Welcome to Eclipse season! The first eclipse happens tonight just 11 minutes after the Full Moon is exact in the 23rd degree of Leo. A Lunar Eclipse enhances our ability to see how we best respond to situations and people outside of ourselves by getting to know ourselves better. Sometimes one thing has to end so another can begin and this is often prompted at an eclipse. The Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo highlights our connections with others and may show us new pathways and new friendships. The Leo Full Moon wants your inner child to come out and play, so plan an evening that allows you to enjoy yourself and express your creative side.
A look at the chart for this Full Moon reveals some pretty exciting aspects between the planetary energies, with harmony and opportunity high on the list. Mercury (communication & versatility) aligns favorably with Venus (love & cohesion) a few hours prior to the Full Moon, bringing an opportunity to connect on a very positive level and bringing peacemaking into play. We all can use some of this harmonious energy in our personal lives.
Next, I want to point out the very magical qualities of an aspect pattern occurring that is called a mystic rectangle. With the Sun and Moon at 23 degrees of Aquarius/Leo, plus Jupiter at 23 Libra opposite Uranus at 21 Aries, favorable aspects are formed consisting of two trines and two sextiles, hence the mystic rectangle. The effect is opportunity between flowing energies that can affect our relationships in a positive way. Reread the first two paragraphs and realize that now is your chance to make a significant leap forward for the better!
We also have two kites occurring, (another helpful aspect pattern), that involves a Grand Trine in Fire signs. The Leo Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries connect to ignite self expression and creativity, apply enthusiasm and introduce a spark of newness that can carry us forward with assists from expansive and optimistic Jupiter and the Sun in awakening Aquarius! If you have imagined it, need to express it and/or can taste it... go for it!!
While dancing, painting, writing, loving, playing, creating... remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, at least occasionally~