Blessings of the LEO Full Moon!
When Leo shows up, our solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras are activated and our personal power center gets a needed boost. Think (and chant) I AM. Use this Full Moon for magick, manifestation, and blessings! Themes for this Full Moon are about personal power and expression – how do we channel our passion into the world for the greater good? Four planets in Aquarius (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn) expand our expression into the collective, but also set up a fixed T square that can create conflict between the personal and the collective.
Some of the more intense astrological themes of 2020 (especially Mars and Uranus) have been brought forward into 2021, but hopefully, we are now better equipped with the wisdom of experience to handle them. This very powerful Full Moon in Leo opposes the Sun and four planets in Aquarius creating a tension between personal and collective needs. What is it that we really want to create and express individually that also contributes to the bigger picture? How can we make the world a better place? The air sign planets will continue this theme all through the month of February when six planets (including the New Moon) are all in the sign of Aquarius. The dawning of the Age of Aquarius begins in the heart. This Full Moon in Leo, the sign of the Heart, illuminates the way out of the collective fear and chaos. It is by acknowledging the power of love and expressing it in our own lives can we move forward. ~ Astrology Update from Mary Lomando
To add to this busy lunation and various cosmic dances, Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius on 1/30/21 and goes direct 2/20/21. Expect the usual technology glitches, communication misunderstandings, and travel issues if you are still traveling. Take this time for a review of your communities, your networks, how things are working in these areas, and how you can improve upon them. Use Mercury Retrograde as a respite, a time of revisiting everything that has occurred since the last one in November 2020. Grounding into the energy of the retrograde invites the energy to work with you.
Sending you all the blessings for this lunation! Invite the light and leave some of your anxiety and worry behind. The candles are always burning here at MotherHouse and I send you much love and wishes for safety and wellness!
RESOURCES FOR LEO FULL MOON
Astrology Update for Full Moon in Leo by Mary Lomando
Chinese New Year Treasures for Year of the Metal Ox from Gwynne Warner
Full Moon Kuan Yin Blessing Ceremony with Gwynne Warner (only available for THIS moon!)
Goddess Wheel of the Year Readings with Kimberly Moore
Lunar Yoga with Michelle Boxley
Year of the Witch Almanac – Hearth Witch is now available! by Kimberly Moore, Marisa McCall, and Michelle Boxley
For more personal information on how this Moon is impacting you, look to where Leo sits in your chart, or book an appointment with an Astrologer to go over your personal chart and transits. My two favorite Astrologers are: Mary Lomando and Audrey Alison.
ABOUT THE ZODIAC SIGN OF LEO
Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra
Ruled by: The Sun
LEO in the Body: eyes, upper back and spine, forearms, wrists, and heart
Crystals to amplify Leo energy: Amber, Ametrine, Carnelian, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Copper, Danburite, Garnet, Fire Opal, Golden Topaz, Goldstone, Orange Calcite, Red Agate, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye
Plant Allies for Leo: Angelica, Basil, Bay, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Ginger, Lime, Neroli, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Tarot Cards: Strength, The Sun
GODDESSES FOR LEO NEW MOON
If the Moon speaks to our Soul, then the Sun speaks to our Spirit. She (ohhhhh yes, SHE) is the Life Giving Mother – the light and energy infused into every living being. We open to her inspiration, healing, and purification! The Sun Goddesses have a daily cycle (sunrise, noon, and sunset), as well as a seasonal cycle of the Equinoxes and Solstices. As we approach Summer Solstice, Mother Sun is reaching Her zenith and just after will begin Her slow but steady journey to the longest night on Winter Solstice.
Choose a Sun Goddess from the list below and commit to Sun Devotions for at least a week. For the morning, set your intention for the day and give thanks for new beginnings. At noon, absorb Her healing rays and give thanks for the energy shared. In the evening, review your intentions and offer gratitude for your day.
- Akycha – Inuit Sun Goddess
- Amaterasu – Japanese Shinto Sun Goddess
- Arinnitti (Arinna) – Hittite Sun Goddess
- Bast – Egyptian Warrior Goddess of the Sun
- Brigid – Irish Goddess of Sun and Fire (Brigid’s Day is 2/1!)
- Hathor – Egyptian Solar/Sky Goddess
- Malina – Goddess of the Sun in Greenland
- Mawu – Dahomey Goddess of Sun & Moon
- Paivatar – Finnish Sun Goddess
- Rhiannon – Welsh Goddess of the Otherworld & the Sun
- Saule – Baltic (Lithuania and Latvia) Sun Goddess
- Sekhmet – Egyptian Goddess of the noonday Sun & flame as Nesert
- Shapash – Canaanite Goddess of the Sun & “Torch of the Gods”
- Sulis – Celtic Goddess of Sun & Sacred Waters
- Sunna (Sol) – Norse Sun Goddess
- Unelanuhi – Cherokee Sun Goddess
- Xihe – Chinese Solar Deity & Mother of ten suns
- Yhi – Aboriginal Goddess of Sun & Creation
Other Goddesses for LEO: Bee Goddesses, Fire Goddesses
RITUALS, PRACTICES, AND WORKINGS FOR LEO NEW MOON
BANISH AND BLESS: Allow the vibrant Leo Moon to illuminate what needs to be nurtured and what needs to be released. Replace the released energy with gorgeous, golden intentions and LEO Moon Magick!
DIVINATION: Try a 3 card spread for this Moon with the first position representing your Solar Plexus Chakra, the second position representing your Heart Chakra, and the third position representing your throat chakra. POWER, LOVE, TRUTH. Need some clarity? Throw a fourth card to represent outcome. Record your results in your journal and use the cards for meditation AND action.
- For this Leo Full Moon – you can also use a PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE spread as there is energy coming up from the past that is highlighted by other aspects. See my Full Moon divination below using the Mystic Sisters Oracle Deck by Emily Balivet.
SACRED SELF CARE: Pick a beautiful basket to gather your favorite sacred self care tools. What crystals like to chat? What oils assist you in shifting your energy? Are there images of Goddess that remind you that you were created in Her image? A new journal and plenty of colored pens? How about a book of poetry? Make these tools the assistants for divine alignment!
SOLAR MAGICK: Workings for personal power and expansion, creativity, light, illumination, increase spells, positive energy, blessings, fertility, growth, wealth, attraction, politics, fire magick, candle magick.
YOGA: Sun Salutations
CANDLE MAGICK: Dress your candles for present and future magickal workings with a boost from the Full Moon!
- Colors to use for Leo Moon workings: White (for purification), Yellow (for cleansing and to raise energy), Red (for power, courage, passion), and Black (for release)
Creatrix: She Who Makes by Lucy Pearce
Drawing Down the Sun: Rekindle the Magick of the Solar Goddesses by Stephanie Woodfield
O Mother Sun by Patrician Monaghan
Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche