Full Moon in Cancer January 2023

The Full Moon occurs at 23:07 (UT) on January 6, 2023 at 16CAN21.

The Moon is in her own domain, snuggled in the 4th house of the global chart, opposing the Sun and Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. As we reach the culmination of the lunar cycle, what is uppermost is our need for safety, family, home, a strong foundation, a feeling of being rooted. Feelings rise up, vying with thoughts. There is tension between our inner needs and outer world responsibilities. Maybe it’s just a work-home life-balance that needs to be addressed but something somewhere requires a fix because suffering is palpable. The lights are square to Chiron which points to the need for healing. Maybe old habitual patterns of behaviour or dependency issues are skewing how we see the world. Trines to Neptune and Vesta in Pisces offer a chance to relax, let down the walls and listen to what our intuition is telling us. Maybe too, we need to let go of the past, find a way to accept what was to calm nerves and soothe old pain. Reframe memories. Visualise the adult self holding the hand of the child self. The connection to Uranus tells us that we have an opportunity to liberate ourselves from negative patterns that has limited our potential for success or kept us feeling alone and vulnerable.

The Sabian symbol for this lunation is The Unfoldment Of Multilevel Potentialities Issuing From An Original Germ. Sometimes life does not turn out the way we expect it to, but this is not a reason to dismiss what manifests out of hand. Allow time for your vision to develop. As Mercury and Mars are still retrograde, use this lunation to sit with your feelings. Ask yourself what your gut is saying. Give yourself the support you need to flourish. The more you focus on what truly matters, the greater your feeling of security and belonging.

I recorded a 40mins astro-tarot video reading exploring this lunation over on my Patreon. Click here to join and watch.

Image – Leah Whitehorse [Midjourney AI]