Full Moon in Leo: Make a Stand
The moon is on her way to being full Sunday, February 9, at 1:33 am CST. Full moons create a sense of tension because the sun and moon are in opposite signs. In this particular case, the sun is in the airy sign of Aquarius, and the moon is in the fiery sign of Leo. Aquarius is the natural ruler of the 11th House in astrology—the part of our chart that represents friends, associates, and groups—while Leo is the natural ruler of the 5th House—the part of our chart that is linked to creativity and self-expression.
Mars—the planet of courage, strength, and self-defense—will make a trine (a flowing aspect) to this full moon. When we put this all together and mix it up in the cosmic blender, it means we may need to stand up for ourselves, even if we take the risk of upsetting others by telling them no, by putting our needs first. This will also include “tough-love”. In “tough-love”, we set a boundary with someone and let them know that a certain behavior is unacceptable to us. Of course, this never makes us popular. As a good friend once told me, “Would you rather be popular or effective?”
The tarot card associated with this full moon is the Seven of Wands. Keywords for this card are challenge, competition, protection, and perseverance. In numerology, the number seven is linked with spirituality and tests. In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, we see a man with a rod defending himself from attack. If you’re dealing with a work situation, this card can mean you’ve fought your way to the top and now others are challenging you for that position. In romance and relationship situations, this card means you’re no longer willing to be taken advantage of; your confidence is growing and you know you deserve the best. If money is the issue during this full moon, this card means protect what you’ve earned—you may want to think twice about loaning someone money.
The “dark side” of the Leo full moon suggests you’re feeling insecure and indecisive so you’re reluctant to stand up for yourself. If you’re feeling insecure, now would be the time to remind yourself you aren’t defenseless and you can step up to the challenge.