ECLIPSE SEASON LESSONS: FEBRUARY 2017

In need of some serious cosmic schooling this February? Numi astro babes Sandra Sitron, Jennifer Racioppi, and Bess Matassa dish on this month’s key eclipse season lessons. Main Image: Eugenia Loli 

Friday, February 10th :: Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse :: 22 Degrees of Leo                                                                           

Sunday, February 26th :: New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse :: 8 Degrees of Pisces 

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Sandra Sitron, a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology 
“Shine bright, the world needs your light. Now is the time to show up!” purrs the Leo Lunar Eclipse.

As the start of a two-year series in the signs of Leo and Aquarius, the February 2017 lunar eclipse season lessons are about stepping into our personal creative power (Leo), and connecting with our community in new ways (Aquarius).

With all this fiery, high energy, there can be a tendency to spin into burn-out mode. Instead, reset your level of receptivity. We need to give ourselves space, and lots of gentle love. What feels like the most easy and pleasing thing to make right now? What feels like the nicest way to connect to your tribe? Find ways to pack in joy and community. Tune into your intuition before you take an action or make a decision.

The Pisces Solar Eclipse is blinking out the message in celestial morse code: “Love is the answer, love is the answer…” As a two-year series of eclipses in Pisces and Virgo comes to a close, we’re asked to finish a cycle of connecting with hope, compassion, and intuition (Pisces), and learning how to take care of ourselves and others in practical ways (Virgo).

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

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Jennifer Racioppi
Be brave, be you, and accept change with grace! 

Without a lot of Earth energy in the sky, February’s eclipse season lessons focus on pacing ourselves and staying grounded in the midst of unexpected change.

The February 10 Full Moon Eclipse in Leo may find us feeling especially excited, even ballsy, as we make decisions that push us into the limelight. Eclipses always connote change and surprises, and this active full moon suggests that this is a change for the better. However, with the lack of earth emphasis, remember to also tread cautiously.

As we begin this new cycle of five regal Leo eclipses (the last on January 21, 2019), tune in closely to see how this first one is impacting your life—it will likely resonate with an aspect of your spiritual assignment for the next two years!

The February 26th New Moon Eclipse in Pisces happens in close contact with Neptune, Pisces’ ruler, making it an excellent moment to set intentions on behalf of your dreams and desires. Bring on the moon circles, crystals, and incense! All eclipses lack predictability, but especially this one. Allow Neptune to help keep you focused on the artistic and the spiritual, and cultivate grounded discipline through exercise, nutrition, and meditation.

As the fifth and final eclipse in a Pisces cycle that began March 20 2015, consider how you’ve revolutionized your relationship with your spirituality and intuition over the last two years. Honor the gifts you’ve cultivated within and step forward into oneness with others. 

** PRO TIP from Jennifer: The February 10 and 26 eclipses are part of Saros Series 114 and 140. The last time we had lunar and solar eclipses in these series was in 1999! We live our life forward to understand it backward—consider how the choices you made then are coming into full culmination in your life now.

For more Moon wisdom or to book a coaching session with Jennifer visit Jenniferracioppi.com

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Bess Matassa 
What does a Leo/Pisces party look like? Think of this first phase of Eclipse Season 2017 as the zodiac’s Studio 54 … 

You show up completely sequined and ready to shine in all your glorious distinction, but then you hit the floor and start to move in rhythm with all the pulsating bodies. You lose yourself amidst the strobe lights and find that you’ve really got nothing to lose at all; there’s nothing to prove and nothing more to become than the self you already are. You are pleasurably permeable—both letting yourself drink down every last sensation and generously flooding the world with a no-strings-attached love beam in return. You discover you can glow no matter what, even in the dark.

This February 2017 eclipse season lessons are all about the boundaries between self-expression and selflessness, grappling with fears about our own capacity to contribute, and learning to fully trust in our singular creative force, while also allowing the world to tenderize us.

Eclipse mantra: “I glow in the dark”
Theme song: Men at Work’s “Down Under”
Style: The Little Mermaid at the club—subtly sparkling highlighters and bronzers, glossy light pink lips, turquoise sequins, and waterproof plastic jellies for riding the emotional tide.
Flavors: Aquatically playful—Swedish fish, Clams Casino, salt-rimmed cocktails, and foams and whipped creams that dissolve in your mouth.

