Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2018, 6:26 am MST
A Lunar Eclipse is the most significant of Full Moons. Instead of the Moon fully reflecting the light of the Sun, the earth travels between the Sun and Moon, disconnecting the energies that have been building all month long. Many sensitive people can feel the disruption of energies from an eclipse. And eclipses are known for bringing unexpected events. It is generally understood that an eclipse can break us out of our current cycle and move us to a different level—a new octave, if you will.
The opposition between the Sun and Moon highlights the dualism that occurs in our world. Humans consist of both conscious awareness (Sun) and unconscious needs (Moon). But oppositions are just meant to point out that both are just two aspects of the same thing. An eclipse allows us to notice our unconscious patterns and programs, giving us an opportunity for a shift in consciousness.
This Month’s Oppositional Energies
This Month’s Lunar Eclipse takes place with the Moon in Leo. A Leo Moon entices us to be playful, fun, romantic, and celebratory. The Moon receives and interprets the Sun’s energy as a feeling of needing to express one’s authentic individuality—to “shine.” Leo is also known for being the courageous lion and the energy of kings and queens.
Opposite this vivacious Moon is the Sun in Aquarius, whose desire is to connect with peers and fit into the group. Aquarius is about sharing philosophies that bring meaning, provide service, and add function to society. It is also the energy that brings humanitarian ideas, social progress, revolution, and forward thinking. Venus in Aquarius, conjunct the Sun, adds a good dose of love, harmony, and balance to our collective values, as well.
The asteroid Ceres makes an exact conjunction with the Moon at 11 degrees Leo. The meaning of this is significant in that Ceres is the Mother Goddess of the Divine Feminine. She was known by the Greeks and Romans as the goddess of fertility, abundance, agriculture, and the fruits of the earth. Ceres conjunct the Moon in the sign of Leo is a clear indication of the need to unify the Divine Feminine with the Divine Masculine and to bring these energies into the collective consciousness to advance the culture of our country and world.
Divine masculine characteristics include, but are not limited to, independence, courage, individuality, willpower, risk-taking, speaking directly and honestly, rationality, strength, and leadership.
Divine feminine characteristics are energies that serve life itself: unconditional love, compassion, wisdom, beauty, gentleness, patience, accepting, listening, forgiving, nurturing, welcoming, accessible, kind, intuitive, and healing.