🌕 ♌LEO FULL MOON♌ 🌕 Celebrate Yourself and the Darkest Shadows You Cast

“My intellect, light originating from the stars, cold as infinity, acts upon the ternal heat of magma to produce the creative roar.  Heaven and Earth unite in this howl, awakening the world.  I can make every humble stone become an artwork.  I can cause spindly trees to sproud with sap-swollen fruit.  I can transform he horizon line into a living purple slash, like a long and endless ruby.  Each print my powerful feet leave in the mud behind me is a hive that fills with honey.  Nothing scares me.  I am the beginning of creation.”-quote by Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Way of the Tarot

On Sunday, February 9, the Moon will reach peak fullness in the sign of LEO, and in true Leo form it will be a Super Moon, because this sign loves making a big, dramatic entrance.  A Supermoon is bigger and brighter than a typical full moon, and in so its normal effects drastically increase.

The Moon rules the tides and represents emotions, and humans are about 60% water.  When the moon is full, it’s bright light reflected from the sun crossing the night sky affects our melatonin production and can disrupt our sleep, leading to restlessness, irritability, and a general sense of heightened awareness. If we aren’t conscious, this can feel overpowering or even terrifying.  Leo naturally rules the Sun, so when the Moon is in this sign, we have an extra potent force lighting up our emotional worlds.

On a deeper more abstract and emotional level, we can see a Full Moon as representing a flashlight shining on the darkest parts of our psyche.  During the New Moon, this awareness is rising and falling with the Sun in the daylight which instinctively feels more safe. But when the darkest parts of our outer world and inner being are being lit up, things can get a little crazy (Luna=lunacy) Wounds from our past come up in full force, and it can be an extremely triggering time.  Suddenly the myth of the werewolf feels pretty relatable- there’s an actual disorder called the Transylvania Effect associated with lunar induced madness.

LEO is represented in the Tarot as the Strength card, and depicts a woman opening the jaws of a lion not through force, but through love and compassion.  Even a wild animal can be tamed in the presence of genuine compassion. This is the essence of the Moon in Leo, to celebrate every aspect of ourselves, even the parts we deem wild, scary or unacceptable. (If you’re not sure what this is for you personally, it’s usually what bothers you most about other people. Gotta love those mirrors.)

There is always a spark of truth or lesson in the dark and suppressed parts of ourself, and to be kind to our triggers is to integrate them.  Show them love, show them acceptance, ask them what they have to teach you, and in return you receive the gift of forgiveness and awareness.

The Full Moon shows us what we are still holding onto in an unhealthy way.  With the Sun in social Aquarius, this may very well be showing you what you are willing to accept when it comes to people in your life.  The Lion, as majestic as it is, can also be vicious if you aren’t welcome in its territory.  This is a survival skill.  Don’t hesitate when it comes to protecting your pride.  Be open to receiving the lessons, if for any reason to not have to repeat the same cycle over and over again.  Have a tea party with your fears and find the courage to integrate them, so we are no longer unconsciously serving them. They may then be peacefully released. 🕯🌕🕊️

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