January 21st, 2019 - Full Moon Eclipse in Leo
I always expect some recognisable or measurable shift during an eclipse. The things is that you never know from which direction that will come. It might literally be something dramatic, and many times it’s a subtle but palpable inner shift. Before we generalise too much about an eclipse we really need to know how they work in our own charts.
The overall chart for this eclipse is here below. You see all the red lines? That means opposing or conflictual energy. Full moons are always an opposition of the Sun and Moon. This is why we get a glimpse of something going on because the masculine and feminine principles within us are diametrically opposed and can be felt for a few days. We see where we stand. When we have an eclipse it calls even greater attention to some sort of polar opposites in our lives and our psyches. It’s a good time to get in touch with something going on in your life and make a decision. Events and reactions around a full moon eclipse can reveal the REAL person to you - people’s shadow side, sweeter side, actions that surprise you, secrets that come out.
Leo Moons like to shine and lead. They are dramatic and stylish and do not like to be told what to do. Along comes the Sun in Aquarius, Mercury in Capricorn and South node in Capricorn that says, suck it up and take one for the team- its’ not about you. But this Leo Moon has some help from the fact that Venus and Mars are teamed up in Sagittarius, and aligned with Mars in Aries - all fire and desire. And this full Leo moon may just say, screw that! You will have opposition to any bold move this eclipse, but you will also have a lot of support too. It’s very mixed. So if you aren’t quite ready for this bold “just watch me” moment, then you may wish to choose your battles, because Uranus is also in Aries, and squaring that Moon, making everyone pretty restless and self absorbed - trying also to break away fro all the cluster of planets in Capricorn. So we have this generally rebellious spirit coming up against duty or tradition and deciding how they want to go about this exactly. Is it time for a personal statement ? rebellion? uprising ? or will you just make a mess and chaos out of it all ?
The question then becomes… how bad do you want this? How much does it mean to you? what is at stake ? If you are ready, this full moon - be bold