Wow! The heat is turned up high on this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 22° 28′ Leo on 10 February 2017, 04:34 PM PST. Fire and air signs dominate this chart which translates into hot air. There is tremendous promise with very little grounding available to manifest those promises into reality but the showmanship will be amazing to sit back and watch.
The tightest aspect pattern in this chart is a Mystic Rectangle in fire and air with the 22° Leo Moon, 21° Uranus in Aries, 22° Aquarius Sun and 23° Jupiter in Libra. All four planets are working together in harmony, creating tremendous inspiration for the days to come. If we are willing to be prudent and work hard to manifest these dreams, we can fulfill the promise this Mystic Rectangle holds for the future. Otherwise all the beautiful dreams will gradually dissipate into nothingness.
The Leo Moon is also part of a Grand Trine in fire with Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. This pattern is not as tight as the Mystic Rectangle but the inclusion of Saturn adds more willingness to stick with the program and see it through. The Grand Trine expands into a Kite Pattern with Jupiter in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries. Jupiter is the key to seeing actual progress made on the promise of the Grand Trine. The Libra virtues of compromise, cooperation and fairness are necessary for achieving success.
One aspect working in favor of negotiating win-win solutions is Mercury in Aquarius sextile Venus in Aries. These are not exactly the most tactful placements for either Mercury or Venus but as a rule of thumb, Mercury-Venus aspects do soften the hard edges of both planets. Mercury in Aquarius is very rational and willing to explore cutting edge ideas while Venus in Aries can be quite charming in her fiery way.
The closest aspect for Mars in Aries is a semi-sextile to Neptune in Pisces. In this instance, Neptune will act like quicksand and keep Mars in Aries from rushing headlong into trouble. In this heated atmosphere, being forced to slow down is a good thing.
There is so much juice running through this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo, we can risk burn out, especially those with personal planets and/or Ascendant at 22° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) creating a fixed T-Square with the luminaries. This being an eclipse adds an extra jolt to an already potent lunation. Rather than rushing ahead attempting to put all our brilliant theories to work, it may be wiser to sit with them for a few days and see what percolates to the top. Take some time to play . . . after all playing is one of Leo’s best things!
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.