It’s officially a Full Moon in Leo and Lunar Eclipse on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:33 pm EST.
This isn’t a major Lunar Eclipse. Only a slight dark shadowing of part of the moon will occur. But it does remind us that there is a shadow side, a hidden side to life, but from it we can learn to shine brighter.
Leo is a dramatic, creative sign, and can be a real leader. Try not to get caught up in the dramatics this week. Be a leader in creating a different approach.
Remember we are growing from the New Moon in Aquarius a couple of weeks ago that reminded us to intentionally and mindfully create a better future and seek ways to find freedom.
That New Moon grew and symbolized our development towards being true to ourselves. This Full Moon in Leo reminds us to be creative and express the real you.
Creative types will find the higher energy of this Full Moon can inspire sharing what you have created, or remind you of how creativity is an important part of a fulfilling life. Artists, musicians, actors, and creators of all types can benefit from accessing your creative potential and moving beyond self doubts now. I talk more about using creative energy for good below.
Of course, with so much commotion building in the media lately, it's very easy to get all riled up and caught in a frenzy in the dramatic climate. Try not to.
On the subject of dramatics and being true to ourselves, for those that access the lower energy of this Full moon, the ego is likely to be on full display as the week progresses. When we see someone flaunting their ego, more of us than usual will recognize that the ego is an act of the false self. Those that are self absorbed and guided by narcissism won't be able to easily hide their motivations. A phony persona is obvious. If someone goes to great lengths to seek attention, boastfully takes credit and desires accolades, or has an insatiable appetite for fame or power, the slight Lunar Eclipse can have more of us question their authenticity. The spotlight of the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse can give us pause that emphasizes what is truly authentic and what is just an act.
With Jupiter Retrograde as well, over the top marketing will be obvious for most. But if you aren’t as perceptive, it can be easier to be sweet talked with false promises. A healthy dose of skepticism can help you see beyond superficial ideas presented.
Life is like a grand theatre where we all play our part in creating the story of the world.
The media and entertainment are one of the most powerful tools in shaping the story we believe about the world. The news is largely a form of high energy sensationalist entertainment, grim as it usually is, and can largely be a distraction from our better thoughts and ideas. The moguls work hard to create the collective perception of the world by emphasizing and diminishing points of view of their choosing on the cutting room floor.
We well know that the news and media entertainment usually and intentionally hooks people in on dramatic stories, controversy, rushed energy and mindless, superficial gossip. A constant stream of sensationalist headlines can skew perceptions and are ultimately designed to get your attention as a method of gaining advertising dollars.
As Jupiter in Libra has been reminding us, often headlines will be designed with intentional bias, to get you to assume something as fact. But upon reading the article we often recognize the title was very misleading. Bias is baked in. With the bombardment of information these days and everyone vying for our attention, many of us only have time to read the headlines. Unfortunately, such marketing tactics, and marketing can be deceptive.
Obviously this isn’t the best way to use our creative energy. It certainly makes money, and it certainly slants perceptions as intended, but can't we do better in creating the story of the world? Can't we focus more time on what is good, and what we can do that is positive and uplifting in the world? Imagine how different the world could be if the news and entertainment focused on how much good we can do together. Do you think it's possible?
The Full Moon in Leo reminds us of how we create and why we create. It’s time to shine a light on what kind of story we are creating in the world and in our own lives.
The higher energy of this Full Moon in Leo is enthusiasm, free creative spirit, and true self expression.
Being courageous enough to be the best you is a great realization for many.
The Lunar Eclipse shadow is a reminder to consider where you hold yourself back from allowing your full creative potential shine bright. Do you feel fully free to be yourself or do you feel like you always have to rebel against those around you to be who you really want to be?
To be creative is a great act of rebellion. It’s about treading your own path and seeing where it takes you.
We are taught to be a certain way, to look a certain way, to act a certain way. For many of us, there are a lot of external pressures all around us from family, society, peers, strangers to fit into the expectations of others, to follow the crowd, to be like what everyone else wants us to be. It’s time to break from that conditioning so you can access your potential and express your authentic self.
With Jupiter retrograde now in Libra, you get to decide for yourself what you believe is right for you. You don’t have to jump because somebody whistles. You don’t have to take on someone else’s beliefs or conditioning. You don't have to be biased on one side or the other. You have free will and can choose to look at the world from another perspective.
So, be creative this week in your own right and you are likely to discover and awaken your brilliance.
Though there is so much drama these days, remember, we are a family of human beings on earth traveling through space. It is a magical experience not to be squandered. Instead of putting creative energy towards creating drama and embellishing an ego, put it towards creating an authentic you and authentic relationships.
Leo rules the heart. Shine a light on that.
Mercury in Aquarius and Venus in Aries are positively connected on this day as well.
Think of innovative ways to be creative and manifest the best you have to offer. A pioneering, hopeful attitude helps you get what you want. Trust in yourself and believe in your self worth.
Life is short. Think positive to create positive change. Let your heart inspire your creative self to lead us into the future with a shining light.
There's More for This Week!
- Read Your Weekly Horoscope Overview here
- Jupiter stations retrograde on Monday
- Mercury enters Aquarius on Tuesday
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