The increased light available at each Full Moon allow us to see clearly what is otherwise obscured from consciousness, giving us the capacity to be more objective than at any other point in the month. For those who are consciously set on their course, this can be an encouraging time as pieces of our personal puzzles are more easily apprehended. For those who tend to avoid personal responsibility, the Full Moon can flood the mind with an influx of imagery, thought and emotion that can be overwhelming, thus observations of “lunacy” that surface around Full Moons. Life feels more intense and strange things can happen as compulsions take over otherwise rational minds. These lunations are powerful times best dedicated to assessing and harvesting what is working well and for consciously acknowledging and letting go of what no longer serves us.
The Full Moon of February 16 is exact at 16:58 UT (11:48 EST) and we have a concentration of planets in Earth signs as well as Fixed signs. This is a combination which gives density and seeming immovability to the time. “Wherever you are, there you are” as the saying goes, and that sentiment holds especially true now. Fixed Earth is all about security and manifestation, and the energy is executive, focused and fertile. Use this time to stand your ground, look around and thoroughly take in your environment. Who are you in the midst of it all? Is this what motivates you every day? Would you be willing to fight for your circumstances, or are you yearning for something else? Can you see where you need to change things to find your most authentic self? If there is something in your personal world that you don’t like, doesn’t fit, or otherwise bothers you, use the light of this Full Moon to soundly address your circumstances.
The Sun/Moon opposition between Aquarius and Leo strongly highlights issues of personal pride and identity versus what is important to those around us. People want to be heard right now – they want to tell their stories, stand up and be counted, but push-back comes from a weary population that is inundated with a flood of too much information from too many. The line between the individual and the collective has grown increasingly blurry, but this Full Moon in Leo allows personal definition to hold center stage. The energy at this time reminds us that it’s ok to be yourself, use your voice and be proud of it, but remember to consider those around you too. Everyone deserves to shine.
The Venus/Mars conjunction in Capricorn gives a passionate push to satisfy desire on a material level. People are very focused on manifestation of their desires and willing to go to great ends to get what they want. The out-of-sign Mercury/Pluto conjunction straddled between Capricorn and Aquarius creates an intense, potentially obsessive capacity for concentration, a deep tendency to brood and pick bones as we ruminate over slights real or imagined, adding to the Mars/Venus willingness to fight for what we want most. This is a perfect time for concentrated work and manifestation of concrete change, as we have power available for important personal discoveries, but we must beware of fixating. Know when to let go, and allow yourself to release burdens that are holding you down.
Uranus continues to square Saturn and we continue to feel a push/pull sensation. We seem to make progress then are stopped in our tracks as sticking points crop up, leading to mounting frustration. Thankfully, Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces provide inspiring visions of better days to come. These two are at home in Pisces, giving us gentle reminders that we are all in this together, that creative dreaming and escapism can be beautiful and healing. Remember to look for joy in your days.
February’s Full Moon follows close on the heels of Valentine’s Day, originally a Christian holiday celebrating St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, couples, happy marriages, and beekeeper. He is also the patron saint of the mentally ill, and plague, a very apt patronage which soundly reflects the status of our world today. Too many people are isolated, alone and experiencing trauma caused by the continuance of social restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19. Valentine’s Day is already a rather tough holiday for many, and likely a bit harder this year as options for contact remain limited. Let’s remember to be extra kind over the next few days as we get past this bump. A smile never hurts!
Forecasts for Each Sign of the Zodiac
Aries: Follow your bliss, Aries. You know where it lies, and you can see it clearly now as you feel the rumblings of revolution on the career front. You see a new future taking shape and you are driven to achieve concrete manifestations of your hard work. Who you are is changing, your values are changing, and things you never knew you cared about pop up and demand your attention. It’s all good! Remember though, you can’t push the river – it’ll happen in good time. Look inside and allow secret dreams to rise up and offer direction and inspiration. There’s gold there, you just need to claim it (even if it feels embarrassing!)
Taurus: You come across as a firecracker, which is unusual for normally placid Taurus. Well, too bad, people will have to get used to it as you find shifts in your personal philosophy taking hold. A tendency to brood can make you feel heavy, but the spotlight is really on home and how what people know about you impacts your most private being. Secrets may be spilled, causing you serious reflections about public persona. Friendships lift you up and inspire, and old wounds feel tender. Center yourself, see what needs the most attention and get to work on the hard stuff while it’s bright enough to see.
Gemini: You’ve got a lot to say this Full Moon as your dreams are stirred and budding new personal philosophies take shape. What’s hidden feels compelling, even sexy as you focus on the depths of experience that you normally skirt past. Watch for power plays in close quarters, you may lay an ultimatum you regret later. Your subconscious mind will produce a few zingers – pay attention to your dreams and any sudden inspirations. Write this stuff down and surprise yourself later – you’ll be thankful you did. A good time to break a bad habit, Gemini, and make a fresh start.
