• Me? Or should I say we?

    The Full Moon will occur at 09°05’ Leo (antiscion 20°55’ Taurus). 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.

    The lunation chart itself will have a heavy Earth/Air elemental sense to it (4 planets in each element) together with a feeling of being stuck (7 planets in Fixed signs). Practical plans for the future may have a hard time being put into place or even getting off the ground especially with Mercury on the verge of its retrograde period.

    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 existance 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.

    With the Moon in the sign of the Sun, and, also opposite it, we might expect to have to put pride behind ourselves and follow the Sun’s altruistic lead perhaps simply by asking for assistance if we need it for ourselves.

    The Sun is separating from a conjunction with its traditional dispositor Saturn, from a square to its modern co-ruler Uranus, and is in a partile conjunction with Jupiter. Some of the harder times may be over and perhaps we can expect some respite as the humanitarian traits of Aquarius of this Full Moon now takes on Jupiterian magnitude.

    Mars is moving away from its recent conjunction to Uranus and the even more recent square to Jupiter, it’s not happy in Taurus where it’s in detriment and still able to show the worst of itself. However, the fixed T-square with the Mars-Uranus apex is still in orb (Moon in opposition to Saturn-Sun-Jupiter both square Mars-Uranus). A Fixed element T-square with a Uranus apex often indicates a person or situation that is a law unto itself, someone who holds dearly and tightly to his own personal values, the Mars apex also indicates a stubborn will capable of enduring lasting hardships. The Saturn-Sun-Jupiter opposite Moon base of the T-square shows the struggle between emotions/desires that demand to be respected for one-self and the necessity to plan a solution that will be good for the collective.

    Neptune continues to square the Lunar nodal axis adding a sense of lack of direction or confusion to our path ahead.

    Mercury, also in rational Aquarius, stands alone and is on the brink of its first retrograde of the year, perhaps already considering that plans regarding the collective need revising before being actuated.

    Venus tightly conjunct Pluto in serious and ambitious Capricorn could indicate relationship crises in any kind of setting be this private or public. Venus in Capricorn takes relationships seriously, Pluto is often about power struggles leading to transformative changes.

    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 the Moon at 10° Leo: “Early morning dew sparkles as sunlight floods the fields.” Indicating the exalted feeling that rises within the soul of the individual who has successfully passed through the long night which has tested his strength and his faith.

    For the antiscion at 21° Taurus: “A finger pointing to a line in an open book.” Indicating the need to learn how to discern what in your culture and religion is meaningful to you personally.

    “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” Georg C. Lichtenberg


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 83-137, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 133-134, 251, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA