January Full Moon: Anger Management, Self Control and Ancestors

On Friday, 29 January the moon will reach its fullest part of its cycle around 5:46 am here in Adelaide, and it will be around 9° Leo. The moon will also be opposite the sun/Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius and square Mars and Uranus in Taurus. This forms an intense “Fixed T-square” which can very motivated and high on energy but also confrontational and uncompromising.  One spiritual meaning of this full moon January 2021 astrology relates to anger management and using self-control to harness your initiative and enthusiasm.

According to Astrobutterfly, the full moon represents the missing counter balancing perspective we need to be whole. In the story of the Wizard of Oz, the Tinman (tin being a symbol for Aquarius) desperately wanted a heart (a symbol for Leo, Aquarius’ opposite sign). As such, in order to feel whole, we always need the qualities of the opposite sign.

When the Wizard of Oz gave him his heart back, he told the Tinman something very profound: “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

Aquarius without a heart is either the ruthless, rational energy that takes action without taking people into account (the investment banker that lays off people for extra profit, the spouse who asks for divorce via SMS) orthe fantasy-driven idealist that fights for causes no one cares about. When Aquarius taps into Leo’s energy and understands the motivations of the heart, this is when we get the driven, forward-looking, humanitarian Aquarius that really cares about the mission AND the people.

Astrology King sees the potential in harnessing the primal energy of Mars for self-control, patience, responsibility, and a stronger than usual intuition. Great achievements and successes are possible. A profound new love relationship may begin or you may enjoy deeper love with a partner. 

This is a particularly good moon phase for identifying obstacles in your path and for ridding yourself of things that are bad for you or you no longer need.

Darkstar Astrology advises that one problem at this full moon may be pressure to identify strongly with the family clan. The ‘hive mind’ that exists among family members will be literally buzzing on overdrive! Especially since the new moon is aligned with the fixed star Praesaepe which the Chinese associate with the ‘spirit of the ancestors’.

Breaking out of any undesirable infantile behaviour patterns will be hard work at this time. A full moon in Leo decan 1 has an almost religious reverence towards the older generations and this ancestral connection brings our spirit guides closer to us. It is comforting to feel someone has your back so this full moon should give us greater confidence. The negative side of this full moon could dredge out all the nasty family skeletons and ignite some bitter family feuds. On the positive side, this could be an amazing time to find and reconnect with long-lost and missed members of your family clan.

On Thursday, 28 January I will be hosting the annual Yemaya Blessing of the Waters event at Grange Beach, Adelaide. This open to the public event has been taking place just prior to the first full moon of the year for over 10 years now. In this informal rite, we ask for Yemaya’s blessings of all the world’s waterways, sea creatures, and all other beings that fall under her protection. More information about how you can participate in this event can be found here.