Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo | January 20, 2019
0 degrees | 11:16pm CST
“Still, as humans, we want truth. Our stories, our courthouses, our lives, our contemporary anxieties and depressions are all searches full with this desire. Humans want truth the way water desires to be sea level and moves across the continent for the greater ocean.” - Linda Hogan, The Woman Who Watches Over the World
Sunday night’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo is a fixed sign Moon in a sky heavy with cardinal planets. It grants us access to something that, perhaps despite our knowing, has held on tenaciously to its presence in our lives. What reveals itself as fixed within us is represented by the Leo Moon: our individual, creative wills grappling fiercely for expression. With five planets in cardinal signs and the Eclipse event occurring at 0 degrees of Leo, we’re witnessing enormous seed energy. Something begins: our souls embark toward the untrammeled creative expression that propels our existence in these bodies.
Not much that is untrue will stand the test of this Lunar Eclipse. Secrets will be released; the knowledge that had previously hidden from the light will be fully revealed on the other side of this portal. Whatever organisms up until now have been resisting this movement toward truth will be thrown off, and a true death will be invited.
A true death means that nothing stands between the thing that has died and its ultimate transformation. This Eclipse in Leo craves the full death of the old structures of power that have resisted the scope of truth that accounts for all of the drama of life, from seed to star to dust. This Eclipse wants each of us to arrive at our completely unique presence, the kind of presence that allows an individual to know how they are going to respond to something, as informed only by their radically unique will.
This kind of death is a door to the only magic that can create a coherent world from many: it opens to totally authentic self-expression. Every being has its purpose. All it needs is to express itself. That is truth.
Collectively we have been dismantling old structures of power for many years now, in a heightened sense since Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008. Letting these old architectures die has required every tool available. We’ve reflected on the global inequity wrought by now-crumbling institutions; we’ve reflected on how we’ve internalized these structures of power; we’ve adopted self-care and self-reflection rituals; we’ve expressed some of the ugliest most buried truths; we’ve done it in privacy and stillness, and we’ve done it through the dramatically rapid-speed and impactful platform of social media: we’ve used every tool available. We have been learning to peaceably destroy so that we can create the new. We have begun bending our minds to experience beliefs that outstrip the notions these old structures of power instilled in us. We have learned to leave behind the voices telling us to turn our consciousness away from this warm animal body, and to hear the new voice snaking through the sky: your own, pure and true.
This Eclipse offers us a powerful opportunity to witness the shadow material that has come to light since our Capricorn Eclipse on January 5, and to respond to the material in ways previously unavailable. Whatever had you resisting your life force in the past is in its death throes now, with or against your wishes. With very little container withholding us from being exactly who we wish to be, we’re too eager now to create. To dance off the cuff to a rhythm that locates us entirely in the present. We see linear time wanting to step back to witness us. We are seen, totally and completely, for who we are, which is exactly who we wish to be.
Remember. Your own witness is all there will ever be. You see through the eyes of an infinity of moons and suns. There is no separation between you and the stars you witness. Your perception takes you to every corner of existence. Perceive yourself as you are, which is exactly as Soul wishes to be.
Fairy tales tell us that when something dies, its story can be told beautifully enough to change the hearts of the living. Letting the old version of yourself die, letting ineffective system die creates the space for the kind of story that creates new life, with all its ensuing wilderness. When we make space for new stories, we make new chaos. The prayer to send up is that we stay more connected and responsive as the wilderness shows itself in every moment.
Eclipse seasons encourage us to purge. To unload what keeps us from connecting to truth. Truth, of course, isn’t motionless. It reveals itself through the drama of life. Resistance to the truth is all we’re asked to purge. The resistance to motion, to drama, to birth and death. Without this resistance we flow into truth as water “moves across the continent for the greater ocean.”
Remember Luna makes no promises that everything will become obvious. She simply invites us to look. This Eclipse is a supermoon, which means the Moon is closer to the Earth than usual, revealing as much as she can. Her proximity helps us to take the blinds from our eyes and look up to truth as our soul’s reflection goes dark, and returns to reflect the light just a little more clearly. In gratitude for the invitation, give the gift you were put here to give: with all of your heart, express what you witness.
*This Eclipse will be visible from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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