Late Sunday into Monday, January 20-21, 2019, we’ll experience a rare cosmic event: a super blood moon lunar eclipse! Arriving with the full supermoon in Leo (and the Wolf Moon), this spectacle overhead can shift power balances and net you some coveted attention.
At 10:36 PM EST this Sunday, January 20, the Earth will be perfectly positioned between the Sun and the moon, casting a blood red shadow across la luna. With decent weather conditions, the super blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse should be visible to anyone in the Americas and Europe, and you’ll be able to view it with the naked eye. Astrogeek tidbit: The red glow effect is known as “Rayleigh Scattering” and will be visible until 3:49 AM EST on January 21—with moon becoming officially full at 12:15 AM EST at 0º 52” Leo.
If you live in North America, this one is worth staying up for, especially since there won’t be another total eclipse until May 2021. Because this event occurs in January, it is also known as a Wolf Moon, so named by indigenous tribes for the howling of gathering wolf packs that is common in North America at this time of year.
And talk about unleashing the fierce! This is actually the final Leo eclipse in a series that began on February 10, 2017—and included the stunning Leo total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, the one that got you craftily making cereal box viewers or scrambling to order a pair of special eclipse glasses online. Situations developing over the past two years come to an amazing manifestation—or perhaps a grand finale!
How perfectly fitting for this event to occur in Leo, the sign of the oversized spotlight-hound, and the galactic guardian of creativity, glamour, romance and fertility. Under this potent supermoon, many of us will see our efforts come to light in a bold and attention-grabbing way. And more so than usual: Eclipses are harbingers of change, speeding up inevitable actions and pushing us to look in new directions. Eclipses are also known for casting light into shadowy areas of our lives, revealing hidden emotions and desires. Drama can turn up now, especially in relationships. This would NOT be the best night to try to open a deep dialogue. In an attempt to solve problems, you may just cause more! That said, an attraction that’s been bubbling may be ready to break through the surface. Make your move! Awooo!
Shifting our attention inward, we can also use the energy of this event to do some self-reflection and jump-start some personal growth. Take an inventory of the places in your life where you could step up and take responsibility. Perhaps go a stride further and imagine how you can use your influence to create a greater connection to the world around you.
Whew! That’s a whole lotta stargazing to take in. Here are some simple ways you can harness the potency of the total lunar eclipse in Leo:
1. Do something courageous.
Brave Leo is the zodiac’s hero, always willing to take a chance or speak up when nobody else dares. Summon your courage, even if that means acting in the face of your fear because you know it’s the right thing to do. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, whose birthday is being celebrated the very same day as this eclipse, “The time is always right to do what is right.” This is the noble leadership that Leo illustrates when expressing its highest vibration.
2. Be your own PR agent.
We all have something worthy of shouting from the rooftops, and the Leo full moon lunar eclipse gives us permission to intentionally self-promote. Don’t get it twisted: Tooting your own horn isn’t an act of narcissism. Owning our gifts publicly can put us in touch with the wonder of our unique and divine talents—and helps to create a sense of deep gratitude for the lives we get to live! The trick is to focus outward instead of just trolling for applause and validation. How will your offerings benefit other people? What’s in it for them, and are you acting in a spirit of service rather than servicing your own ego?
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with reveling solely in your own superpowers too. While you’re gazing at the full moon, do a round of fist-bumps with your inner circle, with each of you taking a few minutes to boast about your latest accomplishments while the others cheer wildly for your amazingness! (Check out ideas for full moon rituals here.) Have you been hiding your light at work? Turn it up to stadium beam level! This is the perfect time to start a buzz on social media or to set up a pitch meeting with a client you want to woo. Be sure to include all the ways that YOU are the best at what you do.
