Take heart, star gazers, and welcome the Leo full Moon. It always occurs opposite the Sun in Aquarius — at the height of winter when we need it most.
The Aquarius Sun tends to pull focus toward the contrast between the individual and the collective. Leo, on the other hand, is a more expressive sign. Some would probably say downright dramatic. Both have an independent but brotherly spirit. Leo energy, however, is a steady stream of warmth and play. This helps to ease the cooler, more impersonal energy of Aquarius.
We tend to be more inward at this time of year, but a Leo full Moon encourages us to wear our hearts on our sleeves. Balance in all things is the way.
If you’re feeling cold, take heart from Joni Mitchell, a triple water sign (read deep). Joni’s Jupiter in Leo in her 2nd house of career infuses her work with personality and success. In her 1966 “Both Sides Now,” she expresses the essence of the Leo-Aquarius axis, in which life is teeming with contrasts like play and loneliness. “Something’s lost and something’s gained in living every day,” she sings.
And if losing something includes your Spotify account because of Joe Rogan (a Leo, by the way), I suggest investing in a record player and a few albums from the late ‘60s.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Moon opposite Mars: It’s the little things that bother you most. Channel all challenging energies into exercise and compromise.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Moon opposite Venus: Feeling needy is fine, but if you can’t fill those needs with friends then eat your feelings alone. Just don’t order for two.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Moon opposite Mercury: Your normally apt way with words may be affected by your suppressed emotional life. The faster you let it out the sooner you can close it up again.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon opposite Neptune: Ground yourself with relaxing activities that you don’t have to take seriously, unless you want to be a one-person drama in three acts.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Moon trine Sun: Get in touch with your inner feminine this week if you want improved relationships and a sense of well-being.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Moon opposite Mercury: Instead of stumbling over emotional blocks, find a method or mentor to help you overcome your biases. Communication skills are a must.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Moon opposite Venus: Find something less interpersonal to bring you pleasure instead of catfishing yourself just to get some attention.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Moon opposite Mars: Fighting for a just cause requires action, not just words. If the pen is mightier than the sword, what’s mightier than the pen?
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Moon trine Jupiter: A helping hand or opportunity to travel manifests this week if you tap into your altruistic side. Don’t neglect to pay it forward.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Moon trine Saturn: You’ve got the emotional fortitude this week to handle delicate topics. Lean into the tried and true for solutions.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Moon trine Saturn: Seek advice from within this week and expect to be of counsel to those seeking advice from you.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Moon trine Jupiter: Learning to love and be loved will boost your standing in both social and professional circles. This is the way.