Not quite sure about this Full Moon at 26° 13′ Leo on Valentine’s Day at 03:54 PM PST. It doesn’t look all that favorable for romantic interludes, too many contentious aspects waiting to push people’s buttons. A cardinal T-Square with Jupiter in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Pluto conjunct Venus in Capricorn adds more pressure to the fixed T-Square with the lunar axis and Saturn in Scorpio.
Saturn in Scorpio is the apex of a fixed T-Square with the Aquarius Sun and Leo Moon. Talk about throwing a serious damper on the festivities! If you have been thinking about surprising your sweetheart with an evening out or giving them expensive gifts, please reconsider. Surprises and fixed signs are almost always a very bad idea. Elaborate, expensive expressions of your love may fall flat for one reason or another. I suggest going with a nice card and a simple, heartfelt expression of your love.
Detached, intellectual Mercury in Aquarius has returned to conjoin the Aquarius Sun and both are squared by Saturn. Aquarius is a big fan speaking one’s mind and not noted for being all that tactful while Scorpio is the master of silences and reserve. Here taciturn Saturn is going to firmly suggest Aquarius shut it down for awhile and take advantage of this Mercury retrograde to think deeply about what they want to say before they speak.
The boisterous Leo Moon is going to be feeling Saturn’s disapproval too. Now is a good time to tone down the superficial drama in order to allow the true warmth of Leo’s big heart to shine forth. Celebrate honest affection this Valentine’s Day.
One of the greatest drawbacks to fixed sign standoffs is their sheer stubbornness often gets in the way of resolving their differences. Thankfully Mars in Libra is on hand to help via a trine to the Sun and a sextile to the Moon. Libra’s forte is finding the middle ground and allowing for win win solutions. It is a fair minded, moderate approach that will put you on the path to success.
The other T-Square is one we’ve been living with on and off for a year or so. Consequently the issues in contention are not new and with Jupiter in Cancer taking part again, family squabbles are bound to show up. Children demanding more freedom to come and go as they please and parents fighting them all the way are among the possibilities. With Venus on deck, money could be a point of contention. The next time these planets get together to fight it out will be in April and Mars in Libra will be present. Pay attention now because we’ll probably end up rehashing this again and with more anger in our voices.
Neptune continues to amble along by himself since Mercury left. Just as well too. It was enough to have Neptune present when Mercury stationed retrograde and adding the general aura of confusion.
Let the bright, loving spirit of the Leo Moon shine forth on this Full Moon and you won’t go wrong. Practice tolerance, compassion and tact even if you would much rather take a stand on principles. It is Valentine’s Day after all . . . the day when we show our love for the special people in our lives.
On a personal note: I may have to follow my own advice about being patient and tolerant of what I see as someone else’s wrong-headedness since the lunar axis will be squaring my Ascendant-Descendant. After all I am as fond of my own opinions as the next person. Mars in Libra is coming close my Chiron-Sun in Libra and I could be more of a hot head than usual.