90: THE GREAT BETRAYAL
SUN 09 FEB 07.33 - Mooning Monthly all for redistributing the Lion's share.....
Aye aye Mooners everywhere
We've got a 'Snow Moon' in Leo this coming weekend. No prizes for guessing why it commands the name. We are deep into snow season in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, although here at Mooning HQ, just south of Staines in the UK, we have barely seen a frost this winter.....slightly disconcerting with the climate crisis in mind.
As detailed in previous blogs, full moons are generally seen as the five day period surrounding the full moon at its peak, this Sunday in the astral house of Leo. Astrologically speaking, a full moon is a recommended time to purge our systems and circumstances from all the stuff that's not working for us, potentially holding us back. It's a good time to detoxify and declutter, clearing and preparing the energetic path to set new intents and instigate projects as the full moon wanes and a new moon approaches.
With a full moon in Leo, the overriding concerns are likely to be egotistical and tribal. Where do we see ourselves in the Leo lion's pride? How do we relate to those around us, whether lovers, family, friends, colleagues or clients? How prepared are we for others to take a lead without feeling we are being undermined or usurped? How able are we to offer genuine assistance in other people's advancement; to forgo some of our own indulgences to bring out the best in others, confident in the value of such kindness to the benefit of All?
In our personal relationships Leo brings a fair bit of passion and courage (albeit Dutch) but for all the horniness there is likely to be a clearer than usual awareness of what it is that we want from a relationship over the desire to simply placate our loins. The boundaries are likely to be drawn in the sand of loyalty dear Mooners and anyone exercising deception, or worse, betrayal is likely to get their head chewed off in right royal Leo fashion.
And the greatest betrayal of all? That of ourselves of course. When we think or speak ill of ourselves we broadcast clear signals into the world declaring what we believe we are worth. There is a direct correlation between what we think and what manifests in our lives. Those with a taste for the World of Woo call it the Law of Attraction - think ill of others or self and, surprise surprise, one is presented with a landscape full of ill behaviour. Conversely, thinking positively creates a filter through which even the darkest clouds manifest silver linings.
The good stuff flows to them that knows.....that we are all walking miracles, paradoxes of contradictory, flawed perfection yet Divine in origin and essence. The WHAT we are, not the WHO we are, is part of the inextricably interconnected, intelligently evolving web of existence. If we can get over ourselves under this Leo Full Moon, great opportunities will arise to evolve in alignment with the rest of creation instead of battling willfully against it. This is the path of peace and prosperity for All to which we can aspire as a species and unified planetary entity.
The celebrated journalist Gary Younge wrote recently:
"With racism, cynicism and intolerance on the rise, wages stagnant and faith that progressive change is possible even as resistance grows, things look bleak. The propensity to despair is strong, but should not be indulged. Sing yourself up. Imagine a world in which you might thrive, for which there is no evidence. And then fight for it."
At full moon, our emotions and instinctive behaviours (learnt habits) peak simultaneously with the full shining face of Lady Luna. We become reactive rather than reflective which can sometimes get a bit overwhelming so here is a suggested list of do's and don'ts to help negotiate our invaluable place in the Leo Full Moon pride:
DO talk yourself up - especially in your own company. Make this your default setting. Commit to giving £5 to charity every time you catch yourself dissing yourself. DON'T play the victim of circumstances with what ifs and could have beens. £5 to charity every time you catch yourself indulging past regrets. Determine instead to adopt a relentlessly positive mindset, operating confidently, consistently in the present.
DO seek out and linger on the positive news, occurrences and small wins for self and others that normally get dwarfed by the disproportionate weight of importance we accord the shite in our lives. DON'T dwell on the shitty stuff. Crap happens. Let it pass. Move on.
DO celebrate your lovers, family, friends, colleagues and clients with words and actions of loyal appreciation and praise, however random that may appear. Don't wait for Valentine's or a birthday. Use the L word on repeat. LOVE is all there is Mooners. The Beatles said so. DON'T judge! Negative criticism is the biggest own goal we can score even when we keep it to ourselves. It lays the blame for our misery at someone or something else's door. Bollocks to that. The reaction to circumstance we choose to embody in thought, word and deed creates the filter through which we experience our lives. Stuff happening (external circumstances) is essentially neutral. What we make of it is our own affair and within our control. The challenge to adapt our habitually negative, reactive behaviour defines the practice we like to call in these columns: Mooning.
DO make concessions in encouraging others to value themselves and succeed. Provide opportunities for those around you to shine. DON'T worry about pecking orders for the next week or so. Allow others to take the lead and control the narrative: more difficult than it sounds for most. At worst, taking a conscious backseat can be a passive aggressive ego massage; at best an opportunity to observe and genuinely revel in the unlimited nature of possibility. Go for the latter.
DO be loyal and value loyalty in equal measure. DON'T f**k with people's trust for the next fortnight. Play it straight or you might as well put your head in the Lion's mouth and have someone kick it's arse.
DO make yourself available for a bit of volunteering. Good works for no dough is the way to go under this Leo Full Moon! DON'T bring it all down to cash. Quality of life is priceless. Go for quality time in the tribe not overtime at work.
DO stand up for your clan but be wary that under this full moon your Leo roar could lead you into some serious confrontations. Best to remove yourself from those potential flash points before fangs and claws are exposed. DON'T entertain thoughts of revenge. This too will carry a nasty bite. At the risk of repetition....let it pass. Move on.
DO a good deed every day! Cubs and brownies ahoy! DON'T begrudge anyone anything, not even the Trumps of this world. "Only the privileged and the naive believe people's achievements are purely the product of their own genius." Gary Younge again. Genius.....(lols)
Under this Leo Full Moon there is astral encouragement to claim our regal sovereignty as beings of extraordinary power, courage and purpose. We have merely to acknowlege our power to create positive change for the benefit of All, to begin to wield that divine right on Earth with stately wisdom.
Talk yourselves up dear Mooners, you're gaawwgeous! 'Til next time....
FULL MOON MARKS
EACH MONTH WE PUBLISH A LUNAR INSPIRED DRAWING BY MARK WEIGHTON
FULL MOON IN LEO 2020
18 x 18cm charcoal on paper
The second of 13 Full Moon inspired drawings for 2020 by artist Mark Weighton