Full moon in Leo
February 14, 2014
On February 14, 2014, a loving full moon in Leo enters our atmosphere to bring love and brilliance to our hearts. This is a Leo/Aquarius axis at 26 degrees depending upon the orb. This magnificent moon will light up the sky at approximately 6:53pm EST, and 3:53pm PST.
According to native tribal writings, the first full moon in February is known as the “Storm Moon or Snow moon” this is because severe weather patterns often cause difficulties for hunters and gatherers to move around as expeditiously. This is a perfect match to all 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.
This moon will defiantly give blessing from all the difficulties of January and part of February. However, with Mercury in Aquarius, the emphasis is on innovation, breaking the rules, and looking at logic. However, it is still backwards in time until March 20, 2014 (Vedic). Additionally, Venus will be direct in a few days where things will be a little bit better in areas of love and money, but at the same time, Mars will also turn retrograde in less than 2 weeks. With mercury retrograde expect people from the past to reconnect, communication problems, and misunderstandings. As it moves into Pisces, there is perplexity in areas of spirituality which could also cause problems in questioning faith or logic, read more about it here.
When Venus is retrograding, changing the way one looks, such as a new hair cut or new clothing, interpersonal relationships may also cause problems. Mars is hostile energy but often suppressed during retrograde; all the aggressions and suppression bears its ugly head but it is time to breathe and withdraw from confrontation. During Mars retrograde, emotions, from anger to passion, are overwhelming therefore, passive aggressive personality feeds this retrograde period. Be sure to be very cautious around relationships during this time and perhaps the Full moon in Leo will bring some kind heartedness in many.
Like everything that transmutes within a certain period of time, humanity also evolves. The full moon forces this evolution by creating an astrological gravitational orbit pull between the moon, Earth, and the Sun. As the moon shifts behind the Earth it appears to have an illumination cycle which is considered a “Waxing” stage. As the moon moves further behind the Earth the Sun’s glow will illuminate the visibility 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.
Perhaps there will be no notice of these effects (depending on how powerful the Moon is in your Astrological chart), but there is no uncertainty that this energy creates an inner pull, fullness – and may help us to connect physically with others. Everything becomes clearer and more intense under the light of the Full Moon – feelings and self-esteem can become quite extravagant, and there may even be more focus to bring harmony and passion in the area of relationships. The energy is so intense that luminous dreams can be expected. Bleeding and hemorrhaging is more likely during a full moon, so take care. This is the time to gather, ruminate and be grateful, and to work on prosperity and accomplishment. Love and romance go wild under a full moon, especially around midnight. In a full moon you may become highly detached, clear minded and aware of your own needs as well as the needs of others.
Often full moons are compared to chapters in a book; the notion of creating new chapters in our own lives. For every full moon we create a thesis which means we plan a change, logically knowing something has to go because things are not working the way it was. Whether it is the way we look at circumstances or deal with problems in our own lives, the transformation is a must. As the moon begins to move from light to darkness and creates the metamorphosis to a New moon we create antithesis. The powerful energy of the new moon will give us the clearness we need to find out if our thesis (awareness or a adjustment) is possible or if it is a denial which causes a reaction, and we begin to plant the seeds. As the moon orbits to support itself into a waxing moon we are reaching to solve struggles between thesis (ideas or a change) and antithesis (what we need to do to make it happen or what won’t work). This synthesis will allow the veracity 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 time of ambition and magnetism. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates a power of warmth, desire, and preference. People may feel enthused, eminent, and liberal. It is a good time to chase romance, be collective, and to help others. Like the Lion that symbolizes Leo, people may feel self-confident but also yearn for appreciation and acknowledgment. Care needs to be taken to avoid overdramatic displays in order to grab the spotlight or leadership. There is an emotional need to shine and be praised by others. Expressions of feelings may be in a childlike manner – either playfully or spectacularly. There is a natural tendency to be around children. Nurturing others by giving approval and inspiring them to be tough, brave and valiant is the key of Leo’s strength. There is also a desire to view a mother, or motherly figure, to be grandiose, outstanding or as an admired person, and look for freedom, warmness and strength in that relationship.
The Leo energy can sometimes cause us to be more prejudiced, tenacious, honored, annoyed, arrogant, narcissistic, patronizing. It’s harder (but not impossible) to make changes 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 deeply than most Planets. The influence of this FULL MOON can be especially difficult or challenging 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].
The moon in Leo is Playful, Brave, Intense, Professional, Organized, AND TEMPERAMENTAL. 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. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. When it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Leo moon is:
“Om Sri suryaya namaha”
(Om Shree sur-ya-ya nam-aha)
This mantra will aid greatly in the peaceful and harmonious transition to a new and positive energy state.
With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change, and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember, never make the affirmations beginning 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 incorporate the energies of moon and sun to guide the reader to bring the most cultivating answers to everyday changes. This type of energy is an assistant to the respondent in considering their forks in the road (life) to make your own destiny through answers of the future. Hence, if you are looking for magnified events which would affect your journey 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 to show you how your actions and decisions may cause conflicts and to mitigate the circumstances before they do so.
Let me be your guide in the journey which we call life. I hope that it is the best journey you have ever taken with gratitude, peace, love, humility and honesty which embraces changes to bring sublime bliss.
I hope that this full moon bring peace, love and tranquility within your home