Moon Musings: How The Full Moon in Leo Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign (Jan. 28, 2021)

Moon Musings: How The Full Moon in Leo Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign (Jan. 28, 2021)

Posted by Val Mesa on

art by the talented: @luna.lingua

Your Full Moon In Leo Horoscope & Mantra, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Mystical and universally influential, mother moon is an ancient symbol of the divine feminine. Her majestic presence and divine essence captivates the attention of many throughout their lifetime, but only some make it a point to cultivate the power of her many phases. Did you know that something as simple as observing your emotional waves throughout the lunar cycle brings you a step closer to harnessing your inner power? Similarly—especially during these tumultuous times of uncertainty—this year’s full moon in Leo has everything to do with finding your inner courage, despite how uncomfortable it may seem at first. Something else to reflect on during this time is the irony of a full moon in Leo, considering this fixed fire sign is governed by the sun, and this ever-glowing luminary makes an opposition with the moon during the full moon. The sun is symbolic of one’s physical identity, while the moon represents one’s shadow and emotional world. As you may know, this occurs when mother moon sits directly opposite father sun, (sacred masculine) creating a divine equilibrium between our conscious, and unconscious. Having said that, the moon highlights your innermost feelings; she is a karmic reflection of who you are in your most vulnerable state. So when you integrate mother moon’s innate intuition with the essence of courageous Leo, it’s a reminder of your divine resilience and infinite spirit.

Happening on January 28 at exactly 2:16 p.m. EST, just a few days after Inauguration day, it's no wonder this lunation is so heavily aspected. But in addition to igniting Leo’s fixed fires, the first full moon of 2021 will also be challenged by a radical stellium of powerhouse planets, not to mention Mercury’s pre-retrograde shadow phase. And though there’s never been such a thing as coincidences in astrology, the first full moon of the year activating the sign of Leo is undeniably fitting. Fiercely passionate and lionhearted, Leo’s zodiac archetype is symbolic of everything from your unique divinity to your inner fire, which can feel non-existent as of late, given the circumstances. However, themes revolving around leadership (Leo) and the soul tribe (Aquarius) of individuals you surround yourself with will be as important as ever this year. More importantly, it’s vital to consider the collective effect of every astrological event, and this lunation will be dominated by a powerful T-Square where Mars-Uranus-Lilith will take the reins. This volatile plethora of Taurus is squaring off with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn in Aquarius, amidst their heavy opposition with the full moon in Leo. BTW, if you look at the full moon’s astrological chart, you’ll notice how the moon is sitting all by herself in an attention-seeking fixed fire sign… and that speaks volumes.

For instance, look at the aspects of this lunation as if they were characters in a movie. The full moon in Leo being the “leadership”—which in this case is equivalent to our political leaders—while the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn represent the collective, or better referred to as “the people.” Meanwhile, with Mars-Uranus leading the T-Square—as it clashes with the moon and the stellium of planets in Aquarius—it’s almost like something is forcefully challenging the collective to step outside their comfort zones. (And if we don’t move, these two will give us no choice but to do so.) See, with the God of war in its sign of exile (Taurus), all the while sitting alongside change-maker Uranus, there's no denying the slow-moving chaos and friction that’s bound to stem from this lunation. Tension is, in fact,  an understatement, but perhaps what is ultimately needed to create a breakthrough. Disruptive and volatile, the full moon in Leo will shed light on the friction that exists between the need for individual freedom vs. collective consciousness. After all, this T-Square aspect is comprised of fixed signs, which means they're all incredibly stubborn in their ways, and something’s gotta give. Again, this is where mother moon encourages us to tap into the fire in your heart, and reminds you to have courage. Don’t dwell on what you can’t control; find comfort in the chaos.

Read your full moon in Leo horoscope and reflection below:

art by the talented: @luna.lingua


It's always a party when you're around. With the moon lighting up your affectionate fifth house of love, passion, praise, and self-expression, chances are you'll be ready for your close-up! Then again, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your eleventh house of teams, tribes, and sense of belonging in the world, your celebration could easily become stifled because well... majority rules, Aries. There's no such thing as an individual without a community, and let's not forget about your planetary ruler Mars—sitting alongside rebellious Uranus in your security-seeking second house of finances—adding an incredible amount of momentum to this area of your life. If you're feeling as if you're being pulled in completely different directions, now you know why. Balance is everything. Keep the momentum going. Full Moon Reflection: How can you continue to cultivate your happiness without losing sight of what truly matters most?


