FULL MOON [16 Leo 41]
London: February 5, 2023 – (18:29 GMT)
New York: February 5, 2023 – (13:29 GMT-5)
Sydney: February 6, 2023 – (05:29 GMT+11)
Full Moon Lore
Full Moons are traditionally a time of celebration and this weekend’s Full Moon falls in fire sign Leo, the star sign linked to play, fun and confidence. A true Leo knows how to party.
Although not all Leos love to be centre of attention, this weekend’s Full Moon is the perfect excuse to take centre stage, shine your light bright and show off your creative skills and talents.
In the lunar cycle, the Full Moon is a time of completion and culmination. The Full Moon will be most powerful for you if you have planets or angles in your natal chart within a 2 degree orb of the Full Moon degree of 16° Leo.
This also applies if you have key planets/angles close to 16° of any of the fixed star signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.
Yet, all of us are more likely to experience stronger emotions, sleep restlessly and even display ‘lunatic’ tendencies (the word lunatic being derived from lunar, attributed to the Moon).
Feminine intuition and magic powers are heightened at the time of the Full Moon. This is one reason why the Full Moon is a time of celebration and ceremony. In ancient times, it meant the party could go on longer when there was no artificial light.
Moon Leo/Sun Aquarius
To learn more, it’s important to determine where the Full Moon falls and the star signs that are involved. During this Full Moon, the Sun in Aquarius opposes the Moon in Leo.
A Full Moon can remind us of life’s polarities. Leo is the star sign of the individual linked to pleasure, joy, creativity & self-interest, whereas Aquarius is the star sign linked to the collective, doing what’s good for everyone and working towards a shared purpose.
This may be a time when you’re questioning where you fit in or where you feel like an outsider. Where in your life are you not being seen? Where can you shine bright and make a difference to other people? It can go either way.
The Uranus Factor
During the Full Moon, the Moon is at 16° Leo and Uranus is at 15° Taurus. This means that Uranus is in a tight square aspect to both the Moon and the Sun. The Sun-Uranus square perfects on February 4th, i.e. it’s active during the Full Moon weekend.
Uranus is the planet linked to rebellion, disruption and change. Its nature is innovative, sudden, unpredictable and erratic. The flip side of Uranus is spontaneity, the flick of a switch, lightning moves, freedom, splitting off.
This could be a time of controversy or the unexpected kicks in and you have to change plans and fast. You might be the one acting out of character and making an impulsive decision to do so. Or, perhaps someone else is behaving oddly. Alternatively, it could be a great Full Moon for going wild and over the top, if that’s what you need. Expect the unexpected is Uranus’ motto!
The Sun at 16° Aquarius is in a wide conjunction to Saturn at 26° Aquarius during the Full Moon. Saturn and Uranus are co-rulers of Aquarius and were in square aspect throughout 2021, early 2022 and October 2022.
This square aspect was about rules & regulations (Saturn) v. freedom & individual action (Uranus). It’s now breaking apart and during this weekend’s Full Moon, Uranus is in pole position.
Yet, whatever breaks down or pulls apart during this Full Moon, there may be an opportunity to repair or mend things when the Sun/Saturn conjunction is exact on February 16th.
Mid-February could be when any consequences regarding this month’s Full Moon are resolved or come home to roost, depending what happens. It could mean that whatever comes to light under this week’s Full Moon gets finalised by mid-month.
What Does It Mean For You
On a personal level, notice what’s calling you or pulling you during this Full Moon. Use Uranus’ energy well and you can make a snap decision, come up with a genius idea, share your brilliance, make a break for freedom, find a breakthrough. It may reveal to you what’s possible.
Yet, it’s not easy planetary energy. Uranus demands action but is a fast and unpredictable force. The best advice with Uranus is to stay flexible and be ready to move quickly when you see a way through. It’s an ‘anything goes’ combination. Therefore, it’s wise to engage both your head and your heart before leaping in.
Venus square Mars
To add to the Full Moon antics, the lovers of the heavens Venus and Mars are also in square aspect this weekend. They clash on Sunday 5th in the early hours of the morning GMT. Venus in Pisces and Mars in Gemini – love & sex – swooning, flirting and talking but not always in agreement.
There could be issues around diversity, gender, sex or inequality that are foreground in a dramatic fashion this Full Moon weekend.
Here are the areas of your life under the cosmic radar during this powerful Full Moon in Leo. Read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:
- Leo: image, identity, personal goals – relationships, contracts, a third party
- Virgo: retreat, secrets, self-care, caring for others – work, service, health, lifestyle
- Libra: friends, groups, society, politics – children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs
- Scorpio: career, status, responsibility, future goals – home, family, past
- Sagittarius: travel, study, beliefs – communication, local community, neighbours, siblings
- Capricorn: other peoples’ money, debt, taboos – personal finances, assets, values, self-worth
- Aquarius: relationships, contracts, a third party – image, identity, personal goals
- Pisces: work, service, health, lifestyle – retreat, secrets, self-care, caring for others
- Aries: children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs – friends, groups, society, politics
- Taurus: home, family, past – career, status, responsibility, future goals
- Gemini: communication, local community, neighbours, siblings – travel, study, beliefs
- Cancer: personal finances, assets, values, self-worth – other peoples’ money, debt, taboos
Happy Crazy Full Moon!
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