Leo Full Moon on Saturday!
Full Moon in Leo, Sat Jan 23rd, 5:46 pm (PST)
Themes: Courage, Standing in your Power, Letting Go and Seeing the Unseen.
The Full Moon in the sign of the Lion carries a bold, passionate and creative vibe. Dramatic Leo loves attention, and seeking recognition of your needs and desires is at the forefront. Leo rules the heart, and this is a time to stay heart-focused, and get creative—a great way to commune with this moon!
Although Leo sets the stage for this Full Moon, it’s what happening behind the scenes that’s just as important as the main attraction. Here’s some of the planetary “characters” affecting the Full Moon Cosmic play:
Mercury: Mercury ends it’s retrograde in Capricorn on Jan 25th, two days after the Full Moon. We experience both Lunar and Mercury Retrograde energies at least a few days before and after, so this is a powerful time for completion, and to take note of what you want to let go of. Anything that didn’t bear fruit during the MR can now be reviewed, resent or let go of entirely. But wait a few days after Mercury goes direct, just to be sure.
Mars: Powerful, aggressive Mars in Scorpio, engages the Leo full Moon in a contemptuous dance. Both the Lion and Scorpion are fixed signs and want what they want. Watch for power struggles, and make sure you’re clear about your position before going to the mat. In other words, pick your battles. You may just need to blow off some steam with this heady combo, and a cardio workout could do the trick. Stand in your truth, but be willing to back-off when needed.
Asteroid Athena: Athena, the Greek Goddess of truth and fairness, is associated with the night Owl--the Seer of the Unseen. Asteroid Athena (Pallas-Athene) is directly opposite the Leo Full Moon, bringing some goddess, feminine ju-ju to the mix. Athena is the archetype of wise, old soul, and she is a reminder to follow your intuition, and to see beyond the “real” or ordinary circumstances of life. She encourages ritual and communion with your deepest desires, opening the porthole to new and illuminating truths.
Wishing you an illuminating Full Moon!