2/18/2011 The Full Moon occurs at 3:36 am ET at the end of the sign of Leo.

Jan Vermeer

“An unsealed letter” is the Sabian symbol for this degree of Leo. This image conjures so many stories: something written that might require more editing or perhaps a letter addressed to someone else which tempts opening by another. The core message is a correspondence that begs reflection… what is it you need to say or to open up in awareness of another?

The moon is VOC* from 3:36 am ET until 4:39 am, when it slips into Virgo. After the past few days of drama, there may be a back to business tone in the day, even if it is Friday.

A Venus/Saturn picture in the sky may indicate increased feelings of lack and austerity. Although it is good to set limits on certain expectations, don’t cut back so severely that you cancel out enthusiasm.

If you’re tempted to give up on something because you’ve lost heart, put it aside to reevaluate in a few days.

The Sun enters Pisces in the evening, bringing in the promise of thaw. So whatever feels frozen in place to you today, may well begin to show signs of movement.

*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course: Avoid signing contracts, investing in a big purchase or beginning new projects or important conversations. Perfect time for clearing away clutter, finishing up loose ends, meditating or following serendipity. The “mood” of the period will be colored by the sign it is in… in Leo, you do well to play: window-shop, go to a museum or performance, flirt, make some artwork.