Your Guide to Full Moon in Leo - January 31, 2018
SUPER BLUE 'BLOOD' MOON IN LEO + TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
Let the show begin! This supermoon is masculine, hot, fiery and known as the Snow Moon. She is making a grand entrance and I mean really, who better equipped for the job than a Leo? This full moon is the second of three amazing lunar and solar events this month. This full moon is also a blue moon happening alongside a total lunar eclipse (that will make it look a bit red), so there is a lot of magick and energy propelling you forward this week. You better sashay, shante your ass right up to the center stage!
Leo is a fire sign and thus very direct, intense, passionate, selfish, and all-consuming. A Leo takes charge of the situation, leads, sets things in motion and expects praise and applause. They crave attention; good & bad. If you tend to lack confidence, call up your Leo friend for some pointers on how to love the good, the bad and the ugly. They can teach you a thing or two about presence. On the flip side, Leo’s can’t stand to be in someone else’s shadow so don’t be surprised if they’re the first to try to outshine your newly found confidence. Take it with a grain of salt, they can’t help themselves. This full moon in Leo can amplify your ego, self-confidence, and vanity. Consider these as it relates to your subconscious, reactions, self-image, and self-worth.
I mentioned this in last month’s full moon guide, but the magick roadmap has now come full circle. Last December’s supermoon was the start of a triple supermoon cycle - Dec 3, 2017 (Gemini), Jan 1, 2018 (Cancer) and Jan 31, 2018 (Blue moon in Leo) with a total lunar eclipse. There was a hidden map in these three moons for you to create something new for yourself. For example, the Gemini moon was about (doing) meeting people, going out of your comfort zone. Then the Cancer moon was about (building) rapport with others, community and cultivating real and honest relationships. Now we end in a Leo moon which is about (showmanship), courage and putting yourself (or your project) out there into the world.
So here we are with a true showman - a super-blue-blood-total-lunar-eclipse moon! I can’t help but laugh at how Leo that is. Lunar Solar Eclipses are relationship oriented and about getting to the matter at heart. This doesn't automatically mean it's a romantic relationship, although it could be depending on where Venus lies in your birth chart.
During this Total Lunar Eclipse, Leo is in the 5th house which can imply a romantic relationship is at risk. While Venus is in the 11th house, suggesting that partnerships surrounding your connections to the community might be the problem. Look for areas of tension and use the themes of this lunar event to figure out which is what and resolve the matter for good.
Sun in Aquarius opposes Moon at 3° Leo in the 5th house
The full moon rises in 3 degrees Leo on January 31, 2018, at 8:27 A.M. (E.T) and then the total lunar eclipse occurs at 11 degrees Leo at 8:51 A.M (E.T). The energy of a lunar eclipse in Leo in the 5th house is testing a relationship where there is passion. It could be a matter surrounding your children or romantic partner. It could also be the relationship between your creativity and life's work. Something is bound to break, whether you can make it work is up to you.
Mercury at 29° Capricorn in 10th house
Mercury is all about communication. When Mercury rises in the orderly sign of Capricorn in the 10th house, there’s a lot of productivity happening around your career. Not only is the fire and determination of the Leo moon present but effective communication is at play. Now is the perfect time to reach out to others & make things happen; especially if you normally have trouble expressing your ideas effectively. Beware of sharks out to take credit for your hard work.
Venus at 16° Aquarius in 11th house
Venus in Aquarius under the sign of Leo is like the relationship between Eliot & Margo as they reign over Fillory. They expect one another to respect the others’ sexuality, dominance, wit, and intelligence all at once, at all times. All the while, trying to do what's best for Fillory and its people. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, do yourself a favor and watch The Magicians on Netflix.
Mars at 2° Sagittarius in 9th house
Mars puts more fire under the already energetic and optimistic Sagittarius sign. Mars motivates Sagittarius in the 9th house to think big and deep. There’s so much energy of thought in this combination that you’re bound to feel mental and spiritual burnout by the end of the full moon cycle. If you are an ideas person but have no follow-through, write it all down and meditate on what you should focus on this round. You will not be able to do it all, by yourself. Let your spirit guide you.
Jupiter at 21° Scorpio in 8th house
Jupiter is encouraging you to take a chance on yourself in order for growth to take place. This energy encourages you to create harmony between your spiritual journey and business pursuits. Now is not the time to doubt that you have a gift and can help others while making it your career as well. The world is waiting for you to share your wisdom.
Saturn at 4° Capricorn in 10th house
Saturn moved in the sign of Capricorn on Dec 19th and will remain there until 2020. Saturn rules career, status, and effort. The next two years will test your ability to endure and achieve your career goals. Saturn is strict and Capricorn is orderly; these two are made for each other. Saturn will force you to face your obstacles in areas of dreams, visions, and community this full moon. Feel your way through any creative roadblocks you may encounter.
Uranus at 24° Aries in the 1st house
Uranus in Aries is a special kind of beast; a unicorn of sorts. In the first house, you’re going to experience introspection sprinkle with vanity and ego..which lines up perfectly with the past three months of lunar activity. Now is that time to make things happen and call upon your preoccupation with yourself to give you a boost of confidence. You are a goddess who can juggle multiple projects, close deals, earn higher pay, birth your life’s work, all with a chip on your shoulder.
Neptune at 12° Pisces in 12th house
There is a lot of psychic and psychological energy happening under Neptune in the 12th house. The emotional tsunami of the Pisces sign under a Leo moon can cause a lot of mental confusion surrounding your emotions, in particular to making the needed changes you are currently fighting. Let it go, or it will burn.
Pluto at 19° Capricorn in 10th house
There’s an intense and rigid need to become the person you've always wanted to be met with a determination to succeed. Capricorn energies are guiding you through personal growth and allowing you clarity and discipline to succeed.