January 7, 2023: FULL MOON in Cancer

The brightest night of the month is here once more! Full Moons bring energies of completion and culmination, and oftentimes, flashes of emotional insights that were previously overlooked. Emotions are heightened, and feelings may run amok once more with this particular lunation, so fasten your emotional seatbelts!

This month’s FULL MOON happens in 16°301′ of the Cardinal Water sign, CANCER, the sign of the womb.

CANCER (The Crab)

CANCER (the Crab)

No other sign in the zodiac requires emotional security as much as Cancer, the sign that represents our need to nurture and be nurtured. Archetypically, Cancer is associated with the energy of the mother – gentle and tender, but fiercely protective.

Being a water sign, the energy of Cancer is often described as emotive, intuitive, and deeply connected to the past. In the kingdom of Cancer, a home is not just a house, but an armour that ensures emotional security. Family is not just people that share your blood, but a bond passed on from a historical lineage, where year after year, ancestor after ancestor, life found a way to eventually arrive to the perfect conditions that lead to the completion of the puzzle that is you, formed by thousands of pieces represented by those who have come before you, from years and years of divine continuity. Ensuring that that line succeeds is not just a privilege, but a mission… and to preserve it, a sacred responsibility.

Expectations for emotional connection can plague the cancerian psyche, as it fights for things that matter deeply for the survival of humanity: family, home, nurturance, love. Apathy is very difficult to deal with, and sometimes, walls that guard against apathy can register every emotion as a suspect, whether it is warranted, or not!

The first Full Moon of the year brings with it emotional energy that may be overwhelming. With Mars in Gemini (words) and Mercury (communication) both still retrograde, callous words have tendencies to fly around like aimless bombs that wreak havoc on our field of emotions. Ruled by the Moon, lunations are never as potent as they are in the Cancerian realm, and with the Full Moon happening in Luna’s home sign, feelings tend to be supercharged.

With this full Moon also opposite a retrograde Mercury, the mind takes a backseat as our hearts take charge over our words. Ignorance and unintentional dismissiveness can register as cruelty, Honesty can feel like defensiveness, and tears can feel like accusations and arrows of blame. One thing to remember: broken hearts shoot the sharpest arrows.

What area of your life will be tested by this FULL MOON in CANCER? 

Check your rising sign below, to find out!

ARIES RISING: Family, home, parents especially the father, ancestry and roots, family history, properties, residential areas, land, inner base of operations, private life

TAURUS RISING: Siblings, cousins, extended relatives, automobiles, local transportation, out of town trips, neighbors, webinars, short term courses, accreditations, your immediate environment

GEMINI RISING: Money, finances, income, cashflow, savings, personal resources, possessions, self-worth, financial security,

CANCER RISING: SELF and self-presentation! Changes and improvements in physique, new personal goals, confidence, authentic self-expression, your physical body

LEO RISING: Rest and contemplation, spirituality, letting go, planning a new frontier, solitude and peace of mind, secrets, hidden information and hidden situations, far away/foreign lands, endings, and tying up loose ends

VIRGO RISING: Social networks, friendships, peers, community, groups and organizations, advocacies, social reform, politics, future plans, hopes and wishes, accumulations, and gains

LIBRA RISING: Career, improvement of profession, reputation and recognition, public achievement, public life, ambitions, parents especially the mother, public status, general life direction

SCORPIO RISING: Travel abroad, foreigners, going back to school, the pursuit of higher education, the higher mind, religion and churches, publishing, teaching, philosophy, mentors, and belief systems

SAGITTARIUS RISING:Joint ventures, business partnerships, joint accounts, shared resources, investments, inheritance, mutual funds, stock market, merging of assets, reminders of mortality, deep change

CAPRICORN RISING:  Partnerships, committed relationships, marriages, marriage proposals, legal matters, lawsuits or filing of cases, client relationships, one-on-one interactions, long term partners, contracts

AQUARIUS RISING: Daily schedule, routines, health and the connection between mind and body, volunteering, service, practicing a craft, perfecting a technique, workplace and relationship with co-workers, everyday errands, Pets

PISCES RISING: Romance, love life, fertility and children, creativity, performance and creative entrepreneurship, sports, hobbies, crafts, artistic pursuits, fun, pleasure, games, speculations


Good luck everyone! For more information on this months transits, click here! ❤

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