The Leo Full Moon (February 9, 2020 at 2:33 am EST) brings an opportunity to shine with the brilliance of our best selves and emerge from the darkness of the conjunction of Saturn to Pluto which weighed down the beginning of the month. The sign of Leo is majestic and creative, always seeking ways to shine and express the uniqueness of the Self, and in this Full Moon the Moon is aided by a trine to Mars in Sagittarius which helps to energize and amplify the fire of Leo to burn away any debris of darkness that may suppress our ability to shine our inner light with love and an open heart.
As in every Full Moon, the Moon here in Leo is opposite the Sun which is in Aquarius., but what makes the Leo Full Moon different is that the Moon is in the sign of the Sun (Leo is ruled by the Sun). So even though we have the opposition, there is also a linkage between the Sun and Moon that unites the conscious self (Sun) with the lunar instincts and emotional power.
Venus (relationships, attraction) has just moved into Aries where it carries a more fiery temperament, and that has amplified the influence of fire in the planetary spheres. From December and January’s Capricornian influence on duty and responsibility, we are shifting to a more self-oriented focus that emphasizes desire and action over structure and planning. There is some danger here that all of this fire can result in hasty decisions and actions that fail to take into account the unintended consequences that may result. Our relationships could be damaged in the crossfire, as shown by a conjunction from Venus to Chiron (wounding and healing) that may reveal a wound that must be healed before any progress can be made.
Full Moons carry a great deal of energy, and this energy can be used to carry our intentions (for better or for worse). Under this Leo Full Moon, we may want to send a prayer and affirmation that all of our hopes and dreams and desires be for the highest good and happiness of everyone concerned, and that the illumination of our best selves radiate through any darkness.