FULL MOON IN LEO – January 26-27


leo-aquariusThis full moon in Leo, seems to close or add a vital ingredient to the theme begun for the new moon in Cancer on January 11th. We know that when the full moon falls on Leo it is because the Sun is in Aquarius.
Last night, in one of my classes one of my students brought me the transcript of the acceptance speech of Barack Obama for his last inauguration as President. Barack Obama, a Leo with Aquarius Ascendant, began the speech citing a portion of the Declaration of Independence of his country which reads as follows:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, which are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
There is an air of Leo-Aquarius in these words, especially in the declaration that “all men are created equal” (Aquarius) and with special talents, unique to each one, to be developed in “the pursuit of happiness” (Leo). The Leo-Acuario drama, talks about how to be special and develop our personal and unique talents and at the same time, part of a group, a team,which benefits all and also each member thereof. How to join a group and be part of a whole without losing our individuality. Obama adds: “preserve our individual freedom, in the end, requires collective action”.
Sometimes I think that movies are a perfect example of this. It requires a very good team (director, writer, actors, lighting technicians, musicians, etc) to make a good film. If you then get a very good movie then everyone involved shine therefore.
This full moon in Leo, formes a T-square with Saturn in Scorpio. This is a reminder, that our freedom ends where someone else’s starts . There are boundaries in life that are undeniable and if we don’t respect them or apply them in our life, then life will remind us of them, all the time. If you want to jump from a very high mountain paragliding, you must first learn how to do it. If you want to spend 10 hours in the gym and you are over 60 years old, you ought take care of your heart. If you want to be the best pianist in the world you must play piano for many hours, and like Malcolm Gladwell says, at least 10,000 hours, before you may call yourself a good pianist. Saturn constantly reminds us that we are not gods, we have limits and also the fact that everything requires hard work, to become good, even love. Especially love.
Venus in Capricorn is in a to Eris in Aries, and this seems to remind that the exclusivity in love, is very difficult. That we can not be “so special” for anyone, so that he/she never finds anybody more interesting, or more beautiful than us. There is always someone better than us, but there is never another equal to us.
What makes us special and unique, is not being the most beautiful, the most interesting, or the most intelligent, what makes us unique, is our own combination of all this. Nobody has to offer exactly the same thing. What makes us special and unique is daring to be who we really are. With our talents, difficulties, inner demons, limitations, and vision of life. He or she who carries his own baggage with dignity and confidence, with the conviction that he or she also has something to offer to the whole, now, that’s sexy.! The wrath of Eris is toned down with Acceptance and Humility.
Uranus in Aries also forms a conjunction to Pallas in Aries and at the same time, the two of them form a square to Pluto in Capricorn. The issue of independence and the freedom to exercise our rights is one of the reminders of this combination. Pallas connects us with the old struggle between the masculine and the feminine. The choice of celibacy as defense or “revenge” against the opposite sex or the struggle for equality in the relationship. Power struggles with other women, with female bosses, teachers, are exacerbated by this contact to Pluto. Still, Pallas-Urano, form a trine to the Moon and a sextile to the Sun, therefore, the struggle for independence and personal freedom, may not encounter so much resistance. It could help us discover that the resistance is in our own mind.
Jupiter stations direct in Gemini on January 30, which will bring a deep sense of optimism and faith, it may bring the rewards of efforts and hard work of the past. Jupiter has been in square to Chiron, for the past 6 months , suggesting the road to follow in search of the desired healing. Something within us, pushes us to seek, beyond the neighborhood, for the right answer, one that shows us the path to follow.
Fixed signs, will be most affected by this lunation, especially with the passage of Mars by Aquarium, which has added a bit of stress to Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Feel free to comment on your experience of this lunation.


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