This new year continues to light sparks with 2nd eclipse in a month… only this time it is a total lunar eclipse in the sparkling sign of Leo!
On January 21, 2019 at 12:15 am EST the moon in Leo will oppose the sun in Aquarius that will light up the sky! Total lunar eclipses are powerful moments in the cosmos that have the potential to bring in intense change- but change that is always destined to be for all of our highest and greatest good. Because a total lunar eclipse is pretty much “a full moon on steroids”- as we astrologers tend to affectionally call it- emotions surge, intuition should be called in and used, and events tend to reveal truths that are impossible to ignore. This energy is totally what we can expect for the Leo lunar eclipse!
Leo is the sign that connects to the places in your life where you deserve to shine your light and be acknowledged for that magic that only you can bring and energy you exude! This eclipse will help you to connect with deeper waves of creativity and inspiration that are destined for you to express. Leo will show you how important it is that you move from your heart- the part of the body that it rules- in order to be creative and authentically express yourself. For some, you may feel uncomfortable in the limelight or receiving recognition or reward for your gifts but even the Universe understands how important it is to tell you that you’ve done an excellent job so that you are likely to do more of what you love if you are reminded how special and valuable it is!
If you are feeling a lack of creativity, color, fun, and joy in your life this eclipse will work to help guide you to spaces where you will receive the most pleasure. Life is not meant to be so heavy all of the time and in order to have balance you must have equal parts work and play, struggle and reward, giving and receiving!
The Sun falling in the sign of eccentric Aquarius is a nod from the cosmos saying that it is safe now for you to go your own way, to pave your own path, to pursue your heart’s desires.
For example, if in your work you have a lot of routines and you’re starting to grow tired of it this eclipse will surge you with brilliant and colorful ideas that you’ll feel intuitively guided to share at the next meeting. Yes, you may feel uncomfortable speaking up and out but when you share your idea it really has the potential to be a hit or show that you have what it takes to innovate or think outside of the box! People will notice and the reward from that can come sooner rather than later.
Of course, follow your own intuition without forcing it- allow the ideas and concepts to flow to you. Creativity is something that can never be forced!
The total Leo lunar eclipse’s energy also triggers all types of creation, romance, play, and even children! Yes, children! Leo loves the energy of children and has the potential to plant beautiful seeds to grow your family! Also, Leo loves romance so this is the moon to work magick revolving around the joy and pleasure of love and how important it is to invite it’s energy into your life if you are ready to receive it!
If you are single, you can use this moon to pull in an incredibly attractive and loving mate and if you are paired up you can use this moon to build more love and magic into your existing relationship! The world is your oyster and the moon will help you paint- and ultimately- manifest your heart’s desires!
Incredible Stroke of Luck
One thing that I want to mention is Uranus- the planet of surprise and innovation- is squaring this full moon closely, but also sitting almost directly on top of the part of fortune. There may be some astrologers that will tell you with the full moon and Uranus combined that we are destined to receive upsetting news but that is simply not the case. Of course, the potential is there if your natal chart makes you vulnerable to this transit but from what I can see all you will need is an open mind and flexibility if the eclipse and Uranus have planned a surprise in store for you. When you see the part of fortune involved (the point of great luck within the chart!) you know you are in good hands. What can seem like an inconvenience will actually turn out to be an incredible stroke of good luck that places you in the right place at the right time, always for your own protection. But again, remember not to force your intuition but to follow your gut instinct and heart when it starts to whisper to you!
LEO LUNAR ECLIPSE LOVE SPELL
Working with Leo the best (and most powerful!!) love or money spell should be with fire so for this month’s lunar ritual I will be focusing on candle magick.
You’ll need a gold candle, oils, rose, calendula, catnip, orange essential oil, cinnamon (essential oil or ground into a powder), and rose geranium, paper and pen, and a picture that shows what you are working to attract into your life now for this eclipse or something that at least is a symbolic representation of it.
First start by clearing your sacred space or altar with sage or incense, preferably cinnamon incense. Call in your guides and ask them to protect as well as work to help you with your magick now and as you move into the months to come if it needs more time.
Clearly know what you want and write it down in colorful detail using the pen and paper. Feel each thing with your heart! Clearly visualize it while you write. After each item, write down next to it, “thank you for bringing _____ into my life now!”; because even the universe and your guides love and want recognition!
When you are done anoint the gold candle with a mixture of the herbs and oils pulling the oil up the candle and towards. Also anoint the picture or the object that represents what you are calling into your life now. Burn the paper and the intentions (safely, please)! Carry the ashes to a plant or pot and add to the dirt. This helps the item you’ve called in materialize even further as earth energy always brings things to life! Light the candle for a total of seven days, each day thanking your guides for working so quickly on your behalf. Keep the photo or object with you or near you and each time you see it acknowledge your guides and continue to say a heartfelt “thank you”.