Super Full Moon + Total Lunar Eclipse January 20 & 21, 2019: Self Expression & Involvement

January 17, 2019 0 Comments

Super Full Moon + Total Lunar Eclipse January 20 & 21, 2019: Self Expression & Involvement

Astrology by Rebecca Farrar of Wild Witch of the West
Collage by Janeva Zentz

 

SELF EXPRESSION & INVOLVEMENT

Super Full Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse 
@ 0 Degrees Leo Sunday, January 20 & Monday, January 21
9:16 p.m. PT and 12:16 a.m. ET
  • Conjunct North Node (what makes it an eclipse)

Keywords & Themes: Pride, vitality, confidence, drama, performer, individuation, identity, potential, center of attention, self-expression, hero, heroine, queen, king, romantic, self-involved

 

Collective Energies:

The lunar eclipse/super moon/full moon in Leo (phew, that is a lot of descriptors!) on January 20 PT and January 21 ET continues the accelerated astrological energies of 2019. This second eclipse in the series from the solar eclipse on January 5, will be visible from North and South America, Europe, and Western Africa. Though Earth casts its shadow on the moon for several hours, the maximum eclipse hour is 9:12 p.m. on Saturday for Pacific Coast and 12:12 a.m. for East Coast. The moon is “super” because it is closest to the Earth and looks magnified or larger than usual.

Like all signs, Leo has both its shadow (insert eclipse joke here) and elevated expressions, though with a full moon and eclipse we often tap into the unconscious more difficult sides. We do not feel heard or seen, or struggle with wanting external confirmation instead of cultivating inner confidence. Leo energy reminds us that we feel the most self-involved in the places we feel the most insecure.

Leo navigates the very human question of what constitutes a “healthy ego,” one that is confident, but not overly self-involved.  In its most beautiful expressions it is playful and creative, and when in its shadow side can be emotionally self-involved or dramatic. In its most shiny self, Leo shows us what lights us up or sparks excitement. It reminds us to stay centered in ourselves while still staying present with others.

What makes this an eclipse is that the North and South Node are next to the Sun and Moon. However, in this cases the North Node is with the Moon suggesting we are moving more towards this inquiry of self-expression and insecurity rather than away from it. 

One way to work with this eclipse is to actually watch it and experience the dance of light and dark in the cosmos. It could also be helpful to spend time with your own chart and look for what degree Leo occurs (preferably within 0 or 1 degree) and which planets it comes into contact with. However, most importantly this eclipse continues a cycle of growth from the previous two weeks that ends with the next lunar phase and the New Moon February 5.

 

Everyday Ritual Recommendations:

BE // Meditating outside under the lunar eclipse could be absolute perfection.

DO // Focus time on things that light you up creatively and showcases your solar-self whether it be writing, painting, singing, etc. The Deluxe Moon Ritual Kit is a great tool for this extra boost and super moon+full moon+lunar eclipse.

WEAR // I feel I say the same thing every Leo new or full moon,  but wearing something that evokes your internal sense of royalty such as gold or purple. Or dare to wear your crystal crown outside of the home.;)

EAT // Even though it is winter, eating solar-type foods such as corn, sunflower seeds, or mustard can be especially uplifting during this time.

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Farrar of Wild Witch of the West has her M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, and has worked with many renowned astrologists and cosmologists. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Witch of the West.

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