The Full Wolf Moon 2021

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The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.

Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!

The Full Moon for January will occur on the 28th at 09 degrees and 05 minutes in the sign of Leo; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 2:16 pm.

Full Moon in Leo chart

It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprising what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy.  The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest” when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning and fading and preparing for a new cycle.

Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; January’s Moon is the Wolf Moon.  In the northern hemisphere, this name reflects the time when winter is in full force.  This Moon has other names: Moon After Yule, Old Moon, and Ice Moon. 

There are also several special types of Full Moons: the Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years). 

Full Moon in Leo – Harvesting Creativity

This Full Moon will take place in the 1st Decan (first 10 degrees) of Leo, making it a Leo/Leo Full Moon.  The planetary influence is the Sun, as the ruler of Leo.  Thus, this Full Moon will be about creativity, children, play, and leadership.  How and with whom do we find joy and excitement in our hearts?

Since the Moon is dispositing (looking to) the Sun, which is Aquarius, this Full Moon is extremely social.  The intensity of this Full Moon on our connection with others cannot be overstated, especially if you have children or your parents are still living.  Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be absolutely and completely Leo.  Issues regarding romance and joy in life will be prominent. 

With this Full Moon at 9d05m, the Sabian Symbol is 10 Leo, “Early morning dew”.  Jones says, “This is a symbol of the eternal refreshment which comes to the individual with every recurrent cycle of his experience, and of nature’s continual endorsement of his aims or benediction on his efforts.” (The Sabian Symbols, 278) The keyword is REJUVENATION. 

This Full Moon is also known as the Queen’s Moon.  According to Raven Kaldera, the Full Moon in Leo “wants to be in charge and feels the urge to rule from the heart” (Moon Phase Astrology, 205).  In Leo, the energy wants plenty of appreciation and attention, so the emotional effort put forth in our work, play, and romance must be acknowledged and praised accordingly.

The Numbers of This Full Moon

This Full Moon will occur on 01/28/2021, which totals 16, so the number for this date is 7.  7 is the number for mysticism and spirituality, so this Full Moon encourages us to think about the beliefs we hold in our hearts.  Since the Moon is in Leo, this search for and recognition of our spiritual journey must come through our actions and performance in spiritual and mundane matters.  We must understand we need strong spiritual beliefs to feel alive; we need to know our purpose.

The number of the day of the Full Moon is 28, and you should take the initiative to lead in your community or find new ways to express your creativity.  This will be an excellent Full Moon to make a long-overdue change in some area of your life (Modern Numerology, 40 – 41).  Further, the number 28 totals 10, which reduces to 1; so, the day is about individuality and new beginnings. We should look in our hearts for the joy of self-actualization and self-confidence.

The Full Moon in Your Chart

The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in a special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away). 

Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart).  It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.

If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase.  It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth.  If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that the same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state. 

With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 10th House of Prosperity (Moon placement on 01/28/2021) and my 4th House of Family (Sun placement between 01/21 and 02/21), so this Full Moon will energize me to try to be creative in my work to better take care of my family.  I have no points in Aquarius, but I do have Jupiter in Leo, so I should feel a particularly strong boost in my work and career.

As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your beliefs, creativity, and relationships with your children.

Philip Young, PhD

I am a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. I earned my PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996 and had a career in academics until 2007, when I retired to become a stay-at-home father. In 2013 I “hung out my shingle” starting my business Black Unykorn Enterprises, LLC. I provide spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing). With a home office, Zoom, WeChat, and WhatsApp, I work with local clients in person and distance clients from around the world. You can read about my practice and contact me through my website:

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