“There is a vitality, a life force that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.” Martha Graham
Dance of Life.
Shadow & Light.
Lunar eclipse perception shift.
The world keeps going ’round.
The split, the shadow,
what drops away
and what is given new life.
Polarity of clarity and uncertainty.
We see our shadows as blood
in the moons reflection.
Yes, we are the ones
who cast the shadow
as we stand on
our precious Mother Earth.
Between emotional exuberance
and calculating awareness.
Ideals, imagination and drama
contrast with sober responsibilities.
Who you are and who you wanna be.
Calling in the NOW and
creating the future vision ahead.
“I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently. You can be kind for a while; you can be generous for a while; you can be just for a while, or merciful for a while, even loving for a while. But it is only with courage that you can be persistently and insistently kind and generous and fair.” Maya Angelou
Lunar Eclipse in Leo
January 31, 2018 5:26 am PT
The dark side of this eclipse is greed, self-pity or a hunger for approval that masquerades as a panacea for emotional fulfillment. The awakening is connected to a larger, all-inclusive awareness, that takes in the mistakes of the past and includes healing and forgiveness.
The eclipsed moon is in Leo, sign of creative expression, generosity and self-love. Doesn’t everyone one deserve unabashed self-love and the vitality of self confidence? Here we have an opportunity to see and feel limiting criticism and judgements exposed. Welcome the light of love into the hidden places, bring gentleness to the vulnerability within you and the vulnerability in everyone.
Mercury, in the final degree of Capricorn, is not so playful. Weighty matters. Pushing that rock uphill. Five planets all together in Capricorn and Aquarius, both ruled by Saturn (Aquarius co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus). The theme of responsibility continues. Consider that eclipses always upset the paradigm and reveal discrepancy. What has been swept under the rug is uncovered. Secrets escape from hidden places. No need to be heavy-handed, take a grounded stance and speak with maturity.
This is the first of 5 eclipses for 2018, four of which activate the polarity of Leo and Aquarius:
January 31, 2018 – Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo
February 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius
July 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer
July 27, 2018 – Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius
August 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo
Look where the eclipses fall in your astrological chart. You’ll find a theme of unexpected change in those areas throughout this year. The eclipses often add a twist, a boost for change. (additionally, Mars will retrograde into Aquarius later this summer. Yeah, we’re going to be working it. Collective change is due!) Consider what needs to be released and what new developments are opening ahead. Breathing out and breathing in.
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou
☽ Leo Eclipse Contemplations ☼
How may I reignite my creative fire for change and release the fears and/or criticisms that weigh me down?
Where do I need to focus my energy to make the change?
Consider your life in 1999, there was a lunar eclipse very close by degree to the current eclipse activation. If you can, look at what houses in your astrological chart where highlighted then and now.
“Jacqueline, my impressions of the reading with you in November continues to play an important role in my self knowledge. Your intuition along with the astrological component was shockingly accurate and helped me to see aspects of myself in a new light. And the reading was joyful and full of laughter, which makes the recording so appealing to listen to. Your guidance has been invaluable.
With gratitude, M. O’Conner
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