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February 8 Full Moon: Everything You Need to Know!

Updated: Feb 28

Your Full Moon Energy Forecast

Full Moon February 8, 11:33 pm Pacific Time


The one and only full Moon in Cancer for 2020!


Moon is in its own sign of Cancer and its brilliant and beautiful light will shine extra strong as a result.


Following the Moon as it waxes and wanes is really important to connect to your feminine side (men and women alike!) and the natural cycles on our planet.


The Moon represents our mind, emotions and intuition in the birth chart and the more we can connect with lunar energy the more we can access our true emotional being.


The sign Cancer is sensitive, nurturing, attentive and watery.


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February Full Moon Horoscope


Your full Moon Horoscope by sign is now part of the monthly forecast. Be sure to visit or re-visit your monthly horoscope.

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Full Moon in Ashlesha Nakshatra

Ashlesha: “THE EMBRACER” Degrees: 16°40' CANCER TO 30°00' CANCER Deity: Sarpas or Nagas Symbol: Coiled Serpent Shakti: The Power to Inflict with Poison Quality: Sharp, Dreadful VD Planetary Period Lord: Mercury


This full Moon in Ashlesha nakshatra supports: * Endings * Taking healing medicines * Removing toxic or poisonous substances from your body or environment * Clearing energy and clutter from your home or business * Practicing Kundalini Yoga * Connecting with the root chakra and healing


If you are in the planetary period or any sub period of Mercury, this full Moon will be quite activated.

Full Moon Intention

"This powerful full Moon will connect me with the divine feminine. Endings at this full Moon include the removal of anything toxic poisonous to my mind, body or spirit. I will reconnect with my muladhara (root) chakra and strengthen in my foundation, eliminating fear and anxiety, replacing with safety and security."


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Full Moon Ritual Timing

RITUAL TIMING: February 8, 11:33 pm through February 12 8:00 pm


Full Moon Phase (Poornima) begins: February 8 2:32 am PST


Full Moon Phase (Poornima) ends: February 8 11:32 pm PST





Sidereal Forecasts!

This is just a reminder for those who are new to my new and full Moon forecasts and other articles -- my forecasts are created using the sidereal zodiac calculations. Your rising sign, and other planets in your birth chart will usually (but not 100% of the time) shift signs from your tropically calculated horoscope.


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Once you have entered your birth information (you need your birth time to calculate your rising sign!) scroll down on the results page to the Planetary Details section - the first line will say ASC - this is your ascendant or rising sign and the zodiac sign listed will be your rising sign. If you do not have your birth time you can read the horoscope for your Sun and Moon signs, also listed under the Planetary Details section.


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February 8, Full Moon in Cancer Horoscopes

The full Moon in Cancer happens the day after Mars moves into Sagittarius. This brilliant Cancer full Moon is especially glowing its own sign and will illuminate the areas of life related to your home, happiness, mother and intuition. This will signal the perfect time complete projects related to your home, land or vehicles.


The full Moon in Ashlesha nakshatra is a particularly good nakshatra for endings and for disposing of things. Since the full Moon occurs in your fourth house it is a fantastic time to clear that clutter! Marie Kondo it! Especially in the northwest direction of your home or property, since northwest is the direction related to Moon.


After the full Moon, fiery Mars will be moving toward detached and spiritual Ketu for the next two weeks, finally to join Ketu on February 23 on the new Moon. Ketu has extreme fiery energy, as does Mars and the zodiac sign Sagittarius! This is a potentially explosive combination, especially if you are in the main or sub period of Ketu.


Mark your calendar a few days before these two meet up!


Unpredictable Uranus will be in the mix too, so go slowly, breathe, take your time (I know Aries – this is not your strong suit!) when doing any physical task.


Be sure to watch your head around this time – Mars rules the first house which is the top and back of the head and remember – Ketu is HEADLESS!


So, there is great potential for “headless” or mindless behaviors that could lead to less than desirable results. A few days to pay close attention to Aries and note on your calendar is February 22 through 24.


Once Mars moves past Ketu (whew!) he is moving toward joyful Jupiter! This will really invigorate Mars and will create the potential for a last-minute journey to a foreign land, especially after February 27 and into March. Or you may decide to take a meditation course or a workshop, or even go back to school!


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


With the full Moon highlighting your third house, this is a good time to wrap up any writing, marketing or other communication projects. Be sure to put your heart and soul into your message since the full Moon is happening in its own sign of sensitive Cancer!


If you have any outstanding emotional issues that you are working through with a younger brother or sister, this is a great time to speak clearly with heart and get some closure.


The day before, during and after the full Moon might be somewhat difficult for a partner if you are in a relationship. They may be headed for some personal transformation over the next month or so and the period when Mars is crossing over the boundary from watery Scorpio to fiery Sagittarius is particularly tricky. Be kind and patient with your partner from February 6-9 and February 21-25 when Mars is very close to detached Ketu. Fortunately, Valentine’s day happens to fall right in-between these two transits!


