Lunar Eclipse: Speak Your Truth
The moon is on her way to being full Friday, January 10, 2020 in the watery sign of Cancer. Not only is this a full moon, but also a lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon when the earth is between the sun and the moon, cutting off light from the sun to the moon. It’s as if the moon disappears, resulting in a very potent and sometimes dramatic full moon.
We can feel exposed during a lunar eclipse because full moons illuminate what’s hidden, meaning others see us as we really are—the good, the bad, and the ugly. But it doesn’t have to be a doom and gloom moment. In fact, this can be a time when you stand in your power and reveal the truth of who you are, or as we say in the south, it’s time to speak the truth and shame the devil. What do you need to bring out in the open?
When a full moon occurs the sun and moon are in opposite signs creating a sense of tension. In this particular case, the sun is in the earthy sign of Capricorn, and the moon is in the watery sign of Cancer. We can expect some fairly intense emotions to bubble up during this lunar eclipse because both the moon and the sign of Cancer are linked to emotions, feelings, and sensitivities.
Lunar energy is feeling energy, and Cancer is a very feeling sign. In self-help speak, we may need to give ourselves and others some extra space to process our feelings. Food, which is linked to both the moon and Cancer, can become a coping mechanism if we try to suppress or deny our feelings. When Cancer and the moon go wrong, we may find ourselves reaching for those extra cookies or that pint of ice cream. It may be time to check our HALT; are we hungry, angry, lonely, or tired? We may need to do an empath check-in. Are we taking on the feelings of others?
The tarot gives us a different perspective. The card associated with this lunar eclipse is the four of cups. In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, a man is seen seated underneath a tree with three cups in front of him and a fourth cup being offered out of thin air (a hand is emerging from a small cloud). The young man doesn’t see this because his head is cast down with a dejected look on his face. The card suggests we may be down in the dumps because of our focus; we don’t see all the blessings around us.
The universe is trying to offer solutions and gifts, but we see none of it because we’re mesmerized by all of our problems and what isn’t working. It may be time for a shift in our perception. As Pollyanna as it may seem, a gratitude list can do wonders. Over the next week, make a list of at least ten things you are grateful for in your life. It’s a simple exercise that can produce amazing results.
Capricorn Stellium: Deep Change
During this eclipse there is a stellium in the sign of Capricorn. The sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all lined up in the sign of the mountain goat, and the most potent part of this stellium is the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. These are two powerful planets that do not play around. Pluto loves deep change, transformation, destruction, and digging up what has been hidden—while Saturn constricts and puts up defenses and walls.
Saturn rules the 10th House of career, corporations, and the government. We can expect to see big changes in all these areas. We’ve been seeing it in recent headlines with all the political commotion. We can see it in our personal lives too, as many of us will be re-thinking our career path. If you’ve been thinking about a career or job change, this Saturn-Pluto aspect could force your hand and make the necessary changes for you, ready or not. Sometimes we’re too afraid to make the necessary changes, so the Universe steps in and makes those changes for us. This doesn’t always feel comfortable, but the Universe knows what we need to fulfill our amazing potential. Sometimes divine intervention does for us what we can’t do for ourselves.