The first of the four lunar eclipses expected this year will take place on January 10, 2020. This is a penumbral eclipse, in which the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow creating a penumbra on 90% of its surface.
This phenomenon causes changes in people’s behaviour. It is especially sensitive to the psychological and emotional traits of each zodiac sign.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through one of the Earth’s shadows. During a total lunar eclipse, from the Moon’s perspective, the Sun is completely blocked by the Earth, which radiates the light diverted by the atmosphere in refraction that causes a very characteristic reddish colour, which is called a Blood Moon.
During a penumbral eclipse, however, the Sun is only partially blocked and it still lights up the Moon, whose surface is slightly darkened as it passes through the edge of the Earth’s shadow. This phenomenon is hardly perceptible to the human eye, but it has a significant impact on our mood.
The Moon is one of the most sensitive stars in the sky. It is associated with the past and safety and, as a regent planet, it conveys great emotional intensity. Therefore, this lunar eclipse will trigger, as usual, important changes in the psyche.
When the Moon is stable, it provides good luck, spiritual balance and health, but, when it suffers an eclipse, it can cause stress, bad temper and depression. It also alters the hormonal cycle, especially in women, and it can lead to temporary delusions.
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The lunar eclipse on January 10, 2020, will last 4 hours and 5 minutes overall, but no side of the Moon will be completely shadowed. The last total lunar eclipse took place in January 2019 and will not be repeated until May 26, 2021.
In this case, the beginning of the penumbral eclipse on January 10, 2020, will begin at 17:07:45 UTC and end at 21:12:19 UTC, reaching its maximum at 19:09:59 UTC. This time, the eclipse will be visible from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Africa, as well as some parts of South America (the far northwest of Brazil) and some of the United States. The phenomenon may go unnoticed if you do not pay special attention. In addition to this eclipse, there will be three others throughout the year: on June 5, July 5, and November 30.
On the astrological plane, on that day, Mercury, Pluto and Saturn will be positioned opposite the Moon. Therefore, it will be a moment of great confrontation and tension everywhere. The January penumbral eclipse can cause melancholy and depressive periods.
Lunar eclipses do not affect everyone in the same way. When it comes to the penumbral eclipse on January 10, 2020, it will have a special impact on Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, but the important thing is to turn opportunities into positive aspects.
Aries’ world is shaken by a sudden change of plans and trends. Their faith is threatened and their beliefs are questioned, which forces them to open new paths and embrace new possibilities with an open mind and a devoted heart.
The energy of this zodiac sign gives them a great advantage over this phenomenon, but they should not underestimate the emotional power of the Moon. Everything that was planned can fall apart and, in particular, the field of love and friendship can present significant challenges.
The lunar eclipse on the Cancer-Capricorn axis will help you on January 10, 2020, to develop your powers of seduction in order to strengthen your love and friendship bonds. Although this zodiac sign will be more influenced by solar eclipses during the calendar year, in this case, they may experience some old insecurities related to emotional aspects.
Particularly, Taurus natives may be affected by old complexes that prevent them from bringing out the best in themselves. When it comes to work, shared projects and partnership will attract greater benefits than making demands. This is not a time for significant investments.
Venus’ impact on Gemini’s orbit softens the effects of the lunar eclipse, which still affects its constellation in a special way. Professional projects may suffer a setback that triggers stress and personal frustration.
At the beginning of this year, it is important that Gemini natives avoid showing their more competitive side and learn how to recognize their own limits. Love can be the refuge of your ailments. When you feel sad and depressed, you must take advantage of the shiny brilliance offered by Venus: embarking upon a love conquest will be the best way to fight against the influence of the eclipse.
Cancer’s vulnerability increases, but their nostalgia becomes somehow more optimistic than usual: what usually ends up as wounding melancholy, during this eclipse, it acquires great intellectual height that allows them to sort out memories and experiences.
It’s a very positive period for Cancer natives to resettle to their lifestyle and finally find their place among so much chaos. Controlling emotions and avoiding temptations can be, during this period, the right thing to do to prioritize the mastery of reason and to favour, in a practical way, productive and lasting relationships.
Leo natives can take advantage of their own essence if they strive to show their brightest side. The transit of Venus favours the development of their love skills, although the penumbral eclipse threatens to take their passions to the extreme and fall into dangerous excesses.
The eclipse influences Leo especially when it comes to work, which is also affected by the presence of Saturn in Taurus, which complicates transactions. This is not a favourable month for business, but it is for expanding human relations and strengthening the aspects of organisms that, until now, were blocked.
Virgo natives have an especially hard time during the lunar eclipse in Cancer, which will be perceived due to the increase of their stress level and worsening of their frustrations. Virgo natives have to avoid obsessing overwork and to strive to seek the support of their loved ones in their saddest moments. The familiar circle is considered the strongest support of this zodiac sign.
The women of the family are particularly suited for accompanying Virgo in this painful transit. It will be a very special moment to reinforce humility and learn great life lessons: generosity and honesty.
The astral aspects present a more relaxed outlook for Libra natives, who will be benefited by the good running of their projects, the strengthening of personal relationships and the slight remission of symptoms threatening their health.
All this creates the conditions for starting the year filled with optimism, enough to drown any effect that the lunar eclipse can have over Libra’s life. The transit of Venus not only reinforces their self-esteem and their seduction skills but also their psychic powers and those qualities that make them special in their workplace.
The slump in morale these days can lead to usual body ailments: the connection between your state of mind and your physical condition becomes more intense. Striving to seize the moments of joy and to find happiness in small details is your salvation during a time that is usually prone to sadness and pessimism.
In love, there are not very favourable signs during this lunar eclipse. When it comes to money, some expected payments may be delayed more than usual, which can cause anxiety. Take some time to calm and balance your mind.
This is the time to reinforce your own interests, especially in the economic sphere, and to redirect personal relationships towards a more sincere and honest attitude. It is time to get away from some people who do not bring you anything positive and spend more time with those who can make you experience an inner change towards satisfaction.
However, the penumbral eclipse also threatens to emphasize dangerous emotional aspects for the progress of your finances: recklessness, selfishness and excessive ambition push you to the edge of the abyss. Giving them up will be difficult, but rewarding.
This January 2020, Capricorn natives take on an exciting path to personal growth that can end up in something very big if they set aside all their prejudices. During this January eclipse, the inner changes may appear as an initial shock, but you will soon understand their progress as a call to develop your spiritual greatness.
From then on, Capricorn natives will feel pushed into an ideal introspection exercise to settle old scores with themselves, as well as learn to forgive old mistakes and to give others much more than they are willing to secure for themselves.
Aquarius natives will show themselves in a more natural way to others, which allows them to take advantage of their qualities with more freedom and confidence. Although there may be a break-up of good friendships, there is also a reinforcement of social expansion and enthusiasm for projects. Therefore, this is a key time to meet people and come up with bold ideas.
Try not to abandon the people around you. Throw yourself openly into conquering new hearts and unexplored terrain, but try to prevent the penumbral eclipse from obscuring your bond with your friends as well. Take care of them.
There is trouble when it comes to love relationships as well as complications of some aspects of work, but they are only a stimulus for the discovery of new priorities. Sort out your needs and focus all your energy on solving the problems that overwhelm you.
This January penumbral eclipse has a special impact on Pisces’ soul, which is tempted to put an end to everything and start from scratch. Do not rush, the peak of the moment is near, but it requires your patience. Making use of your strength to face problems in a rational way guarantees the seizing of future opportunities.