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artist: Susan Polston
Monday, Jan 17 @ 3.48 pm PDT
The first full moon of 2022! The January full moon is called the Wolf Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight, and set at sunrise in all time zones.
Moon and sun hover in opposition between Cancer and Capricorn. These archetypes are all about putting down roots and getting settled in life. They gravitate toward relationships and environments which promise longevity and security (Capricorn) as well as the space and emotional safety required for true vulnerability and acceptance (Cancer). This full moon brings greater intimacy and understanding to our closest relationships. It’s a great time to spend with family.
Luna is right at home in Cancer, the constellation she rules. The crab and the moon are associated with femininity, matrilineal lines, family, and homeland. This full moon is about what makes us feel at home. It’s about (self) love and commitment (to self).
Capricorn Season is designed to help us cultivate discipline, focus, and clarity. Cancer can learn a lot from this. The Cancer-Capricorn polarity unites the heart and the logical, planning brain. The Winter Solstice gives the crab pause. Now we turn inward to balance this axis. Too much Capricorn makes us anxious about the future and our perceived performance in the theater of society; too much Cancer makes us complain or cling to home and comfort. Focus on release, letting go, letting in love. This full moon calls on flexibility in the heart and mind. Only a calm, peaceful heart may proceed.
On this full moon last year, my lovely cousin showed up and stayed with us for a few cozy winter nights. We stayed up late talking about family and relationships and vulnerability. Unfortunately this full moon will oppose Pluto in Capricorn. Watch for mood swings and volatility. Something deep is coming to the surface. Prepare for catharsis and emotional processing. Cancer’s affirmation is “I feel”!
heart ~ family ~ home ~ emotion ~ connection ~ vulnerability ~ illumination
Psychic and physical energy increase significantly at every full moon. This is felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. Focus on the heart chakra in meditation. Soothe your ocean heart with Cancer Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.