Dear Friend and Reader:
Friday, Feb. 14, is the Leo Full Moon, exact at 6:53 pm EST. (View full chart here.) Genevieve Hathaway has interpreted this lunation for each of the 12 Moon signs in her horoscopes below.
To read Genevieve’s horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. Often you can still get accurate Moon sign info even if you lack your exact birth time. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
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This year’s Leo Full Moon coincides with Valentine’s Day — when romantic expectations run high and many people struggle with their self-worth, thanks to artificial retail, media and social hype. In other words, you or those around you might be feeling extra sensitive to the increasing tension of a Full Moon this week. But if you can treat yourself and others with a little extra compassion, it could go a long way — and could ripple out pretty far for the better.
Luckily, as a Full Moon peaks, tensions generally begin to ease; negotiations in seemingly intractable situations begin to feel more productive (or possible). But part of the key to riding a Full Moon is to track how your emotions may be driving your behavior, or how you might be seeing an issue in another person that exists within yourself. It’s a more proactive approach.
The Leo Full Moon is an opposition between the Moon in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius. Near the Sun in Aquarius are Nessus and retrograde Mercury. Nessus is a small planet of the centaur class. Chiron is the best-known centaur, and like Chiron, most planets in this category have to do with patterns that repeat across generations and the surfacing of old, possibly long-buried psychological material you may be in a better position to deal with (heal) now.
Nessus, specifically, speaks to how events occur in cycles — and are linked by the law of cause and effect. As Eric wrote on the Planet Waves blog Monday, “We have all heard of karma. That’s the bit about how every cause has an effect and every effect has a cause. I think of Nessus as the principle of ’cause and effect are never separate.’ Remember that as you make decisions this week.”
The Sun, retrograde Mercury and Nessus are in the sign of groups, possibly pushing your conscious awareness and communication toward conforming to the codified social expectations and patterns of Valentine’s Day. But the Moon is in Leo, which rules the heart. Nothing says, ‘I love you’ like a heart filled with compassion — for yourself as well as others.
Yours & truly,
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These Moonshine Horoscopes are written by Genevieve Hathaway. Genevieve is an astrologer and Planet Waves contributor. She is available for astrology readings. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Leo Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes | By Genevieve Hathaway
Aries (March 20-April 19) — At the moment, you may be working through some frustration or tension regarding a risk you wish to take. It’s as though you’re ready to take the leap but can’t see how you will land on the other side, or even if an ‘other side’ exists for you to land on. As an Aries Moon, you are used to shaping your world your way; having a feeling of control over what you build in your life. This current bold move is stretching your sense of control, bringing the feeling of tension and possible uncertainty. I suggest meeting this feeling of daring and the unknown head-on. Take stock of the resources at your disposal. You have plenty in the way of skills, experience and knowledge to renegotiate the situation as it unfolds and successfully make the leap that you are envisioning. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Beauty is an important component of your life, especially your environment. I don’t mean necessarily hanging expensive paintings in your home and having gold faucets in your bathroom; rather being surrounded with sounds, visual elements and things you can touch that bring you pleasure. I suggest taking note of your different environments — such as your home space, work environment, the view out of your house, places you frequent. Which ones do you feel most nurtured by, in terms of what is in the space, and which areas do you desire to rearrange or redecorate? Take some time over the next few weeks to rework and rethink all of your spaces. How can you change what is in them to provide greater emotional nourishment? Even a few small changes can provide you with a greater sense of emotional balance and harmony. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — During this week’s Full Moon in Leo, you are being called to reexamine the complex layers of your emotions. It’s time to shift through the layers of information contained in your emotional body to gain a new perspective on the family themes you have lived with on a daily basis. These themes include emotional and mental messages that govern decisions, personal perspectives and motivations. Often they operate on the unconscious level, surfacing as habits, thought patterns and emotional responses. You have an opportunity to examine these themes on the conscious level, to question many of these ideas and themes and whether or not they serve you. I suggest approaching this process with honesty regarding what is your material and what was taught to you. You are in a position to take over your internal dialogue. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — During the Leo Full Moon, you are working through a few new concepts regarding your sense of feeling good about who you are. Thought of another way, your ideas around what builds your self-confidence are expanding. These new ideas are grounded in your creativity — what you give back and contribute to the world that comes from deep within you. At the moment, you are working through a process of self-discovery that starts with your inner creative fire as a source of self-worth. Applying your inner creativity to all areas of your life brings a sense of authentic involvement with the world around you. It brings a feeling of belonging; a sense that there is not just space for you in the world, but that your contribution is needed. You are making contact with your inherent right to exist. