• Full Moon in LeoFULL MOON IN LEO

    The “ME” Moon

    There will be a Full Moon at 16°40’ Leo (antiscion 13°20’ Taurus) which will be making a square aspect to the Lunar Eclipse at 16° Taurus last November. According to Bernadette Brady this eclipse had “A maniacal flavour and a great show of force in order to take power.”

    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 Moon and Sun opposition are forming a tight separating T-square to Uranus, newly turned direct. This is a Fixed T-square and suggests that head (governments) and heart (people) need to find a compromise instead of each wanting to be a law-unto-themselves and causing major disruptions in some countries. It also suggests that creative solutions are required to solve problems between the people who feel entitled (Leo) and the institutions who are beginning to feel the weight of social pressures (Aquarius).

    Venus and OOB Mars are also squaring each other, sweet promises (perhaps about peace talks) need to be written down if they are to have any legal value!

    Saturn is parallel South Node – the past is hard to let go off, especially regarding social reforms (Saturn in Aquarius).

    The lunation chart is well balanced both in the Elements and in the Modalities.

    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.

    A Full Moon in Leo could also give us a transient emotional mood for extravagance or for showing off!!

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 17° Leo: “A volunteer church choir singing religious hymns.” Indicating the feeling of togetherness which unites men and women in their dedication to a collective ideal.

    The Sabian symbol for the antiscion at 14° Taurus: “On the beach, children play while shellfish grope at the edge of the water.” Indicating the return to simpler joys for revitalisation.

    The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 17° Aquarius is “A watchdog stands guard, protecting his master and his possessions.” Indicating the development of the capacity to protect oneself and to safeguard one’s individual rights under complex social pressures.

    “The body can endure compromise and the mind can be seduced by it. Only the heart protests.” Jeanette Winterson, The Powerbook

    Where does this Full Moon fall in your natal chart?


    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 79, 141, 259, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA