A Lunar Eclipse in the early degrees of Leo takes place at 5.15 am GMT on 21 January 2019. At eclipses the light of either the Sun or Moon is obscured allowing portals to open up and reveal secrets that have previously been out of reach to our conscious minds. At a Lunar Eclipse it is the light of the Moon that disappears from view, enabling hidden problems to surface.
At this eclipse the Aquarian Sun is conjunct the South Node, implying we need to focus on matters from the past in order to resolve and release old karmic patterns that may be holding us back. Pluto (transformation), Mercury (communication) and the South Node (past) are all closely aligned at the end of Capricorn, yet within a few degrees of the Sun in early Aquarius. Outworn structures that no longer serve us, attitudes designed to control, and old-fashioned rules that limit our current lives, need investigating thoroughly in order to move on. The Sun in early Aquarius brings fresh perspectives into play and opportunities for alternative ways of understanding issues.
The Leo Moon conjunct the North Node (future) taps into our emotions and drives us forward, giving us enthusiasm and the confidence to get what we want. Uranus, planet of sudden change and enlightenment, is in square aspect to both Moon/North Node and the Sun/South Node/Mercury/Pluto conjunction, pressing for new ideas and shifts in our approach. The Aquarian Sun brings global thinking and humanitarian matters to the fore and the Leo Moon focuses on creativity and self-esteem.
Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, is strong in its own sign and in an exact square aspect to Mars in Aries – also powerful in its home sign. There may be frustration when things do not move as quickly as hoped. The direct will of Mars in Aries is thwarted by a Saturn that demands limitations. Mars in Aries can be rash and Saturn in Capricorn can block, but these two planets are able to work constructively together and much is achieved if matters are taken slowly and sensibly. Careful planning, a realistic approach and a solid structure are needed before plans can be furthered.
In contrast, Mars in fiery Aries is in flowing aspect to Venus and Jupiter (also in its own sign) in Sagittarius, another fire sign. Grand gestures of love (Venus/Jupiter) and lots of enthusiasm for an adventure may be on the cards! Joy, pleasure and fun are just what we need in these gloomy days of winter!