New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse August 11, 2018: A Tangled Mane

Moonbeams: It’s time to reinvent yourself! What are you projecting into the world?

The grand finale of this summer’s trio of eclipses has arrived with the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo occurring on August 11, 2018.

A Solar Eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a Solar Eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. This is a partial Solar Eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. A Solar Eclipse places emphasis on our mental processes and self-awareness. Solar Eclipse energies will present themselves as shifts in consciousness in your waking life.

The North Node is currently in Leo where it has been since May 2017 and will remain there until November of this year. The North Node is currently at 5 degrees Leo and the Sun & Moon will be at 18 degrees Leo, meaning the eclipse is a wide conjunction therefore it is only a very small partial eclipse. It’s effects will still be felt nonetheless. This Eclipse will be visible in Northern Canada, Asia, and Greenland.

The long and powerful Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius from July 27 will be tied up with this eclipse. The Leo Aquarius axis deals with heart centred actions. Leo energy without Aquarius are grand lofty ideas that lack objectivity. Aquarius energy without Leo is detached innovation that cannot materialize. We need both polarities if we expect to see any real changes in our lives.

Since this is a North Node eclipse, we are being cosmically pushed to align with our destiny. A Leo Solar Eclipse begs you to show up and do what you have to do.

Aspects

Mercury Retrograde Conjunct the New Moon- this will make you think and review how you show up in the world. Are you being honest and authentic? Or are you putting on a show?

Eclipse Square Jupiter in Scorpio– Fears and hurtful words will be expressed that can wound some egos (Leo) that can come back to haunt us once Mercury turns direct. These fears and pains are centred around our unhealthy self-identification practices. What sort of negative self-talk are telling yourself? What are you denying that you need to admit?

Eclipse Square Juno– It’s time to rip up those old contracts (literally and metaphorically)!

Mercury Square Jupiter– What we think will be at odds with what believe.

It seems Mercury Retrograde and its strong aspects at this time are giving the Eclipse a run for its money! It’s not often that we see so much emphasis on a retrograde planet during an Eclipse. Let’s keep in mind that this is still a New Moon in Leo which asks us to assert our power in a selfless way.

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The Kozminsky Symbol for the Eclipse is 

A giant holding a number of bleeding hearts pierced on his sword.
Denotes a man of compelling will and magnetic force who stops at nothing to carry out his ambitions. He rises to power through blood or tears or both. He wields and binds, and those whom he binds will bleed, for his work is the work of materialistic pride which dissolves in the fires of hate. It is a symbol of Compulsion.

This definitely isn’t the most pleasant symbology, however, the symbol of compulsion is important to note. The major theme with this eclipse is finding a balance between the ego and the self. Balanced Leo energy is self-conscious to the point that there is such a strong definite knowing of its purpose and direction that it no longer feels the need to force its will and personality onto others. It learns to simply tap into its own creative genius to leave its unique mark on the world. This is an important lesson for us to keep in mind. With Mercury being Retrograde, it will be difficult for us to think clearly. We will find ourselves falling prey to arrogance and pride. You must remember that self-awareness is key here. You are being forced to think what you believe which may not be easy, depending on how much you have been suppressing.

To go back to the Kozminksy symbol, a bleeding heart is a wounded heart which has been ignored and abused. We ignore and abuse our hearts when we over-think things and when we place too much emphasis on external gratification. We have to come back into our hearts at this eclipse by using Mercury RX to help us analyze where we have been cheating ourselves.

To Conclude…

I call this Eclipse ‘A Tangled Mane’ because we are going to have to comb through some knots that have been hiding beneath the layers of our hair for quite some time. A mane is the most recognizable feature of the lion and is used to identify healthy, strong, and virile lions. If it’s knotted and messy, what sort of messages is this sending out to the animal kingdom? How’s your mane looking? What knots are hiding in your identity that you need to comb through?

