Full Moon in Leo today, February 16, 2022, at 8:56 am PST, 11:56 am EST. This full moon is at 27 degrees 59 minutes Leo, near the royal star Regulus which is in early Virgo. This full moon creates a grand fixed cross with the lunar nodes at 27 degrees 03 minutes Taurus and Scorpio. This kind of energy can be challenging to manage, and powerful. Begin with the wisdom of the word EVOLVE. It includes the word LOVE! Leo’s wisdom holds the inner love because it is centered within our HEARTS.
This full moon has a stellium in Capricorn, with Venus, Mars, and Pluto. Mars and Venus are about to start a new cycle (coming March 6th) so presently they are in balsamic phase together, which can be endings, and endings that may be dramatic given that Capricorn is a cardinal sign, but also with Pluto so close in proximity there is truly an invitation for transformation relative to masculine and feminine principles. I’d look at 28 degrees Leo Sabian Symbol for more insight to illuminate this full moon, which says, “Many little birds chirping on the limb of a large tree.” Which in our modern world makes me think of how we are networked across the Internet, but even more maybe even Twitter (many birds, ha ha kind of makes me laugh out loud on that metaphor), and chirping on a limb of a large tree. Exploring our communications, and that we may find insight into this image and how we may be communicating from one limb of something bigger that is there – the large tree. I like that it states from the “limb of a large tree” not just a tree, but truly pointing out there is a significant size to this tree. It is worth exploring deeply the scale and scope of our actual place from which we “chirp”. Communication and what we share is often relative to from which perspective and lens we are observing and then expressing. So, imagine a few birds “chirping” from other distant branches, from that perspective it changes the whole observation, communication, and what is expressed.
This full moon has and relates to a lot of visibility or the desire and need for it. I watch and observe what I find presenting in my awareness just before I’m expressing something such as just prior to my readings with clients, but also when I am about to post to my blog. I have come to understand and appreciate what enters my field of awareness in a really busy world of information exchange to have it “just in time” when I am just about to write it down that has a more long-lasting life. In the past few days, I have been observing a few videos from Matias de Stefano and his knowledge and wisdom on our point of perspective in our life incarnate (3D) and how important it is in our life experience and relates to other dimensional experience. It fascinates me truly. I also appreciate the perspective of how we are seeing more come forward in humanity the realization of past lives being remembered. It is mysterious, yet fascinating to explore this more deeply, especially given my primary astrology practice in Evolutionary Astrology that is a tool for understanding ourselves at a deeper level, to support our self-growth and awareness of ourselves. I enjoy sharing that with others. Another observation was one TikTok that I thought was so uncannily good for this full moon. I’ll try to link these in my blog somehow (I’ve not shared a TikTok yet, but hey it may be a first!). What I want to illuminate here is how the universe provides us feedback on our moment-to-moment providing us information that helps us understand ourselves. For me, I suppose I’ve been “training” on this kind of awareness for near a Jupiter cycle now, and it is becoming more fine-tuned as I go. With Jupiter in Pisces nearing the conjunction with Neptune coming April 11th, it will be interesting to see how this intuitive sense expands in the coming new cycle. Sunday night I started having pain in my upper right jaw and that has been a dominant thing in my awareness for 3 days. Indeed, I may have a tooth root that is dying, so I may need a dental procedure to help with my tooth and my nerves there. Painful stuff, but I’m getting good care from others. I observe that in my own natal chart the dance of Mars and Venus in Capricorn are over my own Mercury which in my progressed chart has been receiving the Pluto energy for some time … .so well, there you go, my tooth under some significant transformation! 🙂 Astrology is always helpful and I can relax knowing I navigate through and I get support wherever and whenever I need it. Living in a body has limits too, we age, and we all drop the body and move on one day. As an astrologer sharing my observations, I hope you see when I share some personal parts of my experience you are invited to look into your own perspective with the planetary transits that provide such a great value for our lives especially when reflecting on the energy.
Mercury in Aquarius since Monday (Feb 14th), in this full moon moment Mercury is at 1 degree 43 minutes recently passing over the hot degree where Jupiter and Saturn made their conjunction December 21, 2020, and where Mars and Venus will also start a new cycle in a couple of weeks, as they move through the latter degrees of Capricorn. It is a good time to explore your balance of yin and yang in your life because there is lasting value in taking a look at the last two years while both are in transiting Capricorn and then as they make a connection in Aquarius consider another moment after they make the conjunction where you may be guided to balance and where that leads you forward within the context of forward-thinking Aquarian attributes.
