The Solar Eclipse will move across the continental United States from 10:15 am entering Oregon to 2:50 pm exiting South Carolina. Once the eclipse passes by, the Moon will be in the New Moon phase, which will be the ideal time to make and write down New Moon Wishes. I wrote a series on New Moon Wishes based on the work of Jan Spiller. Below is the previous post on writing New Moon Wishes for Leo. This eclipse/New Moon will occur at 28 degrees 52 minutes of Leo, and thus impact the area of your chart ruled by the sign of Leo. Also, if you know your chart and you have any points at 26 to 30 degrees of a sign, then this eclipse will have a stronger impact on you than others. Of significant note for the United States, the current president has an Ascendant of 29 degrees Leo, so this eclipse will have a strong impact on his energy. For the most commonly used United States chart (the Sibley chart), the US Moon is at 27 degrees of Aquarius, forming in a very tight “opposition” with the eclipse (opposition alignments which occur at 180 degrees between two points seek balance). It will also be in an “inconjunct” (150 degree) relationship with the US Pluto, which is at 27 degrees of Capricorn. Charlottesville is likely to be the tip of a very big iceberg around issues that call for leadership at all levels of government and business. This eclipse will be filled with “defining” moments for leaders and for the places in your life where you lead.
Before re-posting the New Moon Wishes explanation, let me give a quick explanation of where your defining moment is likely to occur if you know your chart.
Leo ruling your 1st House – your defining moment will have to do with your identity and how you present and are perceived by the world around you.
Leo ruling your 2nd House – your defining moment will have to do with how you get your needs met and how you use your personal resources to take care of yourself.
Leo ruling your 3rd House – your defining moment will have to do with your understanding of the world immediately around you, your friendships and interactions with the people in your daily life and how you communicate with others and interpret them.
Leo ruling your 4th House – your defining moment will have to do with your family and your role in your family.
Leo ruling your 5th House – your defining moment will have to do with your creativity, desires, and performance in the world.
Leo ruling your 6th House – your defining moment will have to do with your health and skills you use to be successful in life.
Leo ruling your 7th House – your defining moment will have to do with your supportive relationships, with teachers, co-workers, or marriage partner; those relationships that help you get along in life.
Leo ruling your 8th House – your defining moment will have to do with your intimate relationship, the person or people you allow into your private world.
Leo ruling your 9th House – your defining moment will have to do with your beliefs and philosophical understanding of the world around you.
Leo ruling your 10th House – your defining moment will have to do with your career and what you do to prosper in this life.
Leo ruling your 11th House – your defining moment will have to do with your community and your role in it.
Leo ruling your 12th House – your defining moment will have to do with your spirituality and life purpose.
New Moon Wishing
Now, to the task of New Moon wishing, which is the work of Jan Spiller in her book New Moon Astrology. Based on Spiller’s research and her experience she has found that writing down wishes up to 48 hours after the New Moon can empower them to come to fruition. The most powerful time, however, is within 8 hours after the New Moon has arrived. Second, it is important to know which sign the New Moon is in so you can word the wishes in line with the sign’s energy. Since the energy will be in Leo, wishes should reflect creative pursuits, recognition, performance, children, play, and playmates (lovers).
For best results Spiller advises hand writing your wishes and keeping them in a sacred place (a box or drawer by your bedside or in your bedroom). Begin with “I wish …” or “I want …” and a good Leo one might be, “I wish to see my hard work recognized with praise and improved compensation.” or “I want to be able to laugh and feel playful at heart when I experience the opportunity to do so.” Usually 3 to 6 wishes per New Moon is a good number; Spiller says that some can activate within the 29 day cycle and others may take much longer, depending on the type of wish. And like the concept of Law of Attraction, doing work to help the wishes along is important. If wishing for positive recognition in your work, then make yourself visible (like sitting the front of the classroom instead of the back).