Moon Magic: Full Moon in Leo

Each New and Full Moon I dig into lunar astrology to write my newsletter and to set the theme for the associated Turtle Journey. I am not an astrologer, but I have enjoyed learning about this one aspect of astrology. I share some of what I am discovering here, along with a bit of magic.

When the Moon is full, she is in opposition to the Sun. Reflected sunlight illuminates the dark of night enough to cast shadows. The Full Moon marks the beginning of the time of culmination and completion when the results of actions taken during the waxing phases manifest results.

Tomorrow’s Full Moon is in Leo, the fixed Fire sign and ruled by the Sun. The archetypal energy of the Full Moon in Leo is the Ruler who, influenced by Leo’s tendency to seek spotlights, tends to show up in today’s world not as a real leader but rather someone who plays one on TV. While we need to shine a light on who we are giving power to, there is something to be said for acting as if you were a leader when you are called into that role.

When the Moon is in Leo you might desire attention, have a burst of creativity, or feel more confident than usual. While researching the astrology, I saw, more than once, a warning that the Full Moon in Leo can make you vain and it is a good time to check in with your humility. Well, f*ck that.

Too often up-and-coming leaders, especially women leaders, are called “attention whores,” “drama queens,” or overconfident. Yeah, the Full Moon in Leo might have you spreading your message with theatrics (maybe even interpretive dance) but you have important things to share and you should be heard. If this Moon phase has you feeling bold, put that to work and light up the sky, my friend! Show us all the muck of society that has been hidden in the darkness.

If you are not quite ready to shine, practice the magic of radiance. In a relaxed, meditative state, imagine a column of white light from the sky flowing into your big toe and lighting it up. Then spread the light into all five toes, your foot, your ankle, and up your leg. Flow the light across your pelvis and down the other leg all the way to those toes. Then bring the light into your abdomen, your chest, and your shoulders. Flow the light down one arm to your fingertips, then the other. Draw the light up your neck and into your head, so your entire body is filled with white light. Then become radiant, sensing the light shining all around you. End the practice when you are ready but hold onto the knowledge that you are a brilliant being.

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