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2246534713_a4bfe39480The Full Snow Moon in Leo takes place on February 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm EST, the day after Ground Hog’s Day which marks the midpoint between the winter solstice and spring equinox. This cross quarter day which is really about honoring our earth’s natural cycles is more known to pagans and followers of ancient Gaellic traditions as Imbolc, while Christians also celebrate this point of the year with Candlemas. Whatever your background, most folks who live here, in the Northern Hemisphere, know February 2nd as the day to find out if the groundhog will see his shadow and give us a prediction about the coming of Spring.

Yes, we are at a turning point now…halfway through winter, halfway through the first full cycle of the moon in 2015 (with the first new moon in Aquarius on 1/20) and halfway through this current Mercury retrograde period. Retrograde periods are usually times of introspection and this is a wonderful time to reflect on where you have been and where you want to go.

This Leo Full Moon has a very expansive heart opening signature connected to it, while at the same time challenging us to think in unique creative ways as we come across obstacles and limited ideas. Check-in with yourself to see if your perceptions about who you are and what you are doing with your life are changing. As I talk to the people around me about their lives, I am hearing that many are starting off in new directions, almost as if they have no choice.

Other planetary energies definitely emphasize, this is a key time to listen to your inner yearnings to see what stirs your heart. Also, while you are taking time to listen, review how you are doing with taking care of yourself and those you are in relationship to. Last year from my perspective many folks, myself included went through some “dark night of the soul” experiences that are now being integrated into our lives. 2014 was a more inner year of change. For myself, I was more focused on my own inner transformation and this year, I am so wanting to share my learnings and gifts with others. Yes, 2015 will be more a year of connection and manifestation!

However, the key for all of us, is to dance with the more intuitive side of life right now, to allow new ways of being take root that will last for many years to come. So be patient with yourself. Over the next week find a way to honor your recent learnings especially over the the last 6 weeks and believe that all that you want to accomplish for this new year is getting ready to sprout in the coming new season. If you are not sure how to use your intuition for this exercise, think of ways to connect more with your right side of the brain such as through art, music and nature. At the end of this post, I have included a video for to inspire and support your Full Snow Moon reflection time.

The groundhog who was seeking reprieve from the dark cold winter came out today and danced in the mid-winter’s sun. Yet, upon seeing his shadow he went back into his inner dwellings to continue preparing for the coming Spring season. Be like the groundhog and take time to celebrate where you are in your life — honor what brings you happiness right now and know that there maybe more work to do to integrate what you have learned from past challenges — yet by following and listening to the natural rhythms of life, you will be drawn to what best serves you and those you love. With that have a blessed Valentine’s Day in less than 2 weeks!

Here is a celebration of winter at her finest during last week’s Blizzard of 2015 in Gloucester, MA!


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The Full “Snow Moon” in Leo takes place at 6:53 PM EST on Valentine’s Day. With the Moon in dramatic Leo opposing the Sun in objective Aquarius, the energies are asking us to find balance between our emotions and thoughts in how we approach our relations and what we desire.

With it being Valentine’s Day, I want to talk first about this day of sharing love. The true story of Valentine’s Day is a bit of a mystery, and you can read about it by clicking on the link in this sentence.  All I know that Valentine is portrayed as a very giving man to many and so today is a day to celebrate love –all kinds of love not just romantic love. All week long, I have been posting on Heartlight Peace Ministries Facebook page, the many ways to express love for oneself, one’s family and even God along with intimate partners. The Leo Moon may bring out some of you to be more playful tonight and desiring your heart’s expression to take center stage; while others may want a more mellow evening to reflect  on their heartfelt intentions for their relationships and all aspects of living.

No matter how you choose to spend this evening, the key is to be true to yourself. If you are feeling sensitive or being pulled into some unwanted drama, it may be a night to slow down and seek mindful insights what you need to be more in balance in loving yourself more and/or your loved ones. If you are feeling the need to express “big love” do it in a genuine way–think about what will bring you, and those your love the most joy right now. Want to expand your love more — send loving thoughts through prayer and meditation to family and friends far away, spend quality time with a pet or just take a few  moments to beam healing love to those less fortunate in your communities and beyond. As humans, we are given a choice to love, yet  our souls yearns to love fully with out conditions. What will help you to live from your heart now while taking into consideration your everyday priorities?


Credit: Art Revolution (Toni Nicolle)

– With an ever expanding heart, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day, Rev. Annika

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