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Leo Full Moon - February 3rd, 2015

Light for a Dark World

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This year's Leo Full Moon is on February 3rd, 2015 at 6:09 pm EST. It falls on the Leo-Aquarius line at 15 degrees (14 degrees, 48 minutes). 

The Full Moon chart features the big showiness of Leo, with the encouragement to celebrate the unique being that you are.  And Leo shares the stage not just with its opposite sign Aquarius, but is further jolted awake by the voltaic currents of Uranus (Aquarius' ruler). 

Furthermore, it's the peak between two Aquarius New Moons, when the stage is set for breakthroughs of all kinds.  The extravagant Full Moon energies put a high beam on your special role to play (Leo), for the good of all life (Aquarius).

All That Glitters

This Leo Full Moon has a jovial springiness to it, with Jupiter (in Leo) right there to stoke fires of the heart.  Leo is the shining star of the Zodiac, like its ruler the Sun.  The radiance of Leo is naturally expansive, so with Jupiter there, the future can seem brighter in the glow.

Jupiter is retrograde (to April 8th), and enhances the mood of a revival -- of natural warmth, creative courage and enthusiasm.  There can be illumination, about your purpose, and seeing how its fulfillment is a contribution to the whole. 

The big sparker Uranus is there in a fiery inspired trine to the Moon and Jupiter, to act on what has vital life and possibility for you.  A marquee theme here is shining as a gift to the world, in its struggle to overcome the darkness of the age. 

I usually don't consider the astrological Sun (the core purpose) in connection to the idea of service to all life.  But I recently heard this link made in a lecture by Manly P. Hall, called Jacob's Ladder that Leads to the Stars.  Here's what he said in its entirety. 

The Sun is the life-giver.  The Sun is the contribution of each individual to the eternal growth of things.  It is the problem of bringing life and light to others.  It is service.  It is protection.  And if necessary, it’s sacrifice of self-interest for the good of all things.   The Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten venerated the divine power in the form of a Sun ball.  Each of the rays ending in a human hand; these hands intended to lift up the holy, lift up the sad, lift up the imperfect and to rescue all life from the restrictions of ambition and things of this nature.  Therefore it was the problem of the Sun that the individual becomes a Sun, on this level of integration and therefore must give his light to the whole world.  And must never in any way fail to share those good values which he has, as light of morality, light of integrity, the light of comfort, consolation and pity.  All these things belong to the sharing of life, one with another. 

I see here an invitation to a new freedom of self-expression, as a path of service to life.  This chart has strong Uranian energies that stimulate what's original, the singular blueprint, and what pulls on your heart.

The invitation is to the hero/heroine's life, with its sense of adventure and meeting many perils and foes, within and without.  It's leading with the heart, trusted as a guide for both its courage and empathy.

Other names for the January Full Moon: The Native Americans called it the Full Wolf Moon. In the coldest time of winter, wolf packs were heard howling hungrily around the villages. Also known as Hunger Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, or Full Snow Moon.

When the Moon is full in Leo, the Sun is in the opposite sign of Aquarius .

Leo is a fixed sign, known for bringing an idea to fruition, perseverance, sustained effort. Leo is an fire sign that is bright, impulsive, enthusiastic.

Full Moon in Leo: emerging from family to reach potential; ambition; a strong will; extroversion; celebrations; radiating confidence; warmed from within; reveling in life's color; creative fires; play -- hobbies, games, everything that's just for fun.

This Full Moon illuminates: burning desires; urge to make a mark; artistic longings; the thrill of a romance; who has your heart; the pure play of children.

It's a Good Time to:

  • Celebrate, play, party with friends that encourage you to be your most over-the-top self.
  • Give the artist within a signal that you're "serious" about self-expression.
  • Get away from melodrama, by finding a medium through which to express life's grand drama.
  • Surround yourself with colors that lift your spirits.
  • Show some playful affection to a friend.
  • Kindle the romance in your life.
  • Take pride in your appearance.
  • Promote yourself and your ideas in a new way.

Source*: Farmer's Almanac

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