Monday, January 29, 2018

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo | for all signs, coming out of hibernation, drama mama, something is eclipsed out of our life or out of our way, what needs to be noticed, what needs to be nurtured, what (and who) needs more of our heart, Trump update

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We say good-bye to January with a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 11-12 degrees Leo in the early AM EST on Wednesday, January 31st.

This is a Blue Moon (2nd Full Moon in a calendar month) and a Super Moon (closest to the Earth so appearing larger) and the first Eclipse of 2018. The Sun is in Aquarius, the Moon is in Leo and since the Sun rules Leo - this is a huge activation of that North Node (our collective future) in Leo energy.

"And what happened then? 
Well, in Whoville they say, that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day." .... Dr. Seuss

This is the Full Moon bookend to the Great American Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo of last August. This could be a good time to reread that series of posts. See Part I HERE and Part II HERE. There might be a 3rd one somewhere.

What has changed in our life since last summer? We had this same series of Eclipses back in 1999, so something from that time could feel familiar now, too. Full Moons bring things to a peak. 

Things come to light or to a conclusion.

Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are a bit different than regular Full Moons because they are happening on the Moon's South Node - the Moon is full but its light is blocked by the earth's shadow. So although things are still concluding and 'coming to light' other stuff is hidden, too. Nothing is exactly as it seems. Sometimes we think we have failed and then something flips on us. Or we are patting ourselves on the back for a big win and the client calls with revisions that require many hours work. Sometimes bigger, more important things are obscured in the shadows.

Eclipses are cosmic course corrections. Things get eclipsed out or out of our way. We get a re-set.

With a Lunar Eclipse a woman (Moon) might leave or bring news of a change of direction or ending.

We have just been through a few weeks of serious Capricorn and now here comes a Full Moon bringing some Leo drama! Prepare for a fast hibernation exit. Leo is about personal empowerment. It's about creativity and creating something we are proud of. It's about fun and children and the children we carry inside all of us.

It's about following our heart. 

(it's important during eclipses to take seriously any health situations that come up - with this one, this would be especially important for health situations involving our hearts)

Eclipse events do not happen exactly on the date of the eclipse. The eclipse sets up an event chart - a kind of marker in the heavens and as planets hit that point - or the exact opposite polarity point (11-12 degrees Aquarius) - via transit THAT is when events happen. And somehow with an eclipse prior events factor in, too. I have seen events happen almost exactly a month (or even two months) to the day before or after the eclipse. Then the changes brought about by the 'eclipsing' unfold over the next six months or so.

Lunar eclipses often bring endings (happening on the South Node) so hold on loosely.

Focus on the highest attributes of both Leo and Aquarius - following our heart, generosity, dignity, enthusiasm (Leo), logical thinking, non-judgement, vision, non-conformity (Aquarius).

With the Moon in "the star of the show" Leo we could see some kind of high-profile break up in the news or the loss of a fiery woman.

If something ends or someone leaves - eclipses are reset points - just let go. It's not necessarily forever (sometimes it is) - but let go for now.

If something comes to light that inclines us to move away from a group or place or situation or ideal or vision - it is something we are meant to see exactly when we see it to allow us to make a fresh choice. Even when events are pushed upon us, we always have a choice about how we respond.

This is a karmic culmination point - we have been building toward it for a long time ....

Now, the thing with eclipses is they come in sets. So two weeks after this one we will have a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius.

The time in between the two eclipses is kind of like being in our washing machine spin cycle. It's not the time to take out the wash unless we want a soggy mess. Stuff isn't finished. We have to let the machine (the set of eclipses) do its work.

So, if you can, save the big-bodacious moves until after that second eclipse. If you can't wait - and, fated things happen during eclipse season so it is not always possible to wait - then just do your best by following your highest Leo/Aquarius attributes. But if it is possible to wait a couple weeks - let things unwind a bit.

Let the Eclipses work their magic first. See where the washing machine spits you out and what you have to work with. Plus you'll be clean and smell like fabric softener sheets.

