The Moon is Full in Leo on January 21, 2019, at 12:17 AM EST. This full moon is a total Lunar Eclipse. Early Monday, January 21, 2019, a Full Moon occurs, when
The Moon is Full in Leo on January 21, 2019, at 12:17 AM EST. This full moon is a total Lunar Eclipse.
Early Monday, January 21, 2019, a Full Moon occurs, when the Sun in Aquarius forms an opposition to the Moon in Leo. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
This Full Moon is especially potent, as it is a total Lunar Eclipse. Lunar eclipses are relationship-oriented. The “crisis” that these eclipses tend to elicit is a crisis of lack – a time when we suddenly recognize a great need or want. The impact of the crisis can act to sever a relationship – it’s possible. But it can also bring two people together with a sudden awareness of a great need for each other. Although Lunar eclipses are more relationship-oriented than Solar eclipses, they are not always about relationships between two people. They can trigger awareness of need in other areas of our lives, such as our relationship to work, to our health and bodies, and so forth. This is a time when matters come to light – things that have been brewing under the surface.
This Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants in our lives. The Leo-Aquarius polarity deals with the balance between the personal (Leo) and the impersonal (Aquarius). The energy of Leo is creative self-expression and the boost to the individual ego that we receive through pleasure and romance, while Aquarius rules the group, more impersonal friendships, and objectivity. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between romance and friendship, and between expressing ourselves in personal and impersonal ways.
Note that this is the final eclipse in the set of eclipses falling along the Leo and Aquarius axis, and it can be felt as a rather urgent boost to make changes. The next time eclipses fall along this axis will be 2026-2028.
(Monday) 12:17 am EST