On January 31, 2018 at 8:26AM EST, eclipse season kicks off with the Leo supermoon and total lunar eclipse! It’s also a “blue moon” because it’s the second full moon this month, and is known as a “blood moon” since la luna will take on a reddish hue as she passes through the Earth’s shadow. How very like the energy of showy Leo to pull out all of these lunar stops!
In addition to being a show-stopping supermoon, the Leo lunar eclipse is extra powerful because it’s the midpoint in series of eclipses falling on the Leo-Aquarius axis between February 10, 2017 and January 21, 2019. It’s also the culmination of seeds planted at the August 21, 2017 total solar (new moon) eclipse in Leo.
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 dramatic Leo with the cool-headed, communal vibes of free-spirited Aquarius will be a grand theme in the world for the next two years. Take advantage of this lunar light now, since we won’t see another full moon until March 1. You can harness the potency of this supercharged lunation with an alchemical full moon ritual to inspire good karma and attract abundance.
Ritual: Noble Gifting
Leo is the sign that rules abundance. In our consumer culture it’s easy to keep on craving more, more, more—and 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 full 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 will allow, 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.
- Book an appointment with a buzzed-about stylist and give your “lion’s mane” a stylish update—maybe a wild up-do or color, given this eclipse’s trine to radical Uranus.
- 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.
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