A beautiful Cancer Full Moon at 22 degrees happens on January 12, 2017 at 3:34 AM PST. The number “22” is a sacred number as it represents “11 + 11”. Also joining the Full Moon in its home sign of Cancer are the Sun in Capricorn, Saturn and Juno in Sagittarius, Jupiterin Libra, and Eris in Aries. This is quite a family reunion! The Full Moon triggers a Cardinal Cross in the skies with Pluto in Capricorn opposite the Full Moon in Cancer crossed by Uranus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra.
With the group assembled it feels like a celebrity get together. The Full Moon in Cancer is definitely the Queen Mother holding court. Meryl Streep reminds me of a Full Moon in Cancer archetype. She’s full of love, grace, wisdom and poetic poise. When she speaks, people quiet down and listen. When she speaks from her heart, she silences a room.
The Moon oversees the maternal, childhood, family, feelings, ancestors, memories, subconscious and birthing feelings into forms into the material reality. The Full Moon in Cancer, it’s home sign, brings in the power and strength of lunar energies to nurture, nourish and infuse the Cardinal Cross with Divine Mother’s Love.
The truth of our feelings is revealed with the Moon at its peak. Your emotional IQ gets a boost with this Wolf’s Moon, the first full moon of the new year representing your natural instincts and your higher primal emotions – i.e. intuition, psychic knowing and your 6th Sense.
Vesta joins the Full Moon at 29 degrees Retrograde. She is the High Priestess, Wise Woman Elder, Mother of devotional service to the Goddess, the Sacred Feminine. At 29 degrees and retrograde she brings with her predetermined destiny and an opportunity to clear unresolved emotional karma. The key is to be emotionally understanding. See all sides, Don’t be quick to judge. Wait, breathe, feel and respond with wisdom, motherly love and tenderness. Find a sacred teacher, someone living or dead who you admire. And ask what would they do? What would they say? How would they behave? And follow their examples accordingly.
We have Uranus and Jupiter in the Aries/Libra axis on Self and Relationships with Freedom and Revolution and Benevolent Joy and expansion. Capricorn and Cancer represent the outward and inward worlds with Pluto transforming old paradigms, authority and rules and Cancer nurturing your inward emotional waters.
The timing of the Full Moon opens the door to Mercury, now direct, reentering Capricorn. So expect lively discourse as Mercury enters in his fullness at 0 degrees. Pluto in Capricorn conjunct the Sun is the deep psychologist (think Freud or Jung) is present to psychoanalyze the family structures that need transforming. Pluto can uncover deep, dark secrets and bring them to the surface. Really old patterns, even ancestral, that are dysfunctional can now be liberated. Uranus loves to liberate and free us from our suffering. In Aries, you have to start with yourself first. Be a fearless warrior of self-revolution. Remember Uranus loves to shock and surprise. So check in with Jupiter who will bring balance to the exponential growth of yourself and your relationships that are stirring into action in each one of of us.
Saturn and Mars are providing support to the main players from sextile energy to add harmony, grace and flow. But the most interesting and delicious energetic to the Cardinal Cross gathering is Venus in Pisces conjunct her higher vibration, Neptune (ruler of Pisces). When Venus flows through Pisces, she is exalted and lovely Venus ascends into her pearl drenched Mermaid self.
Together, Venus and Neptune sing Bob Marley’s cosmic song “ONE LOVE”. Let the beat go on and keep the One Love playing as you unfold your honest truths this week. Serve up delicious meals of unconditional love to yourself and others.