Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2017
Full Moon in Leo
Full Snow Moon
February 10/11, 2017
By Maharani Rutan©
As I began to write this I easily recalled my thoughts in my predictions of 2017 where I stated, “The structure of the family which is represented by Leo, spirituality represented by Pisces, and freedom and innovation are all part of this revolution.” (Read more here). Perhaps I was mistaken; maybe it is happening right now.
When I sat down to write this it was one night before Mercury finally stations and the clarity finally sets in. Perhaps it did for others too as we are in the middle of a revolution. But before anything can be re-organized we must understand that revolt will happen. Not everyone can adjust to change, and change is difficult. But this is what people voted for and this is what people wanted; or did they?
This is the stepping stone of a formation for a new nation through the Aquarius/Leo axis. Leo wants to be in charge and Aquarius wants the freedom so how can two worlds come together to form a union. The only way this can happen is to alter separate ego centrism from “I” thinkers to “We” the people. The first lunar eclipse of 2017 will do just that; opening our eyes while we hear the Lions roar.
The first penumbral lunar eclipse will not only open the door for the continual revolutions within our society but also to the structures of our family, especially Leo’s. This is the first in the series of eclipses that Leo’s will experience until 2018. On the other hand, the metamorphism is so huge that this eclipse is making it known to the whole world that it is here.
The way this eclipse will do this is by its visibility through most of North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. In the Vedic Philosophies it states that wherever the eclipse is visible it will affect the countries it impacts. The lunar eclipse will have a long enduring influence on all fixed signs due to its placement in Aquarius/Leo as both are in fixed signs; therefore all those under those signs (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus) will be magnified. I will go into more detail later into the blog. Even though the eclipse itself will be difficult to observe it will have a rippling effect on the collective beings of earth.
Unlike a total lunar eclipse or a partial eclipse, a penumbral lunar eclipse touches only the outer shadow of the earth and falls on the side of the moon. It’s almost as if it is a lunar eclipse but it is more refined, similar to the eclipse of August 2016 where it was almost an eclipse, yet not. However, we will see a shading of the moon while some will notice nothing at all. It is dramatic and it due to last about 4 to 4 and half hours from start to finish. To the human eye it may be seen only for an hour or two, depending upon the location.
The Penumbral Eclipse will begin its movement at approximately 5:34pm EST on February 10, 2017, 22:34 UTC time. As it continues to move, the moon will become full at approximately 7:33pm EST/4:33 PST. This will be the Maximum Eclipse and it will be visible in the Americas at that time. Leo Penumbral Eclipse will move away and ends at 9:53pm EST February 10, 2017, 02:53 UTC time. It is incredible as such a beautiful subtle eclipse as this has not been duplicated in the past.
We had a similar Lunar eclipse February 9, 2009 at 20-29 degrees in Leo. Hence, this year’s eclipse is at 22 degrees in Leo. Looking back at 2009, so many things are repeating again and again. The energy of the eclipse will be very intense and will be felt as early as 7-10 days prior to the eclipse and 7-10 days after for many, depending upon how intense the persons VPA chart is in areas of Aquarius/Leo. As a result, it places this energy around the 18th of February, just in time for another eclipse. But for now, let’s see how the comparison and overlay of history will impact our future.
Some of the topics in the United States that were focal points in 2009 included The William sisters playing against each other with Serena winning. (Have you seen the results this year? History has repeated) Unemployment was 7.6%. The first sextuplets were born in the United States but were turned into a reality TV show which flopped within months. Barack Obama took office in January 2009. Judge Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina to sit on the United State Supreme Court. Today, if President Trump can stop himself from sending troops anywhere February 15-19, 2017 and August of 2017 he will have changed history.
This eclipse is the re-stimulation, to some degree, of issues that were delegated in August 2008, and February of 2009. It is not an end of a cycle but a beginning of a new direction. Those issues were not settled; therefore the current focus will be primarily on home, family, and health. It may be that it will be an end of a relationship or a partner becomes apathetic. For fixed signs, and those that have Aquarius and Leo in their chart, it is advised to look at issues of August and September of 2008, and February of 2009. The universe is making sure you do not make the same mistakes again.
