The Full Moon appears on Thursday, January 28 with erratic, intense energy. An emphasis on Uranian (and Aquarian) energy indicates “certain” change, which could include awakening, difficulties, or a change in the direction of life. On a personal level, it can reflect the placement of higher consciousness and/or subconscious desires and thoughts. (The energies remain throughout February, but they are at their height during the full moon.)
The full moon chart tends to exacerbate tension, anger, stubbornness, and a fixed mind. Conversely, there are beautiful qualities that can open consciousness to the soul and reveal the power of love in creating personal/global transformation. It’s important to comprehend both sides of the equation.
There are many aspects in the chart with Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign, which symbolizes the beauty of the spring and a time of growth—as well as conflicting energies from planets in Aquarius throughout February. What does it mean?
Aquarius is symbolized as a star man or woman pouring water from a pitcher on the earth. In metaphysics, water is love, the stars represent the universe, and it’s partially about how an individual’s state of universal affects and helps the planet. Love rules the element of fire; it elevates passion and connects with the heart. The element of earth is missing from the glyph. (Alchemy teaches us to pay attention to missing elements in a symbolic message.)
When many planets in Aquarius square Uranus, which is placed in earth, they contact the element and deliver a message. Humanitarian ideals and higher thoughts are fabulous, but they must have a connection with the earth. After expressing an idea, it needs to take form in matter (earth) in a harmonious way. (The earth is our mother, who nourishes us, transmutes negative energy, and creates beauty in physical form.) It may also act as indication of the need to reconnect with earth on a collective level.
Sun (life), Mercury (communication), Jupiter (expansion), and Saturn (karma, limitation) are placed in Aquarius. The sign of Aquarius is associated with the group mind and understanding how an individual’s energy and thoughts relate to the whole of humanity. It’s associated with spontaneity, unpredictability, and visionary qualities. Ruled by air, it encompasses higher thought and action.
Sun (life) square Uranus (sudden change) often feels like a period of uncertainty It can heighten the ego. It tends to bring period of unpredictable changes. It can also open the consciousness to the richness of the inner self and present opportunities for growth. There may be an urge to do things differently or find one’s own way of moving through life.
Sun (life) conjunct Jupiter (expansion) is a very lovely aspect. It brings optimism, energy, and positive energy into our lives. It’s often a time of receiving approval from others in our lives—and the universe. It expands Self-confidence, assertion, good luck, and heightens aspirations. The aspect also opens our mind to humanitarian issues and growth. However, it’s important to remember that expansion and optimism can also lead to indulgence in spending, eating, and pushing too hard/too fast with decision making and goals. Sun (life) conjunct Saturn (limitation) is somewhat the opposite. It is limiting and can inhibit positive emotion and self-esteem. It can also increase introversion
Moon (emotions) square Mars (assertion, male) heightens emotions and passion as well as stubbornness and the need to compete. It’s a good aspect—if we remember to use good judgement and think about other people and/or outcomes. (Feeling stubborn is not all bad. Sometimes, it’s needed to stay on the spiritual path.) Moon (emotion) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) brings increased, erratic emotion along with a desire for new experiences. Heightened and unstable emotion can obviously lead to conflict. It’s important to remember new experiences can be simple ones in the time of COVID—a drive to a new park, a long drive to a beautiful place, or a wonderful take-out meal.
Moon (emotion) opposes Jupiter (expansion). Jupiter can expand emotional connections and help with expression. The aspect can also cause extravagance. Moon in opposition to Saturn (limitation, karma) can cause inhibition and the desire to withdraw from life.
Mercury (communications, mind) will move into retrograde on January 30. It will likely feel intense because of its placement in an air sign. Mercury rules air, many planets are in an air sign, and Mercury will move in the opposite direction of those planets. It is a time to refrain from action, and it may give time for rest and review.
Venus (love, partnerships) is placed in Capricorn, an earth sign. Venus conjuncts (close to) Saturn inhibits expression of love and can give the need to withdraw from friends and family. Venus conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation) can expand obsessive or jealous feelings. However, it can teach about the potential of moving so deeply into love (and universal love) that we find a pathway for transformation on a personal and soul level.
Mars (action, male) in Aquarius continues with its wild ways. It stirs up anger, tension, and frustration. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), brings increased energy and the desire to succeed. It can also cause impulsiveness, which causes incorrect action. Mars square Saturn (limitation, karma) can cause frustration and anger. (It’s helpful to focus on the inner self, discipline, and patience.) Mars conjunct (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) often brings sudden, unexpected change; it can also ignite anger and frustration into negative action.
Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation) conjunct (close to) Uranus, which can create additional change, particularly when many other planets are in aspect with it. Expect the unexpected and stay centered and aligned is the best advice for this moment in time.
Saturn (limitation, karma) is moving away from its conjunction with Pluto (underworld, transformation), which should help in decreasing the cases of the world pandemic—or allow solutions to become more available as time passes.
Here are a few tips.
- Many aspects in the chart are contradictory such as Sun conjunct Jupiter, which creates expansion and optimism, and Sun conjunct Saturn, which expands a need to withdraw and amplifies inhibited feelings. On the path of the soul, we travel through many similar contradictions in our personal nature. It’s simply another way of learning to address two opposites at various times.
- Many aspects with Uranus can lead to greater consciousness or the confusion of change, based on fixed ideas and insistence on being “right”. It’s important to stay flexible and use the aspects as an opportunity to explore close mindedness. There’s also a wonderful opportunity to move into greater discovery of the universe and its principles.
- Venus (love) conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation) offers an opportunity to move into cosmic love on a deeper level.
- Mercury (thought, mind) moves into retrograde on January 30, and it will likely affect electronic devices—and add to the current sense of chaos.
- Uranus in Taurus indicate a need to focus on the earth and find a greater connection with her energy. Also, the earth provides stability and grounding for the body when we cannot find it in the collective energies. Stay calm and centered.
- Mars (action, male) is somewhat like a crazy warrior without a cause. It’s angry, frustrated, and wants to strike out. However, we’ve evolving—and (maybe) we know better.
- With many planets in Aquarius, it’s a good time to open the mind to humanitarian values and ponder a better future. Aquarius provides new, innovative ideas with a touch of genius.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.
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