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Full Moon in Leo - Spiritual Meaning and Ritual

Amythest May

February 5, 2023

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Exploring the Energetic Impact of the Full Moon in Leo

The full moon in Leo calls forth a bold, bright cosmic energy full of passion and vitality. Personified by the lion with its golden mane and good-natured spirit, Leo is a fixed sign of fire. This power brings passion and vision like that of the element it represents. Without the sun’s fiery energy, nothing on earth would thrive, and from a witchcraft perspective, fire activates our creative spirit, initiates us to take action, and sparks our imagination.

“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

 — Tahereh Mafi

Energy of the Full Moon in Leo

The Sun is linked to individuality. It embodies inventiveness, clarity, energy, liveliness, a heavenly fire and the capacity to generate life. It also symbolises royalty, control, respectability and authority. Ultimately, the energy of the full moon in leo is emblematic of individuation; becoming who you are and taking command of your strength. 

At its best, the energy during this phase is a time for embodied leadership. A time to rule from the heart rather than from the head. After all, Leo’s purpose is to shine. It’s also a time for meaningful gatherings with the people you love, a time to dance, laugh, and appreciate life for the joy it can bring. However, as with cosmic frequencies, there is always a shadow side. For all her apparent self-confidence, Leo’s shadow is insecurity and not knowing if she really is enough. 

To help us to overcome self-doubt and insecurity, we can tap into the spiritual energies presented by the full moon in Leo to help us draw courage and bring forth creative solutions from within. The energy of the full moon in Leo encourages us to to display our “shining light” through leading by example, and we can tap into the full moon's spiritual energy by trusting that everything will work out for the best outcome despite all odds, and by allowing Leo’s bravery within us to take action on our soul's yearnings.

Magically, this full moon is all about fire magic, and channelling the elements stimulating properties to increase vitality, bolster self-confidence and heighten desire. Fire is also associated with purification so spells, rituals and rites that involve destruction and regeneration are also fitting for this phase. 

To make the most of the energy of the full moon phase, work with the rites, rituals and spells laid out in full moon workbook to find the extra confidence you need to act on a situation, to recharge your self-esteem and to allow your inner light to shine with joyful abandon. 

Correspondences for the Full Moon in Leo

Affirmations for the Full Moon in Leo

“I choose to make myself a priority”

“Courage inspires me with every breath”

“I trust that I am in alignment with the divine timing of my life”

“I trust my instincts in order to take inspired action”

“I am bold and I am courageous”

Element for the Full Moon in Leo


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