On February 14th we have a Full Moon in the sign of Leo. There is a synchronicity to cultural traditions and the stars that is quite unusual. It began on January 1st, a day traditionally dedicated to new beginnings, especially concerning self improvement. So in the heavens, on New Year’s Day, we had a New Moon in Capricorn, the sign of proper utilization of resources. Now on Valentine’s day we have a Full Moon in the sign that rules the heart, Leo.

For most of us, our first foray into Valentine’s Day, consisted of giving little Valentine Cards to our school buddies. If you were like me, you gave everyone a card, but gave your favorite ones to y our favorite friends. On Valentine’s Day the Sun is in Aquarius, the sign that rules friendship. Of course there were those people who received more Valentine’s than others, the most popular kids, that is the polarity of Aquarius, Leo. So both sides of the story are seen in the most innocent of situations.

As Full Moon’s are always times of awareness, we become aware of just how precious our friends are. The Sun in Aquarius affords us some objectivity while the Moon in Leo makes our emotions quite self-expressive and a touch on the dramatic side. The Leo/Aquarius axis is the polarity of the personal and the impersonal, the subjective and the objective and so fostering a balance between these to poles can be challenging, yet ultimately rewarding. Leo rules the heart and Aquarius the circulation or distribution of the life giving creative force that is Leo. Being too self focused, erring on the side of Leo, creates a blockage to love and staying too detached, erring on the side of Aquarius, prevents us from accessing loves’ life giving qualities.

This Full Moon points to the need to have both love for self and others. Saturn, the planet of reality, in transformational Scorpio makes a crisis producing square to the Full Moon axis. We are both reminded that there are limitations to our shared resources, as well as a reminder that there is no limitation to our resourcefulness, when we work together (Aquarius) to bring more love (Leo) into our lives. While Saturn is in Scorpio we have the opportunity to transform (Scorpio) our reality (Saturn).

Saturn square to the Full Moon axis creates a Fixed t-square in this Full Moon chart. The empty arm of this configuration is Taurus, the sign of resourcefulness and self-worth. It is vitally important to foster a sense of gratitude for what we have, no matter how little it may seem to us. For gratitude, the greatest gift of Taurus, is the key to the kingdom. Gratitude opens the heart, releases the fear of lack and allows the gifts of the heart (Leo) to circulate to all (Aquarius).

Life is a gift, not a burden, live it, breath it, share it. Show those who are most important to you how much you appreciate them, it doesn’t need to be in the form of chocolate, although that is a Taurus favorite! It can be as simple as a smile, a hug, a pat on the back or a thank you!

Have a most wonderful Full Moon and THANK YOU for being you, every single one of you!