Full Moon at 9° Leo – a time for transformation: trust in life and be creative!

Occurring at Friday 29th January at 6:16 am (AEDT)

A full moon represents completions and the bearing of fruits – those seeds you planted at the time of the last New Moon in Leo now come to fruition.

To explore the impact of this event, reflect back upon what was occurring for you around the 19th August 2020.

Maybe, its time to finalise plans started back then, or consolidate any projects or ideas conceived at that time.

As the second luminary in your horoscope, the Moon reflects that sensitive, emotional side of your being that inspires moods and nurtures the soul.

Ruled by the primary luminary, the Sun, Leo is a fixed fire sign of creativity and self-expression.

The 9th degree of Leo is seen esoterically as the point of transfiguration: “The exalted feeling that rises within the soul of the individual who has successfully passed through the long night which has tested his strength and his faith” (Dane Rudhyar).

So, a great time to connect with our soul and become creatively inspired to continue along our path of exploration and growth.

We may find ourselves desiring to be the centre of attention (Leo-style), or desirous of being with others on a deeper more spiritual level (The Moon)?

As I often say, nothing in astrology occurs in isolation! There are many others factors at play at the time of this Full Moon.

For example, The Sun which is in opposition to the Moon, forming this Full Moon, is also conjunct Jupiter and Satun in Aquarius (another fixed sign like Leo, but of the element of Air – communication and thought). In addition, the Sun is squaring Uranus which itself is conjunct Mars in Taurus (another fixed sign, in the element of Earth – material, conservative, grounded).

Indeed, the combination of these planetary aspects forms what is known as a T-square, and in this case a Fixed Element T-Square as all the planets involved find themselves in fixed signs.

A T-square occurs when 2 planets planets opposing each other, such as the Moon and Sun, form a square with another (eg, Mars).   All these aspects are tense and as such a T-square is thought of as a challenging pattern

The point of this focussed energy is the Mars Uranus conjunction in Taurus, and as fixed signs suggest stability, security and perseverance as the matter of concern.

We will need to put some constructive energy into the area of life this is highlighting for us (that is, the House that Mars and Uranus find themselves in our transiting chart). 

Recall that Houses are areas of life’s experience that the zodiac and planets influence.

So, which ever aspect of life Mars conjunct Uranus is in, by bringing you creative centre in line with your emotional needs you’ll find the strength needed to stabilise any sudden, impulsive or unexpected changes to your sense of security and value.

To help you deal with this situation, take a look at the position of Scorpio in your chart. As the fourth of the fixed signs and the ‘missing leg’ of the T-square, you’ll find guidance and wisdom in it’s placement and if used well, will see this T-square become a great opportunity for transformation!

To be forewarned is to be forewarned: check out my post on cosmic weather forecasting to get an idea how to prepare for such events.

So, where will this Full Moon be energetically influencing your life? 

Check out the aspects that the Full Moon at 9° Leo makes to any planets you have between 7 – 11° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Taurus or Scorpio (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Aquarius (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Aries or Sagittarius (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Libra or Gemini (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Leo.  When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which ever House the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the Full Moon.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to contact me to do this for you, and also this post to get a better understanding of aspects and their use in astrological interpretation.

Better still, learn to do such forecasting for yourself – check out my basic, learn astrology course here.


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Image: Drawing after a relief showing the planets Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. It probably depicted a conjunction of these planets in Leo – iconographic.warburg.sas.ac.uk/vpc/VPC_search/record.php?record=60143. Coloured by me!

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