Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse (Bloodmoon), Supermoon: Embrace the Shadows
The Moon will be full this Sunday night, January 20th, in the sign of Leo at 11:16 pm CST. This will also be a lunar eclipse, known as a “Blood Moon”, and a supermoon. Lunar eclipses only occur during full moons when the moon passes directly behind the earth. This will be a total lunar eclipse, meaning the sun, earth, and moon are exactly aligned with the earth in the middle. This is the last total lunar eclipse until May of 2021.
A supermoon is a full moon or new moon that is closest to the earth during the moon’s orbit, making the moon appear unusually large. The Blood Moon occurs when the moon in total eclipse appears reddish in color as it is illuminated by sunlight that is being filtered and refracted by the earth’s atmosphere. If you can stay up late enough, and it isn’t too cloudy, this total lunar eclipse will be visible from North America.
Astrologically, a lunar eclipse will bring to the surface emotions or parts of ourselves that we prefer to keep hidden. In certain psychological circles, this is referred to as our shadow self. The late, great, self- help author, Debbie Ford, said trying to hide our shadow self is like trying to keep a beach ball underwater—it doesn’t work. It pops back up and hits us in the face. Take time during this eclipse to let your shadow out to play, rather than trying to keep it under lock and key. Doing so will help you avoid the beach ball scenario. As much as possible, try to give attention and expression to these feelings in a constructive and not destructive way.
Since this lunar eclipse occurs in the self-expressive sign of Leo, this week would be a great time to grab a journal and start writing about your feelings—the good, the bad, and the ugly. No one other than yourself has to read it, so let it all pour out of you. If you’ve been holding on to a resentment, write down the name of the people involved, what happened, your part in the situation, and how it affected you. This can be a potent exercise in self-discovery that can help you get a handle on those darker emotions you would rather stuff down and illuminate the root cause behind them.
Uranus Square the Sun and Moon: Bend So You Don’t Break
Uranus, sometimes referred to as the Great Awakener, will be making a difficult aspect to both the sun and moon during this lunar eclipse. The Uranus/moon aspect creates fluctuations in our emotions and our relationships. You, or someone close to you, could be moody, unpredictable, and emotionally volatile. The most important thing to remember is that this is a passing phase, so beware of acting impulsively by saying or doing something you’ll later regret.
A Uranus/sun aspect can bring about change from the outside—sudden, unpredictable change you have no control over. Striving to be flexible and adapt to the changes around you is the best approach anytime Uranus is in the picture. Resistance will only prolong your suffering.
On the other hand, you may demand change because you are feeling restless, bored, and agitated. But as I mentioned before, this isn’t the best time to make a major decision. See this Uranus/sun/moon aspect as a wake-up call and an opportunity to plan your escape from a stifling situation, but hold off on taking any action until after the aspect has passed.
When it comes to love and romance, you could meet someone out of the blue. Maybe a very unique person that isn’t typically your type. Just don’t decide to move in on the second date. Give the relationship time to bear itself out. These chance meetings aren’t always what they appear at first glance.
Kevin has been studying astrology since 1992 and began reading professionally in 2007. He combines 26 years of experience with astrology and a fascination for numerology and tarot as tools for personal and spiritual growth. For more information on Kevin, you may see more on our readers page, https://bmshouston.com/collections/readings-and-consultations. Call the store to book a reading with Kevin at 713-993-0550.