Follow your Bliss, Leo Lunar eclipse

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of the heart   February 10/11, 2017   

“Follow your Bliss”

Leo Lunar eclipse, Tara Greene

Spirit of FIRE

The first eclipse of 2017, is in LEO, the sign of courage, passion, leadership, willpower and the HEART. This is not, like that dramatic song, a total eclipse of the heart, but it still packs a powerful activation of our passions. Joseph Campbell’s famous words FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, are our cosmic marching orders. 

This eclipse is ruled by the SUN, our source of light and life. The Sun is associated with GOLD. Leo governs the HEART chakra, the essence of love. The story of King MIDAS is relevant. A greedy king who loves gold more than anything is given a wish to teach him a lesson. He wishes that everything he touches turns to gold. He is happy with this wish at first, but when he touches his daughter and she turns into a golden statue, the king realizes that love not gold is the most more precious of things. After much prayer, the curse/wish is resolved, and all the gold is returned to life by being bathed in a river.  We must decide what is really precious to us, appreciate it, love it and cherish it.  We must have courage to fight and to dare to trust our hearts.

This Eclipsed moon will appear subtly darker as if veiled. It will be difficult to see even in areas where it is most visible.

The eclipse begins on Feb 10 @ 11:22 UT, reaches maximum on the 11th at 12:43 and ends at 2:53 am.

The areas most affected most powerfully are where the eclipse shadow falls. The path of total visibility extends from North of Hudson’s Bay in Canada through Quebec, the east coast of Canada plus all the eastern seaboard states north of Washington D.C. The total visibility path cuts through Cuba, Venezuela, most of Brazil, all of AFRICA, Europe and the MIDDLE EAST. The path cuts right through IRAN and crosses through most of Russia bisecting it. The eclipse will not be visible at all in Eastern Indonesia. Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

The effects of an eclipse last up to a 6 months before and after the eclipse, as the next eclipse season approaches. Eclipse cycles repeat every 18 years, as part of the Saros families they belong to.


This eclipse belongs to Saros series 114, which occurred Jan 31st at 11° Leo/ Aquarius. It is a penumbral eclipse and the 59th in the series that began at the North Pole in 0971 and finish in 2233. Penumbral eclipses occur as the series is nearing its end or is at the beginning of its cycle around the globe, which begin at the poles, peak as total eclipses and move north or south, to peter out again, like dragon circling the globe.  There are many eclipse cycles and families circling the globe for vast periods of time, Eclipse families can last for 1000’s of years.

This first Eclipse in this cycle occurred on May 13, 971. This issues that occurred during that year repeat over and over again. The first eclipse coincided with a famous battle in Syria in 971.It marked the first clash between eastern the Christians and the Muslims ending in a Byzantine victory. Syria is still a battleground for these same factions at this 59th eclipse in the cycle which lasts over 1,200 years in total.

For more advanced and research minded folk following our C*I*A Updates, you can follow all eclipses and their cycles or families at this website. Find the eclipses happening in the years of your birth, and track them every 18 years! Most astrologers use the Pre eclipse that concurred before you were born, fine your Pre  eclipse Solar and Lunar eclipse, know it’s Saros family and stay connected. If your were born near eclipses season, chose the eclipse closest to your birth.

Of course for more help with all of this and learning more  throughout the year, join our C*I*A membership!

This eclipse is the 59th in the series of 71 eclipses in this family Saros 114.
The last six eclipses of this series were in 1999, 1981, 1963, 1944, 1926, 1908. Every 54 years eclipses will return to the place on the globe where the eclipse was 54 years prior. Think about what you were doing then. These years were important turning points in the world.

The MOON is eclipses 22+ degrees of LEO

Look to where this degree is in your natal chart to see how and where it will activate a new emotional cycle in your life.

The LEO Moon is involved in a mystical rectangle; sextile to JUPITER in LIBRA Retrograde, opposite AQUARIUS SUN which sextiles URANUS conjunct ERIS in ARIES. The mystic aspect harmonizes all these beneficial, radical, inventive and pioneering energies helps us to radically awaken our courage, wills and hearts to what we love.  


