Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy and rewarding 2019.

There will be a total lunar eclipse starting (in Ireland) late night on January 20th and continuing to early am January 21st – from 2:36 am to 7:48 am.

Eclipses happen 4 to 6 times a year and come in pairs or threes. This is the second eclipse and first lunar of 2019. It is visible in Ireland.

Astrologically, eclipses are turning points and often open and close doors and offer new directions in our lives. They challenge and push us into action or offer answers and clear signs for where to go next or where not to go – which is ultimately positive.

Because there is so much change and movement at these times, we can feel confused or stressed and even if we don’t, we will witness it in the world around it. The dust settles around a week after so things that may appear problematic now will be more clear after January 28th. Solar eclipses (there was one on January 6th) occur at the time of the new moon and open the doors to new beginnings. They can shock us into seeing things differently which can be stressful at the time but ultimately leads us to action and better things.

Lunar eclipses happen at the time of the full moon. They give us a glimpse of what Carl Jung called our ‘shadow-self’. This can be challenging but is ultimately a great opportunity to improve ourselves. Understanding that we have base emotions gives us greater humility, empathy and compassion for others and helps us see where we need to work to make us better people. It also gives us insights into how others see us which can help us improve our relationships.

The unexamined life is not worth living – Plato

This coming lunar eclipse offers us a powerful opportunity to examine ourselves, our life and our motives and is a great chance for powerful self-discovery. Eclipses are also a great time to meditate.

For full details of the timing of the eclipse in Ireland (and around the world), visit: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/@2963597