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Full Moon in Leo

The Heart's Desire

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This year's Leo Full Moon is on February 7th, 2012. The U.S. Eastern time zone exactness is at 4:54 pm EST.

Other names for the February Full Moon: Full Snow Moon. Some native tribes knew it as the Full Hunger Moon, when provisions were growing thin, and hunting not possible.

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

2012 Leo Full Moon

Leo's ruler the Sun is radiating and flaring in a big way lately, just like this magnificent sign. Leo rules the heart -- what is your heart's calling at this moment in time? What's your unique, wholly original, contribution to make in this shift of the ages?

The Sun is in the astrological air sign Aquarius, and is lined up with the messenger Mercury. The revelations at the Full Moon can be startling, stimulating, and be experienced as breaking through to see from a new vantage point. A brilliant vision of the future shows you how to see this extraordinary time as an adventure. The sense you're meant to be here gets you roaring with courage, and ready to surf forward with unexpected galactic waves that you encounter.

The Uranian flavor makes this a very wired Full Moon! If you spin out, take direction from steady Mars Virgo, and get in a groove with actions that ground the wild currents, and calm you.

Love Blast

Leo is the fire sign of big romance and friendships. Just days after the peak, there's a brightening Venus-Uranus conjunction in the initiating fire sign Aries. So muse at the Full Moon on what you love, truly, with a pure heart. Be open to new ways of seeing -- a shazzam moment -- at the Full Moon that will make room for more of what makes your heart come alive. Having seen this magnificent possibility, you're then ready (by the 9th) to seek out inspired people and situations that set it in motion.

Leo is a fixed sign, known for bringing an idea to ripe fruition, ambition and big, sustained creative efforts. Leo is an fire sign that is bright, impulsive, enthusiastic.

Full Moon in Leo: emerging from family inheritance to reach potential as unique self; a strong will; extroversion; celebrations; radiating confidence; warmed from within; reveling in life's color; outgoing side and loyalty in friendship, 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; your natural enthusiasms.

It's a Good Time to:

  • Cheer yourself up, in perhaps a new way.
  • 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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