THE MOON is the symbol of the unconscious, our moods, and the collective mood. A powerful GRAND FIRE TRINE occurs with SATURN in SAGITTARIUS conjunct to the GALACTIC CENTER and URANUS and ERIS in ARIES. This aspect ignites a golden opportunity to speak our truths, be the unique individuals that we are, and to collectively blend our hearts for a greater good for all.

The MOON is T- square the SUN and LILITH at the last critical 29th degree of SCORPIO. This is a super potent symbol of the black and white divisiveness that we are feeling so strongly these days. The power of the Divine Feminine is being impulsed to be fearless and non-compromising. There is a felt sense of deep, soul stirring, courage and pride being brewed and simmered in our consciousness. Your dreams may be greatly activated around the eclipse.

MERCURY in AQUARIUS sextiles Venus exactly and MARS in ARIES

There is a new way of thinking and a higher consciousness leading towards revolution and freedom about sexuality, relationships, being open-minded and inventive. 

SATURN is conjunct to the GALACTIC CENTER

This is a very powerful energy. Saturn is karma and physical reality. This is a karmic turning point. Saturn only crosses the GALACTIC center once every 29 years. It happened last in January and October 1988. If you were born at that time this is your first Saturn return. Do meditate on the reality of the Cosmic Vagina a great wormhole/black hole of cosmic proportions and mystic information.



URANUS, the planet of higher consciousness, freedom, rebellion, chaos and liberation’s double lightning bolt symbolizes both higher consciousness and our kundalini energy.

JUPITER, the King of the planets governs SAGITTARIUS and PISCES rules justice, truth, travel, foreigners, politics, honesty, spirituality, psychic energy, charity, compassion, optimism and faith.

Jupiter and Uranus, both thunder and lightning gods both serve as awakeners. This is like the Tarot card of The TOWER #16. Things have to fall apart and before new growth can happen. This is how nature operates.

Uranus brings in ERIS’ energy of the outsider, the lone wolf, the shit disturber, the chaos inducer bringing chaos and unexpected turns of events. These aspects can bring much inspiration, creativity and activate kundalini awakenings which are often mistaken for schizophrenia and mental breakdowns. Be cautious, go slow, Jupiter in Libra reminds us to stay balanced.

VESTA, is the ancient Roman Goddess, Hestia in Greek, who was focused on tending the eternal sacred flame of the Temple. Every Roman woman had to serve at these Goddess temples for one year embodying the Goddess before they could marry. They were taught to be tantric priestesses who could heal others through their spiritual knowledge by focusing their kundalini energy. Vesta awakens us to focus on our hearts, and allow our spiritual and sexual energy to fuse as one. VESTA is involved in another YOD to Saturn and the SUN in Aquarius. Use the energies of the SUN and SATURN to build a light, be the fire. 


This is another powerful combination. Athena brings her own fiery power and warrioress strategy into manifesting our spiritual ideals, soul’s dreams and soul’s longing for union into the hierarchies of the world’s governments and business, and the PLUTOCRACY.

Keep the faith, dream, but dream realistically, use strategy and logic when you battle the powers that be. They are very entrenched and the highest spiritual strategy is to see Trump and this alt-right as a gift of the shadow to get us active, resisting and united in our spiritual goals of oneness.

The MOON and JUPITER form a FINGER OF GOD or YOD to CHIRON in PISCES at 22+ degrees.

This is a healing crisis of the heart. JUPITER Retrograde is a karmic aspect which makes us retrace our words and communications and redress  imbalances. Chiron in Pisces helps us to embrace our vulnerability and our wounds and to find healing and balance.


TAROT cards

LEO is the sign for the Major Arcana of STRENGTH # 11 or 8 in the Tarot. Strength, traditionally shows a woman holding open the jaws of a lion or riding a lion with an infinity symbol over her head. This indicates that she has learned to control her unconscious animal instincts. The Sign of Leo symbolizes the Inner child who naturally expresses itself in art, song, dance and play. The Court card for Leo is the Prince of Wands. If you have a Tarot deck pull out these cards to act as Guides and Mascots for this meditation

INTENTION is everything.

