Total Moon Eclipse Trilogy: In the mouth of the Lion

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The Full Blue Blood Total Moon Eclipse visible from Australia, New Zealand, East Asia, Indonesia, Alaska, Hawaii : Visible for a limited time for West & East Coast USA due to the Moon setting. Not visible in the UK / Europe as its day time.

Full Moon Eclipse @ 11 degrees Leo, however eclipses last up to 3 hours from start to finish. To watch the start of the eclipse add 1.5 hours before these times.

LA : Jan 31st @ 0527

NY: Jan 31st @ 0827

LONDON: Jan 31st  @ 1327

HONG KONG : Jan 31st @ 2127

SYDNEY: Feb 1st @ 0027

AUCKLAND: Feb 1st @ 0227

The Full Moon in Leo on January 31st (Northern Hemisphere) / early morning 1st Feb (Australia and NZ) will be a Full Super Blue Blood Total Moon Eclipse. It’s like a Technicolor assortment of Moons all rolled into one, where all the rare auspicious events a Full Moon can muster all collide into this one lunation,  which isn’t exactly a regular occurrence.  The last time we had a Super Blue Blood Moon Total Eclipse was 31st March 1866.

So what do all these words put together mean ?( A Lot ! )  Will it be important ? (Yes) Will it affect you ? (quite likely)  Will everyone go crazy ? (People WILL be weird, and things feeling slightly ominous)

This lunation is a Super Moon, like the past 2 full moons,  occurring when the Moon is in its closest orbit to the Earth. This means the Moon is 14% bigger to the eye, as well as having quite an intense draw to it.  If you’re not so sure about its pull and importance, lets remind ourselves that the tides are dictated by the Moon, The Emergency Services have recorded a marked upswing of work and activity on Full Moon’s and  Midwives also  to get very busy !  Lunacy comes from the work Luna, meaning Moon.

A Blue Moon is when you have 2 Full Moons in 1 calendar Month, this occurs every 2.7 years, hence the phrase, “Once in a Blue Moon”.  The Full Moon occurs at 0227am NZ time on 1st of February, the last Full Moon occurred on 2nd of January in Cancer, Australian time, for the Northern Hemisphere, these lunation occur, 1st & 31st of January 2018.

Full Moon Eclipses are when during its orbit the Earth gets in between the Sun and The Moon. The Earth casts the shadow over the 2 light bodies. The Sun which is radiating light and The Moon which is reflecting the light. How close the Earth is in blocking this natural mirroring depends on how big the eclipse is. Eclipses occur in pairs, when there is usually a Full and New Moon. They occur every 6 months in pairs. This will occur 3 times in a pair of opposing signs, which of course hooks into your birth chart.

Eclipses are basically a shadowing affects and in general, are very strange and powerful times. As the Sun and La Luna are blocked from their natural cycle, with a blocking of the light comes darkness and shadow. Simply, during eclipses information or literally things are blocked. You are not seeing the full picture, your vision has been obscured. The effects of  an eclipse can last from 2 weeks (till the end of the next eclipse free moon phase) or up to 6 months, when the next set of eclipses occur. The size of the eclipse i.e.: Total, Partial Eclipses tend to give a good indicator as to how influential it will be energetically.  This Eclipse will be a Total Eclipse.

This 31st Jan/1st Feb Eclipse is the 2nd set in the Leo and Aquarius axis, which means they are trying to forward a story in the area of life that these signs rule in your birth chart. The last time this occurred in your Leo / Aquarius Houses was 18.6 years ago, so eclipses are significant as timing techniques. Look back to where you are at or what changes took place 18.6 years ago. The first eclipses in this current cycle began July 2017, which included the Great American Eclipse of  21st August 2017.  An eclipse that revealed  how seriously imbalanced race relations still are in the US, as the Charlottesville Riots occurred in the lead up to this eclipse, against the taking a knee protest which had been simmering for a year previous.  Post eclipse, it was revealed how seriously divided the US still is with its internal race relations. A month after the Eclipse, you have the President of the United States calling on firing those players who protested, calling them the now infamous SOB quote. Casting a huge shadow over the right to free speech as well  race relation problems.

If you have your Nodes in Leo and Aquarius, these are themes that are running through your life journey, they ARE part of your life story. If you are in one of the following ages brackets, from July 2017, your nodes are in Leo and Aquarius  making these eclipses part of your Nodal Return or opposition, and very significant for you. 8 -10, 18 – 20, 26 – 28, 36 – 38, 45 – 47, 55 – 56, 64 – 66, 73 – 75, 82 – 84, 92 – 94.

Leo and Aquarius are 2 signs the are about the individual and the collective, Leo has a regal quality and Aquarius is all about collective society. When eclipses occur there is a blocking of these 2 themes or are an accelerated need to balance these 2 energies in areas of your life that these signs occur. Leo is a very creative energy, it’s very much tied to the need to develop or be in touch with your inner child or creation.  With Aquarius its more about being the audience or the collective that these creations or inner child must eventually present or be integrated into society.

So basically how are you going to balance the needs of your creativity and the collective ? and have you strayed to far into one direction ? Are you too focused on the individual / or the Collective, does the other side need a bit of attention. How are you going to recieve these gifts ? Another way of putting it is, Do you need to BE more of the central character in your life, rather than hiding amongst the collective (Leo North Node), or do you need to be less of your own character and try to integrate more into the collective (Aquarius North Node). This is the focus of these eclipses, with the tools of recognition and opportunity coming to you in an obscure or not completely visible ways, or with what YOU perceive as bad timing.

Eclipse are super charged New and Full Moons, so the fundamentals of what New and Full Moon cycles are, is present, but it’s just amplified and extended into a 3 fold eclipse cycle. A discovery, an adjustment or integration and a completion.  It’s an incredible potent & intense time, of beginnings and endings on an ego and emotional level.

In ancient times Eclipses were seen as times of great upheaval with lots of superstition around them. Kings were over thrown, Kingdoms plunged into turmoil, Wars won and lost. It is understandable why such superstition was attached to Eclipses, which fundamentally are accelerations of stories and themes to progress your life story. Like Yin & Yang, Light & Dark, Sun & Moon we need to balance both halves of life and eclipses are an essential part of these stories, through the darkness or shadow they create. No matter how much we don’t want to address them, and no matter how blinded we might feel, the merging of these dualities will reveal the magic of eclipses and the constant need to balance oppositions in the highlighted areas of our lives.

The Total Blood Moon Eclipses is an incredible natural phenomena which is both haunting and magical, especially this time around with so many rare attributes coming together into one lunation.  May the shadow it cast help light your way.

xx

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