The full moon rises on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022. The second full moon of the year will occur in the sign of Leo. In this article, I will share with you everything you need to know about the full moon in Leo according to Vedic Astrology (Jyotish).
When Is The Full Moon In Leo?
The full moon in Leo will occur on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 11:56 AM ET. For the best view of this full moon, look for it that night or the night before; it will drift above the horizon in the east around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight.
The Full Moon In Leo
During the full moon period, we are most affected by the constellation in which the moon resides. The full moon in February fills our minds with the energies of the Leo constellation. During the full moon period and a few days before and after that, we may experience the following:
- Dramatization of feelings and emotions
- The desire to be important, unique, and valued
- Pride and ego
Leo will give many of us a strong desire to feel personal significance, personal uniqueness, and peculiarity. This sets the theme of this full moon. The energy of this full moon will make people strive for attention, they will want to be noticed and appreciated. Therefore, try to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate and love them on this day. Keep criticism to a minimum, now it is perceived painfully and can really hurt a person.
The Full Moon In Magha Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, this Full Moon takes place in the lunar mansion of Magha Nakshatra. Let’s take a closer look at this lunar mansion and what kind of energy it represents.
Magha is a Ketu-ruled nakshatra. It carries the iconography of a crown. Symbolically this nakshatra occupies the ‘lion’s heart’, nested within the chest of the royal constellation – Leonis.
Magha nakshatra during this full moon brings the mixture of ruthlessness, tempered with strange subservience to an unseen power. The influence of this nakshatra is going to be sharp. There is a high chance of getting involved in quarrels and conflict situations during this full moon. Also, there is a high risk of food poisoning, destruction, and accidents.
You should also know that Magha nakshatra enhances the ability to leave your body – this is usually called ‘astral projection‘. Therefore, spontaneous exits from the body during sleep and meditation will be common during this full moon. If you have astral attacks, make sure you use protection!
The negative influence of this nakshatra can also manifest itself as self-doubt, arrogance, and racial superiority.
The nature of Magha nakshatra: Tamas
Tamas conceals the presence of consciousness. It causes dullness and ignorance through its power to obscure. Its nature is heavy and dense. Tamas represents a state of darkness, inertia, inactivity, and materiality. It manifests itself in the form of ignorance.
The full moon in Tamas manifests itself as a lack of confidence and security, an inability to control desires. There may also be internal resistance to any kind of change.
The goal of Magha nakshatra: Artha
Artha can be translated from Sanskrit as “wealth,” or “property”. Thus, the goal of Magha nakshatra is gaining material well-being. This is the acquisition of the necessary means (this may include knowledge as wealth) in order to stand firmly on your feet and enjoy life. During this full moon, people will be concentrated on material issues, whereas self-development will be of little interest.
Spiritual Lessons to Learn During the Full Moon In Leo
- During full moon in Leo, the ego attachments become more visible, and the causes of self-doubt are highlighted. This is a good time for working on self-confidence. The energy of the full moon will help to acquire this quality throughout the month.
- Watch your ego! Instead of waiting for being appreciated by others, start to give appreciation to those around you. As I mentioned above, everyone will feel a little more insecure during this full moon. Therefore, your compliment or words of appreciation may help others to feel better about themselves.
- Refrain from criticism! Don’t criticize people even in your thoughts. Let people be the way they are without trying to change them or tell them what to do. Any criticism during the full moon in Leo may really hurt people and even lead to a fight. Therefore, try to control your thoughts and your words.
How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?
If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the full moon time. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.
Spend this time during the Full Moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.
For harmonizing the influence of the Moon on our lives, we can perform Moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the Moon’s vibrations.
Spiritual Practices For the Full Moon In Leo
#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy
This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.
- Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
- In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).
#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance
During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA
The Bottom Line
The full moon enhances the imagination, making thoughts and feelings voluminous. Do not focus on premonitions and fears, on the contrary, let them go, try to think about the good. The full moon in Leo will teach us how to take control of our ego and pride. This is a powerful time for transmuting our pride into the unconditional service of others. Be kind and gentle with people during this full moon and always!