At the same time Mercury is moving from Capricorn into Aquarius. Mercury is MUCH happier in Aquarius and remember before Capricorn he was in Sagittarius (the sign of his/her detriment) for months with his/her retrograde.

With Mercury finally in a friendly air sign - things will really start to get moving. Crisp and new information can come in now. It's like someone has turned on a fan in our heads!

Cool headed logic will rule the day and we should be able (mentally) to step back, just far enough, from whatever this Full Moon energy brings us, to think things through.

The Moon is conjunct Ceres and Ceres was conjunct the North Node on December 2, 2017 and then again on January 16th, so there could be connections to issues from around those dates.

Ceres themes of mothering, nurturing, the "seasons of life" could play a role in whatever this Eclipse is activating in our own story. There could also be themes of "cooperation" with the Ceres story centering around her need to cooperate with the dark forces of Pluto to regain contact with her daughter Proserpina (this is the same story as the Demeter, Persephone and Hades story in Greek mythology).

The Moon and Ceres make an inconjunct (rock and a hard place) to blurring/drifting Neptune. Is something unhealthy attached to the nurturing? 

Martyr/victim stories are no longer helpful. They are so last season Age of Pisces and this is the Age of Aquarius, folks. We have been asleep for over 2000 years - time to wake up. Again this connects to our last eclipse so maybe re-read the posts linked to earlier if you relate to this. 

Also there is a wide opposition to lovely Venus. Plus an opposition to Juno (relationships). We have multiple female archetypes at odds with each other at this Eclipse. Women vs. women? Mother vs. daughter? Maybe as our mothering energy (Moon/Ceres) works to conceive/create something to take center stage/something we can be proud of/something that stirs our heart - the thing we are here to bring into the light (Leo) - we are opposed (Venus in Aquarius) by a different/more future leaning perspective of beauty/creativity? Or a younger/newer version? Or a relationship sticking point? Venus in Aquarius simply does not care what others think and Juno has been waking up/breaking up outdated/boxed-in partnerships and agreements - their challenge to the Moon/Ceres can be very helpful, if we allow it to be. 

Let's run through this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse by sign. If you know your house sign for Leo use that first then also check your rising and sun signs. Some things will probably click better than others since we are only looking at a small piece of your entire puzzle. You can also look around to see if another sign's posting resonates with your intuition - you could have a strong connection to that sign within your chart or a connection to my writing through that sign. 

If you have planets/ points around 11 degrees of Leo or Aquarius (and Taurus/Scorpio) you will feel this eclipse energy strongest. 

Also keep in mind eclipses illuminate long chapters.

ARIES/ARIES RISING (Leo Eclipse on the 5th/11th house polarity) - the 5th house rules creativity, children, romance and recreation. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots from the 5th/11th house polarity - feeling ignored, fear of not being special enough, creative jealousy or jealousy around who/what is receiving the most attention, creative projects getting attention, stepping in front of an audience with something you are proud of, keep in mind the thing you create has a life of its own, too. It's not all about you even when it is all about you. Also check Libra your polarity sign.

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING (Leo Eclipse on the 4th/10th house polarity) - the 4th house rules home, family, roots, mother, real estate, renovation, home business. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots from the 4th/10th house polarity - challenges between home and career, parenting issues, fear of loss of security keeping you stuck or coming unstuck, someone leaving the home/family, relocation windows open, mother issues, your ancestry story-line heating up, creative expression within the home, blending what you want with what is best for your family, cooperation within the home. Also check Scorpio your polarity sign.

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING (Leo Eclipse on the 3rd/9th house polarity) - the 3rd house rules communications, information, teaching, learning, siblings, transportation, your local environment. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. Choices are made. Results/news comes in. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots from the 3rd/9th house polarity - verbalizing wants vs needs, wide vs deep thinking/ideas, thinking inside the box, not being clear on what you most value, getting too comfortable with what is familiar, sibling rivalry. Also check Sagittarius your polarity sign.

