The Leo Full Moon Gives You All the Reasons to Choose Courage

Go big or go home! On January 25, 2024, the Leo full moon turns the entire world into a talent show. Where could you be more visible? Start your mental preparation now.

The first full moon of 2024, in Leo on Thursday, January 25 (at 12:54 PM EST), could bring an opportunity to put your creative talents on display, or at least be more courageous with your self-expression. It emboldens you to take a walk on the wild side!

The January full moon is also a romantic one, being in heartfelt Leo. This could spark an early Valentine’s Day celebration.

Be discerning, though, about how much you share at once, whether you’re pitching a creative concept or telling your life story to a new friend. The Leo full moon is at odds with outspoken Jupiter and opposite secretive Pluto, so some strategic withholding works in your favor.

If you focus on deeper emotional connections instead of just impressing people or putting on a performance, you’ll have them eating out of your stiletto-manicured hand without much effort.


The Astrology Advantage

Pre-Order THE ASTROLOGY ADVANTAGE and be entered to win a chart reading. Plus: get access to exclusive bonus experiences with The AstroTwins!
Enter to win
All new daily planner format!

The 2024 Horoscope Books are here


🛼 Your ultimate guide to 2024

Plan your 2024 by the planets! Get our 2024 Horoscope book and a daily planner for your zodiac sign.

What To Do At The January Full Moon In Leo

If you have all the toys, how can you share?

The year’s only Leo full moon brings out a collective spirit of courage and leadership. Full moons are literally about fullness. We’ve reached a moment of maximum light. This can help us to see situations clearly, illuminate a path for others, manifest our desires and share our light and love.

These magnanimous moonbeams inspire benevolence. If you’re the kid with all the toys, how can you share them with others?

Beyond the material realm, focus on being a role model.

Where have you triumphed over the odds? Share your story with the world and inspire other people to keep on keeping on. 

What do you want more than anything?

Tune into your heart (the Leo-ruled part of the body) and let it point you in the direction of your dreams. And ask the full moon to help make your desires a reality.

In Love, the Leo Full Moon greenlights soul-bearing (and selfies!)

Should you post those “tastefully risqué” selfies? Submit your work to a juried competition? Bare your soul to your secret crush? The Leo full moon says, “do it

You don’t have to be polished or perfect before you put yourself out there. Nope! This lion-hearted lunar lift rewards courage. Although there’s a performative energy to the day, try to genuinely connect with people instead of just wowing them with your pizazz.

What not to do? Court controversy with wild antics or spark a public feud just to rile people up.

Your Horoscope For The Leo Full Moon

The January 25 Leo full moon occurs during Aquarius season. Your Leo full moon horoscope has all the details about how you can get the most of this fruitful moon. 

Remember, your scope isn’t just for the day of the full moon, but for the two weeks following. You have time to manifest before activating at the following moon (a new moon in Aquarius on February 9.) 

Embrace the energy of the season with one of our many Leo full moon ritual ideas, too!

Jump to

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your love life moves into the express lane on January 25, courtesy of a Leo full moon illuminating your fifth house of amour. Romance heats up over the two weeks that follow these motivating moonbeams. Single Rams could be struck by Cupid’s arrows, opening your eyes to a long-distance lover or someone who breaks your usual “type.” If you’re in an LTR, get ready for a surge of passion. Maybe it’s time to finally deal with a thorny issue and co-create viable solutions. Fame could come calling out of the blue, so get ready for the spotlight. This is a powerful day to speak your truth—no filters! Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Home sweet home? As January 25’s Leo full moon illuminates your domestic fourth house, your living situation could undergo a big and possibly unexpected change. Out of the blue, you may get wind of a real estate deal or make plans to relocate. A situation with roommates or relatives could reach an important turning point. Pent-up feelings can burst into the open and emotions could run high, so beware. Steer clear of passive-aggressive tactics like slamming cupboard doors while cleaning up your housemates’ messes. Have an honest sit-down. A powerful woman could also enter the spotlight. Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Work the power of two, Gemini. (It’s your sign’s specialty!) The year’s only full moon in Leo lands in your third house of kindred spirits on January 25 and could breathe life into a new platonic partnership. Solidifying this dynamic duo will do wonders for advancing your ambitions. Your social life is about to get a whole lot busier over the next two weeks, peak manifesting time for this full moon. Make a point of reconnecting with like-minded contacts, and invest energy in new friendships. Exciting news could arrive today regarding something you’ve been working on as far back as August. Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

With the Leo full moon on January 25—the only one of 2024—lighting up your second house of income, money is the topic du jour! A killer job offer might land in your lap, or you could be pegged for an important promotion. If you’re a Crab ready to resign from your current gig, this lunar light gives you the guts to bid that life-sucking job adieu. Full moons can bring events out of the blue, so don’t be surprised if this happens completely unexpectedly. Read more Cancer horoscopes.

