Category: Moon Cycles Written by Jamie Partridge Views: 1106
The Full Moon on January 10, 2020, at 20 degrees Cancer, is a lunar eclipse. The focus of the lunar eclipse January 2020 astrology is communication because of Sun conjunct Mercury. But it is cold, ruthless and oppressive because of the authoritarian, dictatorial influence of Saturn and Pluto.
Lunar eclipse January 2020 is emotionally very challenging because the Moon is so afflicted. If you are a sensitive, timid person you need to protect yourself against bullies. If you are strong you need to protect more vulnerable family members and friends. This eclipse favors the powerful and wealthy.
Lunar Eclipse Meaning
Like a regular full moon only stronger, the Sun opposite Moon of a lunar eclipse brings your home, family and intimate relationships into sharper focus. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a lunar eclipse. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony. A lunar eclipse represents a resetting of your emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months.
Lunar Eclipse January 2020 Astrology
The chart below shows the January 10 lunar eclipse at 20 ♋ 00 directly opposed by Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and Ceres. The Moon opposite Sun at a lunar eclipse accentuates the polarities in your life which creates much tension. So imagine the tension created with a supercharged Moon opposite such an intense stellium of planets.
The lunar eclipse is also influenced by a major fixed star called Castor. This Mercurial star is associated with success and genius, when well aspected. But afflicted by so many oppositions, Castor can cause loss, insecurity and nervous breakdowns.
Lunar Eclipse Aspects
Lunar eclipse opposite Mercury causes emotional bias and polarized thinking that makes it harder to understand and communicate your feelings. You may have difficulty making sense of everyday problems, and misunderstandings or oversensitivity could lead to arguments.
Addiction, racism, and prejudice may influence your thoughts, words, and behaviors. It is important to listen carefully and think before speaking because of a tendency to react instinctively, especially when upset. Talking with a mentor may help you make sense of conflicted feelings.
Lunar eclipse opposite Saturn can cause bad moods because of sadness, boredom or loneliness. Difficulty in sharing your emotions can lead to relationship problems. Melancholy, pessimism and emotional coldness could also make socializing a chore.
You could feel burdened or guilty about responsibilities for your partner or someone much older or younger than you, like a child or grandchild, parent or grandparent. If you already have a tendency toward depression, you will need to work hard to avoid your negative feelings manifesting as loss, disappointment, and despair.
Lunar eclipse opposite Pluto causes inner turmoil and relationship drama. Your feelings can intensify to such an extreme level that you can no longer control your own reactions and behavior. You may experience dramatic mood swings, feeling strong and sexy one moment then nose-diving into insecurity the next.
Some feelings you may experience include hopelessness, fear, jealousy, and obsessiveness. You might also be vulnerable to being emotionally manipulated and controlled. But if you try to ignore or suppress your own intense feelings, someone you are emotionally attached to may act out such extreme behavior. Trying to control others will only end in guilt and shame.
Lunar eclipse opposite Ceres creates tension between a parents’ need to leave home to provide for their kids, and their maternal urge to stay home and nurture. While the Moon rules traditional motherhood, where mom stays home to nurture, Ceres rules modern motherhood such as working mothers and single mothers.
Minor planet Ceres also rules food, natural resources and the environment. So this opposition may cause tension between the need for good nutrition and environmental consciousness, versus the pressures of the modern world, time constraints, and convenience. Lunar eclipse full moon January 2020 favors climate change deniers and polluters.
Lunar Eclipse trine Neptune is a relatively weak influence compared to the oppositions but it does give some much-needed cause for hope. Neptune provides sensitivity, compassion, faith, and inspiration. Guidance and reassurance can come from spiritual or religious beliefs and practices like meditation and prayer.
Lunar Eclipse in The Twins
The January 20 lunar eclipse at 20°00′ Cancer Sign also gains astrological influence from a star in Gemini Constellation, as shown in the image below. Due to the Precession of the Equinoxes, the Sun Signs are almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named.
Fixed star Castor at 20 ♋ 31 gives distinction, refinement, a keen intellect, morality, success in law and many travels, fondness for horses, and sudden fame and honor. But when poorly aspected this star can cause mischievousness, violence, sickness, broken limbs, nervous breakdowns, trouble, great affliction, loss of fortune and disgrace.
Lunar eclipse conjunct Castor: Timid, sensitive, lacks confidence, occult interest, and psychic ability, blindness, facial injuries, disgrace, stabs, wounds, imprisonment. 
The 22nd Chinese Lunar Mansion, the Well (05 ♋ 34 to 05 ♌ 59) is a neutral mansion associated with beauty, water, navigation at sea, hygiene, cleaning, repairs, and refurbishments. Because of the association of cleanliness with Godliness (virtue), this mansion also presides over law and order, moral uprightness and cleansing of moral wrongs.
The luck in this mansion is said to vary because of the conflict of the elements involved. Labor is rewarded, while idleness is sanctioned. It is good for taking exams, tending to herbivorous animals and all types of industriousness. It is very good for gardening and widows. Bad for funerals because of the risk of epidemics and sudden death, though, and all projects in progress should be worked on instead of being put aside.
Lunar Eclipse January 2020 Summary
Sun conjunct Mercury means the main focus of the January 10 lunar eclipse is on thinking and communications but also trade and transport. The Sun, Saturn and Pluto are masculine and authoritarian. This leaves the emotions of the Moon very vulnerable.
At the personal level, thoughts and words are likely to become cold, calculated and ruthless. Feelings will take a back seat to harsh realities as bullies, bigots, and loudmouths gain the upper hand. The lunar eclipse on fixed star Castor increases emotional sensitivity and nervous anxiety.
At the global level, freedom of speech and the independence of the media will be curtailed by governments and even multinational organizations. The public, represented by the Moon, will be subject to lies and propaganda. Even freedom of movement and freedom of association will be threatened as rulers and states increase their grip on power. Human rights will be lost in the name of national security.
However, full moon January 2020 trine Neptune gives some hope that a sense of compassion and humanity will soften the oppressive nature of this lunar eclipse. On a personal level, you can draw on your faith and the support of loved ones. At the global level, it gives voice to religious and spiritual leaders, humanitarian organizations and environmental groups.
The January 10 lunar eclipse combines with the December 26 solar eclipse to form an eclipse phase that lasts until the lunar eclipse on June 5, 2020. The December 2019 solar eclipse was conjunct Jupiter so is very fortunate. But combined with this ruthless lunar eclipse it suggests the strong will consolidate their power, the rich will get richer, and the poor will get poorer.
Lunar Eclipse January 2020 Visibility
The January 2020 lunar eclipse can be viewed from Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
If the Lunar Eclipse January 2020 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Full Moon Transits.
- Previous Moon Phase: Solar Eclipse December 26, 2019
- Next Moon Phase: New Moon January 24, 2020
- 2020 Moon Phases Calendar
Lunar Eclipse Full Moon January 2020 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – January 10, 11:21 am
- New York – January 10, 2:21 pm
- London – January 10, 7:21 pm
- Delhi – January 11, 0:51 pm
- Sydney – January 11, 6:21 am
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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