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The Penumbral* Lunar Eclipse will begin at 5:34 p.m. EST today, February 10, 2017, and be at its maximum at 7:43 p.m. EST. The full moon could occur as late as February 11, 2017 in some parts of the world.

With an eclipse there is always a full moon. A Full Moon defines the culmination of efforts that we have made towards our focused objectives. We reap the fruits of our labours and collect what is rightfully ours. If we put forth the appropriate effort, we can achieve considerably during this cycle.

As mentioned during this Full Snow Moon, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. An eclipse will have a lasting effect on us for as many months as the eclipse lasts in hours. So if it lasts 3 ½ hours, its energies will affect us for 3 ½ months.

This eclipse will be in the sign of Leo at 22 degrees. Any planets or angles in your birth chart that are close to this degree will also be affected. This eclipse will bring to the surface our leadership abilities and at the same time enhance our caring nature. We will want to nurture others during this time. Some might consider our honest and forthright approach as a result of this full moon/eclipse influence as “tough love”. This lunar cycle actually works to make you strong and whether this comes from internal sources or from someone else, you may not always like what you hear, but the energies are there to make you stand up for yourself in the face of adversity, if need be.

You may want a certain amount of control over life’s situations, especially if you have Pluto or Saturn in or close to the same degree. Watch for a strong ego drive if power is what you search for. Power should be directed outward where you can help others. Your own needs, although important, might have to go by the wayside as caring for others is part of this process. Do not look for ego fulfillment either and do not ask for anything in return. Flow with the energies at hand.

Uranus is also in trine to this configuration which could bring out the inventive side of our nature or events. You might discover parts of yourself that was previously hidden and although these characteristics could be considered somewhat eccentric, nonetheless they are viable character traits that might serve a real purpose right now. You may find that you go in new directions and try to cut off those that tend to hinder your progress. Breaking free of restrictions is part of the process and beginning anew is in your sights. Watch for becoming overly rebellious and too unconventional in your own personal beliefs. You may not be fully understood by others and your visions may be futuristic.

Jupiter is also part of the unfolding process and is in sextile to this configuration. This adds potential to the overall conditions and offers some luck in achieving your goals. Make sure that your focus is selfless in nature and that the outcome of this focus will affect the many and not just the few.

Jupiter offers expansion and highlights growth on many levels, especially where religious doctrines are found or when spirituality is what you are looking for.

Enjoy this Leo Full Snow Moon/ Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Make the best of the energies. It offers great potential for those evolved enough to find its true meaning. Check to see what houses are affected by this position of the Moon. The house will provide you with details about what area of life will be involved during this time.

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(*) the partial or imperfect shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body, as a planet, where the light from the source of illumination is only partly cut off (


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