Full Moon in Leo
FUN – LOVE - CREATIVITY
We have a Full Moon in Leo:
UK – 24 January 01.46am
EU - 24 January 2.46am
USA - 23 January 20.46pm
AUS - 24 January 12.46pm
NZ - 24 January 14.46pm
LEO – ‘I WILL / I Love’
Artist: Josephine Wall
LEO - Fire sign. The Lover and charmer of the zodiac - could charm the birds off the trees (and male Leos are very good at charming women). They excel in the Arts especially acting and performing as they are not shy of the spotlight, in fact they love being the centre of attention and having an adoring audience. Leos are wonderful to have as a friend, fun and sociable and very loving. Good at working with children and young people as they understand them. Leos seek fame, and their arrogance can take them a long way, but it can also trip them up at times. They can also be lazy, wanting everyone else to wait on them. They are strong willed and very good at manipulating people in such a subtle way that folks don’t even realise how their strings have been pulled! They express themselves boldly in the world and are fearless when they are aiming for what they want. They always brighten a place up with their cheerful energy and are great to have around.
Leo represents pride, expression, romance, nobility, leadership, gambling/speculation, games, entertainment/the Arts, education, youth, drama, working with children, fame.
January continues to be rocky for some as we settle into the New Year. Hang on in there, once the Chinese New Year kicks in, the energies will change. The current year - the Year of the Sheep - has been hard on many folks, thankfully we will receive more uplifting and dynamic energy in the Year of the Monkey. (More on this in my next Blog post).
We are still in the New Year Window as I call it, Chinese New Year starts on Feb 7th, so you still have time to spring clean and clear the clutter. Once you have physically cleaned your space, use ‘The Cleanser’ spray mist to clear any lingering unwanted energies, especially in the corners of each room including hallways, inside wardrobes and cupboards etc, so that you have a completely fresh, clean, energetic space for the New Year to really land in your home. You can find ‘The Cleanser’ here: http://www.theapothecarygarden.org/SPRAY-MISTS.html
If you have moved furniture around, changed curtains/furnishings etc for the new season, then you will also enjoy our ‘Feng Shui’ spray mist, which is fantastic for balancing the Chi (energy) and brings peace, harmony and balance to your home.
You can find it here: http://www.theapothecarygarden.org/SPRAY-MISTS.html
Mercury is still retrograde until the end of January. Catch up with outstanding jobs, clear the decks ready for your new creations. Mercury retrograde also gives us an opportunity to upgrade, one of my friends had to replace her computer and ‘phones recently, whilst inconvenient, it is a positive sign that her entire life is upgrading. There are always plenty of positives with Mercury retrograde. However, do remember to think before speaking or hitting Send until this retrograde is over.
Mercury ‘couples’ with Pluto at the Full Moon bringing ‘intense and penetrating’ energy. This could have you worrying obsessively, others may be aggressive (do your best to avoid being aggressive to others) – breathe!
The Full Moon also has a square from Mars in Scorpio, this can also be quite intense energy. Scorpios (and those with Scorp in their chart) may feel tense during the Full Moon transit. Tempers may flare up and you may feel grumpy. Mars is also the planet of sexuality and creativity, so we are encouraged to make love/art not war!
To avoid unnecessary dramas – breathe - it’s temporary and will ease off as the Full Moon wanes. Find time to yourself and meditate if you can, it will help you cope with projections from others and any challenges that may come up.
FULL MOON in LEO
Because the Full Moon is in Leo, we are urged to channel our energies into creativity, to get in touch with our personal power and to realise that anything is possible. However, resist the urge to be a diva and instead dive deep and lose yourself in your creativity instead.
Message from the Full Moon:
Speak your truth
Say aloud what your desires are
Share what you are thinking
Be proud of who you are
Ask for help (and don’t be too proud to do so)
Be open to new opportunities
Be open-minded re the way you see/think things
– this Full Moon offers new perspectives
Be open to making mistakes
Think before doing – focus on what works for all concerned
Be fully present – stop worrying – enjoy each moment as it happens
Be what you most want in life
Get in touch with your inner roar!
