The show must go on…

    The Full Moon will be at 27°59’ Leo (antiscion 2°01’ Taurus). A Full Moon in Leo could also give us a transient emotional mood for extravagance or for showing off!!

    This drama queen Moon sits all alone on the other side of the lunation chart like an entertainer doing a solo act with all the other planets inside the nodal axis hopefully ready and willing to applaud.

    Leo is a Fixed, Fire sign. In traditional astrology Leo governs the 5th house, so this Full Moon operates on the 5th-11th house axis (Leo-Aquarius): the things we create for our own personal satisfaction (including our children) vs our group efforts, the artist vs the scientist, the autocrat vs the democrat etc.

    Sun, the Moon’s dispositor is ruled by Saturn and shares the same sign placement (Aquarius) but the two planets are not within each other’s orb.

    The nodal axis, newly entered on the Taurus-Scorpio axis, is forming a Grand Cross in the Fixed signs with Moon and Sun giving rise to a phenomenon known as “Moon wobble” (when the Sun squares the nodal axis). This usually heralds a very bumpy time for the world with dramatic and unexpected events springing up seemingly unannounced. A Grand Cross in the Fixed signs might well indicate seismic and volcanic activity and in fact, as I write, Italy just had two rather important quakes in the Emilia Romagna region (9 Feb) and a spectacular eruption from Etna in Sicily in which a jet of lava reached 1.5km in height (10 Feb). However, more events may come to light as the exactness of the Moon wobble gets nearer and the North Node conjoins the unfortunate Fixed Star Algol which is now usually interpreted in the figurative sense of losing one’s head or not being able to cope. Mercury is also parallel to South Node, depressing thoughts and unhappy comments or blocked transport are just a few of the interpretations.

    Stubbornness and not wanting to budge from one’s own particular viewpoint is again a feature of yet another lunation with 5 planets in the Fixed signs and only Moon in a Fire sign indicating that intuition will probably not be part of the picture.

    The Moon is separating from a quincunx aspect to Pluto, this quincunx has a 6th house flavour to it, so we are talking about drudgery, routine and in some cases ill health. Mars is also parallel Pluto and conjunct Venus (a huge amount of uncontrolled energy, sexual and/or creative), and Pluto in Capricorn is about transforming the status quo or the establishment and the quincunx to Moon could hint at how unhealthy our governments are and how the people (Moon) are continuing to voice their discontent on many levels.

    Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas of our life and we need to find a way to honour both. They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case, in traditional astrology, all matters concerning the 5th house and the sign of Leo. This is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart and it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    Author, Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this Full Moon

    “The Queen’s Moon”

    and he encourages us to take charge of a situation or become leader for a day or failing this to do something nice for a woman who is in a position of power in public life.

    The Sabian symbol for 28° Leo: “Many little birds on the limb of a big tree.” Indicating a wide and perhaps confusing, openness to a multiplicity if inspiring potentialities.

    For the antiscion at 3° Taurus: “Natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom.” Indicating the gradual expansion of the individual consciousness after a fecundating experience.

    For the Sun at 28° Aquarius: “A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter.” Indicating knowledge and skill used in its natural surroundings for the satisfaction of vital basic needs.

    “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 216-218, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp. 72, 148 and 266, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA