Happy Witch Wednesday!
So here it comes: It's Eclipse season!!
On Friday February 10th at 7:33 pm EST at 22 Degrees of Leo we will experience our first Lunar Eclipse of 2017. A Lunar Eclipse is a Full Moon times 100. The Sun, Earth and the Moon line up exactly so that in the night sky the Full Moon is will appear reddish. Hopefully you'll be in an area where you can see it! This Moon is traditionally known as a Snow Moon in North America since February tends to be the snowiest month during the winter season...and it's kind of synchronistic considering here on Long Island, we are expecting quite the large snow storm tomorrow, the first big one of the season.
And that's how Eclipses work: the are like Portals. They open and close doorways. This is the sensation we will be experiencing at this Eclipse.
2017 is a "1" year in numerology. Meaning, we get to start shit this year. We kick off a new cycle. We get to make changes that previously may have been hard to do. We end out a phase of our lives (2016) and enter into a new one in 2017. This Lunar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse later on this month is drawing this "1" energy out for us in plain sight.
Eclipses have a way of calling us out. They create scenarios that stare you straight in the face until to pay attention to them. Eclipses have a way of ushering in the future energy we've been envisioning. They get us back on track. They are like periodic tune-ups. Incredibly thorough maintenance checks. A cosmic check in, and knock on the door. A tap on the head.
In the case of this Lunar Eclipse in Leo, we are going to be unable to hide from confronting the amount of self-expression present in our lives. We are going to be unable to ignore where we are pursuing things that are out of integrity with whom really are and what is aligned with our soul. We are going to be unable to ignore where we drifted away from the anchor of self-expression with honesty. Where we drifted away because it felt really damn good to get "likes" and "comments" and recognition that may have previously escaped us. So we kept on doing the thing that got us some response from people, because Hey...we didn't hate doing whatever it was that we were doing and it's super cool someone else liked it..and omg I'm going to play into my insecurity now because I want them to keep on paying attention and if they aren't paying attention then they must have not liked what I did or what I said and what if no one ever shows up ever again...so I gotta keep it in line.
Okay, so there is NOTHING wrong with playing to the crowd. Nothing wrong with positioning a message or a creative expression in a way that gets others to look and be interested...
Where we run into trouble is where we betray the integrity of the creative expression AND where we do this from a place of insecurity. And it can be sneaky, this process. So I urge to really look at yourself (something Leo likes anyway) and ask yourself that question, and give yourself an honest answer.
This Leo Lunar Eclipse has us looking at where Insecurity lives in our lives and how much it runs the show and our decisions.
Please know, it's OKAY it that's where you are at. Insecurity runs the show for a lot of us. All of us are in the midst of massive upheaval around trial and error and experimentation. We've been testing the waters for the nature of our self-expression and sometimes we hit the mark and then other times we don't, sometimes we miss the point but still keep going and then other times it all aligns.
It's OKAY if you've found yourself unsure of where the integrity is. I'm simply saying....this Lunar Eclipse can help us find out when we show up for the portals it opens. When we pay attention. When we get up on stage (another Leo love) and bare it all for ourselves to see.
On that note, this Lunar Eclipse in Leo is revealing to us where we've been the audience member of our lives, watching the show happen, and not fully engaged with it. This Lunar Eclipse wants you to shake those nerves off. Shake off the paralyzing anxiety and thoughts, and try out for the damn role you've always wanted. To blaze the path towards that role.
Remember Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses are all about celebrating what has come to pass, even the hard earned lessons, and also letting go, surrendering, releasing and forgiving. Where were you 6 months ago in late August? What did you indeed then at the New Moon in Leo?
Celebrate every moment over the past 6 months you have been YOU. Where you have poured your heart into a creative project or even romance. Where you have learned and acquired clarity about the nature of your arousal.
And then work to light some fires to the places where you have not been. Stand in front of that fire and throw into it all the burdens and beliefs you carry about whom you should be in the world.
And then forgive yourself for not being in integrity. It's. Okay.
What you can do for this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo:
1. Light all the candles and imagine the fat of our psyche burning off into the ethers.
2. Do something fun, pleasurable or creative. With no expectation or agenda. Notice how that feels. Is it great? Is it uncomfortable?
3. Break out the gold. Intentionally wear gold jewelry and embody that queenly or kingly energy.
4. Ground. For the love of all goddess ground your energy to Earth. Leo is a fire sign and we have a lot of Air and Fire elements mixing together astrologically right now and that's very combustible and so we need to focus our energy on Earth. For instance, I was just on a walk right now, and at one point I literally stopped so that I could kneel to the ground and touch the moss for a few minutes. That's how upper body energy I was, even on a walk in the park. So ground.
5. If you're going to speak up and out, ask yourself a few times...what is the intention of this? Do I believe this? Do I feel this in my bones? If I'm unsure, am I willing to handle the consequences of inquisition?
One last note before I go...helping us with this process is the retrograde of Jupiter in Libra which started on Feb 6th and will continue until June 9th. We get to slow down a bit and do some reflecting, restoring, and replenishing for a few months here. Jupiter likes being in Libra, so things have been ultra exaggerated out there. This retrograde can be a good thing so we can have a hot minute to settle in and course correct if need be.
Okay loves, that's what I've got for you for this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo.
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