CANCER/CANCER RISING (Leo eclipse on the 2nd/8th house polarity) - the 2nd house rules money, resources, our values and self-esteem. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Think 'personal security'. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots from the 2nd/8th house polarity - needing more income, needing to save more, something done creatively growing into something that is financially profitable, something done creatively or to get attention draining your resources, relationships that are not intimate enough ending, what are you settling for, what is your value, what isn't your partner sharing, what aren't you sharing, issues with a partner's income/contribution, issues with debts, inheritance, loans, taxes. Also check Capricorn your polarity sign.

LEO/LEO RISING (Leo eclipse in the 1st house/7th house polarity) - the 1st house rules YOU, your needs, your physical self, whatever you have been giving your time and attention to. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. If your ascendant/Sun is near 11/12 degrees Leo - the next few months will be an even more important time for you. Anything is possible. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots from the 1st/7th house polarity - smother mothering something/someone, your needs/wants vs your partners, one partner is getting more attention, one partner isn't getting enough attention, working on a creative project with a partner, partners agreeing or disagreeing on parenting issues, creative projects that give you a center stage, balancing what is calling to your heart with what is best for a partnership, changes within partnerships brought on by changes within YOU. Also check Aquarius your polarity sign.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING (Leo eclipse 12 house/6th house polarity) - the 12th house rules what is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, spirituality, addiction, healing. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 12th/6th house polarity - secrets revealed, fuzzy information/diagnosis get cleared up, distracting yourself to avoid dealing with real life issues, addiction issues made visible, over-helping, martyrs, victims, moving past blockages, being a ghost in a chapter of your own story or that chapter ends now, loss of a beloved pet, day-to-day routines become more creative, working behind the scenes, what you have done behind the scenes finding an audience, finding your heart through meditation, creating a daily spiritual practice, putting more heart into your art, getting lost in the sauce. Also check Pisces your polarity sign.

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING (Leo eclipse 11 house/5th house polarity)  - the 11th house rules friendships, groups, causes, our audience, the internet, the things/people we keep at arms length, how we value the unique and different. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 11th/5th house polarity - seeing ourselves how other people see us which may or may not feel so good, releasing groups/causes that do not stir our heart, nurturing a friend, some part of our story goes public, ramifications from what we have kept at arms length - not wanted to attach ourselves to, freak flags flying, creative projects that value uniqueness or diversity, developing a child's unique potential, letting a child be him/herself, creative projects find an audience, romances become public, pregnancies are announced, connecting to a new group/cause that stirs our heart, our place within a group being eclipsed out or someone else within a group is eclipsed out, the space between who we really are and who we appear to be in public comes to light, the space between what makes us happy and how we appear in public comes to light, an internet romance, friends become lovers or lovers become friends. Also check Aries your polarity sign.

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING (Leo eclipse 10th house/4th house polarity) - the 10th house rules our career, our calling, our goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 11th/5th house polarity - balancing career and family, achievements receive attention, stepping into new responsibilities, parental issues, change around grown children, feeling older, growing to value time/wrinkles/wisdom, stepping on other people as you step into the spotlight, career goals vs family goals, biological ticking clocks, promotions at work, career changes creating changes within the home, someone is eclipsed out at work, a career goal is eclipsed out, a career is eclipsed out, something comes to light regarding your career, wants vs needs, a good job can't hug you back, taking something way too seriously, not taking something seriously enough, authority issues within the home or career, hard work pays off. Also check Taurus your polarity sign.

