The New & Full Moon Forecast Archive
The New & Full Moon Forecast: Full Moon in January 2016
We will have ample opportunity to explore and examine power and it's uses. In the full moon chart, Pluto/Mercury conjunct can encourage manipulation and covert activities, however, on a high note, it activates deep Shamanic work, healing, and transformation. The north node of the full moon chart is conjunct Jupiter in Virgo, encouraging skillful discrimination. There is so much for us to consider as we are presented our choices, and we must be discerning!
LEO FULL MOON JANUARY 2016
The Empowered Soul
This auspicious day signifies not only the first full moon of 2016, but my youngest daughter Sophie’s 23rd birthday!
Whereas the year’s first new moon cracked open in us potential seeds that we might nurture and tend to, the first full moon illuminates our conscious, blazing gaze into the interior of purpose, action and events to come.
This full moon in Leo, with the sun in Aquarius, is ruled by the heart and the power of love. Yet Pluto in Capricorn conjunct Mercury offers the challenge of the opposite piece—the love of power. What we have in the full moon chart is the overflowing abundant potential to bring love forth in the mind because that’s the Aquarius aspect of the sun. The full Moon is already offering an opportunity to balance our rational and emotional states of being—bringing head and heart together.
At this time, we also acknowledge the sun at three plus Aquarius conjunct the asteroid Pallas Athena, which is opposite the moon. Athena, as we know, mythically burst from Zeus’s head. She is intellect, brilliance, justice; Athena is the judge who puts the rational mind to good use. But we must be careful about rigid ideas, and open to new relationships regarding the Divine Feminine. What I see is a dynamic summoning of the heart from Athena, but she must negotiate with the moon—a transaction that reflects our own inner negotiations with our rational and non-rational moods and feelings.
These negotiations can and will impact how we use power, our intellect, and how we’re able to balance those negotiations in the thinking world and feeling world, which Pluto and Mercury ask us to navigate with high conduct.
We will have ample opportunity to explore and examine power and it’s uses. In the full moon chart, Pluto/Mercury conjunct can encourage manipulation and covert activities, however, on a high note, it activates deep Shamanic work, healing, and transformation. The north node of the full moon chart is conjunct Jupiter in Virgo, encouraging skillful discrimination. There is so much for us to consider as we are presented our choices, and we must be discerning!
A deep core of philanthropic awareness (north node conjunct Jupiter) will accompany us through the year. With it, we’ll be ever more aware of the pain of the world, pain so big and so deep that we can’t ignore it anymore. This will inspire many to take part in a quest for gratitude, sharing and generosity.
Mars in Scorpio conjunct the asteroid Juno in Scorpio asks us to lash away at the remnants of old relationship debris and use it as the compost for future growth and positive energy. Be clean, be clear and honor your power and truth with others.
This tilling of the soul-soil unearths the true power of love—love in action, intelligent love, love that becomes rational but not aloof.
When we explore love, some say the opposite of love is actually power, not hate. Wielding power with or without justice is our choice. Nothing less than the transformation of the earth rides on the outcome.
This is an honorable time to be alive. We are pivoted in such a way, all we can do is our very best.
Sending love to everyone,