On January 21st we will enter a Full Moon phase in the zodiac sign of Leo. This month’s Full Moon is especially significant as it coincides a full lunar eclipse. Also, due to the proximity of the earth to the moon during this moon phase, the moon will appear red in color-a blood moon. Other aspects to this moon, including Uranus, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, will give this moon a powerful punch.
Full Moons are about culminations and reaping the fruits of our labor. With the eclipse happening alongside this moon phase, there will be a focus on intimate relationships and partnerships. You may feel more emotional and sentimental than normal. It may seem like there is no reason to be sad, yet you feel a touch of the blues. Also, eclipses are known for removing people, places, and things out of our lives. Typically this change is sudden and without warning. Sometimes connections that are waning fully fall away during an eclipse. Conflict can arise that will lead to a dissolution of a connection as well.
Leo represents the individual. Leo is a leader and charismatic. He is represented by the lion in the zodiac and has a persistent spirit. Leo enjoys the limelight and tends to stand out. Leo can be a bit jealous and possessive and have a defined sense of self. Leos are the most egoic of the zodiac.
The sun will have just entered the opposite sign of Leo, Aquarius, when the Full Moon phase begins. Aquarius is about the collective, about society. Aquarius is more focused on groups and social connections. Aquarius also tends to be a bit rebellious and is about testing the established norm.
There will be a focus on your role as an individual and how your individual role adds to the collective and your greater purpose this moon. Uranus’ aspect will play on this polarity that Leo and Aquarius will create. Uranus will beg the question-Who are you? It’s time to take off your mask. There will be a focus on self authenticity and living within your truth, and what is in alignment with your values. If you have been living in disalignment with who you are, those things will likely fall away or be highlighted. People that are no longer in alignment with you, could likely fall away.
Now with Mercury being in the mix, communication will be a focus. There will be a focus on interrelatedness and how you communicate with those around you. Are you deepening your bonds or pushing people away with your relationship style?
You may also be focused on home and what home means to you. This can be who, what, where feels like home. You may want to re-decorate or pick up and move. With Venus hanging around there will be focus on aesthetic as well when it comes to the home.
During this period, Jupiter and Venus will be meeting in the sky. This is an incredibly fertile time. If you are trying to conceive, this could be the lucky month. If you are not wanting to conceive, you may want to be extra careful. This can also be a keen time for romance. This may be a good time to get out there and mingle if you’re single. If partnered, you may feel a deepening bond.
The blood moon will be most visible in North America and parts of Western Europe and Africa. The energy around the moon will start Friday the 18th and probably peek on Tuesday the 22nd. People can act strangely during eclipses. There can be an intensity among people and people may be extra sensitive. Be mindful of your interactions and not to take things too seriously.