Have you been feeling a bit restless lately?
It seems some tension has been stirring under the surface these last few days, and you might just be starting to notice how uneasy you feel.
This is because your first full moon of 2021 is going to open up something big for you.
You see, whenever the moon is full, it shines light on your inner world of habits and emotions.
Something always comes to completion or manifests into your life through events or relationships during the full moon.
The upcoming full moon in Leo on January 28th is going to be intense, but don’t worry. It’s actually going to help you get clear on some really important things in your life.
With the moon receiving a challenging influence from Mars and Uranus, ego battles are almost guaranteed.
An unsettled feeling might have you acting out and clashing with others in an attempt to relieve the underlying anxiety or high energy you’re feeling now.
Dramatic events occurring during this time may actually be highlighting an inner crisis that desperately needs your attention.
Instead of getting caught up in a chest-puffing contest, you can use this time to resolve your creative blocks, and notice what’s been preventing you from becoming more financially and emotionally secure.
This is an intense moon, with a lot of potential for growth, so hang tight!
Let’s take a look at what will be happening and what it means for you.
A Need For Change
The January 28th full moon involves three fixed signs: Leo, Taurus and Aquarius. With so many stubborn players in the game, there’s bound to be some conflict.
Mars and Uranus in Taurus will be sending a challenging beam of energy to the Moon in Leo, causing ego battles and territorial disputes to erupt with sudden intensity.
The Sun in Aquarius conjunct Jupiter will be brightening things up and throwing an extra dose of luck into the mix, but could also be a sign of conflict over belief systems.
Although conflict usually feels like a bad thing, if you tune in and pay attention to what’s happening, you’ll see that the cosmos is actually giving you valuable feedback about your position.
It’s possible you could be stubbornly holding your ground, even when you don’t need to, or doing the opposite and allowing others to cross your boundaries.
These habits might make you feel safe or could simply be familiar. However, neither approach is in alignment with your highest good.
In order to help you find a better balance, cosmic forces during this full moon could cause outer conflicts to bring your attention toward what’s out of alignment within you.
Pick And Choose Your Battles Wisely
Remember, your value isn’t determined by whether or not others agree with you. Notice if you’re trying too hard to prove something to someone who isn’t open to your point of view.
If things get too heated, take a breath and politely disengage from the argument. Chances are, you’ll be able to sort through differences with others much better in a few days after your emotions settle down.
By noticing where and who you are getting resistance from, you will realize what needs to change in your approach.
It’s possible your identity has been inflated by a false sense of security or authority, and you need to loosen your grip.
Remember to listen to your inner knowing and not your ego. Deep down you know what the right move is, even if it challenges your sense of pride.
With the Moon in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius, the adjustments you make now will allow more positive technological advancements and creative opportunities to enter into your world.
Deep down, you already felt a need to change or adjust, but until now, you hadn’t fully realized how.
Mars in Taurus, where most of the tension is coming from this full moon, is all about having your feet firmly planted on the ground, nourishing the body, and acquiring things of value to stay secure. Taurus is a fixed sign and likes to be steady and enduring in its approach.
However, if your feet are too steady on the ground, it doesn’t allow you to change and adapt with the ever-evolving universe.
You must be willing to allow for the upheaval of your old attitudes in order to align with even more enduring values that reflect your deepest, inner truth.
If instead, you try to stubbornly cling to your established ground, this could be a very difficult moon for you.
This is a time to notice where you can release some of your familiar stability in order to create a more aligned value system. You might have to release some unhealthy parts of your identity in order to do so.
You may also want to ask yourself if your financial attitude or treasured objects in your life truly provide value, or if you’re just holding onto them out of stubbornness.
Over the next few days, you’re being called to stay aware, because the full moon in Leo isn’t just stirring up conflict, it’s also triggering your shadow side.
Hidden Desires Come To The Surface
The two main planets causing so much commotion this full moon, Mars and Uranus, happen to be meeting on a potent astrological point called the Black Moon Lilith.
This makes their energy even more tumultuous, and is cause for extra caution to make sure you’re not being driven by unintegrated, suppressed desires.
The Dark Moon Lilith conjunct Mars implies you may feel tempted to take action on your darker side.
Repressed emotions can flare up and cause reckless behavior. You may feel compelled to indulge in laziness, or spend money just to experience extra comfort and pleasure, even though it isn’t a good decision in the long run.
This need to indulge comes from a feeling of not having your needs sufficiently met. It is the energy of rebellion in response being denied something you need to feel fulfilled.
The best way to work with this energy is to be mindful. Watch what comes up for you.
Try to find a healthy outlet for your shadowy desires, and notice if there is a way to integrate any shame you may be carrying about what you need without overreacting or over-indulging.
Thankfully you can expect a bit of luck throughout this chaotic full moon. The friendly planet Jupiter will be in a perfect position to add a positive spin on any upheaval you’re experiencing.
Catching A Lucky Break
Although the full moon is set to be a tense one, it just so happens to be taking place on the luckiest day of the year, when the Sun conjuncts Jupiter.
This placement indicates you will be better equipped to turn adversity to your favor, and even make an otherwise difficult situation very lucky and fortunate.
You may feel a bit larger than life. Although Jupiter’s influence is always positive, with difficult aspects to other planets, it can become a test of proportions. You may feel overly confident or take unnecessary risks, which could cause a deficit down the road.
Things are definitely going to get shaken up, so do your best to go with the flow and be willing to sacrifice old attachments in exchange for a renewed sense of purpose and personal values.
With great intensity comes great power you can harness.
I hope you will take advantage of the moon’s strong energy and channel it toward up-leveling your life.
May you triumph over all adversity,
P.S. Is there someone you’ve been in a battle of wills with? What could you let go of to shift a difficult dynamic into one of ease? Let me know in the comments below.