FULL MOON in LEO & a LUNAR ECLIPSE

FULL MOON IN LEO, LUNAR ECLIPSE: JAN. 31, 2018 @ 7:27 AM CST

 

When the Sun is transiting (going through) the zodiac sign of Aquarius, (ca January 20-Feb 19), the Full Moon will always be in the partner sign to Aquarius—LEO.

Aquarius/Leo are fixed and yang by nature. Another way of saying this is that they are powerful energies that are assertive, certain and able to follow through on what they initiate. The subjective creative energy of Leo compliments the altruistic visionary energy of Aquarius. Put the two things together and you have a potential for brilliance, for innovation, for self-proclamation and a rollicking good time to boot! Here we just might discover the inventors, the artists, the community activists and the leaders of our time.

Leo is shiny. It wants to express itself, to twinkle and glow, to stand out in a crowd and be loved by all who see them. It’s a seductive energy that can often be found at the center of any gathering. Even the shyest of Leo types can’t help but like it when other people praise them.

We all have Leo somewhere in our psyches and even if there are no sensitive points in the 30 degrees of this energy in our psyches, it still contributes in some manner to the whole of your persona. When figuring out how any given lunation may be interacting with your own specific natal energy, it is necessary to know just what part of your psyche is in play. But, even if you are not sure where Leo is in YOUR chart, never mind. You can intuitively assess how the energy of this upcoming Full Moon may enhance your experience as you read about it. All of you who have birthdays around the following dates, put on your reading glasses and perk up your ears. This Full Moon is YOUR Full Moon.

Jan 26-Feb 6                       (Sun sign Aquarius)

April 25-May 7                   (Sun Sign Taurus)

July 28-August 9                ( Sun sign Leo)

Oct 29-Nov 10                    (Sun Sign Scorpio)

And especially is this true for YOU, Leo!

This is the second Full Moon this month—often called a ‘blue moon’– and even more importantly, it is a Lunar eclipse. Eclipses are times of release and renewal at the highest of levels; times when changes can be made. If there is anything in your life that needs to be removed, do it. And while you allow yourself to let go of the old and no longer useful, give yourself permission to open the door to something new.

And yet, there is a murmur here that this something that is ‘new’ may well be something that is not entirely unfamiliar. This Full Moon is holding out its hands to you and asking you to ‘remember the dream’…

What was it that used to incite you to action? What was it that made you feel alive, passionate and ready to go? What used to be meaningful to you? What did you believe in? What did you really want to be when you grew up? Oh, if only we could just go back and remember it all the way we felt it back then, when we were young and full of the vitality of what was possible!  This Full Moon whispers in our ears and says, why not? You can still do it. It can still come true.

For a bit longer the major planetary forces are all moving ahead in concert; that is, there are no major retrograde movements at the moment. This gives us a sense of freedom and fluidity. We can feel an itch to get going deep down in the soles of our feet. Mars, the energy of action and assertion has just moved into Sagittarius. Feel a need to go somewhere and get there fast? That is certainly one possible scenario from this placement. Adventure, and especially adventure that feeds the emotional self, that fulfills a need to explore the unknown, the far away, is highlighted. Mars has long been regarded as a ‘trigger’ energy so all of you Sag’s out there, fasten your seat belts and get ready to ride the wave. The little warrior will be knocking on your door for the next few weeks as he gallops through the 30* of Sagittarius. Gemini, put on your armor just in case you have to fight off any opposition from forces unknown! Pisces and Virgo, don’t be surprised if you feel sudden bursts of energy over the next little while.

This lunation also has Jupiter, the god of opportunity and reward four square and holding. This infuses a great deal of energy into the days around this Full Moon (3 prior & 3 after). The sense here is one of hopefulness of purpose. Jupiter, currently in Scorpio, is fierce about what to reach for. A sense of goal orientation surrounds us as we sit and recall who we once were, who we might have become, who we could still be. With Pluto in compatible aspect to Jupiter, we feel as if we maybe can do all the things that we want to do. Aren’t we all that little engine that could?

So, dream without restraint. Perfect your forgotten ideals. Finish up any projects that may be holding you back from moving forward. And, have a party, why don’t you?

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

AN EVENING LAWN PARTY

&

PEOPLE ON STAIRS GRADUATED UPWARDS

 

How fitting! These images suggest community conviviality and forward movement We are encouraged to mingle and mesh, to find common ground, to create a community where we can be comfortable, entertained and safe, while always looking ahead and improving ourselves so that this community can, in turn, be improved.

Leo Buscaglia said:

What you are is God’s gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. Change is the end result of all true learning.”

And that about sums it up. We are here to learn, to change, to improve and most important of all, TO LOVE.

 

Thought for the full Moon

Let me be filled with the electric power of creative force

Let me sing my song for all to hear.

