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Leo Super New Moon Eclipse

Leo Super New Moon Eclipse

Dale Osadchuk

2018 Leo Super New Moon
And partial Solar Eclipse
11 Aug 2018 at 2.58 am PDT- 5.58 am EDT- 10.58 am BST (summer time GMT)
5.58 pm AWST Perth, Australia- 7.58 pm AEST Sydney, NSW, Australia

It was still dark as Snowy Owl and Shooting Star climbed the path to the Star Temple. The Shaman had told them it was important for them to arrive at the Sacred Circle very early on this New Moon day. As soon as they approached the Standing One who guided their magic flying capes they knew why. Little Owl was perched on a lower branch waiting for them. Snowy Owl’s Totem was going to take them on a journey.

The sisters put on their flying capes and followed Little Owl into the still dark sky. He led them to the eastern coast of Turtle Island and then turned north. Their own homeland was filled with lakes and forests but here it was a place of rugged cliffs and inlets. It had a stark beauty that was mysteriously mystical. Finally they reached their destination in the far north. As the trio landed on a rocky outcrop Grandfather Sun was rising red over the great ocean. The sisters could see he had a companion. Luna was rising with him partially covering his brilliant light. At New Moon her face was dark but Snowy Owl and Shooting Star could see the outline of her perfect dark circle.  

Goddess of Wisdom

Sister Moon spoke “This meeting of Grandfather Sun and I continues the journey of healing and heart opening and that is the theme for the next five Moon cycles. It is leading you to breaking through limitation and restriction that the ego mind creates and always listening to your heart’s wisdom when you make choices. The Goddess of wisdom and justice is travelling with us. She gifts you with creative intelligence, courage, confidence, and healing power.  She is also a Warrior Goddess who fights for your right to be your true self. She will be an important guide for you over these next Moon cycles. Her Totem guides are Snake, healing and release, and Owl, the wisdom to see through deception and to be able to recognize those who want to steal your power. As warrior she gifts you with strength and stamina to face whatever challenges you may encounter.”  

Sister Moon continued “In the far away time there are many more disruptions occurring on the Earth Mother and in her kingdoms, particularly her human kingdom. Grandfather Sun and I and all the Wanderers and Starry Ones have been sending this message of the need for heart opening for many, many Moon cycles. It is time for the two leggeds to follow their heart paths with Loving Kindness for all. IT IS TIME NOW MORE THAN EVER.”

As Sister Moon disappeared into the sunlight Snowy Owl and Shooting Star made a vow to teach others, now and in the far away time, to follow a path with Heart and Loving Kindness.    

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This is a powerful New Moon. It is a Super Moon which stirs the emotions, positive and negative. In Leo the challenge is to move from ego centered selfishness to being centered in the compassionate heart. Because it is a Solar Eclipse (even though it is only a partial eclipse) it influences us until Jan 05, 2019 (the next Solar Eclipse). Here is the theme as described by Bernadette Brady in Predictive Astrology. “If this family of eclipses affects a chart, the person will experience the sudden collapse of plans or life-styles. Confusion may reign but the long-term effects are those of rebuilding and transformation. After the dust has settled, the rebuilding starts and the consequences of this reshaping will have far-reaching effects. This eclipse family changes a person’s direction through the sudden collapse of an existing structure.”  I interpret this as; when one door closes another door opens.  Certainly many people in the world are experiencing this reshaping and rebuilding through the volcanoes erupting, earthquakes, flooding, and forest fires. But it is also happening on an inner level for those on a spiritual path. We can associate the planetary patterns with a Maze. Once inside we encounter blocks and delays and sometimes get lost not being able to find our way out. But if we see it as a Labyrinth when we enter the Sacred Circle our purpose is to find the Spiritual Center. We may encounter having to retrace our steps but eventually if we allow our Heart to guide us we reach that Spiritual Center and discover our True Essence Self.

