Full Moon In Leo
February 5, 2023 1:28PM EST
“May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within, guide your way on.” ~ The Incredible String Band
The Full Moon symbolizes the modern human feeling of being pulled in two different directions at once. This upcoming Leo Full Moon challenges you to be true to your own individual heart, while still being part of the group. When you summon gratitude and share it out loud, you can easily hold both truths. The practice of gratitude enables you to see the love that surrounds you and that you emanate, even during times of great challenge.
We often find ourselves having to deal and live with paradox, struggling with where to compromise and where to stick to our ideals. When we accept the messy complexity of life, we can resist the desire to divide life up into tidy “either/or” categories. Amidst the chaos, the Leo Full Moon suggests centering yourself and witnessing how your personal story mirrors and contributes to the universal human story. As you find self-confidence, it liberates you to take the eagle’s view and join forces to create inventive solutions during this Aquarius season. Note that Leo cautions against becoming too self-involved, since it leads to forgetting about your community membership. At its best, the Leo-Aquarius combination harnesses generosity and warmth for the purpose of sharing and fulfilling social vision.
The Week Ahead: February 5 – 13
At the Full Moon in Leo, celebrate a recent victory regarding overcoming roadblocks, or at least in managing expectations. Rather than getting caught up in any Leo ego bluster, respect and spotlight the efforts of the group. Gather everyone around and regale them with tales of community gain and social benefit. Evaluate connections by using your intuition rather than mental analysis, so you can tune into how others might be feeling. If you notice tension, take informed action to strengthen bonds.
Before or by February 9, pair up with a new friend to do something fun and let it invigorate you. Enjoy this brief dance with softer energies, as a new cycle of serious thoughtfulness begins on February 10. Deep concerns strongly hold your fascination. You almost can’t look away. You might also feel tempted to persuade people to see your point of view. However, if you’ve done the work leading up to this point, trust that those who join you have already fully committed of their own accord. This is the key ingredient to building sustainable alliances for the tasks ahead. When Mercury moves into Aquarius February 11, you can look forward and apply brilliant thinking to the issues. Keep the lines of communication open so that deeper topics continue to be relatively easy to discuss.
To see how this Leo Full Moon opens the door to gratitude in your own life, read below using your Rising (or Sun) sign. These statements reflect the massive change represented by Uranus’ location in your natal horoscope since 2018. This in turn impacts the part of your life that holds the Full Moon polarity.
Aries: You may have been experiencing changes in your financial situation or values. Notice how this impacts the way you give of yourself and get support in your community. Express gratitude for those who remind you how to be playful and generous.
Taurus: Your self-awareness has been undergoing major renovations. Pay attention to how this affects your professional and familial life. Tap into gratitude for those who help you find ground.
Gemini: A major change in the patterns that hold you back has been churning away in your hidden subconscious. Observe the ripple effect in the way you think, communicate, and express your worldview. Tell your siblings and/or close friends how much you appreciate them.
Cancer: You may have been experiencing major changes in your community in the past few years. Now ask yourself how this affects the way you value yourself and how you navigate other peoples’ values. Articulate your gratitude for the resources that support you through this process.
Leo: Witness the major changes you’ve been through in regards to your career for the past few years. Tune into how this impacts your sense of self, as well as how you relate to others in one-on-one settings. Acknowledge your own self-development with inner gratitude.
Virgo: Your worldview has been under construction for these past several years. Evaluate how this new understanding impacts your daily routines that support your health and your relationship to spirituality. Express gratitude for what you have learned about your subconscious patterns, resulting in universal compassion.
Libra: Your way of dealing with other people’s emotional baggage has been getting a major overhaul. Ask yourself how this impacts your connection to your social groups and your ability to give of yourself unconditionally. Feel and express deep gratitude for the groups of people who offer you support.
Scorpio: Recognize the major changes that have been occurring in how you engage in your partnerships. Tune into how this affects your relationship to your work and your concept of family and home. Call out gratitude for your professional life.
Sagittarius: For the past several years, you have likely been experiencing major changes to your daily routines and habits. Now check in to see the accompanying alterations to your communication and worldview. Express gratitude to the teachers who support you during these shifts.
Capricorn: Recognize major changes in your life regarding how you play, take risks, and enjoy creative pursuits. Take stock of how this impacts both your own values and the way you deal with other peoples’ values, including financial matters. Share your gratitude for those who test your boundaries and allow deeper intimacy.
Aquarius: You have likely been experiencing a major shift on home ground for these past few years. Observe how this affects your self-awareness and how you relate to others in one-on-one situations. Share your gratitude with partners.
Pisces: Your communication style has been undergoing major changes these past few years. Now reckon with the ripple effect into your daily routines as well as how you connect to the concept of the divine. Articulate your gratitude to those who support your daily routines.