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Welcome to Aquarius! As a bonus, we also have a Super Blood Wolf Moon. What a name! This is called a “super moon” because it is at its closest point to the Earth, “blood moon” for the color it will be, and Wolf because this is the name for the Full Moon in January.
Each moon, throughout the year, has a name and if you would like to read more, here is a Wikipedia link that not only list all the names by month but also gives lots of other info too.
This total Lunar Eclipse is at zero degrees Leo and the Leo/Aquarius polarity. This year there are three eclipse seasons. Besides the two this month, there will be a total Solar eclipse and a partial Lunar eclipse in July, and an Annular Solar eclipse in December. Annular eclipses are the cool ones where the Moon covers the Sun but leaves a fiery ring around the edge.
Should you not be able to see the eclipse tonight you can view it online via the link below. There is also a tin of interesting facts on this page and site too. If this sort of things interests you, I am sure you will enjoy the read. I learned that from my town the eclipse begins tonight, January 20, 2019, at 11:41:17 pm, is at its maximum at 12:12:14 am, and ended at 12:43:15 am. The sky should be clear if you are willing to go out in the cold to view it.
Eclipses are all powerful but total eclipses are the most powerful. Lunar eclipses tend to have a greater effect on weather and the general population more than on politics, the ruling class or the economy. However, this eclipse is in Leo and this usually means some drama for royalty. Royalty used to mean kings and queens because they held all or most of the political and financial power. This is no longer the case. Today royalty refers more to celebrates than anyone else.
We need to keep in mind that the Moon has feminine energy and takes place in the first decan (another thing that makes astrology complicated) of Leo. Each sign is divided into three10-degree sections or decans, with each decan having its own rulership. The first decan of Leo is ruled by the Sun which is in barely in the fixed sign of Aquarius at less than one degree. Here, the Sun is influenced by the co-rulership of Saturn, planet of limitation, death, and loss, and Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and quick change. This could mean we will be seeing loss among female celebrates in the coming months.
Just in the past 10 days, we have lost three famous women. Steve Buscemi’s wife Jo died on January 11, 2019, as did Shirley Boone, wife of singer and actor Pat Boone. Then last week we said goodbye to Carol Channing as the Universe said: “Hello Dolly.”
Astrology is complicated enough without boring you with too many details but this eclipse is likely to not only affect the lives of women but the countries it passes over like the United Kingdom and the entire United States. The UK, as you probably know, is in the throes of conflict regarding Brexit and confidence in the Prime Minister. The U.S. is experiencing the longest shutdown in history. The characteristics we might notice caused by the eclipse could be over-optimism and greater division.
Before I move on, I want to point out that there is an abundance of Capricorn energy in the cosmos right now. Saturn is at 13°, Pluto is at 21°, Mercury is at 25°, and the Sun has just moved into Aquarius. That makes for a whole lot of ambitious and rigid energy, especially when you consider that Saturn was traditionally considered the ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius. However, from a personal standpoint, I feel Uranus us a better fit with Saturn being secondary at best. As an additional point of interest, I have read that Uranus will be quite influential this year so hold on to your hats because this means expect the unexpected.
Having covered the eclipse, let’s look at the other possibilities this coming week. Looks like have a difficult beginning, but the rough waters calm by weeks end.
The Sun has left the authority of Saturn’s influence and traded it in for the unconventional, detached, aloof, independent, intuitive humanitarianism of Aquarius. As I have said in the past, a planet is at its strongest when leaving and entering a sign. Remember, the eclipse is at 1° on the Leo/Aquarian axis. With this much drama and unpredictability in the air who knows how long this shutdown could last?
Monday, Mars squares Saturn. You might find it difficult to talk about your goals and what you really want today. If this aspect is in your natal chart you may have been strictly disciplined and criticized by your father. This aspect causes shyness and feelings of rejection and inadequacy. Becoming self-aware helps overcome this. We can also vent some of this with like a long walk, a run, or some other physical exercise.
Tuesday Venus is conjunct to Jupiter in Sagittarius and Venus is parallel to the Sun. This brings good vibes for co-operation, optimism, and generosity. The spotlight is on learning, exploring, love, beauty, and finances. The shadow side is the possibility to overspend or exaggerate our feelings.
Wednesday, Mercury squares Uranus. Your daily routine can change or have an upset in a New York second. Don’t be surprised by unexpected news. Mercury, of course, is about communications and this aspect could cause communications mishaps. The best thing about this energy is the increased ability to see things from a different perspective. Many of us would do well to reschedule important meetings or big appointments. Otherwise, be prepared to roll with things as they come.
Thursday, the wonky Mercury energy continues as he trades his Capricorn transit in for transiting through Aquarius, ruled by Uranus. The energy described for Wednesday’s Mercury-Uranus aspect will more or less be with us for the remainder of this transit. Minds are hard to change under Aquarius but this is also a great time to use your intuition to convey information. Relax! It’s all good.
Friday, Mars takes us to a happy place when he trines the ever-optimistic Jupiter. This aspect will boost our confidence and help us succeed. Good intentions will no doubt be rewarded. This aspect promotes good judgment and spiritual growth.
What a week! I’m excited and I hope you are. There is a lot of possibility here. Of course, it is up to the individual as to how they use it but I see good and positive things ahead. I hope you do too.
As always, don’t forget to smile and be kind to all you meet. You could easily be the one in need of kindness. Remember that while your life and your community might be safe and wonderful, somewhere not too far from you and me there is someone or a whole community of someones in need of help. Please, please, please don’t forget about them.