Exuberant Full Moon in Leo, February 14, 2014

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This full moon is at 27 Leo with the Sabian symbol for, “Daybreak – the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky.” All year so far we’ve been heralding new beginnings—and OH it does continue. This beginning is more about your individual flare. What is it that only you can contribute, that no one else can? Simply by virtue of being yourself—you offer your energy and your services—your presence, your individuality is part of ALL that is. Your ability to ‘be present’ is your gift to creation.

I’ve never really identified with my Leo Sun-sign, even though, in part I did more-so when I was a child. When I was a child, I was rather uninhibited. A full moon in Leo with sun in Aquarius is a time when my solar energy and my ascendant path are highlighted. Perhaps it was the attention to the Leo side of me that the Aquarius side of me felt really neglected—outcast, even. Well, I’m starting to feel the pendulum swing back again, my friends. Every time it does swing though, it brings with it the momentum from where it’s come. The seeming polarity of Aquarius and Leo has begun vibrating in my life with a resonant tone. The archetypes have been singing together, the SAME tune!

I‘ve been walking the path of Ubuntu. As astrologer Stephanie Austin so wonderfully writes in the Mountain Astrologer for this lunation something that I’ve had in my mind for a while, but never put into words myself. “Ubuntu, a Zulu or Xhosa word meaning ‘humanness,’ is a principle that describes the spiritual task of Aquarius: to create a kinship transcending family, religion, race, and country.”  It’s a great word. I first noticed it when people talked about open source computer software. Then, I heard it while wearing my Anthropologist’s hat.
Now, you don’t have to be an Aquarius rising and Leo Sun to want that, Ubuntu, nor do you have to be an astrologer, a Zulu or a Xhosa, but the anthropologist in me feels that she was looking for that kinship in tribe for a long time, and she’s really found it. This full moon in Leo also activates my Nodal axis of N.Node in Leo and S. Node in Aquarius.

Regardless of what the astrological interpretation IS:  I’m going to enjoy myself –and move as spirit moves me.  I know what it means to be human and transcend my family, religion, race, and country. Now, I want to know, again, what it IS like to just be ME again, with nothing to transcend.

I’m starting to get my incredibly long and unmanageable mane back (my hair). I’m starting to find that spark that was purely ME again.  Let’s DO this, tribe! Let’s BE US—a people full of ME—that are really good at letting other people BE whoever it is that THEY ARE… and encouraging all of us… just to BE. I look forward to this new momentum and updating my website, and all that I can make available to you via this spiritual transmission of beingness called Ka Malana. In my heart of hearts, I SEE you. I FEEL you. You have inspired me to cultivate my own spark, for you and I are ONE. Thank you.

I’ve been working with a beautiful deck by Ana Cortez, http://anacortez.com/. She and her father created the deck together. Here’s a poem about the One-Eyed Jacks by CJF that I think really illustrates the duality of Aquarius and Leo; the subjective and the objective realities; science and art. I also encourage you to check out this oracle beautiful deck, if it resonates with you.


In among the Lords and the Ladies

That rule this curious pack,

There’s a one-eyed pair of brothers

Both take the name of Jack.

At a glance they seem dissimilar,

Like night opposing day

Each looks his own direction,

Sees the world in his own way.

What’s misleading, each lives separate

And serves a different Queen

But unless they’re viewed together,

Leaves half a man unseen.


14 thoughts on “Exuberant Full Moon in Leo, February 14, 2014

  1. Christina Ren

    Reblogged this on Astro Sync and commented:
    A beautiful article on the upcoming Leo full moon on Valentines Day! Feel with your heart and see with your soul! My Natal Leo Sun and Full Aquarian Moon resonate with this great piece on Archetypes ❤

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    “I’m going to enjoy myself –and move as spirit moves me.” Yes! Sounds great. Being. ❤
    Just Being,

    1. Hi Mary!

      Good morning on this beautiful SUN day. 😀 I suppose it’s really all we can ‘do’ is be; I suppose my message remains the same ~ even though another version of “me” wrote it, and it’s not “my” message. This Full Moon in Leo was a bit different, of course. It was at 3 Leo ~ so it didn’t activate within degree my natal placements, just related by virtue of sign/archetype. Throughout the years I’ve been most interested in transits, progressions, and relocation charts. My speciality or area of interest is synastry – composite (chart comparison in terms of relationship). Yet, moving changes things, and that is proven to me. That ‘beingness’ expresses itself differently.

      Right about now is a good time for me to meditate.

      I’ve had such a peaceful, silent morning listening to the lull of the piano ~ watching the sun rise. Have a gorgeous day! Thank you for visiting! ❤ Ka

      1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

        Have a gloriously spectacular peaceful heart day of BEING! ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. This is a subject I’ve always wanted to study. It would definitely help me with my Tarot readings, I know. But it would also allow me to understand so much more about how and why I am influenced by things.

    As always, you inspire me and I am grateful for your posts.



    1. Hi Fim,

      Thank you! I’ve been working with astrology more or less for about 25 years. I’ve been working with Tarot for about 17 years (but much much less than astrology I’d say at 35% the time/energy I was giving astrology during that time). I am no expert.
      But, over the years, my general intuition has improved.

      Astrology is analysis – and I see a lot of writers are writing on the subject, more and more every day! Please see my archives for I’ve been writing here (more or less) since 2011. Some posts are more analytical than others because I was getting my blogging feet wet. For blogging, is its own thing!

      I think that writing takes more time than I have at the present, but I’ve also noticed that I don’t want to say much declaratively. (because who knows? I do love my present plate’s arrangement – what I currently have on my plate). As Mercury stations direct and is on its way to leveling out, and then the shadow… etc. etc. I’ve been meaning to post on the World card but it hasn’t quite come together yet. Probably because I am still working on it, or some aspect of me is. Who knows, maybe it will never come to fruition, or maybe it will!

      Yes, I think that astrology will help you with your tarot readings. I think the more we learn one thing, the more another thing can get “highlighted” and be bolstered from the gem-like understanding of a refreshed perspective, after coming at it from a different angle.

      Best wishes to you with all your spiritual and magical endeavors, your comment inspires me, for sure. Looking forward to seeing more of what you post, too! Thank you so so much for your support.


    1. Me too (process of study)! I hope you have fun in my archives. I put a lot of love into it.

      I did my very best to try to organize them all during one of my breaks. There’s still work that needs to be done there.

      And, there’s a lot more that I haven’t shared, too, simply because of time and focus on the current tasks at hand: Graduate school in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture/Herbs), deepening my shamanic studies, cooking, gardening, yoga, Tai chi, Qi gong… I do spread it thin…

      Lately, it’s much easier for me to use this space for my personal expression, some un-timed inspirations, and whatever/whenever time is available (even when its not!). When my camera mount arrives, and upcoming travel happens, etc. Still, I have my first set of comprehensive exams at the end of this term so I’ll likely not be as frequent in blogging. By the same token, I have been surprising myself! Who knows?

      Basically, Please keep coming back, Fim!
      Thank YOU for bright blessings ~ always great to receive them! Sending some your way as well 🙂


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