Full Moon in Leo at 05° 14’
Ready, set - ROAR! The first Full Moon of 2024 arrives in Leo helping us begin the new year with the confident acceptance that we are fundamentally worthy – right now, exactly as we are! – of love, joy, and belonging. From the sunbeams of Leo, we shine in the light of realizing this is our birthright. In a world that makes worthiness negotiable, circumstance-dependent, and situationally based, Leo helps us take a different stand. A stand that says, “I’m a work in progress AND I’m worthy.” From there, we refuse to believe the voices inside and around us that make us believe anything else.
This is actually one of my favorite, most consistent experiences of working as an Astrologer. Once I see a client’s chart and listen to their story, I have the honor of telling the story of why they’re fundamentally worthy. This is the Leo gift. It reminds you that you’re the one you’ve been waiting for. You have everything already. Let’s see what you’re made of because it’s showtime! If you have a hard time believing what you’re reading, that’s normal. The world tells us we’re unworthy, incapable, and sometimes don’t deserve to be loved. We have so much unlearning to do in order to learn Leo. We may have to get our hearts broken, experience failure, setback, and/or disappointment on the path to Leo, but we will learn what this sign teaches us and we can begin by listening to our hearts. The brightest star in the Leo constellation is the Lion’s Heart, also known as Regulus. When we can understand and even speak the story of who we are with our whole worthy hearts, then we learn Leo. If there’s one small thing you can say, define, and/or declare under the Full Moon in Leo, give yourself the stage to do it. Nobody can make that stage but you.
The Full Moon in Leo has a compelling opposition to Pluto newly in Aquarius. I think it is curious because we often distance ourselves from becoming the star at risk of the constellation. In other words, we don’t allow ourselves to shine because we are afraid of out outshining, standing apart, and calling unwanted attention to ourselves. What if we saw our ability to be the star as integral to the constellation? What if we realized that when we stand in our light, we give others the same permission to shine theirs? We don’t need to fold ourselves in half to make other people feel taller. We can stand our sacred ground and invite others to do the same. I would love to see us integrate, not alternate, Leo and Aquarius in this way. That way, we realize every constellation needs it stars. So let’s see yours shine! Jupiter will form a square to the Full Moon adding some Jupiter magic to mix. Especially if we ask what values encourage us to be louder and prouder in the pursuit of our dreams. A Mercury-Mars conjunction gives us the cognitive and physical resilience to be a bit braver – which I’m sure will feel like an answered prayer. This combination of aspects ought to inspire you to live into your values resiliently in ways that help you feel worthy of love, joy, and belonging.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Shout it from the rooftops, Aries! The Full Moon in Leo beckons you to embrace self-disclosure as you traverse various social interactions. Your charisma, now at its zenith, effortlessly draws people toward you. Infuse your creative energy into your endeavors and let your lovable nature shine. This harmonious blend of traits promises to swing open new doors for you in both personal and professional spheres.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Welcome home with open arms, Taurus. The Full Moon in Leo encourages you to embrace vulnerability this week. Connect with your emotional core, turning your attention to matters of home and family. Navigate your emotions with agility, allowing them to guide you to a profound understanding of self. This emotional nimbleness will fortify your relationships, bringing a deep sense of fulfillment.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
The stage is set for you, Gemini! The Full Moon in Leo enhances your boundless curiosity this week. Engage in meaningful observation, with dialogue and active listening as your guiding stars. Your communication skills are finely tuned, fostering genuine connections. Utilize this period to expand your knowledge and immerse yourself in enlightening conversations.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
What does security truly mean to you, Cancer? The Full Moon in Leo directs your focus towards financial matters, urging you to ensure a sense of security. Clarify your values and find pleasure in both simple and profound experiences. Balancing your finances will usher in peace of mind, enabling you to fully relish the pleasures life has to offer.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Bask in the lunar glow, Leo! This week, dive into self-discovery prompted by the Full Moon in Leo. Reflect on the question, “Who do I want to be to achieve my desires and aspirations?” Connect with your innermost desires, embrace autonomy, and seek freedom in various facets of your life. Express your authentic self, and discover how this liberation enriches your relationships and personal fulfillment.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Release and renew, Virgo. The Full Moon in Leo signals your annual potent phase for completion and surrender. Embrace healing and seek spiritual support as you let go of what no longer serves you. This process of release becomes the fertile ground for new beginnings and personal growth.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
It’s a social extravaganza, Libra! The Full Moon in Leo encourages you to nurture friendships. Engage in activism and collaborative efforts aligned with your values. Revel in shared humanity and find joy in collective endeavors. Your connections will flourish as you contribute to a greater cause, amplifying your sense of purpose.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Elevate your game, Scorpio! The Full Moon in Leo directs your focus to your career. Seize leadership opportunities, uphold your integrity, and maintain discipline in your pursuits. Your commitment to your professional path is poised to yield significant achievements, especially as you weave freedom and purpose into your guiding principles.
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Expand your horizons, Sagittarius. The Full Moon in Leo guides you to seek wisdom through pursuits related to publishing, discovery, and higher education. Embrace the learning opportunities that come your way. Your quest for knowledge is set to lead you towards exciting new horizons.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Dive into the depths, Capricorn. Explore intimacy, empathy, and your sexuality under the Full Moon in Leo. It’s time for profound transformation and evolution. Connect with others authentically, fostering meaningful and transformative relationships that catalyze powerful personal growth.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Love is in the air, Aquarius! Focus on romance, establish healthy boundaries, and fortify partnerships this week under the Full Moon in Leo. Trust becomes the bedrock of successful connections, so allow vulnerability as you express your desires. Your relationships will not just survive but thrive as you navigate the delicate balance between independence and togetherness.