Late Sunday into Monday, January 20-21, 2019, we’ll experience a rare cosmic event: a super blood moon lunar eclipse! Arriving with the full supermoon in Leo (and the Wolf Moon), this spectacle overhead can shift power balances and net you some coveted attention.
If you live in North America, this one is worth staying up for, especially since there won’t be another total eclipse until May 2021. Because this event occurs in January, it is also known as a Wolf Moon, so named by indigenous tribes for the howling of gathering wolf packs that is common in North America at this time of year.
And talk about unleashing the fierce! This is actually the final Leo eclipse in a series that began on February 10, 2017—and included the stunning Leo total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, the one that got you craftily making cereal box viewers or scrambling to order a pair of special eclipse glasses online. Situations developing over the past two years come to an amazing manifestation—or perhaps a grand finale!
How perfectly fitting for this event to occur in Leo, the sign of the oversized spotlight-hound, and the galactic guardian of creativity, glamour, romance and fertility. Under this potent supermoon, many of us will see our efforts come to light in a bold and attention-grabbing way. And more so than usual: Eclipses are harbingers of change, speeding up inevitable actions and pushing us to look in new directions. Eclipses are also known for casting light into shadowy areas of our lives, revealing hidden emotions and desires. Drama can turn up now, especially in relationships. This would NOT be the best night to try to open a deep dialogue. In an attempt to solve problems, you may just cause more! That said, an attraction that’s been bubbling may be ready to break through the surface. Make your move! Awooo!
Shifting our attention inward, we can also use the energy of this event to do some self-reflection and jump-start some personal growth. Take an inventory of the places in your life where you could step up and take responsibility. Perhaps go a stride further and imagine how you can use your influence to create a greater connection to the world around you.
Whew! That’s a whole lotta stargazing to take in. Here are some simple ways you can harness the potency of the total lunar eclipse in Leo:
Do something courageous.
Brave Leo is the zodiac’s hero, always willing to take a chance or speak up when nobody else dares. Summon your courage, even if that means acting in the face of your fear because you know it’s the right thing to do. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, whose birthday is being celebrated close to this eclipse, “The time is always right to do what is right.” This is the noble leadership that Leo illustrates when expressing its highest vibration.
Be your own PR agent.
We all have something worthy of shouting from the rooftops, and the Leo full moon lunar eclipse gives us permission to intentionally self-promote. Don’t get it twisted: Tooting your own horn isn’t an act of narcissism. Owning our gifts publicly can put us in touch with the wonder of our unique and divine talents—and helps to create a sense of deep gratitude for the lives we get to live! The trick is to focus outward instead of just trolling for applause and validation. How will your offerings benefit other people? What’s in it for them, and are you acting in a spirit of service rather than servicing your own ego?
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with reveling solely in your own superpowers too. While you’re gazing at the full moon, do a round of fist-bumps with your inner circle, with each of you taking a few minutes to boast about your latest accomplishments while the others cheer wildly for your amazingness! Have you been hiding your light at work? Turn it up to stadium beam level! This is the perfect time to start a buzz on social media or to set up a pitch meeting with a client you want to woo. Be sure to include all the ways that YOU are the best at what you do.
Full-bodied self-expression is what this Leo lunar event is all about, so bailamos, people! This full supermoon was meant to be spent on the dance floor or even doing a more spiritual form of movement like 5 Rhythms or a ritual dance. Get lost in the beat…but don’t stop there. Let the dance revolution enter your life as an ongoing tradition. Events like Daybreaker are popping up in cities everywhere, a sober dance party that begins with a fitness class such as yoga and then erupts into a free-form morning soiree. This is the perfect time to scout out studios with dance-based classes. Since Leo rules the heart, there’s no time like the present to get yours pumping at a cardio-approved BPM.
Shine bright like a (conflict-free) diamond.
Glamazon Leo is the sign that rules pleasure, indulgence and full-bodied self-expression. Break out the sequins, bold patterns and glittery everything. Rather than fade into the masses, wear something that might be more appropriate for RuPaul’s runway than a slushy, snowy day. Be it a statement necklace or a graphic print, remember that clothes are conversation pieces. Under the light of the vivacious Leo full moon, talking (and flirting) with strangers could get you everywhere! Just watch out for the scene-stealing crazymakers—and try not to start any needless drama, just to keep things “interesting.”
Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day.
Romance falls under passionate Leo’s domain: that delicious moment when a spark of attraction becomes a burning flame of desire. You may feel extra lusty near this full moon—and because it’s an eclipse, you could be surprised by WHO turns your head. Keep your heart and mind open! Taking a chance on someone who is not your usual type could turn out to be one of the most exciting decisions you’ve made in a long time.
Not sure what or who you’re looking for? Get into the creative spirit of Leo and make a vision board for your love life. Sit down with a stack of magazines, scissors and glue and pull together a collage of inspiring images. No judgment! Though the pictures that call to you might only make sense to your subconscious mind, their meaning will reveal itself over time.
If you’re already coupled, enjoy some extra romance late Sunday. Champagne by moonlight? Yes, please. While you’re gazing up, get started on planning a memorable February 14—and pump up the glamour and decadence