 

 

 

 

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Lunar Eclipse in Leo: Rise Like Lions After Slumber

Date: January 31st

Moonbeams: Rising up, completion, fruition

A Blue Moon (second full moon in one month), Blood Moon, Lunar Eclipse, & Full Moon all wrapped into one nice big lion pride!

A Full Moon is about completion and reaping what you have sown. What began 6 months ago during our last Leo Eclipse is coming up for completion now. If you started a new job then, you might be re-evaluating that job now or you might see some results. Things are finishing up. The Nodes of the Moon are karmic points, hence whatever is finishing up right now is fated.

A Lunar Eclipse is much softer than a Solar Eclipse so don’t expect to experience any major life changing events……you’ll have to wait a couple more weeks for that when we have a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius. The Moon rules our mind and emotions, so this eclipse will see you change the way you think and feel about whatever house Leo rules in your natal chart.

The Leo/Aquarius axis is being illuminated right now with regards to your Leo ruled area of your life. Where have you been too self sacrificing? How have you allowed others to take your power?

Eclipses are check in points. Are you going to sleep the day away like most lions, or are you going to rise from your slumber- hungry and ready to pounce and defend what is yours? When a lion feels its territory is being threatened, it will attack. Take your cue from royalty. Act with dignity and honour.

 

New Moon in Leo July 23, 2017: Your Kingdom Awaits

Date: July 23, 2017

Moonbeams: Fire! Fire! Fire!

Degree- 0 Degrees of Leo

Aspects: Sun and Moon Conjunct Mars in Leo Square Uranus in Fire

The overall theme of this NM is self empowerment. Fire energy is activating, spontaneous, unpredictable, and fast. Just take a look at all of the fire energy present at this time.

Sun in Leo= Fire

Moon in Leo= Fire

Mars in Leo= Fire + Fire

Uranus in Aries= Fire

Mercury in Leo= Fire

The big theme of 2017 has been de-conditioning- letting go of the known in order to build your new foundation. But this has required a lot of soul searching, releasing, and re-evaluating. It has been an incredibly intense inner process. Fire energy on the other hand burns right to the heart (Leo) of the matter. It doesn’t require psycho-analysis or deep release work. All Leo wants you to do is to step into your Kingdom or Queendom by trusting the spontaneity of this time which manifests as instant presence.  Major changes are unfolding over the next weeks through activating passionate responses from you. There’s no more dillying dallying around things or needing to feel them out before you decide to act. Trust your initial responses at this time as 0 degrees of Leo marks an important creation point. Change can only occur when you yourself change.

Emotions will go unchecked which are a necessary part of change. This does not mean that you can be reckless or irresponsible with how you choose to react, rather the highest expression of Leo is inner truth. Observe your emotions from a place of neutrality in order for them to move through you and set fire to whatever needs to be activated at this time.

There’s no room for self pity or tears during these next 2 weeks. It’s time to strengthen your will, to stoke the fires of your soul by acting from a place of passion, as this is your truth, this is who you ARE without the illusory waters, hardened earth, or analytical air. Fire is uncontainable, it both destroys and creates at the same time, much like 2017 has been contradictory at times for us all.

Leo is connected to royalty because Kings amd Queens answer to nobody. They command presence through their stoic presentation. It’s time to come out of the shadows and embrace the crown. Your kingdom within awaits you.

 

Featured Image by MoontoMoon from Flickr.

Alberta Ferretti’s North Node in Leo Collection

Like other art forms, fashion and astrology seem to go together like the stars and planets. Alberta Ferretti’s fall 2017 collection saw an homage to Venice with a prominent lion motif present through out many of the designs. The lion is the ancient symbol of Venice representing both the city and its patron, Saint Mark. The sculpture adds a rich majestic iconography to the city, while other images of this kingly beast are seen on buildings, paintings, pedestals, and museums. With an homage to Venice, it made perfect sense that Ms. Ferretti would have featured this symbol in her collection. However, on May 10, 2017, the north node of the moon will be going into the sign of Leo…..the lioness highness of the zodiac. As a collective, this will ask us to be strong in our convictions, to stand up for the underdogs, and to work with others as opposed to turning our backs on them. On a individual level, NN in Leo asks us to dedicate ourselves to a higher truth, to embrace our passions, and to pursue them with the heart of a lion. Be bold, be flamboyant, and in doing so, we will offer the collective a creative masterpiece.

