February’s Full Moon occurs Friday, February 18, at 3:36 AM, EST, at 29 degrees of Leo- Leo is the natural ruler of the fifth house of love affairs, as well as friendships and children. There is nothing mundane about Leo as it is the most dramatic of signs, and represents the showman.
We will all feel a bit like taking the spotlight, which holds a dual potential. Everyone can enjoy the being the center of attention, but the other side of the coin is that situations can become overblown and overly dramatic, and reach a boiling point with no one really understanding what is going on.
The 29th degree of Leo is called the Anaretic degree. Author Helen Adams Garrett writes, The 29th degree is in the Aries decan, prompting great egotism and self-sufficiency which may repel cooperation of other people. This is the dwad of Cancer supplying great sensitivity and some insecurities.”
The full moon opposes Neptune creating a lack of clarity. Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion, lack of clarity and lies and deception. Believe only half of what you see, let alone what you hear. Thinking and communication may not be clear. This is an excellent time for any spiritual activity, creativity, or interest in metaphysics, and this path or creativity is the highest use of the energy. This is not the time to make long range decisions that have consequences.
This will be an intense full moon, full of drama that may carry over for the next few days, especially if a personal planet in your chart is being affected by 25-29 degrees of Leo. Those most affected will be Leo and Aquarius born during the latter part of the sign as well as those born during the late period of Scorpio or Taurus. There may be a tendency to over drink or overindulge, especially among those who have that tendency.
The energy of this full moon is extra intense because three planets will form a conjunction immediately afterwards-Neptune, Mars and Mercury. These three planets will all be contributing their energy that will manifest situations in our lives. Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion, and confusion. Mars is the “God of War,” and the planet of action and Mercury is the planet of communication. In Aquarius they are all ruled by Uranus which creates sudden and unpredictable situations, and events
On Sunday, February 20, Mercury, the planet of communication conjuncts Neptune and Mars at 28 degrees of Aquarius, and this follows on the heels of a very intense full moon, creating a major impact. With Neptune, the potential exists to soar to the highest of highs, or alternatively the lowest of lows. It is time to dream, set your imagination free, but be careful voicing your thoughts. While this transit may hold the potential to soar in terms of spiritual, empathic and creative thoughts, it also holds the potential for aggressive, speech that is not based upon fact, but rather fantasy and false information. Watch out for conditions that may make driving and travel dangerous, and remember your thinking may not be clear, nor your communication with or from others. This transit always holds the potential for deception and lies.
Also on Sunday, February 20, Mercury crosses the Mars/Neptune conjunction and enters the sign Pisces. Thus, the first of the three planets in this major conjunction of Neptune-Mars-Mercury will cross over, giving a little more clarity of thought and action. Mercury will be the second planet this month to enter Pisces, creating a further shift in energy, and a positive planetary placement for water and earth signs. Pisces represents the twelfth house, and is associated with Neptune, the planet of dreams and spirituality.
The Sun enters Pisces on February 20, changing up the energy from the past 30 days with the Sun in Pisces. Pisces is the natural ruler of the twelfth house of the zodiac associated with endings and the subconscious mind. It’s ruler is Neptune, the planet of dreams, spirituality, and assorted other topics. The energy will be calmer and less intense in this water Sign.
Monday, February 22, Mars and Neptune remain together in a conjunction Mars-Neptune can work for all creative types who may reach a peak in their particular art form, and the highest use of the energy is in serving others, and the world. Prayer, meditation, and other consciousness raising activities are favored, as Neptune is planet without an ego. The two do not generally work well together as Mars is ego driven and oriented toward action, while Neptune is selfless and about sacrifice, therein lies the inherent problem. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus (and Saturn) and some will feel a desire to set themselves free of oppressive situations that have held back growth. For many it will be a tiring transit, prone to low energy or depression. It is not a time for confrontation or making major decisions. Aquarius is the natural ruler of the eleventh house of friends, hopes and wishes and at this time you could feel incredibly discouraged and that it is back to the drawing board. In all probability it is not, but rather a time of inward reflection as to your place in the larger picture of the universe. Daydreaming, wasting time and energy is a common manifestation and intense dreams are a possibility.
In the World and News
Weather conditions that involve water will dominate parts of the country and the world, making travel in some places difficult. We may hear news of accidents. Aquarius is the sign of revolution and the revolutionary, and there may be further attempts for those in some countries in the Middle east to hope for revolution, but this is a confused transit and subject to discouragement, lies and deception. Propaganda will abound and lies will dominate the truth. There is a lack of clarity and direction during this time. Those who talk the talk may not walk the walk, and idealistic or fanatical viewpoints will be espoused. There could be news that involve chemicals, germs or gasses. There may also be news relating to gay individuals, or gay rights and situations that involve sex.