January 21, 2019
Astronomical facts about tonight’s full moon (Jan 20 -21st):
1. It is the second out of five eclipses in 2019
2. It is the last TOTAL lunar eclipse until 2021
3. It is the first of three super moons which means the moon is at perigee closest to the earth and will appear bigger
4. It is a blood moon and will appear the color of rust (due to atmosphere)
5. It is the Wolf Moon (Native American lore)
Astrological facts about tonight’s full moon
1. It is at 0-1 degree of Leo/Aquarius (sun)
2. The last time we had eclipse at this degree was January 2000
3. Uranus squares the eclipse
4. Mercury conjunct North Node
5. Venus conjunct Jupiter
6. Mars Square Saturn
That’s a lot of action for one Full Moon. The astronomy suggests it will be a beautiful eclipse and it will be seen in its full totality in Western Hemisphere. If your sky is not a complete cloud cover I suggest it will be worth the wait to got out and watch the eclipse at 12:15am EST, 11:15 pm CST, 10:15 pm MST, 9:15pm PST.
The astrology of the full moon suggests you are starting to feel the build. Leo is big, dramatic, theatrical, passionate, loyal and brave but the root of all that powerful energy is LOVE. Leo rules the heart physically and emotionally. Without the heart we could not get up in the morning. This three day full moon phase suggest we will have a moment (or moments) where we will be taken down to the studs and ask – what is my heart telling me to do? What is the truth? Where do I need to be brave? It will be a real and deep moment.
The square with Uranus suggests shake ups. Perhaps something will come in from out of the blue that puts us off kilter. The answer is to go back to your heart to find your path out. It is a brave moon for sure. If you want to remain small and hide in the crowd you are missing the value and importance of the moon. And I say with all gentleness, “That’s on you, my friend. You know you can do better.”
This week Mars is a chisel and Saturn is rock. Where we are stuck or frozen Mars will be drilling. Perhaps it is someone in our life trying to get us to breakdown. For some the response will be to push back and activated bravery. Some of us will actually let the breakdown occur and activate bravery as we go into new territory. . The heart will always know when we are letting fear dictate and not love. Including self love.
Juicing the energy is Venus and Jupiter who magnify the power of love and push us deep into our value system And then there is Mercury on the Nodes who brings in our brain. We can’t talk or think ourselves out of bravery. Under the tension of the full moon we may find our heart & brain telling us it is time to “put up or shut up” again activating our bravery.
There is call back to last July 27th longest lunar eclipse in the 21stcentury at 4 degrees Aquarius/Leo and this one is at 0-1 Leo/Aquarius. See if anything comes up that touches on the same themes from last summer. And going back even further the last time we had a eclipse at this 0-1 degree Leo/Aquarius was January 21, 2000. What was going then for you? Is any of that resurfacing now ?
It is not easy being brave. But inside everyone is the potential hero. And we don’t do it for applause or awards we activate our bravery so that we can look at our selves in the mirror.