You have the keys to the castle. With the moon lighting up your cozy fourth house of family, living spaces, and emotional foundations, you're likely looking for things that remind you of home. Although, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your ambitious tenth house of career, superiors, public persona, and legacy in the world, authority figures and professional matters might be taking up the majority your time. Feel free to set the record straight, and show the world what you're really made of, Taurus. More importantly, with both Mars and Uranus in your sign—leading the T-Square—you're feeling more rebellious than usual, and perhaps looking for ways to embrace your individuality. That said, don't hesitate to put yourself out there, and explore your horizons. Like or not, it's all eyes on you, so make sure you're being strategic, whether it be personally and/or professionally speaking. Full Moon Reflection: Are you tapping into your inner strength? What kind of foundation are you looking to establish?


When you speak, everyone listens. With the moon lighting up your chatty third house of communication, immediate exchanges, and local community, chances are you have a whole lot on your mind. Perhaps you're missing your neighbors, siblings, and inner circle, Gemini. However, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your expansive ninth house of education, experience, opportunity, faith, wisdom, and unknown territory, you're also being challenged to explore your horizons, and find your voice on this new journey you're about to embark on. Try to find balance between the people, places, and things you're already familiar with, and what you see in the long-run when looking towards the horizon. On the dark side, both Mars and erratic Uranus are revolutionizing your unconscious, which creates tension that could potentially reflect onto your new ventures. Let the full moon be your guide; use your sparkling mind and voice to push through the chaos. Full Moon Reflection: How can you use your unique niche, scholarly expertise, and/or innate wisdom for the greater good?


Bask in your royal delights. With the moon lighting up your second house of comfort, finances, possessions, and sense of security, you're likely feeling financially accomplished or perhaps celebrating material gains. (Way to go, Cancer!) However, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your erotic eighth house of intimacy, shared resources, energetic exchanges, and soul commitments, there could be a significant other involved and/or a mutual investment in progress. And while there's so many reasons for you to be proud, you could also be experiencing the dark side of a collaboration, or perhaps questioning your commitments. Mars-Uranus will be leading this T-Square—via your eleventh house of associations and sense of belonging in the world—suggesting that you could run into some unexpected chaos with friends, and/or colleagues in the process. Easier said than done, but don't lose your balance. Meet your deadlines, support your community, and don't let anyone rain on your parade. Full Moon Reflection: Do you take pride in your tangible and intangible possessions? What have you achieved in regards to your finances?


Happy full moon This one has your name on it, and who better than you to soak in the glittery spotlight? In addition to celebrating your sunny charisma and unique talents, however, this lunation wants you to make your emotional needs a priority. Although with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your committed seventh house of one-on-one relationships and significant others, you can't go to your full moon party solo, Leo. In fact, the foundation of your partnerships could be quite prominent during this time, so make room for one more. This could get tricky, as you're being called to embrace your authenticity, all the while show up for everyone else in the process... including authority figures! With Mars-Uranus lighting up your career sector—let alone leading this powerful T-Square—themes revolving around your reputation, legacy, and public image are coming up for review, but don't let this get in the way of everything else you have going on. Full Moon Reflection: How can you make yourself and the people around you happy, while basking in the spotlight?


Let it go. With the moon lighting up your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, endings + beginnings, hidden agendas, unconscious patterns, and all things behind the scenes, you're more than likely craving some well-deserved alone time, and perhaps looking for ways to detach from the everyday monotony. However, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, due diligence, health habits, and work environment, a tedious to-do list and/or practical day-to-day matters could be more stressful than you feel comfortable admitting. Fortunately, with Venus-Pluto igniting your fertile fifth house of passion, you could literally and/or figuratively give birth to something with loads of potential—this includes manifesting a potential love interest. More importantly, however, don't hesitate to check out if things get heavy, and make sure to clean house, especially when it comes to toxic assignments, habits, etc. Mars-Uranus is encouraging you to revolutionize your outlook and perspective, so change is inevitable, Virgo. Full Moon Reflection: When all is said and done, and you've met all your deadlines, what makes you the happiest?


Make your besties proud. With the moon lighting up your eclectic eleventh house of associations, community, hopes, friendships, future visions, and sense of belonging in the world, this is an opportunity for you to realize that the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. Although, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your fifth house of children, fame, love, romance, and self-expression, you may also be caught up in your personal life, passion project, and/or solo venture that clashes with your soul tribe. Also, Mars-Uranus will be leading this T-Square via your erotic eighth house of intimacy and joint collaborations, which means a prior commitment could potentially get in the way of your latest projects and/or the loyalty you feel towards a friendship. As always, Libra. Balance, balance, balance. Who says you can't have it all? But then again, why celebrate if you can't celebrate with your best pals? Full Moon Reflection: How can you continue celebrating your happiness, while bringing joy to others?