This is also a time that Aquarius/Leo’s are finding themselves; finding out who they are how they are in accordance with their relationships. Both Aquarius’ and Leo’s often worry about what others think, it is about looking inside and standing out for who they are. Original ingenuity are ideal to bring humility and work, independent of others.
The full moon or lunar eclipse is always about getting rid of the old to make room for the new. With a flip of a coin the best of both worlds will be at your fingertips. However, in the Vedic Philosophies we always recommend that people understand, and are warned to practice, the same rituals as advised during retrograde, but with even more discipline during the eclipse.
Do not sign any documents, began, reunite, or end any kind of relationships. Do not begin any projects that are crucial. Do not make any major purchases. I wish I could say do not make any major decisions 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the eclipse.
When a lunar eclipse occurs, the earth is transitory between the Sun and the Moon, producing the Full Moon that we are familiar with every month – but in this case, the configuration is faultless – the consultation of the Moon is ample. The force of the Full Moon is abundant, yet she is absolutely covered for a couple of hours by the earth’s shadow; however, this will be a near miss. The Sun and Moon inhabit opposite Astrological signs, therefore underlining the specific polarization characteristic in those signs.
During the epoch of consultation, the Moon’s encouraging light is temporary. We may experience a catastrophe of deficiency, and the specific sort of deficiency depends collectively upon the astrological sign in which the eclipse occurs, and personally upon the sign and houses it falls on. This eclipse is predominantly relationship oriented – and our connections with others can be separated, tested, or abruptly fused together as the shock calls one to action.
There is a deep concern for emotional states and desires within the context of the house, sign, and planetary aspects affected. To fully increase in value the potential of the lunar eclipse, we must search both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon is – we can confront our demons, old habits and fears, and where the Sun is we may find the means to embrace a release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding, and finding a balance in our lives.
Since Vedic Philosophies consider eclipses as a disturbance of the cosmos it is also determined that eclipses often set forth regeneration. Eclipse in a fire sign usually brings forth, to those countries where the eclipses are visible, things such as dissatisfaction of its people about the ruler, people becoming ill due to infections or unknown or incurable diseases, even death of an important person to that country. However, this is an axis taking into account two polarities.
Mixed with everything else is a sudden change of weather. Damage of produce and dairy due to pests or infestations, especially in farming areas, are also likely to happen during the lunar eclipse. However, all does not have to be disheartening; it is also a time that the universe will give its support to those that are humble in nature to be surprisingly ingenious and give them the strength and creativity to find the ideas they need to move forward in life. The same humble people will use their creativity to open those avenues which were not seen before, but this means to close the door to the mundane and take on a path of the unknown which can be frightening.
The Moon in Leo marks a time of determination and charisma. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates a guidance of cordiality, eagerness, and delight. People may feel inspired, gracious, and liberal. It is a good time to chase romance, be collective, and to help others. Like the Lion that denotes Leo, people may feel self-assured but also require gratitude and appreciation. Attention needs to be taken to avoid overemotional spectacles while attempting to clutch the limelight, or in management positions.
A Lunar Eclipse is considered by its influence on passionate feed-backs. Psychic feeling and mystical predispositions during a lunar eclipse occur because of the lunar energies. So take this energy and put it toward positive endeavors such as writing in your journal and embracing your feelings on paper. Remember, things that happen within the 3-week period of time during and after the eclipse usually have long lasting effect. If the eclipse happens on your sun it will have a great impact on your life, but if there is a clash it may be a difficult 6 months. To find out more about where your placements are I would suggest you speak to a western astrologer, either Leslie or Lee. If not, please refer to the link to find other recommended astrologers (here)
The power of this Full Moon and the eclipse can be particularly tough for those who were born under a Full Moon PHASE, as well those that have significant houses in Aquarius/Leo, not to mention those with fixed Sun Signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus).
The Leo energy can occasionally cause us to be more prejudiced, persistent, gratified, irritated, arrogant, narcissistic, and superior. It’s tougher (but not impossible) to make modifications or be flexible, since the Moon is the closest ‘Planet’ to Earth, and this satellite literally zips around the Zodiac, finalizing its circuit in less than a month. It also touches us more deeply than most Planets.
The information which I am about to present is not based upon western or eastern astrology rather; it is based upon a philosophy. This philosophy derives its roots on placeholders which use the methodology that there are no absolutes. Though astrology and numerology can be used as placeholders (like a name tag) the mixture is what makes a soul.
