This Tuesday's full Moon (Exact at 8:35 am EST) is in Leo, the sign of the artist, player and lover. Spontaneity is contageous, and this lunar culmination inspires everyone to express themselves freely. Leo gets the improv and storytelling rolling, making it a fine time for parties. Here in the chill of winter, this lunation in a fire sign has a warming effect. With the spirit of generosity in the air, each person's uniqueness emerges, and is encouraged to shine.
The StarIQ chart shows an expansive full Moon for romance and friendship, with the love planet Venus conjuncting Pluto in late Sagittarius. All kinds of adventures could be dreamt up now, with the emphasis on growing through shared experience. Mercury-Neptune in Aquarius trines Mars retrograde in Gemini. A sense of revved up mental energies in the air makes conversations a little fresher. Did I really say that? Surprising remarks could tumble out and open the door to ...who knows what?
The Sun in Aquarius rounds out the stellium in this freedom-loving sign with a strong affinity for the collective. The Leo-Aquarius axis is therefore fully lit up this full Moon. Leo is at home in the particular, and seeks to express what is unique to the self. It's a regal sign with an instinct for encouaging the dignity in others. Aquarius tunes into the many, and often seeks to provoke change that will benefit all. As a quirky original, Aquarius values the individual, in the context of the wider community. It's an ideal time to hold a benefit, or start a grassroots campaign. And why not do it artfully, with creativity that blows everyone away. Something they won't soon forget. This full Moon supports using your creative vitality for a cause you believe in.
And on the topic of creativity, the time is right to take a risk and express yourself in a new medium. Be experimental. Take action on the new Moon intentions made under the ambitious influence of Capricorn. With Jupiter in this steady earth sign, making a trine to Saturn in Virgo, it's easier to seize the day. You may sense more inner resolve to stay focused on what you'd like to achieve. The Leo full Moon also amps up your will to succeed, adding to the moment's sense of possibility.
The colors for this full Moon are warm -- reds, oranges and yellows. Try putting colored crepe paper around regular glass jars, and put a votive inside. I've tried this for parties, and it's an inexpensive way to create atmosphere. Seek out those friends that encourage you to shine. It's a moment to revel in what makes you You, while appreciating that spark in others. Have fun!