Full Moon in Leo
3:53 pm Pacific
6:53 pm Eastern
I love February, and its emphasis on Love!
This is the third article I’ve written about Love this month, and it’s a theme I’m seeing everywhere. I shared my Self-Love promise with you here, and talked about how loving thoughts lead us to loving actions — and vice versa — here.
Now…We have a Full Moon tomorrow, right on Valentine’s Day. Nice!
Fiery Leo ignites passion, incites loving thoughts, words and actions. Don’t hold back. Let the love out — loud, proud, and unexpected! We’re inching closer to Spring here in the north, and in most places, even the coldest places, you can begin to see signs of new growth. The color red is everywhere: red roses, store displays, red buds on the swelling new growth on bare branches. So while it still may be gray, and cold, and even frozen, celebrate. Accept the invitation: wear red and gold in a mid-Winter fiery burst of self-expression. Give out flowers and Valentine’s cards. Give them to those you love, or even better, give them to strangers. Give love, get a smile!
- Where is the romance in my life today; who’s cheering for me and urging me to shine my light?
- What different forms can my romantic expression take? What am I called to express today?
- Who and what kindles the flame of my heart, and how do I want to let them know?
- How can I express appreciation for this flame I see and cherish in others?
- How can I acknowledge and celebrate those who mean so much to me?
For your business
Remember that Mercury retrograde is moving in close alignment with the Sun in Aquarius this week, shining a bright light on your thoughts. This is a great time to process and move forward with recent events and ideas, and to look at challenges and issues with Aquarius’s broad understanding of timing and impact. Reminder: Let the Merc Rx hold you back from impulsive action. This is a great time to plan, revise, rethink, revisit and then wait just a little bit more before jumping into action or responding to communication, especially any that is charged.
Name this Full Moon in a way that works for you!
Every month I dig into my sources and find the traditional names for this month’s Full Moon. It finally occurred to me that some months the traditional names don’t match what I’m seeling, feeling, experiencing.
For example, this month’s traditional Full Moon names include:
- Trapper’s Moon
- Budding Moon
- Bony Moon
- Little Famine Moon
- Moon of the Raccoon
- Moon When Trees Pop
- Moon of Ice
- Storm Moon
- Snow Moon
Clearly all these names come from people who were experiencing cold snowy winter conditions in February. I don’t have that any more. My Februarys here in the Bay Area can be rainy, cold but not freezing (except on rare rare occasions). The days can also be sunny and warm. Either way, we already have new growth and blossoms. The magnolias have come and are nearly gone. Now I see apple, pear, plum, cherry blossoms everywhere. I’ve seen daffodils and jonquils in bloom. I see buds on nearly all branches.
I’m naming my own Moons, names that fit my climate and what nature is doing here where I live!
My name for February’s Leo Full Moon is Spring Blossom Moon (see the image I created above).
I’d love to know what name is right for this month’s Full Moon where you are. Please share what comes up for you — about the name for this Moon and about how this Moon shines on and for you — in the comments.