Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The Show Must Go On

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The Show Must Go On

The moon is full in Leo (11:15 pm, CDT) with a lunar eclipse (11:1 2pm, CDT) on Saturday, January 20!

This moon and eclipse ushers in a stimulating flow as the sun enters Aquarius. The instinct to get up and go is strong, but patience may be tested. A daredevil who is ready to tackle an amazing feat pauses to plan the next move before pulling the first stunt. The first full moon of 2019 could be characterized as clownish and raucous!

The solar eclipse January 5 illuminates a hidden truth and the lunar eclipse January 20 opens doors to new possibilities. A volcanic dynamic uncaps stuck energies! Where to go now? Which road is now cleared, paved, and ready to travel? Restlessness urges movement. The fuel in the tank is full, and engines are revved!

Harder edges and heaviness in the planetary tapestry inspire a yearning for change. Realign hopes with reality. Submerge into the ocean to see what musings the mermaids have crafted in the deep blue. What ache for the “impossible” dream comes back up to the surface? Keep seeking that dream and be reminded there is more to our world than is visible.

To adeptly surf the full moon waves, consider lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Emotional Balance candles. Keyed to the element of water, it’s meant to help us keep up with the ups and downs of life. To help handle the flow of change, consider incorporating Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid aromatherapy oil into your daily routine. A blend of natural essential oils, it’s designed to keep you focused and sharp, no matter what gets thrown at you. To keep dreams and inspiration alive, burn some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense from their Angelic line. It contains sandalwood, which helps to expanding consciousness and awaken the senses.

Full Moon in Cancer: Long Nights and Visions of Home

Full Moon in Cancer: Long Nights and Visions of Home

The moon in Cancer is full December 22 (11:48am, CDT), close to Winter Solstice on December 21 (4:23pm, CDT). It’s the day of longest dark when we go inside to hibernate, looking backward and forward simultaneously, celebrating both beginnings and endings! Planning and strategizing for the year ahead during longer nights can be a useful activity with limited daylight. Steps to attain goals are illuminated as the sun enters wise and strategic Capricorn.

We can peer through the window into other realms now, as we have more nighttime hours to dream and meditate. On the inside of the window exist our dreams, imagination and inner world and on the outside of the window exists the external world. The window is the where the twain shall meet.

What do you wish to create from your inner visions so that they may be reflected and mirrored in the “real” world? Idealism counterbalances pragmatism in the planetary alignments.

How do we balance family and nurturing with work and the demands of survival in our society? The waning full moon over the holidays fosters bonding, yet we may be reminded of painful gaps that need addressing. Some may feel a sense of loss regarding their “home”, with issues such as immigration, forest fires, and homelessness having displaced many folks.

How can we recreate “home” for those who need it most? How are we asked to redefine what family and home mean to us? What commitments can we nurture and grow in 2019, and what ones are best to let go of as we move forward in the coming year?

To explore the underground of your psyche, try using the lush and psychedelic Starman Tarot. It’s colorful, intricate images are perfect tools to help access the most rebellious parts of our intuition. To guide your progress in 2019, consider the We’Moon 2019 planner, which offers inspiration and explorations for every week of the year. To help intertwine your hopes and dreams for the future into your daily life, light Coventry Creations’ Ganesha candle. Dedicated to the deity known as the Bringer of Opportunities, it can be a great aid to getting you on the right path.

Full Moon in Gemini: Paint Your Turkey Hot Pink!

Full Moon in Gemini: Paint Your Turkey Hot Pink!

Flamboyance characterizes this full moon in Gemini (November 22, 11:39pm, CDT) on Thanksgiving Day. Let that paintbrush be big and full of bold rainbow hues! Expressiveness is increased and the bluntness of pure honesty could turn into strife, however. Watch for situations getting overblown.

We can breath a sigh of relief as we move out of a heavy Scorpio transit that thrived on trauma and intensity. Transmute that intensity into painting or song, whatever artistic medium you choose. Wild musings run on high that you might wonder if you imagined it all. It’s a time for putting that imagination to use!

Generosity and warmth are themes this Thanksgiving Day! Living it up is good, yet be mindful of overdoing it. Surprises and changes in the plans may be possible, be aware of miscommunications and misunderstandings with loved ones.

Going with the flow (either emotionally or weather-wise) may be a helpful ingredient. Either way, the fire in the belly is on full blast! An abundance of good cheer is in the air!

To inspire creativity, try burning Shoyeido’s New Moon Creativity incense. It’s the perfect backdrop to the artistic endeavors you’re dying to start. To increase adaptability in these changing times, try burning one of Coventry Creation’s Inner Balance candles. A blend of cedar, sage, and jasmine, it helps to clear the mind and calm the heart. To lift your spirits as we enter shorter, darker days, try keeping a bottle of Eye of Horus’ Anxiety Relief aromatherapy oil around. It’s helps to let go of anxious thoughts and stressful situations, allowing us to fill our hearts with positive energy.