You Make This World A Better Place – Full Moon in Leo and a Powerful Lunar Eclipse – February 2017


On 11th February 2017 at 10:33am (AEST) the Full Moon will exact in the sign of Leo.

Leo energy is playful, creative, colourful and fun and above all, wants to be seen, to be adored, to be loved and to be love.

This is the radiant inner you; the innate, creative, true self that you long to shine out and express to others.

A Surprising Eclipse?

Bernadette Brady writes in her book “The Eagle and The Lark” that this particular Eclipse belongs to “a family of eclipses that brings with it the element of pleasant surprise. Sudden happiness, a joyful event, the lucky break, the lucky win. The Events which will be occurring … can positively change the person’s life”.

Well, I for one love that!! Many other Eclipse descriptions are not nearly so favourable, so it will be interesting to see what transpires over the next 6 months (the time period that eclipse energy tends to last).

With Jupiter’s recent retrograde, you may be experiencing a drop in your optimism, but don’t lose heart. Sometimes we just need a course correction or a different vision and that’s what Jupiter Retrograde tends to be about.

Eclipse energy tends to run for 6 months, so there is also the chance that these positive changes may not eventuate until August and Jupiter will be well and truly direct by then.

A Kite Formation between Saturn, Uranus and the Full Moon (all falling in fire signs) certainly looks favourable for giving both the inspiration and the staying power to work towards your goals.

If the way seems blocked right now to one particular ambition, look for another route or just do what you can to keep moving forward in other areas of your life until something shifts.

Often we don’t know what Jupiter’s Retrograde will bring to us until he one again turns direct (June 2017), so it may be a case of tuning into our instinctive timing device and trusting that all will happen at the right time.

What requires Healing?

Full Moon’s illuminate what is in need of healing, what needs to change within our lives or what is calling for our attention and this particular Full Moon is also our first Eclipse of 2017, so you can expect that illumination to be somewhat magnified.

Eclipse energy asks that we release energy that is no longer supportive to our journey and with a Yod between The Moon, Jupiter and Chiron in this eclipse chart, we are being asked to bring healing to emotional blocks and wounds that may otherwise hold us back from progressing.

Particularly those issues that relate to our need to be seen, valued and loved and which may be affecting our self-esteem and self-love.

Many could be finding that inner child issues are re-surfacing now, so be mindful of what is triggering you.

Remember that this Full Moon is the outcome of our Aquarian New Moon, which occurred in January.

How comfortable are you with standing out from the crowd? Do you embrace your uniqueness?

And if not, why not?

Is it time to address buried emotions?

The next 6 months could be a potent time to work on releasing such wounds, so if you feel called to do the work it may be wise to embrace that calling.

The Need for Compassion

Be gentle with yourself and those around you as we lead up to this Eclipse, because energetically there is a lot going on.

If you’re noticing that you’re feeling out of sorts or just blah, then you’re probably picking up on the change in electromagnetic frequency, which eclipses create.

I’ve been experiencing vision disturbances, a sense of being ‘wired’ and have felt a little under the weather this last two weeks.

Planetary energy can have a huge effect on us and all of this is perfectly ‘usual’ under Eclipse conditions.

If you find that friends, colleagues or family members are more reactive than usual it may be wise to give them an ear of support and to let them know that you’re there for them if they need to talk.

Vilification of and Suppression of the Feminine

The Black Moon is currently at the final degree of Scorpio and is squaring the Full Moon in this Eclipse chart, so abuse of power could be a theme that arises over the next 6 months; especially in relation to sexual power and the vilification of female energy or females in general.

If this is something that you can relate to, then you may be called to acknowledge related emotions; such as buried anger, residual hurt, shame and/or emotional/energetic blocks.

Seeking further possible healing solutions over the next 6 months may prove powerful.


Leo is the sign of creativity and I’m not just talking of the Artistic kind here.

