“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.” ~ John Milton

FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO: Jan 31, 2018 @ 8:26am EST at 11 degrees.

Destiny always find its way to us; in good time unfinished business from the past will be resolved and all debts paid (aka karma), of this, we can be assured. We can’t escape or deny (for long) our individual or collective truths. Karma and Truth go hand in hand. Life is a natural record keeper as is our conscience.

Eclipses are karmic activators which highlight collective and individual themes for the year to come. Today’s eclipse window is linked to the south and north nodes (representing the past and future) and is courageously calling us up from the deep subconscious stories that replay wounds of insecurity, abandonment, lack of self-worth, and a need for validation. Ultimately, encouraging us to resurrect our personal authority, claim our unique brilliance, connect with our tribe, and become leaders of our life experience.

Today’s Lunar Eclipse will be lighting up the dynamic qualities of the bold, dramatic, fun loving, courageous, expressive, creative Leo energies. You may recall last August 2017 eclipse in Leo which is being reactivated by this cycle. This full moon is a culmination of what was ignited during that time and may be a potential completion point. Leo is symbolic of the Lion force in each of us. The sovereign rulership we have over our personal domain or consciousness, otherwise known as our Inner Authority.

The Sun is the ruling planet of Leo and in esoteric kriya yoga rules over the intuitive center or Ajna chakra. Mystically, the sun represents the center of our inner solar system and has conscious authority over our astral body or our memory. It is here, at this center, that we access and sustain inner authority by illuminating and harmonizing the lower states of consciousness.

Eclipses are extra potent lunations and act as gateways of opportunity. Full moons are culmination points where things come to light or fruition. All full moons are born out of new moons (what the new moon promises the full moon fulfills) and this new moon was sparked from the Capricorn call to authenticity and responsibility.

When we deny ourselves we make ourselves unworthy. Therefore, we must claim full responsibility for ourselves including emotions, reactions, inhibitions, fears, discontents, insecurities, and vulnerabilities… You guessed it, no one else is going to save us. Leo is the King/Queen of his/her conscious reality and must claim full authority over him/her self in order to truly be of service to others.

“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.” ~ Hafiz

Full moons are polarized energies and every sign has a polar opposite; two sides which make up the whole. Leo and Aquarius are the dynamic players in this year’s first round of eclipses. The Aquarius New Moon Solar eclipse occurs on Feb 15. Aquarius relates to our uniqueness, our tribe, friendships, community, along with our collective hopes dreams and wishes. When we truly show up to who we are, we discover that our natural and unique creative energies are in perfect alignment to support the group, like pieces of a puzzle or instruments in an orchestra. Each of us is a necessary note contributing to the entire composition.

INSIGHTS for NAVIGATING the ECLIPSES

LEADERSHIP
Leo is a powerful creative sign ruled by the Sun and in his illumed state is a natural leader readily providing for the community as a whole. Instinctively drawing forth the brilliance of all those around him. His life purpose is to serve the empowerment of others not for recognition but for his own fulfillment. Every time we create inner or outer drama, via story repetition, we are attempting to validate the egos need for approval. A true leader has authority over his every thought, word, and action.

COMMUNITY
As isolated beings, we have no value. Our worth is revealed through the work we share with others. Humans are meant to live in tribes. Like wolves, we are pack animals. So we must not be shy showing up and bringing our unique contribution to the group. No matter how strange or bizarre, each of us are necessary contributors to the dynamics of the whole.

SERVICE
To be of service is the highest call to humanity. Ultimately, we are all here to serve. Come to know that which you are serving and that which is serving you. Give and receive in equal proportion and pleasure. We are sentient beings…it is good to feel and be felt, especially when we’re in harmony.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.” ~ Criss Jami

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” ~ Leonardo DiVinci

“Experience is the highest authority.” ~ Carl Rogers

“When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.” ~ Shakti Gawain

RANDOM NOTES:
Refrain from seeking to gain validation for your value. Take responsibility for your emotions. Love yourself. Ask yourself what do you need to be doing. Don’t allow yourself to be devalued by others by not having boundaries. Let go of your tight grip. Don’t give, to get.

Look to the houses where 11 degrees Leo and 27 degrees Aquarius are in your natal chart to see how these eclipses will be impacting you personally. You can also order your Personalized Moon Reading Here!

Wishing you Blessing upon Blessing… Om shanti…om peace, elaina

COSMIC HAPPENINGS
Moon conjunct North Node
Moon inconjunct Neptune
Sun conjunct Venus
Sun conjunct South Node

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