The first (lunar) eclipse of the year occurs January 31, falling at 11 degrees of Leo. The lunar peak occurs at 8:27 AM, EST.
Eclipses are the universe's signposts, lighting the path into the future. Eclipses come in pairs and a solar eclipse in Aquarius falls on February 15.
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.
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 Moon (eclipse) is also considered a SuperMoon, making it very powerful. SuperMoon is, a phrase coined years ago by astrologer Richard Nolle. It describes a new or full moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. The Earth, Sun and Moon are all in a line with the Moon in its nearest approach to the earth.
Nolle explains further, "SuperMoons are noteworthy for their close association with extreme tidal forces working in what astrologers of old used to call the sublunary world: the atmosphere, crust and oceans of our home planet - including ourselves, of course. From extreme coastal tides to severe storms to powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the entire natural world surges and spasms under the sway of the SuperMoon alignment - within three days either way of the exact syzygy, as a general rule.
SuperMoon solar eclipses tend to have a wider sphere of impact, extending roughly a week before and after the actual event."
The energy of a SuperMoon typically increases the energies you feel and respond to-for better or worse.
This Moon opposes both the Sun and Venus. Moon-Sun oppositions tend to make situations more emotional and volatile and this occurs on every full moon. The Moon opposing Venus can bring matters to the forefront concerning love, money and social values or friendship. Things can be overdone if you are not careful at this time.
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 something better is on the horizon one way or another.