The Sun is the ruler of Leo and so is strong at this New Moon Eclipse. He wants us to shine our special light and use creation energy to move forward in a new direction. But we are still in Retrograde Season. Mercury Rx at 14 degrees Leo is prominent and is travelling with Pallas Athene at 17 degrees Leo and the Sun/Moon at 18 degrees Leo. Pallas is the Goddess our story talked about. She supports us to find our inner strength and courage to change our lives. Mercury’s message is “change your thoughts, change your life”. The Sun/Moon ask us to be heart centered and emanate Loving Kindness. But first we have to heal and transform our fearful shadow selves. All the retrograde energies are supporting us to look deeply within and do that healing.

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All the Leo planets are opposite (finding balance) the astrological Earth in Aquarius (grounding Cosmic Consciousness). They form a Grand Fixed Cross with Jupiter (now moving direct) at 14 degrees Scorpio (spiritual transformation and renewal) and the Asteroid Juno at 17 degrees Taurus (relationship values and trust). The Fixed Grand Cross is a completion energy and adds to the retrograde influence. The question is “What are you ready to break free from”. Neptune (deception or spiritual power) is at 15 degrees Pisces (illumination) and is trine (ease and flow) Jupiter in Scorpio and sextile (easy opportunities) Juno in Taurus. So there is a way to break out of the box (Grand Cross) and free yourself.

We do have a Maze like pattern. Venus at 04 degrees Libra (harmony in relationship and within the self) is sextile (ease of opportunity) the North Node at 05 degrees Leo (new creative directions) and trine (removal of obstacles) the South Node at 05 degrees Aquarius (releasing the past with love) and Mars Rx at 00 degrees Aquarius (visionary action guided by Cosmic Wisdom). Mars Rx (inner reflection) is travelling with Black Moon Lilith at 00 degrees Aquarius (new opportunities to release issues of illusion and break free from the shadow). So what is the Maze? Venus is square (motivation for change and finding new ways of doing things) Saturn Rx at 03 degrees Capricorn (limitation, restriction, blocks, and delays). Saturn in turn is trine (removal of obstacles) Uranus Rx at 02 degrees Taurus (what is of true value). Easy doorway? First we have to heal our inner demons. Uranus is in a T Square (feeling backed into a corner) with the Leo North Node (the ego or the heart) and Mars/Black Moon/South Node in Aquarius (releasing old patterns and behaviours).

There is a way out of the Maze so we can walk the Labyrinth to our Sacred Self. Chiron the healer is retrograde at 01 degrees Aries (healing our woundedness). He is opposite (finding balance) Venus in Libra (self-love) and he is trine the North Node (the heart path) and sextile the Aquarius trio (letting go with love). He is also square (motivation for change) Saturn in Capricorn (freeing ourselves from self-limitation). And he is semi-sextile (easy support) Uranus in Taurus (break through).  The Leo planets (Mercury/Pallus/Sun/Moon) are trine (removal of obstacles) the asteroid Vesta at 22 degrees Sagittarius (commitment to our Spiritual Vision). When we free ourselves from the Maze and we walk the Labyrinth she is there to hand us our personal torch to light our path forward and shine that light into the world. Mercury moves forward on Aug 18/19 and Mars moves forward Aug 27/28. That is when we can move forward too.

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Our Animal Totem guide for Leo is Salmon, courage and determination, and for Aquarius it is Otter, companionship and sharing. (They are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere). The Archangels who guide us at this New Moon (and for the next five moon cycles because this is an Eclipse) are Raphael, the shinning one who heals, Mary, Divine Love, Michael, protector and spiritual destiny guide, and Faith, trust and belief in self. The Clan Mother for Leo is She Who Heals, keeper of the healing arts who teaches us how to serve the truth. For Aquarius it is Wisdom Keeper, the mother of the planetary family and mutual understanding. She teaches us to honor the truth. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams).

I will leave you with my favorite Mantra from Jack Kornfield’s “A Path With Heart”

May I be filled with Loving Kindness,
May I be well,
May I be peaceful and at ease,
May I be happy and whole.

Namaste and blessings,

Dale

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Dale is available for astrological consultations. To contact her you can e-mail her at  or via telephone at 905-589-0192.  You can also find Dale’s articles on www.facebook.com and www.crystalwind.ca 
Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017. 
Reprinted with persmission from Dale Osadchuck on crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved. 

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