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January 28, 2021


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Full Moon
in: Leo 9°
January 28, 2021 @ 7:17 p.m. GMT
January 28, 2021 @ 11:17 a.m. PST -8
Sun is Aquarius, 9° 06'
Moon is Leo, 9° 06'

The Leo full moon chart this year has a fully loaded T-square pattern all stemming from the full moon. All the planets involved, start with the Moon opposing Saturn, the Sun, and Jupiter in Aquarius, forming the squares to Uranus and Mars in Taurus. So let's focus on this first, and then we will look at the less obvious conjunction of Venus and Pluto in Capricorn.

When the Sun transits through Aquarius, our thoughts and attitudes tend to shift to unconventional ways of thinking. We are trying to "out-smart" the system, or get past the systemic road-blocks that we don't feel are appropriate. In general, this is the "freedom" portion of the zodiac that is always on the lookout for better ways of dealing with complicated matters.

The Sun is forming a conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn which can be confounding since Jupiter tends to bring expansion in a good way, while Saturn tends to restrict in a "lessons" sort of way. While opposing the Moon, it is like this stellium of planets is being highlighted for what it really is. For some, that might be ugly, but for others, it is enlightening. All the squares to Mars and Uranus are encouraging us to push back on anything that we don't want to agree with. We want it "our way" or "no way" and this only seems to amplify the stress that is building, since, in truth, EVERYONE wants it "their own way" and we simply don't happen to be at Burger King®.

Another factor that we should not skip over is that the Moon was recently transiting Out of Bounds (OOB) and is still on shaky ground during this full moon. Emotionally, we tend to feel more vulnerable and resistant to changes when the Moon has been transiting OOB.

Mercury has pushed out far enough ahead of the Sun in Aquarius that it will be stationing for retrograde motion on January 30. The retrograde motion will last until February 21. All the while, Mercury will stay in the sign of Aquarius, which will influence all the Mercurial activities of the retrograde. The primary focus of Mercury is communication, local travel, siblings, co-workers and general health matters, as associated with the Gemini and Virgo rules. While Aquarius urges us to "Trust the Truth," the question becomes, whose truth do we trust? Especially after the past four years of "alternative facts" as defining that there is more than one truth that we are expected to trust. It has left most of us pretty skeptical of "Truth." These are all the notes that Mercury is going slip, trip, and stumble over for the next few weeks. Since Aquarius is typically tied to new inventions and computer technology, we may also expect to experience some, less than pleasant, events in these areas as well.

But, for the moment, there are no major retrograde planets to contend with for this full moon.

Venus has moved into a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. Money matters and interpersonal relationships might be in line for some rude awakenings. Either our own behavior gets brought to our attention in a way that we certainly did not expect, or we discover something about a situation that had been hidden for a long time. Either way, someone is not going to be happy with the "shake down" of the discovery.

While we could wax and wane about the significance of the planets being bundled up in the way that they are, perhaps it is better to just recognize that when planets join together to make only a few major aspects, there is less distraction and more focus on just a few points.

The planets are evenly placed in masculine and feminine receptions, providing us enough balance to hold our own, whatever the outcome might be. There are four Earth sign and four Air sign placements that also provide self-assurance along with flexibility to adapt as needed. Where we might struggle is the number of planets in the Fixed quality of the chart. We may back ourselves into a corner, thinking that we are blocked, when really, we are not.

Meditation for the January 28th Full Moon
There are ever-recurring miracles in everyday events.

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2021 (All Rights Reserved)

1) Goldschneider, G.  1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.

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