The Full Moon on February 18 2011 is at 29º 20’ Leo and it is conjunct the most majestic and proud star in the sky, Regulus. Of course the regal one needs an aspect pattern that befits his almighty presence. So the planets have laid out a mystic rectangle for the King to enthrone himself.
This rectangle consists of the Moon’s Nodes and Neptune/Sun opposed Moon. The star Regulus is the star in the heart of Leo the lion. It supposed to bestow great honor. With the moon “Occult interests, powerful friends, danger from enemies and false friends, gain by speculation, public prominence, great power, honor, wealth, benefits seldom last, violence, trouble and sickness. Makes women high spirited and independent.” 
As you can see Regulus and the Moon are not the perfect mix. For along with the great honor, we also get sickness and false friends. With the Neptune opposing this moon we do have to be careful of hangers-on and the false friends. Another thing we have to watch out for is the “Rack” aspect pattern that the Moon plugs into. Cards we have been playing close to our chest during the Going Ga-Ga New Moon will have to be put on the table at the Full Moon. A month ago we also had a mystic rectangle in the Star Wars Full Moon. As we had in the rectangle back then, Juno was active so marital unions are in focus once more. These months since the Lunar eclipse have been extraordinarily testing times on our intimate relationships. We have seen many break ups and even those marriages we thought solid have been pushed to breaking point.
This is the time for being as brave as Regulus and reveal those plans (or person) that you have been bunking down with. Are you ready for some soul growth? Watch that rack start stretching your spouse (Juno), best friend (Lilith), lover (Mars) or mother (Moon) when you show them just what you have been hiding up your sleeve.
As a backdrop to all this we have Venus squaring Saturn, so we might be feeling a little restless in our committed relationships. With Uranus squaring those Nodes, we could be teased off our path by some nymph or wild idea. Sun Neptune warns against deluding ourselves with fantasy and letting that Regulus head swell so large that it bursts out of it’s own crown.
If any of your personal planets are in soft aspect to this Moon then the time is ripe for showing off those great new ideas, you will have much interest and people fawning all over you. You will feel quite the star. Those having planets in hard aspect must especially beware of dropping old loyal friends in favour of arse-licking sycophants. Beware, these kind of people will drop you like a hot potato as soon as you are not top of the pops anymore. This is as true for business as it is for love. You might even be so flattered as to drop your spouse for a cute young gold-digging babe. This is the warning that comes with Regulus and why they say that this star can bring a fall from grace. But this only happens if you become so up yourself that you start to believe you actually are divine, rather like the Emperor Caligula.
Otherwise, if the brave Lion is honorable in his intentions, this Moon could be a great opportunity to honestly air ones grievances and confront long overdue issues that have been festering for a while. A Regulus Moon is not sneaky or underhand. That huge shining ego is in your face and has no shame. Those who have connections to this Moon should front out their enemies and just be themselves. But avoid vengeance at all costs!! The biggest weakness of Regulus is the temptation to go for the jugular if someone knocks their crown off. This is another way they can fall from grace.
There are no asteroids of any note conjunct the Moon this month, but I noticed it is conjunct the Uranian planet Trans-Pluto. This planet is about becoming whole, doing what you want regardless of what people think. This works very well with the solar/Leo sensibility. If you find something that you are so attuned to that it fulfills your soul, something that gives you happiness from head to toe, then you are not likely to let any personal attacks knock you off centre. You will need less approval from others if your heart is motivated by the sheer pleasure of doing what you love.
Regulus then can learn from Transpluto that he will not fall from grace if he finds the thing he loves to do. Regulus has a big heart, it is the heart of the Lion after all. As long as that heart is kept happy, allowed to love and create without worrying what people think of his creations then all is well. But the moment he tries too hard to be popular is when he can start to get into a pickle. When you are shining that brightly you don’t need to push it. It will only give your audience sunburn!
So for this bright, bright Moon it will be very hard to keep anything in the dark. We will need to be brave enough to be totally, even brutally honest. We will be forced to come clean about any secrets. In love, faint heart never won no fair maiden, so be prepared to wear your heart on our sleeve. Skulking cowards will not do well under this Full Moon, there will be nowhere to hide.
 Robson. The Fixed stars & Constellations. p.196.
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