We all have the capacity to create and that is what I believe that we are here for; to give the gifts of our own authentic and unique creations in service to others.

We all create in different ways, whether that’s:

  • The hairdresser who tidies up your unkempt hair; making you feel beautiful again whilst lending a supportive ear,
  • The chocolatier, who creates special creations for you to indulge in and to indulge your loved ones with,
  • The healer, who creates a sacred space for you to share and release
  • The gardener, who mows your lawn each Friday to ensure that you come home to a beautiful home.

There is not one person on this Earth who is not creative.

What gifts do you bring and do you know your true worth?

The Yod that I mentioned earlier can be a challenging aspect pattern, but it is ultimately calling for a synergy.

In this case, that’s the need to be totally and unashamedly exactly who you were born to be whilst remaining in balance (not going to excess) and whilst also remaining compassionate and mindful of others.

The potential healing I talk about above may be required to assist you with being that.

Helping others may also light you up in some way over the next 6 months; especially if you are able to do so using your innate gifts.

Mystic Rectangle

There is a Mystic Rectangle within the chart; another harbinger of creative potential.

This Aspect Pattern, which includes The Sun, The Moon, Uranus and Jupiter is made up of a combination of both harmonious and difficult aspects:

We have the tension of the Jupiter/Uranus Opposition ,which is likely bringing the desire for greater freedom, growth and change within your life…

… working alongside the Sun/Uranus and Moon/Jupiter sextiles in Fire and Air signs.

These aspects are likely to add to that need for greater freedom and growth as well as bringing the desire for you to express yourself as you truly are.

This is independent, spacious energy, so if you’re experiencing the feeling of being stuck (that ‘groundhog day’ type of scenario) then this eclipse could likely trigger a sense of frustration within you.

Is more spontaneity and greater inspiration needed?

Finally, we have the Fire Trine (Moon/Uranus) and the Air Trine (Sun/Jupiter), which are likely to find you motivated to seek inspiration and stimulation.

A self-perpetuated risk or a chance happening may be required to break you out of your day to day pattern and shake up the daily routine.

The trick with the Mystic Rectangle is to attempt to balance the opposing forces inherent in the two oppositions that it contains –

  • The Sun in Aquarius and The Moon in Leo pose The dichotomy of:
    • The will to help humanity and to be accepted as part of the group
    • Versus: The need to be seen, praised and acknowledged for who you are (as an individual).
      • The Balance:
        • Using your innate gifts in order to help humanity. The type of gifts that when you shine them out, make you feel fulfilled and glean a deep sense of self worth
        • The understanding that just by being you, you make this World a better place.
  • Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries pose the dichotomy of:
    • Balanced Growth and Consideration of Others Rights
    • Versus: The desire for Rapid Personal Awakening and The Sudden Need to Break Out of Restriction
      • The Balance:
        • Being an Instigator of Change whilst also giving consideration to the fact that others may not be on the same page. What are their needs right now and are you making provision for those needs in pursuit of your vision?
        • Slowing down and understanding that just because it’s not happening right now doesn’t mean that it never will.

Remember that Jupiter is a big player in the energy for 2017. Here’s the link if you missed my posts on that.

What Area of your Life is this Full Moon Highlighting?

Remember to check your chart and to look for where 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Leo and 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Aquarius fall.

Which house axis is being highlighted and what areas of life does that axis represent?

Do you have any planets sitting around 22 degrees within your chart? What are they bringing to the table?

If you’d like help with figuring this out you can sign up to my newsletter here and receive my free EBook “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

With this Full Moon falling on a weekend, perhaps you can plan a fun trip or activity with loved ones and truly bask in the light of this warm, fiery and joyful energy.

Leo-related Bush Flower Essences


I have a few Bush Flower Essence remedies on my website that specifically target and work with Leo-related themes.

If you feel called to give them a go, you can find them here.

