On New Year’s Day at 7:24pm we will see a spectacular Super Full Moon lighting up the night sky. At 11 degrees, 37 minutes of Cancer, this Moon is in its natural sign and calls up the Feminine, The Mother and the Healer who births life, provides restorative nurturing and the safety and comfort of home and hearth.
This Full Moon is also a Super Moon due to its closeness to the Earth, which is why it looms larger and feels more potent. This closeness creates a stronger gravitational and electromagnetic pull that affects not only the tides and the tectonic plates of the Earth, but humans as well. And being in the sign of Cancer, emotions run deep and intuitive, empathetic and extra sensitive; which can increases the potential for moodiness and easily hurt feelings.
When the Moon is Full the Sun is always in opposition, by degree, sign and house. This creates a tension laced awareness of the different vibrations and needs of these two luminaries. The Sun in Capricorn is career and goal oriented, while Cancer is deeply invested in personal safety, home and family. Integration and finding balance between these two energies is the key to unlocking the potential of the opposition.
Tender hearted, creative and at times shy, this Full Moon in Cancer beckons us to open to life. To feel and fully acknowledge what is needed to be happy and to receive the richness of human experience. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and share your heart’s desire with trusted souls in your life. Speak and listen with your heart and welcome support as well as provide it when needed. In that kind of intimacy healing can be found; within ourselves and with another.
Adding to the astrological flow is Mars and Neptune creating a supportive water trine with the Moon. Mars in Scorpio brings intense Warrior energy, activating passion, drive and focus. Neptune in Pisces filters in messages of inspiration and compassion from the Divine, gently guiding the extra potent Cancer Moon to reach beyond the safety of knowing and developing trust in life. The key to claiming the gift of a trine aspect, is to be aware of opportunities that are available during that time.
And one more important note. On January 2nd, transiting Uranus in Aries, which has been retrograde for the past 5 months, will station direct. This charged astrological influence will provide direction and movement for the heartfelt desires realized during this Full Moon as well as re-activating the ongoing process of individuation we have all been experiencing to some degree since late 2011. While transiting Uranus has been retrograde, it has given us another period of reflection on what is truly authentic for us at this time, as well as further understand the fears that hold us back. Think about this as you engage with your heart and this powerful Super Full Moon that will bring emotions to the surface.
The beginning of a New Year creates a natural milestone. The end of one year and a new one begins. Metaphorically, we have the ability to hit reset. I think that we as humans need a sense of new beginnings and having another chance to make changes that can improve our lives. To reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve learned and what we’ve accomplished, as we set our sights on new growth and forward movement in the next year. It feeds faith in life. New possibilities and the belief that there is something more within us to bring out into the world.
My hope is that this Super Full Moon in Cancer on the first day of 2018 calls you home to your heart, recognizing and embracing what you need to be happy. And that as this New Year unfolds, your deepest desires manifest, bringing you fulfilment, strength, joy, and love.
If you are interested in knowing where this Super Full Moon in Cancer occurs in your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.
May you all have a very Happy New Year!! Let’s make it a Great One!!
Be Well ~ Be Love