Monday, February 6, 2012

Full Moon in Leo on February 7th

Great game, Giants.  I'm not a football fan, but that was some exciting ending wasn't it? They'll be having a ticker tape parade tomorrow.  I've only been to one, and only because I happened to work right in the area.  It was in the 90's when the Yankees won.  It was an amazing sight to see, but no fun when you were trying to make it through the crowd to get your lunch.  

Played hooky today.  Didn't sleep much last night.  First it was the leg pain, then I had to use the bathroom.  Sometimes I just lay there and hope it will go away, which I know is not healthy. Good way to get a bladder infection. I just hate to climb out of bed once I have found a comfortable position.  Then, after about an hour I get up and go to the bathroom.  Afterwards, I remind myself not to do that again.  Had I got up when I originally had to go, I probably would have been to sleep already.  Finally, about 3 am I fell asleep, only to be woken again by 4 am when hubby woke up.  He's quiet, yes, but I am such a light sleeper, the person upstairs can wake me up.

So here we are again with another Full Moon upon us. I am having trouble keeping up.

When the moon is full it is as if the eternal light of the great spirit were upon the whole world.

-- Black Elk--

According to folklore, the Native Americans named this month's Full Moon the 'Snow Moon' because tribes in the northeastern United States had to survive some of winter's heaviest snows in February. This was a time of hardship. It is also called the  Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult. This moon is also known as Quickening Moon because it occurs closest to Imbolc at a time when new life is beginning. 

Devotion to Ishtar, the chief goddess of Babylon, led to tales of Hebrew women kneading dough and baking cakes in shape of the silvery moon in honor of the 'queen of heaven'.  At Athens, Full Moon shaped honey cakes with lights stuck in them, were offered to the moon-goddess, Artemis, and in Arabia similar offerings were made to the goddess Al-Uzza, was represented by the star Venus.  
Women in the Orient still bake moon cakes in honor of their moon goddess, Chang O. 

During a Full Moon, the Moon is opposite to the Sun, lying in a direct line on the other side of Earth, in the opposing zodiacal sign to that of the Sun, and completely illuminated. It is usually considered to be the climactic time of the month, a period of fulfillment, when the expectations begun at the new beginning moon are fulfilled. Emotions run high, and feelings on all levels is heightened.  This month's Full Moon will fall in the zodiac sign Leo, the Sun's sign, on February 7th. Leo is a fixed and fire sign. It is shining, impulsive, enthusiastic. He represents the individual; the Sun in Aquarius represents the group, creative self- expression versus group expression, individual needs versus global issues.  Leo embraces self-expression; Aquarius will teach us how to work together as a team.

The function here is to bring balance between the areas where the Sun and the Moon are. With the Aquarius/Leo axis, the integration is between group and individual consciousness. This Full Moon is all about achieving the balance between the two signs. The Full Moon in Leo has an emotional need to shine and be praised by others; he needs to feel appreciated.. Care needs to be taken to avoid melodramatic displays to grab the spotlight or leadership positions.

During this Full Moon....
....Use the fiery energy of this Full Moon to do a candle spell for clearing negativity. Surround yourself with bright uplifting colors such as reds, oranges, bright yellows. Aquarius is connected to the 11th house of the horoscope which signifies friends, communities, groups and all our social networks. It is a good time to be social, and to help others. Do something really fun and exciting.


  1. Mary, don't *let* me hear you say, you do not void, when you need to! You know what you are playing-russian-roulette with. -sigh- You know! You said so.

    Yes, "Auntie" is scolding you. Because she is so much your senior and can do so. -chuckle- Sure she can! She's not in your space, so she can, hu?


    But you know, I only mean it, with love. And with knowledge of sad consequences. UTI and etc. Yish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please........... Is that better? I ask please. Rather than to scold. After all, I don't like to be scolded. How silly of me, to scold another.

  2. Sheesh...I learn something new all the time.
    Reminder to matter how much you dread getting out of bed with the pain and pain with movement...get a$$ out of bed to pee and avoid those terrible UTI's. ;0)
    We be in the same boat Mary. (((hugs)))Pat

  3. I'm a light sleeper too, Mary. Ear plugs can work wonders, I really recommend them!

  4. My house is decorated mostly in reds oranges and yellows so looks like I'm covered ; )

    I hate football but did watch the half time show. I thought it was funny that Madonna pretended to sing and Cee Lo actually sang while standing right next to her. Does anything make that woman feel stupid?