So perhaps it is just a coincidence that Alberta Ferretti has already embraced the leoline energy, but one thing is for sure, the lion is already beginning to wake from its slumber.

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The New Reign Begins

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse- 22 degrees in Leo

Date: February 10, 2017

Moonbeams- Major shifts in perspective, looking at things from a new angle, following your heart

Our hearts and mind will be in sync during this lunar eclipse, as Leo rules the heart and Aquarius rules the mind. The lights of the sun and moon are going to imbue us with a majestic self-love truth. If you think about it, the Sun rules Leo, and Aquarius does have a very strong lunar energy, because Aquarius is about looking at things from a higher perspective, and illuminates truth- just like the moon. So considering this will be an eclipse, which is viewed as a shadow period, we will in fact be very strongly connected to light- Love, Integrity, Greatness, Healing, Truth

This is only a prenumbral eclipse- as the moon will be moving through earth’s outer shadow, so the moonlight will not be as bright, but it’s important to remember, that when darkness befalls the sky, we have a grand opportunity to become the luminaries we are, to step into our own light.

This eclipse is sort of like a reset that will be a nice preview of things to come, as we are still in an integration period. Yes we are in a 1 universal year, however, the cosmic new year does not officially begin until the Spring Equinox- March 22. So many of us have been feeling like we are still in 2016. There has still been a lot of releasing and letting go, and I know I have been feeling a little frustrated because 2017 so far has been a little bit of a struggle. We will also have 2 of the same eclipses in August, so think of this eclipse, and our solar eclipse coming up in a couple of weeks as a door opening, and August eclipses of the other side of the open door.

We also have a Mystic Rectangle in fire and air with the 22° Leo Moon, 21° Uranus in Aries, 22° Aquarius Sun and 23° Jupiter in Libra. This mystic rectangle is essentially telling us that when we change our perspective, we can change our life! It’s also about putting yourself out there as Leoline energy encourages us to do, but we can’t do it alone. We need to share our light with the collective, which Aquarius encourages us to do.

This eclipse will also be conjunct the north node, so this eclipse will bring you something. You will gain something from this energy. It’s important that you create a transit chart to see what house this eclipse will be happening, because that will tell you what you can expect to gain. It’s also very important to note if you have any planets between 18-27 degrees in Aquarius- because those planets and the houses they are in will also be triggered.

When you shift your perspective, is when you truly able to see your passions and follow them whole heartedly. So put on your crown of stars and let the world hear you roar!

Leo: Your Inner Lioness Highness

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Roaring times ahead! Now that we have officially left the internal, mothering sign of the zodiac, our focus is now shifting away from family back to ourselves! The sign of Cancer is ruled by the moon, which rules our emotions, so there was a much deeper focus on our feelings and subconscious. On the other side, the sign of Leo is ruled by the sun, which is all about our conscious mind, personality, ego, and purpose. The sun is also present energy, unlike the moon which was pulling us back to the past to resolve abandoned feelings. Now the focus is on the here and now, you won’t be projecting into the future, and you won’t feel a longing for the past. Think of the lion, he does not contemplate, he just instinctively pounces and acts, but if acts too intensely and fails, will take his failure very hardly. The sign of Leo is not all about partying and have a good time. In fact, Leonine energy is some of the most self-critical energy. This self-critical energy, also offers us, incredible self-awareness. There is no need to look for the proverbial royal throne, your real throne is within you, that unique heavenly individuality that is waiting for you to acknowledge it, without the need for outside recognition. Remember all you little lions, the quietest roar has the biggest impact. So for this next month, embrace your inner lioness highness by being yourself, and only then will you truly know what celebration is all about!