Find time for fun
(Leo loves having fun and so does your inner child)
Leos are incredibly loving and this Leo Full Moon reminds us to be as loving as a child to ourselves. In our busy lives we often leave ourselves until last and that makes us out of balance. You are hereby given permission to look after yourself, to pamper yourself, to hug yourself and shower yourself with love – oh and to have lots and lots of fun! J
To know how this Full Moon may affect you, here’s an insight for your Sun Sign by the wonderful Chani Nicolas (www.ChaniNicolas.com):
ARIES / Aries rising
This Saturday’s full moon lights up your creative projects and love affairs. Normally this would be a celebration of all of creation from the playful to the erotic. However something much feistier is at play, thanks to a square from Mars. Again you’re in a situation where passion may reign but the pursuit might leave you feeling more burnt then bodacious. Make sure to temper romantic expectations and to take care of your creative energy by appreciating and honoring it no matter who else does or does not.
TAURUS / Taurus rising
With Saturday’s full moon in Leo highlighting your foundations, your roots, and your ancestral heritage, you get to notice what psychological floorboards support you and which trip you up. We can honor our lineage and still be critical of what was passed down to us. Don’t be afraid to hold up the philosophies of your family for a deeper critique. Don’t be afraid of raising your voice in protest, in interest or in support of a different way of looking at a difficulty. Don’t be afraid of shifting your consciousness and freeing yourself from a paradigm where you were never going to be granted your own power. You no longer need to play by the rules that were meant to hold you back or keep you out of the game completely.
GEMINI / Gemini rising
Saturday’s full moon in Leo reveals its light in a part of your chart that has to do with your communications and your daily deeds that must get done. This could amplify the amount of activities that you’re involved in this week, but it also could imply that there is a conversation that you need to have that reveals more than you bargained for, both about yourself and those you are in communication with. Speaking our mind and sharing our thoughts is sometimes an all-consuming endeavor, particularly if we venture into the bad lands of social media. Because the nature of this full moon is somewhat inflammatory, take into consideration that whatever you communicate may not be heard in the way you wish it to be. Take caution then and try to temper the heat with some cool, dry and creative wit.
CANCER / Cancer rising
There could be interactions that occur this week that get into issues that are far from simple. There could be conversations this week that entice you into a difficult corner to get out of. There may be communications with others that walk a fine line between powerful sentiments and abuse of one’s power in the context. If so, aim to understand the imbalance. What is the nature of it and how do you play into it, benefit from it or resist perpetuating it? Notice how the dynamics of difficult conversations help you to get a better understanding of imbalance in your life. With Saturday’s full moon highlighting your second house of income and inner resources, you’ll be able to see what talents you have developed and how they support you. Focus your attention on believing in the power of your gifts rather than what you perceive you might lack.
LEO / Leo rising
With a full moon in Leo on Saturday, this week’s pressure peaks on your home turf. This brings a focused amount of attention to you, those you are partnering with and the foundations of your relationship. For some this will be about where you hang your hat. For others this will be about the underlying themes of being in partnership. For some of you it can lead to a tension around how to manage your time when it comes to those in your life you want to give all of yours to. Take a moment for yourself. Get back to the schedules of self-care that help you to combat the stress of the day to day. Get back to the practical things that you can do to help yourself remember your power. Get back to the moment-by-moment practices you can partake in that help you to refresh your energy levels and reset your stress markers. Get back to all the things that help you process the information that relationships can offer. Make room for the loves in your life that want to help you burn bright, not burn out your lovely light.
VIRGO / Virgo rising
Grab your notepad and your paintbrushes, your camera and your favorite book of poetry. Duck out the back door and get lost in the lands that remind you that you are a creator, not just a consumer. Create yourself everyday through the colors you chose to wear, through the way you do your hair, through the ideas, visions and art your surround yourself with. Consume colors. Consume lovers. Consume the contours of the land that surrounds you. Visit the monuments that inspire your inner artist and explore new relationships that can help you to uncover your hidden passions. Explore those that you love and let them do the same with you. Explore your own inner, possibly hidden, resources via the journey that love lends you.
Take time to honor the muses that surround you. Take them in. Take them out. Take them everywhere but for granted. Revel in difficult conversations with romantic partners. Get intimate with the intricacies of intimacy and all that it reveals. Like the fear of losing it. Like the need to control it. Like the desire to run from it for fear of all it is capable of changing in your life.
