Full Moon in Leo 31st January 2018 (Blue Moon)


Generous, Loyal, Love, Romance, Fun

On January the 31st there’ll be a Full Moon in Leo, and this will be a Blue Moon as it is the second Full Moon of the month. But before look what the Leo Full Moon means let’s look a little closer at the Moon and what it represents in astrology.

The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our inner world: our emotions, mood, feelings of inner security, sensitivity, the unconscious and intuition.  In astrology the Moon is one of the most important planets as she is also mother, home, family, feelings and habits and how we instinctually react to life.

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as its moving across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present.   She speaks to us through our feelings.

The Blue Moon:

Most of us have heard the expression “Once in a Blue Moon” and you may have wondered if it only happens every few hundreds or thousands of years and is does the Moon actually turn Blue?

Firstly, it is more common than you think.  Because the solar calendar has 11 more days than the lunar calendar every few years they catch up and we have two Full Moons in a month.  We use the term Blue Moon as a way of describing something rare.

Does the Moon Turn Blue? Well no, it doesn’t, it is thought that it comes from a Middle English word “belewe” meaning betray so it was also known as the “Betrayers Moon” because the extra full moon didn’t fit into the usual cycle.  Over the years the word “belewe” changed to blue, hence the Blue Moon.

About the Sign of Leo

A heart of gold, benevolent, warm and fun loving you know when Leo is around.  There is an air of royalty about Leo, proud and regal its symbol is the lion, king of the jungle.  Leo is loyal and has a strong expressive energy sometimes finding difficulty in keeping their feelings hidden.  If you are on the receiving end of Leo’s affections, you’ll think the sun has ever shined so brightly.

However, it is worth noting to stay clear of Leo’s drama, they can display attention seeking ways that can be misunderstood for arrogance and will turn some people off.   They can be overly dramatic, self-centred and hot-tempered, they just have to be mindful of the feelings of others around them.

They have great charisma like Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford and are some of the most incredibly generous souls you’ll ever meet.

Key Leo Facts:

  • Leo Ruling Planet:  Sun (shining personality, warm, energising, life giving)

  • Leo Ruling House:  5th House:  fun, creativity, children, energetic, expression, generous lover 

  • Leo Symbol:   Lion

  • Leo Medical Ruler:  heart, aorta, blood pressure, inflammations, back and spine

  • Leo Element: Fire

  • Leo Modality: Fixed (stability, can be stubborn, reliability)

  • Leo Counterbalance Sign: Aquarius

Full Moon in Leo

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Leo Full Moon.

The Full Moon in Leo gets you to step up and shine, igniting creativity, the internal child, the lover and the romantic.  You may find yourself wanting to tell people you love them, show them how much you appreciate them and even turning the romance and passion up in your life so give open heartedly.   It’s a time to have fun, bring pleasure into your life and express your creativity in your own unique way.

You may have the desire to pursue a creative activity, perhaps something in the back of your mind you’ve been meaning to do for some time.   Because Leo loves attention and being adored, you may want to get out more and socialise, be the life of the party and perform for others.  The Leo Full Moon is inviting you to show your talents to the world unashamedly after all they are unique to you and you’ll have the courage of the lion to do it with flare.

Because Leo loves attention and to be adored, if you feel you are not being appreciated the Leo Full Moon may have you feeling insecure.  This can lead to dramatic emotional outbursts if you feel your needs are being ignored as you may be feeling more sensitive and vulnerable.

At this time the Leo Full Moon faces the Sun in Aquarius, it’s opposite sign. Both these signs correlate with feelings of our personal needs with the needs of others.   Leo has the warmth of the Sun always while Aquarius is a distant sign and is further away from the sun.  The generosity of Leo enables it to direct its warmth to far distant Aquarius bringing balance to both energies.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Leo Full Moon

  • Do something where you’ll really have fun

  • Bring more romance into your life and be generous to those you love

  • Celebrate Your Life!

  • Do something creative and artistic

  • Show affection to either a special someone or a special animal

  • Take steps to follow your dream

  • Be generous to those you love

How the Full Moon in Leo Coincides with Your Cycle

Day 10:  You’re feeling empowered and eloquent today making it ideal to ask for something you want.  Ask nicely and firmly, but most importantly, just ask.  Getting in touch with what we want and need helps us to live up to our potential.

Day 11:  Many women report heightened senses leading up to ovulation.  You’ll feel strong, confident and you’ll have a strong urge to experience the world today.  Fun-filled emotions of joy, gratitude and excitement at the beauty of the world, and your place within it.

Day 12: Romance! It’s an incredibly important drive of behaviour and who we are.  We can turn into sexy Marilyn Munro’s high-pitched voices that are more attractive to both men and women.  Physiologically, our bodies also tell us that we’re are extremely fertile, with the product of slippery, stretchy cervical fluid (yep that fluid is not an infection).    You are feeling sexy and extremely turned on!

Day 19:  Few can catch the creative out of the box thinking today.  You’re able to solve problems in creative and clever ways with rising progesterone and oestrogen impressing your colleagues and friends.  Today is a good day to work on a creative endeavour.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

You can find recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle and Astrology will help find the meaning behind New Moon in Leo and harness its energies.

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