Lunar Eclipse January 2019 ~ Imperial Swoop

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20/21 January 2019 falls at 0º Leo. The  lunar eclipse January 2019 astrology has the Moon sextile Ceres and square Uranus.

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 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.” [1] “To be a bold and determined individual. To be reckless or a daredevil; have a high regard for independent and decisive action.” [2]

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 January 2019 Astrology

Lunar Eclipse January 2019

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.

Sun Square Uranus

Sun square Uranus brings out the confrontational rebels. They are radical in their approach to reform and find it hard to compromise in any way. These folk think the only way to really awaken people is to go to the extreme with their message. Throwing the thunderbolt into the middle of the party is mostly their style.

This hard aspect enjoys being a provocateur. It just can’t help challenging the status quo. This could stem from experiencing a traumatic childhood when they didn’t know if they were coming or going. This aspect has an explosive temper and causes sudden exits.

Moon trine Ceres

Lunar Eclipse January 2019Moon 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.

Moon square Uranus

Moon square Uranus loves to shock, this aspect rebels against their mother or their mother country, rejecting their own culture by marrying someone of another race or moving to a country where they become the ‘alien’. Moon square Uranus needs constant change and is often nervy and electric, these bright sparks are exciting and generate a sizzling aura that is constantly on the verge of discovering something novel and unique.

Innovation is its middle name, but volatility is a problem at this time. Far-out ideas are often misunderstood and this aspect is also associated with mental illness. On the positive side this aspect is just simply way ahead of its time and is visionary.

As you can see both these aspects are kind of opposite each other, the gipsies verses the homestead. The nomad V the hunter-gather. This is being played out in the left and right paradym. Open-border supporters are generally wanderers and internationalists who don’t like to put down roots. Wall-builders want to conserve the land they have toiled over for generations.

Lunar Eclipse January Tarot Card For Leo Decan 1

7 of wands 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

Lunar Eclipse January 2019The 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” [3]

“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.


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1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.157
2.Stars and Planets Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.119
3. The New Crystal Bible. Cassandra Eason. p. 282

9 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse January 2019 ~ Imperial Swoop

  1. So interesting to read all these comments about the full moon lunar eclipse. I was wondering why I was suddenly feeling so emotional and remembering my deceased parents more than is normal. Also, bad memories from childhood resurfaced not until today and did make me literally ball my eyes out. I loved the sentence above, ‘Don’t fear the tears for they are sacred salty purification.’. I feel a bit better now but still sensitive and reading all of the information above has really helped me. I don’t know a great deal about astrology but have had my birth chart done and I have many planets clustering in Virgo, my birth sign and am also a wounded healer, something to do with Chiron in my chart. Thank you to the universe.

  2. This eclipse is opposite my Sun and what a revelation.
    Two days ago I found out who my real grandfather was on my Maltese side which always had been a mystery. It was all thanks to the DNA test I did on a few years back and forgot about. I got a notification for a 2nd cousin which I knew had to mean something so I messaged her and we connected on Facebook. Turns out she is actually my half 1ST cousin and we have the same grandfather. I knew his name as my naughty grandmother had a photo of him and called him her “Persian Prince” we just thought she was making it up to get attention. But now we have DNA proof!

    “Persian Prince” wasn’t actually a Prince, or even Persian (Even if he did look like the Shah of Iran). But, he was a Second Lieutenant in the Maltese army and awarded a medal for bravery in WW2. I’ve been sent photos of my great, grandparents and great, GREAT grandparents. A very different family than my agricultural Sicilian side. These ancestors were lawyers and land-owners. My great, grandmother was actually disowned by her parents for marrying a commoner. (The lawyer!) A pattern that has repeated with my Maltese Mum and Sicilian Dad.

    The weird thing is I booked a holiday to Malta next month with my daughter after not visiting for 33 years as she wanted to check out our Maltese history. But I did not know at the time I would be connecting with my Maltese ancestors also. Wow! Thank you universe.

  3. Hi S, sending you a request for friendship. Perhaps we can be astrological siblings. I am a late CANCER rising and I too was abandoned overseas but for a short while and I love astrology , please let’s be friends. 🙂

  4. This eclipse is hitting the cusp of my cancer/leo moon, first house, ascendant
    I was an abandoned, overseas baby with no knowledge of my tribe or birth parents. Ive hit a middle age crisis with little money and poor health. Ive done very little with my life, living in a world where the majority doesnt believe in, nor study astrology. Im very lonely. It would be interesting how this eclipse makes me feel as I have no ego , no family/ clan to think about

  5. This eclipse is conjuct my natal part of fortune. My ascendant is 6 degree leo. Part of fortune is 0 degree leo (12th house). I tried to do some research on this….do you know what are the effects of this transit?

  6. This eclipse is exactly conjunct my natal moon and triggers the Yod in my chart.
    Very aware I’m making everything ‘all about me’, but these eclipses are hitting my chart with extreme intimacy, which is exciting/worrying – I can’t decide.
    Thank you Marina, for these astonishigly detailed posts. I’ve spent the last 5 hours (solid) going over a multitude of information here. The work that must go into them… Extraordinary.

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