January 31 :: Supermoon - Blue Moon - Lunar Eclipse

Photo Courtesy @starchildtarot

Photo Courtesy @starchildtarot

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" —Marianne Williamson

Tomorrow's moon is a biggie: ripe with emotion, courage, intensity, and. a call for self love. This moon is a supermoon (meaning it's closer to the earth than usual), as well as the second full moon of the month (a super rare occurence) making it a "blue moon" (hence the saying, "once in a blue moon. . . "). It's also total lunar eclipse (lunar eclipses = extra potent full moons). And if that's wasn't enough, this dramatic lunar eclipse is in the sign of Leo, which means there is an intense, fiery energy building in the cosmos at this very moment. 

What themes will emerge?

In short, this moon's central theme is courage. Courage to step out of your comfort zone and be who you truly are (something that comes to Leos quite naturally!). A push to step into our light and out of our darkness; in allowing our true selves to shine. Friendly reminder: Shining your brightest shouldn't feel egotistical, if it's coming from an authentic place. 

What energy should I expect to feel?

Think back to the solar eclipse in Leo last August (when you had tinted glasses obscuring your gaze). What intentions did you set? Take stock of the last six months and see what commitments you made to honoring your uniqueness and authenticity, to stepping out of your comfort zone.  Changes are, the more you have followed through with these commitments, the more calm and aligned you will feel. 

But don't fear: You have a fresh chance to recommit to your passions during this lunar eclipse if you have strayed, as this moon lays the groundwork for the six months to come. Make a commitment to a path that lights your soul on fire. Choose not what's good enough, but what's truly in line with your soul's purpose. 

What should I look out for?

This Lunar eclipse undoubtably bring up emotions that you may be blocking. Feelings that you have pushed down or deeps truths that you have rationalized will creep up to the surface. Be wary of your left-brain today. Creativity is a crucial aspect of Leo, and your rational mind may be blocking a creative outlet that you deeply need. Get quiet, meditate, or go for a solo walk in nature to tune out the voice in your head and into your heart.

Use this eclipse to honor your deepest needs and desires. Think radical self-love and introspection. The deeper we're willing to look will be directly proportional to the insight we will gain. 

Natalie Rizzo