Leo Total Lunar Eclipse January 20-21, 2019


I’m not going to indulge in any of the “Wolf Moon” or “Blood Moon” or the “Super Moon” symbolism.  Although, yes, those are names that describe this  first full Moon of the year, this lunation and eclipse. But they add an element of fear, anxiety, the macabre, and they cause a sort of contraction (except the SuperMoon part). And contraction is the very last thing you want right now.  You need to stand in your power, expand, merge, incorporate,  and see ahead as you’ve never seen before. This is a VERY definite turning point.  We are experiencing a hard and irrevocable turn that affects in the deepest and most vulnerable parts of our being. It is also affecting our planet, and our solar system. It’s affecting our galactic neighborhood. We’re at a huge crossroads. Now, that in itself can be frightening – but let me say this – The choice, as always, is up to you. You can look yourself straight in the eye and ask the question – What is the BIG TRUTH that you’re dancing with?  How do you want to live from this night forward?  What is finished?  What’s so done?  Done and done and done.  Finito!

Sun and Uranus are square this day and night.  We have moved into Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus.  This square will not happen for another 80 years.  It is a call to action – to unblock your own path, to clear the karmic residue that’s still clinging to your being.  Sun in Aquarius wants to change the world.  He wants to bring Light, Electricity, Movement and Renewal. The Sun has made the arduous journey through Capricorn and is now free to expand into Aquarian energy. 

There are still a ton of planets in Capricorn:  Saturn, Pluto, Mercury and the South Node.  The North Node 26 degree Cancer stands close the Moon in Leo to lend support in defeating darkness and to bring renewed energy and Fire into our lives.  But You must act to renew Your own energy.  To recognize and actively initiate a new path.  This is a do-it-yourself moment if ever there was one!  And those Capricorn planets will show you just HOW to do it yourself.  They’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

Are you aligned with your big truth? Are you ready to go? Are you willing to turn away from the past? (Because THAT IS CRITICAL)  All that Scorpio work of the last few years was building you to see the truth of your desires.  The real, bottom-line, no negotiation, take no prisoners, truth. Not what you were told to want, not what you think with make other’s think highly of you, not what will make you the most money or keep you in the most comfortable of surroundings.  None of that is what counts.  It’s what is burning in your belly, your soul and your heart. If you are truly aligned with that truth, this passage/change in direction will ultimately make you deliriously happy. But not right away – remember that.

These changes will manifest physically and spiritually. There will be personal changes as well as societal and universal changes. Be ready for this. Structural changes will occur within your body, your brain, and your world.  If you got through 2018 by the skin of your teeth and are hoping to never have those experiences again – you’ve got to move with the changes. Uranus in Aries demands change at a deep personal level.  He know that the personal is political and that the true embrace of a new way of being will change you and everything thing you experience. He demands something akin to an oath of allegiance to the future.  To Your Future and the Future of This Earth and This Universe.  Chiron at the end of Pisces wants you to heal and knows that without change – there can be no healing.  The past must be retired.  Patterns of self-hatred and self-punishment MUST be confronted and abandoned. Just set it down and walk away. 

This is where we change completely. Or we don’t. This is why we came here.  Why would you have come all this way only to sit down and watch TV, or take a nap, or do the same old thing over and over?  Love yourself so that you can truly love others. Because if you don’t – you can’t.  Reach into your heart. Have that courage. Light it up and let it shine. Leo rules the heart and spine. It will warm and strengthen you and everyone you encounter.   

Last week I re-discovered this poem.  It’s seems perfect for this time.  Take it to heart.


Going too fast for myself I missed

more than I think I can remember

almost everything it seems sometimes

and yet there are chances that come back

that I did not notice when they stood

where I could have reached out and touched them.

This morning the black shepherd dog

Still young looking up and saying

Are you ready this time?

W. S. Merwin