As we approach the Cancer Full Moon on January 12th, a harmonious Mars cycle helps to energize us and shake off inertia. We are inspired now for transformation and are likely to feel more alive and aware which will help us to find greater balance during this lunar time where much goes on beyond the superficial level of daily consciousness.
Full Moons always include some tension since the Sun in Capricorn with its focus on practicality and the ends justifying the means, is exactly opposite the Moon in Cancer, inspiring emotional sensitivity and connection to tribe, pulling us in both directions and requiring us to find a way to integrate the opposite signs. Cancer is the Moon’s own sign which intensifies this lunar quality of shifting moods and instinctive reaction.
Creating even greater tension is an exact Grand Cross with Jupiter and Uranus as well as the Sun and Moon. Grand Crosses carry a tremendous amount of power in the tension that they bring to bear. They aren’t always comfortable, but this will be a powerful Full Moon that is full of magic. Any hidden restlessness or longing for freedom will erupt under this Full Moon which demands that we find balance between the emotional pull of our inner world (Cancer) and our need to find stability in the outer world (Capricorn).
This Full Moon asks us to open up our hearts to love and magic while keeping our feet firmly planted in the structural reality of the world around us, and to prioritize stability while exploring the nether regions of the psyche without becoming lost in either dimension.
The effect of a Full Moon lasts for about three days, and then we have a couple of stressful Mars aspects from the 16th-20th that could bring up an old wound which we have been trying to ignore and put the brakes on our plans. These few days may be a bit frustrating and it will be important not to become discouraged. Wait for clarity to come – it will!