Our current forecast window is centered around Wednesday’s Full Moon Eclipse in Leo, which also happens to be a supermoon, tugging on our heart-strings while pushing five thousand years’ worth of shadows into public view. Never mind that this is a “Blue Moon,” largely an accident of our ill-fitting, solar-dominated Gregorian Calendar, plus the fact it sounds cool, too. It might also be a “Snow Moon,” but that is often more a consequence of one's geography than a cosmic signature that impacts everyone. As far as the visibility of the actual eclipse, it will mostly be seen by those of you living in the Far East and Australia although Alaska and Hawaii will also have a potentially good view of the entire eclipse. For more detailed information on the astronomy of the supermoon eclipse, go here.
From an astrological standpoint it’s the eclipsed supermoon that grabs headlines as we find increased polarization involving our hearts (Leo Moon) and our heads (Aquarius Sun) while we’re being shaken awake by the sheer pace and audacity of the resulting collapse, particularly like we’re seeing in American culture.
Looking at a chart cast for the time of the Leo Full Super Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse (Jan. 31; 8:27 am EST), we see a predominance of asteroid goddesses surrounding the Sun-Moon opposition. I would expect that we’ll see another significant development with regard to women’s issues in the days surrounding this Full Moon. With the Moon falling within the Earth’s shadow, there’s something here that speaks to the future more than it does the past; involving men and women alike that will take the solar light of Aquarius to recognize without judgement, fear, guilt or shame.
As the Full Moon in Leo will take place roughly twelve hours following the State of the Union Address, I would expect some fallout to occur as a result of all of that. It’s also notable that this eclipse is closely tied to the Total Solar Eclipse which also took place in Leo back in August (directly involving Trump’s Leo Ascendant), so I would expect to be seeing a major development echoing back at us. Having said that, it’s also likely that the two weeks following this Full Moon Eclipse will contain most of the action, culminating at the Aquarius New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse of February 15, falling directly opposite August’s eclipse point (28 Leo). This would suggest some level of closure or at least a major milestone, a long time in coming.
Looking past the social-political environment - which always seems primed to unleash some form of mayhem at a moment’s notice - we look to our own hearts and the qualities that often go unseen and under-utilized. The detached, objective mind as represented by the Aquarian Sun is useful in helping us to avoid taking the political personal and vice-versa, but it can also find us stuck in a mental echo-chamber or display knee-jerk reactions to rebel for the sake of rebelling with no end-point in sight.
Then there’s the eclipsed moon in Leo, the sign of the Heart Chakra, which produces the greatest magnetic energy field in the human body. In esoteric traditions, the Mind follows the lead of the Heart, not the other way around, as the deep well of inner wisdom is located in the heart, directing the kingdom of activity with love, kindness and deep compassion for everything that lives and breathes.
Taken as a whole, this week’s Super Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse asks us to find a balance within ourselves, of holding the polarity between heart and head where new forms might be created out of our creative visions and optimism about the future, even in the face of structural collapse. Whatever emerges this week will carry us over the cusp into February where the swift growth of daylight buoys our spirits as we take another step along this amazing path called life.
Lunar Gardening Report
Primo planting and feeding conditions arrive after 2:00 pm Sunday, sticking around until 2:00 pm Tuesday as noted by the powerfully-waxing Moon in fertile Cancer. In fact, these will be the only days this week considered ideal for germinating, starting a batch of bean sprouts, direct seeding, transplanting, repotting, cutting to enhance growth as well as the liberal use of marine-based fertilizer. Even if you’re in the midst of another polar vortex, the Cancer Moon offers an excellent time to give your indoor plants some needed love and attention. Once the Moon enters Leo on Tuesday at 2:00 pm, back-off: we’ll be swiftly approaching Wednesday’s eclipsed supermoon when the Earth experiences strong fluctuations in her EMF. Other than occasional watering, it would be best to leave plants alone for the remaining days of the current forecast period.
Daily Forecasts (For all signs)
(Times are Eastern Standard/-0500UTC)
Sunday, Jan. 28: The chatter-factor is strong this morning alongside stranger-than-fiction news stories, discoveries, revelations and unexpected twists (Mercury square Uranus). With the Gemini Moon void-of-course (VOC) until 2:00 pm, it would be good to wait until after that time to make agreements or important decisions. Once the Moon enters Cancer at 2:00 pm, things begin to take-on a decidedly more emotional tone with the emphasis on matters close to home; duties and responsibilities get most of the attention later tonight.
Monday, Jan. 29: The emotional body leads today, exposing vulnerabilities in the morning and problems seeing eye-to-eye in the early afternoon. Power, privilege and insanity are on view later tonight with someone getting puffed-up over something that won’t mean anything tomorrow.
Tuesday, Jan. 30: Odd twists and turns could force a change of plan this morning while we experience a growing awareness just before noon, perhaps by way of an interaction revealing something previously unseen, or seen but never noticed before. Also watch for a noticeable energy shift once the Moon enters Leo at 1:53 pm, providing contrast and levity in the guise of drama; the psychic barometric pressure is now falling rapidly ahead of tomorrow morning’s Full Super Moon Eclipse. Polarity and division are on prominent display as we hear all about the fantastic ratings that the new reality television show has been getting after its first season in the White House.
Wednesday, Jan. 31: Full Super Blue Snow Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse. The exact time of the eclipsed Full Moon is 8:27 am, illuminating the first half of Leo and Aquarius (11Leo/Aqu37) with totality taking place after the Moon has already set in the Eastern time zone. Intense polarity finds expression through the heart (Leo) and the mind (Aquarius) while we are called to account for the shadows that keep us feeling closed and seperate. Mercury crosses the cusp into Aquarius within minutes of maximum eclipse suggesting a lingering piece of news that will dog us for the next two weeks while the resistance movement grows even more vocal. Greater awareness about a partner’s likes and dislikes is likely to arise during the late afternoon hours, with or without rancor.
Thursday, Feb. 1: With the Leo Moon VOC until 2:13 pm, be mindful of agreements and decisions being formed before that time; it would be better to wait until the Moon enters discerning Virgo at 2:13 pm to act. Annoyances, irritations and a general state of restlessness may be in evidence this evening while a solid grasp of a subject that has eluded us emerges later tonight.
Friday, Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas/Groundhog Day. According to the pagan calendar, today is the first day of spring which in these parts, might be a stretch although it’s true that daylight seems to have finally gotten a toe-hold; six weeks from now the Sun returns to the Northern Lands. Confusions, deceptions and misdirections are possible during the late morning hours while another contact suggests we stand our ground in face of opposition. Due to the Virgo Moon VOC most of the day tomorrow, it would be smart to firm-up tomorrow’s plans today instead of waiting until the last minute tomorrow.
Saturday, Feb. 3: When it comes to making decisions or forming agreements, be mindful that the Virgo Moon will be VOC until 4:45 pm, increasing the odds for no-shows and empty words. Once the Moon enters Libra at 4:45 pm, we’re likely to see a more cooperative and harmonious tone setting the agenda. Even so, considerable energy and force may be contained in our words and actions today (Mercury sextile Mars) while the potential for going overboard is strong as we head into the late night hours (Venus square Jupiter). Of course, there could be worse things to contend with than too much of a good thing.
Copyright 2018 Gary Paul Glynn