Passion Powerhouse - Full Moon in Leo
Prepare yourself for a surge of energy, courage, and passion as we welcome the Full Moon in Leo on Sunday, February 9th at 2:33 AM. This fiery Full Moon will give you the strength and motivation to chase your desires and take what you want. However, we urge you to tame your inner Lioness and be cautious about letting your emotions get out of control. While you’ll feel compelled to push forward, we want you to be sure that you carefully observe situations before you take action.
Remember, Full Moons are related to endings and culminations so be willing to release the people, places, and things that are no longer in alignment. Now let’s dive into what these energies hold so you can be prepared for the next few weeks.
Full Moon in Leo Aspects
Leo is the sign of love so expect matters of the heart to come to the forefront of your focus - your home, family, passions, and intimate relationships will all come up for review. Any relationship dynamics or patterns that are causing disharmony in your life will become loud and clear. You could find yourself craving attention and affection so anywhere you aren’t “feeling the love” will be a stark contrast to what your energy is asking for.
Astrology King notes that opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, could potentially create inner tension and external pressures which can lead to conflict. The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon so we invite you to use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. That being said, it’s important that you remain patient with yourself and others as we navigate these changes as a collective.
When it comes to career and projects, you may find yourself losing interest in things you no longer feel connected to. If your heart isn’t in it, then it may be time to let those things fall to the wayside. Now is the time to boldly state what you want out of life and anything that isn’t serving those desires may need to go.
While it may seem difficult to part ways with the old, there will be a newfound friendliness in the air pushing you to be more social and connect with new people, places, and experiences. This energy supports you in making room for the things you LOVE, to be more playful and embrace the things that bring out your sheer joy in life. Leo is a highly creative sign so this Full Moon could bring a wave of inspiration that could lead you to create something larger than life. Allow this inspiration to permeate your soul and find what sets your heart ablaze!
The Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra, or Anahata in Sanskrit, is our fourth chakra located at our heart’s center. It serves as the wellspring of love, warmth, compassion, and joy. This chakra allows us to live our lives with loving-kindness and compassion towards others and ourselves. When your heart is open, others can feel the warmth and love radiating from you.
When imbalanced, we can experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, bitterness, or fear. If you’re unsure whether your heart chakra is balanced, Several signs which could indicate an imbalance include:
- Feeling disconnected from the people around you (even those closest to you)
- You are withdrawn and try to avoid socializing with people
- You tend to be needy in your relationships, OR …
- You tend to feel emotionally distant in your relationships
- You are terrified of being alone
- You gain your self-worth from other people (you’re a people-pleaser)
- You find it hard to forgive and you hold grudges easily
- You find it hard to let go of bitter and angry thoughts
- You frequently feel a sense of anger towards other people/life
- You suffer from social anxiety
Because we are all connected, it’s important that your heart chakra is activated and in alignment. If you feel your heart may be in need of a tune-up, we have the perfect ritual to get you back on track.
Heart Chakra & Full Moon Ritual
To open your heart chakra on this Full Moon in Leo, you’ll need the following:
- Local herbs, Palo Santo or Sage to clear the space
- A quiet surrounding where you won’t be disturbed
- Crystals: If you feel called to incorporate crystal therapy, there are several that will help you bear that beautiful heart including jade, malachite, rose quartz, emerald, kunzite or rhodonite.
- Kailo Heart Chakra Essence or Heart Chakra Body Oil
To begin, find yourself in a comfortable seated position. We’ll begin this full moon ritual with a 1-minute meditation. With your spine straight and shoulders back you’ll start a quick breathing exercise. While visualizing the color green, inhale for 10 seconds, hold for 10 seconds, and exhale for 10 seconds. Try doing a few sets to reset yourself from any distractions and mishaps from the day. Repeat this until your breathwork feels complete.
Once that process is complete, close your eyes and declare that you are going to raise your vibration. Watch and listen as you set this intention of clarity and joy. Visions or words may come to mind and we urge you to watch and listen without judgment. After a few minutes, begin to journal what came up for further reflection.
After some reflection, place the crystal of your choice in the palm of your left hand then place your palm and the crystal to the back of your right hand. Raise your hands above your head and hold them there with your eyes closed for 3 minutes. (men place the opposite hand on top) This Kundalini technique may trigger you to feel tired or antsy but we encourage you to breathe through this resistance. While you’re breathing, ask your heart what it desires. After three minutes, take a rest and reflect on the answers you’ve been given.
To close this ritual we invite you to lay down in a comfortable position and place the charged crystal on your heart center. We invite you to rub either Kailo’s Heart Charka Essence or Body Oil in your hands while reflecting on your experience. Bring the palms to your face and begin to inhale deeply as you take in the energy of these ceremonially charged aromas.
With your eyes closed, ask your heart: What do you have to do to experience what you desire? Are you willing to give yourself permission to live that life? As the answers reveal themselves you can continue this inner dialogue as your heart begins to open. You can continue this process until it feels complete. You may cry or you may laugh...whatever the reaction, we ask you to embrace these emotions with love.
If you’d like to incorporate affirmations to your practice, we’ve included some below that will help keep your heart chakra aligned and open.
Heart Chakra Affirmations:
- I am open to love.
- I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
- I nurture my inner child. I am wanted and loved.
- I live in balance, in a state of gracefulness and gratitude.
- I love the beauty of nature and the animal world.
- I forgive myself and others.
- I am open to love and kindness.
- I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to transform and open up to love.
We hope that you’re able to fully release anything holding you back or keeping you small. You are a being of light and are here to share your heart with the world - we hope this ritual helps you on your path.
To You. From Us. With Love.