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2/9/20 Leo Full Moon

If we think of each Zodiac Sign as a piece of music, Aquarius would be the collaborative creation of a full string ensemble, a choir, and maybe even a full band. Leo, on the other hand, would be the product of a solo artist, recording each instrument on his own.. or perhaps the songwriter who employs the assistance of studio musicians whilst maintaining the image of *individual*.

The Aquarius-Leo Axis is sometimes known as the Axis of Ego. I see it as the Axis of Vision.

It is across this axis that we can begin to understand the relationship we have with our self as it relates to the groups & circles we find ourselves in. The Full Moon is a time of celebration & ritual… & a time to balance the monthly opposition of Sun & Moon. The lion might prefer to remain in his den, being too proud to take part in the water-bearer’s community gatherings, but he must learn that there is greater power in numbers & that when one soul shines, the collective shines as well. Finding balance enables us to revel in Leo’s fire, standing in our individual power & potential, AND be fueled by Aquarian winds which could take us to the furthest limits of who we can become.

According to the Vedas, each planet rules a chakra, and the nature of the planet expresses itself through the yin & yang dualities via the rashis (astrology signs). Leo (ruled by the Sun) is associated with our Third Eye, Ajna, of pure intention & creativity. Aquarius (ruled by Saturn) is associated with the our Root, Muladhara, our security & stability. Focusing on these energy centers in meditation can deepen our connection to the cosmos & potentially help us find a bit of internal balance. Imagine the Moon shining brightly between your eyes, just above the brow, while the Sun illuminates the space just below the base of your spine.

The Moon will oppose the Sun at approximately 2:33 am EST on 2/9, about a day before reaching perigee- the point nearest Earth in her orbit- making the Full Moon appear larger than normal. But this will not be a ‘Supermoon’ (which is not necessarily an astronomically correct term, & simply describes when perigee is reached at the moment of exact sun-earth-moon alignment). The Moon rises tonight (2/8) just before sunset & sets tomorrow morning (2/9) just after sunrise, both being optimal chances to see our beautiful satellite grace the horizon.

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