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


Ok – let’s talk about the full Moon! This is the only full Moon in Cancer this year and this is the home office of Moon where it is super strong, brilliant and beautiful! Since full Moon energy is about completion, this is the time to review your savings and see if you need to cut any spending to achieve your financial objectives for 2020.


Since the Moon will be full in its own sign of sensitive Cancer, there will be tremendous support for editing unnecessary expenditures so that you can achieve your financial goals. The full Moon also connects to your family of origin, too.


If you have any outstanding issues to take care of, particularly with your mother, then this will be a good time to work toward a conclusion. And if you are ready for a new dietary lifestyle routine – this is it! Use this full Moon energy and the power of Ashlesha nakshatra to destroy unwanted eating patterns.


About a week after the full Moon Mercury comes to a standstill in Aquarius. Finally going retrograde on 2/16. Check back here on 2/15 for your Mercury retrograde forecast!


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


This is YOUR full Moon, sensitive Cancer! The only full Moon in your sign for 2020. Make it count!


Which personal objective do you want to complete? Ashlesha nakshatra is very supportive for removing things and since this full Moon occurs in the first house of self, what do you want to complete or delete or edit from your life experience? Now is the time to remove any obstacles that are standing in your way for the future and the new year ahead.

Be sure to clear the northwest area of your home and or property from any clutter since this is the direction ruled by Moon. Move out the old to make room for the new energy!


Meanwhile, Mercury usually flies through a sign in about three weeks, but the retrograde phase will be placing a major emphasis on Aquarius and your eighth house of transformation. More on this topic in your Mercury retrograde horoscope, coming February 15. (ADD MERCURY RETRO FORECAST PAGE LINK HERE)


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page

It’s time to clear any subconscious mental clutter with this bright full Moon in Cancer! Spend a few minutes on the full Moon day meditating if you can. Dig deep into your intuition and your sub-conscious mind.


Pay close attention to your dreams the day before and the day of the full Moon. There are important messages coming through the ethers during this full Moon. Be sure to check the northwest corner of your home and your property and remove any clutter from these areas too. This is the direction of the Moon and clearing this space will help clear any mental debris too.


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. This has major implications for your health and healing, as well as your work. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn forecast here.


Your money planet, Mercury (ruler of both finance houses for you) is in an exchange with Rahu for the duration of his two plus months stay in Aquarius. Be mindful of any financial transactions with business partners, romantic partners and clients. Double check id and other vital information when collecting payments during this time period. Especially with Mercury going retrograde on February 16 while exchanging signs with Rahu! More on this topic in your Mercury retrograde horoscope, coming February 15.


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page

Full Moon endings. Your broader social network may be up for a review around this full Moon. The sharp energy of Ashlesha nakshatra is good for endings and removal of unwanted things -- relationships, diseases, habits, you get my drift! This is also a good time to put to rest any outstanding issues with an older sibling.


At the time of the full Moon, your good friend Venus will be in Pisces. This is the exaltation sign of Venus and your house of partnerships! Valentine’s celebrations could be particularly romantic with love-loving Venus in Pisces in your relationship zone. If you are in a committed partnership, Venus in Pisces can deepen your connection and take your intimacy with your partner to a more spiritual level. Venus will remain in Pisces almost until the end of February. Take advantage of this strong Venusian energy in February and buy some new clothes or get a new hairstyle since Venus will be sending a beauty-filled glance back at Virgo! Be mindful not to be too picky though.


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


Endings are bubbling to the surface around this full Moon, especially related to your career, public persona and your reputation. Since this full Moon signals endings – what is that you want to conclude in order to make room for new career goals in 2020? Ashlesha nakshatra will encourage getting rid of anything related to your career and public image that no longer serves your highest good.


You may want to have a look at the NW corner of your home and see what is hanging around that might need to be donated. This is the Moon zone of your space and keeping it clear and beautiful will support your intentions for career goals and this new Moon energy. You might even consider putting a painting or photograph that features the Moon, or something with water and/or very feminine and flowing energy.


Your good friend Mercury heads retrograde on 2/16. I will be posting a Mercury retrograde forecast by sign in mid-February – stay tuned!


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


The beautiful full Moon flows and shines brightly in the watery and compatible sign of Cancer. Your mind will be drawn to spirituality as the Moon moves through Cancer February 7 and 8. The full Moon occurs within Ashlesha nakshatra, which has the power to destroy. Ashlesha has a strong serpentine energy that most Scorpios love! It is excellent energy for removing anything that might be standing in your way of pursuing your spiritual path, higher education or even taking a trip to a foreign destination. Set your intentions now!


