The January 31 total lunar eclipse is in fire sign, Leo. In some parts of the world, the totality of the eclipse will be visible. This one is a super blue blood lunar eclipse, the second full moon of the month, the first time since 1866 this has occurred. Click here to find out what you’ll be able to see where you live.
Lunar eclipses occur when the earth moves between the sun and the moon, cutting off the sun’s light to the moon. Usually, there are two lunar and two solar eclipses a year. In 2018, there will be three solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses. Solar dates: February 15 in Aquarius, July 13 in Cancer, and August 11 in Leo. The lunar eclipses are January 31 Leo and July 27 in Aquarius.
Astrologically, lunar eclipses tend to trigger inner, emotional events. This one should be positive, particularly for fire signs- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – and air signs – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. But we all have these signs somewhere in our natal charts, so take note of what kinds of things happen to you today, what you experience emotionally. Sometimes, the effects of an eclipse don’t occur until a month to the day later.
Eclipses occur in 19-year cycles and the last time there was a lunar eclipse at 11-12 degrees Leo was January 31, 1999. If you can recall that far back (!) that something in particular happened, it may provide hints about what this eclipse could bring.
Eclipses that occur with the North Node of the moon tend to be positive. In the chart below, the North Node is represented by the horseshoe shape in the 7th house.