Leo (July 23-August 22) Venus in Capricorn horoscope

Make your grand entrance! The Leo full moon on January 25 lifts the curtain on your last six months of progress. This is the culmination of events sparked by the Leo new moon last August 16. It’s time to step into the spotlight and showcase your talents and skills. Save the humble pie for another day and share your accomplishments with the world. A solo project or big leadership opportunity could get fast-tracked. Buckle up and go on this ride—your reinvention tour begins NOW. Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Let it go, Virgo. The Leo full moon on January 25 waves the white flag in your twelfth house of endings, which could bring a situation to its natural completion. Sure, saying goodbye may tug at your heartstrings, but hanging on won’t bring back what once was. You’re surrounded with support, Virgo. All you have to do is ask. Do you have some lingering forgiveness work to do? Swallow your pride and clean up the relationship. This closure will set you free. Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Team Libra could come out on top on January 25, thanks to the Leo full moon lighting up your eleventh house of collaborations. Pass around the champagne flutes, revel in the moment, and then reflect on your next collective step. Do you see true potential to grow with this group, or would it be better to branch off on your own? Don’t do yourself a disservice by sticking around just because of shared history. The bottom line? Join forces with people who can help expand your world. Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

The executive suite is calling your name, Scorpio. The Leo full moon arrives in your ambitious tenth house on January 25, which can catapult your career into the stratosphere. You’ve had your nose to the grindstone for the past six months, and it’s been laying the groundwork for a professional victory over the next two weeks. Get the manifestation ball rolling by acknowledging what you’ve accomplished since last August 16. If you’ve been dissatisfied with an aspect of your work, this full moon helps you make the necessary changes. No more operating on autopilot! Ask yourself: What skills and knowledge do you need to ascend even higher? Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Say what’s in your heart, Sagittarius—and add plenty of color and spice. The Leo full moon sets your candid ninth house on fire on January 25, compelling you to speak your truth, yes, more than usual. Filter your message to keep it tactful, but don’t dilute your message in the process. This full moon could bring an opportunity to publish your work, give a speech, travel or launch a startup. An international opportunity could come knocking over the next two weeks. Dream without borders, Archer! Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Valentine’s Day comes early for Capricorns, courtesy of January 25’s Leo full moon in your seductive eighth house. Put this erotic energy to good use. If you’re currently in a casual relationship, this full moon could blast its beams on a clear path forward. There’s no room for waffling: Either your pairing becomes exclusive, or you move on to a more satisfying union. Big money—anything from inheritances to royalties—could play a role in your world over the next two weeks. Debt hanging over your head? Take control and work out a settlement. Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

Partnerships pick up the pace for Water Bearers, courtesy of the Leo full moon in your seventh house of relationships on January 25. Single? A budding connection shows great promise and could move swiftly into the serious zone under these moonbeams. If you’re already attached, follow an urge to express your love in a big way. If a relationship has run its course, there’s no sense in dragging your feet anymore. This lunar light will reveal if it’s time to move on—a decision that may have been pending for the past six months. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Roll up your sleeves, Pisces! The Leo full moon in your hardworking sixth house on January 25 gives your efforts a cosmic boost. If you’ve been toiling away toward a goal over the past six months, you could be duly rewarded now. You might be presented with more autonomy on the job or an assignment that establishes you as an indispensable team member. This full moon could bring eye-opening health news—perhaps a wakeup call that it’s time to clean up your diet, get more vitamin D or make regular workouts part of your lifestyle. Read more Pisces horoscopes.

When is the next full moon?

The next full moon is in Virgo on February 24, 2024.

Leo moon dates: When is the moon in Leo next?

• The next new moon in Leo is on August 4, 2024
• The next full moon in Leo is on February 12, 2025!

Read even more about full moons

Full moons mark the halfway point of monthlong lunar cycles. These are harvest times, when we reap the results of the seeds we planted six months earlier under a corresponding new moon. Learn more about full moons in astrology here and about all the 2024 Full Moons here!

Read your daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes at


The Astrology Advantage

Pre-Order THE ASTROLOGY ADVANTAGE and be entered to win a chart reading. Plus: get access to exclusive bonus experiences with The AstroTwins!
Enter to win

The AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.