• Article Window: Feb 3 to Feb 18
• The Full Moon is Tuesday, Feb 3, 3:09 PM PST
• Sun is 15° Aquarius, Moon is 15° Leo
• Current New Moon Theme (thru Feb 18): Embodying Vitality for Success
• Next New Moon is Feb 18
Current Lunar Cycle
The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.
Full Moon Astrology Article: A Time to Expand Your Horizon
Our Full Moon astrology this month is absolutely spectacular. Whenever the Full Moon occurs on one of the four “cross-quarter” degrees of the zodiac (15° Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio) you can expect to experience one of the most powerful Moons of the entire year.
Before I describe the potential impact the Full Moon can bring, it would be good to review the last New Moon theme of “embodying vitality for success.” This New Moon theme established an important direction toward which previous Lunar energies have been steadily building. (For more explanation see last month’s New Moon Astrology article.) Now that we have reached the Leo Full Moon these energies have matured in a spectacular manner.
Impact of the Cross Quarter
There are four major and creative release points in the zodiac. Since ancient times these energy release points have been understood as both sacred and powerful. These energy points have such a strong and distinct energy signature that they are often referred to as living entities. They are also the four archangels of the book of Revelations: the Bull (Taurus 15°), the Lion (Leo 15°), the Phoenix (Scorpio 15°), and the Angel (Aquarius 15°).
With the Full Moon at Leo 15° and the Sun at Aquarius 15° you can expect the two next weeks to be rich in various experiences that will impact you for a long time. These are experiences capable of having a significant impact on your life and are what I like to refer to as “peak experiences.”
During the next two weeks, starting with this week’s Full Moon, there is the opportunity to “over-indulge” in something that will have a long term impact on your life. Just how these energies manifest in your particular circumstance will be individual in nature. They can become extremely beneficial, especially if you understand the power behind this Full Moon.
I specifically used the phrase “over-indulge” to make a point. In this case, “over-indulging” is neither good or bad, but a recognition of the possibility to expand your horizon through a natural tendency to go overboard with enthusiasm. Respect is required for a beneficial outcome. Carelessness represents the shadow side and a possible detrimental outcome.
For example, over-indulging in work discipline could be exactly what’s needed to meet a crucial deadline to advance your career, whereas participating in a marathon without proper preparation could result in a serious injury. Your success will depend on how you respect the power that’s available and use your “over-indulge” in a beneficial way.
To offer a personal example: In my natal astrology chart the Full Moon occurs in the 12th house of unconscious patterns, karma, and/or spiritual work. To take advantage of this opportunity I plan to “over-indulge” in working toward the completion of a karmic, personal growth project I’ve been putting off for a long time. (For support in understanding your specific potential, schedule a personal astrology reading.)
Throughout this article I’ve been using the term “over-indulge” in a non-traditional way. It’s important to remember that you have a choice in how you respond to these tendencies. Faced with the “bigness” of the potentials, there may be a tendency to over-indulge in the shadow sides, leading to fear and paranoia. In contrast, the expanded nature of over-indulging will be to embrace positive aspects such as effort, courage, and new learning.
You have the opportunity now to use your imagination and creativity. See the next two weeks as a special time to set a new course in life, or perhaps to solidify something that you treasure and are already working toward. The opportunities are both rare and powerful. Use this natural time to “over-indulge” in the most positive manner possible and your results will be spectacular.
Uranus is perfectly positioned at Aries 14° to add power in the form of “electric fire.” Aries is a fire sign with fire coming in the form of high voltage, as observed in the quality of lightening quickness, and powerful potentials. When energized by Uranus in the trine (60° aspect), this fire-y energy is contributing to the Full Moon potential.
Mercury is retrograde and close enough to the Sun to be pulled into this incredible astrology pattern. Mercury’s energy works quite well with both Jupiter and Uranus. In this configuration Mercury will allow you to work with long-established patterns, either to clear them away, or by reinforcing them through decision making and clear thinking.
The combination of these unique potentials is creating the “perfect storm.” Understanding this perfect storm concept is crucial to your success in the next two weeks. So much of such a good thing could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or cure, or it could leave you crumpled on the side of life’s highway.
In and of itself the astrology pattern isn’t negative or positive, just powerful. Plan to move forward with confidence, clarity, and a sense of special opportunity and you will be able to this Full Moon potential for spectacular success.
The next two weeks have the potential to be a game changer.
February’s Full Moon is poised to change your life in a positive way. It’s a time for acceleration (a well-positioned Uranus) and a powerful release of life’s energies in your favor. Respect your natural limits, make a clear decision, and align with your inspiration.
Schedule a personal reading to maximize your potential. When scheduling, book a “Cross of Dharma reading” and I will automatically include your personalized Full Moon opportunity to move forward in life with confidence and power.
It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful Full Moon,
Check out Elizabeth Schermer’s Full Moon Video Tarot Reading for February 2015. It was recorded for the Alchemy Mystery School.