The Great Sphinx of Giza. I don’t think you could find a more perfect symbol for Aquarius’ Full Moon in Leo if you looked in every nook and cranny on the planet. The head of a man on the body of a lion. Aquarius and Leo. Absolutely perfect!
The sphinx represents the pharoah as Ra, the Sun God, and faces due east toward the rising Sun. It’s the Lion facing the Sun, and at Full Moon in Aquarius, the symbolism is perfected. This is balance ~ one of the goals of a Full Moon.
How can we make use of this Leo Full Moon symbolism in our personal lives? Ask yourself these questions:
- Is there an animal nature in my Leo house that needs taming by my intellectual house of Aquarius?
- In what situations has my intellect been outwitted and undone by my pride and ego?
- Do I overthink and outsmart the lustful side of me that needs expression?
- Does my detachment isolate me from my ability to just let it all hang loose and have some royal fun?
Those are easy yes/no questions. The hard work comes with discovering “Why?” and balancing the equation. The signs Aquarius and Leo can both be really fun. Why not mix it up a little during this Full Moon? Lighten up on the heavy aspect in your equation and have some fun.
Don’t you sometimes wish the Sphinx would drop that stoney pose and just start racing out across the sands? Wow! What a visual that is! Aquarius’ ancient ruler, Saturn, could probably sit through eternity while the “sands of time” continued to weather away this giant marvel, but Uranus would definitely revel in a surprise take off. Imagine the chaos and Uranus sitting back laughing and laughing. Well, maybe that’s a little too spooky, but it would make for great tv.
If you have kids who like to color, here are some pretty good links to coloring pages of the Great Sphinx. Ancient Eqypt Coloring Pages has some Sphinx pics and more and The Coloring Spot has a good Sphinx pic, too. (Ahh, who needs kids? Go ahead, get your colors out, enjoy.)
Full Moon in Leo is the opposite of Full Moon in Aquarius, when the Sun is in Leo and Moon in Aquarius. Both of these signs are considered “masculine” or yang energies because they belong to the air and fire elements. The Sun is masculine, but the Moon is always feminine, receptive, yin. How can you bring receptivity to one of the broadest, sexiest, warmest signs in the zodiac? Hmmm. That just might be my Full Moon ponderable. (Warning to Uncle Moon: Be on the lookout, Babe.)
More Full Moon posts with these two signs:
Full Moon in Aquarius: Alien vs. Predator
Full Moon in Aquarius: Putting a New Spin on It
Full Moon in Aquarius: You Say You Want a Revolution
Note: Basic elemental symbolism depicts air as a human and fire as a lion. Earth is a bull and Water is an eagle. Each animal represents the Fixed signs of astrology ~ Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio. You can see this symbolism on the Wheel of Fortune tarot card, and indeed, there is a sphinx sitting atop the wheel in that card. The four elements are also depicted in the four corners of The World card framing an androgenous human in the center of the card. The World card is associated with Saturn; The Wheel of Fortune with Jupiter. Strength is usually drawn as a woman holding the mouth of a lion and is associated with Leo. The following cards are from the Aquatic Tarot.
2 thoughts on “Full Moon in Leo ~ The Great Sphinx of Giza”
Except that the “head of a man” may once have been in fact the head of Anubis, the Jackal-headed preparer of the dead, according to Robert Temple’s very plausible theory. Visualize the “lion” body with the jutting, long-eared jackal head.
Your comment sent me on a search, and that’s a very interesting theory. Thanks, Jack!
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