Here we are with a Triple Whammy... the Full "Snow" Moon in Leo, sign of romance and the heart, on a Friday, "Freya's Day" for Venus, the Goddess of Love and beauty... AND it just happens to be St. Valentine's Day! Let your Love Light shine today and may it melt the snow and hearts of all around you and bring warmth to your day~
The origins of this Feast of St. Valentine is based on the martyrdom of a Roman priest who was buried on February 14th, around 496 A.D. on the Via Flaminia. According to Wikipedia, Valentine was imprisoned for performing marriages for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry, and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted in the Roman Empire. I'm not sure what to make of that, except to say, it seems that there have always been those people who understand unconditional Love, and those who do not! Let's strive to not make a mockery of others' beliefs and behaviors when it comes to matters of the heart.
The Sun in Fixed Air - Aquarius, being opposed by the Moon in Fixed Fire - Leo, raise the question... are you ready for it...?! why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart... courtesy Nora Jones. Time to meet in the middle everyone - I'm a big believer in releasing f.e.a.r. and replacing with love. AND, I understand it's a process that takes time. This Full Moon can show us how we're doing with the individual process of opening our minds and melting our Leonine hearts, while it reminds us that we're not alone (Aquarius). How are you doing with getting into your heart and loving yourself in order to love others?
Other planetary aspects affecting us today, include a Moon/Saturn square and a Moon/Mercury opposition - say what you mean and mean what you say!! There's an element of responsibility here as well and I am delighted that the One Billion Rising Nantucket event is joining other OBR events around the world today - all voices, big and small, need to be heard... please read Horton The Who to get deeper insight into what I mean here. I love that book, and not just because I like elephants.
Mars is very active tonight and getting good press from his association with the Moon around 7 p.m. and later with the Sun a little after 9 p.m. As you may or may not know, Mars has been in Libra for a long stretch and will remain there until the end of July, thanks to a retrograde cycle that starts March 2nd and continues through to the third week in May. That's a long time for the assertiveness of Mars to be trying to boss others around in Venus' Libra territory! What to do...? A positive use of all this energy can be reinforced tonight as people join together in supporting harmony, fairness and balance. But the effort to maintain progress needs to be guarded vigilantly by working together on a "we" agenda, not a "me" platform.
Remember, to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~