A Leo Lunar Eclipse Ritual to Celebrate Abundance

The second eclipse of 2019 is a Leo full moon—a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon. How very like the energy of showy Leo to pull out all of these lunar stops!

On January 20-21, 2019, a Leo lunar (full moon) eclipse—also a supermoon and “blood” moon—will sweep through the skies. This eclipse is powerful because it’s the final in series of eclipses falling on the Leo-Aquarius axis between February 10, 2017, and January 21, 2019. Eclipses are harbingers of change, speeding up our abilities to manifest, revealing data that’s hidden in the shadows and expediting the end of situations that we’ve outgrown. Balancing the passion and theatrics of Leo with the coolheaded, communal vibes of Aquarius has been a grand theme in the world for the last two years.

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Ritual: Noble Gifting

Leo is the sign that rules abundance. In our consumer culture, it’s easy to keep on craving more, more, more. While there’s nothing wrong with collecting beautiful treasures, it’s easy to be so focused on amassing that we forget to acknowledge our trove.

During this eclipse, sift through your closet, jewelry collection, cupboard and storage spaces. Pull out objects that you just aren’t (and probably won’t be) using and place them in a pile. Then separate out the really nice pieces like say, that designer dress you bought last year that still has the tags on it: Is there anyone in your life who could benefit from these items? Rather than hoarding for the rainy day that will never come, consider gifting them to a loved one—or even donating to a charity auction if they hold great value.

Letting go sends a powerful message to the universe, one that might even be your mantra for this moon: I have faith that I can attract abundance in the ways that are right for me. Is there someone in your life who has been a champion for you lately?

If your budget allows, buy them something new as a token of your appreciation. This doesn’t have to break the bank; give what you can and make sure it’s something that they will appreciate, even if it isn’t necessarily your taste.

Other Ideas:

• Book an appointment with a buzzed-about stylist and give your “lion’s mane” a stylish update—maybe a wild updo or color

• Set up a photo shoot (with friends or a professional) or snap selfies and post. Leo energy loves to show off on the virtual catwalk—and this eclipse could bring that winning profile pic.

• Leo is the sign of romance and this bold eclipse buoys our courage: invite a love interest to have dinner with you or plan a surprise evening for your S.O.

• Romance yourself with a bouquet of flowers or a piece of signature jewelry


Here are a few sparkling selections from our partners-in-gems Satya jewelry, curated for the eclipse.

Wax and Wane: Gunmetal and Gold Ring $69


After The Storm: Gold Onyx & Labradorite Lotus Necklace $89




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