Rising at Sunset, the first Full Moon of the New Year kicks our emotions into overdrive on New Year’s Day: January 1, 2018, at 6:24 PST at 11 Degrees 37″. Not only is this a Super Moon, which is when the Moon is Perigee, (when she is at her closest to Earth), Ms. Luna comes home to Cancer: This is the realm she rules, and where she is the most powerful. The Full Moon illuminates: What is it she is revealing to you? Cancer is a Feminine Water sign, expect her influence to be deeply emotional. Be honest with any emotions that have risen from the depths of your psyche: Insights may penetrate your tough outer skin. Cancer, the crab, goes into its shell when it experiences a sudden unexpected experience. It pulls its energy inward, hiding in the dark watery depths at the bottom of the seafloor, or wherever it may be when a threat occurs. Acknowledge the amazing random feelings that are surfacing, really listen to what they are saying to you. A Cancer Moon can leave you feeling like you’re swimming in the “High Tide of Emotions” bringing out security issues, sensitivities, neediness, and crankiness, but it can also direct you to acknowledge suppressed emotions that float to the surface allowing you to creatively express them. “One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” James Earl Jones
The Sun in Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster. Saturn is home in Capricorn, the sign of his rulership, and yields total dictatorial power here in his natural domain. This is a potent opposition to the Moon because in addition to the Sun, the planet Saturn came home to Capricorn on December 19, 2017, Venus just ingressed into Capricorn on December 24, 2017, and Pluto has resided in Capricorn since 2008. Thus Luna, with her need to give and receive emotional warmth and security is involved in a push-pull power struggle with a formidable planetary array joined in Capricorn: An establishment of focused energy representing the need for structure, organization, and discipline which results in making things happen. Oppositions create conflict, but also awareness. Cancer is concerned with family, home, friends, roots, emotional security. What are you afraid of? What aspect of your life needs a voice? Your revelations will be given a foundation upon which to safely express any psychological realizations. “No river may return to its source, but all rivers must have a beginning.” Native American Proverb
And those revelations can be easily implemented or altered with help from a very powerful Grand Water Trine connecting this Cancer Moon with Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This Full Moon is asking us to open up to her, trust that she will nourish us, and provide the guiding light on our path. Intuition and psychic awareness are heightened: Trust whatever your gut is telling you. Do you need to adjust your sails? Two Points of the Grand Water Trine (Neptune and Mars/Jupiter) sextile the Capricorn Stellium (Sun, Venus, Saturn, Pluto). Whatever revelations have come to you as you navigated the watery realm of this Full Moon, you have what you need to reach your destination. Trust Luna is lighting the way, trust your instincts, and remember that you are steering the boat. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn
Moon Magic ~ How perfect that the Full Moon in Cancer falls on Moon’s day of the week, Monday! The Full Moon arrives at 6:24 p.m. PST. The Moon Hour on Monday closest to the Full Moon is between 7:21 p.m. to 8:33 p.m. PST Plan your Full Moon Ritual during that timeframe, bring white candles, Camphor or Frankincense for incense, and/or Essential Oils of Jasmine, Clary Sage or Lemon Balm.