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING (Leo eclipse 9th house/3rd house polarity) - the 9th house rules travel, higher education, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside our box, exploration. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 9th/3rd house polarity - taking a broader view, taking a creative project further, getting legal advice or expert advice, getting something published, traveling somewhere outside your box, thinking outside the box, gaining a broader knowledge of something, studying something that calls to your heart, opportunities/changes through foreigners, stepping back to see things more clearly, making a higher commitment, finding a mentor, a legal issue/agreement/contract concludes, something you created getting media attention, your views come to light, wanting/needing attention for your beliefs, the details of something trip you up, overlooked facts trip you up, the story gets bigger, a lie comes to light, creative expansion, teaching children, taking a romance to a deeper level, a contractual commitment. Also check Gemini your polarity sign.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING (Leo eclipse 8th house/2nd house polarity) - the 8th house rules other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 8th/2nd house polarity - a debt is paid off, a loan is taken on, a tax issue comes to light, a financial issue requires our attention, a financial investment is made or closed out, an issue around our partner's contribution vs our contribution, a relationship ends, intimacy issues come to light, differences in intimate needs within partnerships require attention, a light is thrown on a partner's resources, what our partner values vs what we value, relationships become more/less intimate, what a partner is sharing/not sharing come to light, a partner gains financially through a  creative project, a collaborative partnership starts/ends, a partner's spending comes to light, an inheritance comes to light, what we do with other people's resources comes to light, the ways we are a vampire or a vampire's dinner come to light, loss of control - something valuable is out of our hands, a financial story ends or a new chapter starts. Also check Cancer your polarity sign.

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING (Leo eclipse 7th house/1nd house polarity) - the 7th house rules partners and partnerships. Something could be coming to fruition/ending here or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 7th/1st house polarity - reunions, meeting someone and it feels like you have known them before, fated encounters, a partnership issue comes to light, a creative project with a partner gets attention/begins/concludes, wants vs. needs within relationships, balance within partnerships, the effect you have on other people is brought to your attention, being yourself within a relationship, accepting nurturing from others, nurturing others, business/career partnership opportunities or opportunities to shine, equality within business relationships, who do you trust?  Also check Leo your polarity sign.

PISCES/PISCES RISING (Leo eclipse 6th house/12th house polarity)  - the 6th house rules our day-to-day activities, work, co-workers, pets, our health. Something could be coming to fruition/ending in one of these areas or is pushing to be birthed. The Moon/Ceres encourage nurturing what is calling to your heart here. Eclipses are wild cards because we can't see everything that is happening - keep this in mind. Some possible blind spots, re-set points from the 6th/12th house polarity - dietary issues come to light, work issues come to light, work issues impact your health, health issues impact your work, making time within your daily activities for fun/creative projects/romance/children, something needs your daily attention, you need more daily attention, your health needs your daily attention, pay attention to your intuition, stuff happening behind the scenes requires your attention/comes to light, your health is your wealth. Also check Virgo your polarity sign.

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Because we looked at Trump's chart with that August eclipse, let's take a look at this one. Remember Trump was born on a Lunar Eclipse (Sun opposite Moon) so they will always play a large role in his life, although maybe they don't impact him the way they do other people - maybe being born on an eclipse gives someone an extra coat of teflon with eclipse events!

The Eclipse Moon is conjunct his natal Pluto (power) - in his 12th house (secrets, what is happening behind the scenes, what is put away, imagination, mental health, secret alliances, secret enemies, water, the Navy, hospitals) - and conjunct his progressed Moon (this one has been in play for a few days already and for another week or so).

The 12th house rules Congress and he will be giving his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night within hours of Wednesday's early morning Lunar Eclipse.

Pluto is the planet of power, karma, transformation, death and rebirth. Maybe the Moon conjunct Pluto will act as a gigantic magnet (and I know something about magnets - warning shameless plug ahead - have you seen my lockets) to bring up, by any means necessary, all the dark secrets and the ancient buried crap (within Trump yes, but more importantly through Trump, within the United States) to the surface for healing. Pluto also rules secrets, manipulations and obsessions. Maybe he will mention the #metoo movement (Jupiter in Scorpio answering to Pluto) in his State of the Union (seems unlikely). Interesting that Moon/Pluto is a mother compulsion and here we have a Full Moon conjunct obsessive mother Ceres! Maybe something about Mother Earth here, too.

I always picture Trump as a kind of motherless child (moon all alone in his chart opposing that strong Sun), shipped off to boarding school. Interesting that he had a foreign born mother (Moon in Sagittarius) and so much opposition/attention to him comes from his views on foreign issues and women (Sun opposite Moon).