Want more juicy cosmic insights and sensory explorations? Arrange an astrology reading or private event with Bess here or follow her on Instagram

SHINE ON: READING FOR THE LEO FULL MOON ECLIPSE 2017

The Leo Full Moon Eclipse brings a re-set on how we show up as an individual in the name of the collective, says Sandra Sitron

Join our Moon Club Leo Full Moon Ritual Saturday Feb 11 2017. Sign-up here!

Full Moon, Lunar Penumbral Eclipse :: February 10 2017 :: 7:33 pm EST :: 22 degrees Leo

The Leo Full Moon says: “Fill yourself up with vibrant color. Be creative without worrying about protecting yourself. Sharing doesn’t have to feel vulnerable. Use your body, mind and spirit to produce an explosion of creativity. Let yourself play and have fun. See where it leads.”

The Full Moon occurs when the Moon in Leo lines up exactly opposite the Sun in Aquarius. Every month, the Sun and the Moon face-off in opposite signs to help us build awareness of the big picture. This is always intense energy, and this time, it’s also a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. What is the full story forming between these two opposite energies? On the Aquarius side of things, we must gather with like minded souls, connect with community, and dream up the future. On the Leo side of things, we are ready to shine as individuals.

We need to share our sacred unique spark with others, and be recognized for it. There is a back and forth happening between giving and receiving, the individual and the collective, personal power and a collective vision for the future.

Let’s connect the dots to how important this Leo Full Moon is now, at this exact moment in history. A couple of important themes come to mind…Hide your individual light and you deprive the world of meaning. Lose connection with the group and you float off untethered. Shine and connect. Honor your uniqueness and work together to build a vision for the future.

This Leo Full Moon is part of the kick-off to eclipse season. The 2017 and 2018 lunar eclipse pairs are in the signs of Leo and Aquarius. Think of an eclipse as unplugging your router to reset the internet. That moment of turning off and on lets you approach the situation in a whole new way. It’s a massive reset. Each eclipse will bring us new opportunities to reset how we share our individual creativity and how we commune with the collective. Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs. The fixed modality helps us slowly and persistently move forward. Constant small actions are required. Keep on pushing.

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The Moon and It’s Message
Batting baseballs out of the park.

It’s time to step up to the plate. This is full on, happening NOW, game time. There’s some burn-out energy to this Full Moon—she’s dancing in a Fire grand trine. Action is easy, but it’s also easy to take on too much. But aside from that, the energy is high, and the pitcher is ready to face-off.

The Full Moon is in a Fire grand trine aspect pattern with Uranus and Saturn.
Fire canons.

Action. Self-sufficiency. It’s go time. The energy is high and the instinct is to find something to “do.” That’s pretty much fine. It’s time to get some things done. Work within the existing structure to change it.
Can you see a limitation as an opportunity for innovation?
Can you choose your actions wisely to achieve massive results?
Can you actively connect with your intuition to avoid burn-out?

The Full Moon is in a yod aspect pattern with Jupiter, pointing to Chiron.
Feeding the fish.

The Leo Full Moon is actively directing us toward healing. Keep turning toward your emotions (Moon). Ask yourself how you feel, and then slow down enough to listen. This process helps with healing (Chiron), which in turn leads to growth and expansion (Jupiter).

The yod formation brings with it a heavy sense of expectancy. Maybe even some frustration. You’re being asked to stay present in the moment, even if it would seem easier to tune out. Swim deep into your emotion ocean. With love and attention, it might be time for some old feelings to emerge at the surface.

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Summary
Make, do, play. Connect with others. Get active! Find a way to push. Consistent action is good. Get curious about your feelings. Feeling equals healing equals expansion. It’s time to blossom in the full light of your creativity while connecting to your vision for the future.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

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The below study questions by sign are designed to help you journal on what’s coming up with this Leo Full Moon Eclipse. To get more specific, look at where 22 degrees Leo falls in your birth chart and also read for that house.

Aries or 5th house
What can I do today that’s creative? What does creativity mean to me?

Taurus or 4th house
How does creativity help my inner child feel more secure?

Gemini or 3rd house
What do I need to learn about now? Who is in my support system?

Cancer or 2nd house
What does self-worth mean to me?

Leo or 1st house
How you can I assert my individuality a little bit more? When do I need to “get out of my own way?”

Virgo or 12th house
What subconscious pattern needs to shift to give me more ease in my life right now?

Libra or 11th house
How do I want to connect with my greater community this year?

Scorpio or 10th house
What associations do I have with the term, “showing-off?” What would it be like for me to show-off more?

