The year’s first Total Lunar Eclipse occurs on January 31st at 11 degrees Leo. She’s Super (closest to the Earth) and Blue (the 2nd Full Moon in the month) – although, if we’re lucky enough to glimpse her, she’ll appear red during the eclipse, like the one pictured below. In the Mountain Time Zone, I’ll be joining her at 5:31 am in the western sky.
This powerful Moon joins Ceres, one of 4 asteroids that represent different faces of creative energy, at that same 11th degree of Leo. Ceres is known for her mothering and nurturing qualities, and she is fiercely dedicated to our growth. In Leo, she sparks us to bring our creative nature to fruition. What passions burn in our souls? In what ways do we seek to illumine the lives of those around us? How will we shine and warm others with our flames? Can we open our minds and hearts enough to be warmed by others?
The Moon’s Fullness in Leo comes from reflecting the Sun’s Aquarian glow, so our creative juices are best spent serving the whole of us, and not just for today, but tomorrow, and many days to come. The Sun will be conjunct Venus in Aquarius, inviting us to embrace love with impartiality and openness, and Juno, another asteroid that reflects the light of Spirit. In Aquarius, she supports us to suddenly manifest our hopes and wishes.
The Moon is also conjunct the North Node in Leo, calling us to strike the balance point between the best of Leo and Aquarius. Will we spark our creative fire to ignite our future mind?
Leo’s gifts are like that of its ruler, the Sun. It shines for all of life – and all of us – without expectations or conditions. Aquarius offers gifts of impartial genius. Its ruler is Uranus, the great disrupter who snaps us to attention. It brings spontaneous inspiration and sudden changes that shake us out of our comfort zones. It asks us to take the hawk’s or eagle’s view – to see beyond the tiny stages where our individual lives play out – to distance ourselves from drama and connect to our collective sentient family. May we be like the Sun, nurture like the moon, see like the Hawk and Eagle, and co-create a world we love!
Eclipses bring opportunities for fresh starts. This one, in fixed signs, serves to help us release outworn paths of yesterday – places where we dig in; routes that are worn out; mundane habits that we move through without awareness; routines, patterns, ruts, and grooves carved in our brains – individually and collectively.
Beliefs about ourselves, beliefs about others, and beliefs about our connections with others – especially those that we’ve held for eons – come onto the stage now.
How they play out is entirely up to us.
Which roles, if any, will we hang onto?
Which roles will we cast off to make room for what is inspired?
How willing are we to enter a new realm of what is possible for our future selves?
With infinite willingness and blessings,