Creativity, Passion and Abundance: Full Moon in Leo (Purva Phalguni)

Spring is in the air. Nature is beginning to stir and we see this reflected in the March 1st full moon in stable yet fiery Leo. It is time to awaken the lion within and open the way for courageous acts and full creative self-expression. This isn’t a time to be shy, but to honor yourself and your talents and share them with the world. Casting their drishti or gaze on this full moon are Mercury, the planet of expression through words, and Venus, the planet of expression through creativity and love. Looking a little deeper, this full moon is happening in the nakshatra of purva phalguni, a constellation that has the shakti of procreation and artistic creation. It has the power to ignite passion, bestow prosperity and give the desire to enjoy life through the senses.

Supporting this movement toward love, creativity and connection is Venus’ transit into the mystical and idealistic water sign of Pisces from March 2nd - March 26th. Pisces is a special sign for Venus as this is where she is exalted and therefore quite strong. Why is Venus exalted in Pisces? Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac where everything dissolves and there are no boundaries. Venus is the planet of giving and receiving love, and when we combine the two, she is able to express herself fully, benefiting relationships of all kinds. This in turn allows us to feel more compassion, love and devotion and connect to each other beyond the purely physical and create connections on a deeper spiritual level.

Venus in Pisces is also good for bringing wealth, luxury and beauty into the world in its highest form. It is a great time for creative projects all around, especially the visual arts, film, music poetry and fashion. If you are not a creative person yourself, then it is a good time to go out and partake in someone else’s beautiful creations and transcend mundane reality for a few moments, a few hours or a few days and experience joy and happiness without boundaries.

How will Venus and Mercury in Pisces affect your sign?

Aries Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 12th house, you may feel like traveling, going on retreat and beautifying your bedroom. This is a good time for inner reflection and meditation, enjoying nature and and intimate sensual experiences.

Taurus Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 11th house. your social life is bound to take off and you may find yourself going to parties, joining new groups and making new friends. It is even possible that you may meet a romantic partner through a friend or group gathering.

Gemini Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 10th house, your experience at work will be quite enjoyable and you may even travel for work. This is a great time to put yourself out there and network as you can now easily make gains in your career.

Cancer Rising /Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 9th house, experiences that involve travel and education will attract your attention and bring you joy. Relationships with siblings, father and teachers are also favored.

Leo Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 8th house, you may benefit financially through your partner as he/she may have more to give at this time. Relationships can be quite passionate and a bit volatile. There could be a change in job or the role you play at work.

Virgo Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 7th house, relationships are quite enjoyable. You may be feeling particularly romantic and loving right now and quite passionate. You may also feel like indulging in the senses a little more than usual, whether it be through food, the arts or music.

Libra Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 6th house, your enjoyment is coming through work and service. If you are looking for a job, you could find a good one at this time. If you are staying at the same job, it could improve now. It is also a good time to attend to your health and exercise routine.

Scorpio Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 5th house, you could be feeling romantic and playful. It is a great time to let yourself have some much needed fun and to laugh and let loose. It is also a good time to let your creativity flow.

Sagittarius Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 4th house, you may be taking enjoyment from spending time at home and may even be redecorating and beautifying your surroundings. Your relationship with your mother may improve or even flourish at this time. It’s a great time to host dinner parties and welcome other into your home.

Capricorn Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 3rd house, you may take enjoyment from going on short journeys that allow you to escape the mundane. Relationships with siblings may flourish now and writing and promotion are favored.

Aquarius Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 2nd house, finances may be on the rise. You are likely to enjoy going out to eat at fine restaurants and/or cooking at home. In any case, the focus is on enjoying your senses whether it be through food, perfumes, flowers, clothes or art.

Pisces Rising/Moon

With Venus and Mercury in your 1st house, you may be feeling more compassionate and loving than usual. This is a great time for creativity and sharing it with the world.

Until next time...

Be creative,


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