Sagittarius or 9th house
Who inspires me right now? How can I bring new philosophies into my everyday life?

Capricorn or 8th house
Why do I feel the need for recognition? Why does this make me feel powerful?

Aquarius or 7th house
What questions can I ask to better understand another person’s perspective?

Pisces or 6th house
What small thing can I do each day to take care of my health?

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: FEBRUARY 6—12

A symbolic reading for your sign in our Numinous weekly horoscopes, direct from the third eye of Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology…

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
A coral reef. Relationships are big this week. You will be able to make careful, vibrant, loving boundaries that help you understand what you want out of your relationships. You may be working with some big emotions. Allow them to flow over, under, around and through you. The reef shows that you should be able to be strong, and that you can make the experience creative and fun. Say yes to what you want. Say no to what you don’t want. Create good foundations for communication in all of your relationships. Get ready to take action and free yourself from old patterns.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Paper lanterns. A paper lantern can symbolize hope and prosperity. This Full Moon reminds you to keep hope alive and to create a daily ritual that will help you remember your hopes and dreams. Meditating on a candle’s flame may help you feel centered. You are ready to get more grounded in your daily life. Find small ways to slow down and get perspective. Meanwhile, realize that all of your work is adding up to success. It’s incremental.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Aries :: Aries Rising
A pack of dogs running. Freedom. Joy. Sharing your true spirit with like-minded folks. This a social and creative week for you. You must take action with your pack. And you must shine bright. Share your unique and individual spirit. Let go and have fun. If you don’t fill your cup with social action and creativity, you will burn out. This is a good week for you to get fired up, your community will help. Follow your joy.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Covered trays of food being served. Find a nourishing and comfortable environment. You need to take good care of yourself. Prioritize this. Be a great mother to yourself. It’s time to restore and refuel. Remind yourself that you’re supported. If you can find true emotional security, you will be able to build from there. Get grounded so that you can expand. Rest now. Reflect. Give gratitude for all the love in your life.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Gemini :: Gemini Rising
A rainbow. Multicolored prism of light. You can focus your light in many different ways right now. You’re busy. This Full Moon hits right in your house of mental and social connections. It’s time for you to add new ideas to your repertoire. Connect with your crew. Make some new friends. Gather information. Keep reaching for the higher perspective. Don’t worry about trying to slow down your mind right now, instead practice reaching for the better feeling thought.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Cancer :: Cancer Rising
A fruit tree. This is a moment for you to shelter yourself in a cozy environment, surrounded by the things that you need. You need to remind yourself that you are safe and fed and well. This is vital to your well-being. You must center your attention on security and abundance. Imagine your life to be like a tree that is always providing fruit, quietly growing tall and strong. Stable and rooted. Meditate on these ideas so that you feel fulfilled.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Leo :: Leo Rising
A party on a pirate ship. It’s time to go a bit against the grain. Be totally yourself. Unexpected. Unsanctioned. A little wild. Have fun. Find ways to expand your creativity and individuality. You’ve been trying to balance a lot of different needs and expectations from the people around you. Shake it off now and let loose. Be careful not to ruffle anyone’s feathers in the process. But take the opportunity to find your freedom.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
Light glimmers in the night sky. Focus a wish on a faraway star. You have everything you need. The only thing to expand is hope. Believe in your dream. Practice silence. Find your quiet inner stillness so that you can lean into trust and lean away from lack. The universe is vast. No need to get caught up in pesky details right now. Trust. Hope. Dream. It may sound trite. But it is actually the center of your power.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Libra :: Libra Rising
A glassy pool. The glassy pool provides you with meditative stillness. This week brings you a lot of mental activity. Find your balance between the two. You know that when you are out of balance you grow weary and uncomfortable. Take back control of your mind. Meditate on your reflection. See how it fragments and changes in the surface of the water. There are more options then what you see right now. Heighten your perspective so that you see the full picture more clearly. Balance it out.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
A meeting of a secret society. It’s time to take on a leadership role. Find your group and get to work. Make plans. Organize. You are able to use your innate tools in new ways. This will help you expand your reputation and grow more confident. Don’t be afraid to work hard right now. Keep reminding yourself of the importance of your goals. Be committed. The work you can do is important and necessary.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Feathers dancing in the wind. You are as wild and free as you want to be. Dance lightly on the wind, travel and search. Connect to your highest philosophies. If it suits you- preach. Share your wisdom and truth with the world. You can remind others of what it is to be inspired, as long as you take this moment to inspire yourself. Don’t hold back any part of yourself now. Find your inner freedom and fly.

