What Will the Wolf Moon, the First Full Moon of 2021 Mean for You?


Tonight the Wolf moon, the first full moon of 2021, rises in Leo, what will it mean for you? Several top astrologers give today’s forecast; plus, astrology news, horoscopes, and famous birthdays for January 28.

Astrology news and horoscopes for January 28, 2021

The Sun is in the sign of Aquarius. The Moon is full in the sign of Leo.

Current planet positions:

Sun in Aquarius; Moon in Leo; Mercury in Aquarius; Venus in Capricorn; Mars in Taurus; Jupiter in Aquarius; Saturn in Aquarius; Uranus in Taurus; Neptune in Pisces; Pluto in Capricorn; Lilith in Taurus; Chiron in Aries.

The Wolf full moon – first full moon of 2021 rises tonight

The first full moon of the year will rise in the east after sunset on Thursday, January 28. Its Native American name is the “Wolf full moon.”

The Old Farmer’s Almanac explains: “It was traditionally thought that wolves howled due to hunger, but we now know that wolves use howls to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds and gather for hunting.”

Other names for January’s full moon include: “the Freeze Moon, the Frost Exploding Moon and the Cold Moon,” according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Horoscopes for January 28:

Astrologer Aria Gmitter of Your Tango, gives her love forecast, writing: “Venus in Aquarius can open minds to long-distance partnerships or more explorative unions that don’t fit in with what tradition says love is supposed to look like or be. So, don’t be surprised if stoic zodiac signs resist this lustful energy because Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which is about power and the status quo.”

Astrologer Patrick Arundell writes: “Today’s Full Moon in Leo may be a touch theatrical with some drama possible, especially if emotions spill out into the open. A romance could become quite intense over the coming days, or if we have a yearning for the single life we might turn over a new leaf.”

Astrologer Nadia Gilchrist of Ruby Slipper Astrology explores the implications of Venus in Capricorn conjunct Pluto. Gilchrist writes: “Relationships/values/resources/aesthetics unite with power and authenticity (that’s below the surface). This is a new beginning that may expose you to the Shadow side of these issues (fear of loss, obsession, manipulation). The more honest you are about what you want the more you can get out of this aspect”

Born today, January 28: Sun sign of Aquarius

Those born today are born under the Sun sign of Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).

If today is your birthday: Here’s your horoscope!

Astrologer Georgia Nichols writes: “It’s a time of learning and perhaps teaching. Explore any discipline that helps you get a better understanding of who you are. Invest in your future self. This year will set you in a new direction, which could be crucial for your success next year.”

Famous birthdays for January 28

Here is today’s list of Aquarius celebrities who share January 28 as their birthday!

Singer Sarah McLachlan (53), Actor Alan Alda (85), Rapper Rick Ross (44), Actor Elijah Wood (40), Singer Joey Fatone (NSYNC) (44), Actress Ariel Winter (23), Singer Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) (41), Director Frank Darabont (62), Rap artist DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) (53), actress Barbi Benton (71), Rapper Rakim (53), Humorist Mo Rocca (52), Guitarist Dan Spitz (Anthrax) (58).