Venus the planet of L-O-V-E, and the planet that represents your partnerships is moving into its place of absolute strength on February 2 and will remain in Pisces for almost the entire month. Lucky you – Valentine’s day which just happens to fall on a Friday (the day of Venus) could be filled with romance and quite a bit of sizzle! Make special plans for this day/evening if you are in a committed partnership, and if not, it is a fantastic day to put yourself out there in a social situation or go on a date with a potential new love interest!


After the full Moon, Mars will be moving toward detached and spiritual Ketu for the next two weeks, finally to join Ketu on February 23, the day of the new Moon. Ketu has extreme fiery energy, as does Mars and Sagittarius! This can be an explosive combination, especially if you are in the main or sub period of Ketu.


Mark your calendar a few days before these two meet up! Unpredictable Uranus will be in the mix too, so go slowly, breathe, take your time when engaging in any physical or athletic task. Be sure to watch your head around this time – Mars rules your first house which is the top and back of the head and remember – Ketu is HEADLESS! There is great potential for “headless” or mindless behaviors that could lead to less than desirable results. Note your calendar is February 22 through 24. Especially if you are in Ketu or Mars planetary periods or sub periods.


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


The full Moon is very much connected to significant transformation for you. Especially if you are in the planetary period or sub periods of Mercury. This full Moon may signal some endings regarding an inheritance or something related to an insurance settlement or possibly your partners income. If you have anything related to these matters that are outstanding, this full Moon period is a good time to call it a wrap, if you can.


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.

Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


The full Moon is going to be all about partnerships for you! If you are currently in a partnership, what is it that you want to edit so that you can find a deeper connection and happiness in the midst of your day to day work, kids, school, whatever! Full Moon’s signify endings and Ashlesha nakshatra is really good for removing what is no longer serving you and your partnership.


If you are not currently in a committed relationship this is a powerful new Moon to banish any old thoughts, patterns or behaviors that you want to leave behind as you move forward with a new partner.


Throughout February your good friend Mercury will be exchanging signs (parivartana yoga) with Rahu until early April! Mercury staying in Rahu’s sign (Aquarius co-ruler) and Rahu staying in Mercury’s sign, Gemini. This is a good combination for technical abilities. This exchange of planetary energies is also linking speech and savings with healing, work and daily routine. More on this in your Mercury retrograde forecast. Mercury heads retrograde mid-month so be sure to check back for your special Mercury retrograde forecast after Valentine’s day!


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


The daily routine might get an overhaul around this time. The full Moon signals endings and this is no exception with the Moon in Ashlesha nakshatra. Ashlesha is good for removing things that you no longer of use. So, it might be time to Marie Kondo your schedule! Since this is also the zone of your chart connected to health and healing it is a great time to edit any unhealthy habits from your day to day that might have a negative impact on your health and wellness.


The next big event is fiery Mars in the fire sign of Sagittarius with expansive Jupiter and firebrand Ketu. This will definitely focus a lot of energy on networking for personal but also very specifically for career purposes. This will be a powerful time for anyone who is in the coaching or counseling profession since Jupiter in his own sign will be in full support of Mars!


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page


This full Moon brilliantly lights up your birth chart and your romantic partnerships, your joie de vivre, and your children. Since the full Moon energy is closing out this area of your birth chart, contemplate what you want to edit from these areas of your life so that you can move forward with grace and ease during 2020.


Fiery Mars also moves into the fire sign of Sagittarius with expansive Jupiter and firebrand Ketu. This will definitely focus a lot of energy your career and your personal dharma related to your work. This will be an exceptionally powerful time for anyone who is in the coaching or counseling profession since Jupiter in his own sign will be in full support of Mars!


During first part of the Mars in Sagittarius transit, he will be moving toward detached and spiritual Ketu until February 23, which is the day of the new Moon. Ketu has extreme fiery energy, as does Mars and Sagittarius! This is a potentially explosive combination, especially if you are in the main or sub period of Ketu. And if your rising degree is within a few degrees of 11 degrees Pisces, this influence will have a stronger effect for you.


Mark your calendar a few days before these two meet up! Unpredictable Uranus will be in the mix too, so go slowly, breathe, take your time when engaging in any physical or athletic task. Be sure to watch your head around this time – action-oriented Mars is in the zone of your career and public reputation and Ketu is HEADLESS! There is great potential for “headless” or mindless behaviors that could lead to less than desirable results in your career, especially due to a glitch in verbal communications. Be extra mindful of verbal on these dates! Note your calendar for February 22 through 24. Especially if you are in Ketu or Mars planetary periods or sub periods.


Mercury retrograde forecast coming on February 15 - check back here for your forecast!


Saturn shifted signs last month and will be in his own sign Capricorn for almost three years. You can read your Saturn in Capricorn through January 2023 forecast here.


Want new and full Moon forecasts delivered to your inbox twice monthly? Click here to sign up for my newsletter


Schedule a consultation with Pamela


Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.


Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page

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