by Leo Knighton Tallarico
There is a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo tonight February 26 at 11:38 PM Eastern USA time. The Sun is in “do it my own way even if people think I am weird” Aquarius. Opposite that planetary position is the Moon in “I think I am cool, I’m having fun and being popular” Leo. How does that work if the two come together? Michael Jackson or Lady Gaga come to mind as good metaphors for that combination.
As this Full Moon is experienced, which is usually for three days (a day before the Full Moon, on the day, and the day after); you may have the experience of thinking and being out side the box, skeptical of conventional reality, while also wanting to be popular, accepted and liked by others.
The Aquarian goes looking for a car and looks to find something different, not the usual car, but also one that is socially conscious, gets good mileage and is environmentally correct. The Leo wants one that is beautiful and shiny and makes your heart sing every time you see it.
Use this Full Moon to find a balance between what is unique, inventive, and socially conscious, on the one hand; with what is creative, fun, and opens your heart on the other hand.
Aquarius is of the mind and usually possesses idealistic principles that it is committed to living up to. When off course it is cynical of so much in the world, and feels it cannot fit in anywhere. Leo is of the heart and shines its glowing warm aura for all to be uplifted by. When it is off course it gets too filled with itself and its ego is out of control.
Later this week, on Wednesday the 30th of January, there is a turning point as Jupiter changes from Retrograde to Direct. The Saturnian Capricorn influence is waning as only Pluto and Venus remain in Capricorn and Venus will enter Aquarius this coming Friday.
So the limiting contracting energies are getting weaker and the expansive rays of Jupiter will be on the rise. Add the progressive influence of Aquarius, and this coming week brings a feeling of moving more strongly into idealism and high minded pursuits. Also on Wednesday the Sun squares Saturn, to somewhat dull the upliftment of Jupiter.
But nevertheless the Jupiter shift will help you to shift gears into more hopeful and expansive attitudes.
Adding to that hopeful feeling is Imbolc next Saturday February 2. The pagan celebration of Imbolc has become Groundhog Day in our contemporary world. It is a symbol of the midpoint of Winter, and now we turn more firmly toward the light and hope of Spring.
So this week begin to shed the doldrums of Winter and begin to visualize more positive movements in your life.
This winter there has been in the media and the mainstream medical world a mission of worry and fear for germs, flu and sickness. People are now more than ever, it seems, obsessive/compulsive neurotic about staying away from germs.
Though of course germs and viruses do have influence in causing illness, the mainstream world does not acknowledge the wisdom of our souls and bodies in relationship to illness. Sometimes we need nurturance or time to reflect or time to release emotional toxins or wounds, and our bodies and souls call us to illness.
If we do not need these emotional or spiritual reasons for sickness, then no matter how many germs are around you will not get sick.
Holistic health healers do understand the connection between our psyches, emotions, and spiritual state with our physical world and bodies.
All is connected and can be seen in a meaningful and sacred manner. The world of germs is not out to “get us”. And our bodies often need temporary ailments as part of our natural healing. A healing crisis, though often very painful, brings with it a deep release and a renewal of body and spirit.
We are taught that all is material/physical, bad and good luck, or carelessness and failure. Instead all is connected and meaningful, holistic and connected to the wisdom of soul and body.
As the light gets stronger every day now, especially after the shift Imbolc brings, bring more light and positive hope into your heart and mind. When you are connected to your deeper soul and the Universe, all life looks more meaningful and connected, even when it is not going the way your personal will wants it to go. Your ego self does not have the wisdom of your soul and “higher self”. It seeks to control life and not allow it to unfold naturally.
In March and the Spring of 2013, during Eclipse Season 2013, the status quo of our lives will be shaken up so we get out of our familiar same-old addictions and habits, and open up to the unified rays of your deeper soul and the Universe.
These shakeups will help to get you more in touch with the energies of truth and love, energies that cannot be truly accessed when we are trying to keep old toxic patterns and familiar ways from being let go.
The first eclipse will be a Lunar Eclipse full Moon on April 25; the second a Solar Eclipse New Moon on May 9; and then a more rare third eclipse, another Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on May 25.
Yet energies will begin to intensify as early as March, when Mars and Uranus will make conjunction in Aries near the time of Spring Equinox.
So now this week, feel the shift to more hope and light, but realize it is a deep subtle shift. Do not expect your life to change overnight. Nevertheless, more “positive” energies are moving in to help you to believe your life is moving just as it should, as long as you are proactively involved.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.