full moon

full moon 1-23-2016

(No wonder things have been a bit CRAZY??? Can you feel it podmates?) ~Anastasia

The Full Moon on Saturday 23 January 2016 is at 3 degrees Leo, in Leo decan 1. The full moon astrology carries on the abusive theme found in the previous new moon. Both moon full moon whale tailphases plus Mercury retrograde and Mercury direct, all activate the chaotic Uranus Pluto square.

The major theme of all this January 2016 astrology, and the January 2016 full moon in particular, is one of psychological abuse. This full moon is, however, the only one that offers a definite way out of a crisis through decisive action.
Full Moon Meaning

Like all full moons, the major planetary aspect is Sun opposite Moon. Along with the conjunction, this is the most important of all aspects in astrology. A full moon focuses our attention on relationships of all kind. A full moon itself has a relationship to the previous new moon. Projects you started since the January 9 new moon can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time.

As the lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon, you can take an objective and balanced look at your personal relationships. Being in touch with your own needs and intentions, and those of others, you can clearly see any relationships imbalances causing disharmony. The influence of a full moon last for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the February 8 new moon.
Full Moon January 2016 Astrology

Uranus square Pluto had begun to ease off earlier this year, with the orb of aspect reaching nearly 7 degrees. However, due to retrograde motion, it has been tightening in recent months and strengthens to 1 degree on 2 February 2016.

Powerful forces over the last five years have been driving dramatic upheaval, revolution and crises. All the critical astrology in January 2016 directly links into this chaos via conjunctions to Pluto.

The Sun was conjunct Pluto for Mercury retrograde on January 5 and the new moon on January 9. Sun conjunct Pluto causes extreme power struggles, egomania, bullying and abuse.

Mercury is conjunct Pluto for this full moon on January 23 and Mercury direct on January 25. Mercury conjunct Pluto takes the power struggles and abuse to the mental and verbal levels.

Both the aspects mentioned above square Uranus cause extreme uncertainty and anxiety. Erratic and dangerous behavior and reactions are to be expected.

Full moon January 2016 brings this together as emotional and psychic abuse. The four-week moon phase from January 9 to February 8 is a period of psychological abuse.

Psychological abuse, also referred to as psychological violence, emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive relationships, bullying, and abuse in the workplace. [Wiki]

The full moon at 03 ♌ 29 makes no major aspects to the planets and does not align with any fixed star. This leaves the fixed star conjunct the Sun as the only direct influence on the January 2016 full moon.

Fixed star Giedi at 03 ♒ 59 is a lovely Venus-Mars type star. Known as “The Lucky One”, it gives charity, sacrifice, patience and trust. This star does indicate a crisis however, and we should expect this anyway given the strong Uranus-Pluto theme of this lunar cycle.

Importantly, Giedi also gives “faith in a crisis, yet with a decisiveness that will take the action needed”. The Sun conjunct Giedi can result in peculiar events, unexpected losses and gains, but sometimes “great good fortune”.


Mercury stations direct less than 48 hours after full moon January 2015, so the charts are very similar. The aspects below will have the same effect for full moon January 2016 as they do for Mercury direct.

Mercury conjunct Pluto suits the interrogation, probing and questioning of others and the use of extreme methods. It forces ideas and ideologies to yet greater extremes at both ends of the scale.

Enhanced mental powers, including physic powers, will make it easier to control, coerce, deceive and spread propaganda. This aspects represents power struggles at the intellectual level with the use of lies, intimidation, threats and abuse.

Mercury square Uranus increases nervous tension because of the unpredictability of the situation. You may receive shocking news or experience something unexpected that forces you to change plans. The normal tempo of life increases and you may have an unsettling feeling of always having to catch up.

There is an increased risk of errors in communication that lead to unexpected consequences. Accidents when travelling or the breakdown of electronic appliances and computers are possible.

Mars trine Neptune is a good sounding aspect that in this situation, can be misused or exacerbate the chaotic nature of Mercury-Pluto square Uranus. This aspect introduces the religious and spiritual side to the battle of ideas, linking it to aggression and war. Now the motivational speakers will have a charismatic charm to more easily motivate people based on religious beliefs.

Although this is not an aggressive energy, it brings a strong spiritual courage and a fighting spirit to defend a cause. This will be especially effective for the underdogs in the battle, who feel they are being persecuted and victimized.

Saturn trine Uranus in the longer term, will bring order out of the chaos which resulted from Uranus square Pluto. But a lot of water has to flow under the bridge until this aspect reaches its first climax on Christmas day 2016.

The great advantage of full moon January 2016 astrology chart compared to January 9 new moon and Mercury retrograde charts is the influence of “The Lucky One”. Remember, Giedi gives “faith in a crisis, yet with a decisiveness that will take the action needed”.
If this full moon directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope.

Previous Moon Phase: New Moon January 2016
Next Moon Phase: New Moon February 2016
Full Moon January 2016 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
23 January – 5:45 pm
23 January – 8:45 pm
24 January – 1:45 am
24 January – 7:15 am
24 January – 12:45 pm

By Jamie Partridge, great horoscope. For more information about Jamie, click here.


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