The Full Moon in proud Leo on February 10, 2017, is a Lunar Eclipse that tosses a heavy dose of overindulgent self-expression into the cosmic mix. Lunar Eclipses are culminations of emotional cycles that have run their course, and they require us to leave something in the past. Since this eclipse harmonizes with irrepressible Uranus and prosperous Jupiter, we may need to tighten our belts and cut excess out of our lives.
Ironically, our drive to achieve excellence distracts our focus from important matters. Thankfully, wordy Mercury forms a gentle sextile to sweet Venus, allowing us to ask for what we want without ruffling anyone’s feathers. Although the Leo Moon emphasizes our personal needs, the Aquarius Sun lights a path into the future that’s for the common good. We can visualize the best possible outcome if we’re willing to cooperate on social issues. The choice resides in each and every one of us.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)
If you’ve allowed pressure to build up inside, the release valve is finally pulled. You may engage in a childish foot-stomping display of emotion as the theatrical Leo Full Moon is eclipsed in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Prevent an embarrassing spectacle by tapping into the objectivity of Mercury in Aquarius, whose friendly connection with amicable Venus inspires you to stay calm, cool and collected when expressing your desires. Benjamin Franklin said, “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)
Finding balance between your professional life and your personal life is tenuous at best, and you may just want to throw your hands up in the air and walk off the job early. It’s impossible to ignore issues at home while the dramatic Leo Lunar Eclipse shakes your 4th House of Foundations. It could be time to call a family meeting and address everyone’s concerns, but perhaps you need to call an assembly with your inner council more than anything. You may have to dig deep to unearth your true priorities, but you might strike gold if you stay the course.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – June 20)
Your big ideas don’t fit into the space of a daily conversation, yet you’re grappling with how to share them with others. Although you’re speaking straight from the heart, your unrealistic ideals become painfully clear as the expressive Leo Full Moon is eclipsed in your 3rd House of Speech. Fortunately, a friendly link between artful Venus and brainy Mercury facilitates organized articulation of your ideas as long as you slow down long enough to think before you talk.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)
Where you spend your resources is always your choice, and those choices are clearly laid out in front of you. Sometimes it’s easier to invest in others rather than yourself, but the Leo Lunar Eclipse is centered in your 2nd House of Self-Worth and there’s no hiding from the realizations it illuminates. You cannot truly give to those you love without being emotionally whole yourself. Being completely honest about your values is the most direct route to happiness.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You’re ready to roar and you don’t care who hears you. The loud and proud Leo Lunar Eclipse magnifies your 1st House of Personality, centering all your thoughts on your personal ambitions and your rightful place in the world. You’re correct in believing that you shouldn’t let anyone dim your candle just because they’re uncomfortable with your brightness, but self-confidence can quickly turn to arrogance if you disregard the feelings of those closest to you. Take the high road and treat others with the same respect you expect for yourself.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You may want to slip into your own private fantasy world where you are admired and respected for all your hard work. However, dreams only come true when you possess the courage to bring them to reality. The warm Leo Lunar Eclipse rattles your 12th House of Secrecy, pointing out where the real you is hiding. Meanwhile, mental Mercury sketches out a plan to infuse more authenticity to your daily life. Small changes in habits add up to big transformations. Take the necessary steps toward a more genuine you
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You could be so invested in being a part of something that you haven’t noticed your personality adapting to fit in. Everything changes when the animated Leo Lunar Eclipse casts the spotlight on group dynamics in your 11th House of Friends. If people aren’t encouraging you to shine brighter, it could be time to ask yourself if you’re being genuine or just putting on a show to please everyone. Affable Venus and talkative Mercury team up to help you find a creative way to say what you mean without stirring up unnecessary drama.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Moderation hasn’t crossed your mind because your brain is running on overdrive with a full plate of hearty ambition. The boastful Leo Full Moon emphasizes your 10th House of Status, demanding the recognition you feel you deserve. You’re willing to ruthlessly claw your way to your goals if that’s what it takes. If you truly want to be respected for your achievements, speak your intentions softly, honor your commitments and make a daily concerted effort toward progress.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You’re ready to throw yourself into your quest as the passionate Leo Lunar Eclipse burns in your 9th House of Vision. You can see yourself soaring above everyone else when you close your eyes, but a bird’s eye view is only one way to look at the world. Spare some of your enthusiasm for the smaller details that will support your grand goals. Your faith is unstoppable; you need to pack all the necessary provisions before rushing out the door to meet your dreams.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You’re all business on the outside, but the desire for deep connection is ignited within you. The loyal Leo Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse in your 8th House of Intimacy and you feel almost obsessive about strengthening the bonds of your closest relationships. If your search for affection is driven by a fear of not being loved, it’s best to address these questions of self-worth honestly rather than ignoring the problem. Reconciliation within your heart leads to greater intimacy with the most significant people in your life.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It seems like there’s not enough space for one more ego in the room as the bombastic Leo Lunar Eclipse grandstands in your 7th House of Others. People may be putting on a show, expecting you to be the adoring audience, but you have your own opinions that you wish to make heard. Fortunately, a favorable aspect between charming Venus and chatty Mercury sweetens your words, allowing you to offer feedback without hurting anyone’s feelings. Mary Poppins advised, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)
You want to do what’s best for the greater good, but you’re feeling left out, as if no one sees how devoted you are to doing what’s right. The melodramatic Leo Full Moon rocks your 6th House of Service, emphasizing all the little things you do for those around you. You may feel a tinge of resentment if you aren’t receiving praise for your contributions, but remember that loyalty doesn’t require sacrifice. Don’t overextend yourself in search of a pat on the back. There’s no need to trade in your authenticity for approval.