Full Moon in Leo – 25 January 2024 – 17:53 (GMT)

The Cosmic Drama Unfolds: Full Moon in Leo Beckons Change

While Full Moons grace our skies each month, few carry the cosmic weight of the one adorning the heavens on January 25, 2024 – the Full Moon in Leo. A celestial drama set against the backdrop of significant planetary movements, as Pluto, the harbinger of transformation, has recently entered Aquarius in tandem with the Sun.


Pluto’s sojourn in Aquarius is no fleeting visit; it will shape our narrative for most of the year. Although it turns retrograde on May 2 and even dips back into Capricorn on September 1, this last stand is not for long. Pluto resumes its direct course on October 19, and on November 19, 2024, it enters Aquarius for good. Aquarius becomes Pluto’s permanent residence until 2043, ushering in a pivotal era for humanity. 


Now, let’s turn our attention back to the cosmic stage set by the Full Moon in Leo on January 25, 2024.


The Full Moon in Leo squares Jupiter in Taurus


The Full Moon, with the Sun in Aquarius opposite the Moon in Leo, highlights the tension between individual and societal concerns. Pluto shadowed the Sun as both moved into Aquarius a few days ago, heralding the beginning of a new era. A time of immense social changes is on the horizon. Pluto, the catalyst, turns things upside down. We are witnessing a drama showing how individuals can upend the social order for their personal interests.


But there is also the square from Jupiter in Taurus. Jupiter, in its role of justice, upholds the values underpinning the foundations of the social order. 


This aspect pattern forces us to confront essential questions. What values shape our societal norms? Whose voices are heard, and whose are silenced? In the colourful diversity of our societies, whose interests are represented? This Leo Full Moon demands introspection, urging us to contemplate the enduring values that will stand the test of time. It presents a moral crossroads, prompting us to grapple with ethical dilemmas and their repercussions on personal, social, and planetary levels.


On a personal level, the Full Moon in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus is an opportunity for reflection. It urges us to consider what is truly important and how our priorities may affect others. Are we aligning our creative endeavours with our core values? And how do they align with the social order and the values upheld by the institutions of society? Are we living authentically, or do we procrastinate, waiting for the muse to kiss us awake? Jupiter encourages us to take tangible steps towards our goals, checking continually whether we are still on track in pursuing our big dreams. 



Venus trines Jupiter


The trine between Venus and Jupiter is not tight but, nonetheless, supportive. Venus in Capricorn is prudent and constantly concerned about social approval. She is very status-conscious and determined to do things ‘the right way’. The trine to Jupiter enforces Jupiter’s role as a conduit for the tension between the Sun and the Moon.


Mercury conjunct Mars, square Chiron

Mercury/Mars trine Uranus


Mars and Mercury tightly conjunct in Capricorn, are on a campaign trail. This dynamic duo is a potent symbol of a sharp tongue, wielding words as weapons capable of inflicting wounds. Capricorn is strategic and ambitious, and the Mars/Mercury team does not care much about the collateral damage. Their pursuit of power and status operates in a no-holds-barred mode, where anything goes. A wide trine with Uranus adds an unpredictable element to the mix, suggesting a potential curveball that can bring significant disruption. 


The Chiron square might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. The wounded healer signifies how we respond to challenges – or verbal attacks. We can confront the issues and grow resilient and wise or, allow them to wound us.


On a personal level, be careful with your words – you can’t take them back. Heightened awareness of both your own and others’ agendas is crucial. With Uranus casting its influence, a left-field gamble might yield unexpected rewards or, at the very least, be seen as a powerful provocation. 


Uranus quincunx south node

Uranus semi-sextile north node


This aspect might seem insignificant, but its relevance shows up in the tightness of the orbs. Uranus is in the same degree as the nodes. Uranus’s impulsive nature and penchant for surprise signifies an element of unpredictability, bearing potential consequences for the collective psyche.



Sun semi-sextile Saturn

Moon quincunx Saturn

This jarring aspect between the Sun, Moon and Saturn in Pisces shows up as self-doubt. A vague fancy might be met by the inner critic, who seems to delight in thwarting our dreams. The semi-sextile is not yet a dream, just a faint notion. But the Moon may respond with feelings of inadequacy under Saturn’s scrutinising eye. 



At first, Venus does not seem that significant in this horoscope, but considered carefully, we notice that Venus aspects many planets in the chart, mostly positively. She is empowered and empowers the planets she touches.


Venus semi-sextile Pluto


This minor aspect signifies inner resourcefulness based on hard work and experience. It can also symbolise an ability to attract resources from powerful people. It is the image of an influencer in high places.


Venus sextile Saturn

This aspect also strengthens Venus’ influence. It shows receptivity towards Saturn’s concerns. She balances empathy with procedural correctness as she walks a pragmatic path.


Venus trine Jupiter

Venus also mingles with Jupiter and thus directly influences the dynamics of the Full Moon. This aspect is rewarding. It is a gift or blessing for doing the right thing.


Venus quincunx Moon, semi-sextile Sun

This aspect is less favourable. It signifies the work of a PR agent putting a positive spin on things. Its job is to gather resources to boost the agenda of the Sun. Venus acts as the modifier that has to juggle the different interests.