By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are in between 2 strong eclipses this week, waiting on the second one: a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on January 21 at 12:16 AM EST.
All Full Moons have the Sun and Moon exactly opposite one another, and all Lunar Eclipses are Full Moons.
This one has the Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Leo at almost 1 degree of each sign.
The Sun is in Aquarius, so it wants to shine its light on the mind, the inventive, unusual thinking of the mind. From there it develops firm principles it is determined to keep (Aquarius is a fixed air sign).
While in Aquarius, it also looks beyond the personal and subjective, and sees more from a detached, more objective mental state. It wants to join groups or be a part of socially conscious causes, but even as it is so group conscious, at the same time it needs to be very individualized and unique.
It can identify as the “odd man out”, the black sheep, the one who is different, the one who rebels against the common thinking and common way of being
Aquarius carries the principle of equality, everyone is equal in intrinsic value to one another.
But as it demands equality, it can go overboard with that principle and demand everyone in the group wearing the same “uniform” so to speak.
When it does that it loses half of what it represents. It is meant to be within a group while being a distinctive individual.
If it goes to wanting all in the group being the same, it loses the individual part of being an Aquarius.
On the contrary, if it becomes so different from everyone else that it can no longer find a group it identifies with, then it leaves the group part of being Aquarius.
So if Aquarius is done right and honors both group needs and unique individuality inside it, it then can be a member of a Diversity Within Unity paradigm.
So the Leo Moon opposes that Aquarius Sun in the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on January 21.
That Leo Moon wants to express in an open-hearted creative fashion. It wants to shine its bright light and have fun like a 3 year old child does.
And in the process, it seeks attention, as it craves being liked and admired. It wants to be special.
So there is one of the conflicts between Aquarius and Leo. Leo wants natural open hearted expression without filter or censor.
Aquarius is more socially conscious and does not want to say the wrong thing or stand out in the crowd.
And it may have an attitude against those who think they are superior, special, or privileged.
And Leo may think that Aquarius expresses in a boring intellectual manner. It may have an attitude against groups that they see as never making decisions or never energized enough to manifest.
So look at “we the people” and then look at President Trump and his administration.
Look at the growing nationalism in the world, a nationalism that is most always using tyrants or despots to run those countries.
But also look at the growing of consciousness that seeks to spread the wealth in the world.
Can we develop a world of social consciousness, equality between peoples, mental ingenuity,and freedom to be whatever you want to be (Aquarius)?
Can we develop with it a world of heart-opened creative expression that has leaders who provide inspiration and motivation (Leo)?
As a former Sun in Leo President with Aquarius Rising used to say “yes we can”.
So the Aquarius/Leo Lunar Eclipse gets so close this week and you will be feeling it days before it actually happens on January 20/21.
This week, on the 13th, about half way between eclipses, Neptune in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Neptune loves to be Pisces, said to be the ruler of Pisces. Jupiter loves to be in Sagittarius, the sign it is said to rule.
Together they seek to transport consciousness into other dimensions. Neptune travels into many differing frequencies of consciousness and soul, navigating the depths of watery, mystical and musical realms- without boundaries.
Jupiter in Sagittarius seeks to soar high above the ground looking down from the bigger picture, inspired and inspiring, uplifting and uplifted, finding greater meaning for lives from the higher dimensions.
Together Jupiter in Sagittarius with Neptune in Pisces are best experienced through the process of surrendering and yielding to the greater power of the Universe, to the wisdom of the Ages, to the silence at the Source.
Deep meditation, psychedelic journeys, synchronicity, signs from the Universe, knowing all is connected, is all available at this Jupiter square Neptune which can be felt for several days.
Imagine your Self at midnight, at the dark of the Moon, in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, no land in sight, having no direction. And up in the sky above you, in a sky filled with thousands of stars, is a flying object with many multicolored lights hovering above you.
You feel vulnerable and you know you have no control. All you can do is surrender and with faith appreciate the beauty and majesty of what you are experiencing.
Jupiter square Neptune can also bring a disorientation from “normal” ways of thinking and seeing. It can be confusion, desires to escape, perhaps escape with substances, and a feeling of chaos.
So it is best to meditate; or dance and sing; or stare at the night sky; or use your imagination to see beyond the veil of our conventional world.
Being in between the eclipses, and also on the day of moving into a second quarter phase of the Moon, this can be a rather intense time of transition.
You are moving more and more fully into this New Chapter of your life.
This week starts with Neptune square Jupiter on the 13th, the same day as the second quarter Moon in Aries is pushing us upward and onward. And also on the 13th is a Mercury conjunct Saturn in Capricorn that may be sobering and facing reality.
So that is a mixed bag with seemingly contradictory messages.
Jupiter square Neptune is other-worldly while Mercury conjunct Saturn is taking our minds to stark reality.
And all of this is happening right in the middle of two eclipses. with the second one on the way for early next week.
Use this week to remind your self not to jump to conclusions now, and to know you are in transition between life chapters and in the middle of strong transformational energies.
If you are unsure of what is happening or where you are going, join the club. It has grown in membership.
So much is changing so fast, it is not easy or maybe even possible to get a firm grip on your life.
So let go of controls, learn to just Be Now in the present moment with your mind surrendered into a supportive role.
All is happening in divine order even if it feels like a shit show some of the time.
The stock market will continue downward movement soon, the government will likely stay closed with impeachment on the back burner, and the Middle East is a match away from explosion.
We are moving more and more strongly toward the Age of Aquarius. This is a process of evolution into that consciousness and world, so let the process play out without letting fear or panic rule you.
Trust and faith can go a long way now, and that includes trust and faith in your Self.
There will be the first podcast of Perspectives from the Sky coming out next week. Will let you know how to connect to it.
Oh by the way we safely arrived in Sedona Arizona last week and are really enjoying the beauty of land and sky here.
Till next week,
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