Friday, February 10, 2017
Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo – Roar!
Sun in Aquarius
Moon in Leo (Eclipse exact at 7:33 PM EST)
Mercury in Aquarius
Venus in Aries
Mars in Aries
Jupiter RX in Libra
Saturn in Sagittarius
Uranus in Aries
Neptune in Pisces
Pluto in Capricorn
Power. Royalty. Charisma. Charm. These are some of the keywords for Leo. A lunar eclipse in this side brings all of this out. One of the things about Leo is that they need other people to recognize them. They need an audience, so to speak. Some people might look at this as a weakness but I think of it as a strength. We all need other people, on some level, but Leo needs other people to reflect the sense of appreciation back to them. I am not saying that Leos need to be the center of attention. I am saying that Leos, like all of us, need to feel loved. Leo is an inter-personal sign. It is about our relationships with other people. How are the relationships in your life? Are you feeling the love? Are you sending the love?
There is a child-like quality to Leo and we can embrace our inner child under this eclipse. Leo is also tied to creativity and who is more creative than children? They express themselves uniquely, without self-criticism or doubt. Criticism is a learned trait, but the creativity is our natural state. There are many ways to be creative, even if you are not “artistic”, and we have the ability to get in touch with our own unique brand of creativity at this time.
The Sabian Symbol for this degree of the eclipse is “In A Circus The Bareback Rider Displays Her Dangerous Skill”. Wow, evocative! We all have skills. They can be raw and untamed or we can work on developing them. What skills are you developing in your life right now? What skills are you displaying for others? Are you pushing yourself to live on the edge? Are you challenging yourself ? Do you feel truly alive? These are all questions to ask yourself under this eclipse.
If the eclipse falls on a point or planet in your natal chart you will feel it more strongly, more personally, than others, but we will all feel it on some level. The eclipse creates a configuration called a Mystic Rectangle with Jupiter and Uranus (see my blog post from a couple days ago for more details on this) so if either of those planets are touching points in your natal chart you will feel this strongly as well. I will say that in my family all three of us are being strongly affected by this eclipse and so I expect some significant changes to unfold. The way eclipses work is that sometimes the changes are immediate, and other times the changes are gradual, but we can certainly tie them to this eclipse.
For myself all of this ties in with my Uranus opposition, one of the “mid-life crisis” transits. Am I in crisis? No, not really, but then again I am quite Uranian already and this transit can help shift me more toward Who I Really Am and Who I Really Want To Be. Issues of health are paramount in this chart for me, so it is up to me to invest in health so that I may pursue my dreams. Some things health related are in my control and some are not, so it is time I focus on that which is within my control, such as regular routines that support my health and well being (the eclipse falls on my 6th house/12th house axis). It will show up in your chart differently, but this is my example. If you would like to look at how this affects your chart schedule a reading with me today!
Crystal of the Day: Fire Agate for courage and strength under the fiery Leo moon.
Essential Oil of the Day: Narcissus for it's empowering quality.
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