It’s habitual to credit Cancerians with copping the full crazy rays of any Full Moon. They’re ruled by Luna-Artemis-Selene, they keep weird hours anyway and they can be, you know, whimsical. They do seem extra aligned with the rhythms of the planet, galaxies – how tidal are their moods?
But Leos don’t get enough recognition for their role in Full Moons, especially ones that are also Eclipses, such as the Mars-revved extravaganza gathering force right now. Leos are Sun-ruled, Apollo and all. Every Full Moon is an opposition between the Sun and Moon.
Leos feel this cosmic dynamic just as intensely as their Crab cousins. And think about it, Crabs could be more comfortable moon-bathing on a chic night beach but for our Lion, every month their solar glow is informed by some new factor. To be Leo is to be perpetually making yourself, over and over again. The self re-realized and re-imagined. A new role that demands a fresh everything. No wonder this is the sign dominating theater, show biz and music.
The ideal Leo sees every Full Moon as a potential creative culmination or point of ‘wow’ fresh inspiration, spiked with celestial oomph. Resisting the cheap theatrics or obvious plot twist affords Leo this opportunity once a month. In fact, it’s like alchemy. Haute Leos are all about the metaphorical transformation of lead to gold.
Image: Tim Walker