Bring warmth to the winter: Snow moon in Leo

fmleo2015Full Moon in Leo

February 3, 2015

By Maharani Rutan©

Darkness has blanketed most of the country with frigid winter. The sky has been dark and gloomy. Therefore, the full moon in Leo/Aquarius axis on February 03, 2015, will be a welcomed change. The moon will be at its brightest point at 6:35pm EST and with it comes love of family and groups.

Leo often signifies family, fun, passion, creativity, self-expression, and inspiration. But, Sun in Aquarius will signify personality traits of being outgoing, charming, and naturally friendly. However, on the other side, the misunderstanding occurs between who you are and what you want to be, or rather, who you should be.

The closest to this energy we have been was on February 2, 2007 when there was a full moon in Leo at 13 degrees. Both Leo’s and Aquarius’ love to be the center of attention often leading to drama and impulsive behavior, to the point chaos. The 3 “D’s” can be applied to this kind of energy – Dedication, Devotion, and Disaster. Their dedication and devotion to their family and friends is completely loyal however it can be a disaster when things are blown out of proportion.

We can now relate to the name that Native Americans gave to the first full moon of February. “Snow Moon” is a perfect name to match what has been going on. The weather patterns that have hit the east coast and the jolt of snow and blizzard like conditions that have closed down businesses and caused problems on the roads. Recovery is going to be a long drawn out process.


But what is so unique about February is that there is another new moon in Aquarius. Perhaps it may be a good thing since we cannot begin anything during mercury retrograde. Mercury remains in Aquarius/Pisces until February 27, 2015. (Read more here) Expect people from the past to reconnect, communication glitches, and misinterpretations. As mercury moves into Pisces, there will be confusion in areas of spirituality which could also cause complications and questioning belief or reasoning, read more about it here.

Like everything that changes during a period, humanity also evolves. The full moon forces this progression by forming an orbital pull between the moon, Earth, and the Sun. As the moon swings behind the Earth it appears to have a brightness cycle which is considered a “Waxing” stage. As the moon moves further behind the Earth the Sun’s glow will radiate the reflectiveness of the moon making it look like a large white spot in the sky. This gravitational pull affects the weather patterns which can result in high tides (great for surfing); hence humans and animals will also feel this pull, which can cause cantankerousness and high emotions. The full moon explains many activities that have been a trigger to events from human psychosis to romance. This is not a negative dissolution, rather a positive.


There is a good possibility that many of us may not even feel the pressure of the full moon, rest assured, those that have a lot of water in their chart always feel it more so than others (depending on how powerful the Moon is in your Astrological chart), but there is no uncertainty that this energy creates an inner pull and fullness. The energy is so powerful that shimmering dreams can be expected.

Hemorrhaging is more likely during a full moon, so take care. This is the time to collect, reflect and be appreciative, and to work on success and triumph. Love and passion go wild under a full moon, particularly around midnight. In a full moon you may become extremely disconnected, clear minded and aware of your own needs as well as the needs of others.


Often full moons are related to episodes in a book; the idea of constructing innovative parts in our own lives. For each full moon we form a thesis which means we design a modification, reasonably knowing to some degree that something has to go because things are not functioning the way it used to. Whether it is the way we look at situations or dealing with difficulties in our own lives, the renovation is a must. As the moon begins to travel from light to darkness and creates the transformation to a New moon we create antithesis.

The influential energy of the new moon will give us the comprehensibility of a need to find out if our thesis (consciousness or alteration) is probable or if it is rejecting a change which causes a response and we begin to plant the seeds. As the moon orbits to support itself into a waxing moon we are succeeding in solving struggles between thesis (planning or a modification) and antithesis (what we need to prepare to make it materialize or what won’t work). This synthesis will allow the legitimacy to form new ideas while solving issues that do not work in our lives. In easier terms, we could end a chapter in our lives or even began a new one.


The Moon in Leo marks a period of fortitude and charisma. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates an inspiration of warmth, goal, and predisposition. People may feel inspired, distinguished, and bountiful. It is a good time to chase desires, be accommodating, and to support others. Like the Lion that symbolizes Leo, people may feel self-assured and a need to be noticed. Care needs to be taken to evade melodramatic displays in order to grab the limelight or control. There is a demonstrative need to shine and be commended by others.

Words of feelings may be stated in a naive way – either lightheartedly or dramatically. There is an expected propensity to be around youngsters. Fostering others by giving approval and stimulating them to be strong, courageous, and brave is the key of Leo’s forte. There is also a yearning to view a mother, or motherly figure, to be magnificent, exceptional or as a respected person, and look for autonomy, warmth and power in that connection.

The Leo vitality can occasionally cause us to be more biased, stubborn, privileged, irritated, egotistical, vain, and condescending. It’s more difficult (but not impossible) to make modifications or be flexible, since the Moon is the closest ‘Planet’ to Earth, and this satellite literally zips around the Zodiac, completing its circuit in less than a month.

It also touches us more profoundly than most Planets. The influence of this FULL MOON can be especially problematic or perplexing for those who were born under a FULL MOON PHASE, as well as for those of the fixed Sun Signs [Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus]. Also affected are those that share any planets in Leo in their Western, Eastern, or progressive astrological chart


The moon in Leo is Spirited, Fearless, Powerful, Proficient, Systematized, AND UNPREDICTABLE. It is my suggestion that you purchase a Green candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lemon oil or Lavender oil and chant the Psalm 65. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.

While applying or reciting psalms or mantras if it is not good for all people then is will not be sufficient and will be counterproductive. Remember that you can’t force anyone to do anything, nor can you alter the past or present.


All you are able to do is ask for Divine guidance to bless the future, while seizing the day.

The mantras can be difficult to enunciate but are an influential source of energy. The mantra for Leo moon is:


“Om Shri Suryaya namaha”

(Om Shree sur-ya-ya nam-aha)

This mantra resolves and supports serene and pleasant shifts to a fresh and optimistic energy state.


For every lunar cycle, it is recommended that affirmations which have had the slightest change be crossed off and recreate more specific blessings. The perfect number for aspirations is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember, never make the affirmations begin with “I want”, they must be worded “I need to be guided…”

Please note, I am not an Astrologer nor claim to be one. The Vedic readings integrate the energies of moon and sun to assist the adviser to articulate a deeper understanding of everyday changes to plant the seeds of the future. This type of reading is an aide for the client to consider dilemmas, decisions, and actions of the present to change the outcome of the future.



If you are need of a calculative prediction based on science and intuitive definitions of dilemmas or looking to discover cause and effect, I would suggest you make an appointment with my recommended astrologers and see what journey is up ahead for you. I am just your guide, showing you how your actions and decisions may cause struggles and to alleviate the circumstances before they get worse.

I hope that this full moon bring peace, love, and tranquility within your home. Remember, we have a new moon again in Aquarius. In January it affected all early and cusp Aquarius’, now it focuses on later degrees of Aquarius.


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Maharani Rutan©