Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lunar eclipse in Leo: Make a date!



The first of two eclipses this month occurs February 10, peaking at 7:33 PM, EST. This eclipse falls at 22 degrees of Leo and is a lunar eclipse/full moon.
Eclipses are the universe's  signposts, lighting the path into the future. Eclipses come in pairs and a solar eclipse in Pisces occurs on February 26.

This is the first in a series of eclipses in Leo-Aquarius since 2009.

Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart, and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart/life.  An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.

With an eclipse we have both endings and beginnings. A solar eclipse is more like a new beginning, and it is always a new moon. A lunar eclipse can being more news of endings and it is associated with a full moon.

Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life. 
Eclipses can bring positive or negative events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart.

We will have another eclipse in Leo, a total solar eclipse August 21, and this marks the first one since 1979 that can be seen from the United States.

Leo is the most dramatic of signs and rules the 5th house of friendship, love and children, and it is here our interests will lie.

This eclipse has the potential for a great time with friends, loved ones, or alternatively, drama. As the ruler of the 5th house, Leo also rules entertainment and fun! It's time to make a date and get out.

People may dress and appear in dramatic fashions, and some may make mountains out of mole hills. Such is the nature of Leo. This energy may push things along, but as the case with any eclipse it can bring some fiery endings as well. If an ending occurs it may well be that its time had come and with the aspects this Moon makes, and something better is on the horizon.

As Leo is represented by the lion, now is the time to become King or Queen of your own jungle.

This eclipse contains a mystic rectangle. The oppositions in this configuration (Uranus opposes Jupiter=freedom/change) and (Sun opposite Moon=emotions) can be stressful, but the harmonious aspects contained can bring positive change. Astrologer Kelli Fox describes a mystic rectangle like this, "Sextiles and trines are ‘soft,’ or beneficial, aspects, and oppositions are ‘hard’ ones that can cause conflict. But since there are four soft aspects and only two hard ones in a Mystic Rectangle, the overall effect of this configuration is considered helpful — with just enough of a challenge thrown in by those two oppositions to keep things interesting." Other astrologers have called a mystic rectangle, 'an aspect of practical magic.'

Make your own practical magic and make the most of it!

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