Cancer: What makes you feel secure, Cancer? What do you want to nurture, and where does your duty lie? Most importantly – what are you going to do to protect this tender stuff? There’s a pull on your heart from what others impose upon you, and you are unsure which way to turn as you seek to do the right thing for all. Let your guiding philosophies and inner devotion help keep your head above water. Partnerships feel hot, and can bring you into deep waters as you skirt with issues of control and dominance. Don’t fixate on changing each other too much. You know what’s what with career, you carry it daily. Make peace and let it be as you see where your true priorities lie.
Leo: Be loud and proud now Leo, this is your Full Moon, so shine on. Your persona is big and bright – use this time to let the world see the whole package that is you in your Leonine splendor. However, it’s really through relationship that you will best understand yourself, so if you want to know something about yourself, just ask, people are more than willing to reflect back to you what you need to hear. Workaholic tendencies prevail as you seek to manifest your desires – don’t get squirrely, just remember to plan. Surprises pop up in career, expect the unexpected and think twice before speaking openly, especially if it’s not a sure thing yet.
Virgo: Now is the time to take a good look at any habits that are holding you back, Virgo. Look at your regular routines – are you working too hard, not eating well, not sleeping enough? Strong creative urges push you to chase what you desire most, and you feel committed to seeking joy, but it’s not an all-you-can-eat buffet, so slow down and savor the experience. Intimacy feels tender but partnerships and closest friends inspire and provide solace. Be open to learning something new – you may just surprise yourself with a passionate new interest.
Libra: Be willing to wear your heart on your sleeve Libra, and open up to new groups of people, ideas and associations, and be sure to take the time to do a good, thorough job of vetting any new connections. Doing so will support how you manifest your creativity, which is helpful, as you may be feeling that things have gotten a bit too heavy on that front. Home life is a source of passionate focus as you seek to keep balance – beware of control issues that crop up in surprising reactions to shared finances, taxes or sexual relations. Work can feel dreamy as inspiration flows freely but watch the details.
Scorpio: Career is in the spotlight as you balance your outermost being with your home life, Scorpio. What you stand for is out there for all to see, and you feel passionate about communicating with those closest to you, even if you get occasional push back or blank stares. You want to be heard, not just placated as you seek to probe ever deeper for the truth that you see before you. Focus on what gives you pleasure and allow inspiration to lift you out of the doldrums of routines that you cannot change. Surprises come in close partnerships, but don’t worry, it’s all for the best as your roots are strengthening.
Sagittarius: Your immediate environment imposes some restrictions, and your daily worldview may require some tweaking as you are dealing with fresh concepts and approaches, especially on the work front. You feel particularly passionate about what is important to you right now Sagittarius, and you are willing to go the extra mile to manifest your goals. You want what you want and you see the finish line, but don’t allow yourself to fixate or you are courting burn-out, which surely would be a waste of your precious time. Home life offers gentle solace, allow yourself to dream and feel connected on a core level.
Capricorn: Your approach to what you value, your acquisitions and achievements gets serious. What’s important to you, and how that aligns with outside influences is highlighted this Full Moon. How does what you want match up with what others want of you? Can you accept the generosity of others without feeling beholden, or are you keeping tabs? You come across with great passion now Capricorn – don’t be shy, let your intensity shine as you communicate your ideals. Declaring your intentions proudly will create the momentum you need to achieve your goals. Make peace with the things you can’t change at home – it’s all still part of who you are, so don’t shun your roots.
Aquarius: While an individualist, Aquarius, who you are is directly related to who you know, and those closest to you, whether partners, friends, lovers or enemies. How do you process these influences on a conscious level, and how do others impact how you present yourself to the world? Pressure feels personal now – watch for intense feelings of compulsion in your reactions, emotional outbursts and compelling dreams this Full Moon. What you value most is deeply inspiring and rewarding, though communication feels tender as old insecurities rise. Surprises pop up on the home front – new announcements or arrivals. Who and what are closest to you present new considerations.
Pisces: This Full Moon, allow your dreamy, otherworldly self to take center stage, Pisces. Deep inner processing is going on, and you can’t quite see what it all means just yet, but keep the faith – it will see you through the darkest hours. You feel the need to examine your daily habits – work, health, diet, routines – and make improvements once and for all. Surprising communications from those closest to you may shed some light on the matter and spur you to new directions. Hopes and dreams feel passionate, and you feel compulsion to see interactions intensify. Heavy subconscious material is floating up for your review, allow the light in where darkness has ruled for so long – you can break old habits now with greater ease than otherwise.
The next New Moon is Wednesday March 2, 2022, exact at 17:36 UT (12:36 EST). Use the focus of this time to allow you to make the best use of the renewed enthusiasm that will come with the New Moon. Take stock of what is working and discard what is not, freeing yourself for a new cycle to begin in early March.