Full Moon in Leo : feeling entitled to be praised for personal contributions to society's progress

Main celestial plot at the Full Moon


The Full Moon of February 16 is set to occur in the sign of Leo, emphasizing the emotional need for recognition and self-expression in a manner which is dramatic and less concerned with others' needs and ideas. The Sun's position in the opposite sign of Aquarius creates tension as we are aware of the status and authority we have gained and stand to lose within our community, be it our family, our group of friends or our associations if we demand too much attention.


While at the New Moon, 14 days before, we cherished the comfort of being part of a group or a fellowship to gain emotional support and authority, we now face the challenge of expressing our unique vision as we no longer want to hide within group thinking and group rules. In the sign of Leo, we want to feel admired for our unique contribution to the advancement of society and we feel entitled to be noticed and rewarded for said contribution.


The dramatic quality of the Leo-Aquarius axis of the Full Moon is amplified by the tension created by the Moon's Nodes in the Taurus-Scorpio axis as well as Pluto in Capricorn, throwing issues of physical, material and emotional security as well as unconscious drives for authority and control into the need for conscious harmonization between individual self-expression and vision versus collective rights and ideas. This Full Moon can set in motion important and fated events for our personal and collective destinies.


This Full Moon can set in motion important and fated events for our personal and collective destinies.

From its position at 29°54' Libra, Haumea, the recently discovered dwarf planet, is the only celestial body releasing the tension of the opposition between the Sun and Moon, indicating that a just and fair attitude will be the way to support the concrete integration of the Leo-Aquarius polarity. Libra can stand to represent legal powers as well as peaceful negotiations.


Haumea caught into the dominant celestial patterns of the Full Moon brings the issue of fertility and childbirth, symbolically and literally into the forefront. More importantly, as the controversy surrounding the claiming of its discovery within the astronomical community reminds us, Haumea's strategic alignment with the Full Moon raises the question of who can rightfully and truly lay claim to a child, an idea, a work of art, a product or a situation. Only the creative power of life itself, something impersonal, beyond mankind's ego and awareness, at the service of greater wholeness of the collective psyche.

Haumea's strategic alignment with the Full Moon raises the question of who can rightfully and truly lay claim to a child, an idea, a work of art, a product or a situation.

The mythology of Haumea can also shed light to the possible quality of the creations that the planet can be associated with. In Hawaiian mythology, she is the goddess of fertility itself, and she gives birth mostly through unnatural means. Therefore, one can surmise that "unnaturally"-produced creations (as with the help of science or computers, or with the help of the mind and logic), can help us achieve the harmony we seek at this time.


Therefore, one can surmise that "unnaturally"-produced creations (as with the help of science or computers, or with the help of the mind and logic), can help us achieve the harmony we seek at this time.

Individuals born between these dates will be caught in the webs of this Full Moon for the better or the worse according the structure of their natal astrological charts :

  • April 10 and April 20 (Aries)

  • August 13 and August 22 (Leo)

  • December 13 and December 21 (Sagittarius)

  • June 11 and June 20 (Gemini)

  • October 15 and October 22 (Libra)

  • February 10 and February 18 (Aquarius)

  • May 11 and May 21 (Taurus)

  • November 13 and November 22 (Scorpio)


Additional celestial themes


Venus-Mars conjunction in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus

The celestial lovers, currently ruling the Moon's Nodes, are embracing each other within the confines of the Capricorn landscape.


Passions are released suddenly and based on the need for status and the preservation of tradition, law and authority. This may not please group thinking and ethics.


Events leading up to the Full Moon and a few days after may shed unexpected new light on our relationships.


The aforementioned sub-plot concern Aries, Libras, Cancer and Capricorns born between the following dates :

  • March 31 and April 9 (Aries)

  • July 1 and July 11 (Cancer)

  • October 4 octobre and October 14 (Libra)

  • January 1 and January 10 (Capricorn)


Sedna conjunct the North Node

Sedna, another dwarf planet discovered in 2005, named after an Inuit Goddess and currently setting the boundaries of our solar system, is in close conjunction with the North Node and in tense relationship with the opposition between the Moon and Sun, tying our personal and collective fate with the survival of other species.


The mythology of Sedna may additionally suggest that this dwarf planet has a link to unconscious potentials for survival and the required price to tap into those potentials, namely the letting go of previous personal and collective values. Our personal and collective contribution to human survival is brought into the quality of this Full Moon.

Our personal and collective contribution to human survival is brought into the quality of this Full Moon.

Emotional distancing, objectivity and neutrality will be part of the solution of this Full Moon to avoid conflicts on a personal and collective level without repressing completely our creative spirit and our need for recognition.


Man being hugged by his friends.
The need to be praised is strong during this Full Moon, but some restraint is needed so as not to put others off.

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