Shine bright like a diamond. With the moon lighting up your ambitious tenth house of authority, career, reputation, legacy, superiors, and soul contribution in the world, you're not only make an impression on the world, but also looking for new ways to express yourself in the public eye. However, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional world, themes revolving around your roots, relatives, and inner foundations could suddenly become a priority. Venus is also making a conjunction with your powerful planetary ruler, Pluto, via your communication sector, adding a layer of intensity to your immediate conversations, which can be beneficial for you both personally, and/or professionally. And with your traditional ruler Mars and Uranus lighting up your committed seventh house of significant others, persevering towards your goals could seem more difficult than usual, as you are being pulled in different directions. Then again, if there's anyone in the world who knows who to rise from the ashes, stronger than ever, it's you. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there, but make sure you're taking care of things in your humble abode. Full Moon Reflection: How have your professional wins influenced your personal life?


Follow the light. With the moon lighting up your adventurous ninth house of education, faith, experience, opportunity, higher learning, and unknown territory, you're back to your old stomping grounds, looking for ways to explore other horizons and discover your soul's truth. Who knows, you might even be entertaining the thought of going back to school. Although, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your immediate third house of communication, perspective, siblings, neighbors, and local community, you could be feeling overwhelmed by your inner circle in the process. On a brighter note, this stellium of cosmic fuel is encouraging you to find your voice and speak your truth, but with Mars-Uranus raising havoc in your responsible sixth house of daily due diligence, your tedious to-do list could potentially get in the way of these mentally stimulating conversations. Nevertheless, the full moon will continue to highlight the joy of your path, and what lies ahead, so keep your eyes on the prize. Full Moon Reflection: Are you happy? Have you been following your heart, personally and professionally?


Mergers are calling. With the moon lighting up your mysterious eighth house of intimacy, investments, sex, energetic exchanges, joint collaborations, and shared resources, themes revolving around your joint ventures—personally and/or professionally—could be coming up for review. Perhaps you've decided to seal the deal with a passionate lover, or commit to a financial collaboration. However, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your security-seeking second house of finances, values systems, and self esteem, you can't help but feel the need to prioritize your comfort, and what makes logical sense. Fortunately, with charming Venus sitting alongside powerhouse Pluto in your sign, the opportunity to razzle dazzle potential suitors, let alone step into your femme fatale power remains. Manifest the life, love story, and bank account you desire. And with Mars-Uranus lighting up your romantic fifth house of affection, love, and praise, you're likely swooning at the effervescent potential of your passion projects, and/or aspirations. Stay focused. Full Moon Reflection: What does accomplishment mean to you? Are your current collaborations worth celebrating? 


It takes two to make a thing go right. With the moon lighting up your committed seventh house of significant others, interpersonal connections, and other people in general, your ability to meet another personal halfway and/or the lack thereof is highlighted. This could feel more challenging than usual, especially with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon in your sign, and your first house of self, identity, personality, and individuality. Don't get me wrong; it is your birthday season, so go ahead and hog the spotlight, by all means. However, make sure you're maintaining a healthy balance, unless you want the cosmos to do it for you. So if you're considering the thought of kicking off a business, or perhaps even expanding your family, don't hesitate to look to a partner for support. Easier said than done, especially if you live together, as Mars-Uranus will be raising havoc via your domestic fourth house of home, family, emotional foundations, and living spaces. Naturally, this could create chaos at home, or perhaps make things feel uneasy, but sometimes we need to break to breakthrough. Let the chips fall where they may, Aquarius. Full Moon Reflection: How has your significant other/biz partner and/or friend contributed to your joy?


Take care of you. With the moon lighting up your responsible sixth house of mindfulness, health, daily rituals, due diligence, and work routine, chances are you're feeling productive/accomplished in terms of a new health habit, or perhaps swooning over the beautifully intricate details of your tedious tasks. There's always a reason for you to celebrate. Although, with the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn directly opposing the moon via your secretive twelfth house of closure, dreams, karma, hidden agendas, and all things behind the scenes, you're also feeling torn in the sense that you're looking for ways to retreat, and dream a little dream. Better luck next time, Pisces. With Mars-Uranus shaking up your local third house of communication, thought process, inner circles, and immediate environment, fading into the background and astral projecting is hardly an option, as this supercharged aspect will encourage you to collaborate, network, and unapologetically raise your voice. Bottom line is, you're busier than usual but with the full moon highlighting your dutiful sixth house, your responsibilities take the reins. Don't lose your balance. Sort out your priorities, and remember to have compassion for yourself in the process. Full Moon Reflection: What part of your day brings you the most joy? Do your productivity levels make you proud?

Valerie is an astrologer, writer, and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.

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