This Lunar Eclipse Wants You To Work Hard and Play Hard

By Brittany Binowski

On January 18, 2019

In Astrology

This Lunar Eclipse Wants You To Work Hard and Play Hard

The total lunar eclipse in Leo happens on January 20, 2019 at 9:15 p.m. PT is all about infusing your work with play and your life with some enjoyment. It’s time to have some fun!

If you are wondering why this is, it’s so you can accomplish those big tasks and responsibilities that may have been weighing heavily on your shoulders, but all with a bit more pep in your step. You (or others) may do something unexpected to help find that happiness you seek, or you may discover some insights that arise out of the blue about what you need to do to enjoy life more. Whatever comes up, though, it all looks positive.

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Jupiter will be conjunct with Venus at this full moon lunar eclipse in the expansive, and lucky sign of Sagittarius, which can also bring lots of help from your friends. Expect them to increase your excitement, encourage you to do new things, and improve your morale. Just try not to let your mind get the best of you. With Mercury conjunct the south node in Capricorn, your thoughts could run wild about some big plans you have, some difficult things you need to do, or other important matters. Your words could also come on strong.

Even though you are right in thinking that discipline and dedication are needed to put your life in the place you want it to be, moderation will necessary. No one can work all day, every day, even if they wanted to. It’s necessary for everyone to take a break to focus on other things. This full moon lunar eclipse in Leo is that downtime or the distraction you may need.

This is the last eclipse, solar or lunar, to occur in the signs of Leo and Aquarius until about 8 years from now when the lunar nodes will return. The eclipses in these signs, which took place over the past year and a half, may have required you to sacrifice some big ideas you had about life in order to do what makes you happy.  The most recent eclipse that occurred earlier this month in Capricorn, was all about doing the hard work to create a life or reputation for the things you recently realized your heart truly desires. For the next year and a half, eclipses will continue in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn.


It’s time to be a warrior for your own happiness at this full moon lunar eclipse in Leo. Do what you love and enjoy, and don’t be afraid to take a stand for yourself. This may feel difficult when you have so many responsibilities weighing on your shoulders in your personal life and career, but it will also help to ease the burden. It is time to see your life and yourself in new and different ways and to do more things that excite you. Traveling or studying could also be good at this time.


It’s all about your home in every sense of the word—where you live, who you live with, and what in your life sustains you emotionally. Create a safe space to allow you to be who you are, especially at this full moon lunar eclipse. It could be difficult to feel settled with lots of new things going on, or a recent move but learn to take comfort where you can find it, and make a home wherever you are. This may require you to re-adjust some of your goals for the future in the process.

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It is time to do what you love best—communicate! It could be difficult with some significant responsibilities regarding money and relationships weighing heavily on your shoulders that you don’t want to address but talking about these things will help you to make sure your life is going in a direction that you actually like. A few key people can help you to advance toward your dreams. You may also surprise yourself by seeking out new friends for support.


This full moon lunar eclipse is all about you —your money, your needs, and your talents—and learning to be confident with those things. Sure, it could feel weird to put yourself first, with so many other people demanding your time and attention, and with your desire to have or maintain good relationships. But securing your own needs will be crucial to increase your reputation or social standing. A new job or set of daily routines may help.

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This full moon lunar eclipse in your sign is all about doing what you do best and that’s enjoying life! And also showing everyone else how it is done. You may still have some worries, fears, or concerns about your health or some big things you are doing at work for your job, but try not to think of those for right now. Instead, focus on what you can do to bring more happiness and enjoyment in your life, even if it means doing something new or different.


A lot is going on internally for you to overcome the past and get right with yourself, and that could feel daunting. After all, you just want to have fun, pursue more romance, or see an important passion project take off. But before that can happen, you must figure out what you need to do to be more at peace. It may involve you making a significant change with your relationships, moving homes, or adjusting your emotions to accommodate different circumstances.


The future is a hard thing to pin down or predict, but the good news is that you don’t need to see the future clearly. All you need to do is feel into it, and focus on creating the things that make you happy, and the rest will come. You may feel unsettled in this process as many things around you change, but if you communicate clearly about your needs, your work, and your daily routines, things should become easier.

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Be the leader that you are meant to be in your career, but also steer your life in a new direction you enjoy. It could be difficult to communicate about what you feel, desire, or need in a more lighthearted sense, but if you let other people in on what you are thinking, it should all work out. You have lots of support to make the things you enjoy manifest. It is possible a new financial opportunity could also appear.


It is time to get carried away with a new passion or project, or to finally embark on a new trip or course of study that you really do enjoy! You could be worried about your finances, or if you have what it takes to do this new thing. But know that you will have what you need when you need it. Your sense of home and your personal identity is expanding to include new things. A move may also be in store.


Change is the name of the game. That could feel difficult when you are trying your best to commit to a new self or sense of identity and get your own life in order. But some adjustments need to be made! And issues with money and relationships must be addressed too. Conversations about the past or what you are feeling inside will be necessary to help you move on and be happy.

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Let yourself enjoy some time with the important people in your life or a few key relationships. There could be some emotional things emotionally or the past weighing on you, but it might help to put some of those things aside for now or to think about them differently. Other people can help you to envision a new future yourself, meet new friends, and commit to some new goals you feel more confident about.


Use this full moon lunar eclipse to have some fun at your job or do some serious self-care! That could feel a little opposite of your goals in life at the moment, but it can help to make the journey to your dreams achieved, much easier. You, too, should have some good luck in your career and put your life in the direction you desire.

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