These are general tendencies based upon the methodology of VPA (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic) theories and not to be mistaken for astrology. Those that have had an opportunity to be in communication with me have had an opportunity to have their own charts done and I recommend that you now take this information and manipulate your columns to foretell your six-month outcome.
Primary placeholders that will be affected by this eclipse will be fixed signs therefore, I will be emphasizing Leo/Aquarius primary and move into those that may be least affected.
(Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus)
Leo: Welcome to your first eclipse. This is a journey of transformation for you. Jupiter is kissing your forehead with some wonderful financial opportunities if you choose to take them. Saturn is also kissing you. Education and learning pursuits are awesome for you. Relationships can be great as well if you don’t have trust issues. Prepare yourself to transform your physical appearance and introspect on an autonomous philosophy. Have a deeper understanding of who you are and where you are going. With the Aquarius axis there is a greater chance to become very fickle minded and yearning to make changes in relationships may force an alteration upon your appearance. If things are stable, then you will maintain effort, if not you might decide to leave it. There is a possibility to achieve good standing in the community as a whole.
Aquarius: This is not your eclipse however you will be affected as it is a transformative eclipse like no other. Look back the issues of the August 2016 eclipse (read more here). Saturn is not so bad for you since it has moved away from Scorpio. Things will start to get better in your professional life but your worrisome and emotional outbursts could cause problems with children and work. This could also cause problems and disturbance in your relationships, especially having to do with trust and constancy. Then again, if you could take that negative energy and place it where Jupiter wants you to, which is in research, you could find outstanding results. Don’t move or relocate in February, otherwise you will not be happy. Health related issues may cause you disturbance and you may rethink your relationship, asking if it is worth keeping. The focus is more on any kind of partnership and be careful, you may have enemies you may not be aware of. Finally, do not sign any legal documents.
Scorpio: You should be feeling much better. You have no eclipses; Saturn has now moved away for a short while (read about it here). But this does not mean certain aspects won’t affect you. Saturn now is testing your mental state of mind and if you are not careful it will affect your health. The problematic areas could be occupation, monies, diet, and dental issues. It’s time to count on you, not on others. But on the other hand Jupiter is kissing you and telling you to travel for work, or travel to school if you change your mind about what you want to study or what you want to do – its ok. Spring time is not a good time for an engagement or a relationship. Just wait, your time is coming. Be a little bit more patient with family and children. This eclipse wants you to build a foundation that is about honor, not about money. It is about your family, your own reputation and how people see you. Build the foundation but don’t let people walk over you.
Taurus: Mercury is still going to touch upon you in May, but it’s not entirely bad; sometimes you need that down time. Saturn has moved out of Scorpio and moving into Sagittarius. Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom to realize that we have to go through a reality check. Saturn may make you feel as though you don’t have the support you need, financially and emotionally, and finding a solution may be painful and slow. This may mean you may have to take a deeper spiritual journey that will bring up pain from the past. However, Jupiter in Virgo is still on your side, even if you find February and May to be profitable it may be slow, but you will be able to pay off some debts. Be careful of your health. It is time to get yourself involved in religious activities, reconsider how your emotions affect your subconscious and your relationships, the structure of your home, and the relationship with your family and your parents.
(Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini)
Though this eclipse may not have as significant role on you dear Pisces, just remember the universe is preparing you to end a cycle which began March 20, 2015 (read about it here). I spoke in-depth about your transformative eclipse in my predictive blog of 2017 (here). Now, you can join your fellow Virgo and breathe a sigh of relief. Dearest Virgo enjoy your time with Jupiter as pleasures of Jupiter continue to bless you until September 12, 2017 when you pass the torch to Libra. But as you know, you don’t like change and as a mutable sign, 3 to 4 times a year Mercury always stirs your feathers which rules Gemini. The only things Gemini’s are really affected by are those that might affect air signs.
Pisces: Your times of transformation are soon ending but remember, this eclipse is just as transforming since the effects are as crucial. The rooted issue of transformation is going to be your journey into the abyss. Don’t think negative of Saturn in Sagittarius; actually, Saturn is going to kiss you. Don’t get so jigged in the bitterness of what could, or should, have been; it’s a waste of time and energy. You will see that you will land a good job, but with it there is going to be heavy responsibility and lots of travel. You will be tired and frustrated. Don’t you love traffic? You have to decide what price will you pay. Do some spiritual works then decide, if not, the last eclipse will decide for you. Read about all your eclipses here and read about my predictions here.
