On Thursday, January 28, 2021, we experience a Full Moon in the Leo constellation, and as this luminary moves into Leo an interesting shift occurs. For the past week our luminaries (Sun and Moon) have been working together to shift us collectively from darkness to light. A Leo Moon always represents a time when we are at our peak power to shine a light on ourselves and on others. The luminaries are utilizing this same energy, and they are also moving into perfect alignment with Earth – the Sun and Moon are lined up and we’re in the middle unable to ignore the darkness on one side, the lightness on the other, and the big beam of light switched on by the Moon’s entrance into the Leo constellation. Venus and Pluto are in ideal positions to bring up themes of darkness, and Black Moon Lilith is heavily involved and ready to trigger all of us in order to get us to confront the darkness we typically avoid. This is likely to occur on personal and collective levels. As mentioned in the Weekly Forecast, we’re in Black Lilith’s dark zone facing Saturn (Lord of Karma) and the Luminaries (both darkness and light), so be prepared for hard truths and karmic reckoning. It is likely the disclosures and darkness will be revealed over the next 29 days (lunar cycle), but full understanding might not occur until after Mercury leaves its retrograde cycle on Feb. 12. Again, there is temptation to feel triggered to react without full understanding and it might take weeks to gain a full understanding. Don’t rush in and don’t rush to conclusions now or during the next month.

The Weekly Forecast also explored the “tug-of-war” energy so common throughout this week, and the Wolf Moon stays on target here. This Moon is involved in a T-Square with five other celestials (Uranus, Mars, Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn) resulting in a “Frog in Boiling Water” feeling or just an internal sense of pressure and unsettled energy wanting to burst out of us. We also have the Full Moon squaring Mars (aggression) and interacting with Jupiter in a way that only expands one’s aggression and rash impulses. This is paired with the “triggering” we’re going to experience from Black Moon Lilith, and the possibility of actual tremors, earthquakes, and volcanic eruption (mainly due to the volcanic energy within us and Uranus and Mars’ position suggesting unexpected, violent, disruptions are possible). Work out this energy in the healthiest way possible over the next month – don’t let it manifest as chaotic and dramatic disruptions in your life (especially if you have strong Scorpio, Taurus, or Aquarius in your natal chart).

People born under Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus (Sun, Moon, or Rising) are likely to experience this on a personal level the most. Taurus is likely to feel a tug-of-war between work and home, Scorpio is likely to have light shined on their professional ambitions, and Aquarius will have a light shined on their relationship. Like all of us, we might not appreciate the glaring light of Truth we are shown but we all must confront the Truth and the light nonetheless. It’s a hard lesson to confront darkness, but the confrontation is what helps us heal and move on.

As this Full Moon comes in and sets the tone for the next month, it’s important to check and double check yourself on love and safety. This Full Moon merges with the Hygeia asteroid and brings themes of health and hygiene so over the next month we’re more likely to see an increase in illness, health fears, and death. This occurs with an increase in risk taking – people socializing more, people feeling more impulsive and feeling invincible when they’re clearly not (thanks to the Full Moon interacting with Mars and Jupiter – expanding our rash actions and aggression). Mars interacting with Black Moon Lilith furthers the desire to take risks, explore taboos, act more promiscuous and throw caution (and condoms) to the wind. See where this going? “Would you like covid or chlamydia?” Say no to both, and don’t be tempted to ignore your own safety and others. The last time we had an aspect lowering health and safety (including not washing hands) there was indeed a spike in health issues following the short-lived transit. Don’t let the Universe trick your health or your heart at this time.

Venus in a conjuct with Pluto makes the next few weeks a less than ideal time to start dating someone (it won’t last and it will be a mess), but also a difficult time for someone who is struggling with a stalker or any type of love-obsession situation. Crazy jealousy, possessiveness, dangerous people, stalkers, and addicts come out of the dark to play when Venus and Pluto are merged like this – and the darkness is brought to light here like the common theme of this Full Moon. You could meet or develop feelings or a magnetic attraction for someone at this time and it feels so intense and karmic (“They’re my TWIN FLAME!!”) but there is a deception, darkness, and an illusion behind it all. Even within healthy and established relationships there will be temptation to throw a guilt trip or two, play the marytyr for a day, or feel jealousy and mistrust more than normal. The only positive outcome here is you exposing your shadow side to another and feeling accepted regardless, or your partner shows their dark side and you love and accept them regardless.

There are over 25 different aspects occurring during this Full Moon, meaning every single one of us is getting a lot of tense and aggressive energy thrown our way. The good news is you are aware of the energy and will now know to watch for the “triggers,” and to keep it extra safe and sanitary over the next month.

As we enter into this lunar cycle – the last lunar cycle in this lunar year since Lunar New Year is on Feb. 12 – so many of us will begin to feel weight lighting. The heavy transits and aspects concerning Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, and Jupiter begin to lift and dissipate. More good news? So many of us are having the more challenging and difficult transitions end and by the time spring arrives we’ll feel lighter and less restricted. As we end major astrological cycles and our lunar nodes have shifted elements (and inspired so many to change or re-align their path in life) this Full Moon – like all full moons – is an opportunity for us to release what no longer serves us. Let go as needed at this time, and be willing to confront the darkness in both yourself and others in order to have a better future in the light.

