one closes.
This Lunar eclipse falls in the sign of Leo, the Divine Child. Leo emphasizes creativity, self-expression, and the courage to follow your dreams. Leo is a fire sign, and symbolizes passion, joy, and the life affirming positive energy of the sun. Where is your heart drawing you at this time? What does your inner child want to create, to feel? Eclipses travel in 19 year cycles. What was happening in your life in the year 2000, the “millennium “ year? There is a message there for you during this eclipse. The ancient astrologers believed that it was better not make any important life decisions around lunar eclipses. The reasoning for this is that deeply held subconscious attitudes may influence your rational decision making process; therefore, it is better to postpone making important emotional decisions, as your plans may not work out as expected. Watch who comes into your life, or leaves (especially women) around this eclipse, since the moon rules the important women in our lives. On a transformational and psychological level, eclipses are associated with the unmasking of something which has been hidden. Secrets are exposed. In the heart-opening sign of Leo, this is an opportunity to ask for the courage to love unconditionally, to clear any blockages of fear and distress which have shut down our creative energy. As is true for any native with planets in Leo, pay close attention to the condition of your physical heart during this time.
On a personal level, if this eclipse falls on or near your birthday, this will be a very important year for you. Lunar eclipses have a way of clearing the emotional debris in our lives. “Letting go” is the message. Once again, think of the 19 year cycle rule. Have you been true to yourself? Nothing makes a Leo happier than being appreciated for his or hers talents and gifts. What is your passion? What feeds your soul? Think of the feline kingdom (ruled by Leo). Cats do as they please…cats are comfortable in their bodies, fluid and free. If you have the Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Leo, this Full Moon eclipse is the perfect time for you to show your true colors and allow more spontaneity and fun into your life. Wherever the sign of Leo falls in your birth chart, this Full Moon eclipse signals the time to express yourself and allow more joy into your life
This Full Moon is conjunct the North Node in Cancer, signifying that our collective karmic destiny points to an increased appreciation and love for the Divine Mother, no matter what name we give Her. Her message is one of healing, compassion, and to love our bodies, as well as the Earth. If we cannot accept ourselves; it is difficult to accept others. Ignoring Her message will only perpetuate the cycle of abuse, denial and suffering on the planet.
During this eclipse time, there is an element of the “wild card” with Mercury making a challenging aspect to the planet, Uranus . Be prepared for some emotional surprises with this Full Moon. Situations which occurred around the January 5th solar eclipse (New Moon) may be coming to a climax now. Try not to issue any final “ultimatums”, unless you are prepared for the results. Perplexing issues may quiet down in a few days. Mercury is called “the Messenger” of the gods”. Pay special attention to your dreams now. There may be messages coming. If you are feeling uncharacteristically anxious, or having trouble sleeping or “quieting” your mind, listening to meditation tapes / music may help. Also, aromatherapy massage, reiki treatments, herbal teas and medicinal baths may help to ease the electromagnetic “static in your brainwaves. Try to avoid excess caffeine, sugar, and stimulants; and be sure to “unplug” all electrical devices ( computer/ cell phone, etc.) especially before bed.