Virgo: My dear Virgo your frustration, worries, and doubts are enough to cause IBS to anyone, but how come you don’t have it? Saturn in Sagittarius may cause you to feel insecurity in your employment. At times you may feel unacknowledged, misjudged, an unnecessary heaviness, and discouraged. These punishing circumstances may possibly source an interruption away from work too. Unnecessary repairs, health of a mother, and personal relationships may bring sadness. Do not take out any loans unless it is an emergency. At the same time, Jupiter is fighting Saturn for you. If are planning a family, there is a strong indication of this. Use your mind for Judgement, don’t take chances. Keep your emotions in check as emotional outbursts could cause some problems. You must adapt to new circumstances and responsibilities at work, and take time to retreat and get rest. This eclipse will ask the question to what lengths will you go to accomplish what you want?
Sagittarius: Now that Saturn has moved from Scorpio to your sign, believe me when I tell you it does not have to be bad (read more about it here). Saturn is a hard teacher but he gives wonderful gifts. Saturn may cause emotional, physical, and professional ups and downs. There can be some ego issues. Sometimes your marriage may suffer and unnecessary arguments may be possible. At the same time, Jupiter is fighting for you too; this is one of those favorable times in your professional life. If you decide to change a job or business its ok. But don’t move now or start any kind of educational stuff; even try not to sit for any exams as I can’t say you will have good results. Sagittarius loves to travel so go and have fun. This is a time to experience what the meaning of everything is; go for a long journey, explore new worlds “boldly go where no man has ever gone before.” On earth silly. Explore and have fun.
Gemini: Be careful as Mercury could cause some problems, but also be careful of ego too. There may be some burden at work and you may even have to be more mobile. Personal and family relationships will need to be handled with kid gloves. If you continue like this, you will have stomach related issues; remember, your body is an incubator to your soul and Saturn is going to make you know this. Jupiter has been giving you luck but now you may have some issues with Jupiter. Your home or vehicle may cause problems and financial expenses may cause problems this spring. You must invest more time in religious studies. It is time to change your thinking patterns and the way you communicate. Be careful of gossip and there is plenty of travel.
(Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer)
Though this eclipse is not directly impacting you Aries, but indirectly you will be impacted. Right now you may be on an invisible high with Mars in Aries followed by Venus in Aries. By the time this eclipse comes let’s see how you feel. But I believe your fellow Capricorn is feeling much better as Jupiter in Virgo may be treating them better. Libra is done with the eclipse stage and in September they will get the glowing torch from Virgo to have abundance. But poor Cancers will go through their own transformation in 2018. So right now margaritas are quite appropriate for them.
Aries: Even though this eclipse is not impacting you directly, as a fire sign you will be impacted indirectly. Perhaps Mars and Venus are treating you kindly, but everything must be in moderation. Saturn in Sagittarius is not so bad for you, actually it may bring some great opportunities. If you have been looking for employment it is on its way, but don’t expect that it is going to be an easy transition as it will come with plenty of expectations. There is possibility of work in another country or related to a different culture. It is time to grow up and be more optimistic, Jupiter is not on your side. Though you have not been taking good care of yourself I can’t say much about your health. Difficulties at your existing work may cause issues if you stay. You may become too emotional with friends and coworkers; you need to be careful. Give to others with your heart otherwise you will not get what you need.
Capricorn: I can truly say your worrisome nature is just as bad as Virgo’s but your spunk is something out of this world. It has been a hard road for you. Because you work as hard as Virgos do, Saturn is now questioning you. Efficiency in your occupation may be at its all-time low because of a need for rest and sleep. Your habit of overthinking, doubts, and overanalyzing has to stop now; it’s causing pressure. Though Jupiter would like to be your friend, you may be your worst enemy. The added pressure may cause you to be a little sharp with people because of invisible adversaries, that do not exist, which are eventually causing you illness. Instead, put your focus on your finances and save for a rainy day. It is time to heal and transform. It is time to look inwards and find out who you are and be honest with yourself in order to change.
