The full moon on January 2 is a total lunar eclipse that falls at 0 degrees of Leo. This is considered a Supermoon, and the peak of this eclipse is just after midnight, EST. This is being called the “blood wolf moon,” because the moon will turn completely red during its eclipse. The ‘wolf’ moon refers to the January moon when wild wolves howl more often. It has also been called the Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule.
This eclipse will be completely visible from North and South America, and western parts of Europe and Africa. Central and eastern Africa, Europe, and Asia will see a partial eclipse. It will be many years before we have another opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse again in the US, so consider this an opportunity.
A Supermoon appears closer and brighter to the earth and is associated with heightened intensity. As this eclipse falls at 0 degrees, and Mercury is square Uranus, it is possible we could see a major weather-related event during this time.
Expect the Unexpected
Eclipses are like wildcards and can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart. Like a lamp post in the night, eclipses show us where we are headed. They are often dramatic or reveal important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart. An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life’s biggest situations, and the energies can go on for at least several months, if not longer. Many times, unexpected information comes to light. And, at this time, something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life.
Mercury is square Uranus, and this can bring unexpected news and events. These events can involve communications, young people, children, co-workers, neighbors or other situations depending on where this falls in your personal chart. Mercury-Uranus transits can create nervous anxiety in some or scattered thinking and rapid mood swings. It can also relate to accidents and the breakdown of electronic equipment, so caution is advised in these areas.
How the Eclipse Will Affect Your Sign
The eclipse will affect different areas of your life, depending on your sign. Find yours below!
Aries: Romance, friendship, creativity and children.
Taurus: News from family, changes or renovation in the home.
Gemini: News from immediate family, friends, short trips, changes in thinking.
Cancer: Focus on money or money-making opportunities.
Leo: Focus on the self or being in the public eye.
Virgo: Endings, closure, self-seclusion, visiting a friend in the hospital.
Libra: Friends, and groups or organizations.
Scorpio: Career and matters of high priority
Sagittarius: Travel, education and tapping into the higher mind.
Capricorn: Change, transformation, joint finances, money and sex.
Aquarius: Partners and partnerships, marriage.
Pisces: Work, diets and health matters.
Love & Other Intense Emotions
This is the final Leo eclipse in a series that began in 2017. Leo rules the 5th house of children, friends, love and creativity. Leo is a fire sign, and many will be focused on love and fun at this time as the few days before is a weekend. Emotional and romantic relationships, or relationships with friends and children will be front and center. It is important to remember that Leo lives for drama and theatrics and we will see this in the world and our lives. We may see a great deal of ‘palace intrigue,’ or those who consider themselves ‘royal,’ behaving badly.
The Sun enters Aquarius the same day and opposes the Moon as it does during all full moons/lunar eclipses. This creates an emotional intensity and Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected change.
The events that come up during this time may take some time to complete or fully understand, so don’t expect an immediate resolution. All things may not be completely clear as Jupiter is square Neptune which is a significant transit throughout 2019.
Time to Indulge
Jupiter is conjunct Venus at 15 degrees of Sagittarius, and this is the one day out of the year these planets will meet up. Jupiter and Venus being together is a pleasant, if not overly indulgent transit. Over indulge too much and you will have to pay the piper the next day. Jupiter and Venus are the two planets of expansion and Venus rules love, entertainment, our social lives and values. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter who is at home here, making this a powerful planetary connection prone to fun and entertainment, higher ideals and new ventures. As both Jupiter and Venus are square Neptune you could feel magic is in the air and it may be, but let time be the judge before jumping to conclusions.
Leo loves attention, to be in public and noticed. Leo rules the stage, and many people will demand attention at this time, and Leo is among the flashiest of signs. If someone has something they want to say, it is likely to come out at this time.
Conflict & Confusion
Jupiter square Neptune may seem magical to some, and there is a creative and spiritual element to it, but Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion so it is necessary to look at many things from a clear and unbiased perspective, as Neptune can distort, confuse and may represent smoke and mirrors instead of facts. Neptune is the planet known for deception, and self-deception as well.
Patience, self-control and adaptability are qualities that will come in handy during this period. Mars also squares Saturn at 13 degrees of Aries/Capricorn adding another dimension or layer to this eclipse. Mars-Saturn is indicative of frustration, blocks and change or in some cases endings.
At best, Mars square Saturn can bring change, but it is not an easy transit to harness and many people will seem to be, or actually be angry or upset. This is not the time to hash out a brewing conflict or drama but rather wait for a day when the energy is calmer.
About the Author:
Leslie began to study metaphysics at a very young age. After college she pursued a career in media but her passion for astrology turned into two decades of intense study during the 1980’s-90’s. Leslie joined Keen in 2002 and specializes in relationships, breakups, finance, and time-frames relating to specific life events.