Leo Full Moon, February 7, 2012 (1:54 PM PST or 4:54 PM EST). This Moon is known by many names, such as: Trapper’s Moon, Budding Moon, Moon of the Raccoon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, Candles Moon, Hunger Moon, Storm Moon.
Leo is about ambition, optimism, generosity, leadership, and open heartedness.
Full Moon’s are a lunar phase that happens each month. They occur when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other (180° of separation, Earth is between the Sun and Moon). Full Moon’s are a time of culmination and releasing what no longer serves you in a gentle way. A good time to check in with yourself. Am I generous? Optimistic? or Openhearted? If not, this might be an excellent time to gently release and experience in a new way.
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon (Leo 19°) according to Dan Rydhyar in an Astrological Mandala, “Speaks of Freedom From Social Ridigity”. The Sabian Symbol for the Sun (Aquarius 19°) “There is a need for a total mobilization of energy and a deep sense of Indomitability”.
Photo Credit: NASA’S Marshal Space Flight Center, http://www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/