Virgo Full Moon on February 19th, 2019: Heart of a Lioness
This Full Moon awakens an ancient mystery... and asks us to kill our ego in order to lift our humanity to a new level. It is about leadership. The next two weeks will bring conflicts between ego-controlled leaders who are concerned about image and profit, and people whose guidance comes from care and devotion. Which side are you on?
The sign of the Full Moon, Virgo, is about acting out of a genuine sense of care and service to others or a cause. Virgo has high standards, but only because she sees what´s possible and doesn´t want to settle for half-assed solutions.
This influence makes the Full Moon caring, practical, heartfelt and generous; the only dangers are perfectionism or too much (self-)criticism. However, there is another important factor in the background that influences this Full Moon: it falls on Regulus, Heart Star of constellation Leo.
Regulus is one of the most important fixed stars, and associated with military leadership, courage, success, but also too much harshness and falls from grace. For sure, Regulus embodies a male connotated, egotistic style of leadership. Donald Trump's ascendant falls on this Star... expect the next 2 weeks to bring decisive developments in US politics.
In 2011, Regulus changed signs by precession. In Sun Sign Astrology (not real-sky-constellations), it no longer falls in Leo, but in Virgo. This change was very symbolic, and interestingly, it coincided roughly with Uranus entering Aries and Chiron, Pisces.
Two weeks from the Full Moon, Uranus will change signs again, and move into Venus' sign Taurus; Chiron has been in Aries since the day before the Full Moon. A new 7-year cycle of drastic change begins. Uranus, planet of revolution and rebellion changing into Taurus heralds a time of shocking changes to femininity, and women leading revolutionary or reform movements.
These tendencies have already strengthened since last year (Uranus' first entry into Taurus was mid-May 2018); in many countries women, even girls, are currently at the forefront of political change or extra-parliamentary protest movements. This tendency is going to intensify.
Chiron in Aries, on the other hand, indicates a strong need for the male principle to renew itself, to heal wounds, and to find more wholeness and humanity. Most conflicts in the world, and most environmental destruction and exploitation, are currently caused either by men, or by institutions that embody "male" principles such as aggression, ruthlessness, competition, and harshness.
This Full Moon at 0 degrees Virgo is the first Full Moon here since Regulus moved into the sign of the Virgin. It symbolizes the transition to the kind of courage that comes from love, not egotism, to change that wants to improve living for all, not just maximise the profit of a small group. This would mean game over for the lone Lion ruling his clan. The new model would be the group of lionesses working together and supporting each other, not fighting for the alpha male...
Awakening of the Sphinx
The transition from Leo to Virgo is the Sphinx. Today we know very little about this mythological being, but for many thousands of years sphinxes were represented and worshipped throughout the Mediterranean region. Lions (Leo) were traditionally associated with the Great Goddess, as was the bull (Taurus). In Greek mythology, the Sphinx is a guardian who kills people who cannot recognize themselves. Humans are a mystery to themselves, and inwardly dead, until they understands their body as an animal and stop rationalizing the mystery of life.
Serving Something Higher
The next 2 weeks open a very deep space of change. Allow yourself to get into more contact with your feelings, your body, and life around you. Observe yourself: What motivates you? Who do you take care of? Only yourself, or do you take responsibility for others and your environment? Are you a macho or part of the lionesses hunting together? - This applies to women and men. A mystery is coming back to life... Open your eyes and become yourself.
Happy full moon!