In January 2018, we experience two full Moons and one of them is a Lunar Eclipse. It's going to be an emotional ride...
Just as we adjust to the energy of the New Year, we experience the stubborn energy presented to us with the Leo Lunar Eclipse on January 31. The reason we experience obstinate energy is because Leo (Moon) and Aquarius (Sun) are in the Fixed Signs. And they join Jupiter in Scorpio forming a Fixed T-Cross, which is the most challenging T-Cross to navigate.
If any of you are or know of a person with their Sun, Moon, or Rising Sign in Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, or Aquarius, have experienced their stubbornness. This could be the person clinging to a fixed idea, a fixed concept, or a fixed philosophy. It could be that they refuse to change destructive thought patterns or behaviors or it could be that they slow everyone down as they tend to take their time making decisions or preparing to go out in the world.
Aquarius hangs on to old ideas, concepts and philosophies even when they believe that they are presenting something new and radical. I see this a lot with Aquarius people born in the era of baby boomers. They still believe that the only way to bring change to the planet is to polish off their picket signs and practice civil disobedience and this approach is no longer bearing fruit. Then, Leo tends to cling on to glory days in some cases or who they know as in name-dropping. They have a challenging time allowing spirit to take the lead because that would mean letting go of their ego's intentions and stepping into a void, something none of the Fixed Signs will do.
Okay, so now, we have Aquarius, Leo, and Scorpio locked into a T-Cross. And the outlet is through Taurus. And the Bull represents what we value, who we value, comfort, sensual experiences, the earth, farming, and master builders who build foundations. So, in this T-Cross that accompanies the Lunar Eclipse, we want to tear down old traditions and we want to make peace with ideas that clash. Since Uranus is in a 5 degree orb square with Pluto (one of its last squares to Pluto), grassroots mentality clashes with the established and bullish order. But folks, how are we going to construct new structures if we don't allow the old foundations to crumble? And this does include corporations and the government.
To me, this eclipse is telling us to dissolve the old ways because they aren't working any longer, not that they ever did. This is because Jupiter is in a wide trine with Neptune (and we can go wide with these planets because they are expansive). Jupiter wants dig to psychological roots and Neptune (and Chiron) want to heal those wounds now on the collective level because both Jupiter and Neptune rule the collective subconscious, especially with Jupiter in Scorpio. See how this works?
I want to mention that the eclipse is at 11 degrees which is a master number that keeps returning in the Moon and other important transits. It rules the open gateway into the higher consciousness and it represents the Divine Feminine and of course, the Moon which rules the feminine is ripe with potential since it is full and blocking the Sun. This is a reflective time but if our egos get in the way we won't enjoy what we see or what stares back at us.
Now, this is very interesting and also pertaining to the Divine Feminine. The Sun conjuncts Venus and Juno and opposes the Moon which conjuncts Ceres. So, do we have women at odds with each other? Are some women clinging to the patriarchal way of doing business out of fear battling women who want to embrace a new feminism where men and women are seen as equal? Remember Aquarius is not interested in gender or gender biases because like Mercury and Gemini to a certain degree, Aquarius rules androgyny. And maybe men want to explore their feminine side without causing alarm to their female partners. This is a bit scary and causing conflict because we are dealing with an opposition and a square to Jupiter in Scorpio which expands with our subconscious urging and primal instincts.
Finally, Mercury is at 29 degrees Capricorn getting ready to move into far-out Aquarius and some people find Aquarius Age ideas frightening. They cover their ears and sing la-la-la. But why not see this new age as the next adventure. It's the greatest show on earth. So, grab a ringside seat.
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