Full Moon in Cancer – January 18th 2022
“Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.” — Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Painting: The Court of Faerie -- Thomas Maybank (1906)
The next Full Moon is taking place tonight on January 18th at 00:48 AM CET, in the most nurturing, sensitive and protective sign of the Zodiac, at 27° of the sign of Cancer. This time, you could potentially do your moon ritual very early in the morning before going to work, if you really want to take advantage of the energy of the Moon at its peak. But no worries, as usual, the energy of a Full Moon lasts in between two and three days, so take your time to create the space and time to enjoy your ritual when you really feel like it!
The sign of the Crab is a cardinal sign, the word cardinal coming from the latin “cardinalis” which means “principal” or “pivotal”. It sets things in motion and pushes us to take action. Being a water sign, Cancer uses our emotions and our heart to guide us into uncharted territory. It is the part of ourselves that our patriarchal society often considers as weak and whiny, but to be honest, the qualities of this cute crustacean are the most needed on the planet at the moment.
A Full Moon in Cancer is always special and powerful, and the first reason for this is simply that the Moon is the ruler of Cancer. The Moon is at home here and its qualities (and flaws) are amplified here.
Cancer is all about emotions, the concepts of home, family, genealogy and History. This is where we remember. Good memories as well as old patterns or transgenerational traumas. The Crab is here to make us feel rather than understand. Here, we swim in a very subjective and emotional environment in which we might feel unsafe and very vulnerable. That’s why Cancerian people can sometimes be cold, distant or even aggressive: they need a thick shell to protect their very sensitive inner world.
This Full Moon is taking place on the Cancer-Capricorn axis and invites us to play on the polarity of the “inner world VS worldly affairs”. Our head might be full of plans for the future, of goals to achieve, we might be seeking success and fame, but the road will be paved with obstacles if we don’t consider the little Crab present in all of us.
During a Full Moon we RELEASE, and in Cancer we release the past conditioning, the old traumas, the emotional blockages that have been hindering us for so long. Allow yourself to let go, to forgive, to cry, to laugh… Just to FEEL, everything. The Moon will be opposing Pluto as it’s in conjunction with the Sun, and you might not have the choice actually. Your emotions might have the weight of a mountain on your shoulders and you probably won’t have the opportunity to ignore them.
Take the chance to transmute, transcend (big trendy words) those emotions. Venus is still retrograde, joined recently by Mercury who’s now going backwards too. We can review our entire system of value, our social interactions, our tastes, our opinions. Everything can be placed on the table and questioned, reformed. Old emotional blockages that chained us for years may be discarded if we honestly and courageously face them.
No one can actually do the work except you. Will you?
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