The Full Moon arrives at 22 degrees of Cancer on Thursday, January 12 at 6:33 AM EST.

Full Moons are often accompanied by an entourage of other planetary players who both color and influence the sign the Moon embodies. While the sign the Moon occupies imbues the collective mood with the qualities of that particular sign, other planets involved in formation with the Full Moon will stir up a great deal more than what the sign represents.

 This Full Moon is included within a dynamic and stressful aspect called The Grand Cardinal Square including the Sun, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. Thus, the deep, emotional and quiet sensitivity of Cancer will be ignited by the vitalizing qualities of these planets. In the midst of  Cancer’s quietude, there is an instinctive drive for self-expression, expansion, revolution and transformation. 

At this time, Cancer the Crab is stirring the deep cauldron of emotion wherein lies the magic potion for emotional awakening and the nurturing of our soul.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign ruled by the Moon. Therefore, this moon is right at home within its own rulership. The significant themes of this sign are emotions, tenderness, home, family, children, tradition, mothering, healing, connection and the nurturing of self and others. Cancer’s archetype is The Mother.

The natal Moon speaks to the manner in which we need to be nurtured, as well as the style in which we nurture others. Our distinct emotional needs will surface during this lunation. This fervent emergence could present a few surprises, some of which may even prove to be somewhat shocking.  During this time, the Cancerian emotion is fueled with intensity, power, rebellion and expansion; a recipe for extremism, both personally and collectively. The Full Moon Grand Cardinal Cross offers us potential and opportunity, acting as a catalyst for emotional breakthrough leading to proactive engagement with our inner and outer world.

Wherever Cancer resides in your natal chart is an area of heightened sensitivity, maternal instinct, tenderness and vulnerability. Tremendous feeling accompanies the house in which Cancer occupies. It is here that this Full Moon will fall. This is the territory where the Full Moon will illuminate that which has been hidden from emotional view. The sign that your natal Moon is in will instruct you as to how to nurture and fulfill your deepest needs through this emotionally challenged upcoming three days. For all of its complexity, there is profound opportunity for emotional awakening, healing and greater awareness of how we can nurture ourselves as spiritual beings.

Are you in need of emotional release? How can you express these emotions with both integrity and tenderness? How do you nurture yourself? How do you nurture others? In which areas of your life do you experience a natural maternal instinct? Do you recognize and honor the Divine Feminine? How can you fulfill your own real needs?  Are you mothering yourself? Are you mothering your own soul?

Cancer reminds us of  The Mother, both personal and divine. This may be a time in which you reflect upon your own mother and the ways in which she has become a part of you. Revelations of the maternal lineage may abound providing an empowering perspective accompanied by renewed love and respect for your origins.

We are primed for the eruption of the smoldering lava of our inner volcano.

No matter the appearance, all is love. There is nothing to fear.

Cancer Full Moon Blessings Upon You.


 “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” 
– Helen Keller –
“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” 
 – Elizabeth Gilbert –
“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”
Anne Frank