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Full Moon Eclipse in Leo: Pure Gold

The Full Moon Lunar eclipse (Jan 20th 9:15 pm PST/Jan 21st 12:15 am EST) occurs at 0 deg Leo. It makes no major aspects to any planets or asteroids, so its energy is quite pure. We have intensified Leo themes – pride, glory, creativity, performance, attention. 0 degrees also has a sense of purity about it – there’s a fresh, golden start here (even though the Full Moon is a culmination).
This eclipse occurs so close to the Sun’s Aquarius ingress ( Jan 20th /12:59 am PST/3:59 am EST) that we can consider it to be a description of this entire Aquarius season (especially if your birthday falls on January 20th or 21st). The themes will be something that brings you pride and joy, or reminds you that these things are missing from your life. Being noticed (or ignored). Staying true to yourself and your freedom even as you seek to create or gain the appreciation of others. Leo’s power lies with passion for creation and love of the audience. Aquarius’ power lies with the individual and cool detachment.

What do these contrasting influences mean to you? The Moon is in Leo, so that’s where the power is. But this is Aquarius season, so it’s all about the individual and detaching from the relentless need for attention. Remember, this eclipse is an ending but also a beginning (as all endings are).
This will be a massive attention grabber – an ending or result will be quite dramatic, and with the Aquarius theme, there’s a sense of the unexpected as well. What happens will be public, so consider if you want people to notice what’s coming up or not. Because this is a culmination, it’s building on what’s already happening, so you may have a hint about what’s approaching.
Key dates:
Jan 6th: Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) in Aries stations direct
Jan 18th: the Capricorn Sun squares Uranus
Also on January 20th there is an exact square between Venus in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. Venus is 1 degree away from a conjunction to Jupiter in Sag, so this aspect recalls the Jupiter/Neptune square, with the added indulgence of Venus (what you want and love). Relationships, money and values will be a heady mix, redolent of narcotics and sugar (addictive, sweet and dangerous). Be careful what you spend or wish for. If you get what you want, you could end up disappointed or overwhelmed. On the other hand, these energies suggest magical possibilities and fortuitous breakthroughs. The square is a crisis, but every crisis means there’s a corner to turn.
On January 21st, we have a sobering square between Mars in Aries and Saturn in Capricorn. Bold actions (Mars) will be blocked or limited (Saturn). This will be a hard counterpoint to Venus/Neptune and it may not be such a bad thing. Mars/Saturn will ensure that you only go so far. And if you handle these energies correctly (work with the available potential and be careful) you may be able to manifest something extraordinary.

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