Tending the Sacred Flame- Full Moon in Leo


Full Moon in Leo, January 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm PST

We are in the midst of massive change and transition, much of it very challenging on a personal and global scale. What will guide us though this change and help us create a world with more love, justice and harmony? This Full Moon at 4 degrees of Leo is giving us some direction and is a welcome break after the heaviness of the last several months. The Moon represents our heart and the astrological sign Leo represents the flame of the Sun with its creative fires. It is the sacred flame that burns in our hearts, the life force that sustains us, the vitality and passion of being alive. How do we tend the sacred flame, not only keep it alive but help it grow?

Leo is the archetype of the Divine Child reminding us of the sacredness of play. Even in these stressful times, remember to feed your Divine Child. Leo has never forgotten the joy and fun of riding down the hill on a “Big Wheel;” remember what that feels like, to just let go and feel that thrill? Pleasure and fun feed the sacred flame; they can make life worth living. So have some fun and remember that play is a sacred endeavor.

The Moon in Leo tells us to follow our joy. Allow all the moments of joy that you can into your life and savor them. Let our funny bones be tickled and remember, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  It is important to laugh every day.

Leo is ruled by the Sun which represents the Divine Spark, the face of the Divine in each of us, our own unique gift and creative potential. The act of the creative process activates the unique gift that each of us brings; so paint, dance, write, sing, make music or whatever creative process calls to you. If it makes us come alive and feel passionate, that is the gift of the Divine Spark and whose flame we need to tend.

The Sun is in Aquarius, opposing this Full Moon. Aquarius is the one with foresight who can see into the future, where humanity is headed. Often Aquarius is so far ahead of its time others cannot relate, so Aquarius often feels like an outsider, a “stranger in a strange land.” Aquarius asks us to think for ourselves, to not be afraid to feel like the outsider if what we know to be true is different from what the herd thinks or believes. Aquarius is known for its humanitarian traits and ability to collaborate. It understands that that working together is more powerful than working alone. For example, it has been scientifically proven that group prayer and meditation can create real change in the world.

The asteroid Pallas Athene is tightly conjunct the Sun in Aquarius. Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom and astrologically she is the significator of creative intelligence. “Pallas Athene describes one’s capacities for inspired vision, intuition, genius and exceptional perception. In Aquarius she can see into the future and is on the forefront of what is coming. Her wisdom in Aquarius is the wisdom of the future, creating forms that will benefit generations to come.” Demetra George from “Asteroid Goddesses”

Mercury retrograde is very tightly conjunct Pluto and in a square to Uranus in Aries at this Full Moon. Mercury and Pluto are both tightly conjunct the beautiful and magical star, Vega, in the constellation of Lyra. Mercury in this position indicates that visionary ideas that can transform the world are in the field now. There are channels to the Divine Mind opening, we just need to catch what is coming through. We can use our own voices to be a catalyst for change, speak up for what we know to be true in our hearts and allow our vision for the future to guide us.

The Moon in Leo brings with it the joy of life, reminding us to let our light shine and ignite the sacred flame in our hearts. We are in challenging times of change but the goal is for each of us to come closer to our essence selves, letting our unique Divine light shine and uplift this world.  Live from your heart and let your light shine so brightly that others can find their way out of the dark. Let our inner flame help ignite the flame of others so we shine together as the consciousness of Mother Earth. As we do the Great Turning begins and shift happens.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  Howard Thurman

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