What to Know About the Full Leo Lunar Eclipse 2019



Full Lunar Eclipse in Leo

Entering Aquarius Season

This eclipse will come with intense energy. All eclipses open us up to clear and observe our internal environment, but this one specifically will also have us tuned in externally.

Eclipses fold us inside out in order to show us the influences inside of us that are affecting our outside world.

๐ŸฆThis is a special eclipse because of the moon in powerful + eccentric LEO. ๐Ÿ’–

Major Influences:

  • Eclipse in Leo opposite Sun in Aquarius: Most eclipses are opposite their sister sign sun. With this eclipse, we have the polar energies of Leo and Aquarius. This dynamic will have us looking into our interactions with others and how it aligns with our internal values. This will prompt us to tap into both our inner world and our external environment. Pay close attention to the information itself, we can learn a lot from new and present information right now.

  • Eclipse Square Uranus: Uranus will square the moon in Leo. With Uranus ruling Aquarius, we will be vulnerable to receiving mixed signals.  

Positive effects: we will feel alive, creative, inspired, and confident, which can allow us to have internal breakthroughs or radical observations.

Cautions: we may feel impulsive, reactive, and restless. Uranus rules creativity, rebellion, independence, and subconscious desires. Since Uranus will be squaring the eclipse, the worst of these behaviors may tempt us, but if aligned, we may receive new information or opportunity. It is likely something comes up or someone comes in that is surprising, triggering, irritating...or all of the above.

How to care for your energy

  • Focus on your alignment: Channel through writing. Do something thatโ€™s aligned with your values. Talk to people who light you up

  • Release energy in a healthy, invigorating or entertaining way: Go to a yoga class. Play a game. Dance around your house. Listen to a vinyl

  • Allow yourself to be creative: channel any surprising or unwanted energy into creativity. Draw, write, sign, paint, act, and celebrate!

Why You Should Travel in Your 20s

I spent the past two years wanting to see the world, but talking about it wasn't enough.

Finally, I stopped talking and thinking about it and started booking flights.

It took me awhile to realize that time is fleeting.

I have heard countless people say

"I will travel once I have money"

"I will travel once I retire."

"I will travel...someday."

Someday you say...but when is that?

Busan, South Korea 

Busan, South Korea 

Now, don't get me wrong. Not everyone wants to travel. Not everyone can leave their responsibilities, pack a backpack, and fly to the other side of the world.  In fact, I don't recommend that you do that at all...

but, that's just it. You may feel as though you have a crippling amount of responsibilities on your shoulders. Whether it's work, college, or just paying the bills - everyday tasks can paralyze us from thinking that we have the time or ability to do anything outside of our routine.

In reality though, when you are in your twenties, your responsibilities are laughable. You probably don't have a mortgage, you probably don't have a family to take care of, you probably don't have a company to run or a career to manage. Yes, its possible you have one or two of these responsibilities, but having all of these at once...in your twenties? Probably not. 

I know what you're thinking...but college and work are ENOUGH responsibility to handle. Yes, this is true. Again, I am not recommending to drop out of school or avoid getting an internship, what I am recommending, is to realize that your list of responsibilities will most likely grow as you get older and dive further into your career and family life. Starting a career or a family can be an extremely exciting time, but what you may not think about is that, once you focus your attention solely on this path, you will surely go down that path - as with anything in life, focus breeds attainment.

Once you go down that path - once you transition into that phase of your life - you may not be able to turn back, and you may be on that path of responsibility for the rest of your life.

The rest of your life? I know.. Crazy. But, it's true.

Think of someone older than you whom you admire in your life, whether that be a family member, a mentor, or a professor - this person may have a flourishing career, or incredible family life, or an admirable marriage- but they didn't wake up and become a professor or a parent. No, they spent the last decade or decades of their lives working toward the person who you look up to now. It is easy to look at these people and admire their lifestyles, but it is also easy to assume that while you are in your twenties, you should be focusing on getting to the same place where they are - and this is a risky misconception. 

And to that I say, slowwwwww dowwwwwwwn!

If you are in your twenties, you are still figuring your life out. You are exploring your career options, your relationship options, and most importantly, yourself. During this time, why limit yourself to the town, city, or even country you grew up in? The world is large and diverse. The world is full of opportunities. By assuming that you need to tie yourself down to a career, relationship, or lifestyle right now, you close doors of opportunities that you have not yet explored. 

Traveling is a life-changing experience that allows you to ask deeper questions and look further into life. Traveling enables the mind to see past limitations. 

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Yes, you can wait until you retire to go travel. But do you know exactly when that will be? Can you plan a trip today for 30 years in the future? Do you know what the economy will be like? Do you know what YOU will be like? No. None of us can see that far into the future. We can guess, we can imagine, but we cannot predict. What we can do though, is decide. We can decide to take action today, but only in the moment do we have this power. Only in the moment do we know the state of our own health, wealth, and wisdom. Only in the moment are we able to turn a vision or dream into action. 

So, what's stopping you?

Traveling does not have to be impulsive. By no means should you leave your responsibilities and go travel the world without any resources. (well, unless you're really an adrenaline junkie, then go for it.)

Traveling doesn't have to be unrealistic. It may take planning, researching, and preparing - but, it is totally possible. But with preparation, motivation, and a little risk, your travelling dreams don't have to be dreams.

The most important thing to remember is that despite the responsibilities you may have or you may think you have, there is no better time to travel than in your twenties; there is no better time than now.

So take the risk, make the leap, book the flights.