The Moon in Astrology
The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition. Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past.
The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.
When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface. It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.
The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await). Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future.
In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.
The Moon is Reflective. Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality. Because of these feelings of familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security.
The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally. As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect. It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.
Dysfunctional Side of The Moon:
Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well. Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative. Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.
About the Sign of Leo
A heart of gold, benevolent, warm and fun loving you know when Leo is around. There is an air of royalty about Leo, proud and regal its symbol is the lion, king of the jungle. Leo is loyal and has a strong expressive energy sometimes finding difficulty in keeping their feelings hidden. If you are on the receiving end of Leo’s affections, you’ll think the sun has ever shined so brightly.
However, it is worth noting to stay clear of Leo’s drama, they can display attention seeking ways that can be misunderstood for arrogance and will turn some people off. They can be overly dramatic, self-centred and hot-tempered, they just have to be mindful of the feelings of others around them.
They have great charisma like Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford and are some of the most incredibly generous souls you’ll ever meet.
- Key Leo Facts: Leo Ruling Planet: Sun (shining personality, warm, energising, life giving)
- Leo Ruling House: 5th House: fun, creativity, children, energetic, expression, generous lover
- Leo’s Shadow: Needs Applause, Narcissistic, Self-Centred, Attention Seeking, Arrogance, Hot-Tempered, Insecurity, Boastful
- Leo Symbol: Lion
- Leo Medical Ruler: heart, aorta, blood pressure, inflammations, back and spine
- Leo Element: Fire
- Leo Modality: Fixed (stability, can be stubborn, reliability)
- Leo Counterbalance Sign: Aquarius
Full Moon in Leo
No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Leo Full Moon.
The Full Moon in Leo gets you to step up and shine, igniting creativity, the internal child, the lover and the romantic. You may find yourself wanting to tell people you love them, show them how much you appreciate them and even turning the romance and passion up in your life so give open heartedly. It’s a time to have fun, bring pleasure into your life and express your creativity in your own unique way.
You may have the desire to pursue a creative activity, perhaps something in the back of your mind you’ve been meaning to do for some time. Because Leo loves attention and being adored, you may want to get out more and socialise, be the life of the party and perform for others. The Leo Full Moon is inviting you to show your talents to the world unashamedly after all they are unique to you and you’ll have the courage of the lion to do it with flare.
Because Leo loves attention and to be adored, if you feel you are not being appreciated the Leo Full Moon may have you feeling insecure. This can lead to dramatic emotional outbursts if you feel your needs are being ignored you may feel more sensitive and vulnerable.
At this time the Leo Full Moon faces the Sun in Aquarius, it’s opposite sign. Both these signs correlate with feelings of our personal needs with the needs of others. Leo has the warmth of the Sun always while Aquarius is a distant sign and is further away from the sun. The generosity of Leo enables it to direct its warmth to far distant Aquarius bringing balance to both energies.
Suggestions for You to Do During the Leo Full Moon
- Do something where you’ll really have fun
- Bring more romance into your life and be generous to those you love
- Celebrate Your Life!
- Do something creative and artistic
- Show affection to either a special someone or a special animal
- Take steps to follow your dream
- Be generous to those yourself and those you love
How the Full Moon in Leo Coincides with Your Cycle
A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the energy sapping and gloominess of PMS of the previous week. After a couple of days, feelings of optimism arrive where you can look at pursuing creative projects. Affection is very strong in Leo and showing it to someone is important, interestingly one of the most beautiful features of Leo is “generosity”. In giving affection, love and generosity to another we instantly give it to ourselves.
You’re feeling empowered and eloquent today making it ideal to ask for something you want. Getting in touch with our wants and need helps us to live up to our potential. You will feel strong, confident and have a strong urge to experience the world today. Fun-filled emotions of joy, gratitude and excitement at the beauty of the world, and your place in it. You will be able to solve problems in creative and clever ways with rising progesterone and oestrogen impressing your colleagues and friends. This week is perfect to work on a creative endeavour. If you are socialising this week you may find yourself centre stage boosting feelings of confidence and inner security.
Romance! It’s an incredibly important drive of behaviour and who we are. We can turn into sexy Marilyn Monroe with a high-pitched voice adding to your attractiveness. You are feeling sexy and extremely turned on! You will feel very loving at times but watch the moodiness as the roar from Leo can be fierce.
This week can bring out the unhealthy and distorted side of Leo. With hormones dropping off, this is the week of PMS. Feelings of agitation, restlessness and in the most extreme heartache and anguish. Sensitivity is heightened if you are feeling you are being criticised or unappreciated. Be kind to yourself, watch your internal chatter especially if you are criticising yourself. The toxic side of Leo is drama, you could find yourself the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons.
*** The Full Moon in Leo will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.
As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.
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