Cancer/Leo Gibbous Moon
—February 14

Huzzah and hallelujah!—the moon moves into Leo today!*

And Pluto perfects its connection to the North Node…

A sense of self-confidence is becoming empowered, and renewed, clarified, and strengthened… a sense of receptivity is becoming fueled more by love than fear—from light rather than darkness… it’s as though the sun has come out again, literally, or metaphorically, figuratively, or symbolically.

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera suggests that it is upon a Leo gibbous moon that “we do something creative that expresses our emotions and inner self and, ideally, perform it for an audience… even just talking about something very important to you will work, if you do it sincerely and with an eye toward reception—although not so much that you dilute the message.”

Yet, for such a ‘romantic’ occasionality as is Valentine’s Day—as the sun always moves through Aquarius on this day, though this year the moon moves through Leo—today feels much more about self-love, or essentially expressive love, than it does romantic love.

Today may be a day to simply be—to breathe, to realign with our breath, with the beat of our heart, and to soak up the warmth of the personally accountable sun.

Things, all around, are making more sense and becoming more clear to you… it may also be a day to take all of this in, and trust…

Either way, however this day’s energies manifest for you, know that every year on February 14th, whatever this day symbolizes for you, the sun is moving through the twenty-sixth degree of Aquarius—a degree which associates itself the ‘slowing down the tempo to get to the purity of something…’

This degree would suggest that “in the situation facing you, there may be a need to remember to employ love, peace, beauty, and simplicity—this could be in relationship, with yourself, to others or to the environment… complications and difficulties are much more easily solved if a fresh and simple approach is taken, rather than more complicated, intellectual, or highly-charged emotional responses…”

Today is an ideal day to ask yourself—should you detach yourself from emotionally-driven reactionality, that is—what it is you really need… and your answer should be quite simple: love.

To be seen. To be acknowledged. To be supported.

Without all the gimmickry of consumer-driven marketing campaigns manipulating the naturalness and simplicity that is Love, particularly this time of year—love remains ever-flowing, in one capacity or another… though it need not always be romantic love.

A detail I’ve always wondered about regarding Valentine’s Day, falling on a day within a month governed by Saturn, which is anything but romantic… though, the ancients always considered to be the purest, most beneficial love—and as Aquarian energies endlessly guide us toward—it is friendship that cannot be compared.

On this day of Love—remember that your very best friendships see you, and love you, through the highest highs and the lowest lows and remain open to celebrate all of your personal evolutions, beyond that which a family can’t or won’t, beyond that which a marriage can’t or won’t, as Nietzsche once said, “it is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages”… and sometimes, in those times we find ourselves disconnected from ourselves for whatever reason as happens from time to time—beyond that which even we, ourselves, can’t or won’t.

Regardless of what today represents for you—tell someone you love them, that you see them, and that you appreciate them… and then look in the mirror and tell yourself… give yourself some f’ing love.

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.❞
——Mark Twain

🖋️ by Jamie James ©2022; 📷 unknown

☽♌︎ by 3:17am PST; 4:17am MST; 5:17am CST; 6:17am EST

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Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
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