The full moon is a time when we are filled up with a certain emotional experience or lesson. It brings this emotion and deeper feeling potential into our life. So, we may expect a pretty emotional week ahead, especially on February 19 with the full moon in Leo. The Leo lesson has to do with a fiery individuality that illuminates our life choices and the choices we’ve made in relationship to others, especially culture and society.
This culture and society as shown by Aquarius, the sign opposite of Leo. The sun is in Aquarius now, illuminating the need to connect with higher principles and ideas that benefit everyone. There’s a sense of social duty and responsibility now. In fact, a lot of the higher Leo feelings and emotions are fit into the larger social context of Aquarius.
This first Nakshatra in Leo is called Magha and is ruled by the divine ancestors, the great teachers that inform our personal life and our culture. Now is a very important time to notice the great teachings in your life and the teachers and traditions that have preserved those teachings for you.
Especially in this day and age, there are so many bad teachings and teachers. We live in an age of propaganda and unqualified Internet experts who pop up everywhere, with more ego and flash than wisdom. This is especially why we need to maintain purity of these teachings and traditions. This is exactly why this Nakshatra is “the heart of the lion”, because our cultures are spiritual traditions and values did not come cheaply. But we may be cheapening them or allowing others to cheapen them by not sticking up for them or speaking out when we see them violated.
Mars in Aries
Mars is now in Aries, making for a fighting spirit. But what are we fighting for or fighting against? Are we just doing battle to have something to win, or is it in defense of something meaningful or important? Are we angry and frustrated and venting that on our opponents or are we interested in truth?
Real courage is patient and is not easily baited or enticed into a time wasting argument.