New Moon in Capricorn: Its Time to Gather Our Little Gods and GO!

New Moon in Capricorn…Its Time to Gather Our Little Gods and GO!

What a spectacular New Moon is coming our way! Well, we won’t see it, of course, since the Moon is tucked away into the Sun’s brilliance at New Moon but what a line-up of possible energies is ours if we want to use them!

 

Firstly, at the time of this New Moon, January 16, 2018 @ 8:18 pm CST, we have an action-packed line-up in Capricorn with all of the major planets in direct motion. We can really start to shake that most recent aggravating Mercury Retrograde period off! If you felt any degree of frustration over the past little while, you should now begin to feel like there is more oxygen for the breathing and more space for the moving. Enjoy this next couple of months. When we get to March, both Jupiter and then shortly thereafter, Mercury station retrograde in Scorpio & Aries respectively, both of which are ruled by Mars. More on this in March! But for now, its full steam ahead and mind your must-do’s as you get things moving.

If you have been waiting for that perfect moment of initiation and productivity, this could well be it. This upcoming New Moon signals a new start for strategy that can be applied to any project on the boards. The Sun/Moon union is flanked by Pluto and Venus suggesting that we can make some constructive and meaningful changes to the way we approach problems, engage in relationship and pursue our deepest desires. We may be ready to change things in any or all of those areas of life and now, with a sense of energy unleashed, focused and determined, we get the feeling that we may actually be able to do it. Pluto, at 20 * of Capricorn and in balsamic relationship to the Sun, says, ‘get it done, finish it once and for all, do it…’ while Venus @ 29* Capricorn echoes Pluto’s sense of completion but also promises that endings are followed by beginnings, that death is merely the foundation for new life.

All that perishes must be re-born, so says the sage.

Capricorn is the doer energy of the zodiac and this once a year (mostly) Sun/Moon union in Capricorn is definitely the time to start doing. Yes, its still winter but the days are getting longer. Yes, its still cold but when the sun shines, we remember the power of warmth. This year, that New Moon is well supported with Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto, all in Capricorn and Mars & Jupiter conjoined in Scorpio. Scorpio has always worked well with Capricorn so this is a perfect time to pull up our inner power and apply it to all that we want to work on in our lives. Capricorn is Cardinal energy and as such, inclines to movement but it’s a movement with purposefulness. If you are cardinal by nature (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn), this is your time of peak potential. This New Moon will engage with your own energy body dynamically, giving you the energy to sort yourself out, ground yourself out and generally, get moving proactively. It’s a call to positive action so get acting positively!

The Mars Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio so sweetly aligned to this New Moon provides extra power, extra determination, extra oomph just when we need it. Our cocoons are beginning to thin out. We can almost feel the need to stretch our butterfly wings and fly away into the waiting warm skies. It’s all good.

That unpredictable and exciting Uranus energy is still hanging around in Aries and in square relationship to this lunation. Be ready for anything. Be prepared for the unexpected. Get set to catch the lightning rod and use it effectively. Uranus is only upsetting if we are stuck in a rut with no intention of moving out of it. If we are willing to follow the energy, to think outside the box, to accept that which we have not actually prepared ourselves to accept, then this energy is stimulating, invigorating and refreshing. Positive thoughts, everyone!

The Sabian Symbols for this Lunation are:

A MOUNTAIN PILGRAMAGE

&

A STORM IN A CANYON

 

When we set out on a path, we must be sound in body, mind and soul. We have to ensure that we have the tools to get to our destination. We have to be aware that as we move along this path, we need to take in all that is around us, check for impediments along the way, generally be mindful and attentive. In many cases, more is acquired from the process than from reaching the goal. We have all heard that old cliché that the path is the goal and there is some truth to that saying. However, the goal is also the end of the path and it is alright to set goals, aim for targets, make plans. The key is that we understand that anything can happen to impede those goals and that, when we change plans, we are not failing, merely surviving the pitfalls of the path.

When we set out on ‘mountain pilgrimages we can often be caught by ‘a storm in the canyon’ along the way. These storms, however, can be useful to slow us down, give us time to think things through, correct our compass points or at least check them out to make sure we are still on point. The storms remind us that challenge remains on this ‘mountain pilgrimage’. We grow in wisdom as we learn to ‘read the signs’ that storms may be coming. That wisdom then protects us from undue damage from unexpected ‘storms’. We read the signs and seek shelter. We see it coming and we take measures to protect ourselves. Then, when the storm passes, as they always do, we trek out onto that mountain once again and get going.

Very Capricorn New Moon kind of energy!

Thought for the day:

The doing of good brings peace to both the giver and the receiver

 

I am a tall mountain reaching for the heavens

I am the river that seeks the sea

I am the bird who returns after the winter

I am the I, the YOU and the WE…