Anyway, the next eclipse - the New Moon Solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15th will oppose his Mars (war, violence, anger, initiative), so that one looks rather challenging for him in his house of open enemies/work/health. Of course, Trump has a powerful natal Mars on his ascendant and it's part of a favorable trapezoid giving him his way in most situations and leading to people wanting to help and serve him. What his Mars will do with an eclipse opposition is anybody's guess!

When his 5th house transits started I thought something big would come out with his children - and it did with Donald Jr and especially if you consider Kushner his child - but the bigger news (short-term at the time) was his fight with the NFL players (recreation/sports - 5th house) and we couldn't see that one coming.

His natal Uranus conjunct his Sun, North Node and Mid-heaven makes him absolutely unpredictable!

His troubles aren't likely to just disappear - although now that I think about it there is alot of energy in that disappearing 12th house! The two eclipses over the next couple weeks - could reignite his own eclipse stories (Flynn, Comey, Mueller) and this time the stakes might be more personal for him.

With Trump's Pluto conjunct this week's Moon there is also always the possibility (when I say anything can happen with him take this seriously) of his transformation/metaphysical death/rebirth - as the United States approaches our Pluto return with the Donald at our helm.

Maybe, like the Grinch, his heart can grow in unexpected ways, too.

Anyhoo, I try to keep all Trump postings as non-political as possible. Hopefully I have succeeded here.

I am going to take a blog break until next week or so to clear my head and focus on another project.

All the Uranus transit Taurus reports have been sent out as of last weekend, so if you asked for one and didn't receive it, please email me.

Be sure to get out and walk in the Full Moon everyone! xo all

2 comments:

lynn bowes said...

I usually read your posts and think that I'll wait until I have a clear span of time to write but you know that never happens. I'm afraid if I don't comment immediately, the time will pass so here goes.

Ever since I read in your blog about eclipses bringing something to light, things ending, I pay particular attention to what's happening around me. I've practiced patience in waiting for things to unfold before I get all twitterpated about what's happening all around me. (We always think "TO me", don't we?) What you say about holding on loosely has meaning for me, too. In a group meeting back in the summer of 1992 one of the participants offered that he had read something about 'wearing life like a loose girdle'. Of course, some hard of hearing guy said, 'Turtle? A loose turtle???' so every time I read about holding loosely, I think of that turtle. Now you will, too. =D

Anyway, karmic culmination of what may have begin around 1999 in interesting - lots happened and I can see that we are making the best decision in cleaning up our collective life here on the plains and moving to a simpler space. I've questioned this for so long and held too tightly. It's time to free up and let go. Not in that butterfly poster kind of way where you let ti go and if it comes back . . . yada yada yada . . . but in that way of knowing what you have is enough. Let's face it, this isn't the Normandy Invasion.

So, reset, change flocks, unhealthy attachments, and clean sheets. Above all, patience and trust. If I'm the Virgo/Virgo thing then you know how I hate those blind spots! The rest of it - perfect. Careful with these barn kitties, though. Praying they have an easy time with the transition from farm life to indoor life. Let's face it, they were pretty lazy outdoors anyway.

xox


Catherine Ivins said...

Seems like perfect timing Lynn and you will be all cozy and tucked in a new place before the North Node moves into Cancer - so we went from finding our flock, doing what is right in front of us, following our heart and then we head home ... Yes, the damn blind-spots - my first astrology teacher back in the 90's used to say about Virgo something like - Virgos have come into this world to learn how to love themselves unconditionally and they carry this driven kind of tension because they can feel what they could be, what everything could be, so vividly that it creates a kind of mental itchiness and discomfort which helps them to evolve very rapidly and she would always end with something like - and that's the good news ... and the bad news for Virgos. ha! And yes, now I am always going to think about turtles and you are the 2nd person talking to me about turtles today. The barn cats will love the heaters and having your lap at their beck and call and grow even fatter and lazier. And yes, they will dream of their life on the farm, as you will, but this next chapter in town (maybe read them city mouse/country mouse) will be just as amazing - one more adventure for the girl who grew up to fly airplanes and ride motorcycles .... xox