Single Sacred Lion Seeks Divine Dynamic Lioness
Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2018, 6:26 am MST
All Full Moons represent a culmination of energies that begin with the New Moon. The Capricorn New Moon on Jan 16, 2018 represented a major theme for setting and achieving goals (see my article Innovation for All the Right Reasons).
A Lunar Eclipse is the most significant of Full Moons. Instead of the Moon fully reflecting the light of the Sun, the earth travels between the Sun and Moon disconnecting the energies that have been building all month long. Many sensitive people can feel the disruption of energies from an eclipse. Eclipses are known for bringing unexpected events. It is generally understood that an eclipse can break us out of our current cycle and move us to a different level, a new octave, if you will.
The opposition between the Sun and Moon highlights the dualism that occurs in our world. Humans consist of both conscious awareness (Sun) and unconscious needs (Moon). But oppositions are just meant to point out that both are just two aspects of the same thing. An eclipse allows us to notice our unconscious patterns and programs, giving us an opportunity for a shift in consciousness.
This Month’s Lunar Eclipse takes place with the Moon in Leo. A Leo Moon entices us to be playful, fun, romantic and celebratory. The Moon receives and interprets the Sun’s energy as a feeling of needing to express one’s authentic individuality; to “shine”. Leo is also known for being the courageous lion and the energy of kings and queens.
Opposite this vivacious Moon is the Sun in Aquarius, who’s desire is to connect with peers and fit into the group. Aquarius is about sharing philosophies that bring meaning, provide service and add function to society. It is also the energy that brings humanitarian ideas, social progress, revolution and forward thinking. Venus in Aquarius, conjunct the Sun, adds a good dose of love, harmony and balance to our collective values, as well.
The asteroid Ceres makes an exact conjunction with the Moon at 11 degrees Leo. The meaning of this is significant in that Ceres is the Mother Goddess of the Divine Feminine. She was known by the Greeks and Romans as the goddess of fertility, abundance, agriculture, and the fruits of the earth. Ceres conjunct the Moon in the sign of Leo is a clear indication of the need to unify the Divine Feminine with the Divine Masculine and to bring these energies into the collective consciousness to advance the culture of our country and world.
Divine masculine characteristics include, but are not limited to; independence, courage, individuality, willpower, taking risks, speaking directly and honestly, rationality, strength and leadership.
Divine feminine characteristics are energies that serve life itself; unconditional love, compassion, wisdom, beauty, gentleness, patience, accepting, listening, forgiving, nurturing, welcoming, accessible, kind, intuitive and healing.
We’ve come to a point in our culture where any talk of setting goals and moving ahead can’t happen unless we include the life-affirming principles of the Sacred Feminine. This makes sense because it follows the rhythms of the natural world. Giving and receiving must happen in a balanced way for there to be health. Listening, in addition to speaking, provides a healthy dialogue. Rest, after a day of work, produces a healthy body. Even a seed grows to maturity, withers and eventually returns its nutrients back to the soil for a healthy earth. Unfortunately, we live in a society that doesn’t value listening, getting enough rest or even composting to enhance the nourishment from the food we eat.
This month’s Lunar Eclipse will give us an opportunity to bring our awareness to the importance of balancing the Divine Masculine with the Divine Feminine. Many of us have been meditating already to internalize a healthy masculine-feminine balance in our own life. But now, with the help of Leo’s enthusiasm and the power of an eclipse, we can muster the courage to express, play and create with those energies and leap-frog the collective energies of love into a whole new level.