The full moon on February 14, 2014 lands in the zodiac at 26 degrees Leo, just before 7pm on the east coast of USA. This interpretation comes down to the fundamentals of astrology. There are no major fixed star influences, Sun sign interpretation is pointless due to the precession of the equinoxes, and the are no asteroids of note in the full moon horoscope. Rulerships and what-not are pointless as well. So we are left with just the planetary aspects, simple astrology. Yet as one our contributors Christopher observed, original astrology.
Looking Forward, Looking Back
As we are left to decipher the basics, this is a good opportunity to start from scratch and see we we stand in the larger scheme of things. We may be weary of hearing about Uranus square Pluto, but any current astrological alignment cannot be separated from this massive, disruptive influence. The next exact aspect of Uranus square Pluto is the most sinister looking of the entire seven. It looks much the same as the full moon February 2014 astrology chart shown below. Jupiter is opposite Pluto, both square Uranus. Only by the time we get to April 21, Mars has retrograded back to 14 degrees Libra, opposite Uranus. This creates a sacrificial grand cross.
Next down the ladder of importance is the eclipse cycle we are now more than half way through. This February 2014 full moon is trine the October 2013 lunar eclipse. This means we can make good progress this next two weeks with our longer term emotional issues, as well as those matters concerning our intimate relationships, home and family.
As a complement and balance to the January 30 new moon, our full moon puts us in a comfortable position to reflect on the progressive changes and original ideas of the last two weeks. Despite the backdrop of uncertainty and hardship, this current four week new moon cycle is relatively positive in nature. There is still a sense of urgency and nervous anticipation, but some recent breakthroughs have settled things down to an extent.
Full Moon February 2014 Horoscope
Now the the February 14 full moon horoscope and the energy beamed down to us. Even though the full moon sextile Mars is the tightest aspect at only 5 minutes orb, probably the strongest influence will come from the full moon opposite Mercury, given that Mercury is only a couple of degrees from the Sun, the prime mover in our neighborhood. Conjunctions and oppositions are also stronger aspects than sextiles and trines.
So with Moon opposite Mercury being the main influence for this full moon, we have to juggle thoughts and feelings. The next two weeks favors some introspection and soul searching, and then sharing what is on our mind. Getting tangled up in controversial subjects will have its dangers. However, the urge to tackle heated topics will be strong.
As a prelude to the emotional debates ahead, we saw the United Nations take a swipe at the Vatican over child sexual abuse earlier today. Mercury retrograde is also spurring us on to speak up about sensitive issues. It indicates we are entering a period of spiritual warfare, with the immoral and deceitful on the defensive.
The Full Moon sextile Mars is the engine room powering the crusaders on both sides of the battle. It supplies courage and initiative, willingness to take sides and to take bold actions. Mercury trine Mars means the action is via words, both written and spoken, and through thought projection.
Full Moon February 2014 Times
Los Angeles, USA
New York, USA
16 Feb 2014
16 Feb 2014
16 Feb 2014
15 Feb 2014
15 Feb 2014
We are speeding up to a very intense year or two with Uranus square Pluto getting volatile, and the tetrad lunar eclipses signalling a critical time in history. The stakes are high, plus there is the potential arrival on the scene of a prophet, or spiritual warrior, as foretold by the sighting of comet ISON.
I will be writing more on this subject as there is currently no information from the astrological perspective on these rare tetrad lunar eclipses. They are four total lunar eclipses in a row, the last series occurring nearly 600 years ago, coinciding with the rise to prominence of Joan of Arc.
For a list of all the moon phases this year see Moon Phases 2014.