The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20/21 January 2019 falls at 0º Leo. The lunar eclipse January 2019 astrology has the Moon sextile Ceres. Family and inheritance are emphasised as is personal and national sovereignty. The Lunar eclipse is a total one and the eclipse path will be mainly seen in North and South America and northeast Europe. The Lunar eclipse star is Aludra in faithful Canis Major and man’s best friend, but the Sun will be on Altair which is the star of imperialism since Altair is found in constellation Aquilla, Jupiter’s swooping Eagle.
Lunar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology ~ Leo Decan 1
The Lunar Eclipse January falls in Leo decan 1 and carries with it a theme of ancestral connections. The Moon doesn’t have any special power in this decan, but it does well in acquiring material wealth. This may be through material inheritance or through an inherited character trait or talent. Whatever the case, family loyalty and values are tested at this time, as is the importance of passing something of value down to one’s descendants. One problem at this full Moon may be pressure to identify strongly with the family clan. The ‘hive mind’ that exists among family members will be literally buzzing on overdrive!
Breaking out of any undesirable infantile behaviour patterns will be hard work at this time. On the positive side, a full Moon in Leo decan 1 has an almost religious reverence towards the older generations. This ancestral connection brings our spirit guides closer to us. It’s comforting to feel someone has your back and this gives one greater confidence. The negative side of this full Moon could dredge out all the nasty family skeletons and ignite some bitter family feuds. On the positive side, this could be an amazing time to find and reconnect with long-lost and missed members of your family clan.
Lunar Eclipse January 2019 Stars ~ Aludra & Altair
Moon on Aludra ~ The closest fixed star to the moon is Aludra which is found in Canis Major, the same constellation that houses Sirius. Aludra is one os group of stars known as the ‘The Maidenhead’ or ‘The Virgins’, These terms are also applied to stars Wezen and Adara also found in Canis Major. The other two stars mentioned also reside in this decan. But Manilus says of Canis Major in general that “it will fashion unbridled spirits and impetuous hearts; it will bestow on its sons billows of anger, and draw upon them the hatred and fear of the whole populace.” Not the most restrained of Virgins then…
Other than the above Aludra does not have much mythology or literature attached to it. But since this is a Lunar eclipse and the Sun being opposite does shine its light on the Full Moon and therefore castes some effect it. I wouldn’t normally look at the fixed star of the Sun but this one is too powerful to ignore because it is Altair in the constellation of the Eagle. Now since this Lunar eclipse falls across the land of the Eagle America then I think this star for this eclipse is particularly synchronistic.
Jupiter’s Imperial Swooping Eagle
Sun On Altair 2º ~ “Public honor, notoriety, favors from superiors, many friends and some envious ones who cause trouble through writings, some ill-health and losses, danger of bites from venomous animals.”  “To be a bold and determined individual. To be reckless or a daredevil; have a high regard for independent and decisive action.” 
Altair is found in the heart of Aquilla the Eagle. Robson says of Aquilla the constellation the “No astrological influence was suggested for this constellation by the ancients, but it seems to have been associated with the ideas of passion, love and friendship…It has also been said to give a love of swimming, and to be connected with certain sex irregularities, catamite-paedophilia associations, involving young boys and older men..” Every constellation has a negative side and powerful Aquila is no exception.
Regarding the positive sides, Robson says “It is said to give great imagination, strong passions, indomitable will, a dominating character, influence over others, clairvoyance, a keen penetrating mind and ability for chemical research.” The main star in Aquila is Altair “It confers a bold, confident, valiant, unyielding, ambitious and liberal nature, great and sudden but ephemeral wealth, and a position of command, makes its natives guilty of bloodshed and gives danger from reptiles.” I wonder if the “reptiles” mentioned here are David Icke’s reptilian bloodlines. Just a thought!
The 1st Face Of Leo
“A man wearing dirty clothes, and there rises him an image of a rider looking to the north, and his body looks like the body of a bear and the body of a dog. This is a face of strength, generosity and victory” ~ Picatrix
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Lunar Eclipse General Meaning
A Lunar Eclipse is a super menstrual, wolf-howler version of a full moon. It will do a great job of purging and releasing things from our lives that no longer serve our higher selves. The bright light of the sun throws a spotlight on our subconscious to illuminate any issues within our primary relationships that have been festering there since the previous Solar Eclipse. With the Lunar eclipse, the earth comes between the Sun and the moon. Sometimes we get a blood red moon as the earth’s shadow slowly creeps across its crater face.
Depending on how things have gone in the last 6 months, we can now see the fruit blossom from the seeds we planted at the last solar eclipse. But if life has been stressful for us, putting pressure on those embryonic seeds, then what should be a birthing time can sadly turn into a miscarriage. Your personal lunar experience and how you handle change, in general, depends on how the eclipse is configured to your chart.
A Volcanic Purge!
The effect of a lunar eclipse can last up to three months. This can be a sombre, but cleansing and healing time or a joyous, birthing time. Eclipses get their bad reputation because humans are creatures of habit and become upset by the unexpected. If you have been stubbornly resisting growth, you could experience the Lunar eclipse as really volcanic. The violent energy that desperately needs to be purged, shouldn’t be dreaded. Lunar eclipses are extremely emotional times, therefore we just really need to sit down quietly and listen to what comes up, for our feelings are our psychic barometer. Unashamedly ball your eyes out if you have to and allow red eyes with this blood red moon. Don’t fear the tears for they are sacred salty purification. Solar & Lunar Eclipse has a list of eclipse paths and lunar shadows.