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The current astrology is highlighting the place from where you derive your solid sense of security. At the moment, you may be questioning how secure in your life you really are. This can come with sensations of instability or feeling like what you felt was solid is just a mirage. External forms of security are just that — not authentic sources of inner security and strength. They can’t bring lasting emotional security because they can come and go. You are being called to make an honest assessment of what creates a genuine feeling of belonging in your life; to orient on an inner knowledge that who you are is solid ground — solid enough to stand on. Ultimately, this process is reconnecting you with your inner core, which provides that feeling that you do exist and you do have a place in this world. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — You may feel at odds between how you desire to live and how you are living daily. What you feel you need to do to stay emotionally healthy may not seem to fit with your daily structure and routines. Ultimately, you are the one in a position of power to control how you spend your time each day. Don’t give this personal power away through projecting blame, frustration or anger on other people or situations. You have the power to set your boundaries, lay out how you spend your time, and plan what you put your energy and love into. I suggest taking the next few weeks to reflect on what you need and how you can express the changes you desire. This will provide focused clarity in your upcoming discussions. A few honest conversations will get you far in restructuring how you live. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — You are taking a look at how you show up in larger group settings. You can think of this as who you are when you are out amongst your network and the groups that make up your public life. Group dynamics can influence who we are in these larger social situations. Think of this moment as a chance to check in and reevaluate how you are filtering yourself when you engage with others socially and professionally. Are you operating from a position of authenticity? Are you orienting on who the other people want you to be rather than who you are? You don’t have to shift that far to bring greater authenticity to your social interactions. Rather, a few conscious choices will help you bring more groups into your life that are aligned with who you are deep inside. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — As a Scorpio Moon, you naturally assume positions of leadership, like an old, worn, comfortable coat that you can easily slip on. A work opportunity is presenting itself, calling for you to put on the coat. Others are looking to you to provide the guidance and management to achieve a few long-held goals. This is bringing an intense focus on what you can and can’t achieve with your personal skill set, knowledge and experience. Much of what you have worked through on a personal, internal level over the past few years has prepared you to be ready for this moment. I suggest seeing any feelings of doubt or fear as a sign that you should do just the opposite — tackle the situation head-on and trust in yourself to be a strong and effective leader. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — During this week’s Leo Full Moon, you are working with a quickly changing system of beliefs, like some core ideas you’ve held for quite some time are now slipping like jelly through your fingers. What you believe today may feel dramatically different from what you believed yesterday. Take note of these changes in personal philosophies and viewpoints going back some time. I suggest actually sitting down and journaling out the beliefs that have guided your decisions and how you’ve felt over the last couple of years. You will be able to connect quite a few dots to follow an evolution in your belief system. What you are making contact with is how your desire nature forms a basis for much of your personal perspective. Ultimately, you are shifting to beliefs that are in alignment with your authentic desires, wants and needs. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You are working through a perceived impasse regarding how your personal resources are accessed and used by others. You can also think of this in terms of where you feel your boundaries are being ignored or overstepped in ways that impact your livelihood or finances. This Full Moon in Leo is taking place while Mercury is also retrograde. The current astrology is calling for a reevaluation of how you apply your boundaries with others, as well as where you need to renegotiate relationship agreements that impact you financially. I suggest taking the next few weeks to get clear on what you need in terms of the current agreements you are in. From this position of clarity, you will be able to communicate effectively with partners and colleagues to establish agreements that support both your needs and boundaries and those of the other individual. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Over this week’s Leo Full Moon you are working through a few questions regarding balance in your life — how to find an equilibrium between your career and your relationships. You’ve been through periods of time when you applied yourself intensely to one or the other. This brought much progress to one area of your life, but it may have come with the sensation that your life was full in some areas and experiencing a drought in other areas. You are reevaluating how this single-focused approach has or has not supported your feeling emotionally satisfied. As you look at ways to carve out time in your life for both your relationships and your career, I suggest taking the more holistic viewpoint: that both areas of your life support each other and help each other to grow. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Sometimes ‘different’ can be a good thing — disrupting outdated, set patterns; shaking loose information; changing perspectives. Sometimes ‘different’ can be a distraction or challenge to navigate. You are working with an internal need for something ‘different’ — such as different ideas or a new place to live, or a change in daily routines or even different types of people around you. This energy for change and newness may feel like it’s trying to burst forth from within you. I suggest taking a moment to pause and discern which ‘different’ you want in your life that serves where you are going, and which new idea, situation or person does not fit with your vision. A few new ideas, people or ways of doing things presenting themselves now will help you make positive changes to how you live on a daily basis. – by Genevieve Hathaway