Full Moon in Leo, February 2014
Saturday 15th February 2014, 10:52am (AEDT)
The full moon in Leo helps us to come out of the shadows, by helping us feel more brave and daring. With the wooden horse energy urging us on to expand our horizons, this is the moon to step out of your comfort zone and do something bold and fearless. Try something new, or book that adventure you have wanted to take but have been procrastinating about.
The full moon in Leo, symbolised by the Lion, gives us the courage to break out of the conditionings that are keeping us in a rut. It also gives us our roar back if we have been feeling defeated and overwhelmed by life.
The key to this full moon is to ignite your inner power and strength, regardless of what is happening in the external world. When we find our own inner authority we cannot be swayed or made to feel powerless.
Be aware, that this fire moon can spark anger and antagonism if you become too dogmatic in your thinking or too self-centred with your approach to others. We are all going through the same thing so awareness of those around you and what they might be going through can help dissipate any potential flare ups.
There can also be a huge build-up of momentum over this moon, as the need to release some of the stored up energy may get intense, especially as we have also entered our first Mercury retrograde of the year that started on 6th Feb.
Mercury, the planet of communication goes retrograde (backwards) 3/4 times a year and this can have a significant effect on our communications, electronic machines, travel plans and agreements. As it is occuring during a full moon in Leo, ideas can flow easily and this is usually a very creative and inspiring time. However, it could also confuse any messages, discussions or conversations we may be involved in and give a distorted perception of reality.
It’s best to err on the side of caution and not get too hasty and rush mindlessly into anything. Instead, marinate these thoughts and any potential agreements and contracts, and wait until the beginning of March to start putting your plan into action. Things can look very different when Mercury is going forward again and Spring will be well on its way.
This full moon in Leo spurs us to boldly move forward in our lives, and start pursuing our deepest desires, without the fear and anxiety of breaking out of the status quo, by providing the right conditions for the seeds we planted in February to start taking root.
Listen to your intuition that is always prompting us to be open to the opportunities that are opening up during this moon. They can come in many different forms, and the more receptive we are to what is happening around us the more we can take advantage of the very exciting and fruitful prospects that are available.
I will end this Moonscope with the wise words of Goethe:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it, Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it! Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
Love and Blessings to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post
Full Moon Ritual
It’s time to dance, party, rejoice and fully enjoy this full moon, as we celebrate with Leo energy. Don’t allow the negative inner critic to limit your creativity and inspiration with reasoning and rationality. Now is the time to brainstorm your ideas and visions in preparation for bringing them into manifestation once Mercury goes forward again at the beginning of March.
Go out and do something different. Seeing a show is always good fun during a full moon in Leo as everyone, especially performers, are glowing from the fire energy. Or if you can, perform on stage yourself – there’s always Karaoke! Once you can let go of the fear, it becomes easier to absorb the full moon energy and in turn shine your light onto the world.
Over this moon write a Gratitude Diary – at the end of each day write down everything that you are grateful for. Feel the gratitude flow through you as you write down your list. This is a very powerful ritual that can get us out of negative or depressive moods and help us shine by reminding us how lucky and blessed we are every day.
The full moon in Leo also reminds us that when we make an effort to look good it can make us feel better. Use this Moon to get a new hairstyle, or colour it with uplifting highlights, or if you’re brave enough go for a totally new look. Glam up and make an effort to look gorgeous, especially if you have been neglecting yourself. Buy something that makes you look and feel sexy and then leave any stresses or anxiety at home and go out and have fun.