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C.

FINAL THOUGHT: The January Full Moon has been historically referred to as the “Wolf Moon.” It’s a myth wolves actually howl at the Moon directly, and the naming of this annual lunar event relates more to the common cries of wolves during late January when food is scarce and wolf pups are hungry or actually starving. As we experience this Wolf Moon in 2021, we have a quarter of the children in this country experiencing hunger or actually starving. As What The Stars Say pointed out in the Weekly Forecast, a theme likely to arise from this lunar event and during the next lunar cycle (apx. 29 days) is concern for other’s children. The wolf story is shared not to depress you, but to align you with the lunar energies at play during this time and the recent shifts of Saturn and Jupiter into Aquarius and the ushering into a new era. In this new era, we must collectively continue to examine the broken systems that have been pointed out to us since the Saturn and Pluto conjuncted around this time last year. Many broken systems became glaringly obvious in the face of challenge and upheaval. Uranus in Taurus (2018-2025) furthers the confrontation of broken systems and pushes us to tackle issues in food production specifically. Food prices have risen for the past seven months straight (an early indicator of hyperinflation), but it’s not just rising costs we’re dealing with; availability and inequality issues are also of concern. Some citizens stockpile. Some citizens starve. May the howls of the hungry be heard at this time, and may we all pause to listen during this Full Moon and recognize how our new era will never be successful if a quarter of our children are starving.

Howling Wolf in Wilderness. Mountain Landscape with Falling Snow, Moon and the Howling Alpha Wolf Illustration.

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Many are excited about the lunar energies tonight. “IT’S A TOTAL ECLIPSE.” Actually, the total eclipse part is debatable due to the degree and lunar nodes. Like so many “facts” and “truths” in 2020, it’s very much “Choose Your Own Adventure” and “reality” is deeply dependent on which echo chamber you’ve chosen and curated for yourself.

2020 has offered us a buffet of half-truths, lies of omission, total lies, and adventures in collective mind control. Even in Astrology false or half-truth information is shared in popular memes, and astrologers have contributed to certain echo chambers with incredibly biased information which is a projection of their own belief system and desired outcomes.

Here’s the thing – The cosmos does not care about personal beliefs or wishes. what “you want to happen” The cosmos does not need your consent.

The cosmos tells it straight and offers us a history spanning back to ancient civilizations, but what is Truth and Fact when some don’t like it? What is history when the victor writes it and some don’t agree with parts of it? Isn’t 2020 filled with examples of people trying to erase history and cancel people they don’t agree with?

What The Stars Say has told it straight in 2020. We told it straight about 2020 in 2019, and we inspire to share subsequent years. Stick around and you’ll find we tell it straight and won’t go on about this debatable eclipse, but instead prepare new content about the December solar eclipse. We’ll be bringing receipts on this one. The “2020 END GAME” Facebook event was cancelled, but hit subscribe now because we’ll be offering a “2020 END GAME” T-R-I-L-O-G-Y right here on this site this week. (Talk about a 2020 clap back – cancel 1 and come back with 3).

As for the Moon tonight – 100% real – What The Stars Say suggests you let go of what no longer serves you and mark this time as closure. Since the lunar energy is in the Gemini constellation, don’t be surprised if you have communication – with yourself and with others – on a deeply healing level. We are all the walking wounded guiding each other home – this expression rings true more than ever. This Lunar energy we are graced with tonight is about healing communication. Use this energy wisely, and consider viewing it as wrapping the past up with a bow as you prepare for new beginnings. Be sure to subscribe because What The Stars Say will focus on these exciting new beginnings in the next Eclipse blog.

Another interesting week as we wind down 2020. This week, “The Shit Hits the Fan,” the transits ask us to get weird and original, and the weekend presents some challenging energy and passions…

MONDAY, NOV. 16 & TUESDAY, NOV. 17 – The energy of the Sunday New Moon lingers as the Moon lingers in the Scorpio constellation. This New Moon is about planting seeds for next Spring in our lives and manifesting long-term gains and goals. Mercury is nearby and as we awake and re-direct (from the planet of thought, communications, and messages backwards motion in Scorpio and Libra) we’re still examining our relationships, our Justice system, and uncovering secretive and deceptive actions. Venus is hovering above Mercury and visible on the eastern horizon right before sunrise, and it’s always beneficial to us when the planet of love, money, and creativity is visible to the human eye. However, Venus is in tension with both Pluto and the star Athena – this is an exploration of impermanence (death – mortality and immortality) so it’s not all that coincidental virus numbers are peaking at this time. What The Stars Say also pointed out recently (“The Shit Hits the Fan Today“) the Jupiter and Pluto conjunction would also bring the virus into the forefront again as well as power plays (thanks to Jupiter expanding Pluto’s Plutocratic energy).

