Microwave the Orville Redenbacher. There will be a spectacle overhead, premiering late Sunday, January 20—and if you live in the Americas and Europe you’ll want to stay up to witness the SUPER BLOOD WOLF FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE that will be visible in the night skies.
Astrologically speaking, this full moon with a mouthful of a name could set off some unanticipated drama. As evidenced by the blood-red cast that we’ll see from 10:36PM EST on January 20 until 3:48 AM EST on January 21, eclipses reveal shadows. And metaphorically, they’re known for revealing the shadowy side of humanity in all its jaw-dropping glory. It’s likely that we’ll witness more “luna-cy” than usual while the wolves howl and the full moon hovers at the closest possible proximity to Earth—hence its status as a supermoon. In astrology, the moon is the heavenly body that rules our emotions and desires. Hidden feelings and raw urges could surface, and willpower could be scant in the face of temptation. This would NOT be the night to try to hash out a brewing conflict or “casually” meet up with an ex or bad-for-you Tinder date. Not unless you want the eclipse to work out the unresolved part of the relationship for you, by delivering a tough-love lesson from the universe. Eek!
With this eclipse landing in the zodiac sign of Leo, we can expect more palace intrigue and struggles than a season of The Crown. There could be dramatic displays of entitlement and “royals” behaving badly—and quite possibly, getting exposed for their abuse of power. Of course, this won’t come totally out of the blue. This is actually the final Leo eclipse in a series that’s been striking the Leo-Aquarius axis since February 10, 2017. In fact, the stunning Leo total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 was part of this same lunar thread. Stories and situations that have been developing since then could hit a surprising arc this January.
Eclipses always arrive in pairs, hitting opposite signs simultaneously, for approximately two years. That’s part of their drama, as they push and pull us in totally divergent directions. Since February 2017, the Leo and Aquarius series has intensified the dynamic division between the privileged elite (Leo) and the everyday people (Aquarius). Leo rules the monarchy, world leaders, luxury and performing arts. Aquarius governs activism, social media, collective uprisings and humanitarian efforts. We’ve seen the best and worst of both since February 2017. Oligarchs, plutocrats and military dictators (Leo) conspired with Internet trolls and social media bots (Aquarius) to influence elections. Simultaneously, an uprising of the masses (Aquarius) emboldened new political leaders to emerge and become the celebrities of 2019 (Leo)—including lioness Meghan Markle whose marriage to Prince Harry was a political statement unto itself. Social media (Aquarius) has become the loudest platform for political leaders (Leo) from Donald Trump’s frequent Tweetstorms to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Story tours of the Capitol. Politically motivated art and theater had a boon; SNL tracked world events with satiric precision throughout this eclipse series. And it’s little coincidence that this final Leo lunar eclipse marks the two-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington, and worldwide that made history on January 21, 2017 as the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.
So now what? On a global level the January 21, 2019 eclipse could herald a grand finale to some of the scandalous scenarios that have occupied headlines for the past two years. Will we finally get privy to more findings of the Muller probe? Learn the real deal on Russia? Or could it bring a crazy curveball that emboldens world leaders to make more permanent power grabs? While we’re hoping the latter is not the case, there is guaranteed to be some element of surprise involved with whatever is revealed this January 20th and 21st.
On a personal level, this full wolf moon could send up a lupine howl, calling forth the leaders in us all. Where could we step up in our lives a and take on greater responsibility for the good of all? How can we use our style, charisma and influence to create a deeper sense of connection and social justice in our communities? In some cases, it might be as easy as hitting record on our mobile phones—to preach a message or to livestream a BBQ Becky’s offenses.
On a much sweeter level, this Leo lunar eclipse could usher in some early Valentine’s Day vibes. If an attraction has been aging like a fine wine over the past couple years, it’s officially time for an “uncorking.” True confessions could come rushing out before we can stop ourselves, or an unexpected heartthrob could cop to a crush. Couples could tap into long-buried desire—even after having a good-old-fashioned “keep it real” argument that’s been brewing for a longggg time. But hey! Makeup sex…and maybe some couple’s therapy to work through it on a deeper level. But at least the authenticity will be back.
Waiting to take a well-deserved bow? This eclipse could send the most modest among us on a walk of fame. Post the Instagram, wage a PR campaign, make sure the world knows what you’re capable of—and what you’ve already created while they were busy paying attention to someone else. If you’ve already had your fifteen minutes, this eclipse offers a prime opportunity to signal-boost an up-and-comer. What goes around comes around!
Here are some of the surprising ways the eclipse could impact your zodiac sign:
Aries: Major romantic developments (even an engagement or pregnancy) or a burst of creative genius that could become profitable in 2019
Taurus: News from a family member or changes at home, from a renovation to a relocation
Gemini: Major shifts with your friend circle or the launching of a powerful partnership
Cancer: Money-making opportunities or a well-deserved promotion
Leo: Catapulting your talents and hard work of the past two years into the public eye.
Virgo: Helping you forgive a frenemy or gain closure on a painful situation. Bye!
Libra: Connecting you to your “soul squad,” boosting popularity
Scorpio: Drawing in high-profile career opportunities and leadership positions at work
Sagittarius: Bringing a long-distance opportunity or a chance to travel
Capricorn: Deepening your connection to one special soul—and maybe breaking you away from a toxic relationship elsewhere
Aquarius: Revealing the right—and wrong(!)—partners for you
Pisces: Kicking wellness resolutions into high gear, taking on more leadership at work