Maybe you know the phrase „once in a blue moon“. It means rarely, once in a very long time. Well, I have some news for you: Wednesday, January 31st, there is a Blue Moon – the appearance of a second full moon in the same calendar month. After the Full Moon in Cancer (January 2nd), on January 31st there is a Full Moon in Leo.

The last blue moon was in July 2015. The next one will be pretty soon: on March 2018.

This Wednesday, there is also the first total lunar eclipse of 2018, visible in North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic and Antarctica.

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Full Moon in Leo: Find your Own Truth!

The Full Moon in Leo (Sun in Aquarius opposite Moon in Leo) announces a good time for self-expression, creativity and originality. Establishing and maintaining a connection with yourself, with your inner self, represents the main message of this Full Moon. This idea is well expressed by the following Zen story:

The Zen teacher’s dog loved his evening romp with his master. The dog would bound ahead to fetch a stick, then run back, wag his tail, and wait for the next game. On this particular evening, the teacher invited one of his brightest students to join him – a boy so intelligent that he became troubled by the contradictions in Buddhist doctrine.

«You must understand», said the teacher, «that words are only guideposts. Never let the words or symbols get in the way of truth. Here, I’ll show you».

With that the teacher called his happy dog.

«Fetch me the moon», he said to his dog and pointed to the full moon.

«Where is my dog looking?» asked the teacher of the bright pupil.

«He’s looking at your finger».

«Exactly! Don’t be like my dog. Don’t confuse the pointing finger with the thing that is being pointed at. All our Buddhist words are only guideposts. Every man fights his way through other men’s words to find his own truth».

The Blue Moon in Leo for Each Zodiac Sign

Aries: Be creative in love and find creative ways to show people that you love them! There is no need to wait for Valentine’s Day to declare your love – do it now!

Taurus: Decorating home is a good idea, for today. Surround yourself with things you love! Personalize your kitchen, your bedroom, your office and every place where you spend much time!

Gemini: Find a way to say more with fewer words. Most Geminis are gifted speakers, but there is always place for improvement. Express yourself!

Cancer: Unleash your creativity at work. A first step is to understand that every product or service can be done better.

Leo: Put yourself first! Otherwise, you won’t help anyone else and you’ll just accumulate frustration.

Virgo: Whatever you do, do on your own! You have to learn to trust your own decisions. Forget society’s expectations!

Libra: Today, it is a good idea to knowingly break a rule. The feeling will be great – a real sensation of freedom. Of course, you have to start with small things – don’t do something that can cost you money or freedom!

Scorpio: Today, you’re in the spotlight, whether you like it or not. Take advantage with the situation and prove your skills!

Sagittarius: Your adventurous side takes control. Celebrate it and do something wild!

Capricorn: There is a high level of financial stress. Probably you created some bad spending habits and it is a good time to change them.

Aquarius: Surprise your partner; come with some creative romantic ideas! Aquarius’s originality and authentic style will help you make the best choice.

Pisces: Old habits are hard to break, but this is what you have to do, today – change especially the habits that affect your health. Listening to your own body and its signals will make the difference.

In February 2018, there is no Full Moon. The next Full Moon in the Full Moon in Virgo (Sun in Pisces opposite Moon in Virgo), on March, 2nd, 2018.

Moon Phases in 2018: Full Moon Calendar