Chelsea Moon ©Pardillo 2011

The Aquarius Full Moon projects some erratic energy this year. These two signs (Aquarius Moon/ Leo Sun) are classic opposites, which is true of any full moon. But these two signs have a magnetism unlike any other polarity.

When you think of Leo, charisma (at times in excess) may be what springs to mind. Madonna, Presidents Clinton, Obama and Mick Jagger are a few. And Aquarians dazzle with their unique perspective (sometimes maddening) like Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Palin, Presidents Lincoln and Reagan.

These two signs tend to attract one other initially and sometimes for a lifetime because of a compelling dance: the Leo wants to be loved by everyone in the room and it’s the Aquarius who seems the least interested.

Conversely, the Aquarian wants everyone to follow his/her way of thinking (because it’s the logical course) and is therefore fascinated by the shameless way the Leo courts and gets attention.

With this full moon, any confusion you may feel in what you want versus your comfort level in self-expression could hit a point of intensity. It will pass, but it offers an opportunity to push through unease and into personal creative fulfillment.

The Full Moon occurs at 2:57 pm at 20°Aquarius 41”. The Sabian* symbol for the moon point is: “A woman disappointed and disillusioned” This poignant image needs to be read in tandem with the Leo Sun degree (which sheds the light on the moon) “Chickens intoxicated”. At first this image made me laugh, like seeing an old Warner Brothers cartoon, but on deeper reflection it stirs a more sober picture.

First, the two images conjure the reality of our poisoned food sources; the woman could be Gaia, Earth Mother as she gazes at the waste and our compromised fowl, or Ceres the goddess of the harvest. Secondly, it shows the paralysis that occurs when we feel “chicken” and unable to do something because we have drunk from the cup that tells us we cannot succeed. This leads of course, to disillusionment.

With this full moon energy, we can see where we have succumbed to cowardice and lethargy. It is not realistic to expect to wipe the slate clean (although that may be achievable for some). The coach Laura Biering encourages people to take a risk a day. It might be as banal as balancing a checkbook or as adventurous as skateboarding. It all depends what is a real risk for you within the frame of safety. Taking a risk is a way you sober up the chicken. What is a risk for you? It may be time to get in the moonlight and feel the full moon glow to do it.

*The Sabian symbols came through in 1925, when the spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards and showed them to her, one by one. She came up with channeled visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that defies logic, yet feels totally right.