It’s the first Full Moon of 2024, and it falls in the heart-expanding sign of Leo.
The first Full Moon of the year holds a special spot in the cosmic skies. It is our opportunity to reset, purge, and cleanse the energies of the year gone by. It is our opportunity to create space for the future we wish to create.
12 months rest before us, all with their own unknown energies and experiences, but it is at this first Full Moon of the year that we can create, imagine, and dream up what is in store for us.
Having the Full Moon in Leo seems like the perfect invitation for us to dream big, focus on our passions, and work from the heart. It offers a fun-loving, warming vibration that we can use to infuse our lives with joy and playfulness.
Creating Joy Under the January Full Moon
Joy is something we all want more of in our lives, and this Full Moon invites you to not only connect with your joy, but to start clearing and doing away with all that blocks you from receiving joy in your life.
Joy is something we have to create for ourselves, so how can you use the energy of this Full Moon to create more of it? Often, creating more joy requires us to do away with things, rather than introduce anything new.
We may have to do away with something important like an outdated job or relationship, but chances are, for most of us, we will be doing away with attitudes and beliefs that are preventing us from recognizing the joy that is already present.
Leo tends to be grand, glittery, and dramatic, and this may have you searching for joy in material things, or fleeting things that only come around once a year. But on its deepest of levels, Leo energy reminds us that the purest joy and pleasure comes from simplicity.
It is the simple joys that we can find in each and every day that truly add up and make the difference. Even if they are short-lived, even if these joys are only present for a moment, they can do wonders for our spirit and soul.
This Full Moon invites you to create more joy in your life by turning to the simple things, and by focusing on gratitude in the smaller, precious moments that find us throughout the day.
Let your Inner Flame Shine as Bright as the Moon
We can also channel the energy of this Full Moon to expand our heart energy and to connect with our desires and passions. If you have forgotten some of your passions or have not made time for them, this Full Moon is your reminder to ignite the flame.
How can you make time for all that you feel passionate about? And if you are reading this and don’t really feel you have a passion, perhaps it is time to connect with one!
Start by thinking about all that you love to do. Begin writing down a list and aim to come up with at least 50 things. The more you write and challenge yourself to think of things, the more you will surprise yourself!
Often, when people do this exercise, they are surprised as to what hidden passions are lurking down at the end of the list. Sometimes, we have to dig deep to unearth them!
Inner Child Healing under the Leo Full Moon
Connecting with our inner child is also a good way to use the energy of this Full Moon. If you have been working on inner-child healing, you may find yourself making greater progress under this Full Moon.
Often, we carry around triggers and subconscious belief systems that we inherit from our childhood and parents that no longer serve or have a place in our current reality. Unless we become aware of them, they can rule over our lives and relationships, making us destined to repeat karmic family patterns.
Inner-child work can be heavy and something you may wish to do under the direction of a therapist or support network, but if you feel called to journal or reflect on your childhood experiences, this Full Moon will be lending its support.
If issues arise for you under this Full Moon, you may also wish to think about your childhood and family programming, and how that may be influencing the situation and your feelings.
As always, Full Moons have a way of bringing our feelings to a climax point. A Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle and, therefore, can mirror the peak of a situation in our own lives.
If something comes to a head, know that all is being illuminated so you can make the best and most informed decision moving forward.
While there are beautiful, heart-warming, and expanding energies under the January Full Moon, it does contain strong, concentrated energy that may have us feeling overwhelmed or a little scattered.
If that happens, be sure to ground your energy and come back to the heart. Focusing on simplicity is also a good way to navigate some of the dramatic Leo energies.
A channeled message for the January 2024 Leo Full Moon-
“How can I focus the direction and purpose of my life towards my inner flame? So often, we are looking outside of ourselves for guidance and answers, but if we connect with our inner flame and allow it to glow, it will always light the path in front of us. Sometimes, the light may be dim and harder to see, but if that is the case, we are simply calibrating to a new chapter. Sometimes, the light will blind us, making us feel almost forced in a particular direction, but that’s ok too, for that is just our soul path playing out before us. Most of the time, the light is a medium glow that we have to pay attention to. So, under this Full Moon, pay attention to the way your light wishes to lead you. To do this, you have to find where that light lives in you. You have to find where and how it glows. Then, it will always guide you. Try this: place your hand on your heart, or belly, or head, or shoulder, or feet, or ears, or any other body part (use your intuition), and then say hello to your inner light. Keep saying hello till your inner light makes itself known. Then get to walking.”