Leo Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on February 10-11, 2017

Leo Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on February 10-11, 2017

The full Moon occurs on February 11, 2017 at 0:32 UTC and its influence is enhanced by a penumbral lunar eclipse that will last 4 hours and 19 minutes (starting on February 10 in many areas of the Earth). The eclipse covers very large areas: Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica (source: timeanddate.com ). Therefore, we should expect events having large impact and, of course, as any eclipse, having long term effects.

Leo full Moon to be involved in a Mystic Rectangle

Besides the Sun-Moon opposition on the Leo-Aquarius axis, the chart at the time of the full Moon shows a second one – it’s the Uranus-Jupiter retrograde opposition on the Aries-Libra axis. They build a Mystic Rectangle as their extremities forms trines and sextiles, allowing all the tensions of the mentioned oppositions to be released and to create outcomes aimed at imposing an impressive (either good or bad) vision, according to the Leo full Moon’s demands.

It is worth mentioning that Mercury is in Aquarius favouring perception of unusual, ingenious perspectives over issues, while Venus and Mars in Aries at the time of the Leo full Moon contributing to a great self-partiality demands and feedbacks in relationships.

Plus, perhaps more importantly, the Black Moon (Lilith) is on the anaretic degree of Scorpio, marking one last important chance along its way through this sign for fears to be healed or, at least, overcome. The whole context provides us with courage to break attachments that usually make us feel like being in control and then to dare a pursuit of goals or visions that picture one’s own individuality based on capabilities.

Because, at bottom, this is all about when the Moon in Leo involved: an inner need to create a great image of the self that hopefully will impress a group of people or a whole society. And when The Sun is in the opposite Aquarius, the need becomes an urge. The motivation is greater and the outcome is surely more visible.

 

Therefore, for individuals, this astrological context of the Leo new Moon accompanied by the penumbral lunar eclipse favours the courage of promoting a revolutionary transformation of oneself, seasoned with a bit too much self-esteem. If this is the price of overcoming some fears, there will be no problem, I would say. Popularity, support or even more concrete compensations will come as a result of showing the courage to change something either at a small level or for a larger group. But when this a bit exaggerated self-esteem relies on wrong channelled frustrations, then any subtle disagreement or open opposition will generate brutal or definat reactions.

These possible outcomes of the astrological context to be active around February 11, 2017 can influence developments on a large scale, too. For collectivises, fears might be capitalized through bold attitudes suggesting revolutionary change for those who wanted it, inspiring a new and better vision of future. The final result will much depend on the true intentions of the people taking these bold attitudes. Anyway, I guess Jupiter retrograde in Libra at the time of the eclipse will teach us all some lessons about the value of fairness, diplomacy or of the solidity of agreements in the middle of big pressures for change.

In brief, the time near upon the Leo New Moon and the penumbral lunar eclipse offer an important chance for those who wants to let go fears of losing control and to further pursue a path of self-realization. A revolutionary change in career or personal life might be required in order to do this and the support from others depends on the confidence and vision one can inspire in them.

 

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