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Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
Digging tunnels in the dirt. You’re on an exploratory mission. You have to uncover some emotions that got bypassed. Start digging. Don’t worry about feeling your feelings fully. They will come and they will pass. You need to excavate ancient feelings so that you can move forward unencumbered. It’s hard to grow when you are in denial. So dig. Feel. Allow. And then let go. Do it so that you can move forward on your path with more energy and integrity.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

EMBRACE YOUR DESIRES: READING FOR THE FULL MOON IN LEO

Use the fiery energy of the lion to honor yourself and your unique desires. The universe is working with you during this Full Moon in Leo, says Hannah Ariel.

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the Universe…The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation. And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist

A Full Moon in Leo is no silent breeze. It roars its message loud and clear. It commands our attention. It compels us to listen. It draws out our passion like no other Full Moon can. No matter what stage of the game you have been at these past two weeks, this Full Moon on January 24th will put you directly in touch with what you personally desire for yourself – desires, you were BORN to feel. With all your heart, you will uncover the truth of what makes you happy – and you will make it your mission to connect with that source of happiness. 

Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by the blazing sun. In all its glory, it knows what lights it up without exception. This energy doesn’t ask for permission, doesn’t ask, “is this right or wrong” – makes no apologies for its intensity. Coming straight from the heart, Leo simply fixates its burning desire, outshines all doubts, and taps straight into an intuitive stream of understanding. A Full Moon in Leo never lacks in confidence so be confident – whatever is shaking you up, whatever shocks you, stops you in your tracks, leaves you with the biggest smile on your face, or whoever you’re being enlivened by this week is the Universe conspiring to ultimately nourish your happiness and get you to your destiny through divine inspiration.

When the Moon was new in Capricorn we were being asked to step up, define where we honestly see ourselves going in life, and put in the work. Do you feel yourself passionately aligned with excitement? You’ve seen the future, you’ve set your goals, but are you happy? Is your heart on fire? Do you jump out of bed in the morning? Are you in the right place with the right people for you? This Full Moon in Leo may very well be a celebration of knowing and loving where you stand! There will be no shying away from the truth your emotions will reveal. On the other hand, if your heart just isn’t in it any more, you will feel this moon strongly. You will know what needs changing and so will the Universe!

As the Sun will be in innovative Aquarius, the 11th star sign, the “11th hour” where anything goes, don’t be too surprised if you find the cosmos responds by presenting you with another option – one that deviates from conventions you subscribed to when the Sun was in Capricorn. No matter how unusual it may appear to be, Aquarius wants to upgrade and liberate you from any paradigm you subscribe to that’s getting in the way of your lust for life. Aquarian energy helps us experience our pure humanity – our ability act like the wind on a clear day, ever open to change. Aquarius works as the idealist always with its sights set on a new solution. Reality can take on a fresh new tone at this time.

Mercury will have just gone direct and will conjunct Pluto once again in Capricorn, getting us straight to the point of what could be getting the in way. We can expect to revisit thoughts we have perhaps subconsciously aligned ourselves with the past few weeks – the ones that keep us in the shadow of fear-based inaction. Refer back to the initial conjunction that took place December 18th/19th as it will clue you in to the depth of what you’ve been experiencing beneath the surface. This retrograde has revealed crucial lessons in learning how to let go of what is keeping you from moving toward your destiny with dignity and without worry that we are making the wrong choice or saying the wrong thing.

Honor yourself as an individual – a human being with real desires, and willing to break free from anything that keeps you from fulfilling them. This Full Moon in Leo brings a creative drive that can blast through any stagnation. Leo wants your personal happiness to shine. It will illuminate and encourage you to do exactly what you need to do and say what you need to say, as Leo is your courage. Leave the fear behind. You will have all the answers you need about yourself and what you need to connect more passionately with. If there’s anything you’re not happy with trust that the light of the sun will give you the energy you need to break out where you’ve been stuck.

Even if the actions you have to take initially appear to disrupt what has come before, repeat proudly: “I can’t wait to see what good will come of this.” So long as you are truly following your heart’s lead, everything that occurs will be happening to help you achieve what the Universe knows you need; to realize your destiny; to be happy. It may feel like you’ve just pulled the Tower card in the tarot, but at least there’s nothing to be confused about now! Be humbled by your desires – realize their potency, their truth. You’ve got the power to blaze your way forward.

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