LIBRA / Libra rising
Crowded houses can breed temperamental guests and family members. Since there is a lot going on in the part of your chart that deals with core issues, family concerns and the foundational strengths and weaknesses upon which your life is built, you have good reason to be reviewing the aforementioned. Remember to wear kid gloves and maintain the appropriate patience necessary when trying to understand the nature of these complex and historic issues. They run deep. Parsing out the problematic takes time. So much can get missed when we try to see things simplistically. So many misunderstandings take place when we make up our mind before considering the conditions from which the problems arose. So much pain is created simply because of the environment in which it exists. Create an environment of your choosing. Make your home a place where equality can exist, where freedom of speech is expressed and where dominance is transformed into interdependent power and mutual respect. Make your home into a place of collective celebratory healing and invite those that get you over to get down with you and celebrate Saturday’s full moon in Leo.
SCORPIO / Scorpio rising
This astrology may require you to make an effort to communicate thoughtfully even if the tone demands that it is profoundly honest. This astrology ask for a rigorous effort to be made on your part when examining your motivations for saying what you do when you do and for understanding what kind of world it may engender. So many of us feel starved for human one-on-one interaction and forget to create meaningful and deep present time conversations. In short, don’t waste the entire week in an online argument. Challenge yourself to take your ideas to the people you share your life with. Saturday’s full moon finds you celebrated for your efforts in the world at large. It may come at a cost to you personally or may recognize you for efforts that no longer light you up. There will be much that occurs this spring that will have you understanding the nature of what you desire and why. The process will shift your relationship to success and accomplishment. Take note this week of what feels right for you when your efforts are recognized and what feels no longer worth the work.
SAGITTARIUS / Sagittarius rising
With a willingness to investigate inner resources left untapped you can make major strides this week towards being even more efficiently self-supporting. The key to unlocking these unknown reserves is self-inquiry. Getting the gold and looting the dragon’s lair comes at the steep cost of self-knowledge. It’s worth it but, like anything that is valuable, it isn’t free. Saturday’s full moon in Leo arrives just in time to remind you of all the things you have yet to learn, all the places that you have yet to go and all of the parts of yourself you still have to get to know. This full moon may give you reason to make a concerted effort towards untying yourself from the things in your psyche that want to hold you back and keep you in a state of suffering instead of on a quest for your liberation.
CAPRICORN / Capricorn rising
Saturday’s full moon wants you to take note of the investments that you have made, see what fruits they are bearing and behold their beauty and their rotten parts. Both are important to take note of. Not every investment is a wise one and not every collaboration will bring about the results you expected. They may in fact bring about a result completely unexpected and yet very welcome. The rest of this week’s astrology stays centered on your nature, your personality, your identity, your appearance and your body. You may be offered reflections about yourself that help you to appreciate who you are becoming. You may be offered an opportunity to become better acquainted with your own peculiar personality. You may be continuing on a path that helps you to shed the layers of your former lives and therefore embrace this one with a greater gusto.
AQUARIUS / Aquarius rising
With the sun’s return to your sign this week there’s a distinct, refreshing note of relief and release. Although there is still much muttering away that goes on behind the scenes and in your unconscious, you get a lift from the mere fact that your birthday becomes you. So celebrate. Saturday’s full moon brings you into a possibly abrupt relationship dynamic. You may want to make it one of your birthday resolutions to learn how to deal effectively with divas and disaster queens. You may want to make a habit out of deescalating your nervous system when someone else throws a hissy fit. You may want to make it your mantra this week to use the exterior experiences you’ve been given to better understand your internal reactions. This is your season of renewal. Set yourself on a journey that helps you course correct. This is a time where you get to reap all that you have sewn, understand all you accomplished last year, and get set to build upon it this year.
Leave the unhealthy relationship dynamics in 2015. You are older, wiser and more able to deal with the intricacies of relationships without having to get caught, twisted and turned inside out over other people’s unprocessed demons. Besides, you’ve still got too much going for you out in the world to get sidetracked or derailed. And with Pallas Athene, the asteroid named after the goddess of wisdom, in your sign you’ve got bright ideas burning a hole in your pocket.
I say spend them.
PISCES / Pisces rising
Saturday’s full moon wants to highlight that which can help you feel better as well. There may be an action that you need to take to help your system work within its limits. A little time off never hurt anyone and by the looks of it there is more than one social situation that wants to entertain you if you get lonely. It’s just that what you crave might be the kind of friend that you can hang with that doesn’t tax your system. If you don’t have those folks around, then equal out your party time with your introspective excursions.
To read your Sign in full, visit Chani’s website.
Let yourself off the hook. It’s playtime! Do something that makes you smile and laugh. Do something different. Drop the usual routine and surprise yourself. Take time out to have fun!
Full Moon Blessings to y’all!
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