As an example, here are a few negative expressions of energy, which can relate to Leo excess or deficiency:

Being Overbearing, Excessive Pride, Vanity, Shyness, Feeling Invisible, Bossiness, Boasting, Condescending Speech, Egocentric Behaviour, Lacking in Courage, Fear of Expressing Self…

Have a great week and remember to be compassionate with yourself and others whilst also remaining alert to the signs of what is occurring within you and around you this week.

Wishing you an enlightened and magical 6 months

Now, go Be You, Be Magical and Be Love.

We Need You!!

With Love,

Toria xo


Sun Sign Self Awareness Series – Video 3 Released Today

Hey Beautiful,
Have you been following the Sun Sign Self Awareness Series?
If so, then here’s video 3 – freshly released today and especially for you 😉
In this video, I discuss the energy of 2016 in relation to the current Leo energy; specifically:
  • How this year’s transits could be impacting your Ability to Shine.
  • The Higher Message/Point of the Energy
  • Some Ideas of how to Embrace and Move With It
If you’re yet to start, you can access all 3 videos here .
I’ll be running a Q&A session later in the week so look out for the opportunity:
  • To ask me a question related to anything covered in the first three videos
  • To get clarity  on anything you’ve found unclear to date
  • To share any ‘A-Ha’ moments
See you at the session,
Toria xo

New Moon in Leo – New Beginnings

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The New Moon in Leo will take place on August 3rd 2016 at 06:43am here in Brisbane so remember to set those intentions, cleanse those crystals, meditate and go within.

Want to know what the energy of this particular New Moon may mean for you? Read here.

What new beginnings do you wish to seed?
You may also want to check out my Sun Sign Self Awareness Series, which has been created with the intention of offering you a deeper connection with your innate Leo energy.




New Moon in Leo August 2016 – Is It Time To Be The Star In Your Own Show?

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Be The Star In Your Own Show

The New Moon in Leo will take place on August 3rd 2016 at 06:43am here in Brisbane.

New Moon’s herald the chance of a new beginning and it can be a powerful time to set intentions.

Looking at where this Moon falls within your birth chart gives clues as to the potential seeds that are being planted.

Leo is the sign ruled by The Sun ☀️ and The Sun denotes our core essence in Astrology.

The placement of The Sun, along with the themes of the house(s) in which we find Leo, represent where we connect with our deepest joy 💖, what lights us up ✨ and what fulfils us ☺️.

What has arisen for you this week in relation to these themes?

Which house is the New Moon 🌙 highlighting within your chart (Look for 10 degrees of Leo ♌️)?

… and do you have any natal planets falling around 10 degrees that will also be triggered by this Moon?

Neptune and the South Node in Pisces are forming an inconjunct with this New Moon reminding you to reconsider your dreams; the precious dreams held deep within your being since the day that you were born into this lifetime.

Where we find Neptune and The Sun, we can also meet with the impossible quest for perfection, self-doubt, irrational fear and a lack of confidence.

This is the proverbial “rock and a hard place” – the choice with Leo is to dare to be seen or to spend your life wishing you could!

You are More than Enough.

You are a Radiant, Creative, Being of Love and You have Unique Gifts🎁 to Offer.

Why not set the intention at this New Moon to Let Go of all that is Holding You Back from who you wish to Be in this World?

How can you Express more of You; especially in the area that is being activated within your chart?

The Trine to Saturn indicates that discipline and a willingness to take responsibility for your future can help with that.

Why not do something scary and take that next step?

No more Hiding.


The Square to the Black Moon hints that it could be time to reconnect with your Inner Power.

Have you been giving this away?

… perhaps, through failing to take charge of your life or through failing to erect appropriate boundaries with others?

You may find yourself embroiled in life’s dramas (your own or other’s), but perhaps this month may be better spent making steps to becoming the star of your own life.

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is Leo 11: “Children On A Swing In The Safety Of A Huge Oak Tree” bringing to mind images of fun, carefree play, support and safety.

