Valentine’s Day brings us a full Moon in dramatically artistic Leo at 3:53 PM PST & 6:53 PM EST. This full Moon rises at 26 degrees of Leo. The broad outline of all full Moons is the culmination of emotion, sometimes expresses as an outer event, and a subsequent two week period of gradual dissolution where strength and motivation begin to wane as we clear the decks for our new focus. The Sabian Symbol for this full Moon is “Daybreak” with the accent on new beginnings, forgiveness, and second chances. The Sun in Aquarius, reflecting its energy off of this brilliant full Moon, is symbolized by “An Ancient Pottery Bowl Filled with Violets” highlighting tradition, anchorage, and the rituals, memories, and keepsakes that reassure us.
This Full Moon harmoniously aspects Mars exactly. It’s an extremely passionate aspect providing all kinds of opportunity for physical, sexual, and artistic expression. Moods may change quickly and will not cause big problems if channeled into creative expressions that expand potentially lucrative networks and associations. The Moon opposite Mercury can make you feel as though your gut instinct and logical mind are not on the same page. In “astro-speak” it’s an “opposition aspect” that generates tremendous energy, drive, and motivation. It can feel like restlessness, anxiety, or, more positively, like the integration of your instincts with your most innovative ideas. Because Mercury, in its current retrograde phase, stimulates right brain dreaminess, as does a full Moon, the combination can be magical and a bit disorienting. Again, harnessing the energy is key. Visualization and imaging of the circumstances we desire is an incredibly potent tool given the valuable raw material this full Moon is generating.
One more interesting point: Ceres and the North Node in this full Moon chart at 0 degrees of Scorpio, fall on the solar eclipse point of October 23rd, 2014. Mind altering and enlightening information may feed us now in ways that clarify our path forward, but may also throw us off balance if we’re not connected to the things that anchor and keep us stable. This full Moon brings moments that feel very destined and pivotal, but this is the beginning of changes that will evolve to a whole new level around the eclipse of October 23rd, 2014.