Lunar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology
Lunar Eclipse January Aspect ~ Ceres
Sun sextile Ceres
In an eclipse, the energy of the Sun must also be considered as well as the Moon so we will look at the Sun also: Sun sextile Ceres makes this Solar Eclipse want to share and be generous. The common theme seems to be the propagation of talents and spreading their seeds around to as many people in the world as possible. It makes for great social commenters, makes us charitable and want to see the world grow and flourish around us. However, this eclipse energy can be a hoarder also and just enjoy making wealth for the sake of it.
Ceres, of course, has that sad tinge of sorrow, loss, and separation, but with the sextile, we are consciously steering away from the dark days and trying to use the experience to make the world a better place. We can be prone to wearing rose-tinted glasses at this time as we skip through our Utopia, which can be infuriating to some but at the same time charming in its innocence. Being seen as the benefactor is important for feelings of self-worth.
Moon trine Ceres
Moon trine Ceres gives great luck and the ability to bounce back from tragedy. Fortunes tend to fluctuate from one extreme to another at this time but we take it all in our stride saved by the ability to see the funny side of life. A sense of humour gets us out of the stickiest of situations but can have quite a dark edge to the comedy too. Moon trine Ceres is also an extremely sensuous aspect, with an appreciation for the aesthetic and general good taste. It can be quite indulgent and love luxury, however, it is generous too and like with the Sun, charity is important.
Moon trine Ceres are fascinated by history and can be very nostalgic. Family and their ancestry are highlighted. We will like to keep archives and preserve the past for posterity. Passing on talents to the younger generation is important at this time as is having some inheritance to hand down to their children. As with all Ceres aspects, the need to nurture is marked and we will do this in the most basic, material way. Providing food, warmth and shelter to those we love.
Lunar Eclipse January Tarot Card For Leo Decan 1
The tarot card associated with this decan is the Five of Wands. “The Five of Wands tears up the rule books … and begins to write its own. Its energy explodes, the Wands splitting in several directions all at once. It is unclear what is happening and where it all will end. Drama, mayhem and chaos will rule the day. Expect the unexpected for that is the only thing that can be relied on… Fire likes to travel and expand. It does not like to be held back or restricted. It is a positive forward-flowing energy that thrives on momentum and enthusiasm.” ~ Teachmetarot.
You can clearly see the dramatic and boisterous energy of Leo depicted in this card. The competitiveness and struggle of Saturn ruling this decan are also evident too.
Lunar Eclipse January 2019 ~ Summary
Family and inheritance are the big themes for this Leo Lunar eclipse. Natal, nation, nationalism and the greater family are in the spotlight. We have seen there is a rise in “populism” as it is so quaintly described. The Moon rules all things to do with the family and genetic memory, that what we call our home. The Moon is the common people whereas the Sun could be seen to represent the imperial, royal line when it comes to this Lunar eclipse. These bloodlines (Symbolised by the Sun) cast a light on the common moon but the earth gets in the way and breaks the circuit.
This disconnect serves to break the programme, switching off the media and cell phone reception etc. In the olden days, religions kept the masses in check and it is interesting how Jesus referred to his followers as his ‘flock’. The language of the Bible can be quite illuminating if we read it both esoterically and literally!
The Moon on Aludra makes me think of the current yellow shirts protest in France which is now spreading to other countries. Aludra is the faithful dog, the common man. Dog is god backwards. It makes me wonder why so many Italian swear words involve gods, dogs and pigs. Porco Cane (Pig Dog), Dio Cane (God Dog) and then to cap it all. Porco Dio (Pig God). Words are SPELLS.
Anyway, the talent scout of the elites, Altair, is where the Sun is. As I eluded to earlier, Jupiter’s Eagle would swoop down and pick out nice looking young wine-server boys for his banquets. The elites always like to be served by scantily clad young things, I noticed this while watching old episodes of Dallas. It was incredible!
Hollywood Horror Storys
Anyway, I’m digressing. I wonder if we shall see more Hollywood horror stories concerning child stars and how they are groomed as that seems to be a very Altair type of energy. I have come to the conclusion there are two breeds of elites fighting for control over planet earth and wonder if the Altair types are the Apollonian elites (And within these there are some ruthless, power-hungry overt narcissists) on the other side there are the Dyonisian elites (within these there are the negative reptilian types who are more like covert narcissists.)
This doesn’t mean that the paedophilia is only going on within the Apollonian set, far from it! I just think it is generally easy to spot and blatantly overt with the Apollonians. With the Dyonisians the abuse goes underground and I think this makes it more easily corrupted because it is cloaked with good intentions. A good example is Jimmy Saville in the UK who prayed on vulnerable children in special needs schools and hospitals. These are the type of children who were less likely to protest against their abuse. In case you don’t know about Jimmy Saville. This loathsome creature was knighted by the queen for his so-called “charity work”. Watch out for those fake ‘Do-gooder’ Ceres types as all is not what it seems.
Lunar Eclipse Crystal Healing
The crystal I have chosen for healing for the Lunar Eclipse January 2019 astrology is Peridot. Since it “guards against destructive jealousy caused by betrayal in past relationships and personal fears that we are unlovable, rather than relating to the present relationship. Peridot is naturally protective against envy, gossip behind your back and people who deceive you. It is very effective if you suffer from recurring nightmares about evil spirits, murders or sexual attacks” 
“Peridot is a gentle and protective stone that will divert negative energy away with you and make you lucky in all your endeavours.” ~ crystals&jewellery “These green stones have been recognized since ancient times to be a useful stone to wear for protection against psychic attack (Or abductions from Eagles!) and they are historically reputed to be especially good to use while doing spiritual work. On the emotional level, they have an excellent action to assist you to feel happier, and they will help you to let go of feelings of anger or jealousy.” ~ healingcrystalsforyou
The Lunar Eclipse 21 January 2019 falls at 0º Leo. One that connects us to the ancestors but also can bring up Jupiter’s nymph chasing/talent scout tendencies.