Why the Jan. 10th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is Loony

On Friday, January 10, 2020, the Moon is in the Cancer constellation and will pass through Earth’s outer shadow. Only a portion of the Moon will turn dark, making this a penumbral lunar eclipse. People feel the impact of a Full Moon, and deeply feel a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse because eclipses jolt us, initiate endings and beginnings, illuminate situations, and act as catalysts to major events and changes in our lives. It is important to note the Moon is in the Cancer constellation because this is where the Moon feels most “at home.” Think of the Cancer constellation as “Mother,” and know she is also called the “High Priestess” and the “Moon Goddess.” This celestial occurrence we will experience on Friday is outshines a typical Full Moon in its ability to give us a heightened sense and range of emotions. This is a Feminine, Water, and Moody Moon.

The Moon energy isn’t all we will experience, because this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse closely opposes Mercury, Ceres, Pluto, and Saturn. This results in a feeling of great pressure and tension, and each celestial body is asking us different questions: “Are you ready to confront the wound?” “Are you ready to grow up?” “Do you choose love or fear?” “What do you truly need and value?” “Where are you being excessive in your life?”

Many will experience synchronicity and/or have a lesson click into place on January 10 and up to 14 days after the eclipse.

Images taken from USS Boxer (LHD 4) showing the moon during a full lunar eclipse.

This specific eclipse challenges us to act with integrity and align ourselves better with our basic needs and our true values. We are being called to examine how we work with others, who and what we value, and how we want and need to be nurtured. As the Moon wanes on January 11, it will bring in compassionate energy and Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) is also bringing supportive energy. It’s a time for kindness. However, there is a conflicting angle with Mars (the Planet of War, Territory, and Aggression) in Sagittarius so we must not act with blind idealism, ego, and without consideration for the full and immediate consequences. It is imperative you say what you mean and mean what you say at this time, but more important you think before you speak because the energies are ripe to say something unnecessarily aggressive and impulsive and deeply hurt another. With the North Node at seven degrees (the relationship degree), there will be a six month theme on relationships – cultivating loving and genuine relationships with others, but also with ourselves.

The January 10 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse represents a paradigm shift.

While the personal energies are overall supportive, this configuration crosses right over the central United States, and the country is actually a Cancer (born July 4) so a Full Moon in the Cancer constellation also brings a greater impact to this area. There is also the Saturn and Pluto conjunction on Saturday (there will be a separate post about this) and these slow moving planets moving closely together has a strong energetic and material global impact, but the eclipse will have an unusually strong impact on the United States specifically.

It is hard to tell how this will play out and what a person can attribute exclusively to this eclipse, because so many other energies and celestial bodies are also at play here. The MC crossing of the country suggests a focus on food supply and crops. But, with the Cancer Moon and Neptune in Pisces (both water signs) we have a continued focus on water (supply of water, contamination of water, floods, etc.). Mars in Sagittarius and its nearby proximity to all the other celestial action brings the potential for impulsive, aggressive, and militant moves. Uranus in Taurus continues to bring us earthquakes, volcanoes, and unexpected weather. With Uranus being stationary direct the “Wildcard” and “Expect the Unexpected” this celestial body is amplified and there’s no telling what Uranus has up his sleeve and how this might tie into our examination of material resources and food supply since these are both Taurus themes.

It’s important we collectively love our “Mother Country”at this time and not indulge in political drama or focus on anger and fear, but instead focus on the now and near future with peace as the only possible outcome. For quite awhile the broken, dark, and deceitful people and systems have been exposed and they will continue to come to light. As compelling as the news is right now, it’s far more important we focus on our basic needs, we cultivate loving relationships, and we don’t fall into the power plays, quick temper temptations, and the simulatenous impulsive and uncomfortable energies so many of us will experience during this time.

Cultivate quiet in your life and provide yourself with at least 10 minutes a day of meditation. Meditation can be sitting on a bench at a dog park and watching the puppies play, taking a walk, yoga, bike riding, painting, and many other things. Give yourself time to sit in quiet and engage in something that only asks you to be fully present for 10 minutes without electronics or distraction. These 10 minutes will be very beneficial for your mental health during this hectic cosmic times.

Each person will experience the eclipse uniquely, but the overall theme can be found through astrological houses. It is best to reference your Ascendant (Rising Sign) for this since the eclipse is most likely to impact this area of your life (find your Rising Sign here), but Sun and Moon signs also apply:

ARIES: 10th House with a focus on career, but there’s also a letting go of something in your life.

TAURUS: 9th House with a focus on belief, integrity, and morals. There’s also a focus on relationships with others; specifically on how you communicate with others in the various relationships in your life.

GEMINI: 8th House with a focus on getting your financial life in order and deeply examining how you use your shared resources.

CANCER: 7th House with a focus on partnerships and relationships. The theme of this eclipse has to do with loving and genuine relationships, and you are specifically being asked to focus on this area and what is working and what isn’t.

LEO: 6th House with a focus on health habits (what is working and what isn’t) and service – how you are of service to others and your community.

VIRGO: 5th House with a focus on love, creativity, and recreation. This is a time when you find a new passion project, bring more passion into your relationships, and find new health routines and activities.

LIBRA: 4th House with a focus on home and family, and this focus will be emphasized since Cancer rules the 4th house and the Moon is at home in Cancer. You are also being challenged to avoid avoiding conflict.

SCORPIO: 3rd House withe a focus on communication, siblings, higher learning.

SAGITTARIUS: 2nd House with a focus on security and material value and resources. Like all of us, you’re being asked to focus on your basic needs, to create stronger foundations in your life and material world, and examine any areas where you are being excessive.

CAPRICORN: 1st House with a focus on your need to address control issues, where you need to let go, and how you need to transform in your life. This focuses on your foundations in life, and your overall status and identity.

AQUARIUS: 12th House with a focus on what is hidden, the subconscious, and what is also on the horizon.

PISCES: 11th House with a focus on your outward identity and persona, but also the causes and groups you are passionate about and friends and associations you have in your life.

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