Libra: You do not have any eclipses and it’s a matter of going through the motions. However, now is the time to transform as you must be worthy enough to carry the torch of Jupiter in the fall. This means you cannot carry the past baggage with you, it’s too heavy. Put aside the anxieties and doubts of your employment and I would not be surprised if your new position takes you to places you have never been before as Saturn sets the stage to give you the gifts it has promised you. Remember, Saturn was about family, work, and who you are, so they may be a calling soon. Jupiter, however, is not sympathetic with you. It may be because you may have indulged or had some sort of an egotistical attitude indicating that it’s time to go into a possible hermit mode. The only thing Jupiter will help with is your health if you have been ill. It’s really time to just get out and get creative. It is time to consider personal growth. Cherish the friends who are there for you and leave behind those that do not support you.
Cancer: Enjoy the margaritas while you can. Next year your eclipses will transform you. It’s now time to accept everything with gratitude, especially when the great teacher, Saturn, is on your side by giving you professional growth, clearing away debris you have been facing, paying off debts, or a new job. On top of that, you have been double kissed by Jupiter. Good work on your ethics. A few marriage glitches may happen, but nothing you can’t handle. Family and personal relationships may go well. You will now have the ability to feel financially secure and to feel safe and sound; wow, is there any more sugar I can put on this cake?
What I have presented are general tendencies based upon VPA. Each individual’s characteristics will be different depending upon the individual VPA chart. This is not astrology and I highly suggest if you need an astrological reading to contact Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwater, or any of my other recommend Astrologers here. If you are looking for a Vedic Astrologer, those readings are very complex and could take up to 30 days.
Moon in Leo means you may have a sensitive need to sparkle and be admired by others. You may express your feelings in a childlike manner – either spiritedly or theatrically. You have a natural attraction with children. You have an ability for shaping and leading. You nurture others by giving admiration and cheering them to be robust, brave, and courageous. You view your mother as a majestic, intense or respected person, and look for freedom, cordiality, and power in that relationship.
During the Lunar Eclipse we must try to look at life in a different aspect. You might want to re-write the aspirations like this: “I need help in forming what I vision of and power to manifest happiness through this process. I need the information to love more and the ability to engage in a positive environment.”
Moon in Leo is Playful, Bold, Dramatic, Managerial, Organized, AND MOODY. It is my suggestion that you purchase a Yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with Orange and Rosemary Oil and chant Psalm 65. Chant, in silence, Psalm 40 three times. Allow yourself to chant these words every night until the next moon cycle and let the glory of the higher power enter your body, mind and soul.
The Lunar eclipse also needs extra care. For this lunar eclipse purchase a mauve candle, carve your name through to the wick, anoint the candle with passion fruit oil, and chant Psalm 51.
There are four mantras for this eclipse; 2 for the lunar eclipse (one difficult and one easy) and 2 for the full moon in Leo. It is recommended that these mantras be a course of your daily habits until 2018.
In addition to these mantras, I recommend a Vedic Spiritual Bath; though this year’s recipes are not available to the public, those that did receive it please follow it.
Lunar Eclipse (Moon)
Om Chandrakia Namaha
(om Cha n dra Kee Ya Na Ma Ha)
Om shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah
Om Hreeng Shreeng Sauh
(oooommmm Hriiiing Shriiing Saaauuuhh)
Om Hariharaya Balamukundaya Namaha
This Siddha mantra uses the universal fundamentals that oversee each chakra: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. The purpose of this mantra is the to keep us in balance and from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy. This mantra will aid significantly in the peaceable and pleasant transition to new and positive energy states. With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is the slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.
Please Note: I do not claim to be a Western or a Vedic Astrologer nor have the honors or academia to be titled as such. I am a Certified Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Reader. My metaphysical interpretations are based upon Science, Nature, Karma, Astrology, Numerology, Dharma, Ayurvedic, Philosophies, Universal, and many other facets to bring collected elucidations of potential conduits rather than absolutes.
I have already started accepting appointments for those who have Leo in their 1st, 7th and 10th house for February 12 and 13, 2017. If you have had readings from me in the past look in your email box for your special message.
Wishing you the most blessed eclipse. Remember that we will have another eclipse in less than 2 weeks which will affect everyone.
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