by Rose Marcus
Friday’s lunar eclipse in Leo finishes off the workweek on a high note. While a full-moon eclipse can often set a backdrop for an emotionally jarring episode, this one could bring cause for celebration.
Eclipses produce amplified new or full moons. They prompt chapter endings, beginnings, and major transitions. Often, they’ll take us by surprise. Often, there’s a noticeable karmic implication. You will feel impact if the eclipse makes a direct contact to your natal chart, otherwise it’s just another day.
Friday’s penumbral eclipse is hosted by several fortuitous astrology contacts. A special event, a special someone, or something out of the blue could make your day. Thursday through Saturday can be fun, rewarding, lucrative, confidence-building, romance- or luck-generating, perhaps even auspicious. The eclipse moon in trine to anything-goes Uranus in Aries strikes flint on here, now, and destiny. Let impulse, intuition, creativity, and spontaneity run the show. Take a risk on reinventing the wheel. A fresh start, a breakthrough moment, an independence initiative, or an out-of-the-box solution could be your “it ticket”.
The eclipse sun in Aquarius in favour to Jupiter in Libra makes for great socializing, connecting, pleasure-seeking, and same-page accord. Aquarius and Libra will keep matters to do with social justice and inclusion on the front burner, so watch for significant newsmaking regarding Trump’s Muslim ban or other social causes and movements. The eclipse will also influence financial markets and the technology and science sectors.
Thursday through Saturday, the stars are at their gifting best. Why wait for Valentine’s Day when the weekend is prime?
March 20 – April 20
Keep palms wide-open! Thursday through Saturday, the gifting lunar eclipse can bring the exceptional into being. A special event, a special connection, news, an announcement, a contract (karmic or actual), or a flash of genius sets the momentous into play. There’s a bonus for all, but this eclipse is especially generating and fortuitous if your birthday falls on or near April 11.
April 20 – May 21
Friday’s lunar eclipse is opportune, timely, and liberating, perhaps in some twist-of-fate way. If you have been toying with the idea of making a radical change, don’t waste another minute. Take your best shot; go for it wholeheartedly. Thursday through Saturday, the stars set a prime backdrop for a significant personal breakthrough or major undertaking. Sunday onward, don’t look back; carry on!
May 21 – June 21
Make sure to show up for it, especially Thursday, Friday! You stand to gain something wonderful. It’s fun; it’s liberating; it’s happy-making. The lunar eclipse can prompt news, a special event, a surprise contact, an impulsive moment, a big-ticket purchase, or an excellent time to play it up. Stand apart from the crowd and show off what’s so special about you.
June 21 – July 22
Reinvention is where it’s at. Speeding up the process, Friday’s lunar eclipse sets you up for a significant personal, relationship, or financial breakthrough. Even if the unexpected drives the bus, see it as opportunity. You are headed toward something more lucrative and/or fulfilling. Thursday through Sunday, it falls into place readily, easily, and well. Monday onward requires more action or input from you.
July 22 – August 23
Friday’s lunar eclipse has your name on the gift card, especially if your birthday falls on or near August 14. Remain available, keep your charge card handy, try your luck, buy an instant-win ticket, have fun. An introduction, first date, or fresh start could be the start of something great. The spontaneous or out-of-the-blue can delight, surprise, and/or excite you.
August 23 – September 23
Thursday to Sunday, the lunar eclipse could clue you in to something you missed seeing previously. Watch for a better solution, method, avenue, or option. Watch also for a saving grace, an opportunity to update or catch up. You could have a major turnaround regarding work or health. Things can work out surprisingly well. Monday to Wednesday puts more people in your path.
September 23 – October 23
Indulge; play it up; make it fun; free yourself up. Business and pleasure mix well through the weekend. Friday’s lunar eclipse can spark something social, entertaining, lucrative, informing, or unexpected. Someone or something can make quite an impression on you. A new romance, passion, or moneymaker holds great promise. Monday evening and Valentine’s morning are optimum for showing your appreciation.
October 23 – November 22
Even if you know what you are getting into, Friday’s lunar eclipse can hold an element of surprise. You can gain singled-out attention, praise, or reward for a job well done or for just being you. This breakthrough eclipse holds great promise for all new initiatives and personal upgrades. A new job, project, title, address, or status is well-timed.
November 22 – December 21
Thursday/Friday, enjoy it socially out on your own or play up the romance. It’s your moment to shine, enjoy, and/or thrive. The lunar eclipse can bring good news, good luck, an event, a victory, special attention, a flash of genius. It’s an excellent time to relocate, take a vacation, give your heart away, or create something new. Monday/Tuesday requires more give and take.
December 21 – January 20
Look to Friday’s lunar eclipse to gift you with something lucrative and pleasing, perhaps even life-altering. Perhaps it’s already in the works or it could be something new. Thursday to Sunday, it comes easily, readily, and well. They are your best days to go for it. Monday through Wednesday, aim to meet in the middle.
January 20 – February 18
Feeling more confident? Something special in the works? Mercury in Aquarius and Friday’s lunar eclipse in Leo are wonderfully reenergizing for body, mind, and social life. It’s an auspicious eclipse for a breakthrough, a fresh start, a new relationship, and/or financial gain, especially if your birthday happens now through Saturday. Monday and Tuesday are yours for the taking too.
February 18 – March 20
Thursday/Friday wraps up on a pleased-with-yourself note. Perhaps there’s something special to do or celebrate. The lunar eclipse can be a moneymaker or place you at a personal cash-in moment. A fresh insight, clever idea, conversation, or unique solution delivers the gold. Saturday/Sunday, the stars also do right by you. Valentine’s morning offers the day’s best.