The Leo new moon shows up in the middle of summer, signaling those sizzling hot summer nights, parties, travels, everything fun and joyful that the warm season brings.
The Leo full moon shows up in the middle of winter, giving us a taste of light, reminding us to keep moving, the cold days and nights will not last forever.
If you live in LA, you already know that. We had some rain, a cold week and are now back to our usual sunny days and warm temps. Oh, the lion does love southern cali.
But if you live, well, most other places, you may need the comfort of this fixed fire full moon very much right now.
Or, regardless of weather outside, maybe you are under the weather inside. Fire signs typically correlate to us on a spiritual level, and with nasty flus and colds going around, plus the seasonal depression lack of sun can bring to many, you may simply be feeling bad right now.
I know this has been the hardest winter I have ever experienced, and as I mentioned, the weather was the least of my problems. Some days, it was all I could do to drag myself outside at noon for ten minutes of sun, at sunset to breathe relief for another day or as the moon rose to seek comfort through the long night.
I always feel that Leo is like the sun. Constant, powerful, with enough light to shine on us all. Nothing brings me to life quicker than those prana filled rays and the moon shine can be just as effective; especially if Leo is behind it.
Where ever you find yourself at this mid-winter point, take time to let the full moon warm your soul. Our intentions are set, the seeds are buried in the earth. Cold and dark can be so scary, so seemingly endless, but right now, we have a taste of the light.
Do something fun this full moon, dance, play, offer homage to the sun. Fill yourself with this little kiss of summer and you will find the inspiration you need to keep moving in the direction of your dreams.
Bekah Finch Turner is a Yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and moon devotee. For more information on her work and writing please visit www.sacredwayyoga.com
To celebrate the fiery full moon, try wearing the 3rd Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoo.