Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo: Don’t lose your shine
We are in the midst of Eclipse season, and it is high pressure time! Every planet is now direct and with many still in the Cardinal signs, which means high action time. There are currently no planets retrograde, and there are four planets in their home signs, which means that this is a time to really catalyze what you wish to accomplish. It is unusual to have this many planets working so effectively.
Mars, the astrological pioneer, is currently in the Cardinal fire sign of Aries, Jupiter is in its expansive home sign of Sagittarius. Saturn, the cosmic taskmaster, is currently in its rulership of Capricorn. Neptune, the cosmic dreamer, is currently in its home sign of Pisces. Time to structure your dream and make use of this unusual time in history! No planets retrograde, four planets in their home signs, and Eclipse season with a lot of Cardinal action means to co-create your destiny!
There are a lot of planets in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn, where we recently had the Solar Eclipse on January 5, 2019 at 15 degrees of Capricorn. This sets the tone for the entire year, which says what do you need to restructure, what do you need to transform, and where do you need to take accountability?
Saturn, the planet of structure, karma, and responsibility is in the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, which is the sign it rules; Pluto, the planet of transformation and power, is in Capricorn; Mercury, the planet of communication, thoughts, and perspective is in Capricorn; and the South Node, which is where we are meant to release, is also in the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn.
The planet Saturn rules karma and fate, responsibility, time, restrictions, and structure. This Eclipse period is a time where you have fated choices, significant people enter and exit your life, and there are major beginnings, endings, and sudden shifts. This is a time when life is more erratic, but it can wake you up to a whole other reality. Eclipses enable you to see things in a different light.
There is so much focus on responsibility and integrity with so many planets still piled up in Capricorn; yet, the need to escape into another dimension of fantasy, compassion, and mysticism is emphasized by Jupiter in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces. Jupiter is the ancient ruler of Pisces, and it is the planet of expansion, opportunity, wisdom, generosity, laughter, and joy.
Neptune is the planet which represents imagination, empathy, spirituality, creativity, and divine compassion. This is a time to meditate, chant, sign, dance, and dream. Put all of your focus on what you wish to anchor in 2019 and put even more energy in the dream that accompanies that. Work really hard and dream even harder.
Jupiter and Neptune formed their first exact square on January 13, 2019, and they meet up again on June 16, 2019 at 18 degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces. They meet up a final time on September 21, 2019 at 16 mutable of Sagittarius and Pisces respectively. It is essential to suspend disbelieve in order to get you through 2019. This is an integral to the journey as facing what no longer works, what you need to heed, and what you need to confront.
On January 18, 2019, The Sun in Capricorn makes a challenging square to Uranus, the planet of the unexpected. This can be exciting, but this can also be unpredictable and disruptive. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, makes a beautiful trine to Mars in Aries. This is a very sexy and creative combination. Mercury, the planet of information, meets up with Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth. Time to get the answers.
Friday packs a punch with many different aspects only a few days prior to the Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo, which forces us all to reflect on what we wish to purge, uplevel, transform, and rebirth in 2019. Pluto and Mercury conjunct gets to the bottom of things and digs below the surface. Think of this next few weeks as having messages for you as to how you can empower yourself throughout the challenges? This journey helps you find your own power.
The Total Lunar Eclipse occurs on January 21, 2019 at 12:16 AM EST. This is a time when you may want to write down thoughts and patterns you wish to release, burn incense, meditate, go to the ocean or a lake, take an epsom salt bath. Do some kind of ritual to let go.
Last year, Saturn was in the newly placed sign of Capricorn, which is the sign it rules. Saturn in Capricorn is like the judgment card in Tarot. It makes you face things you need to face. You need to be accountable for your actions with Saturn. Saturn rules karma. There are many things in the world that you cannot control right now; therefore, it is critical of being conscious of what you can control and what you wish to achieve.
Saturn in Capricorn is about accomplishment, achievement, status, and honors. Be honorable in your actions. Saturn is commitment. Things that you commit to or do during critical Saturn cycles can have results that last several years. It can dictate your fate in many ways. Saturn is in another decan of Capricorn this year and is starting to pair with Pluto in Capricorn, which is about transforming structures. It is about upleveling power in an ethical manner.
On January 5, 2019, there is a Partial Solar Eclipse that occurs at 8:28 pm EST at 15 degrees of Capricorn. A solar Eclipse is a powerful new moon, which feels like a New Moon on steroids. It is a time to begin new projects, manifest new opportunities, and plant new seeds. It is a highly potent New Moon. For the New moon or Full moon to be an Eclipse, the Sun and moon must be within fifteen degrees of the Nodal axis. Eclipses occur every six months, and they induce a lot of activity and change in whatever area of your chart that they occur.
Venus is the goddess of love, and Jupiter is the planet of abundance. Love, create, smile, and do not lose your capacity to want bigger things even though you may have current restrictions. Capricorn thinks of the future and plans. Now is to plan and think with strategy; never to lose the dream. This Lunar Eclipse forms a square to Uranus, the planet of surprise, so this emphasizes the erratic tone to things. Go with the flow, focus on what you want, pay attention to all of the karmic lessons that several planets in Capricorn bring with them, and be ready to act fast and with action.
The Lunar Eclipse chart is a completion but at 0 degrees, it is also very much a beginning. This Total Lunar Eclipse is close to the earth and the nodes of fate, so it intensifies its power. The North Node of destiny is in Cancer, which is about nurturing and growing, and it is close to the Moon in Leo, which means it is time to nurture your heart and what you love. The Nodes of fate are still squaring Uranus, which means a lot of twists and turns in fated choices and connections that come out-of-the-blue. This is a very powerful Eclipse time, which we will not soon forget.
This Eclipse period is saying that time is short; love and dreams really do exist if you have the valor and drive to obtain them. You are the biggest part of the Saturn limitations if you do not elect to dream big. Venus and Jupiter are conjunct in Sagittarius and are saying to manifest your desires. They both ignite Neptune, which requests that you believe your dreams in order to have them. Believe your dreams.