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.

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn:  Emergence From Underground

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Emergence From Underground

The new moon is in Capricorn on January 5 (7:28 pm, CDT) and shortly thereafter, a solar eclipse transpires (7:41 pm, CDT). Pluto and Saturn fuse with the sun and moon, a powerful catalyst for re-birth.

The process of falling apart occurs in tandem with re-building and fortifying new structures. The roads, the buildings, and our government are going through a radical makeover. This could be applied to our personal lives if it triggers sensitive points in our natal chart. The toxins and poisons in our culture are purged as the collective shadow is faced. We feel our way into the territory of the unknown, a daunting task for a culture focused on the finite and bottom line.

The first new moon and eclipse of 2019 spurs the urge to push off and sprint in a new direction. Ample energy fuels ideas into action! And yet a rule-bound approach slows the process down, demanding accountability. If the demands of a results-oriented paradigm get too heavy, it’s up to us to create the boundaries we need to function and stay healthy in this pressure-cooker technology driven culture.

That which is buried deep underground decays to enrich the soil. What new formations will start to emerge from underground?

To create boundaries where needed, consider carrying a piece of prehnite. Prehnite is excellent at helping us set up energetic and especially empathic boundaries. For protection during times of change, consider adding Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to your routine. Dragon’s Blood helps add power to our energetic work while adding a strong protective element. To find joy in the dark of winter, consider lighting either the Joy incense or Hope incense from Shoyeido’s Angelic line. These Japanese incense blends are subtle, easy to light, and help provide a lighter, brighter energy to any atmosphere they’re burned in.

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.