January 28: A Leo Full Moon

January 11, 2021

The moon is opposite Saturn at 3:41 a.m.


The moon is square Uranus at 7:11 a.m.


In the pre-dawn hours, the moon opposes Saturn in Aquarius, dampening our social spirits. The Leo moon’s desire for light-hearted play runs counter to Saturn’s austere focus on duty and responsibility. It seems less appropriate to act silly, and restraining our authentic behaviors causes us to become self-conscious and shy. Fortunately, this influence will perfect while many of us are asleep, so even if we awaken in a dour mood, this short-lived transit should only cloud the early hours of the day.


Come the morning, the moon and Uranus square off, making us impulsive and distracted. We might meet unsettling people who cause us to feel embarrassed about our interests or defensive of our intellect. We may also be dealing with events that pull our focus in two different directions, so we are unable to fully invest in our creative or expressive pursuits in the way we like. It’s also possible that we have to make concessions to accommodate surprise occurrences.



Venus is conjunct Pluto at 8:18 a.m.


Following this, Venus meets powerful Pluto in Capricorn, offering magnetic attraction and passion.

We could find ourselves acting more materialistic and controlling of others at this time, regarding other people as possessions. Obsession and jealousy are unhealthy features of this connection. Yet, if we can harness this transit’s more positive attributes, our exacting and calculating demeanor can aid us in making shrewd investments. Indeed, determining whether we are investing ourselves in the right people is one of the most valuable calculations we can make.



The moon is opposite the sun at 11:16 a.m.


Before noon, the Leo full moon asks us to establish within ourselves a healthy container for self-love. This is a point of culmination for our new moon manifestations, so reflect on what you have created at this time, what you have given new life to, and birthed from your truest, most heart-centered intentions. Consider, artistically, socially, and personally, what is coming to fruition for you now, and where you may benefit from further patience and persistence to get what you truly need.


This full moon is square to Mars in Taurus and opposed by Jupiter in Aquarius, providing some additional takeaways. The sun’s alignment with Jupiter provides luck, expansion, and learning opportunities, and we may feel pulled along by the dominant social currents. It seems odd that with the sun in unorthodox Aquarius we might have inadvertently become part of the herd. But these are exciting times, and it’s natural to find the prospect of social change invigorating, and to wish to join causes that champion progress. Yet in allying ourselves with others, we should remember that all communities are comprised of individuals, and our unique voice is important—even if we are the lone voice of dissent.  


Meanwhile, the moon’s square to Mars prompts us to think about how our desires and actions either work against us, or prompt us to deeper levels of engagement and self-embodiment. It may be that at this time, we find ourselves consumed by a sort of righteous anger, which catalyzes taking action that we ordinarily would not in our desire to please. We may need to ask whether we have reliable community support—those who hold space for us, who don’t simply use our talents and gifts to promote an agenda. If this is not the case, the tension we feel may be related to this.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.