~ Words by Mary Lomando ~
This Full Moon in Leo is not only a Super Full Moon, but a total lunar eclipse, as well, and follows of the Solar Eclipse of January 5th.
Eclipses occur in 19 year cycles. We experienced a lunar eclipse at the same degree of Leo at the beginning of the year 2000. Themes related to love, self-expression, creativity, and children (Leo rules the “inner child”) may crop up again for review. Occurring at zero degrees (called a “critical degree” ) in the fire sign of Leo, this Full Moon emphasizes our heart energy, our passion, and self-expression. Where do we find our joy in life; and even more importantly, are we able to express it? Heart blockages occur on many different levels. Long standing resentments, bitterness, and martyrdom can close down the heart chakra. Developing tolerance, compassion for others, and self-love works wonders for opening the heart.
A Lunar eclipse is a full moon with exclamation points! Lunar eclipses generally bring up themes regarding the important women in our lives, as well as our family history, subconscious memories, and dreams. During any eclipse, the natural “light” is blocked for the duration of the eclipse; during these phenomena, our human (and planetary) bio-energetic fields “collapse and get re-booted”. An “eclipse” means something must end, so that something new may be created. What part of our old self needs to “die”, so that we may move forward? Use the timing of this eclipse wisely…meditate if you can; insights, dreams and synchronicities may hold important information from your higher self over the coming weeks. A new chapter is beginning as the old one closes.
This Lunar eclipse falls in the sign of Leo, the Divine Child. Leo emphasizes creativity, self-expression, and the courage to follow your dreams. Leo is a fire sign, and symbolizes passion, joy, and the life affirming positive energy of the sun. Where is your heart drawing you at this time? What does your inner child want to create, to feel? Eclipses travel in 19 year cycles. What was happening in your life in the year 2000, the “millennium “ year? There is a message there for you during this eclipse. 🙏🌞💃💫👁️🌕