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Friday, January 22, 2016

Full Moon in Leo May Reveal Dramatic Truths

The first full moon of 2016 will be roaring into consciousness on January 23rd in 4 degrees of Leo.  Leo is the sign that rules the heart, and this full moon promises to be more emotional than usual due to all of the recent planetary activity involving Uranus, Pluto, Mercury, Mars and Neptune.   The January full moon is frequently referred to as the Wolf Moon, but some Native American tribes called it the Snow Moon.  I tend to agree with the Snow Moon moniker this year.  The east coast is expecting a snowstorm on the day of the full moon, which could really amp up the intensity of the storm due to the high tides, making it the first big storm of the winter season.
Astrologer Martin Schulman described the Snow Moon as “Ruling from the heart serves the highest good.”  Martin Schulman has written several books on karmic astrology and I was particularly inspired by two of them: Karmic Relationships and Karmic Astrology: Retrogrades and Reincarnation.

Creativity can soar with a full moon in Leo as we seek to shine and strut our stuff, but so can drama and emotion.  We may really need to rely on the detached quality of that Aquarius sun to get us through this full moon.  Remember to breathe! The higher vibration of a full moon is the desire to share with humanity which is what I believe Martin Schulman was describing. 

This past week’s planetary build up has been intense setting the stage for this powerful new moon.  On January 20th Mercury in Capricorn squared Uranus in Aries, prompting me to tweet:

Mercury in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries today can bring some unexpected communications in a strange way due to #MercuryRetrograde.”
On January 22nd, Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn.  This is bound to bring hidden or suppressed issues to light and important messages may surface. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Mars is in Scorpio, but it is still trining Neptune in Pisces.  There is no escape from the Pluto energy but having Mars trine Neptune can give us somewhat of a spiritual edge.  Two weeks ago I described the new moon in Capricorn as being derailed by Uranus and Pluto and the full moon in Leo is also taking a hit from these two powerhouse planets. We are by no means out of the woods yet when it comes to the effects of those seven Uranus Pluto squares from 2012-2015!  But it is further complicated by retrograde Mercury which is doing due diligence in terms of delivering messages that have been hidden and unheard for too long.  This retrograde Mercury is definitely helping us to get to the bottom of things before it stations direct in 15 degrees of Capricorn on January 25th.

Venus enters Capricorn on the 23rd, about five hours before the full moon.  The light hearted party days of Venus in Sagittarius are over and we are facing a much more somber tone with Venus in Capricorn.  So don’t expect Venus to cut us any breaks on this full moon.

Another beacon of light with this full moon in Leo is that Jupiter will be conjunct the north node in Virgo on January 23rd.  So we are being propelled forward in our destiny which may very well involve a healing path.
Many of us were still processing the recent deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman when we heard that Glenn Frey of the Eagles died on January 18th.  It seemed to fulfill the old saying that death comes in threes.  At the time of his death, transiting Saturn in Sagittarius was conjunct his ascendant and Mars in Sagittarius in his first house.  Saturn on one’s ascendant and Mars can bring health challenges while trying to usher in a new cycle of being.  Ironically Glenn Frey released a solo song in 1982 called “I’ve Been Born Again.” The rebirth for him was quite literal on January 18th with this Saturn transit and with transiting Mars in Scorpio squaring his progressed Mars in Aquarius.  But his musical genius will long be remembered, as evidenced by his Venus Neptune conjunction in Libra and the body of creative work he created that fulfilled his 5th house north node in Taurus.
For those of you who are morning people and are sky watchers, check out the visibility of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter about an hour before sunrise for the next month.  I have no idea what astrological significance this has, but it does seem to be generating quite a lot of buzz.  Enjoy the view if you are so inclined!

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am channeling that north node and Jupiter in Virgo energy by offering my Reiki services. If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off.  Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body. 

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