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18 THURSDAY, NOV. 19 – The Moon has moved into the Sagittarius constellation and floats above Jupiter and Saturn in the Capricorn constellation (with both planets visible for a few hours each night). With the North Lunar Node’s move into Sagittarius, perhaps this Moon is whispering to Jupiter and Capricorn about the future as both planets prepare to move into 0 degrees in the futuristic Aquarius constellation. Are you feeling an emotional pull towards your future today as well? Jupiter and Pluto’s merging in the sky continues and expands on issues of authority, top down control, and the pandemic issue overall. With the Sun’s sextile to Saturn you’ll likely feel more ambitious, focused, and able to complete difficult tasks – making this an excellent time to tackle any responsibilities and obligations you’ve been procrastinating on.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 20 – Today is a day to think before you speak and be aware of your internal restless energies and impatience. The Moon squares both Mercury and Uranus so unexpected and disruptive communications are more likely. As the day progresses we’ll have more of a filter between our thoughts and speech, but in the morning we must be extra careful because we won’t have the same level of emotional detachment. This same Uranian energy can also bring forth creative problem solving, exciting and unexpected ideas and plans, and a general enthusiasm – as long as no one tells you what to do or think.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21 – Venus moves into Scorpio and awakens the Lover in us all. Yet, Scorpio is still examining the dark side since Mercury was in a retrograde motion in this area and the Sun in Sagittarius asks us to do some higher thinking and contemplate the impermanence of life (yet again – just like all the planets in Capricorn are asking us). What is the meaning of life? Is our life enough of an adventure? What’s the point and higher purpose of all of this? With the Moon in Pisces (a water sign) and Venus also in a water sign it’s likely to be an emotional charged time, so hopefully your emotions can go into positivism and passion – otherwise, don’t be surprised to find yourself binging on crime and occult documentaries at home alone with a highly suspicious and emotional charged viewpoint of the world. Perhaps being alone isn’t so bad considering a “Half-Moon” in Pisces can result in discomfort around others, public fights, and family problems.

SUNDAY, NOV. 22 – Remember the rebellious and disruptive Uranian energy mentioned earlier in this week? Well, it’s back as the Pisces Moon forms as sextile to Uranus in Taurus and gives us a boost in ambition. This energy wants us to find new methods, solutions, and to be determined in our goals while expressing ourselves in the most original way. Get weird today, and be happy doing so.

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This week the main player is the trickster Mercury in its retrograde cycle, and although this cycle began last week it is this week we feel the full force of what happens when the planet of communications, technology, and travel is out of sorts.

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MONDAY: Who turned on the FOG MACHINE? Fingers point to Neptune who is now in sextile with the New Moon in Pisces. It’s foggy, head in the clouds, and confusing energy. We’re feel pushed on the outside when we just want to focus on what’s inside and not be rushed or managed. The New Moon in Pisces occurred over the weekend, but it’s energy is with us as the week begins and we’re being asked to examine what holds us back and to dare to dream BIG.

TUESDAY: It’s important to watch for misunderstandings in emotionally delicate conversations today. It’s best to avoid such conversations all together, but if you happen to fall into one filter your speaking. The Mercury Retrograde and Pisces influences have us in a time ripe for miscommunications and misunderstandings. The FOG MACHINE is still turned on, and it’s in your best interest to focus on your business and to mind your own business. Just worry about yourself today.

WEDNESDAY: The Moon is now in the Aries constellation and Mars is action oriented in Capricorn. It’s all forward movement, but today is a horrible day for forward movement. Lay low. There are about 3-4 days of the year where the celestial create a formation with the Mercury Retrograde that make it the worst time for missed connections, breakdowns, misunderstandings, shady deals, misleading information, and a need to read the fine print. This isn’t a day for anything new – it’s a day to review what is already in existence.

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THURSDAY: The Aries Moon forms a square to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and asks us to curb our impatience and chill out a bit. Instead of rushing take the time to pause, reflect, and read the fine print. In your personal interactions, challenge yourself to listen more than you speak and show patience to others. The Aries Moon is impatient and hot-headed, so be mindful of an urge to rush at others with your emotional needs and wants. Chill out a bit. (People born with a Cancer Sun really need to chill out since the Venus and Aries Moon combo will affect them strongly this week).

FRIDAY: The Moon shifts from the fiery Aries constellation into earthy Taurus, and feels at home as the day begins. This Moon energy makes us feel more comfortable in our own skin, and gives us a moment of emotional relaxation after a tense week. The Sun is in a harmonious placement to Mars (Planet of Action) in the hardworking Capricorn constellation, and Mercury (still in its retrograde cycle) is also in harmony with Uranus bringing unexpected thoughts and communication.

SATURDAY: Venus (Planet of Love, Art, Beauty) is at a square with Pluto and will cause some tension in relationships. Is the love your offering patient and kind? Venus is still in Aries and demanding instant gratification and attention, but if this is isn’t possible examine what is possible (and is it patient and kind?). Mercury continues to bring unexpected communications during its retrograde, making this a weekend ideal for hearing from an old friend, ex love, or distant family member.

SUNDAY: March begins! The Moon will shift from earthy Taurus to talkative and airy Gemini this afternoon, and bring us out of our inward focus and back into real communication with others. With the Moon at a square with Mercury we have to be think before we speak and be careful not to open old wounds or to cause new injuries.