LEO FULL MOON ECLIPSE: The Courageous Heart
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse arrives at 22 degrees of Leo on Friday February 10, at 7:32 PM EST.
This particular eclipse is known as a penumbral eclipse. During such an eclipse the moon crosses through the outer section of the earth’s shadow. Astronomically, this eclipse is not as dramatic as a full or partial eclipse, for it is barely visible to the naked eye. Astrologically, it is an eclipse that will be felt and seen within the human sphere.
Lunar Eclipses propel us to unearth the hidden stratum of our psyches. This seeming dismantlement of our internal world is in actuality an opportunity to embrace our wholeness.
Full Moons occur when the the Sun and the Moon are in exact opposition to one another. They are facing off as the Sun sheds it’s magnificent light upon the Moon. During this culmination, we are endowed with an opportunity for full spectrum consciousness in a particular area of life. Energies are heightened. Our eyes are opened widely as we awaken to the juxtaposition of the objective and subjective manners in which we navigate our world. Duality is conquered as we merge the objective outlook with the subjective in look.
Leo is a fixed fire sign, ruled by the Sun. Dynamic and ebullient by nature, Leo encourages us to shine forth, exuding the light of the true self. We recognize our own magnificence as well as the areas in which our true expression sheds light, encouragement and joy upon the lives of others.
Think of an arduous time in which your courage supported you as you saw yourself to the other side. Reflect upon the strong heart centered people in your life who have loved, nurtured and supported you through your own hardship. Consider where your strength of character and open heart assisted someone during their own dark night of the soul. Each instance is a reflection of the evolved Leo. It is within a specific sector of our natal chart that we are inhabited by such expressions.
Leo the Lion is heart centered. Leo’s domain encompasses the inherent qualities of strength, courage, loyalty, humor, charisma, essence, talent, creativity and playfulness. Wherever Leo resides in your natal chart is the arena where you need to feel and express these attributes. Leo resonates with the desire to be seen, appreciated and recognized.
Leo leads the way with momentum facilitating heightened states of awareness and feeling. We are poised for the emotional courage necessary to break out and through our self imposed walls of confinement toward the realization of our pure essence. The courageous heart is palpable. This Full Moon will ignite your inner light.
In which areas of your life do you experience the courageous heart? How can you be more courageous? Do you greet life with an open heart? Are you hiding your light under a bushel? Do you acknowledge your own special talent? Are you engaging with your talent for the pure joy it provides? How can your unique talent serve others? Are you having enough fun? Do you need to lighten up?
Leo reminds us to embrace the light. In doing so, we engage the courageous heart. When we shed our own light upon the world, we allow others to shine.
Courage is the root of love.
Embrace your inner Lion and roar at the Moon.
Leo Full Moon Blessings Upon You!
“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? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~ Marianne Williamson~