3. Just dance.
Full-bodied self-expression is what this Leo lunar event is all about, so bailamos, people! This full supermoon was meant to be spent on the dance floor or even doing a more spiritual form of movement like 5 Rhythms or a ritual dance. Get lost in the beat…but don’t stop there. Let the dance revolution enter your life as an ongoing tradition. Events like Daybreaker are popping up in cities everywhere, a sober dance party that begins with a fitness class such as yoga and then erupts into a free-form morning soiree. This is the perfect time to scout out studios with dance-based classes. Since Leo rules the heart, there’s no time like the present to get yours pumping at a cardio-approved BPM.
4. Start a family or “birth” a project.
Leo is the sign of fertility, and this lunar eclipse is ripe for creation! If you’ve been struck by baby fever, take decisive action. Maybe that means cutting ties to the “will they, won’t they” time vampire so you can manifest a partner who shares your desire to build a family, be it through natural birth or adoption. Set up a doctor’s appointment if IVF treatments are something you are looking to explore, or just get to babymakin’ the natural way. Figuratively speaking, you may feel a strong urge to “birth” a creative project that’s been hovering in the embryonic stage of development. Book studio time for your band, write the outline for your genre-busting novel or get the production line set up for your Etsy store wares. Whatever the case, take a lion-hearted leap in a proactive direction. Since Leo is the sign that rules fame, this divine timing might help draw some public acclaim when your masterpiece is ready for its big reveal.
5. Shine bright like a (conflict-free) diamond.
Glamazon Leo is the sign that rules pleasure, indulgence and full-bodied self-expression. Break out the sequins, bold patterns and glittery everything. Rather than fade into the masses, wear something that might be more appropriate for RuPaul’s runway than a slushy, snowy day. Be it a statement necklace or a graphic print, remember that clothes are conversation pieces. Under the light of the vivacious Leo full moon, talking (and flirting) with strangers could get you everywhere! Just watch out for the scene-stealing crazymakers—and try not to start any needless drama, just to keep things “interesting.”
6. Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day.
Romance falls under passionate Leo’s domain: that delicious moment when a spark of attraction becomes a burning flame of desire. You may feel extra lusty near this full moon—and because it’s an eclipse, you could be surprised by WHO turns your head. Keep your heart and mind open! Taking a chance on someone who is not your usual type could turn out to be one of the most exciting decisions you’ve made in a long time.
Not sure what or who you’re looking for? Get into the creative spirit of Leo and make a vision board for your love life. Sit down with a stack of magazines, scissors and glue and pull together a collage of inspiring images. No judgment! Though the pictures that call to you might only make sense to your subconscious mind, their meaning will reveal itself over time.
If you’re already coupled, enjoy some extra romance late Sunday. Champagne by moonlight? Yes, please. While you’re gazing up, get started on planning a memorable February 14—and pump up the glamour and decadence. How about a pair of orchestra level theater tickets or a beachy “baecation?” Our love & compatibility matcher horoscopes can provide some clues about the best bonding experiences for you and your true love!
Here’s how this rare eclipse can turn up the volume for YOUR zodiac sign:
Aries: Relationship milestones or a creative epiphany that could translate into dollars in your pocket this year
Taurus: Changes on the home-front: maybe news from a family member or a desire to relocate or spruce up your current digs
Gemini: Teaming up with a powerful partner; growth spurts (or growing pains) with your most cherished crew
Cancer: A promotion (finally!) or opportunities to make additional income
Leo: Showcasing your talent to a wider audience or finally feeling that your hard work during the past two years is ready for launch
Virgo: Feeling ready to extend an olive branch or reach closure on something that caused pain
Libra: Finding yourself the center of attention or creating bonds with new, like-minded people
Scorpio: Leveling up your job or getting noticed for a high-profile or leadership position
Sagittarius: Traveling or finding a long-distance opportunity for learning or enrichment
Capricorn: Going deep with someone and maybe letting go of another, bad-energy relationship
Aquarius: Recognizing the type of person you attract, keeping more of the good, shedding the bad
Pisces: Getting serious about wellness goals or taking on more responsibility with work
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