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Leo Full Moon - Warm the World with Love

he world now is too dangerous and too beautiful

for anything but love… And may your heart

be so opened, so set on fire, that your love,

your love, changes everything.

Dean Brian Baker

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman."

I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me something more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."

The Leo Full Moon on January 28 rises alone in the east with all other planets at the other end of the sky hugging the western horizon. Similarly, we may feel alone in relation to what is unfolding in the collective. The Leo Moon, like the story above, points us to the true treasure, the true measure of worth that lies at the root of all we desire.

The lion-hearted moon is a potent reminder to nurture warmth in our heart, and to enact our ideals with love. The powerful dynamics of the Full Moon sky correlate to exponential movement that has us break with the past. An innovative, exploratory spirit is sparked in us to chart a course towards a destination unknown, towards a desired future, guided by the light of love.

The Sun is flanked by 3 other planets also in Aquarius. Together they bring attention to the future, to what is next. February will see an even greater emphasis of planets in Aquarius, cuing us to wildly entertain possibilities, welcome an opening to something new, and to create new pathways. There will be an increase in communication and exchange of ideas. We will be introduced to new people, new friends, new groups and ways to collaborate with groups. We are ready to take the raw materials broken down with the Capricorn focus of 2020 and shape a new world from it. It is a year to share it, move it and forge pathways that are unprecedented, unusual and humanitarian

There is a HUGE emphasis on shaping a vision that embraces ideals. We are encouraged us to think out of the box, larger than ever before and allow inspiration to flow (Jupiter conjunct the Sun). The Leo Moon prompts us to engage in this great endeavor by honoring who we are: our gifts, our limitations, our desires. It invites us to listen to our heart and allow what we love to guide our attention and actions, how we engage the world, and the contribution we make within the change and forward movement heralded.

Having a smart brain is not enough.

We also need a warm heart.

Dalai Llama

Aquarius energizes the mind. Enlivened by ideas and the sharing of ideas, we can easily be swept up by a movement, a vision, a cause. We can easily get stuck in our heads.

The Leo Full Moon brings us into our heart, our feelings, our courage, our joy and our love.

Aquarius is the collective. Our attention can be absorbed in the news of the world and what is unfolding for humanity. There is urgent need all around us with an the planets in Aquarius will present us with a myriad of options for how to support the need.

Leo is about the Self. The Leo Moon brings us back to our self, to locate where we are in the larger scheme of what is unfolding in the larger world. It invites us to return to our heart, to what nurtures our joy, our talents and what we wish to give.

The Leo Moon reminds to engage life as a play, a creative process. Leo is the sign of the child. We can take time at the Full Moon to play with our children or remember how we engaged the day when we were children. For the Leo spirit, each day is a great adventure. There is a natural creativity, a moving from one thing to the next propelled by what offers joy. When we live in this manner, we naturally radiate warmth and our joy can be infectious. Let our heart be the rudder to navigate the unknown before us, to navigate a sea of change.

Aquarius emphasizes ideas and a vision for the future. Leo emphasizes what lights us up in this moment. The heart anchors the vision in what is real for us right now. The Full Moon beckons us to drop from our head to our heart, and heed the call to move towards what we love. Our heart is the rudder that can shape our thinking to best navigate the road ahead. If we listen to its stirrings, feel the courage that it evokes, we can share, act, give, exchange and create our future one step at a time, true to ourselves.

Joy does not come from what you do -

It flows into what you do

And thus into the world

From deep within you.

Eckhart Tolle

Uranus, Mars squares the Leo/Aquarius Full Moon

The agent of change (Uranus) and the warrior (Mars) have teamed up and are throwing shade at both the Leo Moon and lineup in Aquarius. We may feel impatient and angry. The desire for urgent, radical action is fueled. We may act or speak impulsively, rashly. If we can harness this powerful energy, it is the very energy that can be the fuel, the heat that propels the new vision.

Circumstances may demand immediate action, but we are to keep our mind (Aquarius) on the long-game, the North Star of where we are headed. Anchored in our heart (Leo), we can discern what dynamic action we wish to take in this moment (Mars/Uranus).

The T square (between Leo, Aquarius and Taurean planets) is occurring in fixed signs. Fixed signs resist change. They value stability, predictability and a reality that is reliable. We are agitated in the square aspect. We may be digging in our heals, resisting change or we feel an urgency to make quick decisions to relieve the pressure we feel. We are challenged to engage change and determine how to positively engage what is opening before us. There is an awakening happening and sticking our head in the sand and hoping it will all blow over will probably not cut it. If we are overwhelmed, we can ground ourselves in our heart. There is a call to adventure and the Leo Moon illuminates that love is the light that will guide us on the journey forward.