The Full Moon in Cancer follows a beautiful conjunction of the Moon to Jupiter that aligned around 1 am Eastern on January 15th. Lunar transits are quick and generally not powerful, but the expansion of the Moon by Jupiter just before the Full Moon adds power and majesty to the experience of this Full Moon.
The Moon rules Cancer, and is happiest in that sign where emotions can find their most immediate expression. In the Full Moon the Sun opposes the Moon, and here we see the Capricorn Sun, with its focus on the practical and responsible along with the need to establish structures that create THINGS, in opposition to the Cancerian need to allow emotions and feelings their freedom to create moods and whims and find their own way to Truth. The Cancer/Capricorn polarity reflects divisions between the strength of the inner world of feelings versus the outer world of doing and materiality.
With the Moon in Cancer questions of nurturing come to the forefront and these questions are particularly powerful during this Full Moon with Venus (love and relationships) conjunct Pluto (power and Truth). Venus is retrograde, encouraging us to look back and heal past relationships and strengthen our current ones. Questions that come up now include: How can we take care of others and still care for ourselves? Are we taking care of others just so we ourselves can be nurtured? How can we find balance between the needs of our emotions that rise and fall like the tides, and the harmony that we require in our relationships with others? These are typically Cancerian issues that are magnified right now under the influence of Venus/Pluto.
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