Planetary transits to transit conjunctions for Venus and Mars report pulled from Winstar Pro February 16, 2022
Just by transiting over Pluto there is an opportunity to consider the cycles you have lived, as far back as you can remember and take into account how you have used your will (Mars) and actively expressed yourself in the world (considering your own Mars (Yang) and what sign it is and what house it is and what area of life it rules…aka gives its energy) AND where Venus is in your life and your lived experience with the Yin principle, where and how you allow, where you love yourself, where you build rapport with others, how you in your living day-to-day embody the feminine of wisdom and the magnetic power of Yin. It may be that your awareness of Mars may be from the lens of masculine within a yin sign – such as Mars in signs that Venus rules, like Taurus or Libra. Mars in water also is an interesting balancing with yin/yang in its expression. Venus in masculine signs has a great purpose for something we intend to evolve! We have to understand that from the whole chart and its evolutionary spiral, which you can get and use for your own soul growth.
Over time your self-awareness increases through reflective times, meditation, working on behaviors that you desire to change for a new expression and lived experience. The charts we are born with provide us such a grand roadmap of who we are as we took a body and took our first breath. It is powerful to explore all the lived experience to understand patterns, and from that we gain new insight into what we are here for the evolution of ourselves. We are evolving and all of the lived experience is valuable for that process.
Saturn in Aquarius is at 17 degrees 21 minutes, a co-ruler of Aquarius which means Saturn has a lot of power in this sign and within the separating square with Uranus in Taurus at 11 degrees 11 minutes (wow, right?) We have an opportunity to see something from our lives from what has been unfolding since Saturn and Uranus started their cycle in 1988! Many of you who have come for a consultation with me hear me say often, we are living “cycles within cycles” and then how we are connected to those cycles gives a lot of shape to the stories of our lives. The planets do not cause things of course, but they let us know what is cosmically in the moment now that is vibrating within us! You are within the system, not separate from it.
This full moon in Leo is a blessing for illuminating our soulful needs and where we are. It is a powerful full moon with a few planetary cycles in the balsamic phase or last quarters. If you are new to astrology studies, deeply studying the moon phases gives you the foundation of understanding other planetary phases and the vocabulary and some of the meaning.
Venus and Mars in Capricorn are in a separating trine aspect with Uranus in Taurus, however when they make their ingress into Aquarius will begin to apply toward a fixed square with Uranus with a new pulse of energy towards independence and freedom, especially Venus, the feminine. How will that look for you in the coming weeks? If you keep a journal I invite you to be observant of your own feminine energy and what you take note of YIN energy in your life. Having a magnet is a good reminder very visible to keep the observation. I like vision boards as magnetic tools, but you have to use the Mars (Yang) to actually take the time to put one together. It is a great tool to understand your magnetic Yin and what rises from within you that desires to be experienced and what you take action on. Your inner world, our meditative dark void is Yin.
Here is a list of masculine and feminine energy with the planets at this full moon.
Sun in Aquarius = masculine / Yang (sun is yang) – essence/Self
Moon in Leo = masculine / Yang with a YIN (moon is yin) – soul/emotion
Mercury in Aquarius = masculine = Yang (Mercury is neutral both yin/yang) (perception/movement/communication)
Venus in Capricorn = Yin and Yin (Capricorn is yin and Venus is Yin (magnetic/ attraction)
Mars in Capricorn = Yang planet in a Yin sign (action/will)
Jupiter in Pisces = Yang planet in YIN sign (expansion)
Saturn in Aquarius = Yang and Yang (contraction/ authority/mastery/discipline)
Uranus – (chaos/rebel/liberator) in Taurus – a Yin sign
Neptune – (surrendering / ethereal ) in Pisces – a Yin sign
Pluto – (transformation / death/rebirth/regenerative) in Capricorn – a Yin sign
I only give the yin/yang of the outer planet signs rather than the planets because they are transpersonal.
We all have our unique perspectives from our nativities and how the present moment planetary transits show us where we are within any given moment and how we may feel that either we are resonating with an easy flow (trines / same elements we vibe with) or face with challenges either with oppositions (bouncing between polarities) or squares our experience of interruption in some form. The more mastery we have the easier is for us to stay centered without the bounce or push from something to take us out of our harmony. I hope this is helpful to illustrate it as I did.
Chiron the wounded healer is in Aries, the sign of the ram, the sign of I AM. Anyone born with Chiron in Aries has a lifetime of working on standing up for themselves across themes that strengthen their I AM. Chiron is about a 50 year cycle, so you can be familiar with it at the opposition at 25 years of age.
This full moon with the Moon in Leo square to the Lunar Nodes in Taurus (Venus ruler) and Scorpio (Mars/Pluto) we all get a little more insight into the balance of our emotional needs to be seen and heard, and realize where we have been in our out of balance and releasing our wounded experiences where we may have been stuck in energy around losses, or betrayals, or entangled relationships (all sorts) and leaning into what is always there when we surrender those things…Taurus a new stability with peace, a serenity with beauty and loving support. We give it to ourselves lovely souls. And we have all the tools to do so – as this Sun in Aquarius reveals brightly! Astrology is Aquarian and is a great tool to learn and understand yourself and where you are evolving.
Namaste. Bless this moment.