By Lynda Hill | Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols

Posted February 7, 2017   


February’s Leo full Moon on 11th February (at 12:32 am GMT) is a appulse lunar eclipse. As an eclipse it is not particularly powerful, but it is a lunar eclipse nonetheless.

The two main elements of this eclipse, the Moon and the Sun, both have Sabian Symbols that speak of ‘circuses’ and performance. The Moon is on Leo 23: A BAREBACK RIDER IN A CIRCUS DISPLAYS THEIR DANGEROUS SKILL and the Sun is on Aquarius 23: A BIG BEAR SITTING DOWN AND WAVING ALL ITS PAWS. Many have said what a circus we are experiencing at the moment; we can feel like we’re witnessing ‘circus acts’, and, we may be wondering what is reality and what is just a part of the ‘circus’. The ‘performances’ that we are seeing, or, participating in, may have us feeling as though we are not sure where we are likely to land, and, there can be a feeling of reality versus theatre. This sense of mystery, or being uncertain, can be sense even more strongly as Mercury is on a Symbol that can bring further confusion with Mercury on Aquarius 6: A MASKED FIGURE PERFORMS RITUALISTIC ACTS IN A MYSTERY PLAY.

There are, though, redeeming energies in this full Moon with both Jupiter and Uranus in good sextile and trine aspects to the Sun and the Moon. This shows the possibility, indeed, the necessity, of accessing our beliefs in the goodness of life, and, our personal freedoms. This is made stronger by both Venus and Mars in Aries; we are coming out of a very Piscean time where we may have had a ‘sink or swim’ feeling around events, in both a personal and a political sense, especially as we have been witness to some very strong political movements that have challenged or inspired us to action. We are likely to be revving up our energies and gathering up our strength and embracing more and more our individual thoughts, beliefs and feelings, and, we may have had to throw out things along the way, especially recently.

Adding to the sense of of the need for more personal autonomy is Mars on Aries 11: THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, OR THE RULER OF ONE’S COUNTRY. This Symbol speaks of the need to call the shots, to be in charge, to not let others call our agendas. Easier said at time, for sure, but, we do well to remember our true place in the scheme of things – we are asked to take control and not let others push us around or define us merely by our ‘country’; where we come from, what we do for a living; how much money we have.

It seems we, our leaders, and our world may have a lot at stake. Yet, how do we tell what is reality and what is theatre? This lunar eclipse has been amplifying intensity levels and will bring this act to a head.


The full Moon each month marks a time of heightened energies and events. It often marks the culmination of the energies released at the new Moon. Emotions can be supercharged as the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the zodiac and illumination is increased – it’s like we can see in the dark – and we can be hyper-aware as well as being hyper-awake. The effects of a full Moon can be major or minor, depending on how they interact with your own chart. Sometimes, realizations or events that are unleashed, or unlocked, can stretch their meaning months into the future. A lot can be learned at the time of the full Moon and whether it’s lunacy or illumination, or a combination of both, there’s magic unleashed.

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