Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo

 February 10, 2017

On February 10th at 5:32pm MST, there will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Leo.  Lunar Eclipses are Full Moons that have a greater potency, and that physically pass through some portion of the Earth’s shadow. This is a partial eclipse and can be seen more on the east coast, than in other parts of the country.

The Full Moon looms large and shines a bright light on situations, on our personal feelings and our direction. The Full Moon heightens emotions and can feel very intense for many people. It is a time when circumstances can come to a peak, and we come full circle and realize it is time to make decisions, about something, or someone in our lives that can no longer be ignored.  It truly can be a time when we are moved forward, or backwards, or we just feel stuck, depending on our personal situations and how we handle our emotional response. Eclipses bring change, change that can take a few months, or even longer to reveal itself, and there will be some emotional shifts unfolding over time, personally and collectively. So do remain aware, and engage with your process.

This Moon is in the fire sign of Leo. Big, bold, dramatic. Leo is naturally self-expressive, playful, and possesses leadership potential. For Leo, to be acknowledged and appreciated is vital to being healthy, vibrant, and trusting of their world.  When Leo energy becomes distorted there can be an over dramatization of oneself, for the purpose of getting attention. There can be an “it’s all about me” attitude, or pushy, even tyrannical behavior if taken too far.

All Full Moons create an opposition with the Sun; it sets up a polarity between the two signs. And both energies are important, and part of the gift this event provides. So let’s look at the dynamic between Leo and Aquarius; Leo is very oriented to the self, and represents the importance of shining our personal light, sharing our personal story and being appreciated for that. Aquarius is oriented to broader human desires of authenticity and freedom, and represents the need to stand in our truth, even if we’re misunderstood, disapproved of, or rejected.

This Full Moon is a time to open up and express yourself. Share your feelings, with honesty and listen as well as you would like to be heard. That healthy circle of expression and appreciation is true Leo fire energy. And to give that as well as receive, is the key

Find a bit of quiet time and get in touch with what brings you joy. You may find that you are not having as much fun as you’d like, as is healthy in a life affirming way. Enjoyment, pleasure, fun, provides needed release and balance to the busy, productive, hard working lives we live. And especially in the times we live in; which can be stressful and full of sometimes dramatic change and upheaval.

There are some other astrological aspects that are occurring and important during the time. This Full Moon in Leo creates a trine (supportive and flowing) with Uranus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius. This creates an even greater opportunity to find the courage to speak authentically from the heart, and to stand in our truth with courage and action.  That with discipline we can stretch further into life, helping us to define our values; and as we do this, we become stronger, wiser, and can find a greater faith in life itself.

And always remember, that if, in genuinely sharing from the heart, you don’t receive the acknowledgment that is healthy and supportive, don’t change your message. Recognize that you may need to find a more authentic audience.

And one last cosmic event to add to February 10/11th.  Comet 45P, will be making its closest approach to Earth. NASA states that it will be only 7.4 million miles away! If you look to the East around 3am on Saturday morning, it will be visible in the sky. Binoculars or a telescope will be helpful in seeing it more clearly. 45P will have a bright blue-green “head” with a tail, and won’t be this close again until 2022.

If you are interested in knowing where this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo falls into your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate if best), and city and state of birth.

Be Well ~ Be Love

Deborah