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Full Moon in Leo, January 2024

By December 31, 2023January 2nd, 2024Full Moon, Moon, Signs: Leo

Full Moon in Leo: Ego Embarrassment. The January Full Moon in Leo occurs at 5º Leo on January 25, 9:53 AM Pacific time. This Full Moon features purely tense aspects, making it an uncomfortable moment. Read on to see for whom it will be most uncomfortable. 

Full Moon in Leo: A Need for Personal Recognition

The January Full Moon in proud Leo is opposite the Sun in democratic Aquarius. Pluto in Aquarius is also conjunct the Sun. The combination of the Sun and Pluto in this Fixed Air sign suggests a deep transformation in the realm of collective power. We may collectively forego the personal for the political. Additionally, we may prioritize the good of the group over that of the individual. Furthermore, this time carries the potential for groupthink, rebellious attitudes, tribalism and ideological extremes. We may find ourselves passionately tearing down anyone who seems to act like royalty, or who stands out as special. Furthermore, we may feel that by doing so, we are making political progress.

The Moon in Leo, on the other hand, is all about personal expression and the beautiful notion that “I am special.” Furthermore, the Moon in Leo needs recognition of her own specialness. She needs to be seen, elevated, worshipped, admired. She needs to glow, and she needs to be on stage. In other words, she needs to embody the life-giving rays of the Sun, to shine on all who may watch. To some, she may seem attention-seeking, or self-centered, sucking all of the air out of the room. Yet to others, she seems entertaining, warm, and her charisma and performative nature is a gift. However, during this stressed-out Full Moon, the negative traits are more likely to emerge.

Full Moon in Leo: Compassion as a Mediator

This January Full Moon features a tense T-square with Jupiter in Taurus at its apex. In mediating  the opposition between Leo and Aquarius, Jupiter in Taurus seeks a philosophy that can incorporate the needs of both the individual and those of the group. However, Jupiter’s philosophy must be grounded in material know-how and practicality, rather than blind optimism. Furthermore, Jupiter’s naturalistic, relaxed style and pace will clash with Leo’s desire for flash and drama, and Aquarius’ need for total and quick revolution.

Jupiter in Taurus may also hold the key to our ego dilemma. If we are able to remember that abundance is available, and that we can share in abundance together, we may not be as upset by Leonine entitlement and grandiosity. Likewise, Jupiter can help to curb Aquarian rebelliousness by asking us to be generous and patient, moving at a slower pace in order to achieve lasting growth.

Full Moon in Leo, January 25 2023, 9:53 AM PT

Full Moon in Leo, January 2024, January 2024 Full Moon

Full Moon in Leo, January 2024

How Does Our Need for Material Security Affect Us?

Full Moons are moments of polarity and confrontation, often lived through interpersonal interactions. During the January Full Moon in Leo, we can realign our approach to material coexistence with a deeper level of calm and confidence. We can then see our individual needs nested inside a philosophy that supports the economic and material well-being of the collective we belong in.

For example, we can ask ourselves: What is the line between expressing myself and being too self-centered? How can I acknowledge my own specialness without putting myself above others? How might I seek to distinguish myself from the group in order to maintain my specialness? Is it possible to act as a functioning member of a humanitarian group while also thinking for myself? How does the fear of material scarcity drive me to polarize my own needs against the needs of the group? How do I be and feel a part of something greater, while holding to my center and not getting lost in the group’s ideology?

Understanding the Full Moon’s impact on your Natal Chart
incredibly useful for help in managing
our interpersonal crises and internal conflicts.

To learn how this month’s Full Moon in Leo
aspects your chart
and how to use it to understand yourself more,
contact Pandora Astrology for a Natal and Transits Reading.

Moon in Leo: The Individual Ego, Embarrassed and Alone 

The Moon in Leo wants to shine and entertain, purely and simply. However, during this January Full Moon, she is sorely outnumbered in her mission. As previously described, Jupiter in Taurus squares both the Moon in Leo and the Sun / Pluto in Aquarius, and serves as a kind of referee in their argument. However Jupiter is forming supportive aspects to Venus in Capricorn and Saturn in Pisces. On one hand, this shows that Jupiter’s abundance and orientation towards growth serves the collective, as Saturn in Pisces pressures for the recognition that we are all one. Likewise, Venus in Capricorn favors a kind of material system.

On the other hand, Leo is rather libertarian, preferring to ignore the needs of the collective or the many. It may not care to understand a diversity of perspectives, preferring instead to lean into the one it feels righteous about. Furthermore, it may tend towards the aristocratic in its preference for grandiosity, opulence, and drama. What’s more, both Saturn and Venus form quincunxes to the Moon in Leo. In other words, Venus and Saturn form a coalition of agreement in order and a system that favors the collective, putting enormous pressure on the individualistic Moon in Leo to give up her throne.

Does the January Full Moon Affect Me?

If you have a planet in your chart placed between 0º and 10º of a Fixed sign, you’ll feel this January Full Moon very personally.

Likewise, if your birthday falls in any of the following date spans, you will also feel this January Full Moon very acutely:

January 20 to 30
April 19 to 30
July 22 to August 2
October 23 to Nov 2

Go Deeper

If you are curious to learn more, a professional reading is the best way to get tailored information to your chart. To learn how this January Full Moon functions in your chart and how to use the lunar cycle to your advantage, contact Pandora Astrology for a Natal and Transits Reading.

Or try casting your own chart and looking at it yourself.

Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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