Full Moon in Leo
Transit strength: strong yearly transit.
Transit duration: energies will be present throughout the week, strongest influence on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday the 31st, at 11° in Leo, a lunar eclipse also called a Supermoon will occur. Supermoons are Full Moons, as well as New Moons who occur while the Moon is closest to Earth. In 2018 we will witness three such Supermoons. This lunar eclipse will also be a total lunar eclipse, mainly seen in the Pacific and Asian regions where the Moon will turn blood red. On top of it all, this full Moon also happens to be the 2nd full Moon this month, called a Blue Moon. We are indeed going to witness a very rare astrological event, with a profound influence. A Super blue blood Moon.
Astrologically speaking, the Moon will have a very strong influence on many individuals because of its proximity to the Earth and also because of its total eclipse. Leos, Aquarians, Taurians and Scorpios will be affected the most, especially those born at the end and the beginning of January/February, April / May, July / August, October / November. All those who have important astrological points and planets between 8 ° and 14 ° in the sign of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio will also experience these energies in a profound way.
Emotional needs, moods, challenges, responses, frustrations
Full Moon in Leo will bring strong self-expression needs. Significant values such as originality, uniqueness, creativity, playfulness will arise. We will look for a way and an opportunity to leave our mark on this world. We will want to present ourselves to people, within our social, business environment, publicly and privately in our best, most desirable light. We will desire social affirmation, confirmation, and, of course, a lot of attention, as the energy of the lion makes us crave for it.
What people think of us will be important. It will also be essential that the world perceives, recognises, respects and admires our various and unique abilities, knowledge, gifts, talents, etc. Our social status and social integration will especially depend on our ability to successfully express unique aspects of our personality.
Of course, just like with every Full Moon, and especially with a Super moon, challenges are inevitable. Expressing, discovering one’s own uniqueness, learning about one’s own uniqueness may not be the most enjoyable thing or process. Certain parts of our true self will perhaps surprise us, scare us, and inspire us at the same time. On the other hand, some personal expectations may prove difficult to meet in real life situations. Plans, ideas, desires can also fail or my be left unrealised. The inability to express our unique personality, the inability to fulfil our own wishes, desires and expectations will naturally have negative effects on our self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, pride and social power.
It is necessary to emphasise that with every Full Moon aspect, an opposition the Moon forms with the Sun plays an important role. This time the Sun is in Aquarius, addressing our abilities of social cooperation and integration. Important values of Aquarius such as equality, equity, fraternity, social justice become prominent. Social progress, social, environmental awareness and active social engagement in terms of improving as well as changing certain social standards and mechanisms also become issues we deal with more often. Strong presence of Aquarian energies will be felt in a wider, global social sense, however on the individual level, this Full Moon brings to the fore the aspect of successful social integration. To stand out from the crowd will be an important but in no way a light challenge for every individual. We may have to confront, rejection, failure and consequently we may become anxious and afraid to express and realise our desires, ambitions, goals.
We should not allow such manifestations of these energies to take hold on us. It should be noted that the process of social promotion and social affirmation through which the uniqueness of the individual within the social organism is confirmed and recognised, is a complicated and difficult process. It is of utmost importance for all of us to distinguish ourselves from other people and to shine in all our uniqueness. However in order to achieve that we need to be aware of the importance of developing certain social skills, cooperation skills and, of course, personal strategies of success. Values of determination, persistence, patience and perseverance, as well as courage itself play an important role. Failures, falls are part of this process. Establishing a position and a role within society, leaving your mark on the world is a necessary undertaking with a difficult learning curve. Whoever will be able to fully understand and appreciate the process mentioned above, while adhering to a number of important values also mentioned above, will find it much easier to cope with all the inconveniences, fears and problems that this Full Moon might bring.
As for other negative manifestations of Leo energy, it will be necessary to avoid excessive ego-centrism, egoism, selfishness, arrogance, unhealthy feelings of self-importance, excessive dramatisation, hysteria, vanity, false pride, excessive desire for domination, control and power over others, regardless of the well-intended nature of our actions, wishes, desires, goals and ambitions.
We will also have to nurture other positive aspects of the Leo’s energy, such as courage, generosity, benevolence, heartiness, sincerity, sociability. Combined with a strong desire for self-expression, adopting these Leo characteristics will enable us to achieve the only thing that should really matter, the only thing we should all really aspire towards…to become our true inner selves in the outer world. 🙂