Look to those who give you encouragement at this New Moon and Give Yourself Permission to truly Embrace who You are and to chase your Bliss.

That joyful expression of your deepest self!

You don’t have to know all the answers and you don’t have to rush.

You can do it in your own sweet time in relation to what you can comfortably manage.

Now could be the time to lay strong foundations whilst remembering the importance of balance within our lives.

Working for your dreams whilst remembering to enjoy the journey and to give Gratitude for all that you are and for all that you have in the present moment.

Neptune can also ask us to acknowledge where there may have been an over-emphasis on dreaming the dream and not actually doing anything to actualise it or perhaps feelings of  victimisation are strong at this time.

You are the creator of your destiny. You have the power to change your life and You can create a life that you LOVE.

If you’d like to gain enough understanding 🤔 of  your chart to track the New and Full Moons each month, you can sign up for my Newsletter and receive a free copy of my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

If you’d like to explore your potentials and your gifts further in relation to your core essence, you can work with my Sun Sign Self Awareness Series. It was created precisely for this and it’s free.

For me, this New Moon is falling in my 7th house. The house of personal relationships and other people.

I have been reminded of late just how much encouraging others lights me up.

I feel a deep desire to help others; especially in helping them to understand themselves (Leo also rules my 8th house of the psyche) and to reconnect them with their innate essence so that they can live fulfilled and joyful lives.

This Moon is also making an exact aspect with my Midheaven (career/outer status) reminding me that this is the foundation of Mother Earth Astrology and Natural Healing – to empower others to follow their bliss whilst leading healthy and whole lives.

Leo is associated with Royalty and Leos love to be adored.

On that note, I have to own that ‘The Queen’ has also been well and truly re-activated within me and the desire to be honoured a little more within the personal relationships that I share with my family 🙂

Something I’m sure that most of us Mums connect with from time to time.

Maybe flowers will make up a part of my New Moon intentions this week, along with foot rubs, massages, dinner being prepared…

Where are you seeking adoration?

What Fulfils You? What Lights You Up? Where Do You Have The Potential To Shine? – Video 2 In My Sun Sign Self Awareness Series Is Released Today

I have just released my Second Video in the Sun Sign Self Awareness Series.

Today I share with you how to locate the Sun and the Sign of Leo in your Birth Chart and what those placements mean in relation to connecting with your Innate Joy and Fulfilment.

We discuss:

– What Lights You Up?
– Connecting With Your Gift(s).
– Where Do You Have The Potential To Shine?

If you’d like answers to these questions and greater Self-Awareness you can subscribe to my YouTube channel and watch the second of my Sun Sign Self Awareness videos.

If you missed the first video, you can catch up here 🙂

Sign Up for my Newsletter and Receive a free copy of my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”, which will help you with the steps in this video.

If you are becoming aware of any pain points or energetic blockages that may be holding you back from being a greater expression of yourself and if you would like to seek healing for these, you can take a look at the Leo-Related Remedies in my Online Store**.

Perhaps something will resonate that will help to move you forward.

You can also use the ‘Search’ option on my website to look up a key word. For example, if you are connecting with a sense of guilt, enter ‘guilt’ into the ‘search’ panel to look for related remedies.

** Please note that I am currently updating my Online Store with new remedies so if you cannot find what you are looking for it may be there by the end of the week**.

Sun Into Leo ♌️ July 2016 – Where Do You Want To Shine? ☀️ 


As the Sun moves into Leo ♌️, the sign of his rulership 🦁, you may want to spend some time contemplating how you are expressing this playful, creative 💖 and joyful 💛 energy within your life. 

Where do you want to Shine☀️? What sets your Heart Ablaze💓💥💓? 
To help you to connect with this process you can watch the first video from my Sun Sign Self Awareness Series here.

Remember to subscribe to my channel for future video updates 😉👍🏻 

The Sun will move into Leo at 07:30pm here in Brisbane (AEST) .

* Chart Image from a selection in Astro Gold 💖