Bring 4 red candles into your ceremony or ritual. Smudge yourself first to clear a sacred space before doing any ceremony.


Colors: gold, yellow, orange, deep purple
Sound; E Major
Celtic TREE Mythology: Holly and Hazel 

MINERALS:  Ruby, peridot, rose quartz,

FLOWERS: Sunflowers, yellow daisies, yellow roses, calendula, bright yellow 

FRUITS: Golden delicious apples,

INCENSE:  Sandalwood, Frankincense, myrrh, orange peel.

 LEO ESSENTIAL OILS: for regal presence, Rose, neroli, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, vetiver, carnation, sandalwood.

HEART TONICS: garlic, hyssop, marjoram, cumin, rose, anise and angelica.

TO HELP SELF EXPRESSION: cypress, lavender, geranium, chamomile, cinnamon, benzoin,  

HERBS and TEAS: lemon balm, chamomile, tarragon, eyebright

Images of Lions, big cats, kittens, children and Sun  


Greek – Cybele, Apollo/Helios, Babylonian- Ishtar

Vedic – Surya, Tara, Durga, Hindu- Garuda

Egyptian- Sekhmet, the Sphynx, Amun Ra, Wadjet, Sekhmet, Hathor, Nut, Bast,

CHINA – Xihe. Roman Britain – Sulis

Irish- Grian,  Celtic- Brigid,

Christian- Sol Invictus. Japan-Ameratsu

Nordic- Freya, Inca- Inti  

Begin by smudging yourself first. Light your candles. One for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH to WEST TO NORTH. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements and the four direction into your sacred circle. Call in the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, RAPHAEL in the same order.

You can create your own mantra or affirmation.

“We summon up courage, we ask that we open and heal whatever pain or blocks there are in our hearts now. We open to the fullest our fearless passions, courage and daring to creatively express all that we are. “

Center yourself by breathing, sit or lie down, close your eyes.

Begin to breathe, naturally and deeply, sending your breath down your spine into your root chakra. With your intention send your breath down your spine into Mother earth to ground yourself. The earth has a flame at her center. Go down and merge with her fire and then breathe it back up through your tail bone, bringing the hot fiery breath up through each chakra one at a time from the root to your HEART CHAKRA. Its associated with dark green, sometimes tinged with pink. Feel your heart expand and feel hotter.

Feel your heart beat and imagine going into your heart entering its walls. It will most likely be dark, and you can state “Let there be light” and watch it light up. See the walls of your hearts inner landscape. Let go of any preconceptions. Allow yourself to be present in your heart scape. Ask yourself which heart chamber you need to visit. Follow your subtle feelings. Touch the walls of your heart, the more fully you sense this the better. Will yourself into one of the chambers in your heart or just stay centered. Feel yourself being one with the drumming of your heart.

Ask to connect with courage, will, creativity and self-expression. Be open. A large cat, black panther, lion or lioness, or other animal may appear. Whatever shows up is fine. An alligator, hippo, a shark, whale, eagle, dolphin, or turtle may become your animal guide. Welcome your power animal. Thank them for appearing. Ask questions or just say I am open to receiving your wisdom, love and protection.  If no animal appears, just stay in your heart and breathe love and feel the love that emanates from your heart. If there are blocks or pain be with them. Call upon Archangel Raphael and CHIRON to help heal your heartache.  If you need to cry, do so, use the pull of the moon to let your feelings out.

Even of you can’t sense anything trust and imagine that you are melding with your animal spirit. Feel every muscle. Revel in your instinctual body strength, wisdom and energy.  You may be given directions.  Vow to follow them, to open your heart, to source your strength.  When you feel fully saturated, thank your power animal and slowly come back to full consciousness and awareness.

At the end of every ceremony thank the spirits and elements for being in your circle. Release each one back to their direction, starting in the East or whichever direction you began with, saying thanks out loud. At the end of the ceremony say, “May the circle be open but unbroken. Thank you. It is finished in beauty. Aho.”

Write down or record your experience.

Play, dance, sing, and let your inner child out to celebrate. Open you heart and love.

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