The Stars (and Moon) Are Aligning to Take Your Confidence Sky-High This Week
So, what's going to happen when we have a blue moon, a supermoon and a lunar eclipse all at the same time this week? Rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi is here to sort it out for you and offer up some celestial wisdom—with a wellness twist. (Hint: You're going to want to book a solid workout for Tuesday.)
Monday, January 29
With the blue moon, supermoon, lunar eclipse happening this week, brace yourself. This ain't your average Monday. Today the waxing gibbous moon travels through sensitive Cancer. Emotions may run high—especially as the intensity of the eclipse, which happens on Wednesday, sets in. So go easy on yourself. Practice self-love, self-care, and self-compassion. Come home to yourself and your body with kindness. Try to feel your feelings without becoming your emotions. Give them space.
Tuesday, January 30
As the moon transitions from Cancer into Leo today, now's the time to fire up your workout. With Mars, the planet of ambition and drive, situated at 2 degrees of Sagittarius making a manifesting trine to the moon today too (the moon moves into Leo at 1:52 p.m. EST), plan on getting your a sweat session in. Though I caution: You may feel the urge to push it to your edge, but you could potentially overdo it. Stay mindful, patient, and connected to what's the appropriate range of effort for you today. You don't need to go 110 percent to get results.
Wednesday, January 31
Drum roll, please. Today we have the second full moon of the month, a supermoon, lunar eclipse at 11 degrees of Leo. Happening at 8:26 a.m. EST, this full moon might unleash a little drama (it's in the sign of Leo after all, and particularly close to planet Earth to boot). That said, let it be fun and express yourself with love. Since it's a Leo full moon, pull out the stops when it comes to how you dress and step into your bravado. Let yourself be seen, and noticed.
From a practical perspective, this eclipse may ask you to release something in your life that's not working. If you realize you're holding onto anything too tight and you need to release it, try not to grip. Trust that it's time to let it go. When it comes to having a spiritual practice that honors the moon's phases, set an altar for yourself and ask to be guided to your next right action. Notice how this full moon feels for you and make a vow to yourself about how you wish to evolve on your spiritual journey.
Thursday, February 1
Full-moon hangover? Having been teaching women for almost two decades how to work with the phases of the moon, I can attest, it's a real thing—especially if you don't sleep well at the time of the full moon (and many people don't). So go easy today. Give yourself breaks. If things feel emotional, take plenty of space to purge your feelings. As the moon moves into Virgo later in the day (at 2:12 p.m. EST), it's a call to action to get organized. Embrace the fastidious nature of a Virgo moon to situate (or re-situate) to your post-eclipse reality. Whether anything in your life tangibly changed or not, taking time to organize your environment provides grounding tonight.
Friday, February 2
With the first weekend of February quickly approaching, we arrive at Imbolc, a day that marks the halfway point of winter (for those in the north) or the halfway point of summer, for those in the south. Regardless of your hemisphere, today marks a turning point in the season. So use this day as a re-dedication to what's most pure in your heart. Who are you? What's your authentic truth? So often we shortchange the meaning of health by hyper-fixating on methods of consumption, but true health requires honoring your core values. Let this precious day invite you to what you are most dedicated to this lifetime. Meditate on and commit to your values.
Saturday, February 3
With Mercury now exalted in the sign of Aquarius and making an energizing angle to Mars, your mind moves fast—and so does your intuition. While this may bring breakthroughs, be mindful of moving too fast as well. Notice if urgency is your drug of choice. Practicing meditation goes a long way today. If you find yourself a little too ready with need-it-like-yesterday mania driving you, take a step back and slow down. Instead, focus on receiving guidance and pacing yourself when it comes to implementation. Trust that you have everything you need.
Sunday, February 4
Take time to digest the week you've had. The eclipse came and went—what impact did it have on your life? Eclipse energy can be intense physically, so spend extra time today focusing on building your immunity. You might want to try yoga nidra, yin yoga, or a restorative practice as well as a way of nourishing your nervous system. Epsom salt baths may also support you to clean and clear that which does not belong to you. With Venus making an awkward angle to Jupiter, now's the time for mindful self-care to its fullest extent.
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.
For some next-level self-care, a trip to one of these "unplugging" meccas could be just what you need. Or go for the old reliable: a long soak in a hot bath.
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